Chapter 17.30


17.30.010    Purpose.

17.30.020    Permitted uses.

17.30.030    Accessory uses.

17.30.040    Conditional uses.

17.30.050    Prohibited uses.

17.30.060    Height regulations.

17.30.070    Area and yard requirements.

17.30.080    Additional requirements.

17.30.010 Purpose.

The purpose of the GC general commercial district is to provide an area for heavy commercial uses which, because of their nature of operation, create a heavy traffic load. (Ord. 1-5-87A § 14(A))

17.30.020 Permitted uses.

The following are permitted uses in the GC general commercial district:

A. Automotive sales and services;

B. Building supply yards and/or hardware stores;

C. Furniture sales and storage;

D. Professional offices and/or financial institutions;

E. Hotels and/or motels without unlimited gaming;

F. Equipment rentals;

G. Mobile home and/or recreational vehicles sales and services;

H. Restaurants;

I. Bars or private clubs;

J. Service stations;

K. Grocery and drug stores;

L. Cabinet shops. (Ord. 1-5-87A § 14(B))

17.30.030 Accessory uses.

Accessory uses and buildings customarily appurtenant to a permitted use are allowed in the GC general commercial district. (Ord. 1-5-87A § 14(C))

17.30.040 Conditional uses.

The following are conditional uses in the GC general commercial district:

A. Hotels and/or motels with unlimited gaming;

B. Mortuaries and crematoriums;

C. Arcades;

D. Public and/or semi-public utility services centers and similar uses;

E. Sheltered workshops (nonprofit);

F. Construction shops and yards;

G. Warehousing and wholesaling of liquor and food goods;

H. All buildings or structures in excess of thirty-five feet in height;

I. Residential uses on the second floor or above;

J. Adult entertainment activities;

K. Self-service storage facilities. (Ord. 1-03-12D § 1.1; Ord. 12-18-89 § 1; Ord. 1-5-87A § 14(D))

17.30.050 Prohibited uses.

The following are prohibited uses in the GC general commercial district:

A. All industrial uses;

B. Medical marijuana establishments pursuant to HCC 17.10.100;

C. Marijuana establishments pursuant to HCC 17.10.100(B) and (C). (Ord. 10-09-17 § 3; Ord. 12-15-14 § 3; Ord. 1-5-87A § 14(E))

17.30.060 Height regulations.

In the GC general commercial district, no main building or structure shall exceed three stories or thirty-five feet unless a conditional use permit is obtained. (Ord. 1-5-87A § 14(F))

17.30.070 Area and yard requirements.

The following are area and yard requirements in the GC general commercial district:

A. Lot area, two thousand square feet;

B. Setbacks:

1. Front yard, none,

2. Side yard, none,

3. Rear yard, none. (Ord. 1-5-87A § 14(G))

17.30.080 Additional requirements.

The following additional requirements apply in the GC general commercial district:

A. Within two hundred feet of the boundary of any R district no building or structure shall exceed the maximum height permitted in the adjoining R district.

B. Development of property adjoining a residential zoned lot or parcel shall have the following setbacks:

1. Front yards of not less than fifteen feet;

2. Side yards of not less than twenty feet;

3. Rear yards of not less than twenty feet.

C. All fuel pumps dispensing fuel into motor vehicles shall maintain a twenty-foot setback from side and rear property lines.

D. All off-street parking requirements and regulations are as provided in Chapter 17.60 HCC. (Ord. 1-5-87A § 14(H))