Chapter 20.26
SPECIAL PURPOSE ZONING DISTRICTS (OS, PC, PF, PI, AND PR)

Sections:

20.26.010    Purposes of Special Purpose Zoning Districts.

20.26.020    Special Purpose Zoning Districts Land Uses and Permit Requirements.

20.26.030    Special Purpose Zoning Districts General Development Standards.

20.26.010 Purposes of Special Purpose Zoning Districts.

The purposes of the individual special purpose zoning districts and the manner in which they are applied are as follows:

A.    OS (Open Space) Zoning District. The OS Zoning District is intended to:

1.    Provide areas to maintain and protect the community’s natural open space resources; and

2.    Maintain and protect landscaped open space areas located within residential and nonresidential developments, where no further development is allowed.

B.    PC (Planned Community) Zoning District. The PC Zoning District is intended to provide for areas appropriate for the development of coordinated, comprehensive projects that result in a superior environment; to allow diversification of land uses as they relate to each other in a physical and environmental arrangement while maintaining the spirit and intent of this Zoning Code; and to include a variety of land uses, consistent with the General Plan, through the adoption of a development plan and related text that provides land use relationships and associated development standards.

C.    PF (Public Facilities) Zoning District. The PF Zoning District is intended to provide for areas appropriate for public facilities, including community centers, cultural institutions, government facilities, libraries, public hospitals, public utilities, and public schools.

D.    PI (Private Institutions) Zoning District. The PI Zoning District is intended to provide for areas appropriate for privately owned facilities that serve the public, including places for assembly/meeting facilities (e.g., religious assembly), congregate care homes, cultural institutions, health care facilities, marinas, museums, private schools, yacht clubs, and comparable facilities.

E.    PR (Parks and Recreation) Zoning District. The PR Zoning District is intended to provide for areas appropriate for land used or proposed for active public or private recreational use. Allowed uses include aquatic facilities, golf courses, marina support facilities, parks (both active and passive), private recreational facilities, tennis clubs and courts, and similar recreational facilities. (Ord. 2010-21 § 1 (Exh. A)(part), 2010)

20.26.020 Special Purpose Zoning Districts Land Uses and Permit Requirements.

A.    Allowed Land Uses. Table 2-14 indicates the uses allowed within each zoning district and the permit required to establish each use, in compliance with Part 5 of this title (Planning Permit Procedures).

B.    Prohibited Land Uses. Any table cell with “—” means that the listed land use is prohibited in that specific zoning district.

C.    Applicable Regulations. The last column in the tables (“Specific Use Regulations”) may include a reference to additional regulations that apply to the use.

TABLE 2-14

ALLOWED USES AND PERMIT REQUIREMENTS 

Special Purpose Zoning Districts

Permit Requirements

P

Permitted by Right

CUP

Conditional Use Permit (Section 20.52.020)

MUP

Minor Use Permit (Section 20.52.020)

LTP

Limited Term Permit (Section 20.52.040)

Not allowed *

Land Use

OS

PF

PI

PR

Specific Use Regulations

See Part 7 of this title for land use definitions.

See Chapter 20.12 for unlisted uses.

Recreation, Education, and Public Assembly Uses

Assembly/Meeting Facilities

MUP

MUP

MUP

 

Commercial Recreation and Entertainment

MUP

CUP

 

Cultural Institutions

MUP

MUP

MUP

 

Parks and Recreational Facilities

Active

MUP

MUP

MUP

 

Passive

MUP

MUP

MUP

MUP

 

Marine and Wildlife Preserves

MUP

 

Schools, Public and Private

MUP

MUP

 

Care Uses

Congregate Care Home

MUP

 

Convalescent Facilities

MUP

 

Day Care, General

MUP

MUP

Section 20.48.070

Emergency Health Facility/Urgent Care

MUP

 

Hospital

MUP

 

Residential Care, Accessory Use Only

MUP

MUP

 

Retail Trade Uses

Alcohol Sales (on-sale), Accessory Only

MUP

CUP

 

Service Uses—General

Eating and Drinking Establishments

Accessory (open to public)

MUP

MUP

Section 20.48.090

Emergency Shelters

P

Section 20.48.100

Governmental Facilities

MUP

MUP

 

Marine Services—Boat Storage and Boat Yard, Accessory Only

MUP

MUP

MUP

 

Transportation, Communications, and Infrastructure

Parking Facilities, Accessory Only

MUP

MUP

MUP

 

Heliports and Helistops (1)

MUP

 

Marinas

MC Title 17

Marina Support Facilities

MUP

MUP

MUP

 

Utilities, Minor

P

P

P

P

 

Utilities, Major

CUP

CUP

CUP

CUP

 

Wireless Telecommunication Facilities

CUP/MUP/LTP

CUP/MUP/LTP

CUP/MUP/LTP

CUP/MUP/LTP

Chapter 20.49

Other Uses

Accessory Structures and Uses

MUP

MUP

MUP

MUP

 

Special Events

Chapter 11.03

Temporary Uses

LTP

LTP

LTP

LTP

Section 20.52.040

*    Uses Not Listed. Land uses that are not listed in the table above, or are not shown in a particular zoning district, are not allowed, except as otherwise provided by Section 20.12.020 (Rules of Interpretation).

(1)    Applicants for City approval of a heliport or helistop shall provide evidence that the proposed heliport or helistop complies fully with State of California permit procedures and with any and all conditions of approval imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Airport Land Use Commission for Orange County (ALUC), and by the Caltrans Division of Aeronautics.

(Ord. 2014-1 § 8, 2014; Ord. 2010-21 § 1 (Exh. A)(part), 2010)

20.26.030 Special Purpose Zoning Districts General Development Standards.

A.    PI Zoning District. New land uses and structures, and alterations to existing land uses and structures, shall be designed, constructed, and/or established in compliance with the requirements in Table 2-15, in addition to the development standards in Part 3 of this title (Site Planning and Development Standards).

B.    Other Zoning Districts. Except for the PI Zoning District, the development standards for all other special purpose zoning districts shall be established during review of the required permit (e.g., conditional use permit or minor use permit).

TABLE 2-15

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONAL ZONING DISTRICT 

Development Feature

PI

Additional Requirements

Lot Area

N/A

Setbacks

Minimum setbacks shall be established by the applicable use permit. See Section 20.30.110 (Setback Regulations and Exceptions) for setback measurement, allowed projections into setbacks, and exceptions.

Floor Area Ratio

As specified on the Zoning Map.

Height

See Section 20.30.060 (Height Limits and Exceptions) for height measurement requirements. See Section 20.30.060(C) (Increase in Height Limit) for possible increase in height limit.

Within Shoreline Height Limit Zone

26 ft. with flat roof; less than 3/12 pitch 31 ft. with sloped roof; 3/12 or greater pitch.

Not within Shoreline Height Limit Zone

32 ft. with flat roof; less than 3/12 pitch 37 ft. with sloped roof; 3/12 or greater pitch.

Fencing

See Section 20.30.040 (Fences, Hedges, Walls, and Retaining Walls).

Landscaping

See Chapter 20.36 (Landscaping Standards).

Lighting

See Section 20.30.070 (Outdoor Lighting).

Outdoor Storage/Display

See Section 20.48.140 (Outdoor Storage, Display, and Activities).

Parking

See Chapter 20.40 (Off-Street Parking).

Signs

See Chapter 20.42 (Sign Standards).

Notes:

(1)    All development and the subdivision of land shall comply with the requirements of Title 19 (Subdivisions).

(Ord. 2010-21 § 1 (Exh. A)(part), 2010)