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(1) Purpose. Duplex division lots allow existing duplexes to be divided into two separate legal lots in order to increase opportunities for affordable home ownership.

(2) Land Division Regulations. All applicable regulations for the type of land division process being used must be met except where the duplex division lot standards create different requirements.

(a) The existing lot must contain at least 8,000 square feet.

(b) The resulting lots will be relatively equal in size with the maximum difference equal to 10 percent or less of the total area of the original lot.

(c) The lot width is at least 40 feet.

(d) The minimum lot area is at least 3,600 feet.

(3) Use Regulations. Duplex division lots have the same land use regulations as the base zone.

(4) Development Standards.

(a) All base zone standards must be met unless otherwise stated in this section.

(b) The existing lot is occupied by a duplex that conforms to all applicable regulations.

(c) A single family dwelling will not replace or be added to the lot.

(d) Each parcel will have independent service unless common service is approved by the affected utility agency and is adequately covered by a city attorney approved easement recorded in the Lane County Recorder’s office and establishing the rights, responsibilities, and liabilities of the affected parties.

(e) Prior to approval, the planning director may require an applicant(s) to enter into a written, city attorney approved agreement suitable for recording in the Lane County Recorder’s office that establishes rights, responsibilities, and liabilities with respect to maintenance and use of common areas such as, but not limited to, roofing, water pipes, and wiring.

(Section 9.2777, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02; amended by Ordinance No. 20569, enacted November 14, 2016, effective December 17, 2016.)