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In an R2 in the state of California can you have 2 dwellings…

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Hey Pearl - In an R2 in the state of California can you have 2 dwellings on 1 lot separated by a fence?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

California

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To the city saying there are two houses on one plot?

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We are tenants

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Can you tell me the city so I can check the zoning code?

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Redondo Beach, CA
Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Perfect. Give me a few moments to pull up the zoning laws for Redondo Beach.

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So you can see where I am researching I am using this link http://qcode.us/codes/redondobeach/

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 7 months ago

An R2 designation is for Multiple-Family Residential Zones

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 7 months ago

In R2 two houses can be on one lot depending on the lost size.

"(a) Lot area per dwelling unit. The maximum number of dwelling units permitted on a lot shall be as follows:

(1) Lots less than 6,000 square feet: one dwelling unit.

(2) Lots 6,000 square feet or greater: not more than one dwelling unit for each 2,984 square feet of lot area.

(b) Permitted lot combinations. Two (2) or more lots may be combined only when all of the requirements of subsections (b)(1), (b)(2), and (b)(3) of this section are satisfied. (This subsection is not intended to permit the combination of two (2) or more typical or standard-sized lots or to permit developments of a mass and scale inconsistent with the character of the neighborhood.)

(1) One of the following conditions exists:

a. One or more of the lots is less than 5,000 square feet in area, or

b. One or more of the lots has no legal access from a public street or alley, or

c. One or more of the lots is subject to other unique circumstances such as unusual lot size, shape or topography, and the combining of the lots will help achieve an improved development more consistent with the character of development in the neighborhood;

(2) A parcel map is approved pursuant to the standards and requirements set forth in Chapter 1, Title 10 of the Municipal Code and the Subdivision Map Act; and

(3) The proposed combination is brought in connection with applications for Administrative Design Review, or Planning Commission Design Review and a Conditional Use Permit for a development consistent with the development standards applicable to the zone.

(c) Building height. No building or structure shall exceed a height of thirty (30) feet (see definition of building height in Section 10-2.402).

(d) Stories. No building shall exceed two (2) stories (see definition of story in Section 10-2.402).

(e) Setbacks. The minimum setback requirements shall be as follows:

(1) Front setback. The front setback shall average no less than twenty (20) feet, but at no point be less than fifteen (15) feet.

(2) Side setback. There shall be a minimum side setback of five (5) feet the full length of the lot, except as follows:

a. Single-family dwellings on lots less than fifty feet in width. Additions to existing single-family dwellings constructed on lots less than fifty (50) feet in width, with existing side setbacks of less than five (5) feet, shall be permitted to match the existing side setback, provided that the side setback shall not be less than ten (10%) percent of the width of the lot.

b. Lots exceeding fifty feet of frontage. The side setback requirement shall increase one foot for each fifty (50) feet or fraction thereof of lot frontage in excess of the first fifty (50) feet of lot frontage.

(3) Rear setback. The rear setback shall average no less than fifteen (15) feet, but at no point be less than ten (10) feet.

(f) Outdoor living space. A minimum amount of outdoor living space shall be provided on each improved lot according to the number and type of dwelling units constructed on such lot as follows: (see standards for outdoor living space in Section 10-2.1510).

(1) Single-family dwelling: 800 square feet.

(2) Condominiums: 450 square feet per dwelling unit.

(3) Multiple-family dwellings: 400 square feet per dwelling unit.

(g) General regulations. (including, but not limited to, accessory structures, projections into setbacks, and fences and walls) See Article 3 of this chapter.

(h) Parking regulations. See Article 5 of this chapter.

(i) Sign regulations. See Article 6 of this chapter.

(j) Landscaping regulations. See Article 7 of this chapter.

(k) Procedures. See Article 12 of this chapter.

(Ord. 2756 c.s., eff. January 18, 1996, as amended by Ord. 2786 c.s., eff. January 2, 1997, Ord. 2801 c.s., eff. June 5, 1997, and § 6, Ord. 2957 c.s., eff. February 17, 2005)" http://qcode.us/codes/redondobeach/

What is the lot size?

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Real Estate Lawyer: Attyadvisor, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Can you tell me the lot size?

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