Chapter 17.22


17.22.010    Applicability.

17.22.020    Purpose.

17.22.030    Architectural and site review required.

17.22.040    Principal permitted uses.

17.22.050    Conditional uses.

17.22.060    Development standards.

17.22.070    Accessory uses.

17.22.010 Applicability.

The regulations set forth in this chapter apply to all commercial/residential (C-R) districts. (Ord. 579 (part), 1985)

17.22.020 Purpose.

The purpose of C-R districts is to implement the harmonious intermingling of pedestrian, commercial and residential activities. The style and scale of development should enhance pedestrian usage of the areas. Mixing residential with commercial in a single development will ordinarily be encouraged. (Ord. 579 (part), 1985)

17.22.030 Architectural and site review required.

Architectural and site approval as provided in Chapter 17.63 of this code shall be secured for the establishment and conduct of any principal permitted, accessory or conditional use in C-R districts. (Ord. 579 (part), 1985)

17.22.040 Principal permitted uses.

The following are permitted uses in a C-R district: residential uses (single-family and duplexes). (Ord. 579 (part), 1985)

17.22.050 Conditional uses.

The following are conditional uses in a C-R district, subject in each case to securing a use permit as provided in Chapter 17.60 of this code:

A. Art galleries;

B. Restaurants;

C. Clothing stores;

D. Antique stores;

E. Medical and dental offices;

F. Motels and hotels;

G. Professional, general, administrative and business offices;

H. Banks;

I. Personal service establishments entirely within enclosed buildings, such as barbershops, beauty shops, shoe repair shops, tailor shops, clothes cleaning and laundry agencies and self-service launderettes; retail drycleaning establishments, provided that the solvents used in the cleaning process shall be nonflammable and nonexplosive and are in fluid-tight cleaning units approved by the State Fire Marshal. No drycleaning is permitted of clothes other than those delivered to the establishment by consumers;

J. Limited repair services conducted entirely within enclosed buildings, such as jewelry, domestic appliance, typewriter and business machine repair shops, primarily to serve family needs; retail business establishments, such as small shops and stores, including retail bakeries, and beach equipment rental businesses conducted indoors;

K. Lodging facilities, clubs, and indoor restaurants;

L. Insurance and real estate agencies;

M. Business establishments that sell or dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises;

N. Projects which are in part commercial and also contain at least one dwelling (defined in Section 17.03.190);

O. Large and small community care residential facilities, subject to the special conditions in Section 17.15.060(G), and large and small family day care homes subject to the special conditions in Section 17.15.060(F);

P. Other uses similar to the permitted and conditional uses above, not inconsistent with the general purposes of this chapter and the general plan, subject to approval by the city council upon the recommendation of the planning commission;

Q. Conversion from residential to commercial or commercial to residential;

R. Bed and breakfasts, subject to Section 17.03.085 requirements;

S. Reverse vending machines for beverage containers and small collection facilities of five hundred square feet or less, are subject to the requirements of subsections D and E of Section 17.60.030. (Ord. 878 § 4, 2004; Ord. 661 § 2, 1988; Ord. 644 § 1, 1987; Ord. 608 § 8, 1986; Ord. 579 (part), 1985)

17.22.060 Development standards.

A. Character. Individual character shall promote a harmonious mix of pedestrian commercial usage and urban residential environment.

B. Height Regulations. No structure shall exceed twenty-seven feet in height.

C. Lot Coverage. There shall be no specific maximum lot coverage except as follows:

1. Sufficient space shall be provided to satisfy off-street parking and loading area requirements, except that all parking may be provided within a structure(s).

2. Front yard and open space requirements shall be satisfied.

3. The first two hundred fifty gross square feet of any basement, including the measurements of the access stairway, shall not be included when calculating lot coverage. Only the portion of a basement that exceeds two hundred fifty gross square feet shall be included in the lot coverage calculations.

D. Yards.

1. Front yard setback: both new buildings and conversions of existing dwellings are encouraged with design emphasis placed on provision of adequate sidewalk width, street trees, potted plants and front-yard landscaping and pedestrian-scaled signs. The scale of the building shall determine the required setback.

2. Where a proposed building line for the street(s) upon which any lot faces is established by the street and highway plan of the master plan or is specified by the provisions of this code, then the front yard(s) shall be measured from the proposed building line.

3. Side and rear yards may be required through architectural and site approval in order to provide adequate light and air, assure sufficient distance between adjoining uses to minimize any incompatibility, and to promote excellence of development, except that where a rear yard is provided, it shall be at least ten feet wide.

E. Parking. Parking standards shall be as provided in Chapter 17.51.

F. Loading Areas. As provided in Chapter 17.51.

G. Landscaping. Landscaping should further the creation of a harmonious pedestrian, commercial atmosphere. (Ord. 774 § 4, 1995; Ord. 642 § 2, 1987; Ord. 579 (part), 1985)

17.22.070 Accessory uses.

The following are accessory uses permitted in a C-R district:

A. Signs complying with the applicable regulations set forth in this code;

B. Accessory uses and buildings customarily appurtenant to a permitted use, provided that no accessory use shall be offensive or objectionable because of odor, dust, smoke, noise or vibration. (Ord. 579 (part), 1985)