Chapter 17.26
Special Purpose Zoning Districts

Sections:

17.26.010    Purpose

17.26.020    Purposes of Special Purpose Zoning Districts

17.26.030    Special Purpose District Land Uses and Permit Requirements

17.26.040    Special Purpose District Subdivision Standards

17.26.050    Special Purpose District Planning and Building Standards

17.26.010 - Purpose

This Chapter lists the land uses that may be allowed within the special purpose zoning districts established by Section 17.14.020 (Zoning Map and Zoning Districts), determines the type of planning permit/approval required for each use, and provides basic standards for site layout and building size.

17.26.020 - Purposes of the Special Purpose Zoning Districts

The purposes of the individual special purpose zoning districts and the manner in which they are applied are as follows.

A.    OS (Open Space) zoning district. The OS zoning district is applied to properties that are largely unimproved and used for the preservation of natural resources and habitats, passive outdoor recreation, scenic resources, and/or for the protection of public health and safety (e.g., preservation of floodplains). Allowable uses are limited to those that support maintenance and/or recreational uses. The maximum floor area ratio (FAR) is 0.10. The OS zoning district implements and is consistent with the OS land use designation of the Coastal General Plan.

B.    PR (Parks and Recreation) zoning district. The PR zoning district is applied to the sites of public parks and recreational facilities. Allowable uses are limited to recreational uses, and the structures needed to support those uses, and facility and site maintenance. The maximum floor area ratio (FAR) is 0.25. The PR zoning district implements and is consistent with the PR land use designation of the Coastal General Plan.

C.    PF (Public Facility) zoning district. The PF zoning district is applied to the sites of existing and proposed public buildings, utility facilities, water and wastewater treatment plants, and related easements. The maximum floor area ratio (FAR) is 0.75. The PF zoning district implements and is consistent with the PF land use designation of the Coastal General Plan.

17.26.030 - Special Purpose District Land Uses and Permit Requirements

A.    General permit requirements. Table 2-14 identifies the uses of land allowed by this Development Code in each Special Purpose zoning district, and the planning permit required to establish each use, in compliance with Section 17.20.030 (Allowable Land Uses and Planning Permit Requirements). A Coastal Development Permit shall be required for all development, including a change in land use in compliance with Section 17.71.045, and such CDP shall be fully consistent with all applicable provisions of the certified LCP. A land use may also require a Design Review approval (Section 17.71.050), a Building Permit, and/or other permit required by the Municipal Code.

B.    Requirements for certain specific land uses. Where the last column in Table 2-14 ("Specific Use Regulations") includes a section number, the referenced section may affect whether the use requires a Zoning Clearance, Minor Use Permit, or Use Permit, and/or may establish other requirements and standards applicable to the use.

TABLE 2-14

Allowed Land Uses and Permit Requirements

for Special Purpose Zoning Districts

P

Permitted Use, Zoning Clearance required

MUP

Minor Use Permit required (see Section 17.71.060)

UP

Use Permit required (see Section 17.71.060)

S

Permit requirement set by Specific Use Regulations

Use not allowed

LAND USE (1)

PERMIT REQUIRED BY DISTRICT

Specific Use Regulations

OS

PR

PF

AGRICULTURAL, RESOURCE & OPEN SPACE USES

Animal keeping

S

S

S

17.42.040

Nature preserve

P

P

P

 

Crop production, horticulture, orchard, vineyard

P

P

P

 

Diking, Filling, and dredging in wetlands

P

 

 

 

INDUSTRY, MANUFACTURING & PROCESSING, WHOLESALING

Recycling - Reverse vending machine

P

17.42.150

Recycling - Small collection facility

MUP

17.42.150

Storage - Warehouse

P

 

Storage - Outdoor

UP

17.42.140

RECREATION, EDUCATION & PUBLIC ASSEMBLY USES

Equestrian facility

P

UP

 

Health/fitness facility

UP

 

Hiking/riding trail

P

P

P

 

Library, museum

UP

UP

 

Meeting facility, public or private

UP

UP

 

Park, playground

P

P

 

School - Elementary, middle, secondary

P

 

School - Specialized education/training

P

 

Sports and entertainment assembly

UP

UP

 

Theater

UP

UP

 

RESIDENTIAL USES

Caretaker quarters

MUP

MUP

MUP

 

Emergency/transitional shelter

UP

 

Farm dwelling on a parcel of 10 acres or more

MUP

 

Residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE)

UP

 

Residential care facility, 7 or more clients

UP

 

Key to Zoning District Symbols

OS

Open Space

PF

Public Facility

PR

Parks and Recreation

 

 

Notes:

(1)     See Article 10 for land use definitions.

17.26.040 - Special Purpose District Subdivision Standards

The minimum area and dimensions for new parcels in the OS, PR, and PF zoning districts shall be determined by the City through the subdivision process.

17.26.050 - Special Purpose District Site Planning and Building Standards

Subdivisions, new land uses and structures, and alterations to existing land uses and structures, shall be designed, constructed, and/or established in compliance with the requirements established by the City through the Use Permit process, capital improvements programming process, or leasing of public property, as applicable, in addition to the applicable development standards (e.g., landscaping, parking and loading, etc.) in Article 3 and all other applicable policies and standards of the Local Coastal Program.