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Except as provided in section 16-469, ("Fire Safety Exception to Setback Requirements for Accessory Dwelling Units"), a type 5 junior accessory dwelling units shall meet or exceed all of the following standards:
(A) Zoning compliance - Except as otherwise provided herein, the primary dwelling unit and the junior accessory dwelling unit shall meet current applicable requirements for the zone in which the primary dwelling unit and the junior accessory dwelling unit are located. The junior accessory dwelling unit shall not be considered when calculating the maximum number of dwelling units permitted by the underlying zone designation.
(B) Residentially zoned - Junior accessory dwelling units are allowed in the following zones: R-1, R-1-PD, R-1-7-PD, R-10-PD, R-1-8-PD ("Single-Family"), R-2, R-2-PD ("multiple- family"); R-3, R-3-PD ("Medium Density Residential"); and R-4 ("Medium-High Residential Density").
(C) Commercial and mixed use zoned - Accessory dwelling units are allowed in the following zones if the lot is developed with only one legal primary dwelling unit C-1 ("Neighborhood Shopping Center"), C-2 ("General Commercial"); or DT-E ("Downtown Edge").
(D) Single-family dwelling - There must be an existing legal or proposed primary single- family dwelling on the lot.
(E) Minimum gross floor area - 70 square feet for one person, 220 square feet for two persons consistent with Cal. Health & Safety Code Section 17958.1.
(F) Maximum gross floor area - Permissible floor area shall not be more than 500 gross square feet.
(G) Conversion of habitable space and/or converted attached garage - The junior accessory dwelling unit shall consist only of primary dwelling unit habitable area, such as a bedroom, and/or conversion of all or a portion of an attached garage so that the junior accessory dwelling unit is fully within the existing footprint of the primary dwelling unit and its attached garage, except that an ingress/egress addition not to exceed 150 square feet may be attached to the type 5 junior accessory dwelling unit. The ingress/egress addition must comply with a minimum four-foot side and rear yard setback.
(H) Kitchenette - Minimum requirements are a hot and cold water sink, 4.5-cubic-foot refrigerator, two ground fault circuit interrupter outlets, 8 square feet of counter space, and 5 linear feet of cabinet space.
(I) Bathroom or bathroom access - Full bathroom or continuous access to a full bathroom via a common door to the primary unit that includes sink, toilet, and bathing facility. Bathroom access that requires crossing through an outdoor area is not allowed. A bathroom with a shower-only facility instead of a bathtub complies. Before a certificate of occupancy is issued for the junior accessory dwelling unit, an agreement affecting real property shall be recorded against the property that imposes specific restrictions on the property including bathroom access for the benefit of the junior accessory dwelling unit. The language of the agreement affecting real property shall be approved by the City of Oxnard prior to its recordation.
(J) Outside entrance - The junior accessory dwelling unit shall have one entrance separate from the entrance to the primary dwelling unit. The outside entrance to the junior accessory dwelling unit shall not be visible from the front yard of the primary dwelling unit unless the primary dwelling unit and junior accessory dwelling unit entrances are designed in a manner that maintains the appearance of a single-family dwelling. An entrance leading to a foyer with entrances leading from the foyer to the primary dwelling unit and the junior accessory dwelling unit is allowed. A junior accessory dwelling unit shall have one primary entrance similar in design to that of the primary dwelling unit. Secondary exterior access including sliding doors, french doors, and the like, may be provided in accordance with applicable development standards.
(Ord. No. 2984)