Chapter 18.45


18.45.010    Permitted uses.

18.45.020    Conditional uses.

18.45.030    Dimensional standards.

18.45.040    Limitations on use.

18.45.010 Permitted uses.

In an M-2 zone the following uses and their accessory uses are permitted with the issuance of a development permit:

(1) A use permitted in the M-1 zone, excluding auto or truck sales, service or repair, building materials or hardware store, mini-warehouse and veterinary clinic or animal hospital;

(2) Manufacturing, repairing, fabricating, processing, packing, or storage uses not listed in PRMC 18.40.010 and which have not been declared a nuisance by statute, ordinance or any court of competent jurisdiction;

(3) Manufacture, processing, and storage of grains or fertilizer;

(4) Expansion of existing uses by not more than 50 percent in area. [Ord. 567, 2015; Ord. 562, 2014; Ord. 514 § 3.70, 2001].

18.45.020 Conditional uses.

In an M-2 zone, when authorized in accordance with Chapter 18.100 PRMC, such as but not limited to the following uses and their accessory uses are permitted:

(1) Any industrial use not listed in PRMC 18.45.010. Such uses may create but are not limited to a public nuisance because of noise, unsightliness, smoke, odor, dust, vibration or heavy truck traffic.

(2) Construction, reconstruction, or widening of highways, roads, bridges or other transportation projects, that are not improvements designated in the transportation system plan or not designed and constructed as part of a subdivision or planned development subject to site plan and/or conditional use review, shall comply with the transportation system plan and applicable standards, and shall address the following criteria. For state projects that require an environmental impact statement (EIS) or environmental assessment (EA), the draft EIS or EA shall be reviewed and used as the basis for findings to comply with the following criteria:

(a) The project is designed to be compatible with existing land use and social patterns, including noise generation, safety, and zoning.

(b) The project is designed to minimize avoidable environmental impacts to identified wetlands, wildlife habitat, air and water quality, cultural resources, and scenic qualities.

(c) The project preserves or improves the safety and function of the facility through access management, traffic calming, or other design features.

(d) The project includes provisions for bicycle and pedestrian circulation as consistent with the comprehensive plan and other requirements of this title.

(3) If review under this section indicates that the use or activity is inconsistent with the transportation system plan, the procedure for a plan amendment shall be undertaken prior to or in conjunction with the conditional permit review.

(4) Automobile wrecking yard.

(5) Disposal or reduction of waste materials, garbage, offal, or dead animals.

(6) Junkyard.

(7) Manufacture, use or storage of explosives. [Ord. 567, 2015; Ord. 562, 2014; Ord. 514 § 3.71, 2001].

18.45.030 Dimensional standards.

In an M-2 zone the dimensional standards of an M-1 zone shall apply. [Ord. 514 § 3.72, 2001].

18.45.040 Limitations on use.

In an M-2 zone the following limitations and conditions shall apply:

(1) Materials shall be stored and grounds shall be maintained in a manner which will not attract or aid the propagation of insects or rodents or otherwise create a health hazard.

(2) Any use of property within 100 feet of a lot in a residential zone shall be subject to the review of the planning commission. The planning commission or city council may impose such limitations as may be required to reduce conflicts between uses.

(3) Points of access from streets or highways to M-2 zoned properties shall be located so as to minimize traffic congestion and direct traffic away from residential streets.

(4) New uses will not have an adverse impact on existing industrial uses in that they would not be incompatible with noise, dust, vibrations and odors that they may emanate or cause or that may be emanated or caused by adjacent industrial uses. [Amended during 2011 codification; Ord. 514 § 3.73, 2001].