1Description

Business that is performed out of the residence. In the case of home occupations, special regulations related to floor area, parking, numbers of employees, carrying or selling merchandise can be used to further limit intensity and impacts.

2Purpose

To enable and regulate what has historically been permitted and is within the bundle of rights that comes with home ownership.

3Issues

The flexibility provided here can be abused to over-expand the intensity of use or establish an inappropriate use. It may be difficult to enforce accessory-use regulations against educational or religious institutions.

As with accessory uses, language must be specific or regulations will be difficult to enforce.

4Advantages

Provides flexibility of use of the property and can help create complete mixed-use neighborhoods. By enabling mixed-use, it is possible to reduce congestion related to commuting.