No. The amount of single-family zoning in the city will increase with the new code. Currently, 33.6% of city zoning is single-family (this does not include parks and other City-owned properties that are zoned single-family). With the new code, 36.8% of city zoning will be single-family.
All of the existing single-family neighborhoods in the city are preserved as single-family neighborhoods in the new code, meaning they are only permitted one primary single-family dwelling per lot. The only difference is that instead of two single-family zoning classifications, there will be four. The purpose is to account for both larger and smaller single-family lots that currently exist in the city.
Current Single-family Zoning Classifications
R-6 - minimum lot size is 6,000 square feet
R-9 - minimum lot size is 9,000 square feet
New Single-family Zoning Classifications
RH-A - minimum lot size is 18,000 SF (new)
RH-B - minimum lot size is 9,000 SF (equivalent to R-9)
RH-C - minimum lot size is 6,000 SF (equivalent to R-6)
RH-D - minimum lot size is 3,000 SF (new)
If conditions allow, the owner of a single-family home may construct a smaller accessory dwelling unit (ADU) at the rear of their property; however, there are size and occupancy requirements associated with ADUs that will limit their use and preserve the character of the surrounding neighborhood. ADUs are a way for a property owner to age in place or even provide housing for adult-age children who would like to move home but need additional space. ADUs may also be rented for 30 days or more, providing additional housing options in the city.