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If you live in a single-family home in California, it’s likely everyone else in your neighborhood does too.

That could change under a proposed state measure.  http://ow.ly/J3vF30oIwOv 

Under Senate Bill 50, California cities and counties would be required to permit duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes on much of the residential land now zoned for only one house.

Nearly two-thirds of the residences in California are single-family homes.  https://lat.ms/2JKYDE7 

In the city of Los Angeles, 62% of the developable area is zoned for single-family homes only.

Neighborhoods such as Tarzana, Bel-Air, Brentwood and Jefferson Park are examples of communities dominated by single-family zoning.  https://lat.ms/2JKYDE7 

And in San Francisco, the percentage of land zoned for single-family homes only is much smaller — about 37% — and includes the Sunset District, Forest Hill, Excelsior, Portola and other neighborhoods concentrated in the city’s south and west.  https://lat.ms/2JKYDE7 

Earlier this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who hasn’t taken a position on SB 50, told The Times he was considering a proposal that would allow triplexes in the city’s single-family communities.


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