Section 2. Zoning

Chapter 17.210


17.210.010    Classification of districts.

17.210.020    Zoning map.

17.210.030    District boundaries.

17.210.010 Classification of districts.

For the purposes of this title, the city is divided into zoning districts designated as follows:

Comprehensive Plan Designation

Corresponding Zoning District

Code Chapter


Low Density Residential (LDR)

Small Lot Residential (SLR)

Medium Density Residential (MDR)

CBDC 17.220

CBDC 17.220

CBDC 17.225


Commercial and Mixed-Use Districts (C and MX)

CBDC 17.230


Industrial-Commercial (I-C)

Waterfront Heritage (WH)

Waterfront Industrial (W-I)

Hollering Place (HP)

CBDC 17.235

CBDC 17.240

CBDC 17.245

CBDC 17.250

Urban Public

Urban Public (UP)

CBDC 17.255

Medical Park District

Medical Park District (MP)

CBDC 17.260

Urban Public

Watershed (WS)

CBDC 17.270

[Ord. 540 § 6 (Exh. 1), 2021; Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016].

17.210.020 Zoning map.

(1) The location and boundaries of the zoning districts are shown on the map entitled, “Zoning Map of the City of Coos Bay,” dated with the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title and signed by the mayor, and hereafter referred to as the “zoning map.”

(2) The signed copy of the city’s zoning map shall be maintained on file with the city, and is made a part of this title.

(3) Revised Maps. The city council may, from time to time, direct the director to replace the official zoning maps, or portions thereof, with a map or maps, or portions thereof, which include all lawful changes of zone to date. Zoning maps, or portions thereof, filed as replacements, shall be adopted by ordinance. Any revisions or replacements of said maps, when duly entered, signed, and filed with the city as authorized by this chapter, are part of this title. [Ord. 540 § 6 (Exh. 1), 2021; Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016].

17.210.030 District boundaries.

(1) Unless otherwise specified, district boundaries are lot lines or such lines extended.

(2) Any land or property not specifically identified with a zoning designation shall be considered to be zoned as the most restrictive zone classification designated on adjoining and/or abutting properties, until such time as it is determined otherwise by a rezone action.

(3) The director shall have the authority to interpret zoning classification consistent with subsections (1) and (2) of this section and shall file any and all written interpretations with the city clerk’s office. [Ord. 540 § 6 (Exh. 1), 2021; Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016].