Chapter 17.14


17.14.010    Intent.

17.14.020    Designation of specific classifications.

17.14.030    Required conditions.

17.14.040    Planning commission recommendation.

17.14.050    City council action.

17.14.010 Intent.

In adopting this title, the city council recognizes that:

A. Not all uses of land can be listed, nor can all future uses be anticipated;

B. A “use” may have been omitted from the list of those indicated as permissible in each of the various zones designated in this title; and

C. Ambiguity may arise concerning the appropriate classification of a particular use within the meaning and intent of this title.

For this reason, the phrase “other similar uses recommended by the planning commission and adopted by the city council” appears under permitted uses within each zone. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.14.020 Designation of specific classifications.

When an unlisted use is proposed for a particular zone or when classification of an unlisted use is requested, the planning commission shall ascertain all pertinent facts concerning the use and by resolution of record set forth its recommendation and the reasons for designating a specific classification for such use. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.14.030 Required conditions.

In permitting or classifying an unlisted use, the planning commission shall first make a finding that all of the following conditions exist:

A. The use furthers the objectives of the zone;

B. Field investigations have disclosed that the subject use and its operations are compatible with the uses permitted in the zone where the use is proposed to be located;

C. The subject use is similar to one or more uses permitted in the zone where the use is proposed to be located; and

D. The subject use will not cause substantial reduction in the value of the property in the zone within which it is proposed to be located, or in any abutting zone. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.14.040 Planning commission recommendation.

Upon completion of the investigation, the planning commission shall recommend to the city council the zone in which the use may be permitted, and any conditions that should apply to the use that are not adequately established in the zone. The recommendation shall be filed with the city council, together with a report of findings, hearings and other supporting data within 30 days after planning commission action. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.14.050 City council action.

Upon receipt of the planning commission recommendation, the city council shall proceed in accordance with the procedures outlined in HMC 17.64.100 through 17.64.150. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).