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17.08.060 Definitions “D.”
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Demolition. For the purposes of this title, “demolition” involves the whole or substantial removal of a structure or part thereof as determined by the Building Official and Planning Director. The City shall generally consider a structure to have been demolished if at least one-half of its exterior walls have been removed.

Developer” shall mean a person, firm, corporation, partnership, or agency who proposes to divide, subdivide, or construct improvements on, real property for oneself or for others.

Development agreement” means an agreement that is between the City and any person having a legal or equitable interest in real property for the development of the property and that conforms to the requirements of the SMC and Government Code Sections 65864 through 65869.5.

District” means a portion of the City within which certain uses of land and buildings are permitted or prohibited and within which certain yards and other open spaces are required and certain height limits are established for buildings, as set forth and specified in this code. The application of a district to a parcel may be referred to as “zoning” and references to the application of a district to a parcel may be referred to as “zoned.”

District, base” means the primary district applied to a parcel or portion thereof.

District, combining” means a district whose regulations supplement or supersede one or more of the regulations of the base zoning district.

Downtown” means the area shown in Figure 17.08-1.

Drive-through use” means an establishment that sells products or provides services to occupants in vehicles, including drive-in or drive-up windows and drive-through services whether with an attendant or employee or by automation. This includes nonrestaurant drive-through uses, as well as restaurant drive-through uses. A drive-through business that serves a use not related to a restaurant, fast-food restaurant or formula fast-food restaurant includes the operation of a drive-through service at a bank or financial institution, food sales, personal services, and retail sales (e.g., department store, pharmacy). Drive-through restaurants include drive-through businesses that operate in conjunction with a restaurant, fast-food restaurant or formula fast-food restaurant. Drive-through uses are prohibited, except for specified existing uses. This definition does not encompass automotive service stations, oil change businesses, car washes, or similar uses as determined by the Planning Commission.

Dwelling” or “dwelling unit” means a room or group of internally connected, habitable rooms that have sleeping, cooking, and sanitation facilities, but not more than one kitchen occupied by or intended for one household on a long-term basis. A “dwelling” is the same as an independent housekeeping unit.

Dwelling, accessory” (same as “accessory dwelling unit” or “second unit”) means a residential dwelling unit which provides complete independent living facilities and includes permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation on the same parcel as another dwelling is situated. Accessory dwelling units may be constructed within, be attached to, or be detached from the principal dwelling unit. An accessory dwelling unit shall not be considered an accessory structure or building.

Dwelling groups” means a group of two or more detached or semi-attached, one-family, two-family, or multifamily dwellings occupying a parcel of land, in one ownership and having any yard or court in common.

Dwelling, multifamily” means a building or portion thereof, which is designed, built, rented, leased, let, or hired out to be occupied, or which is occupied as the same residence of two or more families living independently of each other and doing their own cooking in such building.

Dwelling, permanent” means a room or group of internally connected rooms that have sleeping, cooking, and sanitation facilities, but not more than one kitchen, which constitutes an independent housekeeping unit, occupied by or intended for one or more permanent residents on a long-term basis (30 days or more), and is constructed on a permanent foundation, with permanent utility connections.

Dwelling, single-family” means a detached or attached building designed for, or used exclusively for, residence purposes by one household, which includes facilities for sleeping, cooking, living, and sanitation. All single-family dwellings shall meet the following minimum standards:

1. Housing shall be built to applicable standards:

a. Manufactured homes and mobile homes shall meet the requirements of the Health and Safety Code (Sections 18000, et seq.), including compliance with the National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974.

b. Factory built housing shall meet the California Building Standards Code, California Health and Safety Code (Sections 19960, et seq.), and California Code of Regulations Title 25 requirements.

c. All other housing shall meet the requirements of the California Code of Regulations Title 24.

2. All units shall be attached to a permanent foundation.

Dwelling, temporary” means a detached structure that is designed or used for residence purposes by one household, may be moved under its own power, towed, or on a trailer, is not attached to a permanent foundation, and is not occupied on a permanent basis. Temporary dwellings are limited to the following:

1. Recreational vehicles as defined by Health and Safety Code Section 18010 and that meet the requirements of Health and Safety Code Sections 18000 et seq.

2. Park trailers as defined by Health and Safety Code Section 18009.3 and that meet the requirements of Health and Safety Code Sections 18000 et seq.

Dwelling, two-family” means a building containing not more than two kitchens and that is designed and/or used to house not more than two families, living independently of each other.

Dwelling Unit, Principal. A “principal dwelling unit” or “principal unit” is an existing or proposed single-family home, duplex, triplex, apartment house, or condominium. A principal dwelling unit must be located on the same parcel as a proposed accessory dwelling unit. (Ord. 1111, 2018)

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