Chapter 17.36


17.36.010    Purpose and application.

17.36.020    Property development standards.

17.36.030    Public school tenant uses.

17.36.010 Purpose and application.

A. The PF zone is intended to provide for the wide range of public uses likely to be located on public property. Public uses are those conducted by governmental or nonprofit agencies. However, this zone will also provide for complementary private and commercial uses which, within the overall guidance of the general plan, provide a public benefit.

B. The zone is further intended to protect neighboring private uses from potentially incompatible public uses. It will be applied to areas designated “public” and “park” on the general plan map. (Ord. 1346 § 2 (part), 1999; Ord. 1016 § 1 (part), 1984: Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9203.7(A))

17.36.020 Property development standards.

The property development standards for the PF zone are as follows:

A. Yards: See Section 17.16.020.

B. Maximum height: Thirty-five feet (see also Sections 17.16.020 and 17.16.040).

C. Maximum coverage: Sixty percent (see also Section 17.16.030).

D. Maximum floor area ratio: The ratio of gross building floor area to site area shall not exceed:

1. For a parcel adjacent to a C-D zone: 2.0;

2. For a parcel not adjacent to a C-D zone: 1.0.

E. Standard Lot Dimensions.

1. Minimum lot area: Six thousand square feet.

2. Minimum lot width: Sixty feet.

3. Minimum lot depth: Ninety feet.

4. Minimum street frontage: Forty feet.

F. Parking requirements: See Section 17.16.060. (Ord. 1500 § 3 (part), 2007; Ord. 1437 § 1 (part), 2003; Ord. 1365 § 3 (part), 2000: Ord. 1016 § 1 (part), 1984: Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9203.7(B))

17.36.030 Public school tenant uses.

A. Purpose, Scope and Duration. In order to allow more complete use of space made available by declining enrollment, certain commercial activities may be established in the public schools in addition to the uses listed in Table 9 (Section 17.22.010) of these regulations. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these regulations to the contrary and in conformance with the general plan, the following provisions shall apply to such uses. The director may act to extend all temporary permits, regardless of the type of permit.

B. Uses Allowed by Public School Tenant Permit. The director approves public school tenant permits subject to the standards in subsection (F) of this section. The director may establish conditions to further the intent of this section. A public notice shall be posted at the site of each proposed school tenant use. If anyone informs the community development department of a question or objection concerning the proposed school use that cannot be resolved by staff to the satisfaction of the complainant, within five days of the posting, the director shall schedule a hearing for the application as provided for administrative use permits. If no questions or objections are received by the community development department that cannot be resolved, the director may issue the permit upon submission of all required information and without further notice or public hearing. The following uses may be established by school tenant permits within public schools in the PF zone:

1. Public and private educational programs different from those normally conducted at the school, such as full-time, adult programs at an elementary school, or professional, vocational or recreational classes;

2. Storage of furnishings and records;

3. Telephone answering or paging service;

4. Stenographic, court reporting, typing, graphic design, editing and translating services;

5. Child day care.

C. Uses Allowed with Administrative Approval. If the director approves an administrative use permit, as provided in Sections 17.58.020 through 17.58.080, subject to the standards in subsection (F) of this section, the following uses may be established within public schools in the PF zone:

1. Office – Business and service;

2. Government agency administrative offices with infrequent visitation;

3. Social service organizations;

4. Studio – Art, dance, martial arts, music, etc.;

5. Office for equipment sales or repair, excluding on-site sales or vehicle repair;

6. Clothing repair or alteration and repair of small appliances, watches, musical instruments and similar items;

7. Processing offices;

8. Maintenance service, client site services.

D. Uses Allowed with Planning Commission Approval. If the planning commission approves a use permit, as provided in Section 17.58.080, subject to the standards in subsection (F) of this section, the following uses may be established within public schools in the PF zone:

1. Business support services;

2. Library, museum.

E. Other Uses Allowed. Other uses may be allowed, or allowed with administrative or planning commission approval. The community development director must determine that the use is similar in character and impacts on its surroundings to one of those listed in subsections (B), (C) or (D) of this section.

F. Standards. The following standards shall be conditions of approval for all types of permits. Whether these standards can reasonably be met shall be considered when deciding if a use permit should be approved for a specific use in a specific location:

1. Parking as required by Section 17.16.060 shall be provided;

2. There will be adequate space for the function itself and supporting activities such as parking, in addition to all other activities previously established at the school;

3. The use will not require structural changes to the school building, inconsistent with future school use of the building, unless there is written guarantee the building will be restored for school use upon termination of the lease or permit;

4. There will be minimal customer, client or delivery traffic;

5. Clients or customers shall not visit the leased space between eleven p.m. and seven a.m.;

6. There will be minimal employee activity at night and on weekends;

7. Activities shall be conducted entirely within the school building or on established playing fields and shall not alter the appearance of the building or the playing fields, except as provided in subsection (F)(3) of this subsection;

8. No vehicle larger than a three-quarter-ton truck may be used by the tenant at the lease site;

9. Activities conducted and materials or equipment used shall not change the fire-safety or occupancy classifications of the premises until a building permit has been issued and the necessary improvements installed;

10. No use shall cause noise, dust, vibration, offensive smell, smoke, glare or electrical interference, or other hazard or nuisance;

11. All uses must meet fire department standards for access, hydrant locations, and fire flow prior to occupancy. (Ord. 1500 § 3 (part), 2007; Ord. 1016 § 1 (part), 1984: Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9203.7(C))