Chapter 17.28
RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (R1)

Sections:

17.28.010    Regulations generally.

17.28.020    Permitted uses.

17.28.030    Area regulations – Lot size and percent of coverage.

17.28.035    Area regulations – Construction and siting standards.

17.28.040    Area regulations – Yard requirements.

17.28.050    Area regulations – Height requirements.

17.28.060    Parking and loading requirements.

17.28.070    Sign regulations.

17.28.010 Regulations generally.

The regulations set forth in TMC 17.28.020 through 17.28.070 shall apply to the R1 residential district. (Ord. 2008-25, 2008; Ord. A-580 § 14, 1964).

17.28.020 Permitted uses.

After June 20, 1964, no building, structure or land shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected, altered, enlarged or maintained in this district except for the following uses:

A. Single-family dwellings consisting of a residential home built to current building codes or a new manufactured home or new modular home conforming to the development standards specified in TMC 17.28.035;

B. Two-family dwellings (duplex);

C. Farming, horticulture or nurseries, provided no retail or wholesale office is maintained on the premises and provided no livestock is maintained on the premises;

D. Accessory buildings, such as are ordinarily appurtenant to the permitted uses in this district;

E. In-home day care licensed by the state of Washington for no more than 12 children after obtaining a city of Toppenish business license;

F. Special property uses specifically allowed in this district as listed in Chapter 17.56 TMC. (Ord. 2008-25, 2008; Ord. 88-10 § 1, 1988; Ord. A-580 § 14(1), 1964).

17.28.030 Area regulations – Lot size and percent of coverage.

A. Single-Family Dwellings. No single-family dwelling shall be erected after June 20, 1964, upon any lot or plot having an area of less than 7,200 square feet or an average width of less than 60 feet, nor shall the building, including its accessory buildings, occupy or cover more than 40 percent of the total lot area.

B. Two-Family Dwellings. No two-family dwelling shall be erected after June 20, 1964, upon any lot or plot having an area of less than 8,200 square feet or an average width of less than 80 feet, nor shall the building, including its accessory buildings, occupy or cover more than 60 percent of the total lot area. (Ord. 2008-25, 2008; Ord. A-580 § 14(2)(a), 1964).

17.28.035 Area regulations – Construction and siting standards.

A. Roof Slope. Roof slope shall be not less than a three-foot rise for each 12 feet of horizontal run.

B. Roofing Materials. Roofing materials shall be compatible in appearance with surrounding homes.

C. Siding Materials. Siding materials shall be wood or other material compatible with surrounding homes that have siding materials commonly used on conventional site-built International Building Code single-family residences.

D. Front Entrance. The front entrance of each single-family dwelling shall be located facing the street that it is numbered on. However, in case of narrow corner lots the front entrance could be on the side street if needed.

E. All manufactured homes shall comply with the following standards:

1. Age Restriction. All manufactured homes shall have to be a “new manufactured home” and shall not be more than five years old as determined by the manufacturer’s date.

2. Pit Set. Manufactured homes shall be “pit set” with the first floor elevation no more than 12 inches above finished grade. The pit shall be of sufficient depth to accommodate 18 inches’ clearance below the frame of the unit with crawl space access located near utility connections. The foundation shall be installed in compliance with the requirements of the Washington Administrative Code. Skirting or side walls shall be installed around the perimeter and the tongue and axles shall be removed.

3. Transportation Equipment. All wheels, tongues and other transportation equipment must be removed when the manufactured home is placed upon a lot.

4. Facade. All manufactured homes shall have skirting and exterior siding that will match those of a typical site-built residence.

5. HUD Code. All manufactured homes must conform to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 1976 Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Acts.

F. Replacement of a nonconforming mobile home/manufactured home on an individual lot shall be with a new manufactured home or by a stick-built home meeting current lot setback requirements.

G. Residential dwellings located within the 100-year floodplain shall conform to the Toppenish flood ordinance. (Ord. 2008-25, 2008).

17.28.040 Area regulations – Yard requirements.

A. Front Yard. There shall be a front yard setback on all buildings and structures of not less than 20 feet measured from the property lines.

B. Side Yard. There shall be a side yard of not less than five feet on each side of a dwelling except that a side yard of a corner lot shall be not less than 10 feet along the flanking or side street line.

C. Rear Yard. There shall be a rear yard of not less than 20 feet in the rear of each dwelling. Accessory buildings may be located in the rear yard, provided they shall maintain a minimum setback of five feet from any lot line. (Ord. 2008-25, 2008; Ord. B-134 § 1, 1979; Ord. A-580 § 14(2)(b), 1964).

17.28.050 Area regulations – Height requirements.

No building shall exceed a height of 35 feet or two and one-half stories, whichever is the lesser. (Ord. 2008-25, 2008; Ord. A-580 § 14(2)(c), 1964).

17.28.060 Parking and loading requirements.

Parking and loading space shall be provided as specified in Chapter 17.64 TMC. (Ord. 2008-25, 2008; Ord. A-580 § 14(3)(a), 1964).

17.28.070 Sign regulations.

The following signs shall be permitted in this district:

A. One unlighted sign not exceeding six square feet in area pertaining only to the sale, lease, rent or hire of only the particular building, property or premises upon which displayed;

B. A sign advertising the sale of agricultural products raised or grown on the premises;

C. Name plates not exceeding two square feet in area bearing only the name and occupation of the occupant, and when so used shall be attached to the building. (Ord. 2008-25, 2008; Ord. A-580 § 14(3)(b), 1964).