Chapter 18.27


18.27.010    General intent.

18.27.020    Permitted uses.

18.27.030    Setback and bulk regulations.

18.27.040    Off-street parking and loading requirements.

18.27.010 General intent.

The intent of this zone is to provide appropriately located areas for office uses, retail stores and service establishments offering commodities and services required by residents of the city and its surrounding market area in the midtown subarea. (Ord. 1415 § 1 (Att. A), 2011).

18.27.020 Permitted uses.

The land uses permitted in the MC zone are listed in the zoning matrix, Chapter 18.08 BLMC. (Ord. 1415 § 1 (Att. A), 2011).

18.27.030 Setback and bulk regulations.

The following bulk regulations apply to uses in this district:

A. Minimum Front Setback.

1. Service station pump islands: 15 feet from street property line;

2. Other structures may be built to the edge of the right-of-way, subject to utility easements, landscaping requirements and sight distance for streets or driveways; and provided, that the public works director may require a greater setback from streets with inadequate rights-of-way.

B. Minimum side and rear setback for structures shall be 30 feet from a residential zoned area from the building to the property line.

C. Minimum rear setback for structures on lots adjacent to other than residential zones shall be consistent with building code requirements.

D. Maximum height of buildings: 35 feet. Structures which are 35 to 50 feet may be approved by the community development director, with concurrence of the fire marshal of Pierce County Fire Protection District No. 22 regarding provisions for fire protection and emergency rescue.

E. Any use in an MC zone shall provide a minimum of 10 percent of the site as landscaping or public open space, excluding parking and driving surfaces.

F. Residential density: same as the R-3 zone. (Ord. 1415 § 1 (Att. A), 2011).

18.27.040 Off-street parking and loading requirements.

For off-street parking and loading requirements, see Commercial Development Standards, Chapter 18.31 BLMC. (Ord. 1415 § 1 (Att. A), 2011).