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Tiffany, Home Buyer in 94015

split lot to sell

Asked by Tiffany, 94015 Sat Sep 5, 2009

My house sit on a big lot, I want to split the lot and sell the other half of the land or possible of building a house on that lot and sell it later. Can someone help me with the process of splitting the land in cupertino.

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Hi Tiffany:

Congrats on having a big lot and exploring the fact iff you can split it.
Kudos to looking into "property development".

A great site is :

Your lot would have to be a tleast 12K plus.

Residential Zoning Districts
Single Family (R1)- Detached homes on minimum lot size of 6,000 sq. ft.
Duplex (R2)- Detached homes with two units under same ownership on minimum lot size of 8,500 sq. ft.
Multi-family (R3)- Attached homes such as tri-plexes, four-plexes, townhomes, condominiums or apartments.
Residential Hillside (RHS)- Detached homes on uneven or hilly terrain.
Residential Cluster (R1C) - Small lot development.

You should be just fine.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 4, 2012
"Big lot" is a relative term. Go in to the Cupertino city offices with the details of your home {address, lot size, dimensions and existing house size (including garage) & location on lot}. Generally each lot will need to be at least 5500sf, depending on location, zoning, etc. If other lots nearby are all large (over 10K) then your new lots will likely need to be of similar size.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 2, 2012
Best is go to City Hall lower level planning. I think 12-1 is there off hour.
They will give you some guide line. Ask if you need to have surveying done, soil report etc.
Also ask if the property neighbors have to approve the process.

If you are looking for local architect I can recommend a few.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 27, 2009
You need to check with city regarding the zoning of your home. What is the mimum lot size can be?
You need to have the access from front lot to back or the lot can be split side by side.

Grace Keng
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 9, 2009
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