Chapter 20.36


20.36.010    Purpose.

20.36.020    Conditional uses.

20.36.030    Standards.

20.36.010 Purpose.

A. The holding (H) district is intended to maintain future development options by setting aside large areas (in excess of short-term needs), by piecemeal development for possible future use. By preventing premature development at densities that under-utilize the land, relatively large parcels can be retained for major development projects (e.g., industrial use) when and if a need arises.

B. Areas may be withdrawn from the holding district to meet future development needs consistent with the intent of this chapter, or to provide for a use that cannot be accommodated elsewhere. The planning commission may recommend areas for withdrawal by the borough assembly. Such withdrawals shall recognize long-term land use needs over immediate concern. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code §§ 95.35.010, 95.35.050.]

20.36.020 Conditional uses.

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

A. Sand and gravel extraction and processing;

B. Low impact recreation (no major facilities required);

C. No building permits for, or subdivision of, property in the H district will be approved until the property is redistricted to meet a substantial community land use need, to reflect the existing surrounding development trends, the availability of public services, facilities and planned capital improvements. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 431 § 4, 1982; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.35.020.]

20.36.030 Standards.

The following standards under Chapter 20.52 WMC shall apply in the holding (H) district:

A. Standards policies: WMC 20.52.005;

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

C. Airport interference: WMC 20.52.070;

D. Drainage: WMC 20.52.150;

E. Dredge and fill: WMC 20.52.160. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.35.030.]