Chapter 17.31
P OR BUSINESS PARK AND PLANNED INDUSTRIAL SMALL LOT COMBINING DISTRICT*

Sections:

17.31.010    Establishment of P, or business park and planned industrial small lot combining district.

17.31.020    Building site area and general development plan.

17.31.030    Lot coverage.

17.31.040    Architectural design.

17.31.050    Front yard.

17.31.060    Interior side yard.

17.31.070    Exterior side yard.

17.31.080    Rear yard.

17.31.090    District boundary buffer.

17.31.100    Outside storage areas.

17.31.110    Off-street truck maneuvering.

*    Prior ordinance history: Ords. 89-7, 93-2, 93-8 and 93-9.

17.31.010 Establishment of P, or business park and planned industrial small lot combining district.

The P district may be combined with the BP, or business park district, and with the M, or industrial district. When combined with the BP district, the title of the P combining district shall be “P, or business park small lot combining district.” When combined with the M, or industrial district, the title of the P combining district shall be “P, or planned industrial small lot combining district.” The minimum area for designation as a district shall be eight acres, except that lots containing one and one-half acres or less which existed prior to the enactment of the ordinance creating the P district zoning designation (June 20, 1989) shall also be eligible to be zoned P. No more than half of the acreage within a P district shall be developed with lots of two or more acres. (Ord. 95-8 § 3 (part), 1995: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.31.020 Building site area and general development plan.

The minimum building site area shall be the same as the underlying district. However, should the P district be combined with the BP district and a general development plan integrating parking, loading, landscaping and/or related facilities is approved for the entire district, the minimum building site area shall be one-half acre. A general development plan shall be approved following the procedures of Chapter 17.50, Site and Architectural Design Review, except that building elevations may not be required. When a general development plan is required for a P district, all design review approvals for developments within the district shall be compatible with an adopted general development plan. (Ord. 95-8 § 3 (part), 1995: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.31.030 Lot coverage.

Maximum percentage of lot coverage permitted in the P district shall be forty percent. However, should landscaping plans showing a minimum of fifteen percent of the building site area as landscaped area be submitted for approval of the planning director the maximum percentage of lot coverage permitted in the P district shall be forty-five percent. (Ord. 96-12 § 1 (part), 1996: Ord. 95-8 § 3 (part), 1995: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.31.040 Architectural design.

Prior to the development of any property within a P district, design review approval shall be obtained regarding a conceptual architectural design theme and/or written design guidelines to be applied to eventual site development within the entire district. Site development compliance with an approved theme and/or design guidelines shall be a condition of designation of the district in order to insure architectural compatibility of eventual development projects within the district. Determinations of development architectural compatibility shall be made by the planning commission or city council upon appeal during their project site and architectural design review. All roof-mounted equipment shall be screened from ground view by materials compatible with the architectural treatment of the building. (Ord. 95-8 § 3 (part), 1995: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.31.050 Front yard.

Minimum front yard setbacks for buildings required in the P district shall be ten percent of the average lot depth with a minimum of fifteen feet required and a maximum of thirty feet required. However, as an alternative to the minimum setbacks for buildings as provided above in this section and as provided in Section 17.31.070, the building setbacks for buildings adjacent to a public street may be established on approved subdivision map recorded in the office of the recorder of the county or by an approved general development plan. Said alternative building setbacks shall show or describe both minimum and maximum building setbacks adjacent to all public streets in accordance with the approved general development plan. Such alternatives shall only be granted to accomplish specific urban design objectives defined by the project proponent and approved by the site and architectural design review board. (Ord. 96-12 § 1 (part), 1996: Ord. 95-8 § 3 (part), 1995: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.31.060 Interior side yard.

In the P district, side yards which are not adjacent to a public street shall be required to be a minimum of five percent of the average lot width with the smallest acceptable required yard being equal to one-half the height of the adjacent building wall and the largest required yard being twenty feet. All portions of the required yard without driveways, parking or loading areas shall be landscaped to the satisfaction of the design review board. However, in the case of a lot under one acre, one interior side yard or rear yard shall be allowed to have a zero-foot setback. (Ord. 95-8 § 3 (part), 1995: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.31.070 Exterior side yard.

Minimum exterior side yard setbacks for buildings required in the P district shall be ten percent of the average lot depth with a minimum of fifteen feet required and a maximum of thirty feet required. However, as an alternative to the minimum setbacks for buildings as provided above in this section and as provided in Section 17.31.050, the building setbacks for buildings adjacent to a public street may be established on approved subdivision map recorded in the office of the recorder of the county or by an approved general development plan. Said alternative building setbacks shall show or describe both minimum and maximum building setbacks adjacent to all public streets in accordance with the approved general development plan. Such alternatives shall only be granted to accomplish specific urban design objectives defined by the project proponent and approved by the site and architectural design review board. (Ord. 96-12 § 1 (part), 1996: Ord. 95-8 § 3 (part), 1995: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.31.080 Rear yard.

Minimum rear yard required in the P district shall be five percent of the average lot depth with the smallest acceptable required yard being equal to one-half the height of the adjacent building wall and the largest required yard being twenty feet. That portion of the yard which is five or more feet from the lot line may be used for required parking. All portions of the required yard without parking shall be landscaped to the satisfaction of the design review board. (Ord. 95-8 § 3 (part), 1995: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.31.090 District boundary buffer.

When the district buffer coincides with other yards required in the P district, the provisions of this section shall control except where the district boundary is adjacent to property planned for industrial uses. Minimum distance from the P district boundary to any building within the district shall be twenty feet, all of which shall be landscaped to the satisfaction of the design review board. However, when the district boundary line is adjacent to a railroad right-of-way, only the first four feet adjacent to the right-of-way shall be required to be landscaped. Further, when the approved general development plan orients outdoor parking and truck loading facilities away from the district boundary, the planning commission may reduce the width of the landscaped area within the district boundary buffer to as little as ten feet total width when deemed necessary by the planning commission to accomplish landscape screening to the satisfaction of the design review board. (Ord. 95-8 § 3 (part), 1995: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.31.100 Outside storage areas.

In addition to the standards for outside storage areas established by Section 17.29.110, or Section 17.30.150 as applicable, proposed outdoor storage shall be permitted only if it is determined through site and architectural design review by the planning commission or city council upon appeal that the location, screening and type of equipment and materials to be stored are such that there will be no significant adverse visual impact on any adjacent property or other property within the P district. (Ord. 95-8 § 3 (part), 1995: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)

17.31.110 Off-street truck maneuvering.

Parking and loading areas shall be designed so that all maneuvering of trucks in or out of parking and loading spaces shall be conducted on the building site and out of the public right-of-way. (Ord. 95-8 § 3 (part), 1995: zoning ordinance dated 7/94 (part), 1994)