Chapter 17.16
DISTRICT ESTABLISHMENT AND ZONING MAP

Sections:

17.16.010    Districts established.

17.16.020    Maps filed.

17.16.030    Status of map.

17.16.040    Map – Replacement.

17.16.050    Map – Interpretation.

17.16.060    Annexation zoning.

17.16.010 Districts established.

For the purpose of this title, the area within the city limits has the following use districts:

A. R-1, single-family residential district;

B. R-2, low density residential district;

C. R-3, medium density multifamily residential district;

D. R-4, high density residential district;

E. C-L, limited commercial district;

F. C-G, general commercial district;

G. I, industrial district;

H. P, public use district;

I. A-C, airport commercial district;

J. A-I, airport industrial district;

K. A-M, airport mixed-use district;

L. R-1E, single-family residential estate district;

M. AG, agricultural district;

N. BP, business park district;

O. T, transitional district;

P. F, fairgrounds district. (Ord. 11-009 § 4, 2011; Ord. 07-030 § 3, 2007; Ord. 05-035 § 3, 2005; Ord. 565 § 3, 2000; Ord. 525 § 10, 1997; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.16.020 Maps filed.

The official zoning map shall remain on file in the office of the city and shall be identified by the signatures of the mayor, and shall be attested by the city clerk under the following words:

This is to certify that this is the Zoning Map incorporated by reference in __________ of the Zoning Ordinance as Ordinance No. _________ dated ___________.

(Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.16.030 Status of map.

Regardless of the existence of copies of the official zoning map, which may from time to time be made or published, the official zoning map, which shall be located at City Hall, shall be the final authority as to the current zoning status of land in the city. Prints of the zoning map are available at City Hall. (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.16.040 Map – Replacement.

A. In case the zoning map becomes damaged, destroyed, lost or difficult to interpret by reason of the nature or number of changes and additions, the council may, by ordinance, upon taking into account the advice of the commission, adopt a new zoning map which shall supersede the prior zoning map. The new zoning map may correct drafting and other errors or omissions in the prior zoning map.

B. The new zoning map shall be identified by the signature of the mayor attested by the city clerk, and bear the seal of the city under the following words:

This is to certify that this zoning map supersedes and replaces the zoning map adopted (date of adoption of map being replaced) as part of Ordinance No. ________ of the City of Palmer.

C. Unless the prior official zoning map has been lost or has been totally destroyed, the prior map, or any significant parts thereof remaining, shall be preserved together with all available records pertaining to its adoption or amendment. (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.16.050 Map – Interpretation.

Where uncertainty exists as to the boundaries of districts as shown on the zoning map, the following rules shall apply:

A. Where district boundaries are indicated as approximately following the centerlines of streets or alleys, the centerlines are the boundaries;

B. Where district boundaries are indicated as approximately following lot lines, the lot lines are the boundaries;

C. Where district boundaries are indicated as approximately following the center of streams or other bodies of water, they shall be so interpreted. In the event of change of a stream, the boundary shall be construed as moving with the stream;

D. Where district boundaries are indicated as approximately following city limits, the corporate limits are the boundaries;

E. Where district boundaries are indicated as following railroad lines, the boundary lines shall be construed to be midway between the main tracts;

F. Boundaries indicated as parallel to or extensions of features indicated in subsections (A) through (E) of this section shall be so construed;

G. Where district boundaries are shown dividing unsubdivided property, the location of the boundaries are determined by the use of the scale appearing on the map unless otherwise determined by dimensions on the map;

H. Where district boundaries are indicated as following national or state park boundaries, lines shall be construed as the park lines. (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.16.060 Annexation zoning.

When land becomes a part of the city by means of annexation, the land shall be zoned as follows:

A. Privately owned parcels primarily used for single-family residential purposes shall be classified as R-1, single-family residential;

B. Parcels owned by a governmental agency and intended for uses allowed in a public use district shall be classified as P, public use;

C. Parcels owned by a governmental agency and not intended for uses allowed in a public use district shall be classified as T, transitional use;

D. Privately owned parcels primarily used for other than single-family residential purposes shall be classified as T, transitional use;

E. Privately owned parcels not in use upon the effective date of the annexation shall be classified as T, transitional use. (Ord. 632 § 3, 2004; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)