Purpose and intent.
Permitted uses.
Conditional uses.
Performance standards.
Design standards.
17.36.010Purpose and intent.

This district is intended to accommodate a broad range of industrial activities and to protect such uses and districts from encroachment by conflicting land uses.

(Ord. 1163 § 1 (part), 2001)

17.36.020Permitted uses.

The following uses and their customary accessory uses are permitted outright in the industrial district when they are developed and used in a manner that complies with the performance standards and aesthetic objectives of this chapter:

A. Manufacturing, rebuilding and/or repairing nonmetal or mineral products;

B. Warehouse establishment;

C. Wholesale establishment;

D. Accessory retail uses, where products manufactured on site are sold to the general public;

E. Office buildings related to permitted uses conducted on the same premises or within the industrial district;

F. Food and dry goods processing, packaging and distribution operations;

G. Welding and metal fabrication shops;

H. Vehicle and machinery repair and storage;

I. Transportation terminals;

J. Contractor’s offices, shops and storage yards;

K. Scientific research, testing, developmental and experimental laboratories;

L. Public utility and governmental structures and/or uses;

M. Agricultural use of the land;

N. Veterinary clinic within the enclosed structure;

O. Wireless communication facilities;

P. Retail sales involving equipment or vehicles normally stored or displayed outside and used for manufacturing, farming or construction.

(Ord. 1191 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1163 § 1 (part), 2001)

17.36.030Conditional uses.

Because of considerations of odor, dust, smoke, noise, fumes, vibration or hazard, the following uses shall not be permitted in the industrial district unless a conditional use permit authorizing such use has been granted by the city council. The following purposes and uses of buildings shall be allowed only upon approval of a conditional use permit in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 17.80:

A. Chemical manufacture, storage and/or packaging;

B. Asphalt manufacture, mixing or refining;

C. Automobile dismantling, wrecking or junkyards;

D. Cement, lime, gypsum or plaster of paris manufacture;

E. Drop forge industries;

F. Reduction or disposal of garbage, offal or similar refuse;

G. Rubber reclaiming;

H. Feed yards, livestock sales yards or slaughterhouses;

I. Smelting, reduction or refining of metallic ores;

J. Tanneries;

K. Wineries;

L. Manufacturing of industrial or household adhesives, glues, cements or component parts thereof, from vegetable, animal or synthetic plastic materials;

M. Waste (refuse) recycling and processing.

(Ord. 1163 § 1 (part), 2001)

17.36.040Performance standards.

All permitted, conditional and accessory uses in the industrial zone shall comply with the following performance standards:

A. All uses shall be subject to strict compliance with Washington state standards for noise, odor, air quality, smoke and hazardous materials.

B. No person shall operate or cause to be operated any source of sound in such a manner as to create a sound level that exceeds sixty dBA in any residential district. Specifically exempted from this requirement are emergency signaling devices, operating motor vehicles and lawnmowers, railroads, or aircraft.

C. Continuous frequent or repetitive vibrations that can be detected by a person of normal sensitivities at the property line shall not be produced. Vibrations from temporary construction activities, motor vehicles and vibrations occurring on an infrequent basis lasting less than five minutes are exempt.

D. Continuous, frequent or repetitive odors that exceed centimeter No. zero may not be produced. Odors lasting less than thirty minutes per day are exempt. The odor threshold is the point at which an odor may just be detected. The centimeter reading is based on the number of clear air dilutions required to reduce the odorous air to the threshold level. Centimeter No. zero is one to two dilutions of clear air.

E. All lighting shall be arranged so as not to produce glare on public roadways and/or neighboring non-industrial properties. Welding, acetylene torch or other similar processes shall be performed inside an enclosed structure.

F. All vehicle travelways, parking spaces and storage areas shall be paved with Portland cement concrete, asphalt cement pavement to eliminate dust as a result of wind or usage. Open areas shall be landscaped and/or maintained to minimize dust. Sites with its only access from an unpaved city street may provide alternative dust control measures in place of the required pavement.

G. All uses shall be subject to the collection and suitable disposal of on-site generated water runoff. A building permit and a drainage plan shall be submitted to the planning director for approval. The collection system shall be installed and functional prior to the issuance of a final building permit.

H. All open storage shall be enclosed by a six-foot-high security fence and/or an attractive hedge six feet in height so as to provide a fully site obscuring buffer when adjacent to public roads, and rights-of-way and any non-industrial district.

(Ord. 1163 § 1 (part), 2001)

17.36.050Design standards.

A. The following setbacks from property lines and screening standards shall apply to all development in the industrial district:

1. Building, parking spaces and storage areas shall be located no closer than ten feet from property lines.

2. Building, parking spaces and storage areas abutting a residential zoning district shall be located no closer than twenty feet from property lines.

B. The minimum lot size for new lots is twenty thousand square feet.

C. No building hereafter erected or structurally altered within or moved into the district shall exceed three stories or thirty-six feet in height.

D. A minimum of ten percent of the site shall be landscaped.