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Zoning: general Boarding House of old vs Shared Housing for the new generation

luckless pedestrian

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Trying to write this in for my fair small city but it's the same land use as a boarding house which doesn't have a good rep - anyone else writing something like this?
 

Doohickie

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There is a discussion or two about this on the forum. Not sure if it got into the specifics of code drafts. Let me see if I can find it.
 

Dan

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From the FBC I wrote.

Collective living: occupancy of a dwelling unit by ≥ 3 unrelated people, where the living arrangement is not transient, temporary, or seasonal; and not restricted to members of a club or organization.

Allowed zones: T-4, T-4U

Conditions: May only be in a multi-unit / collective house building type. (Sometimes called "mansion apartments" in other FBCs.)


The "living arrangement is not transient, temporary, or seasonal" and "not restricted to members of a club or organization" provisions are intended to prevent use as a group home, halfway house, SRO, dormitory or fraternity/sorority house as a loophole. Out attorney didn't have any concerns about it during review of earlier drafts.

And the building type:

A multi-unit / collective house is a principal building in the form of a detached house with its main entrance visible from the street, with either 3 or 4 principal dwelling units, or 1 principal dwelling unit set up for cooperative living, with ≤ 10 bedrooms.
 
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