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A. Location. Junior accessory dwelling units may be allowed only on parcels zoned for single­family residential use with an existing single-family dwelling unit on the parcel; or, as part of a proposed single-family residential use when it is within the proposed space of a single-family dwelling.

B. Limitation. In no case shall more than one accessory dwelling unit and one junior accessory dwelling unit be placed on the same lot or parcel.

C. Occupancy. Owner-occupancy is required in the single-family dwelling unit in which the junior accessory dwelling unit will be permitted. The owner may reside in either the remaining portion of the single-family dwelling unit or the newly created junior accessory dwelling unit. Owner-occupancy shall not be required if the owner is a governmental agency, land trust, or housing organization.

D. Existing Structure/Bedroom. A junior accessory dwelling unit shall be located within the walls of an existing or proposed single-family residence.

E. Entrance. A junior accessory dwelling unit shall include its own discrete entrance, separate from the main entrance to the structure. A permitted junior accessory dwelling unit may include an interior entry to the main living area, and may include a second interior doorway for sound attenuation.

F. Kitchen. The junior accessory dwelling unit shall include an efficiency kitchen, which shall include all of the following: sink, food preparation counter, refrigerator, and storage cabinets that are of reasonable size in relation to the size of the junior accessory dwelling unit.

G. Parking. Junior accessory dwelling units have no parking requirement.

H. Deed Restriction. The junior accessory dwelling unit shall not be offered for sale apart from the principal unit. A deed restriction, which shall run with the land, shall be filed with the City and shall include both of the following:

1. A prohibition on the sale of the junior accessory dwelling unit separate from the sale of the single-family residence, including a statement that the deed restriction may be enforced against future purchasers; and

2. A restriction on the size and attributes of the junior accessory dwelling unit that conforms with this section.

I. Timing. A permit shall be issued within 60 days of submission of an application for a junior accessory dwelling unit that meets the criteria in this section and is part of an existing single-family dwelling.

J. For the purposes of any fire or life protection ordinance or regulation, a junior accessory dwelling unit shall not be considered a separate or new dwelling unit.

K. For the purposes of providing service for water, sewer, or power, including a connection fee, a junior accessory dwelling unit shall not be considered a separate or new dwelling unit.

L. A junior accessory dwelling unit created under this chapter shall be maintained with the provisions of this chapter and shall not be destroyed or otherwise converted to any other use (including reverting to a portion of the primary residence) except with approval of the Planning Director. In considering such requests, the Planning Director shall consider the length of time such permit has been in force, the conditions of approval, the exceptions granted for the permit, and the impact on the City’s affordable housing supply. As a condition of termination, the Planning Director shall require the owner to make modifications to the property to: (1) comply with current building code requirements and (2) comply with current development standards in effect at the time of the request to terminate the use of the ADU. (Ord. 1129 Exh. A § 6, 2019; Ord. 1111, 2018)