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ORDINANCE 1789 <br />ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE CONCERNING <br />FLOOR AREA RATIOS FOR SINGLE AND TWO- FAMILY DWELLINGS, <br />DEMOLITION OF HISTORIC STRUCTURES AND PARKING <br />REQUIREMENTS FOR ADDITIONS TO SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS <br />THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS ORDAINS: <br />SECTION I. <br />Section 2.00.156 of the Zoning Ordinance is enacted to read: <br />SEC. 2.00.156: DEMOLITION (HISTORIC STRUCTURES) <br />(1) Removal of more than 25 percent of a wall(s) facing a public <br />street(s) or 50 percent of all exterior walls; or <br />(2) Removal of more than 50 percent of the interior structural <br />elements unless the Building Official determines that the <br />removal is the only reasonable means available to comply with <br />the standards for seismic loads and forces of the Uniform Build- <br />ing Code; or <br />(3) Enclosure or alteration of more than 50 percent of the exterior <br />walls so that they no longer function as exterior walls; or <br />(4) A proposed alteration, which in combination with other <br />alterations of the building authorized within the preceding five <br />years will represent a change defined in subsections (1), (2) or <br />(3) above. <br />(5) The remaining exterior walls must be contiguous and must main- <br />tain either the interior or exterior wall covering. <br />(6) This Section shall not apply to a structure located in a histor- <br />ic district that is not a contributor; however; the structure <br />shall be subject to the provisions of Section 2.00.157. <br />