Chapter 18.60
B-2 GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

Sections:

18.60.010    General description.

18.60.020    Uses permitted.

18.60.030    Area regulations.

18.60.040    Height regulations.

18.60.050    Off-street parking.

18.60.060    Off-street loading and unloading regulations.

18.60.070    Uses permitted on review.

18.60.010 General description.

These districts are composed of land and structures used to furnish a wider range of retail goods and services to satisfy all of the household and personal needs of the residents of a group or community of neighborhoods. Usually located on a thoroughfare or near the intersection of two thoroughfares, these districts are large and are within convenient driving distance of the group of neighborhoods they will serve. The district regulations are designed to permit the development of the districts for their purpose in an open, spacious arrangement by requiring certain minimum yard and area standards to be met, standards that are comparable to those called for in residence districts. To protect the abutting and surrounding residential areas, certain restrictions are placed on uses. It is intended that additional general business districts will be created in accordance with the amendment procedure set forth herein, as they are needed to serve groups of new neighborhoods. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 9).

18.60.020 Uses permitted.

The following uses shall be permitted in the B-2 general business district:

(1) Any use permitted in the B-1 local business district.

(2) Auto, manufactured home or truck parking, storage, service and repair shop, or sales lots; provided, that all manufactured homes are in a state of good repair and dismantled or junked cars or trucks unfit for operation on the highways shall not be stored therein. All cars or trucks stored shall have met the most recent state inspection and display the inspection certificate.

(3) Bakeries employing not more than 10 persons and where products are sold at retail on the premises.

(4) Cleaning and dyeing plants using not more than two units, neither of which shall exceed 36 inches by 54 inches in size.

(5) Contractors’ establishments, offices and display rooms where the business conducted on the premises is entirely within a completely enclosed building and where there is no storage of supplies or equipment on the premises outside the building.

(6) Custom dressmaking, millinery, tailoring, or similar retail trades employing not more than 10 persons on the premises.

(7) Laundry employing not over 10 persons on the premises, excluding owners or drivers.

(8) Plumbing, heating, electric or paperhanging offices and display rooms, where the business conducted on the premises is entirely within a completely enclosed building and where there is no storage of supplies of equipment on the premises outside the building.

(9) Radio or television broadcasting stations, studios, or offices, excepting transmission towers.

(10) Repair services or businesses, including repairing of bicycles, guns, radios, television sets and other home appliances, typewriters, watches, clocks, and shoes; provided, that no equipment of over two horsepower shall be used and provided not over 10 persons are employed on the premises.

(11) Wholesaling from sample stocks only; provided, that no manufacturing or storage for distribution shall be permitted on the premises.

(12) Tire recapping and vulcanizing within a completely enclosed building and with no outdoor storage of tires, discarded rubber, or similar material.

(13) Processing and manufacturing establishments that are not objectionable because of smoke, odor, dust, or noise, but only when such processing and manufacturing is incidental to a retail business conducted on the premises and where not more than 10 persons are employed on the premises in the processing or manufacturing activities.

(14) Parking garages and parking lots.

(15) Commercial, job, and newspaper printing not employing more than 10 persons on the premises.

(16) Utility substations.

(17) Business and vocational schools not involving operations of an industrial character.

(18) Outdoor advertising as regulated in Chapter 18.140 SCC.

(19) Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to the above uses.

(20) Co-location of telecommunication antenna and related equipment as regulated in SCC 18.185.020(4). (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 9).

18.60.030 Area regulations.

The following requirements shall apply to all uses permitted in this district:

(1) Front Yard. There shall be a first-story setback for all buildings on vehicular streets of not less than five feet.

(2) Side and Rear Yard. There are no specific side or rear yard requirements.

(3) Maximum Lot Coverage.

STORIES

COVERAGE

6

100%

7-12

95%

13-16

90%

17 and over

85%

(Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 9).

18.60.040 Height regulations.

(1) Except as provided hereinafter in Chapter 18.115 SCC, no building or structure shall exceed six stories or 75 feet in height, whichever is less.

(2) Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, a greater height may be allowed on review by the planning commission and city council in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 18.210 SCC. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 9).

18.60.050 Off-street parking.

Off-street parking is as regulated in Chapter 18.125 SCC. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 9).

18.60.060 Off-street loading and unloading regulations.

Off-street loading and unloading are as regulated in Chapter 18.135 SCC. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 9).

18.60.070 Uses permitted on review.

The following uses may be permitted on review by the planning commission in accordance with provisions contained in Chapter 18.210 SCC:

(1) Group care facility.

(2) Group house.

(3) The following uses may be permitted on review by the city council in accordance with provisions contained in Chapter 18.210 SCC; however, this subsection shall not be considered to be a use permitted on review for purposes in Chapter 18.55 SCC:

(a) Living and/or sleeping quarters in detached accessory buildings and on the ground and basement floors of main buildings.

(b) Multiple-family dwelling.

A proposed use under this chapter is to be considered using the following factors as a guide:

(i) The design of the existing building or the proposed building to be built.

(ii) The historical significance of the structure on the lot or the historical significance of structures in the immediate vicinity.

(iii) The amount of business usage that has at that time already developed in the immediate vicinity of the lot.

(iv) The anticipated immediate new business development expected in the vicinity.

(v) Lot size, topography conditions.

(vi) Compatibility of building design and residential use with nearby buildings and uses.

(vii) Availability of residential amenities such as sidewalks, play areas, and parking.

(viii) Safety considerations, including traffic hazards, security and environmental factors.

(ix) Usable open space available on the property.

(4) Day nurseries, private.

(5) Processing and manufacturing establishments that are not objectionable because of smoke, odor, dust, or noise when the processing and manufacturing activity is conducted entirely within a completely enclosed building and where there is no storage or supplies or equipment on the premises outside the building. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 9).