Chapter 17.24
R-2 LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

Sections:

17.24.010    Intent.

17.24.020    Permitted uses.

17.24.030    Conditional uses.

17.24.040    Prohibited uses.

17.24.050    Building height limit.

17.24.060    Repealed.

17.24.061    Lot area restrictions.

17.24.064    Setback requirements.

17.24.066    Open space requirements.

17.24.070    Parking.

17.24.010 Intent.

The R-2 district is intended for residential areas with a combination of multifamily structures consisting of four or fewer dwelling units, single-family residences and a low-to-medium population density. Nonresidential uses have been permitted on the basis of whether or not they are compatible with the predominantly residential character of this district. (Ord. 05-002 § 4, 2005; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.24.020 Permitted uses.

Permitted principal uses and structures in the R-2 district are:

A. No more than a total of four dwelling units per lot. This may be a combination of single-family dwellings, two-family dwellings and/or multiple-family dwellings with four or fewer units;

B. Boarding and roominghouses with four or fewer units;

C. Home occupations;

D. Parks and playgrounds;

E. Child care facilities and preschools, both operating as day care only;

F. Other compatible uses;

G. Storage of travel trailers, campers, pleasure boats and motor homes neither used nor occupied as living quarters;

H. Gardens and greenhouses when incidental to residential use;

I. Churches, synagogues, temples, chapels, mosques or similar places of religious worship, and related structures; provided, that no part of any building or structures used for such purposes shall be located nearer than 30 feet to any adjoining lot or street line. (Ord. 05-002 § 4, 2005; Ord. 489 § 7, 1995; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.24.030 Conditional uses.

Uses which may be permitted in an R-2 district by obtaining a conditional use permit are:

A. Public and private schools;

B. Public buildings and structures;

C. Residential planned unit development;

D. Residential care facilities for four or fewer patients and special needs day care facilities;

E. Utility substation. (Ord. 05-029 § 5, 2005; Ord. 05-002 § 4, 2005; Ord. 489 § 8, 1995; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.24.040 Prohibited uses.

Prohibited uses and structures in the R-2 district are all uses and structures not specified as permitted outright, including, without limitation, the following:

A. Parking or storage of heavy equipment, tractors, graders or trucks which are used for gain;

B. Mobile homes which are used for occupancy outside of a mobile home court. (Ord. 05-002 § 4, 2005; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.24.050 Building height limit.

The maximum building height shall be 35 feet. (Ord. 05-002 § 4, 2005; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.24.060 Lot area.

Repealed by Ord. 05-002. (Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)

17.24.061 Lot area restrictions.

A. Minimum lot width:

1. For a lot of record as of January 17, 1978, zero to 50 feet;

2. For a lot of record created after January 17, 1978, 60 feet.

B. Minimum lot area:

1. For a lot of record as of January 17, 1978, 5,000 square feet;

2. For a lot of record created after January 17, 1978, but before July 1, 2005, 7,200 square feet;

3. For a lot of record created after June 30, 2005, 8,400 square feet.

C. Minimum lot area per dwelling unit:

No. of Dwelling Units

Lot Area Per Unit

Minimum Total Lot Size

1

8,400 Sq. Ft.

8,400 Sq. Ft.

2

5,000 Sq. Ft.

10,000 Sq. Ft.

3

4,160 Sq. Ft.

12,500 Sq. Ft.

4

3,750 Sq. Ft.

15,000 Sq. Ft.

D. Maximum lot coverage by all structures containing dwelling units shall not exceed 35 percent, exclusive of attached garages. (Ord. 05-029 § 6, 2005; Ord. 05-002 § 4, 2005)

17.24.064 Setback requirements.

Minimum setback requirements are as follows:

A. Front yard, 25 feet;

B. Side yard for a lot of record created before July 1, 2005, six feet;

C. Side yard on street side of a corner lot for created before July 1, 2005, 10 feet;

D. Side yard for a lot created after June 30, 2005, 15 feet;

E. Rear yard, 25 feet. (Ord. 05-002 § 4, 2005)

17.24.066 Open space requirements.

A. All residential uses require a minimum of 200 square feet of open space for outdoor activities per dwelling unit. No dimension of the open space shall be less than 10 feet. This open space requirement does not apply to any building which has a footprint constructed before January 17, 1978, and which footprint has not been significantly altered.

B. Open space shall not be used for storage, driveway, vehicle or other parking, above ground building utilities or services, or any structures (other than a fence). Open space shall not be used to satisfy setback requirements. Open space may be used for lawn, shrubs, or trees. (Ord. 05-002 § 4, 2005)

17.24.070 Parking.

Parking requirements shall meet the requirements of Chapter 17.64 PMC. (Ord. 05-002 § 4, 2005; Ord. 454 § 4, 1992)