Chapter 18.60


18.60.010    Purpose.

18.60.020    Permitted uses.

18.60.030    Accessory structures.

18.60.040    Conditional uses – Planning commission as reviewing agency.

18.60.050    Building and site standards.

18.60.060    Other required conditions.

18.60.010 Purpose.

The purpose of the public facilities district is to foster the orderly development of large-scale educational and public service uses in the community and special approved uses on publicly owned land; to ensure the presence of said uses as a vital part of the community balance; and to prevent intrusion of uses which may overburden community facilities and resources. (Ord. 2045 § 73, 9-21-93; Ord. 5-2008 § 9, 4-1-08. 1990 Code § 8-2820.)

18.60.020 Permitted uses.

(a)    Publicly owned facilities; in areas located above the toe of the hill1 line, city and other government facilities and infrastructure, and public utility or service facilities, not exempted from local regulation by state or federal law that are limited to meeting the needs created by uses permitted above the toe of the hill1 line unless the city council reasonably finds more extensive public need that cannot practicably be met below the toe of the hill1 line. The exception for more extensive public need shall not apply to waste treatment and disposal or commercial electrical power generating facilities;

(b)    Public parks and open space;

(c)    Public colleges;

(d)    Public transit agency facilities, except in areas located above the toe of the hill1 line. (Ord. 2045 § 73, 9-21-93; Ord. 21-2005 § 2(Exh. A-2), 7-26-05. 1990 Code § 8-2821.)

18.60.030 Accessory structures.

Any accessory structures within the zoning district shall be clearly incidental to the primary use. (Ord. 2045 § 73, 9-21-93. 1990 Code § 8-2822.)

18.60.040 Conditional uses – Planning commission as reviewing agency.

The following uses may be permitted with a conditional use permit, provided all other requirements of this title are met. The procedure for a conditional use permit shall be as set forth in Chapter 18.230.

(a)    Private or joint public and private uses, except in the civic center adjacent to Central Park.

(b)    Corporation yards.

(c)    Wind farms and solar farms, as defined in Section 18.185.030, on lots designated as public facility or general industrial on the general plan land use diagram, where such lots are greater than 10 acres and located below the toe of the hill, and ground-mounted wind energy systems located above the toe of the hill. (Ord. 2045 § 73, 9-21-93; Ord. 7-2012 § 3, 5-1-12. 1990 Code § 8-2823.)

18.60.050 Building and site standards.

(a)    Lot area: none.

(b)    Maximum coverage of site by impervious surfaces: none.

(c)    Front, rear and side yards: yards must be at least equal to the height of the building, but in no case less than 20 feet.

(d)    Maximum building height: outside the area designated as hill areas1 on the general plan: 45 feet, except that the city council may permit an increase in height for structures where the council finds, pursuant to Chapter 18.230, an increase will not be detrimental to the lighting, air or privacy of any other properties in the vicinity of the structure. In areas designated as hill areas1 on the general plan, the height limit is 30 feet. (Ord. 2045 § 73, 9-21-93; Ord. 21-2005 § 2(Exh. A-2), 7-26-05. 1990 Code § 8-2824.)

18.60.060 Other required conditions.

(a)    Unless otherwise exempted from city review, all structures and site plans shall be subject to design review permit approval as set forth in Chapter 18.235. In addition, structures and site plans for those projects located above the toe of the hill1 line shall be subject to the performance standards of the O-S district (Section 18.55.040) and the development standards of hillside combining district (Sections 18.130.050 through 18.130.070).

(b)    In conjunction with the design review permit approval process, as set forth in Chapter 18.235, the planning manager may require the preparation of a visual assessment to analyze building proportions, massing, height and setback to preserve and enhance the character of the surrounding area.

(c)    Because of the wide range of public facilities permitted within the district, no minimum yard or landscaping requirements are established. However, any public facility shall provide landscaped yards and parking areas similar to and consistent with adjacent uses and consistent with the needs of the intended use of the public facility.

(d)    Internal and external storage of municipal solid waste, recyclables, and yard waste shall conform to the standards set forth in Section 18.190.440. (Ord. 2045 § 73, 9-21-93; Ord. 21-2005 § 2(Exh. A-2), 7-26-05; Ord. 4-2007 § 12, 2-13-07; amended during 2012 reformat; Ord. 9-2014 § 12, 3-4-14. 1990 Code § 8-2825.)

[Notes Applicable to Chapter 18.60]

1    This term is defined in Chapter 18.25.