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PJR-037 Waiver of Covered Parking Requirements

Revised 01/19/2010

On properties zoned R1, AR, RR, RRD, RRDWA and PC, one (1) off-street covered parking space per dwelling unit is required to be provided by either a carport or garage. The minimum dimensions of a carport or garage are 20 feet deep by 10 feet wide.

This requirement for covered parking may be waived for single family dwellings per Sec. 26-86-010 (k) where consistent with the neighborhood character and where the applicant can demonstrate that the parcel on which the dwelling is located is of such size, shape or location that covered parking cannot be provided.

The applicant must demonstrate that the uncovered parking area will be visually screened from adjacent parcels and from any streets or roads serving the property.

Procedure

Upon receipt of a complete application for a Waiver of Covered Parking Requirements, Project Review staff will review the file and determine if additional information is needed. Staff may schedule a site visit with the applicant to determine if the proposed uncovered off-street parking area is adequately screened. Factors to be considered include compatibility with the neighborhood and safety of access onto adjacent streets or roads. Landscaping and/or fencing may be required where appropriate. A determination will be made by staff to approve or disapprove the waiver of covered parking. This is an administrative permit and does not require posting or a public hearing. All decisions may be appealed to the Design Review Committee. If Project Review staff determines a site visit is required, a site evaluation fee will be charged (see current Project Review fee schedule).

Required Materials

  1. Application Form PJR-001(PDF) and Indemnification Agreement PJR-011(PDF) signed by the applicant and property owner.
  2. Site Plan in accordance with the Minimum Standard Site Plan CSS-019. The following should also be included on the site plan:
    1. Location and dimensions of all parking areas and driveways from adjacent roadways and their surfacing.
    2. Location, height, and species of existing trees, shrubs or other vegetation that provide screening for the uncovered, off-street parking area.
    3. Location, type and height of all existing or proposed fencing.
    4. Any additional information regarding the existing and proposed uses which, in your opinion, should be included on the site plan.
  3. Quality photographs or colored copies of photographs depicting the property and the location of the proposed uncovered, off-street parking from all property boundaries and adjacent streets or roads. 

Filing Fee

See current Permit Sonoma Project Review Fee Schedule.

Contact Information

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Address
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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