Joint Living and Work Quarters
JOINT LIVING AND WORK QUARTERS (JLWQ) are the type of unit permitted
as live/work in Oakland under Section 7020 of the Zoning Regulations,
defined therein as follows:
"Joint living and work quarters means residential occupancy by
not more than four persons, maintaining a common household of
one or more rooms or floors in a building originally designed
for industrial or commercial occupancy which includes: (1) Cooking
space and sanitary facilities which satisfy the provisions of
other applicable codes, and (2) Adequate working space reserved
for, and regularly used by, one or more persons residing therein."
Only JLWQ are accorded the code relaxations authorized by the
state housing law for live/work. R-7 and F-7 occupancies, covering
renovation of existing buildings, include JW/LQ. R-8 & F-8 do
not, because they are new construction.
Zoning Criteria For Joint Live/Work Quarters:
||Minimum 660 sq. ft.
||67/33 (25% of work can be dual purpose)
||Number of occupants
||2 per 300 sq. ft., + 150 sq. ft. for each additional occupant.
Total not to exceed 10. Minimum live portion not to exceed 220 sq. ft.