Ord 1435 - AMENDING HR ZONE DENSITY FORMULAORDINANCE NO. 1435
ORDINANCE AMENDING HR ZONE DENSITY FORMULAE
THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS ORDAINS:
SECTION 1.
Section 4.24.045 of the Los Gatos Zoning Ordinance is
amended to read:
Section 4.24.045 DENSITY FORMULAE
The minimum land area required for each dwelling
unit in any subdivision is determined by the following
slope density regulation:
(l) The average slope of land proposed to be subdivided
is determined according to the formula S = •0023 IL
A
where:
S is the average slope in percent (for example, 40%
is written 40.0).
I is the contour interval in feet.
L is the combined length of contour lines in feet.
A is the gross area in acres of the parcel, not
including the right -of -way of existing public
roads.
A topographic map shall be used which meets the requirements
for obtaining approval of tentative maps.
Contour intervals shall not exceed ten feet.
(2) Slope density -- the minimum land area for each dwelling
unit shall not be less than "a" as determined by the
following formulae:
HR -1: a - 1
1 -.016S
HR- 2 -1/2: a = the greater of 1 or 2.5
.6893- .011786S
HR- 5: a = 1
.24375 - .0043755
HR -20: a = 1
.0609375- .00109375S
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When the average slope is in excess of 50 percent, the
minimum land area for each dwelling unit is as follows:
HR -1: 5 acres
HR- 2 -1/2: 10 acres
HR -5: 40 acres
HR -20: 160 acres
(3) The maximum number of dwelling units allowed in a
subdivision is determined by dividing the land area by
the required minimum land area for each dwelling unit
and rounding down to the next whole number.
(4) In calculating the allowable number of dwelling units
in anv subdivision, no parcel which can be further
subdivided under this section shall be included in the
net land area used in determining the maximum number
of dwelling units allowed. However, if the development
rights beyond one dwelling unit for such parcel are
dedicated to the Town, the parcel may be included.
(5) Where any part of the land slopes more than 50 percent,
that part may be treated separately and the number of
dwelling units permissible on that part may be added
to the number permissible on the rest of the land to
compute the to number of allowed dwelling units.
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(6) Once a map has been recorded showing a parcel of land
subdivided under the rules of any of the HR zones,
further subdivision of any lot or parcel included in that
subdivision is restricted. The current HR formula is
used in determining the number of dwelling units (and
by derivation, lots) which may be obtained by further
subdivision. The formula is applied to the entire
parcel originally subdivided under the HR rules, regardless
of whether lots in the original HR subdivision have been
sold or improved. Transactions in which one or more
portions of the entire original parcel are reverted to
acreage are not exempt from this restriction.
The provisions of this section are intended to be a continuation
and not a liberalization of the rule set by former subsection 6 of
section 4.24.040 (Ord. 1337), and amended by Ord. 1425, subsection 6
of section 4.24.045.
SECTION 2..
This ordinance takes effect 30 days after the date it is
adopted, within 15 days after this ordinance is adopted the Town
Clerk shall cause it to be published once in a newspaper of general
circulation published and circulated in the Town.
This ordinance was introduced at a regular meeting of the Town
Council of the Town of Los Gatos on June 4 19 79
and adopted by the following vote as an ordinance of the Town of
Los Gatos at a regular meeting of the Town Council on June 18
19 79 .
AYES:
NOES:
ABSTAIN:
COUNCIL MEMBERS Ruth Cannon, Thomas J. Ferree,
Mardi Gualtieri, Peter W. Siemens and John B. Lochner
COUNCIL MEMBERS None
COUNCIL MEMBERS None
ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS None
SIGNED
r of the Town of Los Gatos
ATTEST:
I:Axe t
Clerk of the Town of Lo Gatos
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