Chapter 17.27
CC COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

Sections:

17.27.010    Applicability.

17.27.020    Purpose.

17.27.030    Architectural and site approval.

17.27.040    Principal permitted uses.

17.27.050    Accessory uses.

17.27.060    Conditional uses.

17.27.070    Development standards.

17.27.080    Height.

17.27.090    Lot area.

17.27.100    Lot coverage.

17.27.110    Yards.

17.27.120    Parking.

17.27.130    Loading areas.

17.27.140    Landscaping.

17.27.010 Applicability.

The regulations set forth in this chapter apply in all CC districts. (Ord. 388 § 9.01, 1975)

17.27.020 Purpose.

The purpose of CC districts is to provide at readily accessible locations for a wide variety of retail, service and administrative establishments which are required to serve a large trading area population. Principal uses should be conducted within an enclosed building. No residential uses are anticipated in this district. (Ord. 388 § 9.02, 1975)

17.27.030 Architectural and site approval.

Architectural and site approval shall be secured for the establishment and conduct of any principal permitted, accessory, or conditional use in a CC district as provided in Chapter 17.63. (Ord. 388 § 9.03, 1975)

17.27.040 Principal permitted uses.

The following are principal permitted uses in a CC district:

A. Department stores;

B. Furniture, appliance or home furnishing stores;

C. Other retail uses when contained in a shopping center with a minimum of three hundred thousand square feet gross floor area;

D. Retail businesses conducted entirely within enclosed building;

E. Personal service establishments entirely within enclosed buildings that occupy less than three thousand square feet of building area, such as barbershops, beauty parlors, shoe repair shops, clothes cleaning and laundry agencies and self-service launderettes; 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 marshal; no dry cleaning is permitted of clothes other than those delivered to the establishments by consumers;

F. Limited repair services conducted entirely within enclosed buildings that occupy less than three thousand square feet of building area, such as jewelry and domestic appliance repair shops;

G. Professional, general administrative and medical offices that occupy less than three thousand square feet of building area;

H. Banks and financial services that occupy less than three thousand square feet of building area. (Ord. 947 § 1, 2010; Ord. 556 § 1, 1984; Ord. 388 § 9.04, 1975)

17.27.050 Accessory uses.

The following are accessory uses permitted in a CC 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 § 9.05, 1975)

17.27.060 Conditional uses.

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

A. Bakeries and supermarkets;

B. Professional, general administrative and business offices that occupy more than three thousand square feet of building area;

C. Banks and financial services that occupy more than three thousand square feet of building area;

D. Personal service establishments entirely within enclosed buildings that occupy more than three thousand square feet of building area, such as barbershops, beauty parlors, shoe repair shops, tailor shops, clothes cleaning and laundry agencies and self-service launderettes, retail dry cleaning establishments provided 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 dry cleaning is permitted of clothes other than those delivered to the establishment by consumers;

E. Limited repair services conducted entirely within enclosed buildings that occupy more than three thousand square feet of building area, such as jewelry, domestic appliances, typewriter and business machine repair shops;

F. Lodges, clubs and restaurants, not including restaurants with drive-up windows or car service;

G. New car sales;

H. Vocational and specialized schools;

I. Auditoriums, assembly halls and exhibition halls;

J. Commercial entertainment establishments such as theaters, bowling alleys, billiard and pool parlors, dancehalls and skating rinks, and amusement centers;

K. Limited food preparation with retail outlets on the same premises, such as bakeries;

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

M. Motels and hotels;

N. Service stations;

O. Wholesale without stock, where the storage of merchandise is limited to samples only;

P. Home equipment rental establishments conducted within a closed building;

Q. Caterers;

R. Other uses similar to the 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;

S. Any activity which includes any significant alteration of a historic feature;

T. Auto repair shops as a secondary use to a primary use;

U. 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;

V. Self storage facilities located outside of the Coastal Zone Boundary, subject to the considerations in Section 17.60.030(F);

W. Multiple-family residences provided the residential use is secondary to a principle permitted use on the same lot subject to the following limitations within the coastal zone:

1. First floor uses shall be commercial uses,

2. Commercial ceiling height shall be greater in height than any residential ceiling height located above commercial uses,

3. First floor ceiling heights shall be a minimum of fifteen feet or one hundred twenty percent of the maximum ceiling height of the residential units located above the commercial uses, whichever is greater,

4. Commercial entrances shall be the primary building entries and shall be accented with strong architectural definition. Residential entrances shall be secondary and de-emphasized (e.g., located at the rear of the building, visually unobtrusive, etc.),

5. Adequate separation of different types of uses shall be maintained in order to avoid potential adverse impacts from one use on another due to noise, lighting, odors, vibration, and general nuisances,

6. Adequate separation of different types of uses shall be maintained to protect the aesthetic values and primary uses of the site. (Ord. 949 § 1, 2010; Ord. 947 § 2, 2010; Ord. 946 § 1, 2010; Ord. 644 § 3, 1987; Ord. 556 § 1, 1984; Ord. 536 § 1, 1983; Ord. 515 § 5, 1982; Ord. 388 § 9.06, 1975)

17.27.070 Development standards.

The development standards set forth in Sections 17.27.080 through 17.27.140 shall apply in a CC district. (Ord. 388 § 9.07, 1975)

17.27.080 Height.

No structures shall exceed forty feet in height. Exceptions may be granted subject to approval by the city council upon the recommendation of the planning commission when the following findings can be made:

A. The proposed development is compatible with existing land uses of surrounding areas and the general plan;

B. Streets and thoroughfares are suitable and adequate to serve the proposed development;

C. The proposed development does not produce shadows which may adversely affect the enjoyment of adjacent streets, buildings or open space;

D. Major views from other structures or public vantage points are not blocked by the proposed development;

E. The structures of the proposed development are compatible with the existing scale of the adjacent buildings and surrounding areas. (Ord. 556 § 1, 1984; Ord. 388 § 9.07(a), 1975)

17.27.090 Lot area.

There shall be no specific minimum lot area required except that there shall be sufficient area to satisfy any landscaping and off-street parking and loading area requirements. (Ord. 388 § 9.07(b), 1975)

17.27.100 Lot coverage.

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

A. Sufficient space shall be provided to satisfy off-street parking and loading area requirements, notwithstanding 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 § 6, 1995; Ord. 388 § 9.07(c), 1975)

17.27.110 Yards.

A. Landscaped areas of front yards shall be set back fifteen feet in accordance with the 41st Avenue design guidelines.

B. Side and rear yard setbacks 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 side or rear yard is provided it shall be at least ten feet wide.

C. Front yards and corner lot side yards shall not be used for required parking facilities. (Ord. 757 § 3, 1993; Ord. 556 § 1, 1984; Ord. 388 § 9.07(d), 1975)

17.27.120 Parking.

Parking standards shall be as provided in Chapter 17.51 except that Section 17.51.130(J), (L), (M), and (O) are replaced with the following:

Use

Parking Standard

Retail

1/300 sf

Restaurant, including all prepared food service

1/60 sf floor area available for dining

1/300 sf all other floor area

Office

1/300 sf

Each regular space must be a minimum of nine feet by eighteen feet. Thirty percent of the spaces may be compact spaces of eight feet by sixteen feet. (Ord. 947 § 3, 2010; Ord. 388 § 9.07(e), 1975)

17.27.130 Loading areas.

Loading areas shall be as provided in Chapter 17.51. (Ord. 388 § 9.07(f), 1975)

17.27.140 Landscaping.

Five percent of the lot area shall be landscaped to ensure harmony with adjacent development in accordance with architectural and site approval standards. (Ord. 388 § 9.07(g), 1975)