Chapter 17.18
PUBLIC AND SEMI-PUBLIC DISTRICTS

Sections:

17.18.010    Purpose.

17.18.020    Intent of individual districts.

17.18.030    Uses allowed.

17.18.040    Development standards.

17.18.050    Accessory structures and uses.

17.18.010 Purpose.

The purpose of Chapter 17.18, public and semi-public districts, is to provide locations for uses that support civic, cultural, health, educational, infrastructure, and open space uses for the community, consistent with the policy direction in the city of San Pablo general plan. The intent of each of the public and semi-public zoning districts is described below. (Ord. 02-004 § 1 (part), 2002)

17.18.020 Intent of individual districts.

A.    I Institutional. The I institutional district is intended to implement the public/semi-public land use designation in the general plan by providing for uses such as parks, government administrative offices, schools and school playgrounds, hospitals, convalescent homes, fire stations, public utility stations, post offices, and various types of state and federal facilities. In some situations, other types of complementary uses are allowed with a use permit.

B.    OS Open Space District. The OS open space district is intended to implement the open space land use designation in the general plan by providing for non-recreational open space, active recreational open space, creeks, and passive recreational open space. This district is to be applied to lands owned by a public agency. In some situations other types of complementary uses are allowed with a use permit. (Ord. 02-004 § 1 (part), 2002)

17.18.030 Uses allowed.

A.    Matrix of Uses. Table 18-A contains the use regulations for the public/semi-public zoning districts, listed by classes of uses as defined in Chapter 17.08. The allowable uses in Table 18-A for each district are established by letter designations as follows:

1.    “R” designates classes of uses permitted by right;

2.    “A” designates classes of uses that require an administrative review;

3.    “U” designates classes of uses permitted with a use permit; and

4.    “-” designates classes of uses that are prohibited.

5.    Any class of use not listed in Table 17.10-1 is prohibited.

B.    Exceptions Along Railroad Lines and Streams. Notwithstanding the provisions of Table 18-A, the following provisions apply:

1.    Any development within three hundred feet of a railroad line that is used at least once daily shall require a use permit to ensure that the development adequately mitigates noise and vibration from the rail operations, pursuant to the relevant policies and actions under Goal PS 4 of the general plan.

2.    Any development, including land disturbance, that is within fifty feet of any stream shall require a use permit to ensure that the development adequately avoids impacts to wetland features or woodlands, reduces impacts to the creek, and prevents degradation of riparian and wetland features from potential urban pollutants, pursuant to the relevant policies and actions related to creeks under Goal ER 1 of the general plan.

C.    Design Review. Certain uses also require design review. A list of those uses is contained in Chapter 17.62.

D.    Principal Uses Only. Only principal uses are listed in Table 18-A. Accessory uses are addressed in Section 17.18.050.

E.    Other Regulations. Some uses are also subject to the provisions of Title 5 and other titles of the San Pablo municipal code. Those provisions are in addition to the provisions in this chapter.

F.    Special Provisions. Special provisions related to a use are referenced in the “Special Provisions” column of Table 18-A.

 

Table 18-A

PUBLIC AND SEMI-PUBLIC DISTRICTS: USE REGULATIONS 

 

I

OS

Special Provisions

Residential Use Classes

 

 

 

Caretaker Residence

U

U

See § 17.30.090

Day Care—Small Family

-

-

 

Day Care—Large Family

U

-

 

Dwellings—Multiple Family

-

-

 

Dwellings—Single-Family Attached

-

-

 

Dwellings—Single-Family Detached

-

-

 

Dwellings—Two-Family (Duplexes)

-

-

 

Escort Services

-

-

 

Mobile Home Parks

-

-

 

Residential Care Facilities

-

-

 

Secondary Units

-

-

 

Nonresidential Use Classes

 

 

 

Adult Uses

-

-

 

Alcoholic Beverage Sales

-

-

 

Animal Boarding

-

-

 

Animal Care

-

-

 

Assisted Living

-

-

 

Automotive—General Repair

-

-

 

Automotive—Limited Repair

-

-

 

Automotive—New Car Sales

-

-

 

Automotive—Parking

-

-

 

Automotive—Parts Sales

-

-

 

Automotive—Service Stations

-

-

 

Automotive—Used Car Sales

-

-

 

Automotive—Washing

-

-

 

Bed and Breakfasts

-

-

 

Boarding Houses

-

-

 

Boat and RV Sales

-

-

 

Building Materials

-

-

 

Business and Professional Services

-

-

 

Catering Services

-

-

 

Cemeteries

-

U

 

Check Cashing Businesses

-

-

 

Commissaries

-

-

 

Community and Religious Assembly

U

-

 

Community Care Facilities

U

-

 

Dance and Fitness Studios

-

-

 

Day Care Facilities

U

-

 

Dental Jewelry Stores

-

-

 

Escort Services

-

-

 

Farmers Markets

-

-

 

Food and Beverage Sales—Convenience

-

-

 

Food and Beverage Sales—General

-

-

 

Funeral and Interment Services

U

-

 

Hospitals and Clinics

U

-

See § 17.12.070

Hotels and Motels

-

-

 

Industry—Limited

-

-

 

Industry—General

-

-

 

Junkyards

-

-

 

Live Entertainment

-

-

 

Maintenance Yards

-

-

 

Massage Establishments

-

-

See § 17.12.070

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

-

-

 

Mobile Vending

-

-

 

Nightclubs

-

-

 

Nurseries

-

-

 

Offices

-

-

 

Payday Loan Businesses

-

-

 

Personal Services

U

-

 

Public Services

U

-

 

Recreation—Amusements

-

-

 

Recreation—Indoor

-

-

 

Recreation—Major Arcades

-

-

 

Recreation—Minor Arcades

-

-

 

Recreation—Outdoor Passive

U

R

 

Recreation—Parks and Playgrounds

U

U

 

Recycling Services—Consumer

U

-

 

Recycling Services—General

U

-

 

Recycling Services—Donation/Collection Box

U

-

 

Repair Services—General

-

-

 

Repair Services—Limited

-

-

 

Research and Development

-

-

 

Restaurants—Fast Service

-

-

 

Restaurants—General

-

-

 

Restaurants—Outdoor Dining

-

-

 

Retail Sales—General

-

-

 

Retail Sales—Local

-

-

 

Retail Sales—Outdoor

-

-

 

Retail Sales—Regional

-

-

 

Secondhand Dealers

-

-

 

Schools—Private

U

-

 

Schools—Public

U

-

 

Smoke Shops

-

-

 

Storage—Personal

-

-

 

Tattoo Parlors

-

-

 

Taxicab Companies

-

-

 

Truck Repair and Sales

-

-

 

Utilities—Major

U

U

 

Utilities—Minor

R

U

 

Vocational Schools

U

-

 

Warehousing and Storage—Enclosed

-

-

 

Warehousing and Storage—Outdoors

-

-

 

Wholesaling

-

-

 

(Ord. 2014-004 § 8, 2014; Ord. 12-003 § 6, 2012; Ord. 10-003 § 12, 2010; Ord. 06-022 § 6, 2006; Ord. 06-020 § 8, 2006; Ord. 02-004 § 1 (part), 2002)

17.18.040 Development standards.

A.    General. No minimum parcel area is required.

B.    Height. The maximum building height is twenty-seven feet, provided that a greater height may be allowed pursuant to a use permit.

C.    Floor-Area Ratio. A maximum floor-area ratio is not applicable.

D.    Setbacks. The following setbacks are required:

1.    No front yard setback is required except where the frontage in a block is partially in an R district, in which case the front yard shall be the same as the R district.

2.    No side yard setback is required except where the side of a parcel abuts upon the side of a parcel in an R district or a parcel on which a residential use is located, in which case the side yard shall be not less than ten feet.

3.    No rear yard setback is required except where the rear of a parcel abuts on an R district or on a parcel on which a residential use is located, in which case the rear yard shall not be less than ten feet.

E.    Stormwater Management. For rules on stormwater management, see Section 17.30.180. (Ord. 02-004 § 1 (part), 2002)

17.18.050 Accessory structures and uses.

A.    Accessory Structures.

1.    If an accessory building or structure is attached to the main building, it shall be made structurally a part of and have a common wall with the main building and shall comply in all respects with the requirements of this title applicable to the main building.

2.    Accessory buildings and structures shall not be located in any required setback space.

3.    The maximum height of accessory buildings or structures shall be twelve feet.

4.    The total floor area of all accessory buildings shall not exceed fifty percent of the floor area of the main building, except as provided by an approved use permit.

B.    Accessory Uses. Accessory uses normally incidental to the type of principal use located on the parcel are allowed. In case of dispute, the zoning administrator shall determine if a use is an accessory or a principal use. (Ord. 02-004 § 1 (part), 2002)