Chapter 17.26
RESIDENTIAL/OFFICE (R/O) ZONING DISTRICT

Sections:

17.26.010    Purpose.

17.26.020    Permitted uses.

17.26.030    Accessory uses.

17.26.040    Conditional uses.

17.26.050    Minimum lot size and maximum density.

17.26.060    Setbacks.

17.26.070    Open area.

17.26.080    Height limit.

17.26.090    Lot width.

17.26.100    Off-street parking.

17.26.110    Screening.

17.26.120    Impact to adjacent residential housing.

17.26.130    Site design.

17.26.140    Appeals.

17.26.010 Purpose.

The residential/office (R/O) district is intended to accommodate a mix of multifamily residential buildings and office space that architecturally reflect the historic character of this area. Because this district fronts Peace Portal Drive, a gateway street into the downtown commercial center, these buildings should visually enhance this route. (Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 §§ 2, 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.26.020 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses in the residential/office district are:

A. Single-family dwellings;

B. Offices designed to blend with the historic residential character of the surrounding neighborhood, and result in minimal impact to the adjacent neighborhoods. (Ord. 2900 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.26.030 Accessory uses.

A. Accessory uses in the residential/office district are garages, swimming pools, storage and other uses customarily incidental to the permitted use.

B. Family day care homes and adult family care facilities. (Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.26.040 Conditional uses.

A. Nursing homes.

B. Day care centers.

C. Multifamily dwellings. (Ord. 2900 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 2879 § 1 (Exh. A § 7), 2016; Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2577 § 5, 2004; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.26.050 Minimum lot size and maximum density.

A. Minimum lot size in the residential/office district is 6,000 square feet.

B. Maximum density is 24 units per acre. (Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.26.060 Setbacks.

Setbacks in the residential/office district are:

A. Front, 20 feet;

B. Rear, 20 feet;

C. Side, eight feet on each side on lots up to 50 feet of frontage. Twelve feet on lots from 51 to 75 feet of frontage. Lots over 75 feet of frontage shall have 16-foot side yard setbacks. (Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.26.070 Open area.

The open area requirement in the residential/office district is 30 percent of the total property area. (Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.26.080 Height limit.

The height limit in the residential/office district is 35 feet. (Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.26.090 Lot width.

Minimum lot width in the residential/office district is 50 feet. (Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.26.100 Off-street parking.

A. Off-street parking shall be provided in the residential/office district in accordance with specifications in Chapter 17.124 BMC.

B. Parking along Peace Portal Drive is restricted.

C. Parking shall be located in such a manner that access is gained from side streets and single-family housing in the SF districts is minimally impacted by associated traffic. (Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003)

17.26.110 Screening.

In addition to those landscape requirements in Chapter 17.126 BMC, at those locations in the residential/office district where an office use is proposed on a lot or lots which abut or are across an alley from residential units, a sight-obscuring buffer is required. This buffer area shall be a minimum of six feet wide and consist of vegetation and fencing (if necessary) which shall be a minimum of six feet high at the time of installation. A minimum of one tree per 80 square feet of buffer area shall be required. (Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006; Ord. 2554 § 3, 2003. Formerly 17.26.120)

17.26.120 Impact to adjacent residential housing.

A. Light shall not trespass on adjacent properties nor result in glare to adjacent residential occupants.

B. Outdoor lights shall be shielded so that the direct light from the fixture is directed downward and does not cross property lines as indicated in this illustration.

(Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007; Ord. 2628 § 2, 2006)

17.26.130 Site design.

A. Front Yards/Entrances.

1. Where feasible, when lots abut Peace Portal Drive, primary use structures shall be fronted on and oriented towards Peace Portal Drive.

2. Front yards shall be designed to function as usable outdoor space and provide a clear, welcoming and safe entry for pedestrians from the public sidewalk and streets.

3. Landscaping shall screen outdoor storage areas and dumpsters.

B. Location of Garages.

1. Where feasible, garages shall be located away from the street frontage of the primary building.

2. Garage doors and automobiles shall not dominate front yards.

3. Garages shall be subordinate to the primary building with similar design and materials. (Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 3, 2007)

17.26.140 Appeals.

Appeals of a final decision shall be submitted pursuant to BMC 17.06.180, Appeals. (Ord. 2824 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 2673 § 2, 2007)