Chapter 17.94
PUBLIC AND INSTITUTIONAL FACILITIES

17.94.010 Religious Assembly Uses

(Zoning Ordinance Amendment 03-06, adopted by City Council June 25, 2003.)

A.    Purpose and intent

It is the purpose of these regulations to establish specific standards for religious assembly uses. The intent is to preserve the integrity of residential and commercial areas by preventing negative health, safety, aesthetic, and traffic impacts, while allowing for establishment and operation of a religious assembly use within the area. (Zoning Ordinance Amendment 03-06, adopted by City Council June 25, 2003.)

B.    Development standards

All religious assembly uses shall comply with the following standards in addition to all other applicable statutes, ordinances, and regulations: (Zoning Ordinance Amendment 03-06, adopted by City Council June 25, 2003.)

1.    The minimum size of the lot or area shall be twenty thousand (20,000) square feet, except where such facility is to be located within an existing commercial development.

2.    All structures shall conform to the applicable development standards of the zone and Division 8, standards including but not limited to, setbacks, height and lot coverage of the underlying zone; however, in no event shall a structure utilized for religious instruction, worship, guidance or other congregation of persons be located closer than 20 feet to adjacent residentially designated parcels. (Zoning Ordinance Amendment 03-06, adopted by City Council June 25, 2003.)

3.    On-site landscaping shall be consistent with that prevailing in the neighborhood and shall be installed and maintained, pursuant to applicable City Ordinances. Landscaping should be incorporated to reduce visual and noise impacts on surrounding properties, through appropriate screening of parking lots and other areas as deemed appropriate.

4.    Outdoor activities may only be conducted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Any outdoor activities or events which include the use of tents or which provide amplified sound systems will require approval of a Temporary Use Permit.

5.    Approval of a religious assembly use pursuant to this Section does not permit any school, day nursery, kindergarten or any congregation of persons for purposes other than religious instruction, worship or guidance, except that a commercial day care use may be permitted as an accessory use to the religious assembly use with the approval of a Conditional Use Permit where religious assembly uses are permitted by the Zoning Ordinance and pursuant to PMC 17.92.120. (Zoning Ordinance Amendment 98-1, adopted by City Council March 10, 1999.) (Zoning Ordinance Amendment 03-06, adopted by City Council June 25, 2003.)

C.    Review process

All religious assembly uses shall be subject to the review process set forth in each zone. All facilities shall be reviewed by the Development Advisory Board. In making the decision for approval of the proposed religious assembly use, the reviewing authority shall consider consistency with this Section and other applicable provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. (Zoning Ordinance Amendment 03-06, adopted by City Council June 25, 2003.)

17.94.020 Golf Courses

A.    Purpose and intent

These regulations establish specific standards for golf courses in order to prevent the creation of any nuisance or annoyance to the occupants of neighboring dwellings while allowing establishment and operation of golf courses and related facilities.

B.    Development standards

Golf courses shall be constructed in the following manner:

1.    Design and irrigation of the golf course shall incorporate the use of native and drought tolerant vegetation and other water conservation techniques.

2.    Treated effluent shall be used for irrigation where available and feasible.

3.    Perimeter walls or fences shall provide a viewshed window design along all public rights-of-way, incorporating a mix of pilasters and wrought iron fencing or equivalent treatment.

4.    All accessory facilities, including but not limited to, clubhouses, maintenance buildings, and half-way club houses shall be designed and located to ensure compatibility and consistency with the overall golf course setting.

5.    Lighting of any facilities including but not limited to driving ranges shall be directed away from residential areas and public rights-of-way and of an intensity appropriate to the given location and site characteristics.

C.    Review process

Golf Courses shall be subject to Conditional Use Permit approval in accordance with Chapter 17.22 PMC, as specified by the applicable zone district.

17.94.030 Congregate Meal Facilities

(Zoning Ordinance Amendment 98-1, adopted by City Council March 10, 1999.)

A.    Purpose and Intent

It is the purpose of these regulations to establish specific standards for congregate meal facilities. The intent is to prevent the creation of any adverse impacts to adjacent properties while ensuring that adequate meal services and facilities are available to serve those who are homeless or low income.

B.    Development Standards

All congregate meal facilities shall conform to the following standards:

1.    Property requirements: The parcel upon which the congregate meal facility is established shall conform to all standards of the underlying land use and zone district.

2.    Clientele requirements: Meals shall be provided only to families or individuals who are homeless or low income.

3.    Distance requirements:

a.    No more than one (1) congregate meal facility shall be permitted within ¼ mile (1,320 feet) of another congregate meal facility or transitional housing facility measured from property line to property line.

b.    Congregate meal facilities shall be located a minimum of five hundred (500) feet from any school.

c.    Congregate meal facilities shall be located a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) feet from any single-family residential zone or use.

4.    Hours of operation: Congregate meal facilities shall only operate between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

5.    Parking: Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 17.87 PMC, Off-Street Parking.

6.    Service restrictions:

a.    All activities associated with the facility, including the serving of food and beverages, shall occur within an enclosed building.

b.    Overnight accommodations are not permitted.

c.    Drive-up or drive through service is not permitted.

d.    Live entertainment is not permitted.

e.    Distribution or consumption of alcoholic beverage on the premises is not permitted.

7.    Handicap access: The facility shall comply with the minimum handicapped requirements.

8.    Security: The facility shall be designed to provide maximum security for all clients and employees. A security plan shall be established and submitted to the Planning Department for review.

9.    Other requirements: Congregate meal facilities shall conform with all local, state, and federal requirements.

17.94.040 Homeless Shelters

(Zoning Ordinance Amendment 98-1, adopted by City Council March 10, 1999.)

A.    Purpose and Intent

It is the purpose of these regulations to establish specific standards for homeless shelters. The intent is to prevent the creation of any adverse impact to adjacent properties while ensuring that adequate shelter facilities are provided for the homeless.

B.    Development Standards

All homeless shelters shall conform to the following standards:

1.    Property requirements: The parcel upon which the homeless shelter is established shall conform to all standards of the underlying land use and zone district.

2.    Occupancy limitations: Nightly sleeping accommodations shall only be provided for homeless persons that is limited to occupancy of six months or less by a homeless person. (Zoning Ordinance Amendment 11-05, adopted by City Council September 5, 2012.)

3.    Distance requirements:

a.    No more than one (1) homeless shelter shall be permitted within 300 feet of another homeless shelter, or transitional or supportive housing facility measured from property line to property line. (Zoning Ordinance Amendment 11-5, adopted by City Council September 5, 2012.)

4.    Minimum provisions:

a.    Homeless shelters shall provide at least 35 square feet of sleeping area per bed.

b.    Homeless shelters shall provided at least one (1) toilet, sink and shower for every fifteen (15) beds, or as otherwise required by the Uniform Building Code.

c.    Homeless shelters shall provide on-site supervision at all times. At least one full-time equivalent employee shall be provided for every 20 beds.

5.    Common areas: Any living, dining and/or kitchen areas shall be physically separated from sleeping areas.

6.    Hours of operation: Homeless shelters shall be limited to the hours between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

7.    Parking: Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 17.87 PMC, Off-Street Parking.

8.    Handicap access: The shelter shall comply with the minimum handicapped requirements.

9.    Security: The shelter shall be designed to provide adequate security for clients and employees. A security plan shall be established and submitted to the Planning Department for review.

10.    Other requirements: Homeless shelters shall conform with all local, state, and federal requirements.