Chapter 17.25
ESTABLISHMENT AND DESIGNATION OF DISTRICTS

Sections:

17.25.010    Districts established.

17.25.020    Purpose of zoning districts.

17.25.030    Zoning map.

17.25.040    Application of district regulations.

17.25.050    Rules for interpretation of district boundaries.

17.25.060    Designation of district(s) upon annexation.

17.25.070    Table of land use regulations.

17.25.080    Zone regulations chart.

17.25.010 Districts established.

For the purposes of this title, all the land within the incorporated boundaries of West Point City is hereby divided into the following districts which are shown on the zoning map of West Point City which, together with all explanatory matter thereon, is hereby adopted by reference and declared to be part of this title:

A-5

Agriculture and Farm Industry District

A-40

Agriculture District

R-1

Rural Residential District

R-2

Residential District

R-3

Residential District

R-4

Two-Family Residential District

R-5

Multifamily Residential District

N-C

Neighborhood Commercial District

C-C

Community Commercial District

R-C

Regional Commercial District

P-O

Professional Office District

R/I-P

Research/Industrial Park District

PRUD

Planned Residential Unit Development Overlay Zone

[Ord. 09-18-2018A § 3. Code 2000 § 17-7-1].

17.25.020 Purpose of zoning districts.

In addition to the general purposes of this title identified in WPCC 17.05.020, the various zoning districts each serve a more specific individual purpose, as described below:

A. The A-5 (Agriculture and Farm Industry) zoning district purpose is to promote and preserve agriculture and farming, to maintain greenbelt open space, and keep limited numbers of animals and fowl in the city of West Point.

B. The A-40 (Agriculture) zoning district purpose is to promote and preserve agricultural to maintain a greenbelt of open space in the city of West Point.

C. The R-1 (Rural Residential) zoning district purpose is to provide rural residents the flexibility of having large lots that promote and preserve some agricultural with limited animal keeping, or cluster homes on smaller lots.

D. The R-2 (Residential) zoning district purpose is to provide for low density single-family neighborhoods of spacious uncrowded character.

E. The R-3 (Residential) zoning district purpose is to provide medium density single-family neighborhoods that may be more affordable in nature.

F. The R-4 (Two-Family Residential) zoning district purpose is to provide areas for low to medium density detached and attached dwellings and two-family dwellings.

G. The R-5 (Multifamily Residential) zoning district purpose is to provide areas for multifamily dwellings at medium to high densities. Single-family dwellings are also allowed in this district.

H. The N-C (Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district purpose is to provide commercial services to neighborhoods with basic trade and personal services which occur regularly or frequently. The major market area for this district is the adjacent residential areas.

I. The C-C (Community Commercial) zoning district purpose is to provide a range of commercial uses greater than that of the neighborhood commercial but at a lower intensity than a regional commercial district. The district is vehicular-oriented and the major market areas in the city. The location of this district is located at the intersections of arterial streets.

J. The R-C (Regional Commercial) zoning district purpose is to provide an area in which a full range of commercial and professional uses may locate in a limited area. The limited area of this district functions to heighten the intensity of use, concentrate activity and make the area a focal point of the community. These districts should abut major arterial streets and be located near highway access, as well as mass transit lines.

K. The P-O (Professional Office) zoning district purpose is to provide an area of offices and institutions in which the intensity of use, in terms of hours of operation and number of customers, is less than that of a commercial zone.

L. The R/I-P (Research/Industrial Park) zoning district purpose is to be an attractive environment for offices, research facilities, and environmentally appropriate assembly of uses as well as appropriate amenities supporting employee activity. This is to be accomplished with a number of design components including attractive buildings, meandering walks and landscaping.

M. The PUD (Planned Development Overlay) zoning district purpose is to encourage imaginative and efficient utilization of land through large-scale residential development and by providing greater flexibility in the location of buildings on the land, the consolidation of open spaces, and the clustering of dwelling units. These provisions are intended to create more attractive and desirable environments within the residential areas of West Point City. This zoning district is allowed in all zones. [Code 2000 § 17-7-2].

17.25.030 Zoning map.

A. The zoning map shall be identified by ordinance or resolution. It shall bear the date of its adoption with the mayor’s signature attested by the city recorder.

B. No changes of any nature shall be made in the zoning map of matter shown thereon except in conformity with the procedures set forth in this title.

C. Regardless of the existence of purported copies of the zoning map, which may from time to time be made or published, the zoning map and ordinances amending the zoning map, which shall be located in the ordinance and resolution file, shall be the final authority as to the current zoning status of land areas and of buildings and other structures in the city.

D. In the event that the zoning map becomes damaged, destroyed, or lost, or difficult to interpret because of the nature or number of changes and additions, the city council may by resolution adopt a new zoning map which shall supersede the prior zoning map. The new zoning map may correct drafting or other errors or omissions in the prior zoning map, but no such correction shall have the effect of amending the original zoning map or any subsequent amendment thereof. The new zoning map shall be identified by resolution. It shall bear the date of its adoption with the signature of the mayor of West Point City attested by the city recorder. [Code 2000 § 17-7-3].

17.25.040 Application of district regulations.

Except as hereinafter otherwise provided:

A. No building or part thereof or other structure shall be erected, altered, added to or enlarged, nor shall any land, building, structure, or premises be used, designated, or intended to be used for any manner other than is included among the uses hereinafter listed as permitted in the district in which such building, land, or premises is located.

B. No building or part thereof or structure shall be erected, reconstructed, or structurally altered to exceed in height the limit hereinafter designated for the district in which such building is located.

C. No building or part thereof or structure shall be erected, nor shall any existing building be altered, enlarged, or rebuilt or moved into any district, nor shall any open space be encroached upon or reduced in any manner, except in conformity to the yard, building site area, and building location regulations hereinafter for the district in which such building or open space is located.

D. No yard or open space provided about any building for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this title shall be considered as providing a yard or open space for any other building, and no yard or other open space on one building site shall be considered as providing a yard or open space for a building on any other building site except in the case of dwelling groups. [Code 2000 § 17-7-4].

17.25.050 Rules for interpretation of district boundaries.

Where uncertainty exists as to the boundaries of districts as shown on the zoning map, the following rules shall apply:

A. Boundaries indicated as approximately following the centerlines of roads or streets, highways, or alleys shall be construed to follow such centerlines.

B. Boundaries indicated as approximately following platted lot lines shall be construed as following such lot lines.

C. Boundaries indicated as approximately following city limits shall be construed as following such city lines.

D. Boundaries indicated as following railroad lines shall be construed to be midway between the main tracks.

E. Boundaries indicated as approximately following centerlines of streams or canals shall be construed to follow such centerlines.

F. Boundaries indicated as parallel to or extensions of features indicated in subsections (A) through (E) of this section shall be so construed. Distances not specifically indicated on the zoning map shall be determined by the scale of the map.

G. Where physical or cultural features existing on the ground are at variance with those shown on the zoning map, or in other circumstances not covered by subsections (A) through (F) of this section, the planning commission shall interpret the district boundaries.

H. Where a district boundary line divides a lot which was in single ownership at the time of passage of the ordinance codified in this title, the board of adjustment may permit, as a special exception, the extension of the regulations for either portion of the lot not to exceed 50 feet beyond the district line into the remaining portion of the lot. [Code 2000 § 17-7-5].

17.25.060 Designation of district(s) upon annexation.

A. The city may assign a zoning designation to the territory annexed to the municipality at the time the territory is annexed.

B. If the city council does not assign a zone to the territory at the time it is annexed, the territory annexed to the city shall be zoned according to the zone of West Point City with which the territory has the longest common boundary. [Code 2000 § 17-7-6].

17.25.070 Table of land use regulations.

Table of Land Use Regulations 

P = PERMITTED USE
C = CONDITIONAL USE REQUIRED
– = USE NOT ALLOWED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAND USE DESCRIPTION

A-5

A-40

R-1

R-2

R-3

R-4

R-5

N-C

C-C

R-C

P-O

R/I-P

Residential/Domestic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Accessory Farm Building

P

P

P

2. Accessory Building

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

3. Community Center

C

4. Dwelling, Single-Family

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

5. Dwelling, Multiple Unit

P

P

6. Off-Street Parking Incidental to Main Use

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Institutional/Special Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Cemetery, Mausoleum

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

2. Church/Temple/Rectory

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

3. College or University

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

4. Day Care Center

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

P

P

C

C

5. Fraternal/Benevolent Societies

C

C

C

C

6. Home for Elderly

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

7. Hospital

C

C

C

C

8. Institutions of a Religious or Philanthropic Nature

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

P

P

P

C

9. Library, Art Gallery, Museum

C

C

C

P

P

P

C

10. Nursing Home

C

C

C

C

11. Park, Playground, Fairground

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

12. Private/Quasi-Public School

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

13. Private Country Club

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

14. Public Administration Office

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

P

P

P

P

Utility-Related Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Commercial Radio/TV Transmission Station

P

P

P

C

2. Electric Substation

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

3. Fire House

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

4. Gas Metering and Transmission Station

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

P

P

C

P

5. Local Utility Distribution Line

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

6. Radio, TV, or Microwave Tower

C

C

C

C

C

7. Sewage or Water Pumping Station

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

8. Telephone Business Office

P

P

C

P

9. Telephone Switching Relay and Transmission Equipment

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

10. Utilities Private/Public Not Listed (Offices)

C

C

C

P

P

C

P

11. Utility Shops, Storage Yards and Buildings

P

12. Water Treatment Plant

C

C

C

13. Water Reservoir/Storage Tank

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

Recreation Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Amusement, Arcade

C

C

C

2. Amusement, Commercial, Indoor

C

C

P

3. Amusement, Commercial, Outdoor

C

C

C

C

4. Athletic/Tennis/Swim Club

C

P

P

C

5. Golf Course

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

6. Theater, Indoor

P

P

7. Theater, Live

C

P

P

C

Automobile-Related Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Auto Repair

C

C

2. Auto Sales

C

C

3. Car Wash

C

P

P

4. Commercial Parking Structure

C

C

C

5. Gasoline, Retail (No Repairs)

C

P

P

6. Gasoline, Sales, Wholesale

C

7. Gasoline, Petroleum Products Storage (Home Heating Oil Exempt)

C

8. Muffler or Brake Shop

C

P

9. New and Reconditioned, Auto Parts Indoor

P

P

10. Paint and Body Shop

C

C

11. Upholstery Shop

P

P

12. Service Stations, Minor Repairs

C

C

C

13. Tire Sales

P

P

14. Towing Service

C

C

15. Used Auto Parts, Sales (Indoor)

C

C

Retail or Related Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Animal Clinic or Pet Hospital with Outdoor Pens

C

2. Animal Clinic or Pet Hospital with No Outdoor Pens

C

C

3. Antique or Collectable Shop

C

P

P

4. Art Supply Store

P

P

C

5. Bank, Credit Union or Savings and Loan with Drive-In

P

P

6. Barber or Beauty Shop

C

P

P

P

7. Big Box Retail

C

C

8. Book or Stationery Shop

C

P

P

P

9. Camera Shop

C

P

P

10. Convenience Store

C

C

C

11. Department or Discount Store

P

P

12. Fast Food Eating Establishment

C

C

C

13. Florist Shop

C

P

P

14. Furniture/Appliance Store

P

P

15. Garden Shop and Plant Sales, Nursery

C

C

C

16. Grocery Store

C

P

P

17. Handicraft and Art Object Sales

C

P

P

18. Hardware Store

P

P

19. Hobby Shop

C

P

P

20. Kennels, Private

C

C

21. Kennels, Boarding

C

C

22. Laboratory, Medical or Dental

P

P

C

P

23. Laundry/Laundromat

C

P

P

24. Locksmith or Key Shop

P

P

25. Medical Appliance Fitting or Sales, Medical Pharmacy

P

P

P

P

26. Medical/Dental Clinic

P

P

P

P

27. Mortuary

P

P

C

28. Music Store

P

P

29. Office, Professional or General Business

P

P

P

P

30. Optical Shop

P

P

C

C

31. Optical Laboratory

P

P

C

C

32. Package Liquor Store

C

C

33. Pawn Shop

C

C

34. Personal Custom Services, i.e., Tailor, Milliner, Etc.

P

P

C

C

35. Pet Shop, Small Animals, Birds, Etc.

C

P

P

36. Pharmacy

P

P

P

P

37. Reception Center

C

P

P

C

C

38. Repair, TV, Radio, Appliances, Etc.

C

P

P

39. Restaurant

C

P

P

C

C

40. Shoe, Boot, Leather Goods Sales and Repair

P

P

41. Specialty Food Stores, Retail Sales

P

P

42. Studio, Artist, Photography, Dance, Music, Drama

C

P

P

C

C

43. Studio, Decorator and Display

P

P

C

44. Studio, Health, Exercise, Reducing, or Similar Service

P

P

C

Commercial or Related Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Bakery, Wholesale

P

P

P

2. Bed and Breakfast

C

C

C

C

3. Building Materials Sales

C

P

P

4. Cabinet/Furniture Upholstery

P

P

P

5. Cleaning/Laundry or Dyeing

C

C

C

6. Clothing or Similar Light Manufacturing

P

7. Contractor Storage Yard

C

P

8. Heavy Machinery Storage, Sales and Repair

C

C

9. Hotel or Motel

C

C

C

10. Kiosk

C

C

C

11. Laboratory, Scientific or Research

C

P

12. Lithographic or Print Shop

P

P

P

13. Lumber Yard

C

C

P

14. Maintenance or Repair Service for Buildings

C

C

15. Storage Units

P

16. Paint Shop

P

P

P

17. Plumbing Shop

P

P

P

18. Preschool

C

P

P

C

C

19. Bus Passenger Station

C

C

C

20. Storage Warehouse

C

21. Trailer or Mobile Home Sales

P

P

22. Welding or Machine Shop

C

Industrial and Related Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Chemical and Plastic Manufacturing

C

C

2. Fabricated Textile Products

C

3. Food Products Manufacturing

C

4. Furniture Manufacturing

C

5. Manufacturing (Light) Processes – which do not emit detectable dust, odor, fumes, or gas beyond the boundary of the property or noise ambient level

C

6. Precision Instrument and Jewelry Manufacturing

C

7. Trucking Terminal

C

8. Wholesale Trade and Warehousing

C

9. Wood and Paper Manufacturing

C

Agricultural and Related Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Agricultural

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

C

P

P

P

2. Animal Keeping

P

C

C

C

C

C

C

3. Beekeeping

P

P

4. Breeding or Raising Animals for Food and Sales

P

P

P

P

C

C

C

5. Crop Production for Sale

P

P

P

P

C

C

C

C

P

P

P

6. Dairy

P

P

7. Farm Industry, or Ranch

P

P

8. Orchard, Commercial

P

P

C

P

P

P

9. Orchard, Home Use

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

C

P

P

P

[Ord. 09-18-2018A § 4; Ord. 04-05-2016A § 1; Ord. 07-16-2013B § 3].

17.25.080 Zone regulations chart.

Zone Regulations Chart 

ZONING CLASSIFICATION

A-5

A-40

R-1

R-2

R-3

R-4

R-5

N-C

C-C

R-C

P-O

R/I-P

LOT SIZE

Min. Lot Area (sq. ft.) First Dwelling Unit

5 acres

40,000

12,000

10,000

9,000

 

 

 

 

Min. Lot Area (sq. ft.) Nonresidential

10,000

20,000

20,000

20,000

20,000

Density per Acre

2.2

2.7

3.6

8

20

 

 

 

 

 

Min. Lot Area (sq. ft.) for Each Add. Unit

5 acres

40,000

12,000

10,000

9,000

Minimum Frontage

150'

100'

85'

85'

85'

Minimum Average Frontage of All Lots (see note 1)

100'

90'

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Depth

100'

100'

100'

100'

100'

PRINCIPAL STRUCTURES SETBACKS

Min. Front Yard Setback Residential/Nonresidential

30'

30'

30'

25'/30'4

25'/30'4

25'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

Min. Front Yard Setback Arterial Street

40'

40'

40'

40'

40'

40'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

Min. Side Yard Setback (Interior) One Side

10'

10'

10'

10'

8'

8'

8'

0'

0'

0'

10'

10'

Total

20'

20'

20'

20'

16'

16'

16'

0'

0'

0'

20'

20'

Min. Side Yard (Corner Lot) Street Side

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

Arterial Road (Corner Lot)

30'

30'

30'

30'

30'

30'

30'

20'

 

 

 

 

Min. Side Yard between R-5 and A-5, A-40, R-1,
and R-2

25'

25'

Min. Rear Yard Setback

30'

30'

30'

25'/30'4

25'/30'4

20'

20'

10'

10'

10'

10'

10'

Distance between Structures on Same Lot (Nonresidential)

10'

10'

10'

10'

10'

10'

Distance between Structures on Adjacent Lot (Nonresidential)

10'

10'

10'

10'

10'

10'

ACCESSORY STRUCTURES/USES3

Minimum Front Yard3

25'

25'

25'

25'

50'

Minimum Side Yard (Interior)3

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

10'

Minimum Side Yard (Street) Corner Lot

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

0'

0'

0'

0'

0'

Arterial Street Corner Lot3

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

0'

0'

0'

0'

0'

Minimum Rear Yard3

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

1'

Distance between Accessory and Principal Structures3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same Lot

10'

10'

10'

10'

10'

10'

10'

Adjacent Lot

15'

15'

15'

15'

15'

15'

15'

HEIGHT

Height Principal Structure

40'

40'

40'

40'

40'

40'

40'

40'

40'

60'

40'

60'

Height Accessory Structure3

30'

30'

30'

30'

30'

30'

40'

40'

40'

40'

40'

20'

Principal Structure Minimum

12'

12'

12'

12'

12'

12'

12'

10'

12'

12'

12'

12'

Accessory Structure, Maximum Stories3

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

LOT COVERAGE

Minimum Open Space2

25%

25%

30%

30%

25%

Minimum Landscaping

15%

15%

15%

15%

15%

Accessory Building, Maximum Footage3

10%

10%

10%

10%

10%

FOOTAGE PER DWELLING

Minimum Size of Dwelling:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rambler

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

Slab on grade/crawl space

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

Bi-level

2,000

2,000

2,000

2,000

2,000

Tri-level

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

Multi-level

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

1,400

Multifamily (townhouses)

 

 

 

 

 

1,200

1,200

 

 

 

 

 

Two-story

2,000 sq. ft. minimum, 10% variance between floors. Buildings above 2,200 sq. ft., no minimum variance.

The R-4 and R-5 districts require 9,000 square feet for the first two dwelling units.

1     The average frontage shall be the average of all lots within a development, not each phase. No more than three lots in a row shall be the minimum lot width of the zone and the next lot must vary by a minimum of five feet. Lots with greater than 150 feet of frontage will not be included in the calculation of the average. On multifamily projects, the frontage shall be calculated as the frontage of the building, not the individual unit. The frontage shall be measured at the front yard setback and shall be measured along the arc at the setback if the lot frontage is curved.

Corner lots shall meet the minimum lot width requirement on both street frontages.

Residential building lots should not face onto arterial streets whenever possible. In those limited circumstances where the only available frontage is an arterial street, it is important to achieve the greatest setback possible to protect residents from the noise and safety hazards associated with potential high volume of traffic and high speeds. Side yards should also include greater setbacks.

Front yard setbacks along arterial streets, for building purposes, shall be determined from the proposed ultimate width of the arterial street.

Two side-by-side covered parking spaces within a garage shall be required in all single-family and two-family residences.

Special Provisions – A-5, A-40, and R-1. All pens, corrals, barns, coops, stables and other similar structures to keep animals or fowl shall be located not less than 150 feet from a public street and not less than 100 feet from all dwellings on adjacent lots; unless the enclosing structure is on a corner lot, in which case the structure shall be located not less than 150 feet from a public street on one side and 25 feet from the other public street. All pigs shall be kept at least 200 feet from dwellings on adjacent lots.

2    Open space does not include any impervious materials.

Those numbers which include a plus (+) sign after them indicate that for every foot of height above 35 feet on principal use structures and above 20 feet on accessory structures, an additional one foot of setback will be required.

Development in the N-C and P-O shall require 40 percent of the buildings (structures) to have the maximum setback of 20 feet with parking being provided in the rear of the lot.

All projects within all commercial with residential uses shall include at least two-thirds of the gross land or floor area in professional office and/or retail spaces. All required professional offices/retail space must be constructed prior to or simultaneous with the residential development.

Rear yard, front yard, and side yard setbacks in the N-C, C-C, R-C, and P-O zones may be adjusted by 50 percent if no detriment, current or future, can be shown to adjacent properties, with a conditional use permit from the planning commission.

3    Accessory Buildings.

Minimum side yard setbacks for an accessory structure on an interior lot are one foot from drip line of roof if the accessory structure is located at least 10 feet behind the principal structure. Otherwise, side yard setbacks for principal structures would apply to the accessory structure. Minimum rear yard setback on an interior lot is one foot from drip line of roof.

For all accessory buildings above 25 feet, an additional one-foot setback is required.

Accessory buildings with a lot size of 15,000 square feet or less shall have a roof line equal to or less than the principal structure of the lot.

Accessory buildings in the R-1 zone shall not exceed the allowable building maximum without first obtaining a conditional use permit.

No more than eight percent of the 10 percent accessory building maximum footage shall be in one accessory building.

No accessory building shall be built prior to the principal building on lots less than one acre in size.

4    The minimum setback of 25 feet can be used in either the front or the rear yard but not both. If the front setback is 25 feet, then the rear setback must be 30 feet and vice versa.

[Ord. 09-18-2018A § 5; Ord. 01-16-2018A § 1; Ord. 07-18-2017B § 1; Ord. 07-18-2017A § 1; Ord. 12-20-2016A § 1; Ord. 05-03-2011 § 2 (Exh. A)].