Chapter 20.20
MF DISTRICT – MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL

Sections:

20.20.010    Purpose.

20.20.020    Principal uses permitted.

20.20.030    Accessory uses permitted.

20.20.040    Conditional uses.

20.20.050    Standards.

20.20.010 Purpose.

The purpose of the multifamily (MF) district is to protect and enhance present medium density residential areas and to provide additional areas suitable for duplexes, apartments, planned unit developments and other relatively high density residential uses. The multifamily residential district encourages the concentration of residences and people near schools, shopping areas, places of work and other community centers to enable economical utility service, to reduce dependence upon the automobile, and to provide convenient proximity to designation points. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code §§ 95.31.010, 95.31.055.]

20.20.020 Principal uses permitted.

The following are principal uses in this district:

A. Apartments;

B. Condominiums;

C. Townhouses;

D. Duplexes;

E. Single-family residences to include modular and manufactured housing;

F. Residential planned unit developments;

G. Parks and playgrounds;

H. Schools;

I. Churches. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code §§ 95.31.020.]

20.20.030 Accessory uses permitted.

Uses and structures which are incidental and subordinate to principal permitted uses and which will not create a nuisance or hazard are permitted as accessory uses. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.31.030.]

20.20.040 Conditional uses.

The following are uses which may be permitted by action of the commission under the conditions and procedures specified in Chapter 20.68 WMC:

A. Office buildings;

B. Government and civic buildings;

C. Churches;

D. Institutions;

E. Mobile home parks;

F. Private clubs, lodges, and halls except those whose chief activity is customarily carried on as a business;

G. Multi-unit housing projects for senior citizens;

H. Boardinghouses and roominghouses;

I. Nursery schools, private kindergartens, and child care centers for pre-elementary school children;

J. Vocational training centers;

K. Animal establishments other than establishments for livestock;

L. Cottage industry. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 785 § 8, 2006; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.31.040.]

20.20.050 Standards.

The standards found in Chapter 20.52 WMC applicable to this district are:

A. Standards policies: WMC 20.52.005;

B. Principal structures per lot: WMC 20.52.010;

C. Traffic vision impediments: WMC 20.52.020;

D. Distances between buildings: WMC 20.52.030;

E. Air, land and water quality: WMC 20.52.040;

F. Volatile products storage: WMC 20.52.050;

G. Noise: WMC 20.52.060;

H. Airport interference: WMC 20.52.070;

I. Building height: WMC 20.52.080;

J. Density – Minimum lot size: WMC 20.52.090;

K. Coverage – Minimum open areas: WMC 20.52.100;

L. Setbacks – Yards: WMC 20.52.110;

M. Drainage: WMC 20.52.150;

N. Dredge and fill: WMC 20.52.160;

O. Home occupations: WMC 20.52.170;

P. Mobile homes and mobile home parks – Defined: WMC 20.52.180;

Q. Off-street parking: WMC 20.52.190;

R. Signs: WMC 20.52.210;

S. Traffic generation: WMC 20.52.230;

T. Recreation: WMC 20.52.250;

U. Firewood storage: WMC 20.52.260;

V. Animal establishments: WMC 20.52.270. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 785 § 9, 2006; Ord. 586 § 5, 1993; Ord. 486 § 6, 1985; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984.]