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arvind, Home Buyer in Los Altos, CA

I understand that Cupertino is allowing R1 lots over 9000 SQFT to be changed to R2 so two detached Single Family homes can be built? Is this correct?

Asked by arvind, Los Altos, CA Mon May 13, 2013

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Michelle Carr-Crowe’s answer
Arvind, I have not heard of that as a trend. Do you know of a specific situation/address where this has occurred? Sometimes they are allowing a duplex (R-2), not 2 separate dwellings.

Checking directly with the Cupertino planning department is best.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 23, 2013
Hi Arvind,

I would suggest checking with City if you have a particular lot in mind. This will go thru public hearing as well so could be little longer process then typical planning and zoning approval process.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2014
Hi Arvind,
You should contact the City of Cupertino directly to get the latest guidelines. They are very responsive. Just call and you will get a live person usually right away. Or you can go in person. Lots of parking. Not much wait. They have pamphlets with good information that you can read if a couple people are in line ahead of you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 20, 2013
This does not sound correct. Cupertino does allow second dwelling units for certain properties. See http://www.cupertino.org/index.aspx?page=599

Cupertino does allow R2 zones on lots over 8500 but that is not the same as allowing a simple conversion to R2 for any lot over 8500. Also building on a R2 zoned lot "requires the review of the Design Review Committe". See http://www.cupertino.org/index.aspx?page=502

Always check with the city planning department before making a purchase.

Cupertino real estate information at http://julianalee.com/cupertino.htm

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 17, 2013
Hello Arvind,

This is a big question which only the LG building/planning dept could answer. Sounds like something they may consider based on the size of the lot, but it would also depend on many other variables... Have a Marvelous Monday! Your Friend & Realtor, Henry Brooks
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013
Hi Arvind,

This is a question only the Building/Planning dept at City Hall would be able to answer for you........I also think that this would perhaps only be a case by case consideration.....depending on the neighborhood zoning in place. If you have a Lot in mind, check directly with the City, as they lay down the zoning regulations.......I worked on the City's General Plan as a appointed Volunteer few years ago.
I am a Public Safety commissioner with the City of Cupertino, and have done contract jobs and tons of volunteer work with the City......worked closely with all the depts there....tone of us have the authority to answer this question......
Wishing you the Best, Do get in touch with me if I can help with any Real Estate needs.
Be well and Safe, Regards,
Nina Daruwalla
DRE# 01712223.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 14, 2013
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