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If a word or term is defined in another chapter of this Title (e.g., Chapter 4) it shall have the same meaning in this chapter. Wherever the following words and terms are used in this chapter, they shall have the meanings set out in this section:
(a) “Affordable housing agreement.” A recorded agreement between an applicant and the City specifying the affordable income level served and guaranteeing the affordability of dwelling units constructed pursuant to this chapter, in order to ensure that the requirements of this chapter are satisfied.
(b) “Affordable ownership cost.” A sales price that results in a monthly housing cost as defined in California Health & Safety Code Section 50052.5.
(c) “Affordable rent.” The term “affordable rent” shall have the same meaning as specified in California Health & Safety Code Section 50053.
(d) “Affordable unit.” An inclusionary unit, a unit that qualifies a residential development for a density bonus, and any other dwelling unit that is made available at affordable rent or affordable ownership cost to any very low, lower, or moderate income household.
(e) “Area median income.” Area median income for Ventura County as published by the State of California pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 25, Section 6932, or successor provision.
(f) “Child care facility.” A child day care facility other than a family day care home, including but not limited to infant centers, preschools, extended day care facilities, and school age child care centers. A “child care facility” is equivalent to a “day nursery” as defined in Municipal Code Section 9-4.223.
(g) “Common interest development.” Shall have the same meaning as defined in Civil Code Section 1351(c).
(h) “Condominium/Townhouse Residential Project.” A residential development with attached dwelling units located on a single lot where the dwelling units are designated for separate ownership with proportional undivided ownership of common land and facilities, pursuant to Section 1351 (f) of the California Civil Code.
(i) “Density bonus.” A density increase over the otherwise allowable maximum residential density for a site as established by the regulations of the zone in which the site is located and the General Plan. For example, if a site's General Plan Land Use Element designation and zoning (e.g., RPD-20U) allow a maximum of twenty (20) dwellings per net acre, then the granting of a density bonus of twenty (20%) percent would allow twenty-four (24), rather than twenty (20), dwelling units per net acre to be built on the site.
(j) “Density bonus unit.” Those dwelling units granted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter which exceed the otherwise allowable maximum residential density for the site.
(k) “Development standard.” Any site or construction condition that applies to a development pursuant to any ordinance, general plan element, specific plan, or other local condition, law, policy, resolution, or regulation. “Site and construction conditions” include standards that specify the physical development of a site, such as height limits, setback requirements, floor area ratios, private open space and onsite parking requirements, and also including required offsiteimprovements, and standards for buildings on the site, and do not include the following: permitted use of a site, any required City fees or dedications, affordable housing requirements, or procedural requirements.
(l) “Household: Extremely low income.” A household whose income does not exceed the extremely low income limits applicable to Ventura County as published and periodically updated by the State Department of Housing and Community Development.
(m) “Household: Lower income.” A household whose income does not exceed the lower income limits applicable to Ventura County, as published and periodically updated by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.
(n) “Household: Moderate income.” A household whose income does not exceed the moderate income limits applicable to Ventura County, as published and periodically updated by the State Department of Housing and Community Development.
(o) “Household: Very low income.” A household whose income does not exceed the very low income limits applicable to Ventura County, as published and periodically updated by the State Department of Housing and Community Development.
(p) “Incentives.” Regulatory incentives as defined and described in Article 5 of this chapter.
(q) “Inclusionary units.” Dwelling units within a residential development which are required to be sold at an affordable ownership cost, pursuant to Article 3 of this chapter.
(r) “Market-rate unit.” Any dwelling unit in a residential development that is not an affordable unit.
(s) “Maximum residential density.” The maximum number of dwelling units permitted for a residential development by the City's zoning ordinance and General Plan on the date that an application is deemed complete, excluding any density bonuses permitted by the provisions of Article 5. In instances where the zoning is inconsistent with the General Plan, the General Plan density shall be used to determine the allowable density bonus.
(t) “Nonresidential development.” Any development or use other than developments or uses solely involving the construction, alteration or condominium conversion of dwelling units. A “nonresidential development” also includes the conversion of a residential use to nonresidential use and the conversion of one nonresidential use to another nonresidential use.
(u) “Residential development.” Any development that includes either the construction of dwelling units or a condominium conversion.
(v) “Senior citizen housing development.” A residential development with at least thirty-five (35) dwelling units, meeting the definition of a senior citizen housing development set forth in California Civil Code Section 51.3.
(w) “Single-family detached residential project.” A development consisting of one-family dwellings each located on a single lot, where both the dwelling and land are owned together in fee.
(§ 1, Ord. 1506-NS, eff. October 9, 2008, as amended by § 1, 2, Ord. 1540-NS, eff. July 23, 2010, and § 1, Ord. 1543-NS, eff. October 8, 2010)