High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code


Effective March 1, 2021

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Conditional Use Permit Required

A property owner shall obtain the approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a  High Occupancy Housing Development (HOHD) or Mixed-use High Occupancy Housing Development (MHOHD) from the Planning and Zoning Commission before submitting for a Building Permit. In some zones, the property owner shall also obtain approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission of a Conditional Use Permit for a Planned Residential Development.

  1. Why was the High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code Text Amendment Adopted?
  2. What is a High Occupancy Housing Development (HOHD)?
  3. What is a Mixed-use High Occupancy Housing Development (MHOHD)?
  4. What is needed if my development is considered an HOHD or MHOHD?
  5. What zones is the HOHD allowed in?
  6. What zones is the MHOHD allowed?
  7. In addition to the zones that an HOHD and MHOHD are allowed, are there additional locational requirements?
  8. Has the allowed residential density (dwelling units per acre) in the Residential Zones been changed?
  9. Has there been changes to the commercial zones' allowed residential density (dwelling units per acre)?
  10. How has the High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code Text Amendment affected the Transect Zones and related Building Types?
  11. What is the maximum allowed number of bedrooms that a Single-family, Two-unit (duplex), and Three-unit HOHD have with a Conditional Use Permit?
  12. What are the bedrooms-per-acre provisions for a Multiple-Family Development with four dwelling units or more?
  13. Is there a distribution requirement for developments with a specific number of bedrooms (one, two, three, four, etc.)?
  14. What are the vehicle parking requirements for an HOHD and MHOHD?
  15. Is there a parking reduction for providing a transit pass to tenants and employees?
  16. What are the bicycle parking requirements for an HOHD and MHOHD?
  17. What are the building footprint size and separation requirements?
  18. What other requirements are there for an HOHD or MHOHD?
  19. I have an existing site plan application submitted for a development that is now considered an HOHD or MHOHD. Do I need to comply with the applicable HOHD or MHOHD requirements?
  20. I have an existing approved site plan for a development that is now considered an HOHD or MHOHD, and the approval has not expired. Do I need to comply with the High Occupancy Housing Zoning Code?
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