Chapter 17.24


17.24.010    Zoning Map

17.24.020    Zoning Districts

17.24.030    Zoning District Boundaries

17.24.040    Conformance with Zoning District Regulations

17.24.010 Zoning Map:

The council hereby adopts the city of Greenfield zoning map (hereafter referred to as the "zoning map"), which is on file with the department. The zoning map is hereby incorporated into this title by reference as though it were fully included herein. (Ord. 473 §3, 2007)

17.24.020 Zoning Districts:

The city of Greenfield shall be divided into zoning districts that implement the Greenfield general plan. The zoning districts as listed in table 17.24-1 of this section and defined in this division are hereby established, and shall be shown on the zoning map. The table lists all zoning districts, zoning symbols, and corresponding general plan land use designations andlor policies implemented by each respective zoning district. In case of discrepancy between the general plan and zoning code names for zoning districts, the name provided in this title shall prevail. The table distinguishes between base and overlay zoning districts as follows:

A.    Base Zoning: Every parcel throughout the city has a base zoning district that establishes the primary type and intensity of land use for the parcel, along with development regulations for that particular type and intensity of land use.

B.    Overlay Zoning: Overlay zoning supplements base zoning districts to allow more flexibility from the standard provisions of the underlying base zone, to ensure preservation of a particular feature where special circumstances are needed, or to specify additional standards or guidelines for an area. In the event of conflict between the base zoning district regulations and the overlay zoning regulations, the provisions of the overlay zoning district regulations shall apply.

TABLE 17.24-1


Zoning District Symbol

Zoning District Name

General Plan Land Use Designation Implemented By Zoning District

Agricultural Zoning Districts


Artisan agricultural/visitor serving

Artisan agricultural/visitor serving

Residential Zoning Districts


Residential estate (1 to 2 du/acre)

Residential estate


Single-family residential (1 to 7 du/acre)

Low density residential


Multiple-family residential (7 to 15 du/acre)

Medium density residential, mixed use overlay


High density infill (12 to 21 du/acre)

High density residential, mixed use overlay

Commercial Zoning Districts


Neighborhood commercial

Neighborhood commercial center, mixed use overlay


Retail business

Downtown conunercial, mixed use overlay


Highway commercial

Highway commercial, regional commercial center overlay, gateway overlay, mixed use overlay

Office Zoning Districts


Professional office

Professional office, mixed use overlay

Industrial Zoning Districts


Light industrial

Light industrial, industrial park overlay


Heavy industrial

Heavy industrial

Public Zoning Districts


Public and quasi-public

Public and quasi-public


Open space

Recreation and open space

Overlay Districts


Mixed use overlay

Mixed use overlay, professional office, downtown commercial, artisan agricultural and visitor serving, gateway overlay


Gateway overlay

Artisan agricultural and visitor serving, downtown commercial, highway commercial, gateway overlay, mixed use overlay


Industrial park overlay

Industrial park overlay, light industrial


Regional commercial overlay

Regional commercial overlay, highway commercial

(Ord. 473 §3, 2007)

17.24.030 Zoning District Boundaries:

If there is uncertainty about the location of any zoning district boundary shown on the official zoning map, the precise location of the boundary shall be determined by the director.

A.    Where a zoning district’s boundaries approximately follow lot, alley or street lines, such lot lines and street and alley centerlines shall be construed as the district boundaries;

B.    If a district boundary divides a parcel and the boundary line location is not specified by distances printed on the zoning map, the location of the boundary will be determined by using the scale appearing on the zoning map; and

C.    Where a public street or alley is officially vacated or abandoned, the property that was formerly in the street or alley will be included within the zoning district of the adjoining property on either side of the centerline of the vacated or abandoned street or alley. (Ord. 473 §3, 2007)

17.24.040 Conformance With Zoning District Regulations:

Except as otherwise provided in this title:

A.    No building or structure shall be erected and no existing building shall be moved, altered, added to, or enlarged, nor shall any land, building, or premises be used or designated for any purpose or in any manner other than is permitted in the zoning district in which such building, land or premises is located.

B.    No building shall be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered to exceed in height the limit designated in this title for the zoning district in which such building is located.

C.    No building shall be erected, nor shall any existing building be altered, enlarged or rebuilt, nor shall any open space be encroached upon or reduced in any manner, except in conformity to the yard, building site area, and building location regulations designated in this title for the zoning district in which such building or open space is located.

D.    No yard or other open space abutting any building and provided for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this title shall be considered as providing a yard or open space for any other building on any other building site. (Ord. 473 §3, 2007)