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27.21.045 Discretionary Review as Alternative to Ministerial Approval

Projects that do not meet the provisions of this Chapter shall be subject to either a Single-Family Dwelling Design Review (SFDDR) or Site Plan and Architectural Review (SPAR) discretionary review process.

(a) In no case shall an application for discretionary review:

(1) Propose to increase FAR above that permitted by the underlying zoning district, except to the extent allowed by state law; or

(2) Propose to further subdivide a parcel that had been established through a previous urban lot split pursuant to Government Code Sections 65852.21 and 66411.7, as amended; or

(3) Propose to increase the maximum number of permitted dwelling units; or

(4) Propose a parcel size smaller than 1,200 sq. ft.; or

(5) Propose less than one parking space per unit unless otherwise allowed per Section 27.21.070 of this Chapter.