Chapter 86.38


86.38.010    Purpose and intent.

86.38.020    Permitted uses.

86.38.030    Uses permitted – Special use permit required.

86.38.040    Height regulations.

86.38.050    Off-street parking.

86.38.060    Design review.

86.38.070    Development landscaping required.

86.38.010 Purpose and intent.

This chapter provides for the protection and preservation of open space areas within the City which are unique due to natural resources, visual amenities, public safety purposes, or recreational opportunities. (Ord. 1839)

86.38.020 Permitted uses.

The following uses shall be allowed in the Open Space Zone and shall be allowed for open space purposes only:

A. Public facilities (such as beaches, parks, recreational areas, open space and wildlife preserves) but limited to:

1. Steps, stairways or ramps that facilitate public access;

2. Restrooms;

3. Lifeguard towers, stations or other facilities for lifesaving or security purposes;

4. Fire rings and other picnic facilities;

5. Trash receptacles;

6. Landscaping;

7. Animal exercise area (dog run);

8. Beach cleaning equipment and structures appurtenant thereto;

9. Recreational, exercise, or sport equipment, facilities, or fields;

10. Nature interpretive facilities;

B. Pedestrian and bicycle trails or paths;

C. Tennis courts and tennis centers;

D. Golf courses and related facilities;

E. Parking facilities for any permitted use in the overlay zone;

F. Utility and lighting facilities;

G. Boat launching ramps;

H. Uses expressly permitted by this title with a special use permit; and

I. Other uses, including limited military operations, that in the opinion of the Planning Commission are fully consistent with the intent and purpose of this chapter.

86.38.030 Uses permitted Special use permit required.

Uses as listed in, and subject to the provisions as set forth in, Chapter 86.55 CMC.

86.38.040 Height regulations.

No building or structure hereafter erected or structurally altered shall exceed 40 feet. (Ord. 1482)

86.38.050 Off-street parking.

Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 86.58 CMC.

86.38.060 Design review.

Design review is required in conformance with this code.

86.38.070 Development landscaping required.

A minimum of 15 percent of the total site area of new developments shall be landscaped or habitat preserved for native ecosystems. Required parking spaces shall not be considered as a portion of the required landscaping or habitat. (Ord. 1870; Ord. 1586)