Development Takes Live/Work To The Next Level

An Orange County developer is successfully marketing dwelling units that owners can legally use to receive customers and hire employees in a suburban residential setting.
November 25, 2003, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The Rancho Mission Viejo company incorporated live/work units into its suburban Ladera Ranch development as an experiment. Separated by firewalls, the office portions have display windows and a place to hang a shingle. A response to a nationwide work-from-home trend, the project presented a challenge to county building officials, who adapted to commercial building codes intended for much larger single-use structures. The county also adjusted its zoning law to create a "home-based business enclave" classification to accomodate these units.

Thanks to Chris Morgan

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Published on Saturday, November 22, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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