Development Code

Grover Beach Municipal Code Article IX


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Table of Contents (PDF)


Chapter 1 (PDF) - Purpose and Applicability


  • Applicability of Development Code
  • Rules of Interpretation
  • Relationship to General Plan and Local Coastal Program

Chapter 2 (PDF) - Zones and Allowable Land Uses

Establishment and Designations of Zones, Development Standards, Design Standards, Allowable Uses, and Permit Requirements
  • Residential Zones, Second-Story Roof Decks
  • Commercial Zones
  • Industrial Zones
  • Public Facilities Zone
  • Parks & Recreation Zone
  • Open Space Zones
  • Urban Reserve Zone
  • Overlay Zones

Chapter 3 (PDF) – Standards for All Development and Land Uses 

Additional Development Standards, Design Standards, and Permit Requirements related to site planning, project design, and operation of land uses 
  • Fences, Walls and Screening
  • Height Limits and Exceptions
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Performance Standards
  • Reasonable Accommodation
  • Setback Requirements and Exceptions
  • Affordable Housing Density Bonuses and Concessions/Incentives
  • Landscaping Standards
  • Mobile Home Park Conversion Process
  • Parking Regulations
  • Sign Regulations

Chapter 4 (PDF) - Standards for Specific Development and Land Uses

Additional Development Standards, Design Standards, and Permit Requirements related to site planning, project design, and operation for specific land uses
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
  • Accessory Retail and Service Uses
  • Accessory Structures
  • Commercial Cannabis Activity & Uses
  • Caretaker's Residences
  • High Occupancy Residential Use
  • Large Family Day-Care Home
  • Live Entertainment
  • Live/Work Units
  • Massage Establishments
  • Mixed Use Projects
  • Multi-Family Developments
  • Outdoor Storage and Work Areas
  • Personal Storage Facilities
  • Recycling Facilities
  • Resale Stores
  • Senior Housing
  • Short-Term Rentals
  • Sidewalk Seating
  • Single Room Occupancy Facilities
  • Thrift Stores
  • Tiny Houses in Residential Zones
  • Adult Businesses
  • Residential Common Area Developments
  • Telecommunications Facilities

Chapter 5 (PDF) – Site Development Standards

  • Flood Hazard Area Use Control
  • Street Improvements
  • Street Tree Regulations
  • Utility Undergrounding
  • Grading and Drainage
  • Stormwater Construction and Post-Construction Management

Chapter 6 (PDF)– Procedures

Permit Types, Procedures, and Requirements
  • Permit Application Filing and Processing
  • Permit Review and Decisions
  • Permit Implementation, Time Limits, Extensions, and Revocations

Chapter 7 (PDF) - Administration

  • Public Hearings
  • Appeals
  • Amendments
  • Nonconforming Uses, Structures, and Lots

Chapter 8 (PDF) – Subdivision Regulations

  • General Provisions
  • General Requirements
  • Tract Maps, Vesting Tentative Maps, and Parcel Maps: Procedures
  • Tentative Tract, Tentative Parcel, and Vesting Tentative Map: Preparation, Form, and Other Requirements
  • Final Map Form, Preparation, and Other Requirements
  • Lot Line Adjustment
  • Subdivision Design and Improvements
  • Dedications
  • Subdivision Improvement Requirements
  • Subdivision Exceptions
  • Reversion to Acreage
  • Lot Merger
  • Condominium Conversions
  • Fees
  • Enforcement

Chapter 9 (PDF) –Definitions

  • Definitions of Specialized Terms and Phrases
  • Coastal Act Definitions
  • Adult Business Definitions
  • Short-Term Rental Definitions
  • Sign Regulation Definitions

Appendix A (PDF) –Planned Development Overlay Zones