Chapter 18.24
LI LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ZONE DISTRICT

Sections:

18.24.010    Intent.

18.24.020    Permitted uses.

18.24.030    Accessory uses.

18.24.040    Conditional uses.

18.24.050    Density regulations.

18.24.060    Screening and buffering requirements.

18.24.010 Intent.

The intent of the light industrial (LI) zone district is to establish and preserve areas for industrial and other uses of such a nature that they do not create serious problems of compatibility with other kinds of land uses; to make provisions for certain kinds of commercial uses which are most appropriately located as neighbors of industrial uses, or which are necessary to service immediate needs of people in these areas; to ensure that retail commercial areas are encouraged within one quarter mile of the 93rd Avenue/Interstate 5 intersection; to provide pedestrian and transit orientation in these commercial areas to provide an alternative to driving a private automobile; and to encourage the preservation and provision of open space in industrial areas to ensure a desirable quality of life.

(Ord. O2002-013, Amended, 08/20/2002; Ord. O95-035, Added, 12/19/1995)

18.24.020 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses in the LI district are as follows:

A.    All uses having to do with buying, selling, and personal and professional services or offices, or of a general commercial nature;

B.    The wholesaling, manufacturing, assembling, warehousing (nondistribution), storing, repairing, fabricating, distribution of goods or other handling of products and equipment;

C.    Warehouse distribution centers less than two hundred thousand square feet gross floor area and that generate two hundred fifty or fewer diesel truck trips per day;

D.    Recreational facilities;

E.    Support facilities;

F.    Parks, open space areas and recreational facilities;

G.    Transportation terminal facilities;

H.    Planned unit developments not including residential uses;

I.    Post offices;

J.    Park and ride facilities;

K.    Schools, ninth grade and above;

L.    Off-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities:

1.    Off-site treatment and storage facilities must be located a minimum of two hundred fifty feet from surface water, residential zones, and public gathering places;

2.    Off-site treatment and storage facilities are subject to the state siting criteria adopted pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 70.105 RCW;

M.    Child day care center, child mini-day care center;

N.    Adult family homes, residential care facilities;

O.    Sexually oriented businesses as defined in TMC Chapter 18.04 subject to the provisions of TMC 18.42.050;

P.    Nurseries, retail or wholesale;

Q.    Museum, library, art gallery;

R.    Transit facilities;

S.    Family childcare homes;

T.    Motor pools and transit facilities;

U.    Automobile service stations;

V.    Attached wireless communication facilities, except that it is prohibited to attach a nonaccessory wireless communication antenna on a single-family or two-family dwelling;*

W.    Freestanding wireless communication facilities;*

X.    Motor vehicle sales facilities, subject to the requirements set forth in TMC Chapter 18.42;

Y.    Equipment rental and sales facilities;

Z.    Motorsports facility – indoor;

AA.    Motorsports sales facility;

BB.    Auto repair facilities;

CC.    Crematories;

DD.    Electric vehicle infrastructure;

EE.    Agriculture;

FF.    Community gardens;

GG.    Farmers markets;

HH.    Marijuana retailer;

II.    Breweries, wineries, distilleries, and associated restaurants;

JJ.    Taverns, cocktail lounges;

KK.    Animal clinics or hospitals;

LL.    Kennels;

MM.    Offices;

NN.    Mini-storage;

OO.    Wildlife refuges and forest preserves;

PP.    Temporary expansions of schools, such as portable classrooms.

*Wireless communication facilities are subject to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards and approval, and furthermore are subject to provisions for wireless communication facilities in TMC Chapter 11.20, Communication Antennas and Towers.

(Ord. O2017-006, Amended, 07/18/2017; Ord. O2016-006, Amended, 06/07/2016; Ord. O2014-012, Amended, 08/19/2014; Ord. O2013-025, Amended, 01/07/2014; Ord. O2013-013, Amended, 10/01/2013; Ord. O2010-029, Amended, 06/07/2011; Ord. O2010-015, Amended, 09/07/2010; Ord. O2008-017, Amended, 10/21/2008; Ord. O2008-016, Amended, 09/16/2008; Ord. O2006-037, Amended, 03/04/2008; Ord. O2005-011, Amended, 07/05/2005; Ord. O2003-001, Amended, 02/18/2003; Ord. O2000-004, Amended, 07/18/2000; Ord. O97-019, Amended, 06/17/1997; Ord. O96-022, Amended, 12/17/1996; Ord. O95-035, Added, 12/19/1995)

18.24.030 Accessory uses.

Accessory uses in the LI district are as follows:

A.    Living or residential quarters as an accessory use including, but not limited to, security guards’ quarters where such quarters are customarily provided for security and/or insurability of the premises and other residential uses directly related to the operation of the primary permitted use;

B.    Off-street parking and loading;

C.    Energy systems;

D.    On-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities;

E.    Accessory wireless communication antenna.*

*Emergency communication towers and antennas and wireless communication facilities are subject to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards and approval if they apply, and furthermore both uses are subject to provisions for wireless communication facilities in TMC Chapter 11.20, Communication Antennas and Towers.

(Ord. O97-019, Amended, 06/17/1997; Ord. O95-035, Added, 12/19/1995)

18.24.040 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses in the LI district are as follows:

A.    Cemeteries;

B.    The following essential public facilities:

1.    State education facilities;

2.    Large scale or regional transportation facilities;

3.    Prisons, jails or other correctional facilities:

a.    Juvenile detention facilities;

b.    Work release facilities;

c.    Prisons and prerelease facilities;

d.    Jails;

4.    Solid waste handling facilities;

5.    Sewage treatment facilities (not including individual or community wastewater treatment systems);

6.    Emergency communication towers and antennas;*

7.    Secure community transition facilities;

C.    Recycling collection centers;

D.    Warehouse distribution centers of at least two hundred thousand square feet gross floor area or that will generate more than two hundred fifty diesel truck trips per day;

E.    Marijuana processor, within a fully enclosed secure indoor structure only;

F.    Marijuana producer, within a fully enclosed secure indoor structure only.

*Emergency communication towers and antennas are subject to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards and approval, and furthermore the use is subject to provisions for wireless communication facilities in TMC Chapter 11.20, Communication Antennas and Towers.

(Ord. O2017-006, Amended, 07/18/2017; Ord. O2016-037, Amended, 01/03/2017; Ord. O2006-037, Amended, 03/04/2008; Ord. O2003-001, Amended, 02/18/2003; Ord. O2002-013, Amended, 08/20/2002; Ord. O2000-004, Amended, 07/18/2000; Ord. O97-019, Amended, 06/17/1997; Ord. O95-035, Added, 12/19/1995)

18.24.050 Density regulations.

Density regulations in the LI district are as follows:

A.    Site area: no minimum, except adequate space must be provided for required parking, yards and landscaping;

B.    Lot coverage, maximum impervious surface: eighty-five percent of the total area of the lot;

C.    Structure height: a maximum height of sixty-five feet; provided, however, that no structure shall penetrate imaginary airspace surfaces as defined by 14 C.F.R. Part 77. A map that provides detailed information on ground and imaginary airspace surface elevations is available for inspection in the community development department;

D.    Yards.*

1.    Front: twenty feet minimum setback on all street frontages.

2.    Side: ten feet from property line, minimum. In cases where sites share drive aisles and/or truck maneuvering areas, no side setback is required on the side where an aisle is shared.

3.    Rear: ten feet from property line, minimum. In cases where sites share drive aisles and/or truck maneuvering areas, no rear setback is required on the side where an aisle is shared.

Where structures or portions of structures are adjacent to any residential zoning district, the minimum structural setback shall be twenty feet. Where structures are constructed over twenty-five feet, the setback of the structure from the adjacent property lines shall be increased by one foot for each additional foot in height above twenty-five feet in height of the proposed new building and shall have screening in accordance with TMC Chapter 18.47.

*See TMC 18.04.230.

(Ord. O2016-037, Amended, 01/03/2017; Ord. O2011-002, Amended, 03/01/2011; Ord. O2008-014, Amended, 10/21/2008; Ord. O2004-009, Amended, 12/07/2004; Ord. O2000-004, Amended, 07/18/2000; Ord. O95-035, Added, 12/19/1995)

18.24.060 Screening and buffering requirements.

Buffering should be provided between this zoning district and residentially zoned areas. Buffering should be equally shared between the abutting residential and industrial developments, unless one of the uses is already developed as of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section. If the residential use already exists, no further buffering should be required of the residential property owner. If the industrial use already exists, any change in the use which increases impacts on abutting residential lands such as noise, glare or visual impacts, whether or not it involves enlargement of an existing structure or adding new structures, will require additional buffering measures as outlined in TMC Chapter 18.47.

(Ord. O97-024, Amended, 03/03/1998; Ord. O95-035, Added, 12/19/1995)