18.06.100   RECREATIONAL-LEISURE AND STORAGE AREAS.
   .010   Recreational-Leisure Areas.  Recreational-leisure areas for multiple-family residential zones shall be provided as set forth in this section.  The size of the areas is shown in Table 6-I.
 
Table 6-I
MINIMUM
SIZE OF RECREATIONAL-LEISURE AREAS:
MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONES
Zone
Minimum Area
RM-1
350 square feet for each dwelling unit; amounts may be modified pursuant to § 18.06.160
RM-2
1,000 square feet for each dwelling unit
RM-3
350 square feet for each dwelling unit
RM-3.5
275 square feet for each dwelling unit
RM-4
200 square feet for each dwelling unit
 
   .020   The recreational-leisure areas required by Table 6-I may be provided by private areas, common areas, or a combination of both.
      .0201   Private Recreational-Leisure Areas.  For all multiple-family residential zones other than the "RM-4" Zone, any private patios for ground floor units shall be not less than two hundred (200) square feet in area, with a minimum dimension of ten (10) feet.  In the "RM-4" Zone, any private patios for ground floor units shall be not less than one hundred (100) square feet in area, with a minimum dimension of eight (8) feet.  In all multiple-family residential zones, private balconies for dwelling units located entirely above the ground floor shall be not less than seventy (70) square feet in area, with a minimum dimension of seven (7) feet. Balcony rails shall be fifty percent (50%) finished with a permanent building material that matches or is otherwise compatible with the building.
      .0202   Common Recreational-Leisure Areas.  All common recreational-leisure areas shall be conveniently located and readily accessible from all dwelling units located on the building site and shall be integrated with, and contiguous to, other common areas on the building site. The common recreational-leisure area may be composed of active or passive facilities, and may incorporate any required setback areas other than street setback areas and required landscape setbacks, but shall not include or incorporate any driveways or parking areas, trash pickup or storage areas or utility areas. The common recreational-leisure area shall have a minimum dimension of ten (10) feet.
      .0203   Improvement of Common Recreational-Leisure Areas.  All common recreational-leisure areas shall be landscaped with lawn, trees, shrubs or other plants, as set forth in Chapter 18.46 (Landscaping and Screening), with the exception of reasonably required pedestrian walkways and paved recreational facilities, such as swimming pools and decks and court game facilities. Fountains, ponds, waterscape, sculpture, planters, benches and decorative screen-type walls installed incidentally to the primary plants in the landscaping shall be permitted and encouraged. All required common recreational-leisure areas and other required open space areas shall be developed and professionally maintained in accordance with approved landscape and irrigation plans.
   .030   Storage Areas.  General storage cabinets with a minimum size of one hundred (100) cubic feet capacity shall be required for each dwelling unit, and may be provided adjacent to private recreational-leisure areas or located in close proximity to the unit. 
(Ord. 5920  1 (part); June 8, 2004: Ord. 6317 § 2; March 3, 2015:  Ord. 6436 § 10; April 24, 2018.)