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File #: O-9-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: In Planning Commission
File created: 3/18/2021 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 3/22/2021 Final action:
Title: Accessory Dwelling Units - For the purpose of establishing accessory dwelling units as an accessory use in certain zoning districts that allow single family dwelling units; establishing the use and bulk requirements for accessory dwelling units; and establishing the procedural requirements for accessory dwelling units.
Sponsors: Brooks Schandelmeier, Dajuan K. Gay
Indexes: Economic Matters Committee, Housing and Human Welfare Committee, Planning Commission, Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. O-9-21 First Reader, 2. O-9-21 Staff Report, 3. O-9-21 Amendment 1 - Schandelmeier

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Accessory Dwelling Units - For the purpose of establishing accessory dwelling units as an accessory use in certain zoning districts that allow single family dwelling units; establishing the use and bulk requirements for accessory dwelling units; and establishing the procedural requirements for accessory dwelling units.

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CITY COUNCIL OF THE

City of Annapolis

 

Ordinance 9-21

 

Introduced by: Alderman Schandelmeier

Co-Sponsored by: Alderman Gay

Referred to

Planning Commission

Rules and City Government Committee

Economic Matters Committee

Housing and Human Welfare Committee

180 Day Rule:                                           

 

AN ORDINANCE concerning

 

Accessory Dwelling Units

 

FOR                     the purpose of establishing accessory dwelling units as an accessory use in certain zoning districts that allow single family dwelling units; establishing the use and bulk requirements for accessory dwelling units; and establishing the procedural requirements for accessory dwelling units.

 

BY                     repealing and re-enacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2021 Edition

21.08.050

21.38.020

21.48.010

 

BY                     adding and renumbering the following portions to the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2021 Edition

21.64.005

21.64.010

 

 

WHEREAS,                     accessory dwelling units provide a source of affordable housing, housing for aging and young adult family members; and

 

WHEREAS,                     accessory dwelling units provide a supplemental source of income to City home owners, encourage neighborhood investment, and facilitate home ownership for those with lower incomes; and

 

WHEREAS,                     the City Code currently provides restrictions on bulk regulations, lot coverages, parking requirements; and

 

WHEREAS,                     amendments to the City Code are needed to allow use of the structures already permitted by the City Code for use as accessory dwelling units.

 

 

SECTION I:                     BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

 

TITLE 21 - PLANNING AND ZONING

Chapter 21.08 - decision making bodies and officials

Section 21.08.050 - Planning and Zoning Director.

 

A.                     Establishment. The position of Planning and Zoning Director is established as the manager of the Department of Planning and Zoning, with the authority to administer and enforce this Zoning Code.

 

B.                     Duties. The Planning and Zoning Director may delegate zoning administration and enforcement responsibilities to any deputy director, assistant director, or staff member of the Department of Planning and Zoning, or other individual designated by the Director. The Planning and Zoning Director has the following powers and duties:

 

1.                     Decide applications for demolition permits pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 21.14.

 

2.                     Decide applications for administrative interpretations pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 21.16.

 

3.                     Decide applications for administrative adjustments pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 21.18.

 

4.                     Decide applications for major and minor site plan review pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 21.22.

 

5.                     Decide applications for extensions of planned developments pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 21.24.

 

6.                     Decide applications for determinations of nonconforming use status pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 21.68.

 

7.                     Hear and decide applications for change of nonconforming use pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 21.68.

 

8.                     Conduct inspections of buildings, structures and use of land to determine compliance with the terms of this Zoning Code.

 

9.                     Take appropriate enforcement action with regard to alleged violations of this Zoning Code.

 

10.                     Maintain permanent and current records made under this Zoning Code, including, but not limited to, all maps, amendments, planned developments, special exceptions, variances, appeals, use permits and applications.

 

11.                     Provide and maintain public information related to this Zoning Code.

 

12.                     Certify adjustments to a zoning district line if more accurate parcel information such as a sealed survey plat or a recorded plat becomes available and evidence clearly indicates that the property boundary was intended to match the zoning district line. The director shall provide written notice to all owners of property who are impacted by the proposed line adjustment.

 

13.                     Initiate or direct from time to time a study of the provisions of this Zoning Code, and make reports or recommendations to the Planning Commission not less frequently than once a year.

 

14.                     Coordinate the exchange of information between the City's Department of Planning and Zoning and the Anne Arundel County School Board to facilitate accurate and timely data about school capacity of those Annapolis feeder system schools that serve the residents of the City of Annapolis.

 

15.                     Provide input into Anne Arundel County planning documents on school capacity and make necessary recommendations to Anne Arundel County regarding additional school facilities or capital improvements to existing facilities.

 

16.                     Provide not less than once a year a report to the Planning Commission stating the number and location of Accessory Dwelling Units that have been established in the City.

 

Chapter 21.38 - REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL DISTRICTS

Section 21.38.020 - Uses.

 

A.                     Types of Uses. The following uses of land as listed in this division, are permitted in the districts indicated under the conditions specified:

1.                     Permitted uses,

2.                     Special exception uses,

3.                     Uses subject to standards, and

4.                     Accessory uses.

B.                     Use of Land. No building or tract of land shall be devoted to any use other than those listed in Subsection A of this section with the exception of the following:

1.                     Uses lawfully established on the date of adoption of this Zoning Code, and

2.                     Uses already lawfully established on or before the date of adoption of this Zoning Code and rendered nonconforming by it. These uses are subject to Chapter 21.68.

C.                     Utility Lines and Fixtures Exempted. The following uses are exempted from the provisions of this division and are permitted in any district: poles, wires, cables, conduits, vaults, laterals, pipes, mains, valves, or any other similar distributing equipment for telephone or other communication systems, electric power, gas, water and sewer lines.

Antennas and telecommunication facilities are not exempted. See regulations in Division V.

D.                     Use of Accessory Buildings For Living Purposes. No accessory building or structure constructed on any lot prior to the time of construction of the principal building to which it is accessory shall be used for living purposes.

ED.                     Trailers. A trailer shall not be considered to be permissible as an accessory building.

FE. Tents. No tent may be erected, used or maintained for living quarters or long term storage.

 

 

Chapter 21.48 - USE TABLES

Section 21.48.010 Table of Uses-Residential Zoning Districts.

 

P = Permitted Use; S = Special Exception Use; -Std = Use Subject to Standards (Chapter 21.64); A = Accessory Use; Blank = Not Permitted

 

A use, including a special exception use, that is not normally permissible as a permitted use or use subject to standards in a zoning district may be permitted in that district as a planned development use pursuant to Section 21.24.020.

 

Uses

District R1A

District R1B

District R1

District R2

District R2-NC

District R3

District R3-NC

District R3-NC2

District R3-R

District R4

District R4-R

District C1

District C1A

Dwellings, accessory

P-Std

P-Std

P-Std

P-Std

S-Std

P-Std

S-Std

S-Std

P-Std

P-Std

P-Std

S-Std

S-Std

 

REVISOR’S NOTE:  In this section, the use “Dwellings, Accessory” is added.

 

                     No other changes are made.

 

 

Chapter 21.64 - STANDARDS FOR USES SUBJECT TO STANDARDS

Section 21.64.010 21.64.005 - Purpose and application of standards.

 

A.                     This chapter lists the standards that apply to uses listed as subject to standards in the use tables Chapter 21.48 of this Zoning Code.

 

B.                     In the case of a use requiring special exception approval, the standards for the use set forth in this chapter must be met in addition to the general standards for approving a special exception.

 

Section 21.64.010 - Accessory Dwellings.

 

A.                     A maximum of one accessory dwelling unit may be established on any one lot.

 

B.                     An accessory dwelling unit may be established within a primary structure or within an accessory structure.

 

C.                     EACH ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT SHALL HAVE ITS OWN SEPARATE INGRESS AND EGRESS.

 

d.                     The maximum size of any accessory dwelling unit is 850 square feet OF LIVABLE SPACE.

 

e.                     One offstreet parking space is required for every accessory dwelling unit.

 

F.                     A RENTAL LICENSE FOR ANY ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT IS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 17.44.

 

G.                     A SHORT-TERM RENTAL OPERATING LICENSE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 17.44 MAY NOT BE ISSUED FOR THE ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT OR THE PRINCIPAL STRUCTURE.

 

 

SECTION II:  AND BE IT FURTHER ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Revisor’s Notes contained in this Ordinance are not law and may not be considered to have been enacted as a part of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION  III:   AND  BE  IT  FURTHER  ESTABLISHED  AND  ORDAINED  BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that this ordinance shall take effect from the date of its passage.

 

EXPLANATION

UPPERCASE indicates matter added to existing law.

Strikethrough indicates matter stricken from existing law.

Underlining indicates amendments.