City of Oakland - Solar Access Ordinance (California)
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Last modified on August 11, 2011.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||City of Oakland - Solar Access Ordinance|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Access Policy|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Date added to DSIRE||2004-08-11|
|Last DSIRE Review||2004-08-11|
The City of Oakland Planning and Zoning Division will approve applications submitted under the Additions and Alterations Discretionary Procedure only upon determination that the proposal conforms to the conditions set forth in the Special Residential Design Review Standards and Criteria. The Standards specify “That the building addition is oriented in a manner that provides solar access for interior rooms, where desirable, and maintains direct sunlight to adjacent properties wherever possible.” It also sets forth the period in which the impact of shadows is to be considered. The city has a mediation procedure in place for any disputes that may arise over solar access rights.
The Special Residential Design Review Standards and Criteria were originally written in January, 1992 and were revised in March, 2004.
|Contact Name||Program Advisor|
|Department||City of Santa Monica|
|Address||1685 Main Street|
|Address 2||RM 113|
|Place||Santa Monica, California|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||City of Oakland Special Residential Design Review Standards and Criteria|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.