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File #: 20-836    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Zoning Item Status: Continued
File created: 6/29/2020 In control: Planning and Building
On agenda: 7/9/2020 Final action:
Title: Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Project Description: To comply with new state requirements, the Coastal Second Residential Unit Ordinance (Section 313-87.1 of Title 3 Division 1 of Humboldt County Code) and the Inland Second and Secondary Dwelling Units Ordinance (Section 314-87.1 of Title 3 Division 1 of Humboldt County Code) are being repealed and replaced by a new Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance. The new ordinance includes reduced parking requirements and permitting requirements to encourage construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), allowing ADUs to be built as principally permitted structures in all zoning districts that allow single family and multifamily uses, and reducing fees charged for public water and wastewater services for ADUs. The new ordinance goes beyond state requirements by allowing "Tiny Homes" to be used as ADUs, modifying the Alternative Owner Builder (AOB) Regulations (Section 331.5-1 of Title 3 Division 3 of Humboldt County Code) to allow ADUs to ...
Attachments: 1. Highlighted Draft ADU Ordinance for June 4 PC meeting.pdf, 2. Highlighted_Attachment 2_PC DRAFT INLAND ADU ORD.pdf, 3. Highlighted_Attachment 3_PC DRAFT COASTAL ADU ORD.pdf, 4. ADU Ord_PC Supplemental 2_6.4.20.pdf, 5. Additional Public Comment.pdf, 6. PC Supplemental #5 ADU Ord 7.9.20.pdf, 7. PC Supplemental #6 Letter from Josh Mohland sent 7.7.20.pdf

Title

Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance 

Project Description: To comply with new state requirements, the Coastal Second Residential Unit Ordinance (Section 313-87.1 of Title 3 Division 1 of Humboldt County Code) and the Inland Second and Secondary Dwelling Units Ordinance (Section 314-87.1 of Title 3 Division 1 of Humboldt County Code) are being repealed and replaced by a new Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance.  The new ordinance includes reduced parking requirements and permitting requirements to encourage construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), allowing ADUs to be built as principally permitted structures in all zoning districts that allow single family and multifamily uses, and reducing fees charged for public water and wastewater services for ADUs.  The new ordinance goes beyond state requirements by allowing “Tiny Homes” to be used as ADUs, modifying the Alternative Owner Builder (AOB) Regulations (Section 331.5-1 of Title 3 Division 3 of Humboldt County Code) to allow ADUs to be built as AOB units, and adding building codes for Tiny Homes to the building regulations in Section 331.1 of Title 3 Division 3 of Humboldt County Code.  Minor amendments to the Humboldt County General Plan and six Local Coastal Plans are included to replace the reference to “Second Units” with “Accessory Dwelling Units”.

Recommendation

Adopt the Resolution to  make all the required findings and recommend the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors find that the proposed ordinance is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Public Resources Code 21080.17 and Section 15282(h) of the State CEQA Guidelines and adopt the proposed ADU ordinance (as modified by the Planning Commission) along with its related zoning code, General Plan and Coastal Plan amendments, and changes to the building code.