Chapter 17.33
PO PROFESSIONAL OFFICE DISTRICT

Sections:

17.33.010    Applicability.

17.33.020    Purpose.

17.33.030    Architectural and site approval.

17.33.040    Principal permitted uses.

17.33.050    Accessory uses.

17.33.060    Conditional uses.

17.33.070    Development standards – Residential uses.

17.33.080    Development standards – Nonresidential uses.

17.33.090    Height regulations.

17.33.100    Lot area.

17.33.110    Lot coverage.

17.33.120    Yards.

17.33.130    Parking.

17.33.140    Loading areas.

17.33.150    Landscaping.

17.33.010 Applicability.

The regulations set forth in this chapter apply in all PO districts. (Ord. 388 § 11.01, 1975)

17.33.020 Purpose.

The purpose of PO districts is to accommodate a demonstrated need for the development of office space together with necessary landscaping and off-street parking facilities in locations served by primary access, yet inappropriate for commercial development because of close proximity to purely residential uses. It is intended that the professional office uses established in this district shall be designed and landscaped so as to be in harmony with such adjacent residential uses. (Ord. 388 § 11.02, 1975)

17.33.030 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 PO district as provided in Chapter 17.63. (Ord. 388 § 11.03, 1975).

17.33.040 Principal permitted uses.

The following are principal permitted uses in a PO district:

A. Residential uses specified in the regulations for RM districts with the density as determined by the city council upon planning commission recommendation;

B. Administrative or executive offices similar to and including those pertaining to the management of office operations or the direction of enterprises but not including merchandising or sales services;

C. Professional offices such as those pertaining to the practice of the professions and arts including, but not limited to, architecture, dentistry, engineering, law and medicine. (Ord. 388 § 11.04, 1975)

17.33.050 Accessory uses.

The following are accessory uses permitted in a PO 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 § 11.05, 1975)

17.33.060 Conditional uses.

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

A. Research laboratories, such as those pertaining to investigation, analysis or experimentation to establish new or revised findings and standards;

B. Pharmacies, opticians, medical and dental laboratories, not including the manufacture of pharmaceutical or other products for general sale or distribution;

C. Schools and studios for arts and crafts, photography, music and dance, and children’s nursery schools;

D. Public and quasi-public uses appropriate to the district, such as hospitals, churches and professional and business schools;

E. Any activity which includes any significant alteration of an historic feature. (Ord. 515 § 5 (part), 1982; Ord. 388 § 11.06, 1975)

17.33.070 Development standards – Residential uses.

The development standards for any residential use in PO districts shall be as specified for R-M districts in Chapter 17.18 with the city council setting density and other development standards upon planning commission recommendation. (Ord. 388 § 11.07, 1975)

17.33.080 Development standards – Nonresidential uses.

The minimum development standards set forth in Sections 17.33.090 through 17.33.150 are established as a guide to the issuance of an architectural and site approval subject, in each case, to more restrictive requirements as may be appropriate in order to ensure harmony with adjacent uses of land. (Ord. 388 § 11.08 (part), 1975)

17.33.090 Height regulations.

No structure shall exceed either three stories or thirty-five feet in height. (Ord. 388 § 11.08(a), 1975)

17.33.100 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 § 11.08(b), 1975)

17.33.110 Lot coverage.

Maximum lot coverage shall be as follows:

A. Forty percent for one-story structure;

B. Thirty-five percent for two-story structure;

C. Thirty percent for three-story structure;

D. 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 § 7, 1995; Ord. 388 § 11.08(c), 1975)

17.33.120 Yards.

A. Front yard, except as otherwise specified, shall not be less than five percent of lot area, no portion of which may be used for required off-street parking;

B. In the case where a 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 provision of this title, then the fronting yard(s) on such lot shall have a depth of not less than the distance from the street line specified for such building line;

C. Side and rear yards shall be not less than those required in nearest adjacent residential district. (Ord. 388 § 11.08(d), 1975)

17.33.130 Parking.

Parking standards shall be as provided in Chapter 17.51. (Ord. 388 § 11.08(e), 1975)

17.33.140 Loading areas.

Loading areas shall be as provided in Chapter 17.51. (Ord. 388 § 11.08(f), 1975)

17.33.150 Landscaping.

A minimum of five percent of lot area shall be landscaped to ensure harmony with adjacent residential districts in accordance with architectural and site approval procedure. (Ord. 388 § 11.08(g), 1975)