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All one-family homes and mobile homes on a permanent foundation shall meet the following developmental/architectural standards.
(A) Garages or carports. A garage or carport shall be provided for every dwelling located on a lot in an R-1 zoning district which is not a part of a mobile home subdivision.
(B) Minimum floor area. The minimum floor area for every dwelling located on a lot in an R-1 zoning district, which is not a part of a mobile home subdivision, shall be 800 square feet, excluding the area of garage or carport.
(C) Roof overhang. All main buildings shall have a pitched roof with a minimum 12-inch roof overhang on each of the dwelling perimeter walls so that the overhang is architecturally integrated into the design of the dwelling.
(D) Roofing materials. All main buildings, and all detached garages or carports located on the front half of a lot, shall have a roof surface of wood shakes, asphalt, composition or wood shingles, clay, concrete or metal tiles, slate or of built-up gravel materials.
(E) Siding materials. All main buildings, and all detached garages located on the front half of a lot, shall have exterior siding material consisting of either wood masonry, concrete, stucco, masonite or metal lap. The exterior siding material shall extend to ground level, except that when a solid concrete or masonry perimeter foundation is used, the siding material need not extend below the top of the foundation.
(F) Foundations. All main buildings shall be placed on a permanent foundation which meets applicable Building Code requirements and/or Cal. Health and Safety Code § 18551, in that the floor elevation of the proposed dwelling is reasonably compatible with the floor elevations of surrounding dwelling units.
(G) Minimum width. The minimum width of a dwelling located on a lot outside of a mobile home subdivision shall be 20 feet.
(H) Surrender of registration. Subsequent to applying for a building permit, and prior to occupancy of a mobile home on a permanent foundation, the owner shall request a certification of occupancy be issued by the Building Official pursuant to Cal. Health and Safety Code § 18555. Thereafter, any vehicle license plate, certificate of ownership and certificate of registration issued by a state agency is to be surrendered to the issuing state agency. Any mobile home on a permanent foundation must bear a state insignia or federal label pursuant to Cal. Health and Safety Code § 18550(b).
(I) Deed restrictions. Those considering the placing of a mobile home on a permanent foundation on a residential lot should determine whether there are any deed restrictions prohibiting the placement. Some subdivisions have recorded covenants, conditions and restrictions which prohibit the placement. While the enforcement of the restrictions is a civil matter not involving the city, the city recommends that questions involving the restrictions be resolved prior to obtaining a permit for placement under this section.
(J) Wheels and axles. All mobile home tow bars, wheels and axles shall be removed when the dwelling is installed on a residential lot.
(K) Deviations. The Building Inspector may approve deviations from one or more of the development architectural standards on the basis of a finding that the architectural style proposed provides compensating design features and that the proposed dwelling will be compatible and harmonious with existing structures in the vicinity. The determination of the Building Inspector may be appealed to the Planning Commission and City Council in accordance with the appeal procedure.
(1994 Code, § 15.12.040) (Ord. 82-101, passed - -1982)