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(a) Types of Required Amenities. All multi-family projects shall provide the amenities indicated in Table 84-12 (On-Site Recreation Amenities for Multi-Family Projects). The developer shall select the amenities to be provided. Recreational amenities shall be designed to serve the anticipated inhabitants of the residential project.
(b) Minimum Type/Number of Amenities. The required minimum type and/or number of recreational amenities shall be based on the total number of dwelling units within a multi-family project as follows and in compliance with Table 84-12 (Minimum On-Site Recreation Amenities for Multi-Family Projects):
(1) Five to nine units: A minimum of two amenity points from any category.
(2) Ten to 19 dwelling units: A minimum of three amenity points from any category, with a maximum of one amenity allowed from the one-point category.
(3) Twenty to 49 dwelling units: A minimum of five amenity points from any category, with a maximum of one amenity allowed from the one-point category.
(4) Fifty to 99 dwelling units: A minimum of seven amenity points, including at least one amenity from the four-point category.
(5) One hundred or more dwelling units: A minimum of ten amenity points, including at least two amenities from the four-point category, plus one additional amenity from the two-point, three-point, or four-point categories for each 50 dwelling units beyond 100.
Minimum On-Site Recreation Amenities for Multi-Family Projects
Amenity Point Category
Type of Amenity
Cabana or Shade trellis area
Open space turf areas
Passive water feature (e.g. fountain)
Tot lots (2-5 year olds; 1 or 2 activities minimum)
Passive recreation area and/or gardens
Children’s playground (Combined for age group 2-5 and age group 5-12)
1/2 court basketball (one hoop)**
Community garden plots with water service
Outdoor racquetball/handball tilt-up wall
Water feature (pond, creek area)
1/2 scale Soccer Field
Basketball Court (2 hoops)**
Child wading pool
Tot lots (age appropriate play equipment/3 activities minimum)
Child care facility
Indoor racquet sports court
Par 3 course and/or pitch and putt golf course
Recreation hall/club house
** Solid impervious surface shall be required.
(c) Thresholds for Allowable Densities. The maximum density of a multi-family project shall be calculated based upon the total number of points accumulated for the amenities provided as indicated in Table 84-13 (On-Site Recreational Amenities - Thresholds for Allowable Densities).
On-Site Recreational Amenities
Thresholds for Allowable Densities
Total Amenity Points (Based on Table 84-12, above)
Percent of Maximum Allowed Density (Based on 20 dwelling units/acre)
(d) Location of Amenities. Common open space amenities shall be provided immediately adjacent to the dwelling units for purposes of enjoyment and security.
(e) Community Room or Structure. A multi-family project shall provide a community room or structure in compliance with Table 84-14 (Minimum Size of Community Room or Structure).
Minimum Size of Community Room or Structure
Number of Dwelling Units
Minimum Size (Sq. Ft.)
2 to 12
13 to 19
20 to 29
(f) Similar Amenities. The applicable review authority (i.e., Building Official or Commission, as applicable) may approve a proposed amenity not listed in Table 84-12 (Minimum On-Site Recreation Amenities for Multi-Family Projects) if the proposed amenity meets the needs of the project residents at a similar level.
(g) Common Laundry Room Facilities.
(1) Laundry Room Facility Required. All multi-family projects shall provide a common laundry room facility equipped with washers and dryers at the ratio of one washer and one dryer for every five dwelling units. The fractional/decimal results of calculations of the required number of washers and dryers shall be rounded up to the next highest whole number.
(2) Reduction in Number of Required Washers and Dryers. If a multi-family project provides washer and dryer hook-ups within one or more dwelling units, the total number of required washers and dryers in a common laundry facility shall be reduced. The amount of the reduction shall be calculated at the ratio of one washer and one dryer for every five dwelling units that are equipped with their own washer and dryer hook-ups.
(3) Location and Features. A common laundry room facility shall be located adjacent to a children’s play area to facilitate supervision. Doors and walls shall have windows to allow natural surveillance both into the laundry room and outside to the surrounding area. See Figure 84-4 (Laundry Room Location and Features).
(Ord. 4043, passed - -2008)