Shared Housing Text Amendments (formerly SRO’s -Single Room Occupancy)

UPDATE 12/30/20 Three emails sent to City council on this subject

This is a  map of District 7 Proposed Zoning SRO  which shows places where Shared Housing would be allowed.


A residential dwelling facility containing individual, self-contained, dwelling units none of which may exceed five hundred (500) square feet in size. A building, or portion thereof, that contains units designated for residential purposes. Each unit consists of one combined living and sleeping room, and may contain either a kitchen or separate private bathroom, but not both. Whichever amenity is not contained within the individual unit, the kitchen or bathroom, shall be provided as a common facility within the same structure, to be shared with the tenants of other SRO units. An SRO may include an office for the purpose of managing the SRO units and common facilities, and/or one self-contained dwelling unit with kitchen and bathroom facilities for a caretaker. The SRO Dwelling use shall be subject to the same lot and bulk requirements as the Multi-Family Dwelling.

Here are the zones where single-room occupancy structures are permitted now:

Transit Station Urban Center, Transit Station Urban Neighborhood, Transit Station Mixed Use Employment Center, Transit Station Special Purpose, and Form Based Urban Neighborhood 2.

The proposed text amendment would permit Shared Housing in the following zones:

Downtown Central Business District; Downtown Support District; Downtown Secondary Central Business District; Downtown Warehouse/Residential; Residential Mixed-Use; Residential Mixed-Use-45; Residential Mixed-Use 35; Corridor Commercial; Sugar House Central Business Districts 1 and 2; General Commercial; Mixed Use; Gateway Mixed Use; Form-Based Special Purpose Corridor Core (Sugar House); and Form-Based Special Purpose Corridor Edge (Sugar House).

Shared Housing would not be permitted in the following residential and commercial zones:

All Foothill Residential districts; Residential 1/5,000; Residential 1/7,000; Residential 1/12,000; R-2 Single and Two-Family Residential District; all Special Development Pattern Residential districts; all Residential Multifamily districts; Residential/Office District; Neighborhood Commercial districts; Community Business districts; Community Shopping districts, and Small Neighborhood Business districts.

Here is the most recent version of the Share Housing Ordinance, and a copy of my most recent staff report.

If you would like to provide a comment, I am happy to submit this to the City Council for consideration when they review this text amendment for final approval in late January or February.


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