Chapter 23.29
DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS BY ZONING DISTRICT

Sections:

23.29.010    Purpose.

23.29.020    General zoning district development standards.

23.29.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish development standards for lot area, allowed density, building setbacks, height, and lot coverage as appropriate for each of the City’s base zoning districts. Standards for overlay zoning districts are provided in EGMC Chapter 23.42 (Overlay/Combining Districts). [Ord. 23-2014 §3 (Exh. A), eff. 10-10-2014]

23.29.020 General zoning district development standards.

Table 23.29-1 (Development Standards for Base Zoning Districts) includes lot area, allowed density, building setbacks, height, and lot coverage requirements, as defined in this title, for each of the City’s base zoning districts.

 

 

Table 23.29-1

Development Standards for Base Zoning Districts

Part A: Agricultural and Residential Zoning Districts 

Measurement/
Zoning District

Agricultural Zoning Districts

Residential Zoning Districts

AG-80

AG-20

AR-10

AR-5

AR-2

AR-1

RD-1

RD-2

RD-3

RD-4

RD-5

RD-6

RD-7

RD-10

RD-15

RD-20

RD-25

RD-30

Residential Density

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Density (du/acre)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

7.1 du/acres

10.1 du/acres

15.1 du/acres

20.1 du/acres

25.1 du/acres

Maximum

1 du/lot

1 du/lot

1 du/lot

1 du/lot

1 du/lot

1 du/lot

1 du/acre

2 du/acre

3 du/acre

4 du/acre

5 du/acre

6 du/acre

7 du/acre

10 du/acres

15 du/acres

20 du/acres

30 du/acres

30 du/acres

Lot Dimensions2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot Area, minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acres

80

20

10

5

2

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Square feet

-

-

-

-

-

-

43,560

20,000

10,000

8,500

5,200

4,000

-4

-4

-4

-4

-4

-4

Lot Width/Frontage, minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generally

1,000 ft

500 ft

300 ft

250 ft

150 ft

75 ft

75 ft

75 ft

65 ft

65 ft

52 ft

40 ft

-4

-4

-4

-

-

-

Corner lots

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

75 ft

62 ft

47.5 ft

-4

-4

-4

-

-

-

Lot Depth, minimum

1,500 ft

1,500 ft

100 ft

100 ft

100 ft

100 ft

125 ft

125 ft

125 ft

100 ft

85 ft

65 ft

-4

-4

-4

-

-

-

Setbacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generally

50 ft

50 ft

30 ft

30 ft

25 ft

25 ft

20 ft3

20 ft3

20 ft3

20 ft3

15 ft3

15 ft3

12.5 ft3

-4

-4

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

To covered porch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 ft3

15 ft3

12.5 ft3

12.5 ft3, 5

-4

-4

-

-

-

To garage door, front facing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 ft3

20 ft3

20 ft3

18 ft3

-4

-4

-

-

-

To garage, swing/side load

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 ft3

15 ft3

15 ft3

12.5 ft3

-4

-4

-

-

-

Side Yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

-

-

Interior side, generally

50 ft

50 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

10 ft

5 ft

5 ft

5 ft

5 ft

5 ft

5 ft

5 ft

-4

-4

25 ft8

25 ft8

25 ft8

Side setback for zero lot line

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

-4

-4

-

-

-

Interior side, adjacent to residential and open space

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street side

50 ft

50 ft

15 ft

15 ft

15 ft

15 ft

12.5 ft

12.5 ft

12.5 ft

12.5 ft

12.5 ft

12.5 ft

12.5 ft

-4

-4

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear Yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generally

50 ft

50 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

-

-

-

15 ft7

-4

-4

20 ft8

20 ft8

20 ft8

To living area, lots > 100 feet deep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 ft

15 ft

15 ft

-

-4

-4

-

-

-

To living area, lots 100 feet deep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15% of average lot depth6

-

-4

-4

-

 

 

To detached garage/secondary dwelling unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 ft

5 ft

5 ft

-

-4

-4

-

-

-

Height Limits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generally

30 ft1

30 ft1

30 ft1

30 ft1

30 ft1

30 ft1

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

30 ft

35 ft

35 ft

40 ft9

40 ft9

40 ft9

Buildings < 100 feet from agricultural, agricultural residential, residential

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Other Development Standards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum open space10

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

25%

25%

25%

Accessory structures

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.46

Fences and walls

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.52

Landscaping

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.54

Lighting

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.56

Parking

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.58

Performance standards

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.60

Signs

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.62

Notes:

1. Accessory structures are generally permitted to a maximum height of forty (40' 0") feet, except that water tanks, silos, granaries, and similar structures or necessary mechanical apparatus may be a maximum height of sixty-five (65' 0") feet.

2. Flag lots are discouraged and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

3. The front yard setback may be reduced when separated sidewalks are utilized. The setback reduction shall not exceed the width of the planter separating the sidewalk and the street. The front yard setback is measured from the front property line, which is typically located at the back of a monolith sidewalk that is contiguous to the street. When a separated sidewalk is used, the property line may either be located at the back of the sidewalk or at the back of the curb. In such instances, the width of the landscaping separating the sidewalk from the curb may be reduced from the required front yard setback. In any instance, however, the driveway shall maintain a minimum depth of twenty (20' 0") feet (fifteen (15' 0") feet for side garages/swing driveways). See the following example figure, which illustrates this concept with the development standards for the RD-5 zone:

4. Determined through the design review process.

5. The front setback to covered porch may be reduced to ten (10' 0") feet if a reduced public utility easement (PUE) is approved as part of the subdivision map.

6. In no event shall the rear yard be less than ten (10' 0") feet for one (1) story buildings and fifteen (15' 0") feet for two (2) and three (3) story buildings.

7. Fifteen (15' 0") foot setback for two (2) story; ten (10' 0") foot setback for one (1) story.

8. The side and rear setback for all three (3) or more story multifamily structures (or portions thereof) abutting any single-family residential or open space district shall be one hundred (100' 0") feet, measured from the property line of the common boundary.

9. As part of the design review process, the maximum height may be increased to sixty (60' 0") feet.

10. Open space includes active and passive recreation areas, other outdoor amenities, natural open space areas, and all landscaped areas outside of the required landscape corridors along adjoining streets.

 

Table 23.29-1

Development Standards for Base Zoning Districts

Part B: Commercial, Mixed Use, Office, Industrial, and Public/Quasi-Public Zoning Districts 

Measurement/Zoning District

Commercial Zoning Districts

Mixed Use

Office Zoning Districts

Industrial Zoning Districts

Public/Quasi-Public Zoning Districts

LC

GC

SC

AC

C-O

VCMU

RMU

BP

MP

LI

LI/FX

HI

PR

PS

O

Residential Density

Density Range (du/acre)

Minimum

-

-

-

-

-

12.1

15.1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Maximum

-

-

-

-

-

40

40

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Nonresidential Building Intensity

Maximum floor area ratio (FAR)

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.5

1.5

1.5

0.3

2.0

0.1

Lot Dimensions

Lot Area, minimum (square feet)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Lot Width/Frontage, minimum

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Generally

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Corner lots

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Lot Depth, minimum

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Setbacks

Front Yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generally

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

0 ft

5 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

10 ft

25 ft

25 ft

To covered porch

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

To garage door, front facing

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

To garage, swing/side load

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Side Yard

Interior side, generally

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft

0 ft

10 ft

10 ft

0 ft

0 ft

0 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

Interior side, adjacent to residential and open space

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

10 ft

15 ft

-

-

-

15 ft

-

15 ft

15 ft

-

Street side

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft

5 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

10 ft

25 ft

25 ft

Rear Yard

Generally

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft1

0 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

0 ft

0 ft

0 ft

10 ft

10 ft

25 ft

To living area, lots > 100 feet deep

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

To living area, lots 100 feet deep

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

To detached garage/secondary dwelling unit

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Adjacent to residential and open space

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

25 ft

10 ft

15 ft

-

-

-

15 ft

-

15 ft

15 ft

-

Height Limits

Generally

40 ft2

40 ft2

40 ft2

40 ft2

40 ft2

40 ft2

40 ft2

40 ft2

40 ft2

40 ft2

40 ft2

40 ft2

40 ft

40 ft

40 ft

Buildings < 100 feet from agricultural, agricultural residential, residential, or open space zoning district

20 ft2

20 ft2

20 ft2

20 ft2

20 ft

24 ft2

24 ft2

24 ft2

24 ft2

24 ft2

24 ft2

24 ft2

24 ft2

24 ft2

24 ft2

Other Development Standards

Accessory structures

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.46

Fences and walls

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.52

Landscaping

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.54

Lighting

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.56

Parking

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.58

Performance standards

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.60

Signs

Refer to Chapter EGMC 23.62

Notes:

1. When the building frontage along the applicable yard is greater than three hundred (300' 0") linear feet, the required setback shall be a minimum of twenty (20' 0") feet.

2. As part of the design review process, the maximum height may be increased to a height as determined by the designated approving authority; provided, that the intensity of the development is consistent with the General Plan and on-site improvements, including but not limited to architectural articulation, quality, and materials and landscaping, are provided to ensure, as determined by the approval authority, compatibility with the surrounding context and character of the project site.

[Ord. 6-2019 §3 (Exh. A), eff. 4-26-2019; Ord. 24-2015 §11 (Exh. I), eff. 2-12-2016; Ord. 31-2014 §3 (Exh. A), eff. 2-13-2015; Ord. 23-2014 §3 (Exh. A), eff. 10-10-2014]