18.28.040   Land Uses
   Table 1 shows the permitted (P) and conditionally permitted (CUP) land uses for the Special Purpose Districts.
Table 1
Land Uses
PF
OS
AC
Subject to Regulations in Chapter:
PF
OS
AC
Subject to Regulations in Chapter:
ACCESSORY AND SUPPORT USES
Accessory facilities and accessory uses
P
Chs. 18.40 and 18.42
Eating and drinking services in conjunction with a permitted use
CUP(1)
Retail services as an accessory use to the administrative offices of a non-profit organization, provided that such retail services do not exceed 25% of the gross floor area of the combined administrative office services and retail service uses
CUP(1)
Retail services in conjunction with a permitted use
CUP(1)
Sale of agricultural products produced on the premises; provided, that no permanent commercial structure for the sale or processing of agricultural products shall be permitted.
P
Accessory dwelling units, subject to regulations in Section 18.42.040
P(2)
18.42.040
Junior accessory dwelling unit
P(2)
18.42.040
Safe Parking
18.42.170
AGRICULTURAL AND OPEN SPACE USES
Agricultural Uses, including animal husbandry, crops, dairying, horticulture, nurseries, livestock farming, tree farming, viticulture, and similar uses not inconsistent with the intent and purpose of this chapter
P
P
Botanical conservatories, outdoor nature laboratories, and similar facilities
P
Native wildlife sanctuaries
P
Park uses and uses incidental to park operation
P
EDUCATIONAL, RELIGIOUS, AND ASSEMBLY USES
Business or trade schools
CUP (1)
Churches and religious institutions
CUP(1)
Educational, charitable, research, and philanthropic institutions
CUP
Private educational facilities
CUP(1)
Public or private colleges and universities and facilities appurtenant thereto
CUP
Special education classes
CUP (1)
OFFICE USES
Administrative office services for non-profit organizations
CUP (1)
OTHER USES
Other uses which, in the opinion of the director, are similar to those listed as permitted or conditionally permitted uses
CUP(1)
PUBLIC/QUASI-PUBLIC FACILITY USES
All facilities owned or leased, and operated or used, by the City of Palo Alto, the County of Santa Clara, the State of California, the government of the United States, the Palo Alto Unified School District, or any other governmental agency, or leased by any such agency to another party
P
Communication Facilities
CUP
Community Centers
CUP (1)
Utility Facilities
CUP
CUP
CUP
RECREATIONAL USES
Neighborhood recreation centers
CUP (1)
Outdoor recreation services
CUP (1)
CUP
Recreational uses including riding academies, clubs, stables, country clubs, and golf courses
CUP
Youth clubs
CUP (1)
RESIDENTIAL USES
Single-family dwellings
p
Manufactured housing (including mobile homes on permanent foundations)
P
18.40.
Guest ranches
CUP
Residential care facilities, when utilizing existing structures on the site
CUP (1)
Residential Care Homes
P
Residential use, and accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to permitted dwellings; provided, however, that such permitted dwellings shall be for the exclusive use of the owner or owners, or lessee or lessor of land upon which the permitted agricultural use is conducted, and the residence of other members of the same family and bona fide employees of the aforementioned
P
SERVICE USES
Animal care, including boarding and kennels
CUP
CUP
Cemeteries
CUP
Cemeteries, not including mausolea, crematoria, or columbaria
CUP
Small day care homes
P
Large day care homes
CUP
Art, dance, gymnastic, exercise or music studios or classes
CUP (1)
Medical Services:
Hospitals
CUP
Outpatient medical facilities with associated medical research
CUP
TEMPORARY USES
Temporary parking facilities, provided that such facilities shall remain no more than five years
CUP (1)
TRANSPORTATION USES
Airports and airport-related uses
CUP (1)
 
   (1)   Provided such use is conducted on property owned by the City of Palo Alto, the County of Santa Clara, the State of California, the government of the United States, the Palo Alto Unified School District, or any other governmental agency, and leased for said uses.
   (2)   An accessory dwelling unit or a Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit associated with a single-family residence on a lot in the OS District is permitted, subject to the provisions of Section 18.42.040, and such that no more than two total units result on the lot.
(Ord. 5505 § 2, 2020: Ord. 5490 § 7, 2020: Ord. 5412 § 18, 2017: Ord. 5134A § 4, 2011: Ord. 4964 § 4 (part), 2007)