Chapter 18.30
COMMERCIAL ZONE (C-2)

Sections:

18.30.010    Commercial zone (C-2).

18.30.020    Uses permitted.

18.30.030    Uses permitted subject to a conditional use permit.

18.30.040    Uses prohibited.

18.30.050    Property development standards.

18.30.010 Commercial zone (C-2).

The C-2 commercial zone is intended for retail commercial uses. Except as specifically provided elsewhere in this chapter, any and every building and premises or land in the C-2 zone shall be used for, or occupied, and every building shall be erected, constructed, established, altered, enlarged, maintained and moved into and within the C-2 zone, exclusively, and only in accordance with the regulations set forth in this chapter. (Prior code § 10-3.1501)

18.30.020 Uses permitted.

Buildings, structures, and land shall be used, and buildings and structures shall be erected, structurally altered, or enlarged, only for the following uses. All uses shall be subject to the property development standards set forth in Section 18.30.050.

A. Retail commercial activities not involving used merchandise and conducted wholly within a completely enclosed building for the following uses:

1. Auditoriums (movie, music, theatrical, or otherwise);

2. Bakery goods shops (retail and employing not more than five bakers on the premises);

3. Banking and savings and loan;

4. Barber shops;

5. Beauty shops;

6. Book and stationery stores;

7. Clothes cleaning agencies and cleaning and pressing establishments using noninflammable and nonexplosive cleaning fluids;

8. Clothes and wearing apparel shops;

9. Confectionery and candy stores;

10. Custom dressmaking shops;

11. Neighborhood markets;

12. Medical and dental offices and clinics;

13. Department and furniture stores;

14. Dress shops;

15. Pharmacies;

16. Dry goods and notions stores;

17. Electric appliance stores and repairs;

18. Electric distribution substations;

19. Fire and police stations;

20. Florist shops;

21. Furniture stores;

22. Hardware and paint stores;

23. Interior decorating shops;

24. Jewelry stores;

25. Laboratories, medical and dental;

26. Millinery shops;

27. Newsstands;

28. Offices, business and professional;

29. Public utility commercial offices;

30. Photographic studios;

31. Radio and home appliance stores and repairs;

32. Real estate offices;

33. Restaurants, cafes, and cafeterias (no dancing or theatrical performances);

34. Shoe repair shops;

35. Shoe stores (retail);

36. Tailor shops, custom making;

37. Theaters (motion picture or otherwise) and auditoriums;

38. Television sales, services, and repairs;

39. Watch repair shops;

40. Fortunetelling as defined in Chapter 5.40;

41. Repealed;

42. Repealed;

43. Internet cafe;

B. Retail business uses similar to those set forth in subsection A of this section as provided in Section 18.42.040;

C. (Deleted);

D. Parking lots for automobiles. The provisions of Chapter 18.40 of this code shall apply;

E. Uses customarily incidental to retail businesses or accessory buildings when located on the same lot provided there shall be no manufacturing, assembling, compounding, processing or treatment of products;

F. Substations. The requirement that the permitted use be conducted wholly within a completely enclosed building shall not apply to an electric distribution substation;

G. (Deleted);

H. Accessory uses in commercial parking lots subject to site plan review pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 18.44 of this code; and

I. Wireless telecommunications facility, subject to site plan approval as required by Chapter 18.44. (Ord. 1757 § 5, 2015; Ord. 1738 § 15, 2012; Ord. 1737 § 21, 2012; Ord. 1714 § 2(G) and (H), 2010; Ord. 1666 §§ 21, 22, 2005; Ord. 1667 §§ 21, 22, 2004; Ord. 1554 § 4, 1998; Ord. 1550 § 4, 1998; Ord. 1517 § 12, 1997; Ord. 1487 § 5, 1995; prior code § 10-3.1502)

18.30.030 Uses permitted subject to a conditional use permit.

The following uses may be permitted subject to issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 18.46 of this code:

A. Establishments selling or serving alcoholic beverages for consumption on or off the premises;

B. Day care facilities;

C. Group care facilities and community care facilities, but excluding community care facilities for residential uses for less than seven persons;

D. Hospitals;

E. Amusement arcades;

F. Health facilities;

G. Massage establishments that are not otherwise subject to an exception pursuant to Section 5.48.030;

H. Urgent care centers;

I. Churches and related facilities. Related facilities do not include day care facilities, schools (kindergarten through twelfth grade), and rectories, convents, parsonages or minister’s residences;

J. Self-service laundromats;

K. Supermarkets;

L. Those uses permitted with a conditional use permit, pursuant to Section 18.46.030C. (Ord. 1757 § 6, 2015; Ord. 1737 § 22, 2012; Ord. 1683 § 34, 2006; Urg. Ord. 1682; Ord. 1666 § 23, 2005; Ord. 1667 § 23, 2004; Ord. 1554 § 5, 1998: Ord. 1517 § 13, 1997; prior code § 10-3.1503)

18.30.040 Uses prohibited.

All uses not listed in Sections 18.30.020 and 18.30.030 are deemed to be expressly prohibited, except those determined to be similar pursuant to the provisions of Section 18.42.040. No similar use determination may be made for the following specific uses, which are deemed to be incompatible with the uses permitted in the C-2 zone and are therefore prohibited:

A. Residential uses;

B. Any combination of residential and nonresidential uses in any building or structure or on any lot;

C. Hotels and motels;

D. Industrial uses;

E. Laboratories, other than medical and dental;

F. Wholesaling and warehousing;

G. (Deleted);

H. Outdoor sales, including sales of products from trucks, conducted on vacant lots and outdoor sales of products not related to the business conducted on the premises;

I. Adult-oriented businesses as defined by Section 18.62.020G;

J. It is unlawful to sell, contract to sell, offer to sell, display for the purpose of sale, or permit the sale of any vehicle from a vacant or unimproved lot. “Vehicle,” as used in this subsection, means and includes everything so defined in the Vehicle Code of the state and, in addition, boats;

K. Swap meets. (Ord. 1738 § 16, 2012; Ord. 1517 § 14, 1997; Ord. 1498 § 7, 1996; Ord. 1483 § 3, 1994; prior code § 10-3.1504)

18.30.050 Property development standards.

The property development standards set forth in this section shall apply to all land and buildings in the C-2 zone.

A. Lot area: There shall be a minimum area of seven thousand and five hundred square feet.

B. Lot dimensions: every lot shall have a minimum width of fifty feet. Every lot shall have a minimum depth of one hundred fifty feet.

C. Building height/FAR: Building heights shall not exceed sixty-five feet in general, shall not exceed thirty-five feet within one hundred feet of a zone boundary line between the C-2 zone and any R-1 and R-2 zone, and shall not exceed forty-five feet within one hundred feet of a zone boundary line between the C-2 and R-3 zones. The gross floor area of buildings or structures on a lot or lots that comprise a project site shall not exceed 0.50 FAR.

D. Building setbacks: See Section 18.42.085.

E. Distance between buildings: No distance between buildings shall be required other than where a lot is now used for residential purposes, in which case the provisions of the R-4 zone (Chapter 18.18 of this code) shall apply.

F. Fences, hedges, and walls: The provisions of Section 18.42.070 of this code shall apply.

G. Access: there shall be adequate vehicular access to off-street parking facilities from a dedicated street, service road or alley. The design of the access shall conform to all the standards and specifications of the city.

H. Signs: the provisions of Chapter 18.58 of this code shall apply.

I. Off-street parking and loading: The provisions of Chapter 18.40 of this code shall apply. (Ord. 1738 § 31, 2012; Ord. 1683 § 35, 2006; Urg. Ord. 1682; prior code § 10-3.1505)