Chapter 17.34
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ZONES

Sections:

17.34.010    Community Commercial (CC) Zone.

17.34.020    Neighborhood Commercial (CN) Zone.

17.34.030    Regional Commercial (CR) Zone.

17.34.040    Business Park (BP) Zone.

17.34.050    Industrial (I) Zone.

17.34.010 Community Commercial (CC) Zone.

The community commercial (CC) zoning designation is intended for business providing retail and service uses that primarily serve the local market. Representative uses include restaurants, clothing stores, hardware and auto parts stores, grocery markets, pharmacies, banks and financial services, specialty retail, theaters and nightclubs, day care centers, and medical services. These areas are typically located along arterial streets or at the intersections of high traffic corridors. Multiple-family dwellings (including live/work units) may be permitted in this zone.

A.    Development Standards. Property in the CC zone shall be subject to the following general development standards:

Maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of nonresidential uses

0.75

Maximum lot coverage

80%

Maximum density (units per gross acre)

18

Minimum density (units per gross acre)

N/A

Setback from public right-of-way (major or secondary highway) (in feet)

10

Setback from public right-of-way (not on a major or secondary highway) (in feet)

5

Maximum height of a structure without a CUP (in feet)

35

Setbacks from residential property lines (in feet)

25

Additional property development standards contained in Division 6 of this title (Development Standards) shall apply to all property and structures permitted in commercial zones.

B.    Permitted Uses. Land use descriptions, permitted uses and parking requirements are contained in Division 5 of this title (Use Classifications and Required Parking). Any use not listed is considered a prohibited use in this zone. (Ord. 13-8 § 4 (Exh. A), 6/11/13)

17.34.020 Neighborhood Commercial (CN) Zone.

The neighborhood commercial (CN) zoning designation provides for small neighborhood commercial districts that serve the short-term needs of residents in the immediate area. Allowable uses in this designation include supermarkets; drug stores; restaurants; personal services; repair services; light automotive services; day care centers; and other local-serving shops and services for neighborhood residents. Multiple-family dwellings (including live/work units) may be permitted in this zone.

A.    Development Standards. Property in the CN zone shall be subject to the following general development standards:

Maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of nonresidential uses

0.5

Maximum lot coverage

75%

Maximum density (units per gross acre)

18

Minimum density (units per gross acre)

N/A

Setback from public right-of-way (major or secondary highway) (in feet)

10

Setback from public right-of-way (not on a major or secondary highway) (in feet)

5

Maximum height of a structure without a CUP (in feet)

35

Setbacks from residential property lines (in feet)

25

Additional property development standards contained in Division 6 of this title (Development Standards) shall apply to all property and structures permitted in commercial zones.

B.    Permitted Uses. Land use descriptions, permitted uses and parking requirements are contained in Division 5 of this title (Use Classifications and Required Parking). Any use not listed is considered a prohibited use in this zone. (Ord. 13-8 § 4 (Exh. A), 6/11/13)

17.34.030 Regional Commercial (CR) Zone.

The regional commercial (CR) zoning designation is applied to central and regional commercial districts in the planning area, generally located around the Valencia Town Center and other major community centers. This designation is intended to promote the development of regional focal points for commercial, entertainment, cultural, and business uses serving the public and drawing from a market area encompassing the entire Santa Clarita Valley. Multiple-family dwellings (including live-work units) may be allowed in this zone.

A.    Development Standards. Property in the CR zone shall be subject to the following general development standards:

Maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of nonresidential uses

2.0

Maximum lot coverage without a CUP

90%

Maximum density (units per gross acre)

50

Minimum density (units per gross acre)

18

Setback from public right-of-way (major or secondary highway) (in feet)

10

Setback from public right-of-way (not on a major or secondary highway) (in feet)

5

Maximum height of a structure without a CUP (in feet)

35

Setbacks from residential property lines (in feet)

25

Additional property development standards contained in Division 6 of this title (Development Standards) shall apply to all property and structures permitted in commercial zones.

B.    Permitted Uses. Land use descriptions, permitted uses and parking requirements are contained in Division 5 of this title (Use Classifications and Required Parking). Any use not listed is considered a prohibited use in this zone. (Ord. 13-8 § 4 (Exh. A), 6/11/13)

17.34.040 Business Park (BP) Zone.

The business park (BP) zoning designation provides for mixed employment districts in areas accessible to transportation and visible from freeways and major arterials and is intended to promote the development of master-planned environments with a high quality of design and construction.

A.    Development Standards. Property in the BP zone shall be subject to the following general development standards:

Maximum floor area ratio (FAR)

2.0

Maximum lot coverage

90%

Maximum density (units per gross acre)

N/A

Minimum density (units per gross acre)

N/A

Setback from public right-of-way (major or secondary highway) (in feet)

10

Setback from public right-of-way (not on a major or secondary highway) (in feet)

5

Maximum height of a structure without a CUP (in feet)

35

Setbacks from residential property lines (in feet)

25

Additional property development standards contained in Division 6 of this title (Development Standards) shall apply to all property and structures permitted in commercial/industrial zones.

B.    Permitted Uses. Land use descriptions, permitted uses and parking requirements are contained in Division 5 of this title (Use Classifications and Required Parking). Any use not listed is considered a prohibited use in this zone. (Ord. 13-8 § 4 (Exh. A), 6/11/13)

17.34.050 Industrial (I) Zone.

The industrial (I) zoning designation provides for industrial districts in areas with adequate access, infrastructure, and services and is intended to accommodate the most intensive types of industrial uses allowed in the planning area. Heavy industrial uses that involve processing of raw materials, generation or treatment of large amounts of hazardous substances, or that result in an excessive emission of odors, fumes, pollutants, vibration, noise, or other noxious, hazardous, or nuisance conditions, will not be allowed.

A.    Development Standards. Property in the I zone shall be subject to the following general development standards:

Maximum floor area ratio (FAR)

1.0

Maximum lot coverage

90%

Maximum density (units per gross acre)

N/A

Minimum density (units per gross acre)

N/A

Setback from public right-of-way (major or secondary highway)

10

Setback from public right-of-way (not on a major or secondary highway)

5

Maximum height of a structure without a CUP

35

Setbacks from residential property lines

25

Additional property development standards contained in Division 6 of this title (Development Standards) shall apply to all property and structures permitted in commercial/industrial zones.

B.    Permitted Uses. Land use descriptions, permitted uses and parking requirements are contained in Division 5 of this title (Use Classifications and Required Parking). Any use not listed is considered a prohibited use in this zone. (Ord. 13-8 § 4 (Exh. A), 6/11/13)