Chapter 17.20


17.20.010    Purpose

17.20.020    Permitted Principal Uses

17.20.030    Property Development Standards for Permitted Principal Uses

17.20.040    Permitted Accessory Structures/uses

17.20.050    Property Development Standards for Permitted Accessory Uses

17.20.060    Permitted Conditional Uses

17.20.010 Purpose

This district is intended to promote and preserve residential development. Regulations are designed to stabilize and protect the single-family residential character of the district, to promote and encourage creation of a favorable environment for family life, and to prohibit all incompatible activities. Land use is composed chiefly of individual homes, together with required recreation, religious and educational facilities as the basic elements of a balanced neighborhood. Certain essential and complementary uses are permitted under conditions and standards which must assure their compatibility with the character of the district. (Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(2)(a), 1997)

17.20.020 Permitted Principal Uses

A.    One single-family dwelling or modular home subject to design guidelines established in Chapter 17.64;

B.    Publicly owned and operated parks and recreation areas and centers. (Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(2)(b), 1997)

17.20.030 Property Development Standards for Permitted Principal Uses


Minimum lot size:

12,000 square feet


Minimum lot width:



Maximum building height:



Front yard setback:



Side yard setback:

10' for single story residences;
15' for more than one story


Exterior side yard setback:



Rear yard setback:


(Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(2)(c), 1997)

17.20.040 Permitted Accessory Structures/uses

Limited to fences and walls (as noted in A-D below), garage, enclosed storage, barn, satellite earth station, swimming pool, amateur radio tower, game court (unlighted), home occupation (see Section 17.52.020) and household pets. Storage containers (see Definitions, 17.08.020) may be permitted on a construction site.

A.    Fences and walls, provided they are no higher than three feet in the front yard, no higher than six feet six inches in the side or rear yard.

B.    The side yard fence shall not extend beyond the front of the principal building.

C.    Open wire fences exceeding the above heights are allowed around schools and other public or quasi-public uses when necessary for the safety or restraint of the occupants thereof.

D.    No fence may contain barbed wire, electrical current, broken glass, or other hazardous material. (Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(2)(d), 1997)

(Manual, Amended, 06/18/2004)

17.20.050 Property Development Standards for Permitted Accessory Uses

A.    No part of any accessory building including roof overhangs shall be closer than five feet to any rear or side property line.

B.    Accessory buildings shall not be erected in any required front or side yard.

C.    Accessory buildings shall not occupy more than thirty (30) percent of the required rear yard. (Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(2)(e), 1997)

17.20.060 Permitted Conditional Uses

A.    School, public or private;

B.    Churches and church facility complexes;

C.    Public and quasi-public buildings;

D.    Public utilities;

E.    Apiaries. (Ord. 736 Art. IV (A)(2)(f), 1997)