Chapter 18.15
USE CLASSIFICATIONS

Sections:

18.15.010    Purpose and applicability.

18.15.020    Residential use classifications.

18.15.030    Public and semipublic use classifications.

18.15.040    Commercial use classifications.

18.15.050    Industrial use classifications.

18.15.060    Accessory use classifications.

18.15.070    Temporary use classifications.

18.15.010 Purpose and applicability.

Use classifications describe land uses and activities having similar characteristics. The following use classifications are included: residential, public and semipublic, commercial, industrial, accessory and temporary. If a specific land use or activity is not listed, but is substantially similar in character to the other uses within a classification, the zoning administrator may determine that the use or activity is within a classification. (Ord. 710 § 35-3.1, 1996; 1991 code § 35-3.1)

18.15.020 Residential use classifications.

Accessory dwelling unit. An attached or a detached residential dwelling unit which provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons. It shall include permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation on the same parcel as the single-family dwelling is situated. An accessory dwelling unit also includes: (1) an efficiency unit, as defined in Health and Safety Code section 17958.1, and (2) a manufactured home, as defined in Health and Safety Code section 18007. (Reference: PHMC § 18.20.100.)

Bed and breakfast. An establishment offering lodging (with or without incidental meal and/or beverage service) in a single-family residential building and in conjunction with a single-family residential use, for short-term stays of less than 30 consecutive days.

Boarding and lodging. The renting of a room or rooms within an existing single-family dwelling where: (1) a bedroom or bedrooms are rented, with a separate rental agreement for each room, not for the entire dwelling; (2) for a minimum of 30 consecutive days; (3) with the common use of kitchen facilities; and (4) those occupying the bedroom or bedrooms do not function as a family as defined in PHMC § 18.140.010.

Care facility, large, licensed. Any one of the following residential or nonresidential care facilities, which serves seven or more residents (or clients):

• A health facility, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 1250, including general acute care hospital; acute psychiatric hospital; skilled nursing facility; intermediate care facility; intermediate care facility/ developmentally disabled – rehabilitative; special hospital; intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled; intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled – nursing; congregate living health facility; correctional treatment center (including in-patient health services and not including facilities providing offender rehabilitation services); nursing facility; and intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled – continuous nursing.

• A community care facility, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 1502, including: residential facility; adult day program; therapeutic day services facility; foster family agency; foster family home; small family home; social rehabilitation facility; community treatment facility; full-service adoption agency; noncustodial adoption agency.

• A residential care facility, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 1568.01 as a residential care facility for persons with chronic, life-threatening illnesses who are 18 years of age or older, or are emancipated minors, and for family units.

• A residential care facility for the elderly, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 1569.2(k) as a housing arrangement chosen voluntarily by persons 60 years of age or over (or their authorized representative) where varying levels and intensities of care and supervision, protective supervision, or personal care are provided based on their varying needs.

• A pediatric day health and respite care facility, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 1760.2, as a facility which provides an organized program of therapeutic social and day health activities and services and limited 24-hour inpatient respite care to medically fragile children 21 years of age or younger, including terminally ill and technology dependent children.

• An alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 11834.02, licensed by the state.

Care facility, large, unlicensed. A residential facility, not licensed by the state, in which seven or more individuals with a disability reside who are not living together as a family (as defined) and in which every person residing in the facility is an individual with a disability (except the licensee, members of the licensee’s family, or persons employed as facility staff).

Care facility, small, licensed. A small care facility of a type listed under Care facility, large, licensed which is: (1) a residential facility which serves (2) six or fewer residents (not including the licensee or members of the licensee’s family or staff), (3) licensed by the state. Any combination of two or more care facilities that are under the control and management of the same owner, operator, management company, licensee, or any affiliate of them, and are integrated components of one operation, are considered one facility.

Care facility, small, unlicensed. A residential facility of six or fewer total residents managed under a single operator and designed for short-term stays by each resident as a transition from drug or alcohol rehabilitation or while on parole. Any combination of two or more care facilities that are under the control and management of the same owner, operator, management company, licensee, or any affiliate of them, and are integrated components of one operation, are considered one facility.

Cottage food operations. An enterprise that has not more than $50,000 in gross annual sales; operated by a “cottage food operator” (who operates in his or her private home and owns the operation); and having not more than one full-time equivalent employee, not including a family or household member; that involves preparation of “cottage food products” which are nonhazardous foods such as baked goods without cream or meat fillings; candy; chocolate-covered nonperishable foods; dried fruit; dried pasta; dry baking mixes; fruit pies; granola, cereals and trail mixes; herb blends and dried mole paste; honey; jams, jellies, preserves; nut mixes and nut butters; popcorn; vinegar and mustard; roasted coffee and dried tea; waffle cones and pizelles; other items added by the State Public Health Officer on an approved food products list (Health and Saf. Code § 113758).

Family day care home. A home used for day care for children, as defined in Health and Safety Code section 1596.78, including:

• Day care, small family (eight or fewer children, including children under 10 years who reside at the home); and

• Day care, large family (nine – 14 children, including children under 10 years who reside at the home), as defined at Health and Safety Code section 1596.78(b), subject to large family day care standards at PHMC § 18.20.080.

Group residential. Shared living quarters, in multifamily zone districts, with or without separate kitchen or bathroom facilities for each room or unit. This classification includes boardinghouses, dormitories, and private residential clubs, but excludes care facilities.

Home occupation. A home occupation is an ongoing activity in a dwelling which provides goods or services where such activity is incidental to the primary use of the dwelling for residential purposes. (Reference: PHMC § 18.20.070.)

Junior accessory dwelling unit. A unit that is no more than 500 square feet in size and contained entirely within an existing single-family structure. A junior accessory dwelling unit may include separate sanitation facilities, or may share sanitation facilities with the existing structure.

Multifamily residential. Two or more dwelling units on a site.

Senior housing. Housing that is available only to households in which the head of the household is 55 years of age or older, and which is not a care facility (small or large) as defined elsewhere in this section.

Single-room occupancy. A single-room occupancy facility is a residential building that includes multiple single-room occupancy units. “Single-room occupancy unit” means housing consisting of single-room dwelling units that are the primary residence of their occupant or occupants. If the single-room occupancy housing consists of new construction, conversion of nonresidential space, or reconstruction, the unit must contain either food preparation or sanitary facilities, and may contain both. If the single-room occupancy housing consists of acquisition or rehabilitation of an existing residential structure or hotel, neither food preparation nor sanitary facilities are required to be in the unit, but if the units do not contain sanitary facilities, the building must contain sanitary facilities that are shared by tenants (see 24 CFR 92.2).

Single-family residential. One dwelling unit located on a single lot.

Supportive housing. Housing with no limit on length of stay, that is occupied by the target population, and that is linked to an on-site or off-site service that assists the supportive housing resident in retaining the housing, improving his or her health status, and maximizing his or her ability to live and, when possible, work in the community. “Target population” means persons with low incomes who have one or more disabilities, including mental illness, HIV or AIDS, substance abuse, or other chronic health condition, or individuals eligible for services provided pursuant to the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act (Division 4.5 (commencing with Section 4500) of the Welfare and Institutions Code) and may include, among other populations, adults, emancipated minors, families with children, elderly persons, young adults aging out of the foster care system, individuals exiting from institutional settings, veterans, and homeless people. Supportive housing is a residential use subject only to the same requirements as apply to other residential dwellings of the same type in the same zone.

Transitional housing. Buildings configured as rental housing developments, but operated under program requirements that require the termination of assistance and recirculating of the assisted unit to another eligible program recipient at a predetermined future point in time that shall be no less than six months from the beginning of the assistance. Transitional housing is a residential use subject only to the same requirements as apply to other residential dwellings of the same type in the same zone.

(Ord. 915 §§ 1, 2, 2017; Ord. 890 § 4, 2015; Ord. 874 § 1, 2013; Ord. 867 § 2, 2012; Ord. 856 § 2 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 727 §§ 3, 10, 1998; Ord. 710 § 35-3.2, 1996; 1991 code § 35-3.2)

18.15.030 Public and semipublic use classifications.

Antenna, amateur radio. Private, noncommercial citizen band, ham and short-wave radio facilities.

Care facility, large, licensed. Any one of the following residential or nonresidential care facilities, which serves seven or more residents (or clients):

• A health facility, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 1250, including general acute care hospital; acute psychiatric hospital; skilled nursing facility; intermediate care facility; intermediate care facility/ developmentally disabled – rehabilitative; special hospital; intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled; intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled – nursing; congregate living health facility; correctional treatment center (including in-patient health services and not including facilities providing offender rehabilitation services); nursing facility; and intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled – continuous nursing.

• A community care facility, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 1502, including: residential facility; adult day program; therapeutic day services facility; foster family agency; foster family home; small family home; social rehabilitation facility; community treatment facility; full-service adoption agency; noncustodial adoption agency.

• A residential care facility, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 1568.01 as a residential care facility for persons with chronic, life-threatening illnesses who are 18 years of age or older, or are emancipated minors, and for family units.

• A residential care facility for the elderly, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 1569.2(k) as a housing arrangement chosen voluntarily by persons 60 years of age or over (or their authorized representative) where varying levels and intensities of care and supervision, protective supervision, or personal care are provided based on their varying needs.

• A pediatric day health and respite care facility, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 1760.2 as a facility which provides an organized program of therapeutic social and day health activities and services and limited 24-hour inpatient respite care to medically fragile children 21 years of age or younger, including terminally ill and technology dependent children.

• An alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility, as defined at Health and Safety Code section 11834.02, licensed by the state.

Care facility, large, unlicensed. A residential facility, not licensed by the state, in which seven or more individuals with a disability reside who are not living together as a family (as defined) and in which every person residing in the facility is an individual with a disability (except the licensee, members of the licensee’s family, or persons employed as facility staff).

Cemetery. Land used for the burial of the dead and dedicated for cemetery purposes, including columbariums, crematories, mausoleums, and mortuaries when operated in conjunction with and within the boundaries of the cemetery.

Clubs and lodges. Meeting, recreational, or social facilities of a private or nonprofit organization primarily for use by members or guests. This classification includes union halls, social clubs and youth centers.

Community center. A publicly owned facility used for meeting, recreational or social events.

Cultural institution. Public or nonprofit institutions displaying or preserving objects of interest in one or more of the arts or sciences. This classification includes libraries, museums, and art galleries.

Day care, general. Provision of nonmedical care for more than 14 persons on a less than 24-hour basis. This classification includes nursery schools, preschools, and day care centers for children.

Emergency homeless shelter. Housing with minimal supportive services for homeless persons that is limited to occupancy of six months or less by a homeless person. No individual or household may be denied emergency shelter because of an inability to pay (Health and Saf. Code § 50801(e)).

Government office. Administrative, clerical, or public contact office of a government agency, including a postal facility, together with incidental storage and maintenance of vehicles.

Maintenance and service facility. Facility providing maintenance and repair services for vehicles and equipment and areas for storage of equipment and supplies. This classification includes corporation yards, equipment service centers, and similar facilities.

Park and recreation facility. Noncommercial park, playground, recreation facility, open space, commercial tennis/swimming club, golf course, driving range or swim club.

Public safety facility. A facility that provides public safety and emergency services, including, but not limited to, police and fire protection, whether provided by a public entity or by a private entity under contract to a public entity.

Public safety facility, offender rehabilitation services. Establishments primarily engaged in providing post-conviction and/or post-incarceration follow-up services to individuals and/or groups, including, but not limited to: social services, counseling, monitoring, compliance verification, testing, referrals, and/or other similar follow-up services.

Religious assembly. A facility for religious worship and incidental religious education, but not including a private school.

School, public or private. Facility for primary or secondary education, including elementary, junior high and high school and private institution having a curriculum comparable to that required in the public schools of the State of California.

Senior housing. Housing that is available only to households in which the head of the household is 55 years of age or older, and which is not a care facility (small or large) as defined elsewhere in this section.

Utilities, major. Generating plant; electrical substation; above-ground electrical transmission line; switching building; refuse collection and transfer station; processing, recycling or disposal facility; water reservoir; flood control or drainage facility; water or wastewater treatment plant; transportation or communications facility (other than a communication facility as defined in this section); and similar facility of a public agency or public utility.

Utilities, minor. Utility facilities that are necessary to support established uses and involve only minor structures such as electrical distribution lines and underground water and sewer lines, and small recycling collection facilities.

Wireless telecommunications facility. A facility that may include but is not limited to a support structure and attached antennas that sends and/or receives radio frequency signals. This includes antennas and all types of equipment for the transmission or receipt of such signals; telecommunications towers or similar structures built to support such equipment, wall-mounted facilities, microwave transmitting and receiving equipment, equipment cabinets and all other related accessory equipment.

(Ord. 910 § 1, 2017; Ord. 890 § 5, 2015; Ord. 874 § 2, 2013; Ord. 867 § 3, 2012; Ord. 856 § 2 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 837 § 2, 2009; Ord. 768 § 4, 2003; Ord. 727 §§ 4, 11, 1998; Ord. 710 § 35-3.4, 1996; 1991 code § 35-3.4)

18.15.040 Commercial use classifications.

Adult business. An establishment or concern which, as a regular and substantial course of conduct, offers, sells or distributes adult-oriented merchandise, or which offers to its patrons materials, products, merchandise, services, entertainment or performances that depict, describe, or relate to specified sexual activities: human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal; acts of human masturbation, sexual intercourse, oral copulation, or sodomy; fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttocks, or female breasts. (Reference: PHMC Chapter 18.70.)

Ambulance service. Provision of emergency medical care or transportation, including incidental storage and maintenance of vehicles.

Animal sales and services.

1. Animal boarding. Provision of shelter and care for small animals on a commercial basis and large animals on a commercial or noncommercial basis. This classification includes activities such as feeding, exercising, grooming, and incidental medical care.

2. Animal clinic. Facility which provides grooming, training or other services to animals, including veterinary services on an outpatient basis with no overnight boarding.

3. Animal day care. An establishment that provides care for two or more small animals on a commercial basis, primarily within an enclosed building, with no overnight boarding.

4. Animal grooming. Provision of bathing and trimming services for small animals on a commercial basis. This classification includes boarding of domestic animals for a maximum period of 48 hours.

5. Animal hospital. An establishment where small animals receive medical and surgical treatment, including grooming and boarding of animals for no more than 30 days if incidental to the hospital use and limited to animals receiving medical care.

6. Animals: retail sales. Retail sales and boarding of small animals, provided such activities take place entirely within an enclosed building. This classification includes grooming if incidental to the retail use.

7. Riding academy. An establishment offering facilities for instruction in horseback riding, including rings, stables, and exercise areas.

Artists’ studios. Work space for artists and artisans, including individuals practicing one of the fine arts or performing arts, or skilled in an applied art or craft.

Automobile maintenance, limited. An establishment engaged in the replacement and refurbishment of motor vehicle fluids (excluding fuel), chassis lubrication, minor tune-ups, smog inspection and other similar maintenance of automobiles and light vehicles, excluding washing of the vehicle, waxing, and other cleaning or surface treatment of the vehicle.

Automobile service station. An establishment engaged in the retail sale of gas or diesel fuel, lubricants, parts, and accessories. This classification includes incidental sales of retail products. This also includes maintenance and repair of automobiles when performed in conjunction with the sale of gas or diesel fuel and vehicle washing, but excludes body and fender work or repair of heavy trucks or vehicles.

Automobile, vehicle/equipment broker. An office use providing assistance to third parties seeking to buy or sell vehicles or equipment. This classification does not include on-site storage, display or maintenance of vehicles.

Automobile, vehicle and equipment repair. Repair of automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes or recreational vehicles, or boats, including the sale, installation, and servicing of related equipment and parts. This classification includes auto repair shop, body and fender shop, wheel and brake shop, and tire sales and installation, but excludes vehicle dismantling or salvage and tire retreading or recapping.

Automobile, vehicle/equipment sales and rentals. Sale or rental of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, tractors, construction or agricultural equipment, mobile homes, boats and similar equipment, including storage, incidental repair and maintenance, and other activities accessory to the primary automobile vehicle/equipment sales and rentals, including but not limited to wholesale vehicle sales, unless such accessory uses are expressly limited or prohibited by the terms of the approval issued for the use.

Automobile, vehicle/equipment wholesaler. Wholesaler of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, tractors, construction or agricultural equipment, mobile homes, boats and similar equipment, including on-site storage and incidental maintenance.

Automobile washing. Washing, waxing, or cleaning of automobiles or similar light vehicles.

Banks and savings and loans. A financial institution that provides retail banking services to individuals and businesses. This classification includes only those institutions engaged in the on-site circulation of money, including businesses offering check-cashing facilities.

1. With drive-up service. Institutions providing services accessible to persons who remain in their automobiles.

Building materials and services. Retailing, wholesaling, or rental of building supplies or equipment. This classification includes a lumber yard, tool and equipment sales or rental establishment, and building contractors’ yard, but excludes an establishment devoted exclusively to retail sales of paint and hardware and activities classified under vehicle/equipment sales and services, including vehicle towing services.

Cardroom. A gaming club as defined in Business and Professions Code section 19802.

Catering services. Preparation and delivery of food and beverages for off-site consumption without provision for on-site pickup or consumption. (See also Eating and drinking establishment.)

Commercial filming. Commercial motion picture or video photography at the same location for more than six days per quarter of a calendar year.

Commercial parking facility. Lot offering parking to the public for a fee.

Commercial recreation and entertainment. Provision of participant or spectator recreation or entertainment. This classification includes a bingo parlor, bowling alley, billiard parlor, poolroom, ice/roller skating rink, scale-model course, tennis/racquetball court, croquet court, swim club, pinball arcade or electronic games center, and similar uses.

1. Regulated games. Cardrooms.

Communications facility. Broadcasting, recording, and other communication services accomplished through electronic or telephonic mechanisms, but excluding major utilities. This classification includes radio, television, or recording studios; telephone switching centers; and data centers.

Eating and drinking establishments. Business serving prepared food or beverages for consumption on or off the premises. Typical uses include, but are not limited to, restaurants, fast food establishments, bars, coffee houses, ice cream/yogurt establishments and juice bars. (See also Live entertainment.)

1. With drive-through service. Service from a building to persons in vehicles through an outdoor service window.

2. With outdoor seating. Seating for more than 12 persons outdoors.

Equipment and appliance maintenance and repair services. An establishment providing repair services for personal items and small equipment, such as electronics, appliances and office machines repair. This classification excludes maintenance and repair of vehicles. (See Automobile, vehicle and equipment repair.)

Firearm sales. The sale, transfer, lease, or offer for sale or lease of a firearm. For purposes of this chapter, firearm sales shall include sale of ammunition, and the terms “firearm” and “ammunition” shall have the same meanings as set forth in PHMC § 9.35.020. See also PHMC § 9.35.020 (Definitions).

Fitness studio. An establishment providing exercise and physical conditioning services.

Food and beverage sales. Retail sales of food and beverages for off-site preparation and consumption. Typical uses include a supermarket, grocery, convenience store, liquor store, or delicatessen. Establishments at which 20% or more of the transactions are sales of prepared food for on-site or take-out consumption shall be classified as catering services or eating and drinking establishments.

Funeral and interment services. An establishment primarily engaged in the provision of services involving the care, preparation or disposition of human dead. Typical uses include a crematory, columbarium, mausoleum or mortuary.

Horticulture, limited. The raising of vegetables, flowers, ornamental trees and shrubs as a commercial enterprise. “Horticulture” does not include the planting, growing, harvesting, drying, curing, grading, or trimming of marijuana, as defined in California Health and Safety Code section 11018.

Hotel. An establishment offering transient lodging on a less than weekly basis where immediate access to rooms is from a fully enclosed area not directly accessible from parking areas on the lot and providing additional services, such as conference and meeting rooms, restaurant, bar, or recreation facilities.

Laboratory. An establishment providing medical or dental laboratory services (including specimen collection facilities) or an establishment with less than 2,000 square feet providing photographic, analytical, or testing services. (Other laboratories are classified as limited industry.)

Live entertainment. Live performance for the purpose of amusing a guest or patron, on a scheduled basis, regardless of whether the performers are compensated.

1. Type A. Does not include sound amplification and does not occur between 10:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.

2. Type B. Includes sound amplification or occurs between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.

3. Type C. Nightclub or any other commercial establishment with dancing or musical entertainment as the primary use, with food and drink service as the ancillary use.

Maintenance and repair services. An establishment providing repair services for personal items and small equipment, such as appliances and office machines repair, or building maintenance services. This classification excludes maintenance and repair of vehicles; see Automobile, vehicle and equipment repair.

Maintenance services establishment. An establishment providing maintenance and repair services for residential and commercial properties, including businesses such as tree maintenance, pool maintenance, pest extermination services and similar uses. This classification excludes maintenance and repair of vehicles. (See Automobile, vehicle and equipment repair.)

Medical marijuana dispensary. As used herein the term “medical marijuana dispensary” or “dispensary” means any facility or location where medical marijuana is made available to and/or distributed by or to two or more persons in the following categories: a primary caregiver, a qualified patient, or a person with an identification card, in strict accordance with California Health and Safety Code section 11362.5 et seq. A “medical marijuana dispensary” shall not include the following uses, as long as the location of such uses are otherwise regulated by this code or applicable law: a clinic licensed pursuant to Chapter 1 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, a health care facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 2 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, a residential care facility for persons with chronic life-threatening illness licensed pursuant to Chapter 3.01 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, a residential care facility for the elderly licensed pursuant to Chapter 2 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, a residential hospice, or a home health agency licensed pursuant to Chapter 8 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, as long as any such use complies strictly with applicable law including, but not limited to, Health and Safety Code section 11362.5 et seq. and the Pleasant Hill Municipal Code, including but not limited to the city’s zoning ordinance.

Motel. An establishment offering transient lodging on a less than weekly basis primarily for automobile travelers where a majority of the sleeping units have access directly from parking areas. This classification includes a motor lodge and tourist court.

Nursery. An establishment primarily engaged in the retail sale of plants grown elsewhere. Merchandise other than plants is kept within an enclosed building or a fully screened enclosure, and compost, mulch, soil additives, and fertilizer of any type are stored and sold in package form only.

Offices.

1. General. Offices of firms or organizations providing professional, executive, management, or administrative services, such as architectural, computer software consulting, data management, engineering, interior design, graphic design, real estate, insurance, investment, law office or bail bonds. This classification excludes banks and savings and loan associations.

2. Medical. Offices for a physician, dentist, medical practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, acupuncturist, optometrist, chiropractor, or other State of California Medical Board licensed physician or surgeon, including (a) medical/dental laboratories incidental to the medical office use and (b) nonmedical counseling uses.

Pawn shops. An establishment engaged in the buying or selling of new or secondhand merchandise and offering loans in exchange for personal property.

Personal improvement service. Provision of instructional services or facilities, including photography, fine arts, crafts, dance or music studio, driving school, business and trade school, diet center, reducing salon, and similar uses.

Personal services. Provision of recurring services of a personal nature. This classification includes a barber or beauty shop, massage, acupressure, tattoo, tanning, seamstress, tailor, shoe repair, dry cleaning agency (excluding dry cleaning plants), photocopying, Internet access facilities (without food or drink service), self-service laundry, and similar uses.

Pharmacy. An establishment where prescription drugs and medicines are sold and dispensed.

Research and development services. An establishment primarily engaged in industrial or scientific research, including limited product testing. This classification includes an electronics research firm or pharmaceutical research laboratory, but excludes manufacturing, except of prototypes, or medical testing and analysis.

Retail sales. An establishment engaged in retail sales of goods, including, but not limited to, the retail sale of merchandise not specifically listed under another use classification. This classification includes but is not limited to a department store, clothing store, secondhand store, furniture store, and business retailing the following goods as examples: toys, hobby materials, groceries, hand-crafted items, jewelry, cameras, photographic supplies, electronic equipment, records, sporting goods, kitchen utensils, hardware, appliances, art, antiques, art supplies and services, baseball cards, coins and other collectibles (e.g., cards or comics), comics, paint and wallpaper, carpeting and floor covering, medical supplies, office supplies, bicycles, and new automotive parts and accessories (excluding service and installation).

Theater. An establishment providing facilities for motion pictures or dramatic or musical performances and concerts.

Travel services. An establishment providing travel information and reservations to individuals and businesses. This classification excludes car rental agencies.

(Ord. 902 § 2, 2016; Ord. 893 § 1, 2015; Ord. 890 § 6, 2015; Ord. 881 § 2, 2014; Ord. 865 § 1, 2012; Ord. 856 § 2 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 833 § 2, 2008; Ord. 819 § 3, 2007; Ord. 710 § 35-3.6, 1996; 1991 code § 35-3.6)

18.15.050 Industrial use classifications.

Fuel storage and distribution. Establishment engaged in storage and bulk distribution of petroleum-based fuels, including gasoline and diesel fuel and natural gas. This classification excludes automobile service stations.

Industry, custom. Establishment primarily engaged in on-site production of goods by hand manufacturing involving the use of hand tools and small-scale equipment.

1. Small-scale. Includes mechanical equipment not exceeding two horsepower or a single kiln not exceeding eight kilowatts and the incidental direct sale to consumers of only those goods produced on site. Typical uses include custom bookbinding, ceramic studios, candle-making shops, and custom jewelry manufacture.

2. Artisan/custom product. An establishment that manufactures and/or assembles small products primarily by hand, including jewelry, pottery, and other ceramics, as well as small glass and metal art and craft products, where any retail sales are incidental to the manufacturing activity.

Industry, limited. Manufacturing of finished parts or products, primarily from previously prepared materials; and provision of industrial services; both within an enclosed building. This classification includes bakeries, breweries, dry cleaning plants, printing, and businesses engaged in processing, fabrication, assembly, treatment, and packaging, but excludes basic industrial processing from raw materials, food processing, and vehicle/equipment services.

1. Small-scale. Limited to a maximum gross floor area of 5,000 square feet.

Research and development industry. Establishment primarily engaged in the research, development, and controlled production of high-technology electronic, industrial or scientific products or commodities for sale. This classification also includes uses such as a biotechnology firm, manufacturer of nontoxic computer components and uses involving personal fitness science and technology.

Vehicle storage facilities. Facilities for transportation vehicles (taxi, limousine, bus) including storage yards with related office, dispatch and maintenance facilities. This includes storage of parking tow-aways, impound yard, and storage lot for automobiles, trucks, buses and recreational vehicles.

Warehousing and storage, limited. Provision of storage space for household or commercial goods within an enclosed building without direct public access to individual storage spaces. This classification excludes wholesale distribution and storage, and vehicle storage.

Wholesale distribution and storage. Establishment engaged in bulk sales of goods primarily to other vendors, with distribution and storage facilities without direct public access.

(Ord. 890 § 7, 2015; Ord. 856 § 2 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 710 § 35-3.8, 1996; 1991 code § 35-3.8)

18.15.060 Accessory use classifications.

Accessory uses. Uses incidental to the principal permitted or a conditionally permitted use on a site and customarily found on the same site. This classification includes accessory dwelling units and home occupations. (Ord. 915 § 3, 2017; Ord. 856 § 2 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 710 § 35-3.10, 1996; 1991 code § 35-3.10)

18.15.070 Temporary use classifications.

Uses that are short-term or temporary in nature are classified separately for purposes of the land use regulations; provided, that the use does not exceed any time limits specified. (Reference: PHMC Chapter 18.100, Temporary Use Permit.) If the event takes place partly or wholly on public property, see PHMC Chapter 6.20, Special Event Permit.

Agricultural sales. Seasonal sales of agricultural or horticultural products, including Christmas trees, pumpkins and firewood.

Animal shows or sales. Exhibitions of domestic or large animals. This classification includes animal sales.

Arts and crafts shows, outdoor. Display and sale of painting, sculpture, hand crafts and similar objects.

Civic and community events. Special events open to the public.

Commercial filming, limited. Commercial motion picture or video photography at the same location.

Farmers’ market. Recurring sales of agricultural, horticultural and other food products that are seasonal in nature.

Live entertainment event. Concert, carnival, circus, fair, or other similar event.

Personal property sales. Sales of personal property by a resident. This classification includes garage sales.

Real estate sales. An on-site office for the marketing, sales or rental of residential, commercial or industrial development. This classification includes “model homes.”

Recreational events. Events featuring sports, exercise, physical play or competitions.

Religious group assembly. Religious services conducted on a site that is not permanently occupied by a religious assembly use.

Retail sales, outdoor. Retail sales of merchandise in an open or covered outdoor area on the site of a legally established retail business.

Street fair. Provision of games, eating and drinking facilities, live entertainment, or similar activities not requiring the use of roofed structures.

Swap meet. Retail sale or exchange of new, hand-crafted, or secondhand merchandise.

Trade fairs. Display and sale of goods or equipment related to a specific trade or industry.

(Ord. 890 § 8, 2015; Ord. 865 § 1, 2012; Ord. 856 § 2 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 710 § 35-3.12, 1996; 1991 code § 35-3.12)