MONTEREY COUNTY ZONING

COASTAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN - TITLE 20

20.40 PQP (CZ) DISTRICT

20.40.10 PURPOSE.

The purpose of this Chapter is to allow in designated areas public/quasi-public uses such as schools, parks, regional parks, recreation areas, and uses which serve the public at large.

20.40.020 APPLICABILITY.

The regulations set forth in this Chapter shall apply in all "PQP" Districts subject to the provisions Chapter 20.62 (Height and Setback Exceptions) and Chapter 20.70 (Coastal Development Permits) of this Title.

20.40.030 NONEXEMPT DEVELOPMENT.

The following list shall require a coastal development permit regardless of which category of allowed uses it falls into:

A. Development which will cause a Significant Environmental Impact;

B. Development within the Critical Viewshed as defined by Section 20.145.020.V (Big Sur);

C. Development on slopes of 30% or greater (25% in North County) except as provided for in Section 20.64.230 (C) (2) and (3);

D. Ridgeline Development;

E. Development within 100 feet of mapped or field identified environmentally sensitive habitats;

F. Development with positive archaeological reports;

G. Land divisions;

H. Development of new or expanded agricultural operations if 50% or more of the parcel has a slope of 10% or greater; or where the operation is to occur on soils with a high or very high erosion hazard potential, according to the Soil Conservation Service Soil Survey Manual.


20.40.040 PRINCIPAL USES ALLOWED, COASTAL ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT REQUIRED IN EACH CASE. (CHAPTER 20.76) UNLESS EXEMPT (Section 20.70.120)

A. Crop and tree farming, grazing of cattle, sheep and goats.

B. Water system facilities including wells and storage tanks serving 14 or fewer service connections, pursuant to Title 15.04, Monterey County Code and replacement of water tanks and wells where no increase in service connections is created. The screening of any tanks and associated structures are approved by the Director of Planning and Building Inspection;

C. Home occupations pursuant to Section 20.64.090;

D. One caretaker unit for the purpose of providing on-site security;

E. Reduction in setback requirements provided the proposed reduction is 10% or less of the required setbacks;

F. Structures accessory to any principal permitted use;

G.            Additions to existing, approved wireless communications facilities, pursuant to Section 20.64.310.

20.40.050 CONDITIONAL USES ALLOWED, COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT REQUIRED IN EACH CASE. (CHAPTER 20.70) UNLESS EXEMPT (Section 20.70.120)

A. Public recreational uses;

B. Removal of minerals or natural materials;

C. Golf courses and country clubs;

D. Public utility uses and accessory structures;

E. Public/Quasi-Public uses including hospitals, hospices, churches, cemeteries, firehouses, parks and playgrounds, schools, jails, prisons, detention facilities, convalescent homes, and rehabilitation centers;

F. Subdivisions;

G. Legal nonconforming use changed to a use of a similar or more restricted nature;

H. Legal nonconforming use of a portion of a structure extended throughout the structure (ZA);

I. Ridgeline development;

J. Conditional Certificates of Compliance;

K. Cottage industries, pursuant to Section 20.64.095 (ZA);

L. Airports;

M. Day care centers (ZA);

N. Solid and liquid waste disposal sites;

O. On National Forest Lands, all uses which are specified for the "WSC (CZ)" district in Big Sur except for private residential development, inn units, and Transferable Development Credits;

P. On Federal Lands (other than National Forest Lands) in Big Sur, coastal-dependent development;

Q. On Federal Lands (other than National Forest Lands) in Big Sur, moderate intensity recreational uses which are specified for the "OR (CZ)" district in Big Sur;

R. Lot Line Adjustments.

S.         Wireless communications facilities, pursuant to Section 20.64.310.

20.40.060 SITE DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.

A. Minimum Building Site

None

B. Development Density, Maximum

None

C. Structure Height and Setback Regulations

The following structure height and setback regulations apply unless superseded by a structure height limit noted on the zoning map (e.g. "PQP(24)" would limit structure height to 24 feet), setback requirements when combined with a "B" district or setbacks shown on a recorded final or parcel map, or setback lines on a Sectional District Map.

1. Main Structures

a) Minimum Setbacks

Front: 30 feet

Side: 20 feet

Rear: 20 feet

b) Height

Maximum Height: 30 feet

2. Accessory Structures (Habitable)

a) Minimum Setbacks

Front: 50 feet

Side: feet

Rear: 6 feet

b) Height

Maximum Height: 15 feet

3. Accessory Structures (Non-habitable)

a) Minimum Setbacks

Front: 50 feet

Side: 6 feet on front one-half of property; 1 foot on rear one-half of property.

Rear: 1 foot

b) Height

Maximum Height: 15 feet

D. Minimum Distance Between Structures

Main Structures: 20 feet

Accessory/Main Structure: 10 feet

Accessory/Accessory: 6 feet

Accessory structures used as barns, stables or farm out structures shall not be less than 50 feet from the front of the property or 20 feet from the side or rear property line or 20 feet from any residence on the property. The maximum height shall be 30 feet.

E. Building Site Coverage, Maximum: 25%

F. Parking Regulations

All parking shall be established pursuant to Chapter 20.58.

G. Landscaping Requirements

None, except as may be required by condition of approval of a Coastal Administrative or Combined Development Permit.

H. Lighting Plan Requirements

None, except as may be required by condition of approval of a Coastal Administrative or Coastal Development Permit.

I. Sign Regulations

Signing for all development shall be established pursuant to Chapter 20.60.

J. Building Site Area

The minimum building site area shall be one acre.

20.40.070 SPECIAL REGULATIONS.

A. Manufactured Dwelling Units

Manufactured dwelling units meeting the standards of Section 20.64.040 are permitted subject to the requirements of any conventional dwelling unit in this Chapter.

B. Ventana Wilderness

1. Land uses in the Ventana Wilderness portion of Los Padres National Forest shall be limited to back-country recreational use only.

C. Vehicle Trip Reduction

The following types of development are subject to Section 20.64.250 (Regulations for the Reduction of Vehicle Trips) of this Title:

a) Any new or expanded commercial, industrial or tourist oriented development which will employ 50 or more persons; or

b) Any new or expanded commercial, industrial or tourist oriented development of 25,000 gross square feet or more. None.