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ORDINANCE N0. 1684 <br />AN URGENCY INTERIM ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDING <br />SECTION 3.50.140 OF THE LOS GATOS <br />ZONING ORDINANCE FOR NONCONFORMING LOTS <br />THE TOWN COUNCIL HEREBY ORDAINS: <br />SECTION I. <br />Pursuant to Government Code Section 65858(c), the Council hereby finds that <br />there is a current and immediate threat to the public health, safety, and welfare, <br />and that the construction of any dwelling on a nonconforming residential lot <br />pursuant to Section 3.50 .140 of the Los Gatos Zoning Ordinance would result in a <br />threat to public health, safety and welfare, as follows: <br />a. The Town has just been made aware of the significance of the application of <br />recent amendments of the Subdivision Map Act which remove any descretion <br />for the Town in granting certificates of compliance. <br />b. The Town contains numerous nonconforming residential lots which may be <br />potential building sites due to therecent revisions in the Subdivision Map <br />Act. The current Zoning Ordinance provisions regarding nonconforming <br />residential lots will not protect existing neighborhoods from the <br />undesirable effects of increased densities. <br />C. The cumulative effect resulting from the construction of numerous <br />residences on nonconforming lots, which would be potential building sites <br />due to recent revisions of the Subdivision Map Act, could significantly <br />impact traffic and the level of service at critical intersections as well <br />as other impacts associated with increased densities that may occur on a <br />neighborhood level. <br />d. The Planning Commission will be undertaking a study to consider amendments <br />to the Zoning Ordinance concerning construction on nonconforming <br />residential lots. It is considered inappropriate to permit the <br />construction of a dwelling of any type on a nonconforming lot when certain <br />conditions exist. <br />