Chapter 22.32
M-1 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT

Sections:

I. Development Regulations

22.32.010    Generally.

22.32.020    Permitted uses.

22.32.030    Accessory uses.

22.32.040    Conditional uses.

22.32.050    Prohibited uses.

22.32.060    Yard requirements.

22.32.070    Required open spaces.

22.32.080    Maximum lot coverage.

22.32.090    Permitted height.

22.32.100    Landscaping.

22.32.110    Signs.

22.32.120    Parking requirements.

II. Industrial Performance Standards

22.32.130    Generally.

22.32.140    Noise.

22.32.150    Glare.

22.32.160    Storage and handling of inflammables.

22.32.170    Electrical interference.

22.32.180    Odor, fume or dust emissions.

22.32.190    Smoke and particulate matter emissions.

22.32.200    Particulate matter emission rates.

22.32.210    Waste storage.

22.32.220    Storage areas.

I. Development Regulations

22.32.010 Generally.

Light industrial zones are intended for light manufacturing, which will provide for the location and grouping of industrial activities and uses involving the processing, handling and creating of products, plus the research and development required in such creation. These uses are largely devoid of nuisance factors, hazards or exceptional demands upon public facilities and services. A further intent is to apply zoning protection to the industries so located by prohibiting the intrusion of incompatible uses and allowing those commercial enterprises that are supportive of those industries. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.020 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses in the M-1 light industrial district shall be as follows:

A. Commercial nurseries or greenhouses;

B. Job printing establishments;

C. Auction houses (excluding animals);

D. Commercial laundries and cleaners;

E. Motor freight transportation and sales;

F. Heavy machinery and equipment repair;

G. Automotive washing, repairing, sales and parking;

H. Automotive, truck and equipment rentals;

I. Building materials sales and storage;

J. General warehousing including wholesale trade;

K. Light manufacturing or processing of materials, equipment and chemicals, where such manufacturing or processing does not emit noise, smoke, odor, flame, dirt, glare or vibration which in any way affects any property beyond the district boundary, or use any radioactive or otherwise dangerous materials, or is declared a nuisance in any court of law;

L. Machine shops. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.030 Accessory uses.

Accessory uses in the M-1 light industrial district shall be as follows:

A. Temporary buildings for and during construction;

B. Research and office uses related to a permitted industrial operation;

C. Utility buildings and storage of equipment;

D. Caretakers quarters (not more than one per parcel);

E. Open storage of materials associated with a permitted industrial use. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.040 Conditional uses.

A. The processing of raw material for shipment in bulk form, to be used in industrial or commercial operation;

B. Any manufacturing or industrial use not permitted that can be proven not harmful or a nuisance in its proposed location;

C. Gas stations;

D. Recreational activities including but not limited to bowling alleys, skating rinks, golf driving ranges, etc.;

E. Open storage not usually accessory to a permitted use (except in front yards where it will be prohibited);

F. Retail uses permitted in C-1 that provide service to the industrial development;

G. Restaurants;

H. Halfway house; see also Section 22.28.130.

I. Any use not explicitly permitted in the M-1 light industrial district shall require approval of a conditional use permit. (Ord. 1059-12 § 16: Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.050 Prohibited uses.

Manufacturing development which creates unusual danger from fire, explosion, toxic and noxious matter, radiation and other hazards and which causes noxious, offensive, unhealthful odor, fumes, dust, smoke, light, waste, noise or vibration is prohibited in the M-1 light industrial district. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.060 Yard requirements.

Yard requirements in the M-1 light industrial district shall be as follows:

A. Front Yard. A minimum of twenty feet shall be required, measured from any public street right-of-way or lot line to the base of any building or structure, except that a minimum of thirty feet shall be required whenever a lot or parcel in the M-1 zone abuts any street which separates an M-1 zone from any R zone. A minimum of ten feet of the distance from the public street right-of-way or lot line shall be landscaped as specified in Section 22.60.030(E).

B. Side Yards. Seven and one-half feet required, except that a minimum side yard of fifty feet shall be required whenever a lot or parcel in the M-1 zone abuts any lot or parcel in any R zone and a minimum side yard of thirty feet shall be required whenever a lot or parcel in the M-1 zone abuts any street or alley which separates any M-1 zone from any R zone.

1. Ten feet; or

2. Five feet of landscaping must abut the R zone as specified in Section 22.60.030 (E).

C. Rear Yard. Ten feet required, except that a minimum rear yard of fifty feet shall be required whenever a lot or parcel of land in the M-1 zone abuts a lot or parcel in any R zone, or except eight feet when abutting rail, and a minimum rear yard of thirty feet shall be required whenever a lot or parcel in the M-1 zone abuts any street or alley which separates an M-1 zone from any R zone.

1. Ten feet; or

2. Five feet of landscaping must abut the R zone as specified in Section 22.60.030 (E).

D. Side Street Yard. A minimum of twenty feet shall be required, measured from any public street right-of-way to the base of any building or structure, except that a minimum side street yard of thirty feet shall be required whenever a lot or parcel in the M-1 zone abuts any street or alley which separates an M-1 zone from any R zone. Five feet of landscaping shall abut the street as specified in Section 22.60.030(E). (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.070 Required open spaces.

Additional open spaces, both as to amount and location on the premises may be required in connection with a conditional use permit. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.080 Maximum lot coverage.

The maximum lot coverage in an M-1 light industrial district with all buildings or structures shall not exceed sixty-five percent of the total lot area. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.090 Permitted height.

No maximum height is imposed in an M-1 light industrial district, but when a building exceeds forty-five feet in height, the portion of the building above forty-five feet shall set back one foot from each side and rear property line for each one foot such building exceeds forty-five feet in height. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.100 Landscaping.

Landscaping requirements in an M-1 light industrial district shall be as specified in Chapter 22.60. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.110 Signs.

Sign requirements in an M-1 light industrial district shall be as provided for in Chapter 22.64. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.120 Parking requirements.

Parking requirements in an M-1 light industrial district shall be as provided for in Chapter 22.40. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

II. Industrial Performance Standards

22.32.130 Generally.

Industrial uses shall be subject to the conditions set forth in this chapter. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.140 Noise.

In all industrial districts the noise emanating from premises used for industrial activities shall not exceed those limits as set forth in WAC 173-60-040 as presently exists or as hereafter may be amended. (Ord. 908-01 § 1: Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.150 Glare.

Industrial and exterior lighting shall not be used in such a manner that produces glare on public highways and neighboring property. Arc welding, acetylene torch cutting or similar processes shall be performed so as not to be seen from any point beyond the outside of the property. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.160 Storage and handling of inflammables.

In terms of fire and safety hazards, the storage and handling of inflammable liquids, liquefied petroleum gases and explosives shall comply with rules and regulations falling under the jurisdiction of the city fire marshal, the laws of the state and other local ordinances. There shall be no bulk storage of inflammable gas. Enameling and paint spraying operation shall be permitted when incidental to the principal operation and when such operations are contained within a masonry building of two-hour fire-restrictive construction. Bulk storage of inflammable liquids below ground shall be permitted and the tank shall be located not closer to the property line than the greatest dimension (diameter, length or height) of the tank. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.170 Electrical interference.

Provisions must be made for necessary shielding or other preventive measures against interference occasioned by mechanical, electrical and nuclear equipment, uses or processes with electrical apparatus in nearby buildings or land uses. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.180 Odor, fume or dust emissions.

The emission of noxious odors of any kind shall not be permitted, nor the emission of any toxic or corrosive fumes or gases. Dust created by an industrial operation shall not be exhausted or wasted into the air. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.190 Smoke and particulate matter emissions.

A. The emission of smoke or particulate matter of a density equal to or greater than the following numbers on the Ringlemann Chart as currently published and used by the U.S. Bureau of Mines is prohibited at all times: M-1 light industrial, Ringlemann Chart No. 2.

B. Dust and other types of air pollution borne by the wind from such sources as storage areas and roads shall be minimized by appropriate landscaping, paving, oiling or other acceptable means. Emission of particulate matter in excess of the following weight limitations per cubic foot of conveying gas or air measured at any property line is prohibited: M-1 light industrial, two-tenths grain. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.200 Particulate matter emission rates.

The rate of emission of particulate matter from all sources on any property shall not exceed a net weight per acre of property during any one hour as follows: M-1 light industrial, one pound per acre. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.210 Waste storage.

Liquid and solid wastes, storage of animal or vegetable wastes which attract insects or rodents or otherwise create a health hazard shall be prohibited. No waste products shall be exposed to view from eye level from any property line in an M-1 district. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).

22.32.220 Storage areas.

All storage shall be located within any area not closer than twenty feet from the street right-of-way line and shall be enclosed with a heavy wire fence or a similar-type fence with the top of the fence not to be less than six feet above the adjoining street level, or by an attractive hedge or board fence at least six feet high. In case of the open storage of lumber, coal or other combustible material, a roadway shall be provided, graded, surfaced and maintained from the street to the rear of the property to permit free access of fire trucks at any time. (Ord. 817 § 2 (part), 1996).