In an effort to encourage infill residential
development in the Old Town area, the City of Clovis has developed several "Cottage
Home" plans that may be utilized on properties having alley access. These
home plans (of less than 400 square feet of livable space) are intended to
orient onto alleys and provide for a unique pedestrian street environment while
also revitalizing the alleys and creating more housing in the highly desirable
Central Clovis area.
The Land Use Development Standards of the Central Clovis Specific Plan, PR(Pedestrian Residential) allow for standard Single Family Residential homes in that area. However, when an alley or side street access is available, those standards allow for an additional (or secondary) residential unit of up to 400 square feet. This Planning Area encourages the creation of pedestrian scale neighborhoods facing onto alleys and trails. Each secondary unit shall have at least one 10' x 20' covered or uncovered parking space dedicated to that unit. Separate utilities are may be installed but are not required.
Winner of the San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Planning Process Award in Downtown Revitalization.
2018 APA Central California - Outstanding Planning Award - Planning Project (Section Only)
In order to be eligible for the Cottage Home Program, the following conditions must be met: