Chapter 18.50


18.50.010    General description.

18.50.020    Uses permitted.

18.50.030    Area regulations.

18.50.040    Height regulations.

18.50.050    Off-street parking.

18.50.060    Occupancy limitations.

18.50.010 General description.

This professional district is intended to encourage and promote the use of lands adjacent to residential areas that are undesirable for residential use and older homes that are no longer practical to maintain as dwellings. These uses are intended to be compatible with the other uses in the area and should not be a detriment to the surrounding properties. One important purpose of this district is to increase the value of surrounding properties by maintaining attractive buildings with open spaces landscaped and all service entrances or unattractive area screened. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 7).

18.50.020 Uses permitted.

The following uses shall be permitted in the P-1 professional district:

(1) Any use permitted in the R-4 residential district.

(2) Any use permitted on review in the R-4 district.

(3) Medical care facility, except veterinary establishments.

(4) Clinical laboratories.

(5) Hospitals, incidental hospital retail uses such as cafeterias, gift or variety shops, soda bars conducted solely for the convenience of employees, patients, patrons, or visitors wholly within the principal buildings and without exterior advertising display.

(6) Agencies and offices rendering specialized services in the professions, finance, insurance, real estate and brokerage, including service agencies not involving on-premises retail or wholesale trade nor the maintenance of a stock of goods for display of sale.

(7) Chiropractors, optometrists, osteopaths.

(8) Dental laboratories.

(9) Offices of architects and engineers.

(10) Funeral homes.

(11) Signs as regulated by Chapter 18.140 SCC.

(12) Living or sleeping quarters shall be permitted in the same building with professional uses, provided they meet the requirements of the building codes and additional off-street parking is provided.

(13) Co-location of telecommunication antenna and related equipment as regulated in SCC 18.185.020(4). (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 7).

18.50.030 Area regulations.

The following shall apply to all uses permitted in this district:

(1) Front Yard. All buildings shall set back from the street right-of-way lines not less than 25 feet.

(2) Side Yard. On the side of a lot adjoining a residential district, there shall be a side yard of not less than 12 feet. There shall be a side yard setback from an intersecting street of not less than 25 feet. In all other cases, a side yard for a professional building shall not be required. Side yard for dwellings shall be as required in the R-4 district.

(3) Rear Yard. There shall be a rear yard, alley, service court or combination thereof, of not less than 30 feet in depth and all of the service areas of all buildings shall be completely screened from public view with permanent ornamental screening materials. Rear yard for dwellings is the same as R-4 district.

(4) Maximum Lot Coverage. No building or buildings shall cover more than 35 percent of the lot area. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 7).

18.50.040 Height regulations.

No building shall exceed two and one-half stories, or 35 feet in height, except as provided in Chapter 18.115 SCC. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 7).

18.50.050 Off-street parking.

Off-street parking is as regulated in Chapter 18.125 SCC. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 7).

18.50.060 Occupancy limitations.

Occupancy limitations are as regulated in Chapter 18.180 SCC. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 7).