Chapter 17.22
GENERAL COMMERCIAL – C-2

Sections:

17.22.010    Purpose.

17.22.020    General plan consistency.

17.22.030    Density/intensity.

17.22.040    Site development standards.

17.22.050    Permitted uses.

17.22.060    Accessory uses.

17.22.070    Conditional uses.

17.22.010 Purpose.

This district is intended to serve as the commercial land use district for areas outside of the downtown. Located along major roadways, this district provides for a variety of commercial uses. (Ord. 186, 2003)

17.22.020 General plan consistency.

This zone district is consistent with the commercial center land use designation. (Ord. 186, 2003)

17.22.030 Density/intensity.

A. One to 20 housing units per gross acre.

B. Minimum Parcel Size.

1. New parcels: 10,000 square feet.

2. Existing parcels: 2,500 square feet.

C. Maximum lot coverage: 80 percent. (Ord. 186, 2003)

17.22.040 Site development standards.

A. Setbacks.

1. Front.

a. Commercial uses: None.

b. Residential uses: See R-3 zone district.

2. Rear.

a. Commercial Uses.

i. Adjacent commercial: None.

ii. Adjacent residential: 10 feet.

b. Residential uses: See R-3 zone district.

3. Side.

a. Commercial Uses.

i. Adjacent commercial: None.

ii. Adjacent residential: 10 feet.

b. Residential uses: See R-3 zone district.

B. Building.

1. Height: 45 feet.

2. Distance between buildings: As required by California Building Code.

C. Lot Dimensions (Minimum).

1. Width.

a. New parcels: 80 feet.

b. Existing parcels: None.

2. Depth.

a. New parcels: 90 feet.

b. Existing parcels: None.

D. Parking.

1. Commercial Uses.

a. New retail: One parking space for each 300 square feet of floor area.

b. Professional office: One parking space for each 200 square feet of floor area.

c. Existing: None.

2. Residential uses: See R-3 zone district.

3. Each required parking space shall have a minimum dimension of nine feet by 19 feet.

E. Signs. A single sign per each street frontage not exceeding 100 square feet in accordance with EMC 17.34.190. (Ord. 189 § P, 2003; Ord. 186, 2003)

17.22.050 Permitted uses.

The following uses are permitted in the C-2 zone district subject to issuance of a building permit, business license or other required permit(s):

A. Retail business establishments within a building, conducting sale of the following: apparel, books, drugs, computers and software, confectionery, department stores, flowers, food, furniture, general merchandise, crafts, gifts, hardware, household appliances, jewelry, liquor, office supply, periodicals, photo supplies, shoes, sporting equipment, video rentals and similar commercial uses.

B. Retail business establishments within a building, and possibly having some incidental outside sales including: restaurants and snack bars, nurseries, service stations, and automobile sales.

C. Retail businesses that involve the manufacturing of some or all of the products sold on-site including bakeries, small outdoor equipment such as backpacks, clothing, etc.

D. Personal service establishments including: banks, pet grooming and veterinary services (no boarding), barber and beauty shops, professional offices, office services, photography studios, photocopying services, radio and television sales and repair, shoe and other small item and apparel repair.

E. Emergency shelters subject to the special provisions established in EMC 17.34.280. (Ord. 216 § 3 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 186, 2003)

17.22.060 Accessory uses.

The following uses are permitted in the C-2 zone district as an accessory to the primary permitted or conditionally permitted use:

A. Garage or carport.

B. Fences, walls.

C. Temporary outside sales such as sidewalk or patio sales.

D. Usual and customary structures associated with a commercial use. (Ord. 186, 2003)

17.22.070 Conditional uses.

The following uses are permitted in the C-2 zone district upon approval and validation of a conditional use permit, in addition to any other permits or licenses required for the use. Setbacks and development criteria may be amended during the conditional use permit process:

A. Residential uses consistent with the R-3 zone district.

B. Veterinary offices with overnight boarding and hospitalization.

C. Theaters, schools (public or private) and churches.

D. Public and Quasi-Public Facilities.

1. Electrical substations.

2. Fire, police or sheriff substation.

3. Parks, picnic areas and playgrounds not associated with approved development.

4. Water and wastewater treatment facilities.

E. Sales conducted primarily outside of a building.

F. Secondhand sales with outside storage and sales area.

G. Construction supply, lumberyards, building materials supply including bulk nursery supplies.

H. Automotive paint and body repair, large equipment sales and service.

I. Breweries, creameries, wineries.

J. Modified or joint use parking standards.

K. Transient residential uses such as motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, etc.

L. Buildings and structures taller than specified in EMC 17.22.040(B).

M. Large group care home of clients pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code subject to review for overconcentration.

N. Senior care facility.

O. Other uses similar to those listed in this section. (Ord. 216 § 3 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 189 § Q, 2003; Ord. 186, 2003)