Chapter 17.24
C-2 OR GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT*

Sections:

17.24.010    Generally.

17.24.020    Permitted uses.

17.24.030    Conditional uses.

17.24.040    Accessory uses and buildings.

17.24.050    Building height.

17.24.060    Site area.

17.24.070    Site width.

17.24.080    Front yard.

17.24.090    Side yard.

17.24.100    Rear yard.

17.24.110    Parking.

*    Prior ordinance history: Ords. 77-10, 83-11, 86-10 and 94-3.

17.24.010 Generally.

The regulations in this chapter shall apply in all C-2 districts and shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 17.06. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.24.020 Permitted uses.

Uses permitted in the C-2 districts shall be as follows:

A.    Retail stores and shops of light commercial character and conducted within a building, including appliance stores, bakeries (retail only), banks, barbershops, beauty parlors, bookstores, cleaner or laundry agents, dress shops, drugstores, florist shops, food stores, restaurants, furniture and millinery shops when incidental to the retail sales of such items, hardware stores, offices, radio sales, shoe shops, studios, tailor shops, personal service establishments, and other uses which are of similar character to those enumerated and which will not be detrimental or obnoxious to the neighborhood in which they are to be located;

B.    Auto laundries, auto repair shops, auto sales (except used cars), boarding kennels, bottling works, carpenter shops, dancing academies, lumber yards, pet shops, paint, paperhanging and decorator shops, plumbing shops, service stations (except those requiring a use permit under Section 17.24.030), storage of household goods, tinsmith shops, undertaking establishments, wholesale stores or storage (except those requiring a use permit under Section 17.24.030). (Ord. 2002-09 § 1, 2002; zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.24.030 Conditional uses.

Uses permitted, subject to first securing a use permit in each case, in the C-2 districts shall be as follows:

A.    Hotels, motels, clubs and lodges;

B.    Public and quasi-public uses, including schools, churches and public utility buildings;

C.    Drive-in banks, open air retail and wholesale sales, drive-in restaurants, refreshment stands, theaters, laundries, development laboratories, used car sales, used or secondhand goods, and other uses which are of similar character;

D.    Wholesale distributors of petroleum products, contractors’ yards, welding shops and other uses of a similar character;

E.    Manufacture of clothing, handicraft products, printing, lithographing, and other light manufacturing or industrial uses of a similar character;

F.    Airports, heliports, and landing strips for aircraft;

G.    Single-family, duplex and multiple-family residential dwellings limited to studio and one-bedroom units with a minimum of five hundred twenty-five square feet and a maximum of nine hundred square feet to a maximum density of one unit per five thousand square feet of lot area within the same building as commercial uses on the site and located above those commercial uses. Such residential uses shall be permitted subject to site and architectural design review approval. However, if residential use is existing or approved for a site, only those uses identified in Section 17.24.020(A) of this chapter shall be allowed on the same site and all other permitted uses and all conditional uses listed in this chapter shall not be permitted on the site. (Ord. 2005-02 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2005; zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.24.040 Accessory uses and buildings.

Accessory uses and buildings permitted in the C-2 districts shall be accessory uses and buildings appurtenant to any permitted use. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.24.050 Building height.

Maximum building height limit in the C-2 districts shall be thirty-five feet. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.24.060 Site area.

Minimum building site area required in the C-2 districts shall be two thousand square feet. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.24.070 Site width.

Average building site width required in the C-2 districts shall be twenty-five feet. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.24.080 Front yard.

Minimum front yard required in the C-2 district shall be ten feet all of which shall be landscaped save and excepting therefrom driveways for ingress and egress. (Ord. 2002-01 § 1 (part), 2002; zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.24.090 Side yard.

No minimum side yards are required in the C-2 districts, except where the side yard abuts a street. A side yard which abuts a street shall have a minimum width of ten percent of the average site width, but in no case more than ten feet or less than five feet. (Ord. 2002-01 § 1 (part), 2002: Ord. 97-11 § 1 (part), 1997: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.24.100 Rear yard.

Minimum rear yards required in the C-2 districts shall be five feet, except where the lot abuts any lot in an R or K district, in which case the abutting rear yard shall not be less than twenty feet. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.24.110 Parking.

For parking requirements in the C-2 districts, see Chapter 17.44. (Zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)