A code amendment takes away hurdles for landowners
Bungalow courts – a group of small homes surrounding a communal courtyard, is a quintessential feature of San Diego. A new amendment in the city’s zoning ordinance means they may make a comeback.
According to Voice of San Diego, city officials have rolled out a change that once was a hurdle in development that made it “effectively impossible to build a handful of separate homes on a single small property.”
Originally, the ordinance favored developers looking to build apartments or condos. Though residents of neighborhoods were wary of these potential, high-density housing options, developers never came to build them.
With the change, land owners can now divide their property into individual lots to be separate, standalone homes, potentially a bungalow court.