New San Diego Code May Mean Return of Bungalow Courts

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A code amendment takes away hurdles for landowners

May 07, 2015
New San Diego Code May Mean Return of Bungalow Courts

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.

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