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Home Business
In the ordinance, this is also known as "ancillary uses". This section would cover both occupations that are carried on in the home as well as a Bed and Breakfast establishment. Home businesses are allowed in districts R-1, R-2, R-3, and R-4 with the following conditions.

The business:
  • Does not create a nuisance to the surrounding neighborhood.
  • Does not become more than an incidental function of the use of the dwelling for residential purposes.
  • Does not draw truck traffic other than a delivery by a truck no more frequently than an average of once a week.
  • Does not employee paid assistants or employees other than those living at the premises.
  • Does not cause more than a nominal increase of traffic.
  • Does not cause the erection or maintenance of any signs other than signs allowed on vehicles under Municode Section 138-10.308.
  • Does not take place outside of the dwelling and/or accessory buildings, so as to be a nuisance or is not in keeping with the residential nature of the surrounding area. 

The general rule for home businesses...keep them invisible to the rest of the neighborhood.

You can find a complete copy of the home business ordinance at Municode Article IV, Section 138-4.415.

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