Town Hall Offices

26379 Fremont Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Phone: (650) 941-7222
Fax: (650) 941-3160

Resident Survey - Maximum House Size Restriction

Survey Name Maximum House Size
Survey Number 1
Survey Period April 5, 2011 through April 15, 2011
Reminder Send Date(s) April 13, 2011
Residents Enrolled 740
Residents Responding 501 (68%)



In the last ten years, the average size of a typical new single-family house built in Los Altos Hills is 6,700 sq. ft. The Town has also seen the construction of some new single-family homes in the range of 10,000-25,000 sq. ft. The homes are sometimes referred to as estate homes.

The maximum allowable size of a home is proportional to the size of the lot and the slope (for example a 1 acre flat lot is allowed up to 6,000 sq. ft. of floor area and a 5 acre flat lot is allowed up to 30,000 sq. ft. of floor area).


Survey Questions

Q1: Should Los Altos Hills consider imposing a cap or a limit on the absolute maximum size of a home?



Yes 42.3% (212)
No 51.1% (256)
Don't Know 6.6% (33)



Q2: If yes, what should that limit be?



10,000 square feet 42.9% (90)
10,000 to under 15,000 square feet 27.6% (58)
15,000 to under 20,000 square feet 9.5% (20)
20,000 to under 30,000 square feet 1.4% (3)
Don’t know 18.6% (39)

Note: this question was only presented to the 210 participants responding 'Yes' to question #1

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