Chapter 17.32


17.32.010    Purpose

17.32.020    Permitted Principal Uses

17.32.030    Property Development Standards for Permitted Principal Uses

17.32.040    Permitted Accessory Structures

17.32.050    Property Development Standards for Permitted Accessory Uses

17.32.060    Permitted Conditional Uses

17.32.010 Purpose

This district is intended to promote and preserve residential development consisting of single and two-family homes. Regulations are designed to stabilize and protect the 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 and/or two-family 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 assure their compatibility with the character of the district. (Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(5)(a), 1997)

17.32.020 Permitted Principal Uses

A.    Single-family residence;

B.    Modular home, subject to design guidelines established in Chapter 17.64;

C.    Duplex or two units;

D.    Publicly owned parks and recreation areas. (Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(5)(b), 1997)

17.32.030 Property Development Standards for Permitted Principal Uses


Minimum lot width:



Front yard setback:



Minimum lot size:

7,000 square feet


Side yard setback:



Rear yard setback:



Maximum building height


(Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(5)(c), 1997)

17.32.040 Permitted Accessory Structures

Limited to fences and walls (as noted below), garage, enclosed storage, storage container, barn, satellite earth station, swimming pool, amateur radio tower, game court (unlighted), home occupation (see Section 17.52.020) and household pets.

A.    Fences and walls, provided they are no higher than four 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)(5)(d), 1997)

(Manual, Amended, 06/18/2004)

17.32.050 Property Development Standards for Permitted Accessory Uses

A.    No accessory buildings are permitted in the required front or side yard.

B.    Garages accessed from an alley must be set back at least ten feet from the property line adjacent to the alley. (Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(5)(e), 1997)

C.    One storage container per parcel may be used under the following conditions:

1.    A city permit shall be obtained after submission of a site plan showing required front and side setbacks.

2.    Length shall not exceed twenty (20) feet, with height not to exceed eight (8) feet.

3.    If permanent, they shall be painted similar or complimentary to the surrounding structure(s) or dwellings.

4.    Temporary placement shall be no more than six (6) months, after which the container shall be removed. (Ord. 947 2004)

Exception to the above conditions may be made for storage containers used on construction sites.

(Manual, Amended, 06/14/2004)

17.32.060 Permitted Conditional Uses

A.    Schools, public or private;

B.    Churches and church facility complexes;

C.    Class II home occupations;

D.    Apiaries;

E.    Bed and breakfast up to five sleeping rooms. (Ord. 736 Art. IV § (A)(5)(f), 1997)

F.    Storage container in excess of twenty (20) feet in length. (Ord. 947 2004)

(Manual, Amended, 06/14/2004)