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(a) Applicability of District
The single-story height combining district may be combined with the R-1 single family residence district or with any R-1 subdistrict. Where so combined, the regulations established by this section shall apply in lieu of the comparable provisions established by Section 18.12.040. All applicable provisions of that section shall otherwise govern development in the combining district.
(b) Site Development Regulations
For sites within the single-story height combining district, the following site development regulations shall apply in lieu of the otherwise applicable site development regulations of Section 18.12.040:
(1) The maximum height shall be 17 feet, as measured to the peak of the roof; provided, in a special flood hazard area as defined in Chapter 16.52, the maximum height is increased by one-half of the increase in elevation required to reach base flood elevation, up to a maximum building height of 20 feet.
(2) There shall be a limit of one habitable floor. Habitable floors include lofts, mezzanines and similar areas but exclude basements and exclude attics that have no stairway or built-in access. Lofts and mezzanines include any space above the first floor in excess of five feet (5') from the floor to the roof above.
(c) Application for a Single Story (S) Combining District
(1) Application to create or remove a single-story overlay district may be made by an owner of record of property located in the single-story overlay district to be created or removed.
(2) Application shall be made to the director on a form prescribed by the director, and shall contain all of the following:
(A) A written statement setting forth the reasons for the application and all facts relied upon by the applicant in support thereof.
(B) A map of the district to be created or removed that includes the address location of those owners whose properties are subject to the zoning request. Boundaries shall correspond with certain natural or man-made features (including, but not limited to, roadways, waterways, tract boundaries and similar features) to define an identifiable neighborhood or development. For creation of a single-story overlay district, the area shall be of a prevailing single story character, such that a minimum of 80% of existing homes within the boundaries are single story.
(C) For creating a single-story overlay district, a list of signatures evidencing support by: (i) 70% of included properties; or (ii) 60% of included properties where all included properties are subject to recorded deed restrictions intended to limit building height to a single story, whether or not such restrictions have been enforced. For the removal of a single-story overlay district, a list of signatures evidencing support by 70% of included properties, whether or not deed restrictions intended to limit the building height to single story apply. "Included properties" means all those properties inside the boundaries of the district proposed to be created or removed. The written statement or statements accompanying the signatures must state that the signer is indicating support for a zone map amendment that affects his or her property. One signature is permitted for each included property, and a signature evidencing support of an included property must be by an owner of record of that property.
(D) Such additional information as the director may deem pertinent and essential to the application.
(3) An application for creation or removal of a single-story (S) overlay district made in accordance with this subsection (c) shall be processed in accordance with Chapter 18.98.
(Ord. 5373 § 9 (part), 2016; Ord. 4869 § 14 (Exh. A [part]), 2005)