Chapter 18.55


18.55.010    General description.

18.55.020    Uses permitted.

18.55.030    Area regulations.

18.55.040    Height regulations.

18.55.050    Off-street parking.

18.55.060    Uses permitted on review.

18.55.010 General description.

These districts are composed of land and structures occupied by or suitable for furnishing the retail goods, such as groceries and drugs, and the services, such as barbering and shoe repairing, to satisfy the daily household needs of the surrounding residential neighborhoods. Often located on one or more thoroughfares, these districts are small and are within convenient walking distance of most of the areas they will serve. The district regulations are designed to permit the development of the districts for their purpose and to protect the abutting and surrounding residential areas by requiring certain minimum yard and area standards to be met, standards that are comparable to those called for in residence districts. It is intended that additional local business districts will be created, in accordance with the amendment procedure set forth herein, as they are needed to serve new residential areas. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 8).

18.55.020 Uses permitted.

The following uses shall be permitted in the B-1 local business district:

(1) Living and/or sleeping quarters shall be a permitted use when constructed above the ground and basement floors. No living and/or sleeping quarters shall be permitted in any detached accessory building or structure on the same lot to the rear of any other building.

(2) Auction houses.

(3) Veterinary establishments; provided, that all animals shall be kept inside sound proof air-conditioned buildings.

(4) Banks.

(5) Bakeries employing not more than five persons and when products are sold only at retail on the premises.

(6) Barbershops, beauty parlors, chiropody, massages, or similar personal service shops.

(7) Catering and delicatessen business.

(8) Churches.

(9) Clubs and lodges.

(10) Custom dressmaking, millinery, tailoring or similar retail trades employing not more than five persons on the premises.

(11) Drugstore.

(12) Automobile service establishments including gasoline service stations and automatic car-washing establishments.

(13) Eating and drinking establishments.

(14) Food stores, fruit or vegetable stands.

(15) Funeral homes.

(16) Garden centers, greenhouses, and nurseries.

(17) Laundry and/or cleaning pick-up station, or self-service laundry and dry cleaning.

(18) Milk distribution stations, but not involving any bottling on the premises.

(19) Monument sales.

(20) Motels, motor courts and hotels.

(21) Offices, business or professional only.

(22) Personal or business service establishments.

(23) Pet shops.

(24) Public buildings and ground other than elementary and high schools.

(25) Prefabricated and shell house sales.

(26) Restaurants, tea rooms, drive-in eating stands.

(27) Shops for repair of bicycles, shoes, watches, locks, electrical equipment, or other similar commodities employing not more than five persons on the premises and not involving the conduct of any manufacturing on the premises.

(28) Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to permitted uses not otherwise prohibited in this district which comply with Chapter 18.110 SCC.

(29) No wholesale or jobbing shall be carried on, and no merchandise shall be stored other than that to be sold at retail on the premises; provided, further, that not more than 30 percent of the floor area of any building shall be devoted to reserve stock storage purposes incidental to such primary use.

(30) Open storage uses which shall comply with the following provisions:

(a) All open storage and display of merchandise, material, and equipment shall be screened by adequate ornamental fencing or evergreen planting at the side and rear of the lot on which said open storage or display occurs; provided, however, that screening shall not be required in excess of seven feet in height.

(b) All of the lot used for parking of vehicles, for the storage and display of merchandise, and all driveways used for vehicle ingress and egress shall be constructed and maintained in such a manner that no dust will be produced by continued use.

(c) All servicing of vehicles carried on as an incidental part of the sales operation shall be conducted within a completely enclosed building.

(d) Outdoor lighting, when provided, shall have an arrangement of reflectors and an intensity of lighting which will not interfere with adjacent land uses or the use of adjacent streets, and shall not be of a flashing or intermittent type.

(31) Stores or shops for the conduct of retail business which do not maintain gasoline dispensing services.

(32) Name plate and sign, as regulated in Chapter 18.140 SCC.

(33) Amusement and recreation establishments except open-air drive-in theaters.

(34) Stores for the conduct of retail business which are not gasoline service stations but which do maintain gasoline dispensing services incidental to their primary business provided they meet the requirements of Chapter 18.145 SCC.

(35) Elementary or high schools, public or private. Living or sleeping quarters shall be permitted in the same building with the school use.

(36) Colleges or universities, public or private.

(37) Co-location of telecommunication antenna and related equipment as regulated in SCC 18.185.020(4). (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 8).

18.55.030 Area regulations.

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

(1) Front Yard. All buildings shall setback from the street right-of-way lines not less than 20 feet.

(2) Side Yard. On the side of a lot adjoining a residential district, there shall be a side yard of not less than 25 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 commercial building shall not be required.

(3) Rear Yard. None, except when abutting a residential or professional district and then there shall be a minimum rear yard, alley, service court, or combination thereof, of not less than 25 feet in depth, and all of the service areas of all buildings shall be completely screened from public view with permanent ornamental screening materials.

(4) Maximum Lot Coverage. No building or buildings shall cover more than 35 percent of the lot area. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 8).

18.55.040 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, § 8).

18.55.050 Off-street parking.

Off-street parking is as regulated in Chapter 18.125 SCC. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 8).

18.55.060 Uses permitted on review.

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

(1) Group house.

(2) Medical care facility.

(3) The following uses may be permitted on review by the city council in accordance with provisions contained in Chapter 18.210 SCC; however, this subsection shall not be considered to be a use permitted on review for purposes in Chapters 18.50 and 18.55 SCC:

Living and/or sleeping quarters in detached accessory buildings and on the ground and basement floors of main buildings.

A proposed use under this chapter is to be considered on its own merits using the following criteria as a guide:

(a) The design of the existing building or the proposed building to be built.

(b) The historical significance of the structure on the lot or the historical significance of structures in the immediate vicinity.

(c) The amount of business usage that has at that time already developed in the immediate vicinity of the lot.

(d) The anticipated immediate new business development expected in the vicinity.

(e) Lot size, topography conditions.

(4) Day nurseries, private. (Zoning ordinance Art. 4, § 8).