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ORDINANCE NO. 5755 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM AMENDING <br />THE DEFINITIONS OF "HOTEL" AND "MOTEL" AS SET <br />FORTH IN SECTIONS 18.01.090 AND 18.01.140, <br />RESPECTIVELY, OF CHAPTER 1 OF TITLE 18 OF THE <br />ANAHEIM MUNICIPAL CODE. <br />WHEREAS, hotel and motel facilities are designed, intended <br />and generally occupied by persons for short durations ranging <br />from one day and usually not exceeding thirty days in length <br />(hereinafter referred to sometimes as "short-term" occupancies); <br />and <br />WHEREAS, the required amenities, construction codes and <br />zoning restrictions applicable to hotels and motels are designed <br />to protect the public health, safety and welfare with regard to <br />such short-term occupancies; and <br />WHEREAS, apartment houses are designed, intended and <br />generally occupied by persons for periods ranging from one month <br />to unlimited duration (hereinafter referred to as "long-term" <br />tenancies); and <br />WHEREAS, the required amenities, construction codes and <br />zoning restrictions for apartment houses are designed to protect <br />the public health, safety and general welfare with regard to such <br />long-term tenancies; and <br />WHEREAS, the parking requirements for apartment complexes <br />are substantially higher than parking requirements for hotels and <br />motels; and <br />WHEREAS, the maximum density for apartments allowed by the <br />City's current zoning standards for property zoned RM -1200, which <br />is typically the City's most intense zone, would permit up to 36 <br />dwelling units per acre, a density which can only be achieved if <br />development standards such as recreational leisure area, <br />landscaped setbacks, minimum unit sizes, parking, and similar <br />considerations can be met in order to make the units livable; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, if hotels and motels were considered apartment <br />complexes, they would have a density far exceeding the maximum <br />number of units per acre permitted by the City's zoning standards <br />for apartments and would not comply with the City's minimum <br />development standards; and <br />