Rec #   Current Regulation   Proposed Change   Purpose of Change 
 COT-1  A cottage housing development must include at least one courtyard or common open space area. Between 4 and 12 detached dwelling units shall be located on each courtyard, occupying at least two sides of the courtyard.  No change, except allow any two dwelling units to be attached.  Provides increased flexibility in site layout.

* COT-1 Comment

 Rec #   Current Regulation   Proposed Change   Purpose of Change 
 COT-2a  First story of each cottage, including a garage may not exceed 800 sq. ft. Maximum size each cottage is limited to 1600 sq. ft.  Change maximum first story size from 800 square feet including the garage to 1,000 square feet excluding the garage or carport.  Allows a larger size for one-story cottages; less boxy appearance for 2-story cottages; smaller overall size visually more appealing in combination with increased density bonus below.

* COT-2a Comment

 Rec #   Current Regulation   Proposed Change   Purpose of Change 
 COT-2b  Maximum cottage size allowed is 1,600 square feet.  Change maximum cottage size to 1,250 square feet.  Provides greater consistency with neighboring cities.

* COT-2b Comment

 Rec #   Current Regulation   Proposed Change   Purpose of Change 
 COT-3  Cottage housing developments are allowed a 20% density bonus.  Increase cottage housing density bonus from 20% to 50%.  Provides greater consistency with neighboring cities (which allow 100% bonus); increased opportunities for this housing type.

* COT-3 Comment

 Rec #   Current Regulation   Proposed Change   Purpose of Change 
 COT-4  Frontage improvements and common areas constructed before buildings.   With approved site plan, allow phased construction of common areas and frontage improvements, and phased payment of impact fees and general facilities charges. Provides greater flexibility in financing cottage developments, which may increase availability of this housing type.

* COT-4 Comment

 Rec #   Current Regulation   Proposed Change   Purpose of Change 
 COT-5a Provide one off-street parking space per cottage, or 1.5 spaces per cottage if no on-street parking is available. 
50% of parking must be in a shared parking lot.
No change to number of parking spaces required. Required parking allowed anywhere on-site. Provides greater flexibility in site design and layout.

* COT-5a Comment

 Rec #   Current Regulation   Proposed Change   Purpose of Change 
 COT-5b Provide one off-street parking space per cottage, or 1.5 spaces per cottage if no on-street parking is available.  50% of parking must be in a shared parking lot. Allow one off-street parking space per cottage to be provided in a garage or carport. Allows parking to be located adjacent to each cottage. Could have direct connection to house.

* COT-5b Comment

 Rec #   Current Regulation   Proposed Change   Purpose of Change 
 COT-6 May allow a single connection to sewer main in street, with lateral connections to each cottage on-site. Allow single connection to sewer main, with lateral connections to cottages on site. Clarifies requirement. Provides decreased cost for sewer connections in some cases, which may increase availability of this housing type.

* COT-6 Comment

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