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(See Interpretations related to this Section.)
(a) For Group Housing, the maximum number of Bedrooms on each Lot shall be as specified in the Zoning Control Table for the District in which the Lot is located, except that in RTO, RTO-M, RCD, UMU, MUG, WMUG, MUR, MUO, CMUO, WMUO, RED, RED-MX, SPD, DTR, and all NCT Districts the density of Group Housing shall not be limited by lot area, and except that for Lots in NC Districts, the group housing density shall not exceed the number of Bedrooms permitted in the nearest R District provided that the maximum density not be less than the amount permitted by the ratio specified for the NC District in which the lot is located. For Homeless Shelters, the maximum number of beds on each lot shall be regulated pursuant to the requirements of the Standards of Care for City Shelters contained in Administrative Code, Chapter 20, Article XIII, in addition to the applicable requirements of the Building Code and Fire Code.
(b) For purposes of calculating the maximum density for Group Housing as set forth in this Section 208, the number of Bedrooms on a lot shall in no case be considered to be less than one Bedroom for each two beds. Where the actual number of beds exceeds an average of two beds for each Bedroom, each two beds shall be considered equivalent to one Bedroom.
(c) The rules for calculating dwelling unit density set forth in Section 207 shall also apply in calculating the density limits for Group Housing.
(d) The group housing density in all RTO Districts and all NCT Districts, as listed in Section 702.1(b), shall not be limited by lot area, but by the applicable requirements and limitations elsewhere in this Code, including but not limited to height, bulk, setbacks, open space, and exposure, as well as by the Residential Design Guidelines in RTO Districts, other applicable design guidelines, applicable elements and area plans of the General Plan, and design review by the Planning Department.
(Added by Ord. 443-78, App. 10/6/78; amended by Ord. 69-87, App. 3/13/87; Ord. 131-87, App. 4/24/87; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 368-94, App. 11/4/94; Ord. 262-00, File No. 001426, App. 11/17/2000; Ord. 72-08, File No. 071157, App. 4/3/2008; Ord. 298-08, File No. 081153, App. 12/19/2008; Ord. 42-13 , File No. 130002, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013; Ord. 14-15 , File No. 141210, App. 2/13/2015, Eff. 3/15/2015; Ord. 22-15, File No. 141253, App. 2/20/2015, Eff. 3/22/2015; Ord. 30-15 , File No. 140954, App. 3/26/2015, Eff. 4/25/2015; Ord. 188-15 , File No. 150871, App. 11/4/2015, Eff. 12/4/2015; Ord. 129-17 , File No. 170203, App. 6/30/2017, Eff. 7/30/2017; Ord. 296-18, File No. 180184, App. 12/12/2018, Eff. 1/12/2019)
Division (a) and [former] Table 208 amended; Ord. 42-13 , Eff. 4/27/2013. Section header, undesignated introductory paragraph, and division (a) amended; Ord. 14-15 , Eff. 3/15/2015. Undesignated introductory paragraph and division (a) amended; former Table 208 deleted; division (b) amended; Ord. 22-15, Eff. 3/22/2015. Division (c) amended; Ord. 30-15 , Eff. 4/25/2015. Nonsubstantive changes; Ord. 188-15 , Eff. 12/4/2015. Undesignated introductory paragraph amended; Ord. 129-17 ,, Eff. 7/30/2017. Undesignated introductory paragraph and division (a) amended; Ord. 296-18, Eff. 1/12/2019.