Chapter 17.40


17.40.010    Intent.

17.40.020    Permitted uses.

17.40.030    Conditional uses.

17.40.040    Minimum property development standards.

17.40.050    Walls and fences.

17.40.010 Intent.

The intent of the I-2 heavy industrial zone is to provide a zone for a variety of industrial uses which frequently require large storage areas. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.40.020 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses allowed in the I-2 zone are set forth in Table 17.40-1. Any retail sales portion of such uses shall be conducted entirely within an enclosed building. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.40.030 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses allowed in the I-2 zone, subject to the conditional use permit regulations, are set forth in Table 17.40-1.

Table 17.40-1

I-2 Heavy Industrial Zone
– Permitted and Conditional Uses 


Permitted Use

Conditional Use1

Batching and mixing plants, asphalt, cement and concrete


Brewing or distilling of liquor


Building wreckers and house mover storage yards




Manufacture of paper products


Natural gas storage, above surface storage in excess of 500,000 cubic feet


Storage of oil, gasoline or petroleum products in any quantity exceeding 25,000 barrels on any one lot or parcel of land, except oil storage in conjunction with an oil well being drilled or in production


Structural steel fabrication


Electric power generating plants


Heavy salvage, junk and auto wrecking yards




1    These uses shall be permitted subject to a conditional use permit.

(Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.40.040 Minimum property development standards.

The property development standards set forth in Table 17.40-2 and HMC 17.40.050 shall apply to all land and buildings permitted in the I-2 zone, except that any lot shown on an official subdivision map duly approved and recorded prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title may be used as a building site as provided in HMC 17.10.060.

Table 17.40-2

I-2 Heavy Industrial Zone
– Minimum Property Development Standards 

Development Standards

I-2 Heavy Industrial Zone

Minimum lot area

1 acre

Maximum lot coverage

80 percent

Maximum building height

35 feet

Minimum lot width

100 feet

Minimum lot depth

120 feet

Minimum front yard requirement


Minimum side yard requirement


Minimum rear yard requirement


(Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).

17.40.050 Walls and fences.

A. All improved property shall be fenced with chain link, block wall or other type fences as may be approved by the city.

B. In any required rear or interior side yard area, a wall or fence shall not exceed six feet in height as measured from the highest grade.

C. A wall or fence adjacent to a driveway providing vehicular access to an abutting lot shall not exceed 30 inches in height within 15 feet of the intersection of such driveway and the street right-of-way.

D. A solid masonry wall not less than six feet in height shall be erected along the property line (side and rear) that forms a common boundary with any residential or any commercial zone.

E. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a wall or fence required by any law or regulation of the state of California or any agency thereof. (Ord. 472 § 3, 2010; Ord. 441 § 1, 2000).