Division II. District Regulations

Chapter 18.20


18.20.010    General description.

18.20.020    Permitted principal and accessory uses and structures.

18.20.030    Uses permitted on review.

18.20.040    Area regulations.

18.20.050    Height regulations.

18.20.060    Off-street parking.

18.20.070    Occupancy limitations.

18.20.010 General description.

These districts are intended to be used for single-family residential development with low population densities. Additional permitted uses, by review of the planning commission, include educational facilities normally required to provide the basic elements of a balanced and attractive residential area. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 1).

18.20.020 Permitted principal and accessory uses and structures.

Property and buildings in an R-1 district shall be used only for the following purposes:

(1) Detached single-family dwellings, but not including trailer houses or mobile homes.

(2) Temporary buildings for uses incidental to construction work, which buildings shall be immediately adjacent to said construction work and which buildings shall be removed upon completion or abandonment of the construction work.

(3) Transportation and utility easements, alleys, and rights-of-way.

(4) Accessory uses and buildings, provided such uses are incidental to the principal use and do not include any activity commonly conducted as a business. Any accessory building shall be located on the same lot with the principal building.

(5) Signs as regulated in Chapter 18.140 SCC.

(6) Agricultural crops (not to be sold), and not the raising of farm animals or poultry except for keeping of chickens, as defined and provided in Chapter 18.153 SCC.

(7) The keeping of less than three boarders or roomers by a resident family with parking as required by Chapter 18.125 SCC, Table of Parking Spaces Required, boarding or rooming house.

(8) Home occupations as regulated in Chapter 18.150 SCC.

(9) Co-location of telecommunication antenna and related equipment as regulated in SCC 18.185.020(4). (Ord. 2015-10. Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 1).

18.20.030 Uses permitted on review.

The following uses may be permitted on review by the city council in accordance with provisions contained in Chapter 18.210 SCC:

(1) Churches or similar places of worship, with accessory structures but not including missions or revival tents.

(2) Elementary or high schools, public or private.

(3) Public parks, playgrounds, and playfields, and neighborhood and municipal buildings and uses in keeping with the character and requirements of the district.

(4) Libraries, museums, and historical monuments or structures.

(5) Utilities, substations and pumping plants, provided the area is adequately landscaped and structures are reasonably attractive.

(6) Golf courses, or country clubs, with adjoining grounds of not less than 60 acres, but not including miniature courses and driving tees operated for commercial purposes.

(7) Cemeteries.

(8) A planned residential development as regulated in SCC 18.105.020.

(9) Social and recreational uses not operated for gain. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 1).

18.20.040 Area regulations.

All buildings shall be set back from street right-of-way lines and lot lines to comply with the following yard requirements:

(1) Front Yard.

(a) For dwellings, the minimum depth of the front yard shall be 30 feet and in no case shall an accessory building be located or extend into the front yard.

(b) All other permitted uses shall have a front yard setback of 35 feet.

(2) Side Yard.

(a) For a single-story dwelling, located on interior lots, side yards shall be not less than eight feet in width; however, the sum of the two side yards shall not be less than 20 feet. For dwellings of more than one story there shall be side yards of not less than 12 feet each.

(b) For unattached buildings of accessory use, there shall be a side yard of not less than eight feet; provided, however, that unattached one-story buildings of accessory use shall not be required to set back more than five feet from an interior side lot line when all parts or the accessory buildings are located more than 10 feet behind the main building.

(c) Churches and other main and accessory buildings, other than dwellings, and buildings accessory to dwellings, shall set back from all side lot lines a distance of not less than 35 feet.

(3) Rear Yard.

(a) For main buildings there shall be a rear yard of not less than 35 feet.

(b) Unattached buildings of accessory use shall not be located closer to any rear lot line than five feet.

(4) Lot Width.

(a) For all dwellings there shall be a minimum lot width of 75 feet at the front building line, such lot shall abut on a public street for a distance of not less than 30 feet.

(b) For lots having width of not more than 150 feet, the lot length shall be not greater than three times the lot width.

(5) Intensity of Use.

(a) For each dwelling and building accessory thereto there shall be a lot area of not less than 15,000 square feet.

(b) For churches and other main and accessory buildings, other than dwellings, and buildings accessory to dwellings, the lot area shall be adequate to provide the yard areas required by this chapter and the off-street parking areas required in Chapter 18.125 SCC; provided, however, that the lot area for a church shall be not less than 30,000 square feet.

(c) There shall be no more than one dwelling unit on each lot.

(6) Maximum Lot Coverage.

(a) Dwellings and buildings accessory thereto shall cover not more than 30 percent of the lot area.

(b) Churches and other main and accessory buildings shall cover not more than 25 percent of the lot area. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 1).

18.20.050 Height regulations.

No main building shall exceed two and one-half stories or 35 feet in height, except as provided in Chapter 18.115 SCC. Accessory buildings shall not exceed 15 feet in height. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 1).

18.20.060 Off-street parking.

Off-street parking is as regulated in Chapter 18.125 SCC. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 1).

18.20.070 Occupancy limitations.

Occupancy limitations are as regulated in Chapter 18.180 SCC. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 1).