Chapter 8.70

8.70.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide regulations to guide the appropriate establishment of Recreational Facilities (Indoor). Rev. Ord. 15-09 (November 2009)

8.70.020 Intent.

The intent of this chapter is to ensure that Recreational Facilities (Indoor) meet all of the following objectives. That the facility:

A.    Allows for the safe and appropriate use of the building and/or space in which the facility is located.

B.    Does not negatively impact the character of the commercial or industrial neighborhood in which the facility is located.

C.    Does not negatively impact traffic or parking facilities in the neighborhood.

D.    Complies with all Building and Fire Code regulations for the use and occupancy type of the facility.

E.    Conforms to all provisions of the zoning district in which it is located.

F.    Complies with all Development Standards and Regulations of Chapter 8.70, Recreational Facilities (Indoor). Rev. Ord. 15-09 (November 2009)

8.70.030 Development Standards and Regulations.

An Indoor Recreation Facility shall comply with all development standards and regulations for the zoning district in which it is located and any other applicable provisions of the City Code or regulations, including occupancy, accessibility, California Building Code, and Fire Code requirements.

A.    Permitted in the C-1, C-2, M-P, M-1, M-2, and Certain Planned Development Zoning Districts. An Indoor Recreation Facility may be established only in the C-1, C-2, M-P, M-1, M-2 Zoning Districts, Downtown Dublin Zoning District, and Dublin Crossing Zoning District. An Indoor Recreation Facility may also be established in a Planned Development (PD) Zoning District if not specifically prohibited by the PD regulations and if the project site has an underlying Commercial or Industrial General Plan Land Use designation. Any PD regulations which require a Conditional Use Permit for an Indoor Recreation Facility shall be superseded by this Chapter. Any Indoor Recreation Facility in a PD Zoning District, unless specifically prohibited or expressly permitted by right, shall be subject to the requirements of this Chapter. Rev. Ord. 1-19 (January 2019); Rev. Ord. 4-10 (February 2010); Ord. 15-09 (November 2009)

8.70.040 Permitting Procedures.

A.    Zoning Clearance. A proposed Recreational Facility (Indoor) shall be approved ministerially with a Zoning Clearance and without discretionary review or a public hearing if it meets the following standards:

1.    Meets all Development Standards and Regulations under Section 8.70.030.

2.    The hours of operation are no earlier than 6:00 a.m. and no later than 10:00 p.m.

3.    Meets the parking requirement for the use type in accordance with the requirements of Section 8.76.080 (Parking Requirements by Type) without any adjustments, reductions or variances.

4.    The facility qualifies for an exemption for environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

A Zoning Clearance form shall document the compliance of the Recreational Facility (Indoor) with the above requirements and shall be kept on file in the Community Development Department for the duration of the operation of the Recreational Facility (Indoor).

B.    Minor Use Permit. A proposed Recreational Facility (Indoor) that does not meet the requirements for approval by zoning clearance under subsection A of this section shall require approval of a Minor Use Permit under Chapter 8.102 (Minor Use Permit). Rev. Ord. 15-09 (November 2009)