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ORDINANCE NS-850 ADDING SECTIONS 9230.270 THROUGH <br />9230.275, INCLUSIVE, TO PROVIDE A C-R (COMMERCIAL- <br />RESIDENTIAL) ZONING DISTRICT, AND ADDING SUBSECTION <br />33a TO SECTION 9247.4 OF THE OFF-STREET PARKING <br />REQUIREMENTS OF THE SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL CODE <br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has held a public hearing, on <br />notice, and has recommended to the City Council that the Land Use <br />Regulations set forth in Part 3, Chapter 2, Article IX of the Santa <br />Ana Municipal Code be amended to provide for the establishment of a <br />C-R (Commercial-Residential) zoning district; and the City Council <br />regularly held a public hearing,on notice, and does now find that <br />such amendment is necessary for planned developments integrating <br />Commercial and Residential land uses, with site development principles, <br />adjacent to certain arterial streets. <br /> <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES <br />ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> SECTION 1: That Part 3, Chapter 2, Article IX of the Santa <br />Ana Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding thereto Sections <br />9230.270 through 9230.275, both inclusive, immediately following <br />Section 9230.267 in words and figures as follows: <br /> <br />SECTION 9230.270. C-R (Commercial-Residential District). <br /> <br />SECTION 9230.271. Description and Purpose. <br /> This zone is intended to provide areas located adjacent to certain <br />high capacity arterial streets and highways for planned developments <br />integrating commercial and residential land uses. Site development <br />standards and principles are designed to encourage greater convenience, <br />efficiency, excellence of design, and visual appeal than is possible <br />through usual strip development. <br /> The following site planning principles, in accordance with <br />community development policy, shall be incorporated in all developments <br />approved for this zone: <br /> <br />(a) Uses shall be buffered from one another, in order to avoid <br /> nuisances. <br /> <br />(b) Internal circulation shall separate different kinds of vehicular <br /> and pedestrian traffic and shall involve the least possible <br /> dissection of the site. <br />(c) Access to and from the adjacent high capacity arterial streets <br /> and highways shall be limited, in order to insure efficient and <br /> safe vehicular circulation. <br />(d) Adequate open spaces and landscaping shall be provided for all <br /> uses and shall be integrated with buildings and parking areas. <br /> (e) Buildings shall be located to create a variety of open spaces <br /> and to eliminate corridor or barracks-like effects. <br /> (f) A well-planned system of walks shall be developed for convenient <br /> access between dwelling units and to commercial or other uses <br /> developed on the site. <br /> (g) Walks, parking, and open spaces shall be provided with adequate <br /> lighting for safe and convenient nighttime use. <br /> <br /> (h) Vehicular and pedestrian circulation routes shall have varied <br /> alignments and vistas. <br /> (i) Uncovered parking areas shall be distributed throughout the site <br /> in order to avoid monotonous stretches of parked cars or surface <br /> paving. <br /> The above principles apply to the placement, shape, and inter- <br />relationship of buildings, spaces, and other site elements, and shall <br />not be misconstrued to interfere with the architectural style or <br />motifs of individual buildings. <br /> <br />-1- <br /> <br /> <br />