New Overlay Zone To Curb “Mini Dorms” Goes To Planning

After a two-year moratorium, city is proposing special zone for neighborhoods near UCR that would limit bedroom space compared with common areas.

One loophole to revisit before approval is the definition for the minimum size of a bedroom. Building Code says 70 square feet. Consensus among the working group was 100 square feet.

The City Attorney is tasked with coming up with legally defensible findings for the increase in size. Read Alicia Robinson’s story in the Press Enterprise.

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