Chapter 14-16
DISTRICT REGULATIONS

Sections:

Part 1: General

14-16.100    Districts.

Part 2: R-1—Single-Family Residential District (Low Density)

14-16.200    Purpose.

14-16.201    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.202    Accessory uses.

14-16.203    Conditional uses.

14-16.204    District regulations.

14-16.205    Minimum net land area.

Part 2-A: R-1P—Single-Family Planned Residential District

14-16.250    Purpose.

14-16.251    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.252    Accessory uses.

14-16.253    Conditional uses.

14-16.254    District regulations.

14-16.255    Minimum net land area.

14-16.256    Limitations to R-1P regulations.

14-16.257    Master Plan regulations.

14-16.257.1    Applications.

Part 3: RM-2—Multiple Residential District (Medium Density)

14-16.300    Purpose.

14-16.301    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.302    Accessory uses.

14-16.303    Conditional uses.

14-16.304    District regulations.

14-16.305    Minimum net land area.

14-16.306    Limitations to modification approval.

Part 4: RM-3—Multiple Residential District (High Density)

14-16.400    Purpose.

14-16.401    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.402    Accessory uses.

14-16.403    Conditional uses.

14-16.404    District regulations.

14-16.405    Minimum net land area.

14-16.406    Limitations to modification approval.

Part 5: IP—Industrial Park District

14-16.500    Purpose.

14-16.501    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.502    Accessory uses.

14-16.503    Conditional uses.

14-16.504    Prohibited uses.

14-16.505    District regulations.

14-16.506    Industrially related uses.

Part 6: IG—General Industrial District

14-16.600    Purpose.

14-16.601    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.602    Accessory uses.

14-16.603    Conditional uses.

14-16.603.1    Prohibited uses.

14-16.604    District regulations.

Part 8: PF—Public Facilities and N-Institutional Districts

14-16.800    Purpose.

14-16.801    Public district development standards (Table).

14-16.802    Permitted, development permitted, and Special Use Permit uses (Table).

14-16.803    Use regulations.

Part 10: CCA—Central Commercial Core Area District

14-16.1000    Purpose.

14-16.1001    Principal Permitted Uses.

14-16.1002    Conditional uses.

14-16.1002.1    Prohibited uses.

14-16.1003    Development Regulations.

14-16.1004    Additional restrictions.

Part 11: CC—Central Commercial District

14-16.1100    Purpose.

14-16.1101    (Not used).

14-16.1102    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.1103    Accessory uses.

14-16.1104    Conditional uses.

14-16.1105    District regulations.

Part 12: CT—Thoroughfare Commercial District

14-16.1200    Purpose.

14-16.1201    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.1202    Accessory uses.

14-16.1203    Conditional uses.

14-16.1204    District regulations.

Part 13: CN—Neighborhood Commercial District

14-16.1300    Purpose.

14-16.1301    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.1302    Accessory uses, buildings, and structures.

14-16.1303    Conditional uses.

14-16.1303.1    Prohibited uses.

14-16.1304    District regulations.

Part 14: CNS—Neighborhood Shopping Center District

14-16.1400    Purpose.

14-16.1401    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.1402    Accessory use.

14-16.1403    Conditional uses.

14-16.1403.1    Prohibited uses.

14-16.1404    District regulations.

Part 15: CO—Office District

14-16.1500    Purpose.

14-16.1501    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.1502    Accessory uses.

14-16.1503    Conditional uses.

14-16.1503.1    Prohibited uses.

14-16.1504    District regulations.

14-16.1505    Additional requirements.

Part 16: CV—Visitor Commercial District

14-16.1600    Purpose.

14-16.1601    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.1602    Accessory uses.

14-16.1603    Conditional uses.

14-16.1604    District regulations.

14-16.1605    Additional requirements.

Part 17: EM-A-1—Exclusive Agricultural District

14-16.1700    Purpose.

14-16.1701    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.1702    Conditional uses.

14-16.1703    District regulations.

Part 18: EM-A-2—Interim Agricultural District

14-16.1800    Purpose.

14-16.1801    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.1802    Conditional uses.

14-16.1803    District regulations.

Part 19: EM-OS—Open Space District (Privately-Owned Lands)

14-16.1900    Purpose.

14-16.1901    Principal permitted uses.

14-16.1902    Conditional uses.

14-16.1903    District regulations.

Part 20: EM-HP—Historical Preservation District

Part 21: EM-SC—Special Condition District

14-16.2100    Purpose.

14-16.2101    General provisions.

14-16.2102    Applicability.

14-16.2103    Removal of “X” designation.

Part 22: EM-F—Flood Protection District

14-16.2200    Purpose.

14-16.2201    General provisions.

14-16.2202    Regulations: FW—Floodway District.

14-16.2203    Regulations: FP—Flood Plain District.

Part 23: EM-SS—Seismic Safety District

14-16.2300    Purpose.

14-16.2301    Designation.

14-16.2302    Application of regulations.

14-16.2303    Uses.

14-16.2304    Geologic reports.

14-16.2305    Setbacks.

14-16.2306    Existing structures.

Part 24: EM-H — Hillside District

14-16.2400    Purpose.

14-16.2401    General provisions.

Part 25: PD — Planned Development District

14-16.2500    Purpose.

14-16.2501    Designation.

14-16.2502    Intent.

14-16.2503    Modified regulations.

14-16.2504    Eligibility criteria.

14-16.2505    General procedure.

14-16.2506    Adopting planned development residential combining district.

14-16.2507    Adoptions.

14-16.2508    Criteria for approval.

14-16.2509    Special use permit required.

14-16.2510    Specific development plan required.

14-16.2511    Processing applications.

Part 1: General

14-16.100 Districts.

The following districts with land uses and regulations are included in this chapter:

Part

 

 

Section

 

 

RESIDENTIAL

 

2

R-1

Single-Family Residential District (Low Density)

14-16.200

2A

R-1P

Single-Family Planned Residential District

14-16.250

3

RM-2

Multiple Residential District (Medium Density)

14-16.300

4

RM-3

Multiple Residential District (High Density)

14-16.400

 

 

INDUSTRIAL

 

5

IP

Industrial Park District

14-16.500

6

IG

General Industrial District

14-16.600

 

 

PUBLIC AND QUASI-PUBLIC OWNERSHIP

 

8

PF and N

Public Facilities and Institutional District

14-16.800

 

 

COMMERCIAL RETAIL AND SERVICES

 

10

CCA

Central Commercial Core Area District

14-16.1000

11

CC

Central Commercial District

14-16.1100

12

CT

Thoroughfare Commercial District

14-16.1200

13

CN

Neighborhood Commercial District

14-16.1300

14

CNS

Neighborhood Shopping Center District

14-16.1400

15

CO

Office District

14-16.1500

16

CV

Visitor Commercial District

14-16.1600

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

 

17

EM-A-1

Exclusive Agricultural District

14-16.1700

18

EM-A-2

Interim Agricultural District

14-16.1800

19

EM-OS

Open Space District (Privately-Owned Lands)

14-16.1900

20

EM-HP

Historical Preservation District

14-16.2000

21

EM-SC

Special Condition District

14-16.2100

22

EM-F

Flood Protection District

 

 

 

FC—Flood Channel District

 

 

 

FP—Flood Plain District

14-16.2200

23

EM-SS

Seismic Safety District

14-16.2300

 

 

(a) Zayante Fault Zone

 

 

 

(b) “A” Liquefaction Zone

 

 

 

(c) “B” Liquefaction Zone

 

24

EM-H

Hillside District

14-16.2400

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 2: R-1 — Single-Family Residential District (Low Density)

14-16.200 Purpose.

The purpose of the Single-Family Residential (Low Density) District is to stabilize and protect the residential characteristics of the district, to promote and encourage a suitable environment for family life, and to provide for detached single-family dwellings and the services appurtenant thereto.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.201 Principal permitted uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

GLU 01 Single-family dwelling

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003)

14-16.202 Accessory uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

DLU

4821

Amateur radio antennas

 

6325

Private garage accessory to a principal residence

 

872

Private swimming pool accessory to a principal residence

 

9130

Greenhouses

 

9131

Lathhouses

 

Residential accessory uses

 

Home occupations

 

07

Residential care facility, six (6) or less persons, and any similar use presently pre-empted by State regulatory controls

 

724

Child care homes (small family), six (6) children or less

 

724

Child care home (large family), seven (7) to fourteen (14) children

 

02

Accessory dwelling unit

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 991-96 C-M, eff. February 8, 1996, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, § 1, Ord. 1162-03 C-M, eff. October 23, 2003)

14-16.203 Conditional uses.

(a)    The following uses shall require an Administrative Use Permit:

DLU

07

Foster home for children, six (6) or less

 

07

Foster family home, six (6) people or less

 

4821

Amateur radio antennas exceeding the height limit of the district

 

6913

Temporary structures or uses for storage or office

(b)    The following uses shall be subject to the approval of a Special Use Permit issued through the public hearing process by the Commission:

DLU

01

Single-family home with principal structure maximum height between two (2) stories (twenty-eight (28') feet) and two and one-half (2 1/2) stories (thirty-five (35') feet)

 

07

Residential care facility, seven (7) or more persons

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 2, Ord. 557-82 C-M, eff. July 22, 1982, § 1, Ord. 753-87 C-M, eff. October 8, 1987, § 1, Ord. 991-96 C-M, eff. February 8, 1996, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, § 1, Ord. 1162-03 C-M, eff. October 23, 2003, and § 1, Ord. 1201-06 (CM), eff. October 26, 2006)

14-16.204 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Single-Family Residential (Low Density) District for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this Title. Subdivisions requiring modification approval shall be processed in accordance with Part 10 (Modifications to District Regulations or Approved Permit) of Chapter 12 or Part 25 (Planned Development Districts) of Chapter 16 (District Regulations) of this Title:

PROVISION

TYPE OF USE:

 

SINGLE LOT

 

 

Permitted for Single Lot

Permitted Use Single Lot Subdivision

Minimum lot size in sq. ft exclusive of public improvements

6,000 interior

6,500 exterior

6,000 interior

6,500 exterior

Frontage:

 

 

Interior lot at front setback line (feet)

50

50

Exterior lot at front setback line (feet)

60

60

For Flag Lots see Subdivision Ordinance Building separations as allowed by U.B.C.

 

 

Minimum yard setback requirements

 

 

Front of residence permitted (feet)

20

20

Garage front when door faces street

 

 

20 feet to rear of public sidewalk

Yes

Yes

Rear Yard: There shall be behind every building, other than a building of accessory use, a rear yard having a minimum depth of twenty (20') feet or 1,000 sq. ft. uncovered with a minimum dimension of eight (8') feet in the rear 1/3 lot. Then a five (5') foot setback may be used.

 

 

Side Yard

 

 

Interior lot—both sides (feet)

5

5

Exterior lot—street side (feet)

10

10

Exterior lot—interior side (feet)

5

5

“Zero” lot line—one side only

No

No

Accessory Buildings

 

 

Detached, in rear half of Lot—side and rear (feet)

See Section 14-4.030

See Section 14-4.030

Accessory buildings adjacent to alley (feet)

5

5

Maximum building heights

 

 

Principal building (two (2) stories) (feet)

28

28

With Special Use Permit (principal building only) (two and one-half (2 1/2) stories) (feet)

35

35

Accessory buildings (two (2) stories) (feet)

20

20

Maximum lot coverage, total structures

 

 

Includes principal and accessory buildings and required parking spaces.

 

 

Exclude recreational facilities, walks, outdoor living and open space areas.

50%

50%

Open Space

 

 

The following alternatives will be received by the Commission, and final choice will become a condition of the subdivision map, if approved by Council:

 

 

1. No common open space

X

2. Open space dedicated to City

X

3. Open space with subdivision homeowner maintenance district

4. Open space in private ownership

X

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 3, Ord. 557-82 C-M, eff. July 22, 1982, § 1, Ord. 753-87 C-M, eff. October 8, 1987, § 1, Ord. 799-89 C-M, eff. May 25, 1989, and § 1, Ord. 1171-04 C-M, eff. March 23, 2004)

14-16.205 Minimum net land area.

All land development projects shall provide a total net project area equivalent to 6,000 square feet of land per family exclusive of required on-site public street rights-of-way and any areas determined by the City to be unbuildable land within the R-1 District.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 2-A:

R-1P—Single-Family Planned Residential District

14-16.250 Purpose.

The purpose of the Single-Family Planned Residential District is to stabilize and protect the residential characteristics of the district, to promote and encourage a suitable environment for family life, to provide for single-family dwellings on individual lots and the services appurtenant thereto, and to retain in perpetuity the special conditions and modifications of the Master Plan and tentative maps imposed on all development located within the R-1P District.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.251 Principal permitted uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

GLU 01 Single-family dwelling

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003)

14-16.252 Accessory uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

DLU

4821

Amateur radio antennas

 

6324

Private garage accessory to a principal residence

 

872

Private swimming pool accessory to a principal residence

 

9130

Greenhouses

 

9131

Residential accessory uses

 

 

Home occupations (if permitted in individual subdivision CC&Rs)

 

724

Child care homes (small family), six (6) children or less

 

724

Child care home (large family), seven (7) to fourteen (14) children

 

02

Accessory dwelling unit

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 991-96 C-M, eff. February 8, 1996, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, § 1, Ord. 1162-03 C-M, eff. October 23, 2003)

14-16.253 Conditional uses.

(a)    The following uses require an Administrative Use Permit:

DLU

4821

Amateur radio antennas exceeding the height limit of the district

 

6931

Temporary structures or areas for storage or office for the duration of the project construction only

(b)    Modification(s) of the district regulations listed in Section 14-16.254 shall be subject to the approval of a Special Use Permit issued with a public hearing by the City Council.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 801-89 C-M, eff. July 27, 1989, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, and § 1, Ord. 1201-06 (CM), eff. October 26, 2006)

14-16.254 District regulations.

The following provisions are minimums and are subject to conditional approval of a Master Plan prior to applying for tentative map review:

PROVISION

MINIMUMS SUBJECT TO CONDITIONAL APPROVAL

Lot size, minimum area square feet:

 

Interior lot

3

Exterior lot

3

Frontage

 

Interior lot at front setback (feet)

30

Exterior lot at front setback (feet)

35

“Flag lots” see Subdivision Ordinance

 

Minimum yard setback requirements

 

Front of residence (feet)

20

Rear Yard: (feet) Provide five hundred (500) square feet minimum open area in rear third of lot

5

Side Yard

 

Interior lot: (determined by acceptable modification as requested)

Varies

Exterior lot: (street side only - feet)

10

Exterior lot—interior side (determined by acceptable modification as requested)

Varies

“Zero” lot line (when acceptable)

Yes

Accessory Buildings, detached, in rear half of lot—side and rear (feet)

1

Accessory buildings adjacent to alley (feet)

5

Maximum Building Heights

 

Principal building (2 stories) (feet)

28

With Special Use Permit (principal building only) (2 stories) (feet)

30

Accessory buildings (1 story) (feet)

18

Maximum lot coverage, total structures

45%

Includes principal and accessory buildings and required parking spaces.

 

Excludes recreational facilities, walks, outdoor living and open space areas.

 

Open Space

Permitted Use: Single Lot Subdivision

The following alternatives will be reviewed by the Commission, and final choice will become a condition of the subdivision map, if approved by Council:

 

1. No common open space

X

2. Open space dedicated to City

X

3. Open space with subdivision homeowner maintenance district

X

4. Open space in private ownership

X

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 814-89 C-M, eff. September 7, 1989)

14-16.255 Minimum net land area.

All land development projects within the R-1P District shall provide a total net project area equivalent to four thousand (4,000) square feet of land per dwelling unit exclusive of required on-site public street rights-of-way or lands determined to be unbuildable.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.256 Limitations to R-1P regulations.

(a)    Each individual subdivision within the R-1P District shall conform to all special conditions and modifications imposed at the time of the Master Plan and tentative map approval of such sub-division.

(b)    The provisions of the R-1P District shall apply only to subdivisions containing two hundred (200) or more lots in the total project as delineated on the Master Plan.

(c)    A Master Plan shall be processed in accordance with Section 14-16.257 of this part prior to the submittal of a tentative map.

(d)    Existing subdivisions assigned the R-1P Single-Family Planned Residential District shall be considered conforming in all respects at the time of reclassification to the R-1P District; provided, however, any new additions or physical changes within the new district shall be processed in accordance with this title as amended and shall conform to all local Codes and ordinances.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.257 Master Plan regulations.

14-16.257.1 Applications.

(a)    The initial action in connection with the making of any new Single-Family Planned Residential District project application shall be to file a preliminary Master Plan, which shall contain the following:

(1)    A site plan showing lot sizes and building locations;

(2)    Preliminary drawings of typical residential models, floor plans, and elevations;

(3)    The general layout of all proposed common areas, together with all facilities and amenities provided within the common areas for the enjoyment and use of the project unit owners;

(4)    Delineate all lands classified as “unbuildable” and establish boundaries to allow for reclassifications to the EM-OS Open Space District (Privately-Owned Lands) in order to allow developer density credit as provided in Section 14-16.1900 of Part 19 of this chapter; and

(5)    The developer shall provide a Statement of Purpose, including reasons for the project request, an outline of special features, a background of the developer’s experience, a list of modifications requested, and a phasing schedule of development construction.

(b)    A report to the Commission shall be filed by the Planning Director, including a staff review of the application for the requested district and a Master Plan review.

(c)    Applications for Master Plan review shall be subject to a filing and investigation fee as determined by resolution of the Council in addition to the regular fees for reclassification and subdivision processing. All applications shall be subject to CEQA and local E.I.R. guidelines.

(d)    Reclassification processing shall be contingent upon Master Plan approval by the Commission and shall follow zoning map amendment procedures as set forth in this title.

(e)    Subsequent modifications of a Master Plan shall be presented to the Commission for its approval prior to tentative map review.

(f)    Lands designated for any individual subdivision community facilities or community center shall be governed by the regulations established in the CC&Rs as adopted and approved with the tentative map.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 3: RM-2—Multiple Residential District (Medium Density)

14-16.300 Purpose.

The purpose of the Multiple Residential District (Medium Density) is to provide rental opportunities for all persons who, by choice or need, may not be purchasing a home and to provide for the development of new subdivisions which meet the density levels prescribed, including planned developments, mini-lot subdivisions, condominiums, stock cooperatives, and community apartment subdivisions.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 642-84 C-M, eff. July 12, 1984)

14-16.301 Principal permitted uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

GLU

02

Duplex

 

03

Multi-family dwellings

 

04

Apartment units, sixteen (16) or less on one site

 

06

Townhouses, rowhouses containing ten (10) or less dwelling units in one or more structures

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 642-84 C-M, eff. July 12, 1984, § 1, Ord. 1032-97 C-M, eff. July 24, 1997, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, and § 1, Ord. 1201-06 (CM), eff. October 26, 2006)

14-16.302 Accessory uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

DLU

4821

Amateur radio antenna

 

6325

Private garage accessory to a principal residence

 

812

Private park and recreation facilities

 

9130

Greenhouses

 

9131

Residential accessory uses

 

 

Home occupations

 

07

Residential care facility, six (6) or less persons, and any similar use presently preempted by State law

 

724

Child care homes (large family), seven (7) to fourteen (14) children

 

02

Accessory dwelling unit

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 642-84 C-M, eff. July 12, 1984, § 1, Ord. 991-96 C-M, eff. February 8, 1996, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, § 1, Ord. 1162-03 C-M, eff. October 23, 2003)

14-16.303 Conditional uses.

(a)    The following uses require an Administrative Use Permit:

DLU

01

Single-family dwelling if the lot area allows only one

 

07

Foster home for children, six (6) or less

 

07

Foster family home, six (6) people or less

 

6913

Temporary structures or uses for storage or office

(b)    The following uses require a Special Use Permit:

GLU

08

Mobile home rental parks, recreation vehicle parks

 

01

Single-family dwelling if the lot area allows more than one site

 

114

Mini warehouse, household goods

 

04

Apartment units, seventeen (17) or more on one site

DLU

07

Residential care facility, seven (7) or more persons

 

07

Bed and Breakfast Inns

 

07

Dormitory

 

02, 03, 04

Building conversion to multi-family dwelling

 

87

Private nonprofit recreation facilities, including, but not limited to, swimming pools, game rooms, and similar such uses

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 4, Ord. 557-82 C-M, eff. July 22, 1982, § 1, Ord. 642-84 C-M, eff. July 12, 1984, § 1, Ord. 991-96 C-M, eff. February 8, 1996, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, and § 1, Ord. 1201-06 (CM), eff. October 26, 2006)

14-16.304 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Multiple Residential District (Medium Density) for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this Title. Subdivisions requiring modification approval shall be processed in accordance with Part 10 (Modifications to District Regulations or Approved Permit) of Chapter 12 or Part 25 (Planned Development Districts) of Chapter 16 (District Regulations) of this Title:

 

PERMITTED

MODIFICATION APPROVAL REQUIRED

Standard Lot Subdivision (Duplex)

Cluster Lot Subdivision

Attached Building Subdivision

Minimum lot size in sq. ft. exclusive of public improvements

5,000 Interior

4,000

6,500 Exterior

4,000

 

 

Frontage

 

 

 

(Interior lot at front setback line (ft.))

50

40

(Exterior lot at front setback line (ft.))

65

50

 

For Flag Lots See Subdivision Ordinance

 

 

 

Building separations as allowed by U.B.C.

 

 

 

Minimum yard setback requirements

 

 

 

Front of residence Permitted (ft.) by Modification (ft.)

20

20

20

Garage front when door faces street

5

5

5

20 feet to rear of public sidewalk

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rear Yard: There shall be behind building, other than a building of accessory use, a rear yard having a minimum depth of twenty (20') feet (or 1,000 sq. ft.) with a minimum dimension of eight (8') feet in the rear 1/3 lot. Then a five (5') foot setback may be used unless otherwise noted.

Yes

Four hundred (400) sq. ft. uncovered

Five (5) feet from rear perimeter property line minimum

Side Yard

 

 

 

Interior lot — both sides (feet)

5

5

5

Exterior lot — street side (feet)

10

8

10

Exterior lot — interior side (feet)

5

5

5

“Zero” lot line — one side only

No

Yes

Yes, but not on side perimeter property line

Accessory Buildings

 

 

 

in rear half of lot — side and rear (ft.)

See Section 14-40.030

See Section 14-40.030

See Section 14-40.030

adjacent to alley (ft.)

5

5

5

Maximum building heights

 

 

 

Principal Building (Single-family dwelling only) (feet)

28

1- or 2-story only

28

With Special Use Permit (Single-family dwelling, principal building only) (feet)

40

1- or 2-story only 3-bedroom

40

Principal buildings (feet)

40

1- or 2-story only

40

Accessory buildings (feet)

20

1-story only

20

Maximum lot coverage, total structures

50%

45%

Includes principal and accessory buildings and required parking spaces.

 

 

 

Excludes recreational facilities, walks, outdoor living and open space areas.

 

 

 

Open Space

 

 

 

The following alternatives will be reviewed by the Commission, and final choice will become a condition of the subdivision map or site plan, if approved by the Council:

 

 

 

1. No common open space

X

2. Open space dedicated to City

X

X

3. Open space with subdivision homeowner maintenance district

X

X

X

4. Open space in private ownership

X

X

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 3, Ord. 557-82 C-M, eff. July 22, 1982, § 1, Ord. 753-87 C-M, eff. October 8, 1987, § 1, Ord. 799-89 C-M, eff. May 25, 1989, and § 1, Ord. 1171-04 C-M, eff. March 23, 2004)

14-16.305 Minimum net land area.

All land development projects shall provide a total net project area equivalent to 3,250 square feet of land per dwelling unit containing one bedroom or less. For each additional bedroom per dwelling unit, add 375 square feet of net land area. Exclude from net project area all required on-site public street rights-of-way and any areas determined by the City to be unbuildable land within the RM-2 District.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.306 Limitations to modification approval.

The developer may apply for any combination of subdivision modifications provided in Section 14-16.304 of this part with the exception that no parcel map subdivision (less than five (5) lots) shall be permitted for a mini-lot or cluster lot developments.

Modification approval shall be subject to Site Plan Review and to the Multi-Family Technical Guidelines adopted by resolution of the Council if more than two (2) dwelling units are to be developed. Modification approval may permit two-story structures on hillside lots as an exception to the maximum building height.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 4: RM-3—Multiple Residential District (High Density)

14-16.400 Purpose.

The purpose of the Multiple Residential District (High Density) is to provide for the development of areas for greater residential density; to stabilize and protect residential characteristics of the district; and to promote a suitable environment for the lives of families and single persons living in the district.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 643-84 C-M, eff. July 12, 1984)

14-16.401 Principal permitted uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

GLU

03

Multi-family dwelling

 

04

Apartment units, sixteen (16) or less on one site

 

06

Townhouses, row houses containing ten (10) or less dwelling units

 

02

Accessory dwelling unit

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 643-84 C-M, eff. July 12, 1984, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, § 1, Ord. 1162-03 C-M, eff. October 23, 2003, and § 1, Ord. 1201-06 (CM), eff. October 26, 2006)

14-16.402 Accessory uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

DLU

4821

Amateur radio antennas

 

6325

Private garage accessory to a principal residence

 

9130

Greenhouses

 

9131

Residential accessory uses

 

 

Home occupations

 

07

Residential care facility, six (6) or less persons, and any similar use presently pre-empted by State regulatory controls

 

724

Child care homes (small family), six (6) children or less

 

724

Child care home (large family), seven (7) to twelve (12) children

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 643-84 C-M, eff. July 12, 1984, § 1, Ord. 991-96 C-M, eff. February 8, 1996, and Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003)

14-16.403 Conditional uses.

(a)    The following uses require an Administrative Use Permit:

DLU

01

Single-family dwelling if the lot area allows only one

 

02

Duplex if the lot area allows only two (2) units

 

4811

Amateur radio antenna exceeding the height limit of the district

 

6913

Temporary structure or use for storage or office

(b)    The following uses shall be subject to the approval of a Special Use Permit issued through the public hearing process by the Commission:

GLU

01

Single-family dwellings if the lot area allows more than one

 

02

Duplex if the lot area allows more than two units

 

04

Multi-family dwellings, seventeen (17) or more on one site

 

114

Mini warehouse, household goods

DLU

07

Residential care facility, seven (7) or more persons

 

 

Building conversion to multi-family residential dwelling units

 

07

Bed and Breakfast Inns

 

07

Dormitory

 

87

Private nonprofit recreation facilities, including, but not limited to, swimming pools, game rooms, and similar such uses.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 6, Ord. 557-82 C-M, eff. July 22, 1982, § 1, Ord. 643-84 C-M, eff. July 12, 1984, § 1, Ord. 991-96 C-M, eff. February 8, 1996, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, and § 1, Ord. 1201-06 (CM), eff. October 26, 2006)

14-16.404 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Multiple Residential District (High Density) for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this Title. Subdivisions requiring modification approval shall be processed in accordance with Part 10 (Modifications to District Regulations or Approved Permit) of Chapter 12 or Part 25 (Planned Development Districts) of Chapter 16 (District Regulations) of this Title:

PROVISION

DESIGN REVIEW

Minimum lot size in square feet for new subdivision

7,000

Frontage

 

(Interior lot at front setback line (feet))

60

(Exterior lot at front setback line (feet))

70

For Flag lots see Subdivision Ordinance

 

Building separations as allowed by U.B.C.

 

Minimum yard setback requirements

 

Front of residence (feet)

15

Garage front when door faces street to rear of public sidewalk

20

Rear yard:

10

Side Yard — Perimeter Property Line

5* for plate height over 20 feet

Interior lot — both sides (feet)

See Section 14-40.030(3)

Exterior lot — street side (feet)

10

“Zero” lot line

Attached subdivision only, not allowed on side perimeter property line. Modification required.

Accessory Buildings

 

Detached, in rear half of lot side and rear (feet)

See Section 14-40.030

Accessory buildings adjacent to alley (feet)

5

Maximum building heights

 

Principal building (single-family dwelling) (feet)

28

With Special Use Permit (Single-family dwelling, principal building) (feet)

40

Accessory buildings (feet)

24

Maximum lot converge, total structures

 

Includes principal and accessory buildings and required parking spaces.

 

Excludes recreational facilities, walks, outdoor living and open space areas

55%

Open Space

 

Open space with subdivision homeowner maintenance district

Attached building subdivision

Open space in private ownership

Rental projects

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 7, Ord. 557-82 C-M, eff. July 22, 1982, § 1, Ord. 643-84 C-M, eff. July 12, 1984, § 3, Ord. 799-89 C-M, eff. May 25, 1989, § 3, Ord. 814-89 C-M, eff. September 7, 1989, and § 1, Ord. 1171-04 C-M, eff. March 23, 2004)

14-16.405 Minimum net land area.

All land development projects within the RM-3 District shall determine residential density by using the following Table:

RM-3 DENSITY TABLE

Lot Size in square feet

4,000—4,999(1)

5,000—20,000

20,000—1 Acre

1 Acre plus

Net lot area per unit(2)

Main unit + Accessory dwelling unit (ADU) only

 

 

 

Studio

Main unit + ADU

2,000

1,800

900

1 bedroom

Main unit + ADU

2,125

2,000

1,200

2 bedroom

Main unit + ADU

2,500

2,375

1,575

3 bedroom

Main unit + ADU

2,875

2,750

1,950

Additional bedrooms

Additional bedrooms

Additional bedrooms

Additional bedrooms

Additional bedrooms

375 sq. ft.

375 sq. ft.

375 sq. ft.

375 sq. ft.

375 sq. ft.

(1)    Excludes from net project area all required on-site public street right-of-way and any areas determined by the City to be unbuildable land within the RM-3 Districts.

(2)    Less than 4,000 square feet, main unit only.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 1171-04 C-M, eff. March 23, 2004)

14-16.406 Limitations to modification approval.

The developer may apply for any combination of subdivision modifications provided in Section 14-16.404 of this part with the exception that no parcel map subdivisions (less than five (5) lots) are permitted for mini-lot or cluster lot developments.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 5: IP—Industrial Park District

14-16.500 Purpose.

The purpose of the Industrial Park District is to provide a separate and exclusive district for light, non-nuisance industry, business, service, and research work; to promote an industrial business, service, and research area which is not dependent on rail transport and not requiring outdoor storage; to foster and encourage the development of specialized manufacturing, business, service, and research institutions; to promote and protect design and landscape qualities in the district; to minimize traffic congestion through the provision of adequate off-street parking and loading; and to protect the district and surrounding area and any adjacent residential or commercial property from noise, illumination, glare, and unsightliness, including outdoor storage, odors, dust, dirt, litter, smoke, fumes, vibration, heat, fire, and other hazards.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 768-87 C-M, eff. January 7, 1988)

14-16.501 Principal permitted uses.

All principal permitted and accessory uses shall be subject to the approval of an Administrative Review Permit issued without a public hearing by the Zoning Administrator.

DLU

115

Storage, limited to permitted IP District uses

 

121

Vehicles and equipment; wholesale and retail sales

 

122

Drugs, chemicals; wholesale

 

 

Exclusion: DLU 1229

 

124

Food distributors; wholesale

 

126

Electrical goods; wholesale

 

127

Hardware, plumbing, heating supply; wholesale

 

128

Machinery, equipment, supplies; wholesale

 

129

Wholesalers, miscellaneous

 

14

Research and development of manufacturing firms

 

16

Contractors, general

 

17

Construction, special trade contractors

 

1961

Welding shop

 

1962

Film, photographic processing labs, photofinishing

 

1964

Blueprinting service

 

202

Dairy products, manufacturing

 

205

Bakeries, large scale

 

207

Candy products, manufacturing

 

208

Beverage industries

 

23

Apparel and other products made from fabrics

 

25

Furniture and fixtures

 

26

Paper and allied products

DLU

27

Printing, publishing, and reproduction

 

283

Pharmaceutical products, manufacturing

 

2097

Ice manufacturing

 

30

Rubber, plastic and leather products (excluding 301, 303, and 3091)

 

328

Stone cutting, monument manufacturing

 

34

Fabricated metal products manufacturing

 

357

Machines, business, manufacturing

 

358

Machine, service industry, manufacturing

 

359

Miscellaneous machinery, except electrical

 

36

Electrical machinery, equipment, and supplies

 

37

Transportation equipment (excluding 371, 372, 374 and 379)

 

38

Instruments, photo, optical goods, watches, clocks, manufacturing

 

6232

Blueprinting, microfilming, service

 

624

Services to buildings, machinery, and property

 

6287

Vocational trade schools

 

6291

Tool designers/laboratories, research, development and testing

 

6292

Business and management consulting

 

6292

Calculating and statistical services

 

6292

Data processing services

 

6292

Electronics consultants

 

6292

Geological consultants

 

6292

Marketing research and analysis

 

6292

Safety consultants

DLU

6294

Research agencies, educational and scientific, nonprofit

 

6298

Direct selling organizations

 

6299

Delivery service; packages and freight

 

6299

Drafting service

 

632

Automobile parking facilities

 

6422

Refrigeration equipment, repairs and servicing

 

6423

Electronic equipment, repair

 

6423

Instrument calibration services

 

644

Furniture repair and refinishing

 

644

Upholstering and furniture repair

 

6494

Armature rewinding

 

6494

Electric motors, repair

 

9

Agricultural interim uses (existing)

 

4833

Satellite earth station antennas

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 664-85 C-M, eff. February 7, 1985, § 1, Ord. 679-85 C-M, eff. July 25, 1985, § 1, Ord. 768-87, eff. January 7, 1988, and § 1, Ord. 850-90 C-M, eff. October 11, 1990, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003)

14-16.502 Accessory uses.

(a)    Uses and buildings customarily appurtenant or incidental to a principal permitted use on the same parcel, subject to the general provisions, applicable regulations, and Performance Standards, including service facilities, such as cafeterias, employee recreation facilities, and other similar installations intended solely for use by the occupants of a principal permitted use or uses; and

(b)    On-site watchman quarters or caretakers’ residences.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 768-87 C-M, eff. January 7, 1988, and § 1, Ord. 771-88 C-M, eff. February 11, 1988)

14-16.503 Conditional uses.

(a)    The following uses require an Administrative Use Permit: temporary buildings, structures, storage areas, or office uses in conjunction with a valid building permit application for remodeling or new construction.

(b)    The following uses require a Special Use Permit:

DLU

114

Mini-warehouses, household goods

 

129

Wholesale sales

 

51

Service station

 

547

Delicatessens

 

581

Restaurants and coffee shops Exclusion: Drive-through facilities

 

5811

Restaurant with bar

 

5811

Restaurant with beer and wine sales

 

5811

Restaurant with liquor sales

 

608

Bank service centers

 

659 and 7924

Health and fitness centers and related facilities

 

6801

Hotel

 

6802

Motel

 

724

Day care centers

 

 

Any building exceeding thirty-five (35') feet in height

 

 

Electrically charged security fence

 

 

Temporary mobile office

 

4811

Telecommunications sites

 

4812

Telecommunications facilities

GLU

91

Indoor cultivation of medical marijuana, up to five thousand (5,000) square feet

 

913

Medical marijuana nursery, indoor up to five thousand (5,000) square feet

(c)    Warehouse sales require a Special Use Permit and are conditioned on:

(1)    The area set aside for such sales shall not exceed twenty (20%) percent of floor area of the building,

(2)    Adequate parking shall be provided,

(3)    Sales shall be incidental to the primary building use, and

(4)    The sales shall be of a type not usually found in retail zones, or shall be regional in nature.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 572-82, eff. January 13, 1983, § 15, Ord. 659-84 C-M, eff. December 27, 1984, § 1, Ord. 768-87 C-M, eff. January 7, 1988, § 1, Ord. 771-88 C-M, eff. February 11, 1988, § 1, Ord. 850-90 C-M, eff. October 11, 1990, § 1, Ord. 1095-00 C-M, eff. October 12, 2000, § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, § 1, Ord. 1236-08 (CM), eff. July 10, 2008, § 1, Ord. 1276-11 (CM), eff. August 11, 2011; and § 1, Ord. 1327-16 (CM), eff. February 25, 2016)

14-16.504 Prohibited uses.

The following manufacturing uses involving the primary production of the following products from raw materials and other uses are specifically prohibited within the IP-Industrial Park District due to the hazardous or undesirable nature of the raw materials involved:

(a)    Asphalt, cement, charcoal, and fuel briquets;

(b)    Aniline dyes, ammonia, carbide, caustic soda, cellulose, chlorine, carbon black, creosote, hydrogen and oxygen, industrial alcohol, nitrates of an explosive nature, potash, plastic materials, synthetic resins, pyroxylin, rayon yarn, and hydrochloric, nitric, phosphoric, picric, and sulfuric acids;

(c)    Coal, coke, and tar products, including their use in other manufacturing, explosive, fertilizers, gelatin, animal glue, and size;

(d)    Turpentine, matches, and paint;

(e)    Rubber, soaps, including fat rendering;

(f)    Flour mills;

(g)    The following processes: nitrating of cotton or other materials; magnesium foundry; reduction, refining, smelting, and allowing of metal or metal ores; refining petroleum products, such as gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, and lubricating oil; distillation of wood or bones; and storage, curing, or tanning of raw, green, or salted hides or skins;

(h)    Stockyards, slaughterhouses, including poultry and waste piles;

(i)    Storage of fireworks or explosives;

(j)    Radioactive materials, or any other similar use producing detrimental effects on electronic equipment;

(k)    Junk yards, auto wrecking, auto storage;

(l)    Petroleum products refining and/or storage pipeline and pipeline facilities, petroleum waste disposal, dewatering plants and/or treatment facilities, accessory crude oil and gas processing users such as storage and staging facilities; and

Any other use which is determined by the Zoning Administrator to be of the same general character as any of the uses set forth in this section or the following shall be prohibited.

DLU

541

Convenience store

 

541

Convenience store with beer and wine sales

 

541

Convenience store with liquor sales

 

541

Grocery store

 

541

Grocery store with beer and wine sales

 

541

Grocery store with liquor sales

 

582

Bar

 

592

Liquor store

 

496

Waste/Recycle processing and transfer station

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 768-87 C-M, eff. January 7, 1988, § 1, Ord. 850-90 C-M, eff. October 11, 1990, § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, and § 1, Ord. 1225-07 (CM), eff. November 8, 2007)

14-16.505 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Industrial Park District for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this title or as modified by Conditional Use Permit:

(a)    Minimum lot area and dimensions.

Area (interior lot)

20,000 square feet

Area (corner lot)

20,000 square feet

*Frontage (interior)

100 feet

Frontage (corner)

100 feet

(b)    Minimum yard setback requirements.

Front yard

25 feet

**Rear yard

0 feet

**Side yard

 

Interior lot — one side

0 feet

Total both side yards

30 feet

Exterior — street side

15 feet

Exterior — property side

0 feet

Total both side yards

30 feet

*    Special consideration for lesser frontage shall be allowed on irregularly-shaped lots holding one hundred (100) feet at the rear of the front setback.

**    Where the IP District abuts a residential district, the rear and/or side yard setback shall be thirty (30') feet.

(c)    Other requirements.

Maximum building height (unless extended by special exception)

35 feet

Distance between buildings on the same lot

10 feet

Lot coverage, total structures, not including open parking spaces

60%

(d)    Exceptions.

(1)    All types of public utility installations; and

(2)    Special exceptions may be considered for uses directly related to permitted or accessory uses which are not listed and which, by their nature, would prohibit a permitted use to function if not allowed.

(e)    Special conditions.

(1)    All uses permitted by this part, except for administrative, executive, and financial offices, and permitted retail commercial uses shall be subject to review in accordance with the Performance Standards procedure.

(2)    All manufacturing uses shall be conducted wholly within a completely enclosed building, except for off-street parking, loading facilities, and testing functions. Testing functions not conducted in a building shall first be approved by the Zoning Administrator.

(3)    Manufacturing and industrial processes shall use only solar, gas, or electricity as a fuel; provided, however, oil burning equipment may be installed for standby or emergency purposes only.

(4)    In an IP District directly across a street or thoroughfare, not including a freeway, from any R District, the parking and loading facilities shall be distant at least twenty (20') feet from said street and the buildings and structures at least thirty (30') feet from said street.

(5)    All portions of the front yard not used for parking and access shall be landscaped and provided with adequate sprinklers or appropriate automatic irrigation devices. Street trees shall be provided as part of an approved site plan. Any parking in the front yard area shall be screened with a landscaped strip no less than five (5') feet in width. Parking in a front yard shall be limited to eight (8) spaces or twenty (20%) percent of the required off-street parking, whichever is greater. No loading or unloading shall be permitted in the front yard setback area.

(6)    Provide auditory separation when the IP District is adjacent to an R District.

(7)    All uses within the IP District shall be subject to site plan review and other special conditions as may be deemed by the Zoning Administrator to be necessary to comply with the purpose of the IP District.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 768-87 C-M, eff. January 7, 1988)

14-16.506 Industrially related uses.

Any other use which is determined by the Zoning Administrator to be of the same general character as any of the uses allowed in the IP District shall be permitted.

(§ 1, Ord. 768-87 C-M, eff. January 7, 1988)

Part 6: IG—General Industrial District

14-16.600 Purpose.

The purpose of the General Industrial District is to provide and protect an environment which will encourage sound industrial development. These regulations are intended to facilitate industrial operations to the highest degree while protecting the district and adjacent land uses, persons, and property from excessive noise, odor, dust, dirt, smoke, vibration, heat, glare, heavy traffic, and other objectional influences and from fire, explosion, fumes, radiation, and other hazards.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.601 Principal permitted uses.

All principal permitted and accessory uses shall be subject to the approval of an Administrative Review Permit issued without a public hearing by the Zoning Administrator.

INDUSTRIAL—NONMANUFACTURING

All nonmanufacturing uses shall be subject to review and to minimum Performance Standards.

GLU

10

Lumber and other building material dealers

 

11

Public warehousing, excluding 114

 

12

Wholesaling

 

 

Exclusion: DLU 1229

 

13

Transportation services

 

14

Manufacturing research and development

 

16

Contractors, general and heavy

 

17

Construction special trade contractors

 

18

Vacant industrial nonmanufacturing buildings and uses.

 

19

Heavy commercial uses Exclusion: DLU 192, 194 and 199

 

4833

Satellite earth station antennas

INDUSTRIAL—MANUFACTURING

All manufacturing uses shall be subject to review and to minimum Performance Standards.

GLU

20

Food and kindred products

 

21

Ordnance and accessories

 

22

Generalized manufacturing

GLU

23

Apparel and other products made from fabrics

 

24

Lumber and wood products, except furniture

 

25

Furniture and fixtures

 

26

Paper and allied products

 

27

Printing, publishing, and reproduction

 

30

Rubber, plastic, and leather products

 

31

Vacant manufacturing buildings and uses

 

32

Stone, clay, and glass products

 

33

Primary metal industries

 

34

Fabricated metal products

 

35

Machinery, except electrical

 

36

Electrical machinery, equipment, and supplies

 

37

Transportation equipment

 

38

Instrument manufacturing

 

39

Miscellaneous manufacturing industries

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 2, Ord. 850-90 C-M, eff. October 11, 1990, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, § 1, Ord. 1181-04 C-M, eff. November 26, 2004)

14-16.602 Accessory uses.

Uses and buildings customarily appurtenant or incidental to a principal permitted use on the same parcel, subject to applicable regulations and Performance Standards, including service facilities, such as cafeterias, employee recreation facilities, and other similar installations intended solely for use by the occupants of a principal permitted use or uses; and watchman or caretaker’s residential quarters as an accessory use.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.603 Conditional uses.

(a)    The following uses require an Administrative Use Permit: temporary buildings, structures, outdoor storage areas, office uses in conjunction with a valid building permit application for remodeling, or new construction.

(b)    The following uses require a Special Use Permit:

GLU

15

Minerals and petroleum, wholesale

 

28

Chemicals and allied products

 

29

Petroleum products refining and storage

 

40

Railroad transportation

 

41

Transit, local and suburban

 

42

Motor freight transportation

 

43

Right-of-way transportation

 

44

Water transportation

 

45

Air transportation

 

46

Pipeline transportation

 

47

Utilities, R/W

 

48

Communication

 

49

Electric, gas, and sanitary service

 

4811

Telecommunications sites

 

4812

Telecommunications facilities

DLU

51

Service station

 

551

Motor vehicle dealers—new and used

 

552

Used car sales and display

 

555

Recreation vehicles and mobile homes, sales and displays

 

5811

Restaurant

 

5811

Restaurant with beer and wine sales

 

5811

Restaurant with liquor sales

 

5811

Restaurant with bar

 

5812

Eating and drinking places

Exclusions: drive-through facilities

 

5814

Donuts/pastry shops

 

618

Cabinet or furniture, custom manufacturing

 

6193

Equipment rental and leasing services

 

6212

Outdoor advertising company

 

624

Service to buildings, machinery, and property

 

6297

Automatic merchandising companies

DLU

63

Automotive repair, services, and garages

 

64

Repair services, miscellaneous

 

651

Dance studio

 

6791

Artist studio

 

692

Utility company offices

 

715

Industrial trade school

 

731

City garage

 

733

Fire station

 

734

Police station

 

78

Armory

 

7911

Business and trade organization

 

7913

Labor union office

GLU

91

Indoor cultivation of medical marijuana, up to five thousand (5,000) square feet

 

913

Medical marijuana nursery, indoor, up to five thousand (5,000) square feet

 

NONURBAN, AGRICULTURAL, AND EXTRACTIVE LAND (NEW USES ONLY)

GLU

90

Extensive land uses, mining

 

91

Irrigated agriculture

 

92

Nonirrigated agriculture

 

93

Pasture, native vegetation, pastured range, grass

 

94

Animals, agriculture

 

95

Reservoirs, water supply, irrigation lands

 

96

Woodland, forest, and brush

 

97

Water areas, river, lake

 

98

Wetlands, slough, marsh, swamp, tidal flats

 

99

Testing facilities

DLU

114

Mini storage, household goods

 

05

Farm labor housing

 

4583

Crop dusting operation

 

 

Radioactive materials, manufacture and use of

(c)    Any building with a height over three (3) stories or thirty-five (35') feet requires a Special Use Permit.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 3, Ord. 659-84 C-M, eff. December 27, 1984, § 1, Ord. 754-87 C-M, eff. October 8, 1987, § 1, Ord. 772-88, eff. February 11, 1988, § 1, Ord. 844-90 C-M, eff. July 26, 1990, § 2, Ord. 850-90 C-M, eff. October 11, 1990, Ord. 1095-00 C-M, eff. October 12, 2000, § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, § 1, Ord. 1276-11 (CM), eff. August 11, 2011; and § 1, Ord. 1327-16 (CM), eff. February 25, 2016)

14-16.603.1 Prohibited uses.

The following uses are specifically prohibited within the IG General Industrial District:

DLU

194

Auto Dismantler, Auto Wreckers, Auto Parts Dealers

 

199

Junkyard

 

541

Convenience store

 

541

Convenience store with beer and wine sales

 

541

Convenience store with liquor sales

 

541

Grocery store

 

541

Grocery store with beer and wine sales

 

541

Grocery store with liquor sales

 

582

Bar

 

592

Liquor Store

 

496

Waste/Recycle processing and transfer station

(§ 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, as amended by § 1, Ord. 1181-04 C-M, eff. November 26, 2004, and § 1, Ord. 1225-07 (CM), eff. November 8, 2007)

14-16.604 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the General Industrial District for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this title or as modified by Special Use Permit:

(a)    Minimum lot area and dimensions.

Area (interior lot)

5,000 square feet

Area (corner lot)

5,000 square feet

Frontage (interior)

25 feet

Frontage (corner)

50 feet

(b)    Minimum yard setback requirements.

Front of structure

0

Side (interior)

0**

Side (street)

0

Rear

0**

Distance between buildings on the same lot

As allowed by Uniform Building Code

(c)    Maximum building height and lot coverage.

All buildings

35 feet*

Lot coverage, total structures

100%

*    Except as may be approved by exception by Special Use Permit.

**    Except where abutting the boundary of any other zoning district, then not less than the minimum yard required to the adjacent yard in said abutting zoning district.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 8: PF—Public Facilities and N—Institutional Districts

14-16.800 Purpose.

The purpose of the Public Facilities (PF) and Institutional (N) Districts is to clearly separate the development standards and Land Use regulations for Public Facilities owned and operated by City or County Government agencies with uses that are available to the general public and other institutional facilities that provide uses that are available to the public but are either privately owned or operated by State and Federal agencies. The Development standards are intended to identify minimum design criteria for each use within the land use categories. The Land Use regulations are intended to outline allowable uses within both the Public Facilities and Institutional zones. While certain uses owned by State or Federal agencies may not be totally under the jurisdiction of City regulatory controls, the City may still make the determination as to where such facilities should be located and administer a site plan review procedure.

(Ord. 1156-03 C-M, eff. May 22, 2003)

14-16.801 Public district development standards (Table).

Minimum Development Standards

PF

N

Minimum Net Lot Area

N/A

N/A

Front Setback (feet)1

10

10

Rear Setback (feet)1, 3

10

10

Side Setback Minimum (feet)1, 2

5

5

Side Setback, Street Side (feet)2

5

5

Maximum Structure Height (feet)

T/B

T/B

N/A = Not Applicable

T/B = to be determined

1    Except as required by the Uniform Building Code

2    Side and rear yard setbacks shall be a minimum of ten (10) feet adjacent to a residential district.

3    For parcels adjoining alleys, the rear yard setback adjoining the alley may be reduced to a minimum of five (5) feet.

(Ord. 1156-03 C-M, eff. May 22, 2003)

14-16.802 Permitted, development permitted, and Special Use Permit uses (Table).

The following list represents those uses, subject to the provisions of this Title, in the Public Facilities (PF) and the Institutional (N) zones that are permitted by right (P), subject to Design Review (D), requires an Administrative Use Permit with Design Review approval (AUP), requires a Special Use Permit with Design Review approval (SUP), requires an approval of a Temporary Use Permit (TUP), or are prohibited (X).

Any other use or service establishment determined by the Zoning Administrator to be of the same general character as the foregoing permitted uses, which will not impair the present or potential use of adjacent properties shall be permitted. If the Zoning Administrator determines that the proposed use is more in character with the conditional uses for this zone, then either an AUP or SUP shall be required to be processed.

Uses (See Section 14-16.803 for use descriptions)

PF

N

(a) Institutional and uses of community significance

 

 

(1) Cemetery

SUP

SUP

(2) Churches and other places of worship

X

SUP

(3) Clinics and rehabilitation facilities (public/nonprofit)

SUP

SUP

(4) Community center and related facilities (public/nonprofit)

AUP

AUP

(5) Daycare center (public/nonprofit/private)

AUP

AUP

(6) Educational facility (public/private)

SUP

SUP*

(7) Galleries and museums (public/nonprofit)

D

AUP

(8) Large group care or group home (public/private/nonprofit)

X

SUP

(9) Hospital (public/nonprofit/private)

X

SUP

(10) Judicial center with or without jail facilities

SUP/AUP

X/X

(11) Nursing, convalescent and residential care facility (public/nonprofit)

X

AUP

(12) Post office*

AUP

AUP

(13) Use of community significance

SUP

SUP

(b) Lodging uses

 

 

(1) Campground (public)

SUP

X

(2) Conference center

SUP

X

(c) Government buildings

 

 

(1) Government offices (local/state/federal)

D

X

(2) Nonprofit organization offices

AUP

AUP

(3) Fire/Paramedic Station

D

X

(4) Library (public)

D

X

(d) Recreation uses

 

 

(1) Equestrian facility

SUP

X

(2) Golf course

SUP

X

(3) Membership club or hall

D

SUP

(4) Outdoor recreation with lighted facilities

D/AUP

AUP/SUP

(5) Park or playfield with lighted facilities

D/AUP

AUP/SUP

(6) Public Recreation Center

D

SUP

(e) Residential uses

 

 

(1) Affordable housing project (multi-family, rental) SUP

X

 

(2) Caretaker’s residence

AUP

AUP

(3) Emergency shelter

AUP

X

(4) Rectory/minister’s residence

X

AUP

(5) Transitional housing

AUP

X

(f) Transportation uses

 

 

(1) Airport (air field modifications)

D

X

(2) Airport support (terminal expansion)

D

X

(3) Aviation commercial (airport access)

AUP

X

(4) Aviation noncommercial (hangars and taxiways)

D

X

(5) Aviation compatible (research park improvements)

SUP

X

(6) Helistop

SUP

X

(7) Mass transit center

AUP

X

(8) Park and ride facility

D

AUP

(9) Parking structure or parking lot (primary use)

D

X

(10) Terminal and passenger service facility

AUP

X

(g) Utility and public service uses

 

 

(1) Electrical power substation

AUP

X

(2) Public or quasi-public facility other than listed

AUP

AUP

(3) Public safety telecommunication facility

D

X

(4) Sewage or water transmission lines

P

X

(5) Telecommunications Site/Telecommunications Site exceeding height limit of district

AUP/SUP

AUP/SUP

(6) Utility service facility

P

X

(7) Water tank, water treatment facility or sewer lift station

D

X

(8) Telecommunications facilities

SUP

X

(h) Accessory uses

 

 

(1) Accessory outside storage

D

AUP

(2) Accessory structure

D

D

(3) Shipping containers

D

D

(4) Satellite earth station antennae

P

P

(i) Temporary uses

 

 

(1) Emergency noncommercial telecommunications facility

TUP

X

(2) Temporary batch plant

TUP

X

(3) Temporary construction office and/or yard

TUP

TUP

(4) Temporary dwelling unit

TUP

TUP

*    State or Federal facilities not subject to City of Watsonville Review except as leasehold project.

Key:

    D - Requires Design Review

    SUP - Requires Special Use Permit with Design Review

    X - Prohibited

    AUP - Requires Administrative Use Permit with Design Review

    TUP - Temporary Use Permit

    P - Principally Permitted (may require a Building Permit)

(Ord. 1156-03 C-M, eff. May 22, 2003)

14-16.803 Use regulations.

(a)    Institutional and uses of community significance.

(1)    Cemetery.

(i)    Definition: A place designated for the burial or retention of the remains of the dead whether human or animals, including crematories, mausoleums, and columbariums operated within the boundaries of the cemetery.

(ii)    Parking requirements: To be determined through a Use Permit.1

(iii)    Loading requirements: To be determined through a Use Permit.1

(iv)    Additional provisions: This use shall provide proof of having obtained and of having maintained, as may be periodically requested by the City, all applicable local, State, and Federal permits.

(2)    Churches and other places of worship.

(i)    Definition: A facility principally used for people to gather together for public worship, religious training, or other religious activities.

(ii)    Parking requirements: One space per four (4) seats feet in the worship area, plus any parking required for accessory uses.1

(iii)    Loading requirements: None.1

(iv)    Additional provisions:

(aa)    The structure height limitations of this code shall not apply to church spires, belfries, or cupolas;

(bb)    One single-family dwelling used to house a church official and family is considered customary and incidental as a part of this use.

(cc)    Daycares subject to an Administrative Use Permit.

(dd)    Schools subject to a Special Use Permit.

(3)    Clinics and rehabilitation facilities (public/nonprofit).

(i)    Definition: An establishment where patients are admitted for study/treatment by two (2) or more medical professionals.

(ii)    Parking requirement: One space per three (3) service units/beds plus one space per two (2) employees or one space per two hundred (200) square feet of area whichever is greater.1

(i)    Definition: A facility for a use of community significance, public or quasi-public, where public services or information is provided on a nonprofit basis, including but not limited to government offices, senior centers, meeting rooms, family counseling or family help centers, and police substations.

(ii)    Parking requirements: One space per two hundred and fifty (250) square feet of office area, meeting rooms thirty percent (30%) of maximum occupancy, or as determined by Design Review.1

(iii)    Loading requirements: To be determined through Design Review.

(5)    Day care center (public/nonprofit).

(i)    Definition: A facility providing less than twenty-four (24) hour care or supervision for fourteen (14) or more persons who are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption to the owner, operator, or manager. Such facility may operate by day or night, with or without compensation for such care, and with or without a stated educational purpose.

(ii)    Parking requirements: One space for every eight (8) persons plus one space per employee.1

(iii)    Additional provisions:

(aa)    This use shall provide proof of having obtained and of having maintained, as may be periodically requested by the City, all applicable local, County, State and Federal permits.

(6)    Educational facility (public/private).

(i)    Definition: Buildings and uses for public or private educational or research activities associated with an academic institution which has a curriculum for technical, vocational training, or higher education.

(ii)    Parking requirements:1

(aa)    Elementary or junior high school, one space per employee plus one space for every twenty (20) students of school design capacity.

(bb)    High school, one space per employee plus one space for every seven (7) students of school design capacity.1

(7)    Galleries and museums (public/nonprofit).

(i)    Definition: A place offering or displaying artistic works, decorative objects or the like for public viewing or sale.

(ii)    Parking requirements: three (3) parking spaces plus one space per eight hundred (800) square feet of floor space.1

(8)    Large group care or group home (public/private/nonprofit).

(i)    Definition: A facility which provides twenty-four (24) hour care or supervision of more than twelve (12) persons who are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption, to the owner, operator, or manager, and who do not meet the definition of a family. A group care or foster home may be operated by a public, nonprofit, or private agency. This definition includes halfway houses and drug or alcohol rehabilitation facilities for any number of persons, with or without twenty-four (24) hour care or supervision,

(ii)    Parking requirements: One-half (0.5) parking spaces per bed or one and one-quarter (1.25) parking spaces per living unit, whichever is greater.1

(iii)    Additional provisions:

(aa)    This use shall provide proof of having obtained and of having maintained, as may be periodically requested by the city, all applicable local, State, and Federal permits;

(9)    Hospital (public/nonprofit/private).

(i)    Definition: An institution where people are given medical attention and treatment including but not limited to related facilities such as laboratories, outpatient clinics, and staff offices on primarily an inpatient basis.

(ii)    Parking requirements: One space per two (2) patient beds plus one per employee on shift with maximum personnel.1

(iii)    Loading requirements: One loading space for ten thousand (10,000) or more square feet of floor area.

(iv)    Setbacks: Minimum setback of thirty (30), feet from any residential district.

(v)    Additional provisions: This use shall provide proof of having obtained and of having maintained, as may be periodically requested by the City, all applicable local, State, and Federal permits.

(vi)    Helipads: Helipads shall be allowed for hospitals as long as they are setback a minimum of two hundred (200) feet from residential uses and they do not include support facilities such as refueling or similar use.

(10)    Judicial center with or without jail facilities.

(i)    Definition: Buildings used for courtrooms, police stations, jails, and accessory offices.

(ii)    Parking requirements: To be determined through a Special Use Permit.1

(iii)    Loading requirements: To be determined through a Special Use Permit.

(11)    Nursing, convalescent and residential care facility (public/nonprofit).

(i)    Definition: A facility which provides twenty-four (24) hour residential care to persons who are not related by blood, marriage, or adoption to the owner, operator, or manager of the facility. A nursing, convalescent, or residential care facility provides some level of skilled nursing or medical service to the residents.

(ii)    Parking requirements: One parking space per five (5) patient beds plus one per each two (2) employees.1

(iii)    Loading requirements: To be determined by Use Permit

(iv)    Additional provisions: This use shall provide proof of having obtained and of having maintained, as may be periodically requested by the City, all applicable local, State, and Federal permits.

(12)    Post office.

(i)    Definition: A facility owned and/or operated by the United States Postal Service where public mailing services, including distribution and delivery of mail, are provided.

(ii)    Parking requirements: One space per three hundred (300) square feet of gross floor area over four thousand (4,000) square feet plus one per post office vehicle and one per three (3) employees.1

(iii)    Loading: a minimum of two (2) loading spaces shall be provided and one additional loading space per each twenty thousand (20,000) square feet of building area.

(13)    Use of community significance.

(i)    Definition: A use determined to have significant historic cultural, economic, social, or environmental value to the City, which does not conform to the use regulations of the district in which the use is located as a result of either the adoption or amendment of this Code, and which cannot be made conforming through any other discretionary review process under this Code.

(ii)    Parking requirements: To be determined through Use Permit.1

(iii)    Loading requirements: To be determined through Use Permit.

(iv)    Additional provisions: The creation of murals falls within this definition.

(b)    Lodging uses.

(1)    Campground (public).

(i)    Definition: An area of land where accommodations for occupation on a transient basis are located or may be placed. This includes tents and recreational vehicles.

Parking requirements: One parking space per tent or recreational vehicle space.

(2)    Conference center.

(i)    Definition: An indoor overnight facility, including either a single building or multi-building complex with or without individual kitchens, which serves as a destination point for visitors, which includes conference facilities.

(ii)    Parking requirements: One and one-half (1.5) spaces per room or two (2) spaces per cabin, plus one space per two hundred (200) square feet of meeting room(s).1

(iii)    Loading requirements: To be determined through Use Permit.

(iv)    Additional provisions: Guest residency is limited to a transient basis.

(c)    Government Buildings.

(1)    Government offices (public).

(i)    Definition: A building/office used by Federal, State, County or City government agencies or an instrumentality thereof.

(ii)    Parking requirements: One space per five hundred (500) square feet of floor area, or as determined by Design Review based on the type of use.1

(2)    Nonprofit organization offices.

(i)    Definition: Buildings or offices used by an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) designated 501 3(c) entity. This use does not include medical/clinic facilities or other specific uses identified in this chapter where run by a non profit entity.

(ii)    Parking requirement: One space per five hundred (500) square feet of floor area or as determined by Design Review.1

(3)    Fire/Paramedic Station.

(i)    Definition: A facility operated by a municipality, fire district, department, or private company which houses fire and paramedic equipment and may be used for the housing of personnel.

(ii)    Parking requirements: To be determined through Design Review.1

(4)    Library (public).

(i)    Definition: Buildings used for public access to books, computers and other publications.

(ii)    Parking: Ten (10) spaces plus one per each four hundred (400) square feet of floor area over five thousand (5,000) square feet.1

(iii)    Loading: To be determined through the Design Review process.

(iv)    Other standards: To be determined through the Design Review process.

(d)    Recreation uses.

(1)    Equestrian facility.

(i)    Definition: A public or commercial facility for horse training, horse boarding, competitive equestrian events, rentals, sales and lessons.

(ii)    Parking requirements: Determined through Design Review.1

(iii)    Additional provisions:

(iv)    Setback requirements:

(aa)    Structures intended or designed to house animals shall be located a minimum of fifty (50) feet from all lot lines.

(bb)    Outdoor lighting of facility requires Use Permit approval.

(2)    Golf course.

(i)    Definition: A recreational facility primarily used for the purpose of playing golf, but which may include accessory eating and drinking areas, retail sales areas, locker rooms and staff offices. The use includes stand-alone driving ranges, miniature golf and “pitch and putt” facilities.

(ii)    Parking requirements: four (4) spaces per hole, plus as required for accessory uses including but not limited to pro shops and restaurants. One and one-half (1.5) space per miniature hole or driving range station.1

(3)    Membership club or hall.

(i)    Definition: A facility, including associated eating, drinking, and recreational facilities, owned or operated by a group of people organized for a common social, educational, service, or recreational purpose. These clubs are usually characterized by certain membership qualifications, payment of fees or dues, regular meetings, a constitution, and bylaws.

(ii)    Parking requirements: One space per three hundred (300) square feet of floor area.1

(4)    Outdoor recreation, for day use or with lighted fields.

(i)    Definition: An area or facility which offers entertainment, recreation, or games of skill for a fee where any portion of the activity takes place outside. This includes but is not limited to a rifle range, boating facility, or tennis facility.

(ii)    Parking requirements: As established through Title 9, Part 12 (Public and Quasi-Public Open Centers) standards and Design Review.1

(5)    Park or playfield, for day use or with lighted facilities.

(i)    Definition: A recreational area providing parks and playfields. This includes publicly-owned and commonly-owned recreational facilities such as playgrounds, parks, game courts, swimming pools, and playing fields.

(ii)    Parking requirements: As established through Title 9, Part 12 (Public and Quasi-Public Open Centers) standards and Design Review or planned development.1

(6)    Public recreation center.

(i)    Definition: A publicly-owned area providing indoor recreational facilities such as multi-purpose rooms, basketball courts, training facilities.

(ii)    Parking requirements: As established through Title 9, Part 12 (Public and Quasi-Public Open Centers) standards and Design Review or planned development.1

(e)    Residential uses.

(1)    Affordable housing project (multi-family, rental).

(i)    Definition: Two (2) or more rental dwelling units which are restricted in rental rates so as to meet the definition of affordable of the City or Redevelopment Agency.

(ii)    Parking requirements: One and a half (1.5) spaces per unit for up to three (3) bedrooms; two (2) spaces per unit for four (4) or more bedrooms. Additionally, one additional guest space shall be provided per eight (8) bedrooms.1

(iii)    Density and Development Standards: Affordable housing developed under these provisions shall follow the RM-2 district regulations and minimum net land area standards.

(2)    Caretaker’s residence.

(i)    Definition: An accessory structure intended to house an individual and immediate family who is principally employed by the principal use to provide maintenance, security or other services directly related to the facility.

(ii)    Parking requirements: Two (2) dedicated spaces per unit.1

(iii)    Additional provisions: There may be no more than one caretaker’s residence per facility.

(3)    Emergency shelter.

(i)    Definition: A structure or facility which is used as temporary housing for a period of up to twelve (12) months for individuals and/or families who have been displaced from their home.

(ii)    Parking requirements: As determined by Use Permit.1

(iii)    Development Standards: As determined by Use Permit.

(4)    Rectory/minister’s residence.

(i)    Definition: Primary housing facility for ministry leaders, their family and guests which are located on the premises of the place of worship.

(ii)    Parking requirements: Two (2) dedicated spaces per unit.1

(iii)    Additional provisions: There may be no more than two (2) residences per facility.

(5)    Transitional housing.

(i)    Definition: A structure or facility used as housing for a period of up to twenty-four (24) months for individuals and/or families who have been displaced from their home.

(ii)    Parking requirements: One space per unit if an additional 0.5 (1/2) spaces per unit is available on the street directly adjacent to the facility. Otherwise, projects shall be designed to provide one and one half (1.5) parking spaces per unit on-site.1

(iii)    Development Standards: As determined by Use Permit.

(f)    Transportation uses.

(1)    Airport (air field modifications).

(i)    Definition: Facilities/modifications to the existing air field and infrastructure necessary to support safe aircraft arrival and departure which are identified in the Watsonville Municipal Airport Master Plan including but not limited to: Instrument Landing System (ILS) improvements, runway extension, taxiway improvements allowed when a master plan is approved.

(ii)    Development Standards: As outlined in a master plan and developed in conjunction with Design Review.

(2)    Airport support (terminal expansion).

(i)    Definition: Facilities to improve airport operations identified in the Watsonville Municipal Airport Master Plan including but not limited to: airport administration, airport maintenance, aviation fuel facilities, pilot lounge and general services facilities, terminal expansion, and aircraft rescue and fire fighting facilities.

(ii)    Development Standards: As outlined in Master Plan and developed in conjunction with Design Review.

(iii)    Height of structures and use of airspace are specified in Chapter 4 of Title 9 of this Code.

(3)    Aviation commercial (airport access).

(i)    Definition: Facilities necessary to provide area for commercial uses that serve the needs of general aviation at the airport identified in the Watsonville Municipal Airport Master Plan including but not limited to: fixed base operator facilities involving the sale of general aviation products and services to the general public and limited service commercial facilities, such as avionics sales and repair shops, aircraft paint shops and aircraft maintenance facilities.

(ii)    Development Standards: As outlined in Master Plan and developed in conjunction with Design Review.

(iii)    Height of structures and use of airspace are specified in Chapter 4 of Title 9 of this Code.

(4)    Aviation noncommercial (hangars and taxiways).

(i)    Definition: Facilities necessary to provide area for non-commercial aircraft operators to store and service private aircraft which are identified in the Watsonville Municipal Airport Master Plan including but not limited to: new hangars, taxiways, fuel facilities.

(ii)    Development Standards: As outlined in Master Plan and developed in conjunction with Design Review.

(iii)    Height of structures and use of airspace are specified in Chapter 4 of Title 9 of this Code.

(5)    Aviation compatible (research park improvements).

(i)    Definition: Facilities necessary to provide for non-aviation uses that support airport operations which are identified in the Watsonville Municipal Airport Master Plan including but not limited to automobile rental agencies, airport restaurant, motel, office park or research and development facilities.

(ii)    Development Standards: As outlined in Master Plan and following the Commercial development standards within the City’s development codes for the specific use or as developed in conjunction with Design Review.

(iii)    Height of structures and use of airspace are specified in Chapter 4 of Title 9 of this Code.

(6)    Helistop.

(i)    Definition: Any designated area outside of the airport used for the landing and taking off of helicopters for the purpose of picking up or discharging passengers or cargo including designated emergency medical patients. This use does not include fueling, refueling, or service facilities.

(ii)    Additional provisions: This use shall provide proof of having obtained and of having maintained, as may be periodically requested by the City, all applicable local, State, and Federal permits.

(iii)    Helistops shall be no closer than two hundred feet (200') to any residential zone.

(7)    Mass transit center.

(i)    Definition: A transportation facility that serves as a transportation hub for buses, trains or other forms of mass transportation. These can be associated with Park and ride facilities.

(ii)    Additional provisions: To be determined through the Use Permit process.

(8)    Park and ride facility.

(i)    Definition: A facility whose sole purpose is to provide parking for motor vehicles and bicycles with a connection to mass transit services or carpooling activities.1

(ii)    Additional provisions: To be determined through Design Review process.

(9)    Parking structure and parking lot (primary use).

(i)    Definition: A structure or area the purpose of which is to allow the parking of motor vehicles, for a fee or not, as the primary use on a parcel.

(ii)    Additional provisions: To be determined through the Design Review process including screening lots by landscaping from adjacent rights-of-way.

(10)    Terminal and passenger service facility.

(i)    Definition: Establishments engaged in the operation of motor vehicle passenger service terminals including maintenance and service facilities, including bus and taxicab fleet operations.

(ii)    Parking requirements: Customer and employee parking at one space for every two hundred and fifty (250) square feet of office area and one space for every one thousand feet (1,000') of maintenance service area vehicles related to the operation of the terminal may not be parked in customer or employee parking areas.1

(g)    Utility and public service uses.

(1)    Electrical power substation.

(i)    Definition: A facility operated by an electrical utility company that acts as a collection and distribution point for electricity. The facility includes transformers, and other equipment that reduce high voltage current and transfer it to utility lines.

(2)    Public or quasi-public facility other than listed.

(i)    Definition: A public or quasi-public facility other than those specified in this chapter.

(ii)    Parking requirements: To be determined through Special Use Permit.1

(iii)    Loading requirements: To be determined through Special Use Permit.

(3)    Public safety telecommunication facility.

(i)    Definition: A facility owned or operated by a governmental agency or a volunteer public safety agency officially sanctioned by a government agency for that purpose, utilized for the transmission and reception of electromagnetic or electro-optic information for public safety communication uses in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 14-35, Telecommunications Uses.

(4)    Sewage or water transmission lines.

(i)    Definition: Pipelines used for the transport of water (potable or non-potable) or sewage effluent.

(5)    Telecommunications site.

(i)    Definition: See Section 14-18.804.

(ii)    Additional provisions: Comply with Chapter 14-35, Telecommunication Uses.

(6)    Utility service facility.

(i)    Definition: Any electrical distribution lines, natural gas distribution lines, minor gas regulator stations, cable television lines, telegraph and telephone lines, and gathering lines, or other minor service facilities.

(ii)    Additional provisions: No buildings may be associated with this use.

(7)    Water tank, water treatment facility or sewer lift station.

(i)    Definition: A water facility with a capacity of five thousand (5,000) gallons or more for purifying, supplying, and holding water, or a sewer lift station facility, each including appurtenant wells, pumps, and control buildings.

(ii)    Additional Provisions: Comply with Chapter 14-35, Telecommunications Uses.

(8)    Telecommunications facilities.

(i)    Definition: See Section 14-18.803.

(ii)    Additional provisions: Comply with Chapter 14-35, Telecommunication Uses.

(h)    Accessory uses.

An accessory use must be a use customarily incidental to and on the same parcel as the main use. A use listed in Chapter 14-16.02 may be an accessory use if the Zoning Administrator determines that the use is customarily incidental to a main use. Except as provided in this section, an accessory use must comply with all regulations applicable to the main use.

(1)    Accessory outside storage.

(i)    Definition: The outside placement, for a period of more than forty-eight (48) hours, of items which are customary and incidental to the main use of the property.

(ii)    Additional provisions:

(aa)    The area of placement may not exceed five (5%) percent of the lot area;

(bb)    Items must be screened from the view of adjacent roadways and properties;

(cc)    Accessory outdoor storage of agricultural products and operable agricultural equipment is exempt from these additional provisions;

(dd)    For purposes of these regulations, recreational equipment includes motor homes, boats, and boat trailers, travel trailers, pick-up campers, tent trailers, utility trailers and similar equipment, and cases or boxes used for transporting recreation equipment, whether occupied by equipment or not. Recreation equipment must be parked or stored in a carport or in an enclosed building, or up to two (2) units may be parked behind the nearest portion of a building to the street, screened by a six foot (6') solid fence or wall provided that equipment may be parked anywhere for a time period not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours during loading or unloading. Recreational equipment must not be used for living, sleeping or housekeeping purposes when parked or stored on any lot or in any location not approved for the use.

(2)    Accessory structure.

(i)    Definition: A structure detached from, but located on, the same lot as the principal use, the use of which is incidental and accessory to that of the principal use, and not designed for human habitation.

(ii)    Additional provisions: Any accessory structure is subject to the minimum requirements of the zoning district in which it is located; however, accessory structures less than fifteen feet (15') in height from adjacent pre-developed grade may be located five feet (5') from the side or rear lot lines within the rear yard area.

(3)    Shipping containers.

(i)    Definition: Any enclosed container constructed of metal, wood, or other material which container was designed or patterned after structures used in containerized shipping operations used for temporary or permanent storage.

(ii)    Parking requirements: None for temporary applications; at least one per three (3) container units for permanent applications as determined by Design Review.1

(iii)    Additional provisions: See Section 14-10.170.

(4)    Satellite earth station antennae.

(i)    Definition: See Section 14-18.064(8).

(ii)    Development Standards: See Chapter 14-35, Telecommunications Uses.

(i)    Temporary uses.

(1)    Emergency noncommercial telecommunications facility.

(i)    Definition: A facility owned or operated by a governmental agency or a volunteer public safety agency officially sanctioned by a government agency for that purpose used for the transmission and reception of electromagnetic or electro-optic information for public safety communication uses. This facility may operate for a maximum of six (6) months.

(ii)    Parking requirements: To be determined through the Temporary Use Permit.1

(iii)    Loading requirements: To be determined through the Temporary Use Permit.

(2)    Temporary batch plant.

(i)    Definition: A temporary facility for mixing concrete, asphalt or similar paving materials.

(ii)    Parking requirements: To be determined through the Temporary Use Permit.1

(iii)    Loading requirements: To be determined through the Temporary Use Permit.

(iv)    Additional provisions:

(aa)    limited to a maximum six (6) months for specific project needs;

(bb)    The Zoning Administrator may limit the hours of operation where the use is to be located within six hundred feet (600') of residentially zoned property.

(3)    Temporary construction office and/or yard.

(i)    Definition: A facility temporarily used as a construction or sales office or staging/storage area.

(ii)    Parking requirements: To be determined through the Temporary Use Permit.1

(iii)    Loading requirements: To be determined through the Temporary Use Permit.

(iv)    Additional provisions:

(aa)    Office use limited to a maximum of twelve (12) months with up to two (2) six (6) month extensions;

(bb)    Storage/staging uses limited to six (6) months with up to two (2) six (6) month extensions.

(4)    Temporary dwelling unit.

(i)    Definition: A dwelling unit temporarily used by a watchperson during construction.

(ii)    Additional provisions:

(aa)    May be approved only in conjunction with the issuance of a Building Permit for a commercial project or a residential project involving construction of three (3) or more new dwelling units.

(bb)    One unit per project site.

(cc)    Unit must be connected to City water and sewer.

(Ord. 1156-03 C-M, eff. May 22, 2003)

1    Parking requirements established by this Code supersede those established by Title 9, Chapter 3, for specific use listed.

Part 10: CCA—Central Commercial Core Area District

14-16.1000 Purpose.

The purpose of the Central Commercial Core Area District is to establish an area for the development of a concentrated, pedestrian-oriented downtown center with intensive commercial, financial, administrative, professional, entertainment, cultural, and residential uses within the heart of the city. Building regulations, floor area ratios, and site plan and design review regulations shall foster an efficient, concentrated, and balanced pattern of buildings and land uses. Uses which are detrimental to, or adversely affect, the pedestrian environment shall not be permitted within the core area.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 1058-98 C-M, eff. October 22, 1998)

14-16.1001 Principal permitted uses.

(a)    The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES—GROUND FLOOR FACING MAIN STREET

GLU

50

Drugstore

 

52

Hardware-retail

 

53

General merchandise-retail

 

54

Food-retail

 

541

Convenience store

 

541

Grocery store

 

56

Apparel and accessories-retail

 

57

Furniture-house furnishings and equipment

 

58

Eating places only

 

5811

Restaurant

 

59

Retail stores-miscellaneous

 

60

Finance, insurance and real estate

 

61

Personal services

 

6232

Photocopying

 

6295

Travel bureau

 

6495

Key shop

 

654

Motion picture theaters

PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES—GROUND FLOOR, FACING PASEOS AND ALL STREETS EXCEPT MAIN STREET

(b)    Permitted uses identified above, and the following:

GLU

5995

Art gallery

 

62

Business services

 

6321

Parking lots (where existing)

 

651

Dance halls, studios and schools

 

652

Theaters, except motion picture

 

66

Medical and health services

 

67

Professional services, other

PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES—UPPER FLOORS

(c)    Permitted uses as identified above, and the following:

GLU

 

04

Condominiums and Apartments

6801

Hotel

4833

Satellite earth station antennas

(d)    Principal permitted uses as identified in the CO-Office District (Sec. 14-16.1501 of the Watsonville Municipal Code) are also Principal Permitted Uses for upper floors of the CCA District.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 1058-98 C-M, eff. October 22, 1998, § 1, Ord. 1095-00 C-M, eff. October 12, 2000, and § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003)

14-16.1002 Conditional uses.

(a)    The following uses require an Administrative Use Permit:

GLU

 

541

Grocery store with beer and wine sales

5811

Restaurant with beer and wine sales

(b)    The following uses require a Special Use Permit:

GLU

 

04

Single Room Occupancy units

07

Residential Dormitory

4171

Bus terminal

521

Paint stores

522

Glass stores

525

Awning shop

526

Foam rubber shop

532

Catalogue offices (without permitted retail on premises)

533

Variety stores-limited price

536

Discount houses

541

Convenience store with beer and wine sales

541

Grocery stores with liquor sales

553

Auto supply store

56

Discount clothing stores

5811

Drive-through facilities

5811

Restaurant with bar

5811

Restaurant with liquor sales

582

Bar

5911

Monument and tombstones-retail

592

Liquor store

593

Antique and secondhand stores

596

Farm and garden supply/top soil

5993

Cigar and cigarette stands-retail

5994

Magazine subscription dealers and distributors

5995

Art gallery

6055

Developers and subdividers

6056

Builders

6112

Laundromat

614

Personal improvement

616

Crematories and funeral services

6193

Equipment rentals

6242

Pest control services

6244

Industrial cleaning

653

Billiard parlors

653

Bowling alleys

653

Pool and billiard parlors

659

Amusement and recreation activities, indoor commercial

659

Entertainment services

6801

Hotel-with liquor license

6803

Hostel

7

Public and quasi public buildings

81

Public recreation facilities

85

Commercial recreation facilities

89

Public and quasi public open space

Interim uses for undeveloped private land

4811

Telecommunications sites

(c)    Any lot or portion thereof being lawfully used for any of the purposes enumerated in this section when such property is first classified in a zone wherein such use is not permitted by right or when the use is prohibited by this or any future amendment to this title, shall nonetheless be deemed to be an approved site for such permitted conditional use, which may be continued thereon. The conditions included in any district ordinance, Conditional Use Permit or Variance which authorized such use shall also continue in effect. However, when a substantial change of mode or character of the operation of such property occurs, continuation of such use shall require approval by means of a Conditional Use Permit which permit may be granted notwithstanding that the pre-existing nonconforming use is otherwise not permitted by right or is a prohibited use within the zone.

(d)    As used herein, the phrase “substantial change of mode or character of operation” shall include, but not be limited to: a transfer of ownership of any type of regulatory license required specifically for that use; a pattern of conduct in violation of any city, state or federal regulation, ordinance or statute; or a cessation of use for a period of six (6) months or more or upon an operational change as set forth in Section 14-25.030.

(e)    Any permitted use operating pursuant to any Conditional Use Permit as required by this section, shall require approval de novo of such Conditional Use Permit upon a substantial change of mode or character of operation of such property.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 4, Ord. 659-84 C-M, eff. December 27, 1984, § 1, Ord. 1058—98 C-M, eff. October 22, 1998, § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, and § 1, Ord. 1201-06 (CM), eff. October 26, 2006)

14-16.1002.1 Prohibited uses.

The following uses are specifically prohibited within the CCA Central Commercial Core Area District:

GLU

 

541

Convenience store with liquor sales

553

Truck equipment and parts

592

Liquor store

5941

Book stores-adult

5961

Commercial feed lot

6541 and 6542

Adult motion picture theaters

(§ 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002)

14-16.1003 Development Regulations.

All development within the district shall be subject to the criteria set forth in the Downtown Land Use and Architectural Guidelines adopted by resolution of the Council. In addition, the following regulations shall be observed in the Central Commercial Core Area District for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this title or as modified by a Conditional Use Permit:

(a)    Minimum lot area and dimensions.

Area, interior or corner lot

2,500 square feet

Frontage, interior and corner lot

25 feet

(b)    Minimum yard setback requirements.

Front, side, and rear yards

As set forth in Downtown Land Use and Architectural Guidelines

(c)    Maximum building height and lot coverage.

Maximum lot coverage by buildings or structures subject to other requirements

100%

Maximum allowable height subject to other requirements

75 feet

(d)    New residential uses shall provide all required parking on site consistent with the parking ordinance.

(e)    Residential uses not constructed in conjunction with other uses shall meet the multifamily development guidelines for a minimum of 200 square feet per unit of open space, including ninety-six (96) square feet in private deck or patio. Projects of five (5) units or more shall provide centrally located and fenced play areas on site.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 1058-98 C-M, eff. October 22, 1998)

14-16.1004 Additional restrictions.

All uses shall be conducted wholly within a completely enclosed building, except for parking facilities or other outdoor uses when approved by the Commission.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 1058-98 C-M, eff. October 22, 1998)

Part 11: CC — Central Commercial District

14-16.1100 Purpose.

The purpose of the Central Commercial District is to stabilize, improve, and protect the commercial characteristics of the central business district and to provide adequate locations for stores, shops, and offices supplying commodities or performing services for residents of the City as a whole or of the surrounding community. The Central Commercial District will only be located in the central downtown area. In addition, within the Central Commercial District a special core area shall be established which is intended to provide for the development of a concentrated, pedestrian-oriented commercial shopping center.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1101 (Not used).

14-16.1102 Principal permitted uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

RETAIL COMMERCIAL

GLU

 

50

Drugstores

52

Hardware, retail

53

General merchandise, retail (under twenty-five (25) employees)

54

Food, retail (under fifteen (15) employees)

541

Convenience store

55

Automobile dealers

Exclusions: 553 (truck equipment and parts only), 552, 555, 556, and 557

56

Apparel and accessories, retail

57

Furniture, house furnishing, and equipment

581

Eating places only

Exclusion: Drive-through facilities

5811

Restaurant

59

Retail stores, miscellaneous

Exclusions: 593, 596 (soil, rock, and gravel sales only) and 5941

4833

Satellite earth station antennas

 

SERVICES, BUSINESS AND PERSONAL

GLU

 

60

Finance, insurance, and real estate

61

Personal services

 

Exclusions: 616 and 618

62

Business services

Exclusions: 6214, 6244, 6249 (janitorial service permitted), 6291, 6296, and 6297

64

Repair services, miscellaneous

65

Commercial amusement and recreational services

Exclusions: 655, 656, 657, 6541, 6542

66

Medical and health services

67

Professional services, other

68

Transient accommodations

69

Commercial vacant and temporary uses and buildings

Exclusions: 6913, 6991, 6992, and 6993

77 and 79

Art galleries

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 573-82 C-M, eff. January 13, 1983, § 5, Ord. 659-84 C-M, eff. December 27, 1984, § 1, Ord. 1095-00 C-M, eff. October 12, 2000, and § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003)

14-16.1103 Accessory uses.

Other uses and buildings customarily appurtenant or incidental to a principal permitted use on the same parcel, subject to applicable laws and Performance Standards and intended solely for use by the occupants of a principal permitted use or uses.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1104 Conditional uses.

(a)    The following uses require an Administrative Use Permit:

DLU

 

541

Grocery store with beer and wine sales

5811

Restaurant with beer and wine sales

(b)    The following uses require a Special Use Permit:

GLU

 

411

 

412, 413

Passenger transportation

51

Service stations

53

General merchandise, retail (twenty-five (25) employees or more)

552

Automotive outdoor sales lots

555

Automotive trailer sales

556

Boat dealer sales

58

Eating and drinking places offering live entertainment or dancing

Drive-through facilities

5811

Restaurant with bar

5811

Restaurant with liquor sales

582

Bar

01-04

Single and multi-family dwellings above the first floor of any structure having the first floor devoted to uses enumerated in the CC District, condominiums

04

Multi-family dwelling units not constructed in conjunction with another use

07

Dormitory

07

Single room occupancy units

63

Automotive repair, services, and garage

 

Exclusions: 6338 (truck and tractor repair only) and 634 (mechanical car wash only)

593

Antique and secondhand stores

616

Crematories and funeral services

5941

Adult book stores

6521

Adult theaters, not motion pictures

6541

Adult motion picture theaters

6542

Mini-adult motion picture theaters

DLU

 

541

Food retail, with alcohol beverage

541

Convenience store with beer and wine sales

541

Convenience store with liquor sales

541

Grocery store

541

Grocery store with liquor sales

592

Liquor store

4811

Telecommunications sites

(c)    Any lot or portion thereof being lawfully used for any of the purposes enumerated in this section when such property is first classified in a zone wherein such use is not permitted by right or when the use is prohibited by this or any future amendment to this title, shall nonetheless be deemed to be an approved site for such permitted conditional use, which may be continued thereon. The conditions included in any district Ordinance, Conditional Use Permit or Variance which authorized such use shall also continue in effect. However, when a substantial change of mode or character of the operation of such property occurs, continuation of such use shall require approval by means of a Conditional Use Permit which permit may be granted notwithstanding that the pre-existing nonconforming use is otherwise not permitted by right or is a prohibited use within the zone.

(d)    As used herein, the phrase “substantial change of mode or character of operation” shall include, but not be limited to: a transfer of ownership of any type of regulatory license required specifically for that use; a pattern of conduct in violation of any city, state or federal regulation, ordinance or statute; or a cessation of use for a period of six (6) months or more or upon an operational change as set forth in Section 14-25.030.

(e)    Any permitted use operating pursuant to any Conditional Use Permit as required by this section, shall require approval de novo of such Conditional Use Permit upon a substantial change of mode or character of operation of such property.

(Ord. 506-80, C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 574-82 C-M, eff. January 13, 1983, as amended by § 1, Ord. 845-90 C-M, eff. July 26, 1990, § 1, Ord. 977-95 C-M, eff. August 24, 1995, Ord. 1095-00 C-M, eff. October 12, 2000, § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, § 1, Ord. 1201-06 (CM), eff. October 26, 2006, and § 1, Ord. 1310-14 (CM), eff. November 13, 2014)

14-16.1105 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Central Commercial District for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this title or as modified by Conditional Use Permit:

(a)    Minimum lot area and dimensions.

Area, interior or corner lot

2,500 square feet

Frontage, interior and corner lot

25 feet

(b)    Minimum yard setback requirements.

Front, side, and rear yards

 

Exception: When property directly abuts an R District:

None

Front, side or rear abutting

10 feet

(c)    Maximum building height and lot coverage.

Maximum lot coverage by buildings or structures subject to other requirements

100%

Maximum allowable height subject to other requirements

75 feet

(d)    New residential uses shall provide all required parking on site consistent with the parking ordinance and development standards. Parking district spaces shall not be permitted to satisfy part of all of the required parking.

(e)    Exclusively residential uses/structures shall not have direct frontage on Main Street. Neither shall mid-block access for such structures/uses be permitted to/from Main Street.

(f)    Parking provided at grade for residential uses stated above shall be set back from the street and screened by at least fifteen (15') feet of landscaped open space or commercial/retail/office use fronting the street.

(g)    Multifamily residential uses not constructed in conjunction with other uses shall observe the RM-3 setbacks for structures up to forty (40') feet in height. Above that height, the setback will increase five (5') feet for every ten (10') feet increase in height.

(h)    Residential uses not constructed in conjunction with other uses shall meet the multifamily development guidelines for a minimum of two hundred (200) square feet per unit of open space, including ninety-six (96) square feet in private deck or patio. Projects of five (5) units or more shall provide centrally located and fenced play areas on site.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 2, Ord. 845-90 C-M, eff. July 26, 1990)

Part 12: CT — Thoroughfare Commercial District

14-16.1200 Purpose.

The purpose of the Thoroughfare Commercial District is to provide for retail, commercial, service, amusement, and transient-residential uses which are appropriate to thoroughfare location and dependent upon thoroughfare travel; to be located only in the immediate vicinity of major streets and arterials or on the service drives thereof; and to provide convenient vehicular access and parking for the public.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1201 Principal permitted uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

GLU

 

50

Drugstores

52

Hardware, retail

53

General merchandise, retail

Exclusions: 531

54

Food, retail

541

Convenience store

541

Grocery store

56

Apparel and accessories, retail

57

Furniture, house furnishings, and equipment

581

Eating

Exclusion: All eating and drinking places offering live entertainment or dancing, 582 uses; and drive-through facilities

5811

Restaurant

59

Retail stores miscellaneous

Exclusions: 5911, 5936, 5937, 5938, 5941, 596 (soil, rock and gravel sales only), and 5939

60

Finance, insurance, and real estate

61

Personal services

62

Business services

66

Medical and health services

67

Professional services, other

79

Nonprofit organizations, offices and facilities

4833

Satellite earth station antennas

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 6, Ord. 659-84 C-M, eff. December 27, 1984, § 1, Ord. 693-86 C-M, eff. March 27, 1986, § 1, Ord. 888-92 C-M, eff. April 23, 1992, § 1, Ord. 1095-00 C-M, eff. October 12, 2000, and § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003)

14-16.1202 Accessory uses.

Other uses and buildings customarily appurtenant or incidental to a principal permitted use on the same parcel, subject to the general and special provisions, applicable laws, and Performance Standards, and intended solely for use by the occupants of a principal permitted use or uses.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1203 Conditional uses.

(a)    The following uses require an Administrative Use Permit:

GLU

 

10

Lumber and other building material dealers, retail

41

Transit, local and suburban

541

Grocery store with beer and wine sales

55

Automotive dealers

Exclusions: 552, 555, and 556

5811

Restaurant with beer and wine sales

596

Farm and garden supply store and retail nurseries

64

Repair services, miscellaneous

68

Transient accommodations

77

Art galleries and museums

(b)    The following uses require a Special Use Permit:

GLU

 

04

Multi-family dwellings, not constructed in conjunction with another use

07

Dormitory

09

Single-family residential in conjunction with the following: GLU: 50, 52, 53, 54, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 77, and 79

113

Frozen food lockers, retail

114

Mini warehouses, household goods

1633

Utility company storage yards

17

Contractors offices

191

Feed stores, retail

192

Fuel and ice dealers, retail

193

Laundries and cleaning and dyeing plants

197

Veterinarian hospitals and clinics~Exclusions: Outdoor kennels

27

Printing, publishing, and reproduction

51

Service stations, gasoline, single use subject to criteria and standards

552

Automotive outdoor sales lots

555

Automotive trailer sales

556

Boat dealer sales

581

Eating places offering live entertainment and dance or drive-through facilities

59

Retail stores~Exclusions: 5941

63

Automotive repair, services, and garages subject to criteria and standards

65

Commercial amusement and recreation services~Exclusions: 6541 and 6542

69

Commercial vacant and temporary uses and buildings

85

Commercial recreation facilities

4811

Telecommunications sites

02

Accessory dwelling unit

DLU

 

541

Convenience store with beer and wine sales

541

Convenience store with liquor sales

541

Grocery store with liquor sales

5811

Restaurant with bar

DLU

 

5811

Restaurant with liquor sales

582

Bar~Exclusion: 5823

592

Liquor store

6144

Body Art Facilities

(c)    Any lot or portion thereof being lawfully used for any of the purposes enumerated in this section when such property is first classified in a zone wherein such use is not permitted by right or when the use is prohibited by this or any future amendment to this title, shall nonetheless be deemed to be an approved site for such permitted conditional use, which may be continued thereon. The conditions included in any district ordinance, Conditional Use Permit or Variance which authorized such use shall also continue in effect. However, when a substantial change of mode or character of the operation of such property occurs, continuation of such use shall require approval by means of a Conditional Use Permit which permit may be granted notwithstanding that the pre-existing nonconforming use is otherwise not permitted by right or is a prohibited use within the zone.

(d)    As used herein, the phrase “substantial change of mode or character of operation” shall include, but not be limited to: a transfer of ownership of any type of regulatory license required specifically for that use; a pattern of conduct in violation of any city, state or federal regulation, ordinance or statute; or a cessation of use for a period of six (6) months or more or upon an operational change as set forth in Section 14-25.030.

(e)    Any permitted use operating pursuant to any Conditional Use Permit as required by this section, shall require approval de novo of such Conditional Use Permit upon a substantial change of mode or character of operation of such property.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 2, Ord. 693-86 C-M, eff. March 27, 1986, § 1, Ord. 888-92 C-M, eff. April 23, 1992, § 1, Ord. 977-95 C-M, eff. August 24, 1995, § 1, Ord. 1095-00 C-M, eff. October 12, 2000, § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003, § 1, Ord. 1162-03 C-M, eff. October 23, 2003, § 1, Ord. 1201-06 (CM), eff. October 26, 2006, and § 1, Ord. 1224-07 (CM), eff. October 25, 2007)

14-16.1204 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Thoroughfare Commercial District for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this title or as modified by Conditional Use Permit:

(a)    Minimum lot area and dimensions.

Area, interior and corner lot

6,000 square feet

Frontage, interior and corner lot

50 feet

(b)    Minimum yard setback requirements.

Front

15 feet

Side and rear yards

None

Exception: When property directly abuts an R District:

 

Side or rear abutting

10 feet

(c)    Maximum building height and lot coverage.

Maximum lot coverage by building or structure subject to all other requirements

Varies

Maximum allowable height subject to other requirements, three (3) stores maximum

35 feet

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 13: CN — Neighborhood Commercial District

14-16.1300 Purpose.

The purpose of the Neighborhood Commercial District is to provide limited centers for convenience shopping in the residential communities and neighborhoods of the City; to provide for a limited amount of retail and service uses adequate to supply the day-to-day needs of the surrounding area; but not to permit the development of a commercial center of such scope and variety as to attract substantial volumes of traffic from outside the neighborhood.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1301 Principal permitted uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

GLU

 

0

Existing residential only

50

Drugstores

52

Hardware, retail

533

Variety stores

54

Food, retail

541

Convenience store

541

Grocery store

57

Furniture, house furnishings, and equipment

581

Eating places~Exclusion: Drive-through facilities

5811

Restaurant

5916

Coin dealers

5992

Florists, retail

6036

Title insurance companies

604

Insurance agent offices

605

Real estate~Exclusions: 6055 and 6056

606

Combination offices

611

Cleaning services

613

Personal service, beauty, barber

615

Shoe repair shops

6195

Video rental and sales

627

Accountant services, bookkeeping

64

Repair services, miscellaneous~Exclusions: 6499 (Blacksmith only)

66

Medical and health services

67

Professional services, other

622

Adjustment, credit, and collection agencies

4833

Satellite earth station antennas

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 575-82 C-M, eff. January 13, 1983, §§ 7 and 16, Ord. 659-84 C-M, eff. December 27, 1984, § 1, Ord. 758-87 C-M, eff. December 10, 1987, § 1, Ord. 773-88 C-M, eff. April 7, 1988, § 1, Ord. 1095-00 C-M, eff. October 12, 2000, and § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003)

14-16.1302 Accessory uses, buildings, and structures.

Other uses and buildings customarily appurtenant or incidental to a principal permitted use on the same parcel, subject to the general and special provisions, applicable laws, and Performance Standards, and intended solely for use by the occupants of a principal permitted use or uses.

6321

Parking lots

(Ord. 506-809 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 576-82 C-M, eff. January 13, 1983)

14-16.1303 Conditional uses.

(a)    The following uses require an Administrative Use Permit:

DLU

 

541

Grocery store with beer and wine sales

5811

Restaurant with beer and wine sales

(b)    The following uses require a Special Use Permit:

GLU

 

03

Multi-family dwellings

04

Apartments, condominiums

07

Bed and Breakfast Inns

07

Dormitory

90

Single-family dwelling, in conjunction with permitted uses

51

Service stations, gasoline, single use (subject to criteria and standards)

581

Eating places

5811

Restaurant with liquor sales

872

Pool, swimming, nonprofit

6325

Garage, private

6341

Mechanical car wash (subject to criteria and standards)

7242

Nursery schools

7917

Charitable organizations: Social Service and Welfare Organization

7921

Clubs, fraternal and social

02

Accessory dwelling unit

DLU

 

541

Convenience store with beer and wine sales

541

Grocery store with liquor sales

(c)    Any lot or portion thereof being lawfully used for any of the purposes enumerated in this section when such property is first classified in a zone wherein such use is not permitted by right or when the use is prohibited by this or any future amendment to this title, shall nonetheless be deemed to be an approved site for such permitted conditional use, which may be continued thereon. The conditions included in any district ordinance, Conditional Use Permit or Variance which authorized such use shall also continue in effect. However, when a substantial change of mode or character of the operation of such property occurs, continuation of such use shall require approval by means of a Conditional Use Permit which permit may be granted notwithstanding that the pre-existing nonconforming use is otherwise not permitted by right or is a prohibited use within the zone.

(d)    As used herein, the phrase “substantial change of mode or character of operation” shall include, but not be limited to: a transfer of ownership of any type of regulatory license required specifically for that use; a pattern of conduct in violation of any city, state or federal regulation, ordinance or statute; or a cessation of use for a period of six (6) months or more or upon an operational change as set forth in Section 14-25.030.

(e)    Any permitted use operating pursuant to any Conditional Use Permit as required by this section, shall require approval de novo of such Conditional Use Permit upon a substantial change of mode or character of operation of such property.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 539-81 C-M, eff. December 10, 1981, § 1, Ord. 856-91 C-M, eff. February 21, 1991, § 1, Ord. 977-95 C-M, eff. August 24, 1995, § 1, Ord. 1095-00 C-M, eff. October 12, 2000; § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, § 1, Ord. 1162-03 C-M, eff. October 23, 2003, and § 1, Ord. 1201-06 (CM), eff. October 26, 2006)

14-16.1303.1 Prohibited uses.

The following uses are specifically prohibited within the CN Neighborhood Commercial District:

DLU

 

541

Convenience store with liquor sales

5811

Restaurant with bar

582

Bar

592

Liquor store

(§ 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002)

14-16.1304 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Neighborhood Commercial District for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this title or as modified by Special Use Permit:

(a)    Minimum lot area and dimensions.

Area, interior and corner lot

6,000 square feet

Frontage, interior and corner lot

50 feet

(b)    Minimum yard setback requirements.

Front

15 feet

Side and rear yards

None

Exception: When property directly abuts an R District:

 

Side or rear abutting

10 feet

(c)    Maximum building height and lot coverage.

Maximum lot coverage by buildings or structures subject to all other requirements, three (3) stories maximum

35 feet

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 14: CNS — Neighborhood Shopping Center District

14-16.1400 Purpose.

The purpose of the Neighborhood Shopping Center District is to establish regulatory controls on commercial shopping center complexes located outside the central business district of the City; and to provide predominantly commercial retail with limited service and amusement uses on a common parcel, or a combination of adjacent parcels with common access for the public to be located on major streets and arterials.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1401 Principal permitted uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

RETAIL COMMERCIAL 

GLU

 

27

Printing, publishing, and reproductions

50

Drugstores

51

Automobile service stations

52

Hardware, retail

53

General merchandise, retail

54

Food, retail~Exclusions: 5491 and 5499

541

Convenience store

541

Grocery store

553

Auto supply stores~Exclusions: Truck equipment and parts

56

Apparel and accessories

57

Furniture, house furnishings, and equipment

58

Eating places and soft drink fountains~Exclusion: Drive-through facilities

5811

Restaurant

59

Retail stores, miscellaneous~Exclusions: 5911, 5936, 5937, 5938, 5941, 596 (soil, rock, and gravel sales only), and 5939

4833

Satellite earth station antennas

 

SERVICE, BUSINESS AND PERSONAL 

GLU

 

60

Finance, insurance, and real estate

61

Personal services~Exclusions: 6144, 6145, 6149, 616, and 618

62

Business and office services~Exclusions: 621, 622, 624, 628, 6291, 6294, 6296, 6297, and 6298

632

Automobile parking~Exclusions: 6323, 6325, and 6329

64

Repair services, miscellaneous~Exclusions: 6494

 

COMMERCIAL AMUSEMENT AND RECREATION SERVICES 

GLU

653

Bowling lanes, billiards

 

654

Motion picture theaters~Exclusions: 6541 and 6542

 

6593

Amusement arcades

 

66

Medical and health services

 

67

Professional services

 

74

Postal facilities only

 

77

Art galleries and museums

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 888-92 C-M, eff. April 23, 1992, § 1, Ord. 908-92 C-M, eff. November 5, 1992, § 1, Ord. 1095-00 C-M, eff. October 12, 2000; § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003)

14-16.1402 Accessory use.

(None)

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1403 Conditional uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Use Permit:

GLU

541

Grocery store with beer and wine sales

 

5811

Restaurant with beer and wine sales

The following uses require a Special Use Permit:

DLU

541

Convenience store with beer and wine sales

 

541

Convenience store with liquor sales

 

541

Grocery store with liquor sales

 

581

Eating and drinking places with drive-through facilities

 

5811

Restaurant with bar

 

5811

Restaurant with liquor sales

 

592

Liquor store

(c)    Any lot or portion thereof being lawfully used for any of the purposes enumerated in this section when such property is first classified in a zone wherein such use is not permitted by right or when the use is prohibited by this or any future amendment to this title, shall nonetheless be deemed to be an approved site for such permitted conditional use, which may be continued thereon. The conditions included in any district ordinance, Conditional Use Permit or Variance which authorized such use shall also continue in effect. However, when a substantial change of mode or character of the operation of such property occurs, continuation of such use shall require approval by means of a Conditional Use Permit which permit may be granted notwithstanding that the pre-existing nonconforming use is otherwise not permitted by right or is a prohibited use within the zone.

(d)    As used herein, the phrase “substantial change of mode or character of operation” shall include, but not be limited to: a transfer of ownership of any type of regulatory license required specifically for that use; a pattern of conduct in violation of any city, state or federal regulation, ordinance or statute; or a cessation of use for a period of six (6) months or more or upon an operational change as set forth in Section 14-25.030.

(e)    Any permitted use operating pursuant to any Conditional Use Permit as required by this section, shall require approval de novo of such Conditional Use Permit upon a substantial change of mode or character of operation of such property.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 8, Ord. 557-82 C-M, eff. July 22, 1982, § 1, Ord. 587-83 C-M, eff. March 24, 1983, § 1, Ord. 755-87 C-M, eff. October 8, 1987, § 1, Ord. 769-87 C-M, eff. January 21, 1988, § 1, Ord. 888-92 C-M, eff. April 23, 1992, § 1, Ord. 977-95 C-M, eff. August 24, 1995, § 1, Ord. 1095-00 C-M, eff. October 12, 2000, and § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002)

14-16.1403.1 Prohibited uses.

The following uses are specifically prohibited within the CNS Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center District:

DLU

582

Bar

(§ 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002)

14-16.1404 District regulations.

All development shall be subject to criteria as set forth in the Commercial Development Technical Regulations adopted by resolution of the Council.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 15: CO—Office District

14-16.1500 Purpose.

The purpose of the Office District is to provide for concentrations of nonretail business and professional offices at locations where intensive service use of land is desirable and to serve appropriate land adjacent or close to hospitals and clinics for related medical offices and services.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1501 Principal permitted uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

DLU

60

Finance, insurance, and real estate

 

612

Photography

 

6146

Counseling services

 

621

Advertising

 

622

Adjustment and collection agencies

 

623

Secretarial services to business

 

6243

Interior decorators

 

626

Employment agencies

 

627

Accountant offices

 

629

Business services

 

66

Medical and health services

 

67

Professional services

 

692

Utility company offices

 

4833

Satellite earth station antennas

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003)

14-16.1502 Accessory uses.

The incidental services listed in this section are intended primarily to serve occupants and patrons of the permitted uses when conducted and entered from within the building provided there is no display or advertising visible at or beyond the property lines.

GLU

119

Storage, special (incidental on-site storage uses appurtenant to a permitted use only)

 

50

Pharmacies and medical supplies

 

5814

Coffee shops

 

5998

Optical goods stores

 

632

Automobile parking, public

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 658-84 C-M, eff. December 13, 1984)

14-16.1503 Conditional uses.

The following uses require a Special Use Permit:

GLU

197

Veterinary hospitals and clinics~Exclusions: kennels

 

4119

Ambulance firms

 

48

Communication

 

5811

Restaurant

 

5811

Restaurant with beer and wine sales

 

5811

Restaurant with liquor sales

 

5811

Restaurant with bar

 

6149

Instruction schools

 

616

Mortuaries

 

628

Vocational schools, commercial

 

736

Health clinics

 

75

Hospitals

 

7924

Athletic clubs

(a)    Any lot or portion thereof being lawfully used for any of the purposes enumerated in this section when such property is first classified in a zone wherein such use is not permitted by right or when the use is prohibited by this or any future amendment to this title, shall nonetheless be deemed to be an approved site for such permitted conditional use, which may be continued thereon. The conditions included in any district ordinance, Conditional Use Permit or Variance which authorized such use shall also continue in effect. However, when a substantial change of mode or character of the operation of such property occurs, continuation of such use shall require approval by means of a Conditional Use Permit which permit may be granted notwithstanding that the pre-existing nonconforming use is otherwise not permitted by right or is a prohibited use within the zone.

(b)    As used herein, the phrase “substantial change of mode or character of operation” shall include, but not be limited to: a transfer of ownership of any type of regulatory license required specifically for that use; a pattern of conduct in violation of any city, state or federal regulation, ordinance or statute; or a cessation of use for a period of six (6) months or more or as set forth in subdivision Section 14-25.030.

(c)    Any permitted use operating pursuant to a Conditional Use Permit as required by this section, shall require approval de novo of a Conditional Use Permit upon a substantial change of mode or character of operation of such property.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 2, Ord. 658-84 C-M, eff. December 13, 1984, and § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002)

14-16.1503.1 Prohibited uses.

The following uses are specifically prohibited within the CO Office District:

DLU

541

Convenience store

 

541

Convenience with beer and wine sales

 

541

Convenience with liquor sales

 

541

Grocery store

 

541

Grocery store with beer and wine sales

 

541

Grocery store with liquor sales

 

592

Liquor store

(§ 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002)

14-16.1504 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Office District for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this title or as modified by Conditional Use Permit:

(a)    Minimum lot area and dimensions.

Area, interior and corner lot

6,000 square feet

Frontage, interior and corner lot

50 feet

(b)    Minimum yard setback requirements.

Front

15 feet

Side and rear yards

None

Exceptions: When property directly abuts an R District:

 

Side and rear abutting

10 feet

(c)    Maximum building height and lot coverage.

Lot coverage by buildings or structures subject to all other requirements

Varies

Maximum allowable height subject to other requirements

3 stories

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1505 Additional requirements.

All portions of the yard not used for access drives, yard storage, or parking shall be landscaped and provided with adequate sprinklers or appropriate automatic irrigation devices.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 16: CV—Visitor Commercial District

14-16.1600 Purpose.

The purpose of the Visitor Commercial District is to provide for commercial areas catering primarily to tourists and visitors; to encourage the orderly development of areas of attraction and special interest to persons residing both within and outside the community; and to provide business, service, lodging, amusement, and entertainment facilities which will enhance such areas and meet the needs of the visiting public.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1601 Principal permitted uses.

The following uses require an Administrative Review Permit:

RETAIL COMMERCIAL 

DLU

50

Drugstores

 

537

Notions, retail, yarn shops

 

541

Convenience store

 

541

Grocery store

 

581

Eating places~Exclusions: Eating and drinking places offering live entertainment and dancing or drive through facilities

 

5811

Restaurant

 

5932

Antique stores

 

594

Book and stationary stores~Exclusions: 5941

 

597

Jewelry stores

 

599

Miscellaneous retail stores~Exclusions: 5991, 5998, and 5999 (imported goods, retail, excepted)

 

605

Real estate

 

4833

Satellite earth station antennas

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002, Ord. 1153-03 C-M, eff. April 24, 2003)

14-16.1602 Accessory uses.

Other uses and buildings customarily appurtenant or incidental to a principal permitted use on the same parcel, subject to applicable regulations and Performance Standards, and intended solely for use by the occupants of a principal use or uses.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1603 Conditional uses.

(a)    The following uses require an Administrative Use Permit:

DLU

541

Grocery store with beer and wine sales

 

5811

Restaurant with beer and wine sales

(b)    The following uses require a Special Use Permit:

DLU

51

Service stations, gas, single use

 

54

Food, retail~Exclusions: 5491

 

541

Convenience store with beer and wine sales

 

541

Convenience store with liquor sales

 

56

Apparel and accessories, retail

 

581

Eating places offering live entertainment or dances or with drive through facilities

 

5811

Restaurant with bar

 

5811

Restaurant with liquor sales

 

582

Bar

 

592

Liquor stores

 

632

Automobile parking, public

 

6341

Automobile car wash

 

654

Motion picture theaters~Exclusions: 6541 and 6542

 

655

Outdoor recreation facilities

 

656

Amusement parks, commercial

 

657

Amusement parks, commercial and recreational facilities, indoors, commercial

 

68

Transient accommodations

 

853

Recreation, commercial

 

854

Parks, resorts, commercial

(c)    Any lot or portion thereof being lawfully used for any of the purposes enumerated in this section when such property is first classified in a zone wherein such use is not permitted by right or when the use is prohibited by this or any future amendment to this title, shall nonetheless be deemed to be an approved site for such permitted conditional use, which may be continued thereon. The conditions included in any district ordinance, Conditional Use Permit or Variance which authorized such use shall also continue in effect. However, when a substantial change of mode or character of the operation of such property occurs, continuation of such use shall require approval by means of a Conditional Use Permit which permit may be granted notwithstanding that the pre-existing nonconforming use is otherwise not permitted by right or is a prohibited use within the zone.

(d)    As used herein, the phrase “substantial change of mode or character of operation” shall include, but not be limited to: a transfer of ownership of any type of regulatory license required specifically for that use; a pattern of conduct in violation of any city, state or federal regulation, ordinance or statute; or a cessation of use for a period of six (6) months or more or upon an operational change as set forth in Section 14-25.030.

(e)    Any permitted use operating pursuant to any Conditional Use Permit as required by this section, shall require approval de novo of such Conditional Use Permit upon a substantial change of mode or character of operation of such property.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 8, Ord. 659-84 C-M, eff. December 27, 1984, § 1, Ord. 977-95 C-M, eff. August 24, 1995, and § 1, Ord. 1135-02 C-M, eff. September 10, 2002)

14-16.1604 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Visitor Commercial District for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this title or as modified by Conditional Use Permit:

Minimum lot area and dimensions.

Area, interior and corner lot

6,000 square feet

Frontage, interior and corner lot

50 feet

Minimum yard setback requirements.

Front

15 feet

Side and rear yards

None

Exceptions: When property directly abuts an R District:

 

Side or rear abutting

15 feet

Maximum building height and lot coverage.

Lot coverage by buildings or structures subject to all other requirements

None

Maximum allowable height subject to other requirements

75 feet; provided, however, additional height may be allowed subject to approval by Special Use Permit

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1605 Additional requirements.

(a)    All uses shall be conducted wholly within a completely enclosed building, except for service stations and off-street parking and loading facilities, recreational facilities, and outdoor restaurants.

(b)    All portions of the yard not used for access drives, yard storage, or parking shall be landscaped and provided with adequate sprinklers or appropriate automatic irrigation devices.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 17: EM-A-1—Exclusive Agricultural District

14-16.1700 Purpose.

The purpose of the Exclusive Agricultural District is to protect and foster agriculture, to permit all normal uses related to agriculture, and to prohibit those that would be in conflict. Insofar as is practicable, it is the intention to retain solely for agricultural production lands of predominately Class I and Class II soils.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1701 Principal permitted uses.

All principal permitted uses shall be subject to the approval of an Administrative Review Permit issued without a public hearing by the Zoning Administrator.

AGRICULTURAL USES

GLU

91

Irrigated agriculture

 

92

Nonirrigated agriculture

 

93

Pasture and native grasses

 

94

Animals, agriculture

 

95

Reservoirs, water supply

 

96

Native vegetation, forest, and brush

 

97

Lake

 

98

Wetlands

 

99

Agricultural testing facilities

 

NONAGRICULTURAL USES 

GLU

01

Single-family dwelling unit

 

07

Foster home

 

724

Pre-school day care for less than six (6) children

 

01

Living quarters of persons regularly employed on the premises~Exclusions: 05: labor camps, labor dwellings, or other accommodations or areas for transient labor

 

Home occupation

 

115

Barns, storage buildings

 

1982

Fruit packing, drying and storage sheds

 

9130

Greenhouses of 500 square feet or less

 

6915

Offices incidental and necessary to conduct a permitted use

 

5499

Stands limited to the display and sale of agricultural commodities produced on the premises. Such stands shall not exceed 400 square feet in area

 

152

Storage tanks and pumps for fuel

 

8611

Facilities for fish and wildlife enhancement and preservation

 

872

Pool, swimming, nonprofit

 

6325

Private garages and off-street parking areas

 

4

Public utility facilities, structure and uses

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1702 Conditional uses.

The following uses shall be subject to the approval of a Special Use Permit issued through the public hearing process by the Commission:

DLU

9130

Greenhouses in excess of 500 square feet

 

05

Farm labor camp

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1703 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Exclusive Agricultural District for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this title or as modified by Conditional Use Permit:

Height Regulations: No structure shall exceed thirty-five (35') feet in height.

Site and Building Requirements

Each S.F.D.U.

Accessory Buildings

Site

Lot Area

5 Acres

-

10 acre minimum, unless exception granted

Site and Building Requirements

Each S.F.D.U.

Accessory Buildings

Site

Lot Width—Minimum

-

-

300 feet, unless exception granted

Distance to any street

20 ft. minimum

20 ft. minimum

-

Distance between structures

As allowed by Uniform Building Code

As allowed by Uniform Building Code

-

Front yard

20 feet

20 feet

-

Interior Side Yard

5 feet

5 feet

-

Rear Yard

20 feet

*See Note

-

*    Note: Accessory buildings shall not occupy more than fifty (50%) percent of the area of required rear yard.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 18: EM-A-2—Interim Agricultural District

14-16.1800 Purpose.

The purpose of the Interim Agricultural District is to preserve land in interim agricultural use and protect against premature urban development, which are presently unneeded, and for which it may be uneconomic to provide urban services.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1801 Principal permitted uses.

All principal permitted and accessory uses shall be subject to the approval of an Administrative Review Permit issued without a public hearing by the Zoning Administrator.

115

Barns, stables

1982

Fruit packing, drying, and storage sheds

9130

Greenhouses of 500 square feet or less

846

Aviaries and apiaries

94

Domesticated wild animals, i.e., bison, etc.

-

Home occupation

6915

Offices incidental and necessary to conduct a permitted use

5499

Stands limited to the display and sales of agricultural commodities produced on the premises. Stands shall not exceed 1,000 square feet of gross floor area and shall be set back twenty (20') feet from all street or lot lines

152

Storage tanks and pumps for fuel

01

One-family dwelling of the owner or lessee of the land or any employee or an employee of the owner or lessee of the land upon which the use or permitted use is carried on

07

Foster home

724

Pre-school day care for less than six (6) children

8611

Facilities for fish and wildlife enhancement and preservation

872

Pool, swimming, nonprofit

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1802 Conditional uses.

The following uses shall be subject to the approval of a Special Use Permit issued through the public hearing process by the Commission:

 

 

 

Minimum Required Acreage

DLU

9130

Agriculture within structures, e.g., nurseries, mushrooms (over 500 square feet)

2

 

081

Temporary (not more than three (3) years) use of a mobile home or travel trailer for caretaker or watchman in isolated areas

5

 

01

Servants’ quarters

1

 

59161

Commercial feed lot

1

 

05

Farm labor quarters

10

 

01

Caretaker’s quarters (permanent structure)

1

 

473

Flood control works, including channel rectification and alteration, streets, highways, dams, canals, and aqueducts of any public water project

 

 

724

Pre-school day care for (6) six or more children

 

 

197

Kennels

2

 

05

Labor camp

10

 

242

Lumber mill

20

 

1244

Poultry and other Fowl in excess of 100 acres

2 1/2

 

4

Public utility facilities, structures, and uses

-

 

855

Riding academies, public stables, guest ranch

2

 

9425

Small animals in excess of 100 acres (e.g., rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchilla, mink)

2 1/2

 

197

Small animal hospital

1/2

 

197

Veterinary office

1/2

 

843

Zoo and natural science museum

2 1/2

 

20

Processing of products produced on the premises

5

 

85

Outdoor recreation areas, uses, and facilities, including country clubs, swimming pools, and golf courses

 

 

90

Mines, quarries, and gravel pits

 

 

4582

Private airports and landing strips

 

 

7

Public and quasi-public buildings or structures and uses of an administrative, cultural, or public service type

 

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1803 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Interim Agricultural District for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this title or as modified by Conditional Use Permit:

Height Regulations: No structure shall exceed thirty-five (35') feet in height.

Site and Building Requirements

Each S.F.D.U.

Accessory Buildings

Site

Lot Area, Minimum

1 Acre

-

5 Acres, unless exception granted

Lot Width, Minimum

-

-

330 feet, unless exception granted

Distance to any street

20 feet

20 feet

-

Distance between structures

As allowed by Uniform Building Code

As allowed by Uniform Building Code

-

Front Yard

20 feet

20 feet

-

Interior Side Yard

5 feet

5 feet

-

Rear Yard

20 feet

*See Note

 

*    Note: Accessory buildings shall not occupy more than fifty (50%) percent of the area of required yard.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 19: EM-OS—Open Space District (Privately-Owned Lands)

14-16.1900 Purpose.

The purpose of the Open Space District (Privately-Owned Lands) is to provide regulations pertaining to privately owned lands which, because of poor drainage, danger of flooding, danger of land slippage or seismic action, danger of liquefaction, excessive slope, or similar reason related to the physiographic condition of the land, are unsuited or unsafe for intensive human use. The EM-OS District is intended to be located at those places indicated in the environmental constraint maps. Redistricting may also occur within any project area in the event field conditions would so indicate.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1901 Principal permitted uses.

All principal permitted and accessory uses shall be subject to the approval of an Administrative Review Permit issued without a public hearing by the Zoning Administrator.

GLU

91

Irrigated agriculture. Exclusions: 913 Greenhouses in excess of 500 square feet

 

92

Nonirrigated agriculture

 

93

Pasture and native vegetation

 

94

Animals, agriculture

 

95

Reservoirs, water supply

 

96

Native vegetation, forest, and brush

 

97

Lake, river, stream

 

98

Slough, marsh

 

NONAGRICULTURAL USES

GLU

-

Accessory buildings and accessory uses related to products produced on premises

 

115

Barns, storage buildings, maximum ground floor area 1,000 square feet

 

8611

Facilities for fish and wildlife enhancement and preservation

 

-

Open space credited to adjacent cluster development

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1902 Conditional uses.

The following uses shall be subject to the approval of a Special Use Permit issued through the public hearing process by the Commission:

658

Trails, commercial pedestrian, equestrian, or bicycle, commercial

854

Park, picnic grounds, commercial or private

855

Riding academy, commercial or private

87

Private nonprofit facilities

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.1903 District regulations.

The following regulations shall be observed in the Open Space District (Privately-Owned Lands) for the use proposed, except as otherwise provided in this title or as modified by Special Use Permit:

(a)

Distances of structures to any street or alley or property line

20 feet

 

Distance between structures

As allowed by Uniform Building Code

 

Height limitation

25 feet

(b)    Density credit. That portion of the area of any parcel which is included in the EM-OS District shall be counted at twenty (20%) percent of its actual area in square feet for the purpose of determining the number of dwelling units permitted on the balance of the parcel lying outside the EM-OS District, or, if the balance of the parcel lies in a commercial or industrial district, the area within the EM-OS District shall be counted at twenty (20%) percent of its actual area for the purpose of determining the permitted commercial or industrial development.

Should any parcel lie partially within the EM-OS District, and partially within a single-family zoning district, the number of dwelling units permitted shall be determined in accordance with the provisions above. The subdivision shall be so designed as to cluster the permitted dwelling units on the portion of the parcel lying in the single-family zoning district. The portion of the parcel lying within the EM-OS District shall be used only for a use listed above, or may be dedicated to the City in satisfaction, or partial satisfaction, of the requirements of the Land Dedication Ordinance.

Should any parcel lie partially within the EM-OS District, and partially within a multi-family zoning district, the number of dwelling units permitted shall be determined in accordance with the provisions above. The Site Plan Review required for all multi-family development shall, in addition to determining conformity with the adopted guidelines of standards, insure that no dwelling units will lie within the boundaries of the EM-OS District and only the uses listed above are established on such lands.

Should any parcel lie partially within the EM-OS District and partially within any district other than a residential district, the uses permitted on such portion shall be those permitted in said district, except that the total area of the parcel as provided above may be taken into consideration in the Site Plan Review process in determining the quantity or extent of the uses permitted. The Site Plan Review shall insure that only those uses listed above are established on that portion of the site lying within the EM-OS District.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 20: EM-HP—Historical Preservation District

(For Future Enactment)

Part 21: EM-SC—Special Condition District

14-16.2100 Purpose.

The purpose of the Special Condition District is to establish provisions whereby the special or unique needs or characteristics of particular districts, or the uses proposed therein, may be met, and to assure a harmonious relationship between the existing and proposed uses in all areas, and to coordinate and promote the community improvement efforts of both private and public sources.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.2101 General provisions.

In considering any proposed amendment, the Commission may recommend and the Council may impose conditions to any zoning classification of property where it is found that such conditions must be imposed so as not to create problems inimical to the public health, safety, and general welfare of the City, or to assure that uses made of property so reclassified are consistent with, and not detrimental to, the uses of adjacent or nearby property, and to assure the adequacy of public facilities which may be required by reason of the development of any such use.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.2102 Applicability.

In any district to which special conditions have been applied (designated by the letter “X” on the Zoning Map), such conditions shall be fully set forth as a part of the ordinance adopting and establishing such district. When so designated, no development shall take place and no permits shall be issued for such within such district until all special conditions have been complied with and the “X” designation has been removed from the Zoning Map; provided, however, such development and/or improvements as have been required by the special conditions shall be permitted.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.2103 Removal of “X” designation.

Upon compliance with all of the provisions and requirements of the special conditions, the City Clerk shall cause the “X” designation to be removed from the Zoning Map, and the district designation shall revert to the zone to which the area was reclassified, and development may take place in accordance with the provisions of the zoning classification.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 22: EM-F—Flood Protection District

14-16.2200 Purpose.

The purpose of the Flood Protection District is to establish regulations to those areas subject to being inundated by a 100-year flood in order to prevent loss of life and property damage and to prevent or minimize unnecessary interference with the flow of flood waters in the flood channel. The regulations of the EM-F district shall supplement the requirements of the zoning district otherwise applying to land lying within the EM-F District.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.2201 General provisions.

Reference is made to Chapter 2 of Title 9 of this Code entitled “Flood Damage Prevention”, as amended from time to time, which provides administrative procedures for the establishment of a flood damage prevention development permit required for any development proposed on lands designated as being within established areas of special flood hazard.

The area of any EM-F District shall be further subdivided into two (2) districts as follows:

(a)    The Floodway District shall include the normal channel of any stream included within an EM-F District, plus any additional land lying outside of the banks of the stream which is necessary to safely convey the 100-year flood as designated on official Federal Insurance Administration Rate maps. On the Zoning Map that portion of the EM-F District including the flood channel shall be designated by the initials FW.

(b)    The Flood Plain District shall be all the land subject to inundation by a 100-year flood, except that land included in the Floodway District. On the Zoning Map that portion of the EM-F District outside the flood channel shall be designated by the initials FP.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 9, Ord. 659-84 C-M, eff. December 27, 1984)

14-16.2202 Regulations: FW—Floodway District.

(a)    Any of the following uses, provided they are listed as Principal Uses in the underlying zoning district, shall be deemed to be permitted principal uses in the Floodway District of the EM-F District:

(1)    Agriculture;

(2)    Open air private and public recreation facilities not requiring major structures;

(3)    Loading and unloading areas and parking lots provided there shall be no buildings or structures; and

(4)    Storage yards for equipment or materials not subject to substantial damage by flood and not subject to flotation or movement.

(b)    Any use listed as a principal or conditional use in the underlying zoning district, but not included in the uses listed in subsection (a) of this section, may be permitted as a conditional use in the Floodway District subject to securing a Special Use Permit and subject to the following regulations:

(1)    Structures shall be set back at least twenty-five (25') feet from the top of the natural or improved stream bank.

(2)    Special design and/or flood-control works shall be employed to render the structures and/or building sites free from the effects of bank erosion and so as not to otherwise constitute a threat to life or property.

(3)    The ground floor level of such structures shall be to or above the 100-year flood profile level.

(4)    Such uses will not increase the flood hazard, or increase the possibility or rate of erosion, or in any way impair the carrying capacity of the flood channel as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and applicable Federal regulations.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 10, Ord. 659-84 C-M, eff. December 27, 1984)

14-16.2203 Regulations: FP—Flood Plain District.

(a)    Any use listed as a principal use in the Floodway District of the EM-F District shall be deemed a principal permitted use in the Flood Plain District provided it is included as a principal use in the underlying zoning district.

(b)    Any use customarily accessory to a permitted principal use shall be deemed to be a permitted accessory use provided it does not require the construction of a permanent building or, if such a building is required, that its floor level be to or above the 100-year flood profile level.

(c)    Any other use listed as a principal or conditional use in the underlying zoning district may be permitted as a conditional use in the Flood Plain District of the EM-F District subject to securing a Special Use Permit and subject to the following regulations:

(1)    The ground floor level of any structure shall be to or above the 100-year storm profile level.

(d)    All building foundations and utilities shall be constructed to withstand water pressure shown by competent engineering data to be necessary for the public safety and the preservation of property.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980, as amended by § 11, Ord. 659-84 C-M, eff. December 27, 1984)

Part 23: EM-SS—Seismic Safety District

14-16.2300 Purpose.

The purpose of the Seismic Safety District is to implement the Seismic Safety Element of the General Plan and the Alquist-Priolo Special Studies Zone Act and to reduce the loss of life, injury, and damage to public and private property and government costs for disaster relief associated with geologic hazards.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.2301 Designation.

The EM-SS overlay district shall be combined with the underlying district currently in effect. The EM-SS overlay district shall be designated by the use of the letters EM-SS following the underlying zoning designation.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.2302 Application of regulations.

The provisions of the EM-SS District shall be in addition to those of the underlying district. If any of the regulations of the underlying district are less restrictive than the regulations of the EM-SS overlay district, then the regulations of the EM-SS District shall govern.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.2303 Uses.

(a)    Permitted uses. All uses allowed in the underlying district, with the exception of those listed in subsection (b) of this section as conditional uses, shall be permitted subject to the regulations of the EM-SS District.

(b)    Conditional uses. Critical structures (see reference material for definition) shall not be permitted in the Zayante Fault Zone or the “A” Liquefaction Zone unless a Special Use Permit is granted in accordance with the underlying district regulations. In addition to the findings required, the Zoning Administrator or Commission shall find that alternative locations not subject to geologic hazards are not available and that the proposed use is vital to the provisions of necessary public services before such use is approved.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.2304 Geologic reports.

Geologic reports shall be in sufficient detail to meet the criteria and policies established by the State Mining and Geology Board for individual parcels of land. Geologic reports shall be required prior to development as follows:

(a)    Zayante Fault Zone. Permit applications for subdivisions, minor land divisions, critical structures, and structures for human occupancy other than building permit applications for a single-family wood frame dwelling not exceeding two (2) stories within the Zayante Fault Zone shall be accompanied by a geologic report.

(b)    “A” Liquefaction Zone. Permit applications for subdivisions, minor land divisions, critical structures, and structures for human occupancy other than building permit applications for a single-family wood frame dwelling not exceeding two (2) stories within the “A” Liquefaction Zone shall be accompanied by a geologic report.

(c)    “B” Liquefaction Zone. Permit applications for critical structures within the “B” Liquefaction Zone shall be accompanied by a geologic report.

The Planning Director may waive a requirement for a geologic report if sufficient geologic information is on file.

Geologic reports shall be reviewed for adequacy, if necessary, by a geologist retained by the City. Based on the geologic report, the decision-making body shall determine the specific geologic hazard at the site and shall evaluate the suitability of the proposed use in relation to the hazard. In granting any permit, the decision-making body shall attach such conditions as may be deemed necessary to fulfill the purposes of the district. Such conditions may include, but shall not be limited to, alternative locations of structures, special foundation design, and special structural design or equipment which will facilitate restoration of utility service in the event of displacement. A permit shall be denied if the decision-making body finds that the site is unsuitable for the proposed use because of geologic hazards which cannot be mitigated.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.2305 Setbacks.

No structure for human occupancy subject to the geologic report requirement shall be permitted within fifty (50') feet of the tract of an active or potentially active fault. Critical structures, other than major utility transmission lines, shall be permitted within 100 feet of the tract of an active or potentially active fault. These setback requirements may be waived only if the geologic report has satisfactorily demonstrated that the fault is inactive.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.2306 Existing structures.

Alterations or additions to any structure permitted in the Seismic Safety District, the value of which does not exceed fifty (50%) percent of the value of the structure, shall be exempt from the regulations of the Seismic Safety District. Structural alterations or additions to any structure requiring a Use Permit under this district shall be subject to the regulations of this district.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 24: EM-H—Hillside District

14-16.2400 Purpose.

The purpose of the Hillside District is to place special controls on proposed development, public or private, within hillside areas which have an average natural slope greater than fifteen (15%) percent in order:

(a)    To preserve and enhance hillsides as a fragile resource;

(b)    To protect people and property from potentially hazardous conditions particular to hillsides;

(c)    To encourage innovative designs for difficult sites;

(d)    To enhance the beauty of the City’s landscape;

(e)    To provide density, grading, and land use criteria that will assure the best possible treatment of the hillsides’ natural features and open space;

(f)    To reduce excessive padding or terracing of building sites on the hillsides;

(g)    To provide safe and functional ingress and egress of vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic to and within hillside areas;

(h)    To provide for access by emergency vehicles necessary to serve the hillside areas; and

(i)    To encourage the concentration of dwellings and other structures by clustering and/or high rise on small areas, thereby preserving hillsides in their natural state.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

14-16.2401 General provisions.

The following regulations shall apply to the EM-H District. Where conflicts in regulations occur, the regulations set forth in this part shall apply:

(a)    Slope/natural state requirements. All proposed developments in the EM-H District shall calculate the maximum percentage of the property which shall remain undisturbed by any building or grading, utilizing the following formula:

Percent Average slope

=

100 CL

where:

 

 

A

 

C is the contour interval, in feet

L is the combined length of such contours, in feet

A is the area of the property in square feet.

The percent of average slope shall be certified by a registered civil engineer. Once the percent of average slope is determined, that percentage of the parcel which shall remain undisturbed can be determined by using the following graph:

(b)    Maintenance of open space. Open space areas which are under private ownership shall include covenants and restrictions placed on such properties requiring the owners to conduct annual inspections, consisting of clearance of adequate fire breaks and replanting where necessary to protect bare soil from erosion.

(c)    Parking standards. Parking standards may be subject to modification by the decision-maker where the parking in the proposal will satisfy the intent of providing safe adequate parking. Parking in bays may be provided in lieu of on-street parking:

(1)    Between dwellings of clusters of dwellings;

(2)    In the center of cul-de-sac turnarounds; and

(3)    Behind dwellings.

(d)    Street requirements. The width of streets and street designs shall be constructed in accordance with the standards established by the Council as adopted by resolution.

(e)    Pre-submission conferences. Prior to the submission of proposed plans, the applicant shall schedule a meeting with planning staff members to discuss the requirements of the Hillside District. At this meeting the applicant shall be prepared to present the following information about his development:

(1)    Outline and size of parcel;

(2)    Percent average slope;

(3)    Location and percent coverage by buildings, parking, private drives, and other improvements, including any necessary grading; and

(4)    Area to remain undisturbed.

(f)    Design standards. Design modifications, such as clustering or grouping of buildings on the flat section of parcels, shall be encouraged to reduce necessary grading to a minimum. In no case shall disturbed areas exceed that allowed by the slope/natural state requirements of this title.

(g)    Lots of record. Any lot of record within the Hillside District prior to the enactment of this title shall be permitted at least one dwelling unit.

(h)    Findings required. No development in the EM-H District shall be approved unless a finding is made that the development conforms to the provisions of this title.

(Ord. 506-80 C-M, eff. September 11, 1980)

Part 25: PD—Planned Development District*

*    Former Part 25, Planned Development Residential District, codified from Ordinance No. 714-86 C-M, as amended by Ordinance No. 812-89, effective August 10, 1989, repealed and replaced in its entirety by Ordinance No. 918-93 C-M, effective April 8, 1993.

14-16.2500 Purpose.

The purpose of the Planned Development District is to provide a technique to foster development plans for eligible lands which serve public objectives more fully than development plans permitted under conventional zoning regulations; and to establish criteria for identifying those parcels of land which are eligible for the special procedures available for creative development plans requiring special review and approval procedures.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2501 Designation.

The Planned Development District (PD) shall be combined with the underlying residential, commercial, or industrial districts currently in effect. The PD overlay district shall be designated by the use of the letters PD following the underlying zoning designation. The regulations of the underlying district may be superseded, modified or amended upon approval of the planned development as provided in this part.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2502 Intent.

The intent of this overlay district is to insure that:

(a)    Planned development zoning will be granted only where the subject parcel is large enough to make innovative and creative site planning possible;

(b)    Applicants shall have the professional capability to produce a creative plan;

(c)    The public interest in achieving goals stated in the General Plan will be served more fully through the planned development process rather than through application of conventional district regulations;

(d)    The advantages to landowners afforded by the planned development process will be balanced by public benefits;

(e)    Natural or man-made features and resources of the site such as topography, trees, watercourses, and the like are preserved; and

(f)    A Planned Development Overlay District shall only be allowed in any existing zoning districts.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2503 Modified regulations.

A Planned Development District may provide for modifications on district regulations, where appropriate, in the following areas:

(a)    Building setbacks;

(b)    Street standards;

(c)    Lot coverage;

(d)    Parking and loading;

(e)    Landscaping;

(f)    Open space;

(g)    Lot area;

(h)    Height;

(i)    Density (units/acre); and

(j)    Use.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2504 Eligibility criteria.

An applicant for a Planned Development District must demonstrate the following before the application may be heard:

(a)    Land area. The land subject to planned development applications comprises one acre or more of buildable land.

(b)    Land ownership. The applicant owns or controls the land subject to the Planned Development zoning application.

(c)    Development team. A development team of design professionals (architect, landscape architect, planner, civil engineer, soils engineer, solar energy expert, as appropriate) with the expertise and experience to carry out the intent of the permit has been engaged.

(d)    Justification. All aspects of the proposed development which represent a departure from strict application of district regulations shall be explained in the application and reasons given why the proposed development plan affords greater public benefits than would be achieved through application of conventional zoning regulations.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2505 General procedure.

(a)    Process. Generally, utilization of the Planned Development District zone will involve the following process: general development plan and PD zoning approval at public hearings by Planning Commission and City Council; specific development plan approval through special use permit issued by the City Council at public hearing; issuance of building permits.

(b)    Phased Development. A proposed phased development shall be accompanied by a schedule establishing approximate dates when each phase shall be complete. Each phase of a phased development shall be independently self-sufficient, and include at least its pro rata share of total planned common space, facilities, and services.

(c)    Provision, operation and maintenance of common areas. Where common areas of facilities are proposed, an operation and maintenance program shall be prepared prior to the issuance of the planned development permit.

(d)    Applicable district regulations. Regulations and standards of the underlying district shall apply except where departures from strict application of district regulations are authorized by the planned development permit.

(e)    Legal advertising. All aspects of a proposed project which represent a departure from district regulations shall be set forth in the legal advertising of such proposed project.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2506 Adopting planned development residential combining district.

General development plan required. An application for adopting a PD district shall be accompanied by a graphic general development plan which, if approved by the Planning Commission and City Council, shall become a part of the zoning map.

(a)    The graphic general development plan shall show the following information presented in graphic and schematic form and at a scale satisfactory to the Zoning Administrator with a reduced reproducible print of the approved drawing suitable to the Zoning Administrator for publication purposes.

(1)    Proposed land uses;

(2)    Location of buildings, structures and building groups;

(3)    A tabulation of proposed dwelling unit density in residential areas;

(4)    Proposed circulation systems including preliminary street cross-sections;

(5)    Proposed parks, playgrounds, school sites and other open spaces;

(6)    Location and type of existing and proposed landscaping, and identification of any existing trees to be removed;

(7)    An economic feasibility analysis of proposed mixed uses;

(8)    Development phasing for entire project;

(9)    Relation to future land uses in surrounding area as proposed in the general plan;

(10)    Proposed off-street parking (ratio, locations, total number of spaces);

(11)    Any additional data required by the Zoning Administrator as necessary to analyze the rezoning application;

(12)    Elevations and perspective drawings of all proposed structures, such drawings need not be the result of the final architectural decisions and need not be in detail; the purpose of such drawings is to indicate within stated limits the height of the proposed buildings and the general appearance of the proposed structure, to the end that the entire development will have architectural unity and be in harmony with surrounding developments; and

(13)    A written statement regarding all aspects of the proposed development which represent a departure from strict application of district regulations, including explanations and reasons why the proposed development plan affords greater public benefits than would be achieved through application of conventional district regulations.

(b)    A PD District initiated by the Planning Commission or City Council will require a graphic general development plan only if so determined by the initiating body. In such cases the initiating body may require a graphic general development plan which contains all or only part of the required information as outlined in subsection (a) of this section.

(c)    The Planning Commission and City Council may require such other information which, combined with the original information submitted, shall be for the purpose of ascertaining substantial conformity with the General Plan, and with the surrounding area.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2507 Adoptions.

(a)    Adoption of a Planned Development District shall be conducted according to procedure established in Part 10, Chapter 14-10 of this Code.

(b)    Recommendation by the Planning Commission, adoption by Ordinance of a Planned Development District by the City Council, and issuance of a special use permit by the City Council after adoption of a Planned Development District shall in each instance be passed by at least five (5) affirmative votes.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2508 Criteria for approval.

Before recommending or approving any Planned Development District and related development plan, the Planning Commission and the City Council shall find that:

(a)    The District is:

(1)    Consistent with the General Plan and/or the Local Coastal Land Use Plan, and/or adopted area plans when applicable; and

(2)    Consistent with the purposes of this chapter and other applicable sections of this title.

(b)    The General Development Plan:

(1)    Includes planned variations to underlying district regulations which serve public purposes to an equivalent or higher degree than would underlying district regulations;

(2)    Can be coordinated with existing and proposed development of surrounding areas;

(3)    Overall, provides an amenity level and amount of open space greater than what would have been permitted by the underlying district regulations;

(4)    If applicable, a final subdivision map for the proposed planned development shall be recorded within two (2) years of the expected date of adoption of the General Development Plan for the planned development;

(5)    Is planned so that the total development in each individual development phase can exist as an independent unit; adequate assurance will be provided that such objective will be attained; that the uses proposed will not be detrimental to present and planned surrounding uses, as shown in the General Plan, but will have a beneficial effect which could not be achieved without being located in a PD District;

(6)    Includes streets and thoroughfares, suitable and adequate to carry anticipated traffic, and the proposed densities will not generate traffic in such amounts as to overload the street network outside the development;

(7)    Is designed so that existing or proposed utility services and facilities and other public improvements are adequate for the population densities and land uses proposed;

(8)    Is designed so that proposed ratios for off-street parking are consistent with parking regulations;

(9)    Will not have a detrimental and unmitigatable financial impact on the City.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2509 Special use permit required.

After adoption of a Planned Development District, a special use permit issued by the City Council after public hearing, shall be required for any and all used in a PD District. Application for a special use permit shall be made no later than six (6) months after the PD District becomes effective. Failure to file a complete special use permit application will result in the expiration of the PD District as approved by the City Council, unless an extension in time granted by the City Council.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2510 Specific development plan required.

(a)    An application for a special use permit in a PD District shall include and be accompanied by a specific development plan which, if approved by the City Council, shall become a part of the use permit.

(b)    The specific development plan shall include:

(1)    A map showing the existing topography and the proposed topography of the development at one-foot contour intervals;

(2)    A map showing;

(i)    Any street system and lot design proposed with the development;

(ii)    Vehicular/pedestrian/bicycle circulation;

(iii)    Parking areas and proposed parking ratios (off-street/on-street), all parking aisles, stall and curve radii dimensions and landscaped areas;

(iv)    Any areas proposed to be dedicated or reserved for parks, parkways, playgrounds, school sites, public buildings and other such uses;

(v)    Landscaped public open space;

(vi)    Landscaped private open space;

(3)    A plot plan for each building site or sites showing the approximate location of all proposed buildings indicating distances between buildings, structures and property lines;

(4)    A detailed tabulation of the resultant densities of persons and dwelling units;

(5)    A written statement regarding all aspects of the proposed development which represent a departure from strict application of district regulations, including explanations and reasons why the proposed development plan affords greater public benefits than would be achieved through application of conventional zoning regulations;

(6)    Any or all of the following plans, diagrams and information shall also be required, to be included when appropriate on the plot plan or appended thereto:

(i)    Off-street parking and loading plan;

(ii)    A circulation diagram indicating the proposed movement of vehicles, goods and pedestrians within the PD District, and to and from adjacent public thoroughfares. Any special engineering features and traffic regulation devices needed to facilitate or insure the safety of the circulation pattern shall be shown;

(iii)    Landscaping and tree planting plan showing the approximate location and type of plan materials to be installed;

(iv)    Engineering site plans including detailing proposed finished grades and all public improvements;

(v)    Engineering plans for the provision of public utilities for the site, including provisions for off-site connections and facilities necessary to serve the site;

(vi)    Elevations and perspective drawings of all proposed structures. Such drawings need not be the result of the final architectural decisions and need not be in detail. The purpose of such drawings is to indicate within stated limits the height of the proposed buildings and the general appearance of the proposed structure, to the end that the entire development will have architectural unity and be in harmony with surrounding developments;

(vii)    A written statement describing the disposition of recreation and open space areas. Such statement shall include proposals for ownership, development and maintenance.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2511 Processing applications.

(a)    Applications for rezoning to the Planned Development District shall be made on forms prescribed by the Zoning Administrator.

(b)    The preferred application processing approach is for concurrent review and action on the PD rezoning application and special use permit. An applicant has the option of submitting a general development plan for prior approval of the PD District. The purpose of such option is to allow conceptual approval and clarification of development issues on complex applications where an applicant desires such approval and clarification before embarking on detailed project plans. Under such option, approval of the PD District must be followed by an application for a special use permit, filed within six (6) months after the PD District becomes effective.

(c)    The special use permit shall require the submittal of a specific development plan and approval by the City Council after a public hearing. While the PD District is intended to resolve issues pertaining to use, environmental review, General Plan policy and other policies, the special use permit approval is intended to implement the PD District and establish the precise site and building plan.

(d)    An application for a special use permit in a PD District shall be accompanied by a development schedule indicating to the best of the applicant’s knowledge the approximate date on which construction of the project will commence, and completion date. The development schedule, if approved by the City Council, shall become a part of the specific development plan and shall be adhered to by the applicant of the property in the PD District and any successors in interest. The special use permit shall become null and void unless foundations are set within twelve (12) months of the granting of the permit. Extensions may be granted in the discretion of the City Council not to exceed a cumulative total of three (3) years in annual extensions not to exceed one year. Compliance with the phasing schedule consists of filing subdivision map and use permit applications and actively pursuing subdivision map and use permit applications and actively pursuing permit approval within the time permitted by the phasing schedule.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)

14-16.2512 Modifications.

Application for modifications to an approved planned development special use permit shall be submitted to the City Council. Such applications shall include all plans, maps, studies and reports that may reasonably be required to make the determinations called for in the particular modification request.

(a)    Modifications to a special use permit project, prior to construction, shall be processed in accordance with Section 14-10.609 of this title (Modifications of Terms or Conditions).

(b)    Before recommending approval or approving a modification, the City Council shall find that:

(1)    Proposed modifications maintain the original purpose and reasons for approval of the Planned Development District and are consistent with the original conditions of approval;

(2)    All proposed modifications meet the regulations for the district in which the planned development is located, unless such modifications conform with previously approved planned variations;

(3)    Proposed modifications maintain usable open space originally approved for the site.

(§ 1, Ord. 918-93 C-M, eff. April 8, 1993)