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Definitions of Terms

Below are definitions of terms used in our Zoning databases. For complete 
Explaintion of Terms click here.

Aspens at Turnleaf Specific Plan

Attached Unit

Cedars at Turnleaf Specific Plan

Consolidated with lot [north, south, east, west] via Deed of Covenant

Cottage building/lot type within AHSPD

Easement for Habitat Purposes on parcel
 
Focus Areas

Front yard is on Linwood Place (Director Determination)

Fuel Modification Zone on parcel

Fullerton Transit Village Specific Plan (SOCO Walk)

Garden building/lot type within AHSPD

GC-Golf Course

General Plan Land Use may not follow parcel boundary

Green Court bldg/lot type within AHSPD

HA - Hillside Area

Hawks Pointe Specific Plan

Imperial Parkhurst Specific Plan

Jefferson Commons Specific Plan 
 
Non-Combustible Zone on parcel

Not a through lot (Director Determination)

Office use allowed in C-M zone

Pacific Medical Buildings

Part of a Home Owners Association

Potential Landmark District

PP - Public Park

PR - Private Open Space

PRD development type: Attached Cluster

PRD development type: Detached Cluster

PRD development type: Single Family Greenbelt

Preservation since 1996

Preservation since 1997

Preservation since 2004

Preservation since 2007

Public Parking District 1

Public Parking District 2

RS-PC (Rural Street Zone, Pico Carhart)

See Planning Policy #9

St. Jude Hospital Specific Plan

University Heights Specific Plan

VAR-640 allows 15 (or 25) foot front setback

Village building/lot type within AHSPD

VP - View Park

WH - Wildlife Habitat

Within Airport Accident Potential Zone II (APZII)

Within Airport Runway Protection Zone (RPZ)

Within Central Business District

Within Community Improvement District

Within Restaurant Overlay District

Zoning is undesignated

Zoning Land Use may not follow parcel boundary


Aspens at Turnleaf Specific Plan

This parcel is part of the Aspens at Turnleaf Specific Plan. A Specific Plan District zone is a larger area of land where physical development standards and regulations for land uses may be unique. Please consult a planner for further assistance.

Attached Unit

Indicates that this is an attached unit (units share one or more common walls).

Cedars at Turnleaf Specific Plan

This parcel is part of the Cedars at Turnleaf Specific Plan. A Specific Plan District zone is a larger area of land where physical development standards and regulations for land uses may be unique. Please consult a planner for further assistance.

Cottage building/lot type within AHSPD

This lot is designated as a Cottage Lot type within the Amerige Heights Specific Plan. Please refer to the Residential District section of the Amerige Heights Specific Plan for more information.

Consolidated w/lot to [north, south, east, west] via deed of covenant

       This lot or lots are affected by a Deed of Covenant, a document which may allow their use and/or development as a combined lot.

Easement for Habitat Purposes on parcel

This parcel contains an easement area intended to protect gnat catchers and their habitat. Please consult a planner to obtain a map of the easement area and learn about restricted and permitted activities.

Focus Area

This parcel is within a Focus Area, as defined by The Fullerton Plan (General Plan).  Focus Areas are special regions within the city where potential change is envisioned through community-led planning processes and where special opportunities for enhancement exist.  More information can be found here, in the Focus Area Visions section of The Fullerton Plan.  Please consult with a planner for more information. 

 Front yard is on Linwood Place (Director Determination)

For these parcels, the Linwood Place right-of-way is considered a public street, per FMC 15.04. Setbacks from a public street would apply to this frontage. (Determination by Director John Godlewski, April 18, 2010.)

Fuel Modification Zone on parcel

This parcel contains a 20-foot wide area intended to mitigate fire danger to surrounding sensitive habitat. Please consult a planner for more information about the special conditions on this parcel.

Fullerton Transit Village Specific Plan (SOCO Walk)

This parcel is part of the Fullerton Transit Village Specific Plan. A Specific Plan District zone is a larger area of land where physical development standards and regulations for land uses may be unique. Please consult a planner for further assistance.

Garden building/lot type within AHSPD

This lot is designated as a Garden Lot type within the Amerige Heights Specific Plan. Please consult with a planner for information on the Residential District section of the Amerige Heights Specific Plan for Garden Lot requirements.

GC-Golf Course

This is a special overlay classification for parcels within a Golf Course.

General Plan Land Use may not follow parcel boundary

This Assessor's Parcel may be split by General Plan Land Use classifications. This may mean development standards are different for portions of the property. Please consult a planner for further information.

Green Court bldg/lot type within AHSPD

This parcel is designated as a Green Court Lot type within the Amerige Heights Specific Plan. Please consult with a planner for information on the Residential District section of the Amerige Heights Specific Plan for Green Court Lot requirements.

HA - Hillside Area

This is a special overlay classification for parcels within hillside areas, considered excessively steep for structural development.

Hawks Pointe Specific Plan

This parcel is part of the Hawks Pointe Specific Plan. A Specific Plan District zone is a larger area of land where physical development standards and regulations for land uses may be unique. Please consult a planner for further assistance.

Imperial Parkhurst Specific Plan

This parcel is part of the Imperial Parkhurst Specific Plan. A Specific Plan District zone is a larger area of land where physical development standards and regulations for land uses may be unique. Please consult a planner for further assistance.

Jefferson Commons Specific Plan

This parcel is part of the Jefferson Commons Specific Plan. A Specific Plan District zone is a larger area of land where physical development standards and regulations for land uses may be unique. Please consult a planner for further assistance. View the Jefferson Commons Specific Plan here.

Not a through lot (Director Determination)

The right-of-way abutting the rear property line of these lots is not considered a public street, per FMC 15.04. The rear right-of-way (Linwood Place) is an alley and as such, setbacks from an alley would apply. (Determination by Director John Godlewski, April 18, 2010.)

Non-Combustible Zone on parcel

This parcel contains a 20-foot wide area with special standards for construction materials. Please consult a planner for more information.

Office use allowed in C-M zone

These certain lots contain office buildings which were constructed prior to changes in the zoning code requiring a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for office-only uses in the Commercial Manufacturing (C-M) zone. In 1983, the Director of Development Services made a determination that office-only uses would be allowed in these certain buildings, even though they are in the C-M zone, since they were constructed for that purpose. (Memorandum, July 14, 1983, Paul Dudley).

Pacific Medical Buildings

This parcel is part of the Pacific Medical Buildings Specific Plan. A Specific Plan District zone is a larger area of land where physical development standards and regulations for land uses may be unique. Please consult a planner for further assistance.

Part of a Home Owners Association

This parcel is part of a development that has a Home Owners Association. The Home Owners Association for this area must provide signed approvals for most improvements which require a permit. Please consult a planner for further information.  In California, HOA's initial documentation is reviewed at the state level by the Department of Real Estate.  A helpful brochure from their website: Living in a California Common Interest Development may answer other questions you have.  

Potential Landmark District

This parcel is within an area of historical interest where architecture and building character should be preserved. Please consult a planner for further information.

PP - Public Park

This is a special overlay classification for parcels within a Public Park.

PR - Private Open Space

This is a special overlay classification for parcels counted as Private Open Space.

PRD development type: Attached Cluster

This parcel is part of an Attached Cluster development. Development standards (setbacks, heights, uses, etc.) in the PRD zone are based upon the development's original concept plan. Please see Chapter 15.20 of the Fullerton Municipal Code for PRD requirements or consult a planner for more information.

PRD development type: Detached Cluster

This parcel is part of a Detached Cluster Development. Development standards (setbacks, heights, uses, etc.) in the PRD zone are based upon the development's original concept plan. Please see Chapter 15.20 of the Fullerton Municipal Code for PRD requirements or consult a planner for more information.

PRD development type: Single Family Greenbelt

This parcel is part of a Single Family Greenbelt Development. Development standards (setbacks, heights, uses, etc.) in the PRD zone are based upon the development's original concept plan. Please see Chapter 15.20 of the Fullerton Municipal Code for PRD requirements or consult a planner for more information.

Preservation since 1996

This parcel was adopted into the Preservation Overlay Zone in 1996. This type of zone allows new development and additions to existing housing, but construction must be in keeping with the traditional character of the area. Refer to Sections 15.17.050 and 15.17.060 of the Fullerton Municipal Code and the Design Guidelines for Residential Preservation Zones. We recommend you also speak with a planner.

Preservation since 1997

This parcel was adopted into the Preservation Overlay Zone in 1997. This type of zone allows new development and additions to existing housing, but construction must be in keeping with the traditional character of the area. Refer to Sections 15.17.050 and 15.17.060 of the Fullerton Municipal Code and the Design Guidelines for Residential Preservation Zones. We recommend you also speak with a planner.

Preservation since 2004

This parcel was adopted into the Preservation Overlay Zone in 2004. This type of zone allows new development and additions to existing housing, but construction must be in keeping with the traditional character of the area. Refer to Sections 15.17.050 and 15.17.060 of the Fullerton Municipal Code and the Design Guidelines for Residential Preservation Zones. We recommend you also speak with a planner.

Preservation since 2007

This parcel was adopted into the Preservation Overlay Zone in 2007. This type of zone allows new development and additions to existing housing, but construction must be in keeping with the traditional character of the area. Refer to Section 15.17.050 and 15.17.060 of the Fullerton Municipal Code and the Design Guidelines for Residential Preservation Zones. We recommend you also speak with a planner.

Public Parking District 1

The parcel is within a Public Parking District. Exceptions from on-site parking requirements may apply for some business types. Refer to Section 15.30.060.H of the Fullerton Municipal Code or consult a planner for further information.

Public Parking District 2

The parcel is within a Public Parking District. Exceptions from on-site parking requirements may apply for some business types. Refer to Section 15.30.060.H of the Fullerton Municipal Code or consult a planner for further information.

RS-PC (Rural Street Zone, Pico Carhart)

Special design standards are in effect for this parcel which is part of the Pico Carhart Rural Street Overlay Zone. Please click here to view the design standards or consult a planner for more information.

See Planning Policy #9

This lot abuts a public park area. Please contact a planner for information about special setback requirements for structures on this property.

St. Jude Hospital Specific Plan

This parcel is part of the St. Jude Hospital Specific Plan. A Specific Plan District zone is a larger area of land where physical development standards and regulations for land uses may be unique. Please consult a planner for further assistance.

Sunrise Assisted Living Specific Plan

This parcel is part of the Sunrise Assisted Living Specific Plan. A Specific Plan District zone is a larger area of land where physical development standards and regulations for land uses may be unique. Please consult a planner for further assistance.

University Heights Specific Plan

This parcel is part of the University Heights Specific Plan. A Specific Plan District zone is a larger area of land where physical development standards and regulations for land uses may be unique. Please consult a planner for further assistance.

VAR-640 allows 15 (or 25) foot front setback

This parcel may be developed with a front yard setback below the minimum for the zone. A Variance (VAR-640) was adopted at the time the Tract was developed which specified this allowance.

Village building/lot type within AHSPD

This lot is designated as a Village Lot type within the Amerige Heights Specific Plan. Please consult a planner for further assistance.

VP - View Park

This is a special overlay classification for View Park parcels.

WH - Wildlife Habitat

This is a special overlay classification for Wildlife Habitat.

Within the Airport Accident Potential Zone II (APZII)

These parcels are within 500-feet of the runway at Fullerton Municipal Airport. Please see the Fullerton General Plan, Community Health and Safety Element to find more information on Airport Operations and the special restrictions and conditions for these parcels.

Within Airport Runway Protection Zone (RPZ)

These parcels are within the 1000-foot Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) at either end of the runway at Fullerton Municipal Airport. Please see the Fullerton General Plan, Community Health and Safety Element to find more information on Airport Operations and special restrictions and conditions for these parcels.

Within Central Business District

This parcel is part of the Central Business District, a downtown area where special standards apply to development, signage and building character. Please consult a planner for more information.

Within Community Improvement District

This parcel is part of a Redevelopment Area. Certain projects or improvements must be reviewed by the Redevelopment Design Review Committee. Refer to Chapter 15.46 of the Fullerton Municipal Code or consult a planner for further information.

Within Restaurant Overlay District

This parcel is part of the Restaurant Overlay district. Special parking allowances and operational requirements may exist for restaurants in this district. Refer to Chapter 15.57 of the Fullerton Municipal Code or consult a planner for further information.

Zoning is undesignated

This parcel is not classified in any of the zones established in the Zoning Map. The parcel may be part of a public street, alley or railroad right-of-way. If it is undesignated and is not part of a street, alley or railroad right-of-way, the property shall be deemed to have an R-1-20 zone. Please consult a planner for further information.

Zoning Land Use may not follow parcel boundary

This Assessor's Parcel may be split by Zoning Land Use classifications. This may mean development standards are different for portions of the property. Please consult a planner for further information.

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