Newport Beach Zoning Ordinance
<br />ORDINANDCE NO. 525
<br />OF THE CITY COUNCIL
<br />OF THE
<br />CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA
<br />The City of Newport Beach, by and through its City Council,
<br />does ordain as follows:
<br />Section 1. An official land -use districting plan for the City of
<br />Newport Beach is hereby adopted and established to serve the public
<br />health, safety and general welfare and to provide the economic and
<br />social advantages resulting from an orderly, planned use of land
<br />Section 2. DEFINITIONS.
<br />For purpose of this ordinance certain words and terms are de-
<br />fined, as follows:
<br />Words used in the present tense include the future, words in the
<br />singular number include the plural, and words in the plural number
<br />include the singular; and the word - "shall" is mandatory. The term
<br />"City Council" means the City Council of the City of Newport
<br />Beach, and the term "Planning Commission' mean the Planning
<br />Commission of the City of Newport Beach. The word "City" when
<br />used means the City of Newport Beach, a municipal corporation.
<br />"Alley ": Any public thoroughfare for the use of pedestrians or
<br />vehicles, not less than nine (9) feet nor more than twenty -four (24)
<br />feet in width, which has been deeded or dedicated to the City and "
<br />shown as such on the official city maps of the City Engineer.
<br />"Accessory": A building, a part of building or structure• or use
<br />which is subordinate to, and the use of which is incidental. to that
<br />of the main building, structure or use on the same lot.
<br />"Automobile Court" or "Trailer Camp ":
<br />(1) A group of two or more detached or semi - detached build-
<br />ings containing guest rooms and /or apartments with automobile
<br />storage space or parking place provided in, connection therewith; '
<br />(2) Land used or intended to be used for camping purposes by
<br />automobile transients.
<br />"Basement ": A story partly underground and having one -half
<br />('Fi) or more of its height, measured from its floor to its finished
<br />ceiling, below the average adjoining grade. A basement shall be
<br />counted as a story if the vertical, distance from the average ad-
<br />joining grade to its ceiling is over five (5) feet.
<br />"Apartment ": A room or a suite of two or more rooms in a
<br />tenement or apartment house, occupied or suitable for occupance
<br />as a residence for one family.
<br />"Apartment House ": Any building, or portion thereof, which is
<br />designed, intended, built, rented, .leased, let or hired' out to be oc-
<br />cupied, or which is occupied as the home or residence of three or
<br />more families living independently of each other in such building.
<br />"Building ": A permanently located structure having a .roof (all
<br />forms of vehicles excluded).
<br />"Building Height ": The vertical distance measured from the
<br />average level of the highest and lowest point of that portion of the
<br />site covered by the building to the ceiling of the uppermost story.
<br />"Building- site ": The ground area of a building or group of
<br />buildings together with all open spaces as required by this ordinance.'
<br />"Bungalow Court ": A group of three or more detached one - story,
<br />one or two - family dwellings located upon a single lot together
<br />with all open spaces as required by this ordinance.
<br />"Business or Commerce ": The purchase, sale or other trans-
<br />action involving the handling or disposition of any article, substance
<br />or commodity for profit or livelihood, or the ownership or manage-
<br />ment of office buildings, offices, recreational or amusement enter-
<br />prises or the maintenance and use of offices by professions and
<br />trades rendering services.
<br />"Club ": An association of persons for some common non - profit
<br />purpose but not including groups organized primarily to render a
<br />service which is customarily carried on as a business.
<br />"Dwelling, (one - family) ": A building containing only one kitchen,
<br />designed for or used to house not more than one family, including
<br />all necessary employees of such family.
<br />"Dwelling, (two-family) ": A building containing not more than
<br />two kitchens, designed and /or used to house not more than two
<br />families, living independently of each other, including all necessary
<br />employees of each such family.
<br />"Dwelling, (group) ": A combination or arrangement of dwell-
<br />ings, whether detached or not, on one (1) building site.
<br />"Dwelling, (multiple - family) ": A building or buildings other than
<br />a hotel, designed for or used to house more than two families,
<br />living independently of each other, including all necessary employees
<br />of each such family.