§ 17.16.050  ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS FOR THE WEST HUNTINGTON DRIVE CORRIDOR.
   (A)   Purpose.  The provisions in this section are intended to provide development policies and standards for properties located within West Huntington Drive Corridor that have the Retail Corridor Commercial (RCC) and the Retail Corridor Mixed Use (RCM) zoning designation.
   (B)   Applicable regulations. The following provisions are intended to supplement the development standards outlined in this chapter.
      (1)   Retail Corridor Commercial (RCC) Zone. The provisions of this section shall apply to parcels that are zoned with the Retail Corridor Commercial zoning designation.
         (a)   Development density. The maximum intensity of development with surface parking is a floor-area ratio (FAR) of 2.0.  New developments are encouraged to provide parking away from the street frontage (i.e., structured, subterranean, behind street-facing retail stores). Retail Corridor Commercial land use classification provides a floor area ratio (FAR) bonus for the removal of surface parking lots and relocation to a subterranean parking structure. The maximum intensity of development with subterranean and/or structured parking is a floor-area ratio (FAR) of 3.0.
         (b)   Building height. Where adjacent to single-family residential development, building and site design must be sensitive to these neighborhoods, avoiding multi-story buildings and appropriately locating loading docks and other service areas away from these areas.
         (c)   Building setbacks. Buildings shall be setback ten feet from the front property line to provide landscaping and hardscape entrances. The ten-foot setback can be reduced to less than ten feet subject to approval by the Development Review Committee.
         (d)   Building orientation and use. Developments must incorporate ground-level retail uses along Huntington Drive and pedestrian connections throughout. Buildings shall be built facing Huntington Drive.
      (2)   Retail Corridor Mixed Use (RCM) Commercial Zone. The provisions of this section shall apply to parcels that are zoned with the Retail Corridor Mixed Use zoning designation.
         (a)   Development density. The maximum intensity of development with surface parking is a floor-area ratio (FAR) of 2.0.  New developments are encouraged to provide parking away from the street frontage (i.e., structured, subterranean, behind street-facing retail stores). Retail Corridor Commercial land use classification provides a floor-area ratio (FAR) bonus for the removal of surface parking lots and relocation to a subterranean parking structure. The maximum intensity of development with subterranean and/or structured parking is a floor-area ratio (FAR) of 3.0.  This designation also permits residential developments at a maximum density of 54 dwelling units to the acre.
         (b)   Building orientation and use. The scale and character of new development is intended to support and reinforce the image of West Huntington Drive as a retail corridor. Buildings shall be at least two stories, oriented to streets and pedestrians with subterranean and/or structured parking lots. Developments should emphasize ground-level retail uses along Huntington Drive and pedestrian connections throughout.  Buildings shall be built to face on Huntington Drive. Residential uses are not permitted along the parcels fronting Huntington Drive.
   (C)   Nonconforming uses.  Existing structures containing uses that become nonconforming upon the adoption of these regulations may be expanded subject to the approval of a conditional use permit if the Commission can determine that the proposal is consistent with the goals and objectives outlines in the West Huntington Drive Corridor Land Use Plan contained in the City of Monrovia General Plan Land Use Element, approved by the City Council on January 15, 2007 (Resolution No. 2008-01), and on file in the Office of the City Clerk.
(Ord. 2008-02 § 10, 2008)