1,500 square feet + 40% of lot size (Beverly Hills)
1,500 square feet + 30% of lot size (Culver City)
. . . Culver City is now more restrictive than Beverly Hills in the amount of structure that may be placed on a residential lot. There are, of course, other limitations and restrictive conditions in both places.
A couple in Beverly Hills have a Rolls-Royce, a Mercedes sedan and recently purchased another Mercedes, an SL . . . but they only have a two-car garage. Set-back requirements are such that a variance is required to make an addition to the existing garage due to the shape of their lot.
The city of Beverly Hills insists on very detailed information before it will grant permission to build anything, so it's a time-consuming process that costs about the same as making the additional parking facility and takes a lot longer than doing the work. The couple want to protect a quarter-million-dollar-plus automobile investment and avoid having one of their cars setting in their circular drive overnight. Fortunately they can afford to do what they want.