Chapter 17.26


17.26.010    Regulations generally.

17.26.020    Permitted uses.

17.26.030    Conditional uses.

17.26.040    Area, bulk, yard and height regulations.

17.26.050    Parking and loading.

17.26.060    Use enclosure requirements.

17.26.070    Design standards.

17.26.010 Regulations generally.

The specific regulations set forth in this chapter shall apply in all C-2 districts:

Any recreational or instructional school or business teaching or offering dance, music, singing, gymnastics, boxing, wrestling, martial arts, sports training, and fitness training shall, with the exception of allowing ingress into and egress out of the school or business, keep all of the windows and doors serving the facility closed when conducting noise-generating activities such as classes, training, instructions, recitals, exhibitions or performances. (Ord. 674 § 2 (Exh. G), 2024)

17.26.020 Permitted uses.

The following uses shall be permitted in the C-2 districts:

A.    Any use which is a permitted use in the neighborhood commercial C-1 districts, except that the following uses are excluded from the C-2 zone: laundromats;

B.    Retail stores and services establishments which supply commodities or provide service primarily to meet the needs of residents of the community, such as large department stores, automobile sales agencies, bars and cocktail lounges, sale of antiques and specialty items, costume rental shops, bicycle stores (including rental and repair), hotels and motels (including restaurant and meeting rooms), and other general commercial uses serving the needs of the community as a whole and which, in the opinion of the city planning director, are similar to the above-mentioned uses;

C.    Parking lots, open and other than accessory, for the storage of private passenger automobiles and subject to the provisions of Chapter 17.62;

D.    Incidental and accessory structures and uses on the same site with and necessary to the operation of a permitted use. (Ord. 674 § 2 (Exh. G), 2024)

17.26.030 Conditional uses.

The following uses shall be permitted only when authorized by a conditional use permit issued in accordance with Chapter 17.72:

A.    Any use which is a conditional use in the neighborhood commercial C-1 districts;

B.    Automobile accessory shops and repair garages, provided no such enterprise shall have a driveway entrance across the sidewalk;

C.    General commercial amusement and entertainment enterprises, including theaters, bowling alleys and similar establishments, and entertainment provided in connection with a permitted use;

D.    Clubs, lodges and fraternal organizations, including the serving of food and beverages to members and their guests, and including such other facilities customarily provided for the comfort and convenience of the membership;

E.    Municipal or privately owned recreation building or center, including Y.W.C.A. and Y.M.C.A. buildings;

F.    Residential uses as described in Chapters 17.18, R-3 Medium Density Multiple-Family Residence District, and 17.20, R-4 High Density Multiple-Family Residence District, subject to development regulations described in Section 17.26.040;

G.    Incidental and accessory structures and uses located on the same site with and necessary to the operation of a conditional use. (Ord. 674 § 2 (Exh. G), 2024)

17.26.040 Area, bulk, yard and height regulations.

The following area, bulk, yard and height regulations shall apply in the C-2 district:

Minimum Building Site Required

Minimum Density Permitted

(units per acre)2

Maximum Density Permitted

(units per acre)2

Minimum Yards Required1

Maximum Height Permitted

Maximum Coverage Permitted

Minimum Open Green Area Required

Average Width (ft.)

Minimum Area

(sq. ft.)

Front (ft.)

Side (ft.)

Rear (ft.)
















1    Where the commercial zone abuts a residential zone, no building shall be closer than twenty-five feet to the residential zone.

2    Where residential uses are included in the development.

(Ord. 674 § 2 (Exh. G), 2024)

17.26.050 Parking and loading.

Parking and loading facilities shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 17.62. (Ord. 674 § 2 (Exh. G), 2024)

17.26.060 Use enclosure requirements.

All uses permitted within this chapter, except parking and other permitted outside accessory uses, shall be conducted within an enclosed building. (Ord. 674 § 2 (Exh. G), 2024)

17.26.070 Design standards.

All development containing residential uses shall comply with Chapter 17.96. (Ord. 674 § 2 (Exh. G), 2024)