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Unformatted text preview: 1 Introduction to Zoning and Parking Zoning Under the police powers accorded to the states, cities regulate use of land and the buildings constructed thereon Used to restrict the use, height and size of buildings and percentage of lot occupied by a building The principle objective of zoning laws is to ensure that appropriate building occupancies are located as desired by the community (e.g. slaughter houses are not located next to single family residences) Zoning Zoning sets minimum sizes of lots, yards, and open spaces Also sets requirements for parking 2 Examples of Types of Zoning: City of Los Angeles Single Family Residence (R1) Multi-family Residence (R2 to R5) Zoning Limited Commercial Zone (C1) Commercial Zone (C2 to C5) Light Industrial (M2) Heavy Industrial (M3) Permitted uses for Zone C1 (Limited Commercial) in City of Los Angeles Bakery good shops Zoning Barber shops Book or stationery stores Drug store Offices Photographer Restaurant etc. Height and area of buildings controlled by absolute limit or floor to area ratio (FAR) Absolute limit could limit number of stories and/or overall height of building Zoning FAR Area of the building cannot exceed a specified multiple of the lot area (e.g. 6 times) 3...
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2010 for the course CEE 147 taught by Professor Sabol during the Winter '09 term at UCLA.
- Winter '09