Chapter 17.24


17.24.010    Applicability.

17.24.020    Purpose and consistency.

17.24.030    Architectural and site review.

17.24.040    Principal permitted uses.

17.24.050    Accessory uses.

17.24.060    Conditional uses.

17.24.090    Height regulations.

17.24.100    Lot area.

17.24.110    Lot coverage.

17.24.112    Side yard setback.

17.24.114    Front yard setback.

17.24.116    Rear yard setback.

17.24.130    Parking.

17.24.140    Loading areas.

17.24.150    Landscaping.

17.24.010 Applicability.

The regulations set forth in this chapter apply in all CN districts. (Ord. 388 § 8.01, 1975)

17.24.020 Purpose and consistency.

The purpose of CN districts is to accommodate, at convenient locations, those limited commercial uses which are necessary to meet frequently occurring basic shopping and service needs of persons residing in adjacent areas and to implement the harmonious intermingling of pedestrian, commercial and residential activities. The style and scale of development should be consistent with the foregoing and the intensity of uses should have low impact on the neighborhood. (Ord. 658 § l (part), 1988; Ord. 388 § 8.02, 1975)

17.24.030 Architectural and site review.

Architectural and site approval shall be secured for the establishment of any principal permitted, accessory, or conditional use in a CN district as provided in Chapter 17.63. (Ord. 388 § 8.03, 1975)

17.24.040 Principal permitted uses.

The following are principal permitted uses in a CN district:

A. Professional offices;

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

C. Limited repair services conducted entirely within enclosed buildings, such as jewelry and domestic appliance repair shops;

D. Small retail businesses conducted entirely within enclosed buildings, such as neighborhood grocery stores, retail bakeries, liquor stores, drug stores, apparel shops, variety stores and hardware stores;

E. Lodges and clubs as subordinate uses in buildings used primarily for permitted uses specified in this section;

F. Single family residential development;

G. Residential/commercial mixed development. (Ord. 658 § 1, 1988; Ord. 388 § 8.04, 1975)

17.24.050 Accessory uses.

The following are accessory uses permitted in a CN district:

A. Signs complying with the applicable regulations set forth in the sign ordinance;

B. Accessory uses and buildings customarily appurtenant to a permitted use. (Ord. 388 § 8.05, 1975)

17.24.060 Conditional uses.

The following are conditional uses in a CN district, subject in each case to the securing of a use permit as provided in Chapter 17.60:

A. Any activity which includes any significant alteration of an historic feature;

B. Banks;

C. Bed and breakfasts, subject to Section 17.03.085;

D. Business establishments that sell or dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption upon the premises;

E. 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);

F. Lodging facilities;

G. Medical/dental offices;

H. Motels or hotels meeting the following requirements:

1. The size should not be out of scale with, nor the appearance out of character with, the neighborhood;

2. No kitchen facilities in the rooms;

3. No food served on premises except breakfast, during breakfast hours (six a.m. to eleven a.m.);

4. The daily operations are managed by persons residing on-the property.

I. Multiple dwellings and groups or combinations thereof;

J. Restaurants;

K. 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.

L. 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 recommendation of the planning commission. (Ord. 878 § 5, 2004; Ord. 658 § 1, 1988; Ord. 661 § 2, 1988; Ord. 644 § 2, 1987; Ord. 608 § 9, 1986; Ord. 536 § l (part), 1983; Ord. 533 § 2, 1983; Ord. 515 § 5 (part), 1982; Ord. 388 § 8.06, 1975)

17.24.090 Height regulations.

No structure shall exceed twenty-seven feet in height. (Ord. 642 § 2, 1987; Ord. 388 § 8.08(a), 1975)

17.24.100 Lot area.

There shall be no specific minimum lot area required except that there shall be sufficient area to satisfy any off-street parking and loading area requirements. (Ord. 388 § 8.08(b), 1975)

17.24.110 Lot coverage.

There shall be no specific maximum lot coverage, except as follows:

A. Sufficient space shall be provided to satisfy offstreet parking and loading area requirements, except that all parking may be provided within a structure(s);

B. Front yard and open space requirements shall be satisfied;

C. The first two hundred fifty gross square feet of a 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. (Ord. 774 § 5, 1995; Ord. 388 § 8.08(c), 1975)

17.24.112 Side yard setback.

The side yard setbacks shall be ten percent of the lot width for the first floor and fifteen percent of the lot width for the second floor. (Ord. 658 § 3, 1988)

17.24.114 Front yard setback.

The front yard setback shall allow for a fifteen-foot landscape strip. (Ord. 658 § 3, 1988)

17.24.116 Rear yard setback.

For commercial development all rear yards adjacent to residential areas will provide a ten-foot landscape strip and solid masonry wall to protect the adjacent residential development. Rear yard for residential development shall be twenty percent of the lot depth. (Ord. 658 § 3, 1988)

17.24.130 Parking.

Parking standards shall be as provided in Chapter 17.51 and parking spaces shall not be in the front yard landscape area. (Ord. 658 § 1, 1988; Ord. 388 § 8.08(e), 1975)

17.24.140 Loading areas.

Loading areas shall be as provided in Chapter 17.51. (Ord. 388 § 8.08(f), 1975)

17.24.150 Landscaping.

Landscaping shall cover five percent of the lot area to insure harmony with adjacent development, in accordance with architectural and site approval standards. (Ord. 677 § 17, 1989)