Chapter 17.255


17.255.010    Establishment of district designation.

17.255.020    Uses.

17.255.030    Development standards.

17.255.010 Establishment of district designation.

The urban public (UP) district applies to areas designated at the time of the adoption of the ordinance codified in this chapter. This designation may be applied to additional areas pursuant to a zone change. [Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016].

17.255.020 Uses.

The permitted uses in the UP district include public facilities, public parks, playgrounds, open spaces, cemeteries, and natural resource preservation or enhancement, subject to the applicable provisions of this and other applicable provisions of this title.

The following uses in the urban public district zone are permitted (P), conditional (C) or prohibited (X) as indicated in Table 17.255.020.

Table 17.255.020 – Uses 


Single-family dwelling, only in conjunction with a permitted use


Civic Use Types

Community recreation


Parking service


Government offices and related uses


Bus shelter


Educational service and related buildings


Commercial Use Types

Funeral and interment services – cemetery


Dining establishments, only in conjunction with a permitted use


Uses Expressly Prohibited

All nonrelated uses


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

17.255.030 Development standards.

(1) All development proposal requests shall participate in the pre-application process.

(2) In general, the dimensional and development standards of the commercial zoning district shall apply. At the time of pre-application conference, the director shall determine which base zone standards shall be required or whether additional standards are necessary.

(3) The following development standards apply to all land and structures in the UP district:

(a) Building Height. No building shall have a height greater than three stories, not to exceed 35 feet in height.

(b) Riparian Vegetation.

(i) Riparian vegetation surrounding Empire Lakes is considered significant habitat in the comprehensive plan. This habitat shall be protected by leaving the existing vegetation undisturbed to its full width, if possible, but at least to a width of 50 feet measured horizontally from the shoreline. If there is less than 50 feet of vegetation, all of it shall be protected. The shoreline shall be the line of nonaquatic vegetation.

(ii) Water access, trails/paths, picnicking areas, or other recreation uses may be permitted if the activities are part of a master plan for the park, and if they constitute no more than a 20 percent cumulative reduction in the total vegetation surrounding the lake within the zoning designation.

(iii) The riparian vegetation along the shoreline in the Eastside area will be protected based on Policy 23 of the Coos Bay estuary management plan. [Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016].