Manhattan Beach Building & Development Standards

Manhattan Beach Strand Plot MapThe Strand

  • Maximum Building Height - 30" Feet
  • Standard Full Lot - 33.3X100 (3,400 Square Feet)
  • Front/Rear Setbacks - 5" feet
  • Side/Rear Setbacks - 10 percent (10%) of the width but not less than three (3) feet
  • Area District 3 - Residential Medium Density (RM)
  • Maximum Build-able Floor Area - 1.6 Example. As a general rule the maximum size home you can have on a 3,400 square foot lot would be 5,440 square feet. (3,400X1.6=5440)
  • Open Space Requirement - The minimum requirement is 15 percent (15%) of the build-able floor per unit, but not less than 220" feet.

    2012 Value For A Full Lot
  • 1st St - 19th St $7,000,000-$10,000,000
  • 20th St - 38th St $6,000,000 - $7,500,000
See the Manahttan Beach Strand page to view all of the ocean front homes on the market.
**Note that any lot west of Manhattan Ave in Area 3 is subject to the Manhattan Beach Building Coastal Zone**
 

Manhattan Beach Sand Section Plot MapThe Sand Section (Area 142)

  • Maximum Building Height - 30" feet
  • Standard Full Lot - 30X90 (2,700 Square Feet)
  • Standard Half Lot - 30X45 (1,350 Square Feet)
  • Front/Rear Setbacks - 5" feet
  • Side Setbacks - Ten percent (10%) of the width but not less than three (3) feet
  • Area District 3 - Residential Medium Density (RM), Residential High Density (RH), or Residential Single Family (RS) depending on location.
  • Area District 4 - El Porto North of Rosecrans Avenue.
  • Gas Lamp District - Residential Single Family (RS-D3) Additional design review is needed.
  • Rosecrans Ave - Residential Medium Density (RM-D1) Additional design review is needed.
  • Maximum Build-able Floor Area - 1.6/1.7 depending on area Example - As a general rule the maximum size home you can have on a 2,700 square foot full lot would be 4,590 square feet. (3,400X1.6=5,440)
  • Open Space Requirement - The minimum requirement is 15 percent (15%) of the build-able floor per unit, but not less than 220" feet.
  • A deck maybe located above the third story where the maximum height limitations are 30 feet

2012 Value For A Full Lot:

  • 100 Block Walk Street $3,800,000
  • 200 Block Walk Street $3,000,000
  • Manhattan Ave/Bay View $3,200,000
  • Highland/Crest $2,500,000
Browse the Manhattan Beach Sand Section page, to find beach homes on the mls.

Manhattan Beach Tree Section Plot MapThe Tree Section (Area 144)

  • Maximum Building Height - 26" feet
  • Standard Lot - 40X115 (4600 Square Feet)
  • Front/Rear Setbacks - 20"feet
  • Side Setbacks - Ten percent (10%) of the width but not less than three (3) feet
  • Area District 2 - Residential Single Family (RS)
  • Maximum Build-able Floor Area - 1.2 for a lot less than 7,500 square feet. 0.7 for a lot less than 4,800 square feet. Example - As a general rule the maximum size home you can have on a 4,600 square foot lot would be 3,320 square feet. (4,600X.7=3,220)
  • Open Space Requirement - The minimum requirement is 15 percent (15%) of the build-able floor per unit, but not less than 220" feet.

    2012 Value For A Full Lot

  • $1,000,000 - $1,600,000 depending on location
Browse the Manhattan Beach Tree Section Real Estate page for listings in this wonderful tree lined family community.

Manhattan Beach Hill Section Plot MapThe Hill Section (Area 144)

  • Maximum Building Height - 26" feet
  • Standard Lot - 50X150 (7500 Square Feet) on 2 combined lots
  • Front/Rear Setbacks - 20"feet
  • Side Setbacks - Ten percent (10%) of the width but not less than three (3) feet
  • Area District 1 - Residential Single Family (RS), Only 5 parcels of Residential Medium Density (RM) exist
  • Maximum Building Floor Area - 0.65 + 240 additional square feet for a lot more than 4,800 square feet. 0.7 for a lot more than 4,800 square feet. Example - As a general rule the maximum size home you can have on a 7,500 square foot lot would be 5,115 square feet. (7,500X.[065+240])

    2012 Value For A Full Lot

  • $1,800,000 - $4,500,000 depending on location and lot size.
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