Chapter 18.52
COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS (C)

Sections:

Article I. General

18.52.005    Specific purposes.

18.52.010    CO, CN, CC, CS, CSD, CW and CP districts – Land use regulations.

18.52.015    Repealed.

Article II. Development Standards

18.52.100    Review of plans.

18.52.115    CO, CN, CC, CS, CSD, CW and CP districts – Property development regulations.

18.52.120    Residential development.

18.52.130    Planting areas – C districts.

18.52.140    Fences and walls – C districts.

18.52.150    Blank walls in the CP district.

18.52.160    Modified development standards for pedestrian-oriented design in the CO, CN, CC and CP districts.

Article III. Performance Standards

18.52.200    CP district.

Article I. General

18.52.005 Specific purposes.

A. The specific purposes of commercial district regulations are to:

1. Provide appropriately located areas consistent with the general plan for a full range of office, retail, pedestrian commercial, and service uses needed and wanted by residents of, and visitors to, the city and region;

2. Strengthen the city’s economic base, and provide employment opportunities close to home for residents of the city and surrounding communities;

3. Create suitable environments for various types of commercial uses, and protect them from the adverse effects of inharmonious uses;

4. Minimize the impact of commercial development on adjacent residential districts;

5. Provide opportunities for institutional residential development on the site of commercial development or on separate sites in certain commercial districts;

6. Ensure the provision of sufficient off-street parking and loading facilities;

7. Provide sites for public and semipublic uses needed to complement commercial development or be compatible with a commercial environment.

B. The additional purposes of specific commercial districts are as follows:

1. Commercial Office (CO). To provide a landscaped environment for institutional, administrative, and professional office development of residential scale, including hospitals, related medical facilities and limited retail and commercial service uses, that are protected from the more intense levels of activity associated with community and neighborhood-serving, retail commercial development;

2. Neighborhood Commercial District (CN). To provide sites for businesses serving the daily needs of nearby residential areas while establishing development standards that complement the surrounding residential environment and that prevent significant adverse effects on adjoining residential uses;

3. Community Commercial District (CC). To provide for commercial centers and individual structures on sites that are located within reasonable distance of high densities of residences or that are served by local and regional transportation and transit systems. These sites typically host a wide variety of local- and regional-serving commercial establishments, including businesses selling home furnishings, apparel, durable goods, and specialty items. Support facilities such as personal services, entertainment, eating-and-drinking establishments and institutional uses are also allowed, subject to certain limitations to avoid adverse effects on adjacent uses;

4. Service Commercial District (CS). To provide opportunities for retail and service businesses on transitional sites between commercial and industrial areas, including businesses not allowed in other commercial districts because they have industrial characteristics, require heavy vehicle or truck traffic, or have certain other adverse impacts;

5. Downtown Service Commercial District (CSD). To provide opportunities for service commercial uses that require vehicle or truck traffic, including contractors, repair establishments and retail sales of durable goods, within the downtown but outside of the pedestrian commercial core. Development standards are created for the district that are unique to the downtown location of the district and that reflect the existing development pattern.

6. Waterfront Commercial District (CW). To provide opportunities for commercial development that enhances the city’s waterfront, that serves as an attraction for residents and visitors, and that incorporates services that are related to the waterfront. Guest-serving and pedestrian-oriented uses, including retail, restaurant, recreational and hotel facilities, are encouraged throughout the district. Offices, research and development, and marine service establishments such as boat repair and storage are also allowed, subject to limitations that ensure that such uses do not detract from the pedestrian space within the district;

7. Pedestrian Commercial District (CP). To provide a vibrant destination area that caters to pedestrian shoppers and visitors in the downtown commercial core. Permitted uses on ground floor along the primary corridor consist primarily of pedestrian-oriented retail, entertainment, restaurants, and galleries. Office uses are permitted above/below the ground floor and beyond the primary corridor of the CP district to increase the downtown population and employment/shopper base without detracting from the ground floor pedestrian retail synergy desired along the primary corridor. The district is intended to create a place for pedestrian-oriented activity by providing inviting, visually interesting, human-scale architecture, pedestrian-friendly storefronts, outdoor dining opportunities, and a limited number of (public) parking facilities. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 06-1273 § 4, 2006; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]

18.52.010 CO, CN, CC, CS, CSD, CW and CP districts – Land use regulations.

In the following schedule, the letter “P” designates use classifications permitted in commercial districts. The letter “L” designates use classifications subject to certain limitations prescribed by the “Additional Use Regulations” that follow. The letter “U” designates use classifications permitted on approval of a use permit (Chapter 18.28 PMC). The letter “T” designates temporary use classifications permitted on approval of a temporary activity permit. The letter “Z” designates accessory use classifications permitted on approval of the zoning administrator. The symbol (–) under any of the zoning district columns indicates that the use is not allowed in that particular district.

CO, CN, CC, CS, CSD, CW AND CP DISTRICTS – LAND USE REGULATIONS 

P = Permitted

U = Use Permit, Planning Commission

T = Temporary Activity Permit

L = Limited (See Additional Use Regulations)

Z = Use Permit, Zoning Administrator

– = Not Permitted

 

CO

CN

CC

CS

CSD

CW

CP

Residential

Congregate care residential

U

L-108

U

Day care home

 

Small

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Large

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Group residential

U

Multifamily residential

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-109

Senior housing

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-109

Supportive housing

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-109

Transitional housing

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-108

L-109

Governmental and Quasipublic

Club and lodge

U

U

U

U

U

U

P, L-110

College, public or private

L-32

L-32

L-32

L-32

L-32

L-32,

L-109

U

Convalescent facility

U

U

Cultural institution

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Day care, general

U

U

U

U

U

U

U

Emergency shelter

L-3

Government office

L-27

L-27

L-27

L-27

L-27

L-27

P, L-167

Hospital

U

U

U

Maintenance and service facility

L-112

L-112

L-112,

L-113

Park and recreation facility

L-2

L-2

L-2

L-2

L-2

L-2

L-2

Public parking facility

L-114

L-114

L-114

L-114

L-114

L-114

L-114

Public safety facility

P

P

P

P

P

P

P, L-115

Public transit terminal

U

U

U

U

U

L-116

U

Religious assembly

L-117

L-117

L-117

L-117

L-117

L-109,

L-117

P, L-110

Residential care, protective

U

U

School, public or private

L-32

L-32

L-32

L-32

L-32

L-32,

L-109

Telecommunication facility

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Utility, minor

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Yacht club

U

Commercial

Adult business

L-4

L-4

Ambulance service

L-112

P

P

Animal sales and service

 

Animal boarding

U

Animal grooming

U

L-118

L-118

P

P

U, L-168

Animal hospital

U

U

U

U

U

U

Animals – Retail sales

P

P

P

P

P

P

Artist’s studio

U

P

P

P

P

L-119

P, L-169

Bakery, commercial

U

U

P

L-119

U, L-173

Bank and savings and loan

U

P

P

P

P

P

P, L-169

ATM

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Campground

U

U

Commercial filming and communications

L-122

L-123

L-123

L-123

L-109

P, L-115

Commercial recreation and entertainment

 

Within building

L-5

L-5

U

U

U

U

U

Outdoor facility

U

U

U

L-124

Limited

L-6

U

U

U

U

U

U

Drive-through retail or service

U

U

U

U

U, L-170

Eating and drinking establishment

 

Food shop

P

P

P

P

P

L-125

Restaurant, full-service

U

P

P

P

P

P

P

Restaurant, self-service

L-7

L-8

L-8

P

P

P

P

Restaurant, take-out

P

P

P

P

P

P

Restaurant with drive-in service

U

U

U

Restaurant with full alcoholic service

U

U

U

U

U

U

L-126,

L-127

Restaurant with outdoor dining

L-128

L-128

L-128

L-128

L-128

L-128

L-128

Alcoholic beverage establishment

U

U

U

U

U

U, L-126

Alcoholic beverage establishment or restaurant with live entertainment

U

U

U

U

U

L-129

Food and beverage sales

 

Grocery

U

U

U

U

U

L-125,

L-126

Liquor store

U

U

U

U

U

Specialty food market

P

P

P

P

P

L-125,

L-126

Catering service

P

P

P

P

P, L-130

Funeral and interment services

L-9

L-9

L-9

L-9

Horticulture, limited

Laboratory, limited

P

P

P

P

P

L-109

Maintenance and repair service

P

P

Marine facilities and services

 

Boat and marine vessel sales and rental

U

U

U

P

Boat and marine vessel storage

U

U

L-113

Marina

P

Massage establishment

L-131

L-131

L-131

L-131

L-131

L-131

L-131

Medical services office

P

P

P

P

P

P

P, L-169

Office, business and administrative

P

P

P

P

P

P

P, L-174

Personal improvement services

L-117

L-117

L-117

L-117

L-117

L-109,

L-117

P,

L-133

Personal services

L-12

P

P

P

P

L-12

P,

L-134

Printing and publishing services

 

Commercial

U

P

P

U, L-171

Electronic

U

P

P

P

Limited

U

P

P

P

P

P

P

Recycling collection facility

 

Reverse vending machine

P

P

P

P

P

P

Recycling facility, small

Z

Z

Z

Z

Z

Recycling facility, large

U

U

U

Research and development services

P

P

P

L-109

Retail and wholesale sales

 

General merchandise, retail and rental

L-13

P

P

P

P

P

L-135

Home improvement sales and service

P

L-136

P

P

Lumber and building material yard

L-112

L-112

Nursery

L-137

L-137

P

L-137

L-137

Mail order or direct selling establishment

P

P

P

P

Pawn shop

U

U

U

Retail warehouse

L-138

U

Secondhand appliance and clothing sales

U

U

U

U

L-139

L-139

School, commercial

L-117

L-117

L-117

L-117

L-117

L-109,

L-117

U

Smoke shop

L-165

L-165

L-165

L-165

L-165

L-165

Smoking lounge

L-165

L-165

L-165

L-165

L-165

L-165

Vehicle/equipment sales and service

 

Automobile and recreational vehicle repair, major

U

U

Automobile rental

L-14

L-14

L-14

P

P

L-14

Automobile repair, limited

U

P

P

Automobile sales

U

U

U

U

Automobile washing

U

U

Recreational vehicle and mobile home sales

L-140

U

Service station

U

U

U

U

Vehicle storage

U

Visitor accommodations

 

Bed and breakfast inn

U

P

P

P

U

Hotel

U

U

U

U

P

U

Motel

U

U

U

U

Warehousing and storage, limited

U

U

Industrial

Food and drug processing

U, L-172

Industrial services

 

Boatyard

L-113

Contractor

L-141

P

P

L-113

Equipment sales and rental

U

Manufacturing

 

Custom

P

P

L-142

U, L-173

Transportation/distribution

 

Commercial/personal transport service

L-112

L-112

L-112,

L-113

Railroad terminal and switchyard

U

Truck terminal

L-112,

L-113

Wharf

U

Wholesaling and storage

Interior operation

U

U

P

With exterior storage

L-112

L-112

L-112,

L-113

Accessory Uses

Accessory uses

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Accessory structures

 

Caretaker’s quarters

U

U

U

U

U

U

U

Nonresidential accessory structure

P

P

P

P

P

P

T,

L-144

Temporary Uses

Animal show

T

T

T

T

T

T

Christmas tree sales

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

Commercial entertainment

T

T

T

T

T

T

Commercial filming, limited

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

Farmers’ market

T

T

T

T

T

T

Holiday boutique

P

P

P

P

P

T

Personal property sales

P

P

P

P

P

T

T

Real property sales

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Religious assembly

T

T

T

T

T

T

Retail sales, outdoor

T

T

T

T

T

T

Rummage sales

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

Storage, outdoor

T

T

T

T

Trade fair

T

T

T

T

T

T

T

 

CO, CN, CC, CS, CSD, CW AND CP DISTRICTS – ADDITIONAL

USE REGULATIONS 

L-2

Publicly owned facilities permitted. Privately owned noncommercial facilities, including swim clubs or tennis clubs, shall be subject to a use permit.

L-3

Permitted subject to the provisions of Chapter 18.84 PMC, Article XVIII, except within overlay districts unless otherwise specified.

L-4

Subject to a use permit, the exterior walls of an adult business must be a minimum of 650 feet from the boundaries of a site occupied by a public or private school, general day care or park and recreation facility use classification, and a minimum of 1,000 feet from the exterior walls of another adult business.

L-5

Limited to tennis/racquetball courts of health/fitness clubs/gyms.

L-6

Limited to live performing arts theaters, subject to a use permit.

L-7

Limited to establishments occupying no more than 1,500 square feet of gross floor area and located within a multi-tenant building, subject to a use permit.

L-8

Use permit required except that establishments occupying tenant space within a multi-tenant building are permitted.

L-9

Limited to mortuaries, subject to a use permit.

L-12

Self-service laundries not permitted.

L-13

Limited to prescription pharmacies, subject to a use permit.

L-14

Use permit required for on-site parking of more than five vehicles for rent, and no on-site maintenance facilities are permitted.

L-27

Use permit required for establishments occupying more than 10,000 square feet of gross floor area or more than 50 percent of the floor area in a shopping center, whichever is less. Use permit required for on-site maintenance or outdoor storage of vehicles.

L-32

Use permit for private institutions; public schools permitted.

L-108

Permitted above or adjacent to ground floor office, restaurant or retail use on the same site, subject to design review. Projects with multifamily residential units above or adjacent to office, restaurant or retail uses on the same site are permitted an increase of up to 0.25 FAR over that allowed in the applicable base district; provided, that the residential floor area comprises no less than 25 percent and no more than 75 percent of the total square footage of building developed on site.

L-109

Permitted above ground floor level only.

L-110

Not permitted within ground floor tenant spaces adjacent to Railroad Avenue. Conditional use permit required for establishments within a facility capable of accommodating occupancy of 50 or more seated persons, as determined by Uniform Building Code standards.

L-112

Permitted; provided, that: (1) vehicles with gross vehicle weight in excess of 15,000 pounds, equipment, supplies or merchandise are stored indoors, or, if stored outdoors, are not visible from public right(s)-of-way by means of screening by a building or an eight-foot-tall masonry wall constructed prior to the establishment of the use, and (2) the city engineer has determined that deliveries to and from the site can be made safely and without disruption of circulation patterns or modification to the existing streets that provide access to the site. Use permit required for any use that does not meet all of these provisions.

L-113

Permitted only on sites located east of Harbor Street. Prohibited elsewhere.

L-114

Permitted when owned and operated by a public agency. All other public parking facilities require a conditional use permit.

L-115

Not permitted within above-ground floor tenant spaces adjacent to Railroad Avenue.

L-116

Limited to ferry terminals, subject to a use permit.

L-117

Use permit required for establishments within a facility capable of accommodating an occupancy of 50 or more seated persons, as determined by Uniform Building Code standards. Otherwise permitted.

L-118

Use permit required for an establishment located in a multi-tenant building.

L-119

Permitted on the ground floor only if the entire storefront, to a minimum depth of 20 feet, is used for retail sales. For a bakery, the first 20 or more feet shall be used primarily for retail sales (i.e., as a counter area, display area, a seating area or general retail sales and display area). For an artist’s or similar production studio, the first 20 or more feet shall be used primarily for retail sales and display of merchandise. Permitted, without limitation, above the ground floor.

L-122

Digital imaging, media transfer, editing and similar post-production services permitted. Establishments offering other services require a use permit.

L-123

Indoor filming studios permitted. Use permit required for activities conducted outside of a building, including outdoor filming and outdoor storage.

L-124

Use permit or temporary activity permit required. The city planner shall determine which permit is appropriate depending on the specifics of the use.

L-125

Conditional use permit required for establishments occupying more than 2,500 square feet, or for establishments that sell any alcoholic beverages.

L-126

The provision of alcoholic beverages requires a conditional use permit for any restaurant if it will create “undue concentration” as defined in the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Act under Section 23958.4.

L-127

Permitted for full-service restaurants with an active Alcoholic Beverage Control License. The restaurant must be operated and maintained as a bona fide eating place, which requires the actual and substantial sales of meals during the normal hours that they are open, at least five days a week. Actual and substantial food and meal sales must occur on site until at least two hours before closing. Conditional use permit required for self-service restaurants with full alcoholic service.

L-128

An outdoor dining permit is required for all outdoor dining activities.

L-129

Permitted for live or recorded music in full-service and self-service restaurants between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.; provided, that the noise generated is not audible beyond the property line or lease space for the use. When the provisions above are not met, a conditional use permit or temporary activity permit is required.

L-130

Must be ancillary to a restaurant use on site, and no more than two “automobiles,” as defined within this code, may be used to provide the catering service. Otherwise, conditional use permit required.

L-131

Use permit required. Applicant must also apply for and obtain a business permit pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 5.64 PMC.

L-133

Conditional use permit required for ground floor tenant spaces adjacent to Railroad Avenue. Driving school classrooms and drivers’ training are limited to no more than two training vehicles used by the business, and those vehicles must be stored off-street.

L-134

Conditional use permit required for ground floor tenant spaces adjacent to Railroad Avenue. Self-service laundry not permitted within ground floor tenant spaces adjacent to Railroad Avenue, and only permitted with a conditional use permit in other areas when ancillary to an eating or drinking establishment or indoor commercial entertainment.

L-135

Major appliances, hospital and medical supplies and equipment, and automotive parts are not permitted. Furniture sales require a conditional use permit.

L-136

Permitted on sites designated regional commercial in the general plan. Elsewhere, use permit required for establishments occupying more than 75,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor retail space; establishments occupying less than 75,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor retail space are permitted.

L-137

Limited to establishments operating inside of a building.

L-138

Permitted only on sites with a general plan land use designation of regional commercial.

L-139

Limited to clothing consignment stores.

L-140

Limited to sales of recreational vehicles on properties with a general plan land use designation of regional commercial, and subject to a use permit.

L-141

Limited to janitorial and building maintenance services.

L-142

Permitted on sites located east of Harbor Street. Ceramic studio, candle-making and custom jewelry manufacturers are permitted on sites located west of Harbor Street; provided, that the use is located above the ground floor or, if located on the ground floor, that the entire storefront, to a minimum depth of 20 feet, is used for retail sales and display of merchandise.

L-144

Parking structures permitted with design review approval.

L-165

Use permit required. Must be located at least 1,000 feet away from the property line of a school and front door of an existing smoke shop or smoking lounge. Appropriate air filtration systems shall be required for lounges if there are potential impacts to adjacent land uses.

L-166

Conditional use permit required.

L-167

Conditional use permit required for establishments occupying more than 10,000 square feet of gross floor area and/or for on-site maintenance or outdoor storage of vehicles.

L-168

Permitted. Limited to tenant spaces less than 1,000 square feet.

L-169

Conditional use permit required for ground floor tenant spaces adjacent to Railroad Avenue.

L-170

Limited to parcels maintaining a private surface parking lot. Drive-through entry or exit onto or off of Railroad Avenue is prohibited. Fast food uses prohibited.

L-171

Prohibited within ground floor tenant spaces adjacent to Railroad Avenue.

L-172

Limited to breweries, bottlers, wineries, and candy and/or dairy product manufacturing. On-site tasting and/or retailing of products required.

L-173

On-site retailing of products produced by the business required.

L-174

Conditional use permit required for ground floor tenant spaces adjacent to Railroad Avenue. Bail bonds prohibited.

[Ord. 18-1451 § 3 (Exh. C), 2018; Ord. 17-1439 § 4 (Exh. A), 2018; Ord. 17-1435 §§ 4(A)(1) – (3), 2017; Ord. 16-1419 § 4, 2016; Ord. 15-1390 § 3 (Exh. C), 2015; Ord. 12-1356 § 3, 2012; Ord. 09-1322 § 3, 2009; Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 06-1273 § 4, 2006; Ord. 05-1257 § 4 (Exh. C), 2005; Ord. 1116 § 3 (Exh. A), 1996; Ord. 1060 § 6 (Exh. A), 1993; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]

18.52.015 CP-1 and CP-2 areas within the CP district.

Repealed by Ord. 17-1439. [Ord. 15-1390 § 3 (Exh. C), 2015; Ord. 13-1370 § 3 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 06-1273 § 4, 2006.]

Article II. Development Standards

18.52.100 Review of plans.

All projects require design review (Chapter 18.36 PMC). [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 06-1273 § 4, 2006; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990. Formerly 18.52.020.]

18.52.115 CO, CN, CC, CS, CSD, CW and CP districts – Property development regulations.

The schedule set out in Table 18.52.115 prescribes development regulations for the CO, CN, CC, CS, CSD, CW and CP districts. Following the development classifications, the first seven columns prescribe basic requirements for permitted or conditional uses in each district. The symbol “–” under any of the zoning district columns indicates no regulation for that particular classification.

 

Table 18.52.115

CO, CN, CC, CS, CSD, CW AND CP DISTRICTS – PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 

Development Classifications

CO

CN

CC

CS

CSD

CW

CP*

Minimum lot area (sq. ft.)

10,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

Minimum lot width (ft.)

50

50

50

70

50

50

Minimum yards (ft.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front

20

15

15

10

Side

5

5

Side (adjacent to an R or residential PD district)

10

10

10

10

10

20

10

Corner side

15

15

10

10

Rear

10

5

Rear (adjacent to an R or residential PD district)

10

10

10

10

10

20

 

Maximum front yard (ft.)

5

0*

Maximum height of structure(s) (ft.)

35

35

60

50

48

55

60

Minimum height of structure(s) (ft.)

2 stories**

Maximum lot coverage

50%

40%

50%

60%

60%

60%

100%

Maximum FAR

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.5

0.6

1.0

2.0***

Minimum site landscaping

20%

15%

10%

7%

10%

*

*    See Old Town Pittsburg Design Guidelines and PMC 18.52.160 for additional specifications.

**    Applies to new structures only.

***    2.0 max, 1.0 max for nonresidential uses.

[Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 06-1273 § 4, 2006; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990. Formerly 18.52.015.]

18.52.120 Residential development.

Residential development in a C district must comply with the RH development regulations for site area per unit, private storage area per unit and open space per unit, pursuant to PMC 18.50.105. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 06-1273 § 4, 2006; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990. Formerly 18.52.100.]

18.52.130 Planting areas – C districts.

A. CO District. Each site in the CO district must comply with the planting area requirements of PMC 18.50.115(B).

B. Planting Areas in Required Yards Abutting Streets. Required front and corner side yards must be landscaped except for access driveways and access walkways. Outdoor patios accessory to a restaurant use and available to patrons for consumption of food items may be located in the required front or corner side yard; provided, that the patio is not covered by a fixed and permanent roof or overhang, is comprised of pervious material such as pavers, and is at least five feet away from the street line.

C. Planting Areas Adjacent to Interior Lot Lines. Perimeter planting strips adjacent to interior side and rear lot lines shall be provided in accordance with PMC 18.84.320.

D. Credit for Preservation of Natural Features. In calculating the minimum percent of the site area to be landscaped, creeks, riverfront, wetlands, adjacent riparian vegetation and slopes to be retained in their natural state qualify as planting areas. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 06-1273 § 4, 2006; Ord. 05-1257 § 4, 2005; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990. Formerly 18.52.105.]

18.52.140 Fences and walls — C districts.

A solid concrete masonry wall at least eight feet in height shall be constructed on each interior side and rear lot line between a commercial use and a residential use other than mixed use residential, except that any wall within 10 feet of a street line may not exceed three feet in height. Any wall constructed pursuant to this section shall have comparable reveals, relief, texture or other treatment on both sides of the wall and shall feature a wall cap. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007.]

18.52.150 Blank walls in the CP district.

Building facades adjacent to public right-of-way and/or parking facilities shall not have an expanse of blank wall greater than 20 feet long. A blank wall consists of a wall that is not broken up by windows, architectural details, or storefront entrances. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 06-1273 § 4, 2006. Formerly 18.52.110.]

18.52.160 Modified development standards for pedestrian-oriented design in the CO, CN, CC and CP districts.

A. CP District. The planning commission may allow building setbacks up to 20 feet to accommodate street-related activities, such as sidewalk cafes, small plazas or courtyards, arcades, recessed entrances, architectural features, landscaping, or other elements that contribute to the pedestrian-oriented character of the area.

B. CO, CN and CC Districts. A building may encroach five feet into the required front or corner side yard, the minimum site landscaping requirement may be reduced by five percent, and the maximum lot coverage may be increased by five percent, if both of the following conditions are met:

1. The length of the building wall or the combined length of all building walls adjoining the required front or corner side yard is a minimum of 50 percent of the length of the adjacent street line; and

2. A minimum of 50 percent of the ground floor building facade adjoining the required front or corner side yard is occupied by transparent glass storefront doors or display windows with a sill height of no more than 30 inches and a head height of no fewer than 72 inches above grade of the adjacent sidewalk. For purposes of this section, shadowboxes inset in the building wall shall qualify as display window space; provided, that the shadowbox has a minimum depth of 12 inches and is used exclusively for the display of samples of merchandise for retail sale on the same site as the building.

C. Additional Encroachment Allowed in CN and CC Districts. In addition to the reduction in minimum yards and total site landscaping allowed pursuant to subsection (A) of this section, the following allowances are permitted for each 10 percent increase above 50 percent in the ratio of display window or door glazing area to the area of the respective ground floor building facade:

1. For properties located in the CN district, the building may encroach an additional one foot into the respective front or corner side yard and total lot coverage may be increased an additional one percent.

2. For properties located in the CC district, the building may encroach an additional one foot into the respective front or corner side yard and maximum nonresidential FAR may be increased by 0.05.

D. Increased FAR for Mixed Use, Pedestrian-Oriented Development in Railroad Avenue Corridor. For mixed commercial and multifamily residential projects on sites that are located in the CC district and the Railroad Avenue subarea of the general plan, the increase in nonresidential FAR allowed by subsection (C)(2) of this section may be further increased by 0.25, in addition to the 0.25 increase in total FAR allowed for such mixed use projects pursuant to PMC 18.52.010.

E. Maintenance of Sight Distance. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section allowing reductions in minimum front and corner side yards, no building shall be constructed in such a manner as to interfere with adequate vehicle sight distances as determined by the city engineer. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007.]

Article III. Performance Standards

18.52.200 CP district.

A. Loading/unloading and on-street deliveries on the primary street in the CP district shall only take place between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Deliveries are permitted from private off-street parking lots and designated loading/unloading facilities from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

B. Where a conflict occurs between this title (Zoning) and PMC Title 15 (Buildings and Construction), PMC Title 15 shall govern. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. D), 2007; Ord. 06-1273 § 4, 2006. Formerly 18.52.115.]