Commercial Lodging, Moderate (CL-M) and High (CL-H)

INTENT: The “CL-M” designation is intended to provide commercial lodging units for short-term occupation in or near residential uses.

The “CL-H” designation is intended to provide short-term commercial lodging units in close proximity to commercial/recreational centers.


  • Single-family dwelling (manufactured homes are not permitted)
  • Duplexes and triplexes
  • Accessory buildings and uses1
  • Animals and pets (see Animal Standards Section 04.270)
  • Home occupations (see Home Occupation regulations, Section 04.290)
  • Transitional and Supportive Housing5

Uses Permitted Subject to Director Review (Director Review Processing, Ch. 31)

  • Transient rentals (rentals for fewer than 30 consecutive days) of up to three dwelling units

Uses Permitted Subject to Use Permit (Use Permit Processing, Ch. 32)

  • Mobile-home parks (see Dev. Standards –Mobile-home and RV Parks, Ch. 17)
  • Recreational-vehicle parks (see Ch. 17)
  • Condominiums, cooperatives, townhomes, cluster developments, apartments containing four or more units
  • Hotels, motels, lodges, bed-and-breakfast establishments, cabins and other uses found to be similar by the Commission. Ancillary uses such as limited dining, lounges and convenience retail, provided the ancillary use does not occupy more than 25% of the project's habitable space
  • Transient rentals (fewer than 30 consecutive days) of four or more dwelling units
  • Conversion of five or more apartment units into transient rentals
  • Conversion of existing habitable space into ancillary uses
  • Parking lots and parking structures other than required off-street parking
  • Construction of an accessory building prior to construction of the main building


Minimum Lot Area:

All uses – 10,000 sf 4

Land uses on lots measuring less than 10,000 sq. ft. shall be limited to single-family residences, duplexes and triplexes (mobile homes are not permitted)

Minimum District Area:            3 acres                        CL-M

                                                 5 acres                        CL-H

If the land use designation and existing uses of abutting properties are compatible, a minimum district area of two acres may be considered.

Minimum Lot Dimensions: Width – 60’, Depth – 100’

Maximum Lot Coverage:    60%

Minimum Setbacks:

Front:       10’                   Rear:   5’                     Side:   0’

See Section 04.120 for other provisions.

Building Density:

CL-M         Hotels, motels, lodges, bed-and-breakfast establishments, rental cabins and other similar uses – 15 du/acre

Apartments, multifamily units, condominiums and similar uses – 15 du/acre

CL-H         Hotels, motels, lodges, bed-and-breakfast establishments, rental cabins and other similar uses – 40 du/acre

Apartments, multifamily units, condominiums and similar uses – 15 du/acre

If density bonuses are granted (see 04.100 Density),  in no case shall projects  exceed 26 units/acre for residential units and 60 units/acre for commercial lodging units in the CL-H.

Units designated as manager/employee housing unit shall not be counted in density calculations.

Population Density:

Maximum population density is 37.6 persons/acre for multifamily residential uses.

Maximum Building Height:        35’         See Table 04.010 for other provisions.

Landscaping:     Projects subject to use permit shall submit a landscape site plan at the time of application.


  1. Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to any of the permitted uses are permitted only when located on the same lot and constructed simultaneously with or subsequent to the main building.
  2. Densities stated are based upon availability of both community water and sewer.
  3. Uses may have been omitted from the list of those specified, hence the Commission may find other uses to be similar and not more obnoxious or detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare. See explanation of interpreting "similar uses" (Ch. 04, Uses not listed as permitted).
  4. Lots requiring individual septic systems are subject to minimum dimensions as determined by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board.
  5. Transitional and Supportive Housing projects are permitted in the same manner as  other residential housing.


Land Development Regulations –

Ch. 04             Development Standards – General

Ch. 06             Development Standards – Parking

Ch. 07             Development Standards – Signs

Table 04.010  Building Heights