Chapter 20.33


20.33.010    Intent.

20.33.020    Permitted uses.

20.33.030    Prohibited uses.

20.33.040    Environmental performance standards.

20.33.050    Site area.

20.33.060    Off-street parking.

20.33.070    Landscaping, buffering, fencing and solid waste receptacles.

20.33.080    Design and development guidelines.

20.33.090    Site plan review.

20.33.100    Densities and infill.

20.33.110    Individual lots required.

20.33.010 Intent.

It is the intent of this chapter to:

A.    Serve as a transition between more intense commercial areas and residential land uses, or is located along busier streets where limited office use is being introduced.

B.    Permit the development of areas devoted to certain mixed uses of land which are found to be reasonably compatible, such as medium-density residential (five to eight units per acre), office, and limited types of commercial activities.

C.    Provide strict architectural review through the site plan review process to ensure compatibility with adjoining residential areas; provide development standards to enhance the efficient operation of this district; and to achieve minimum adverse impact on the community as a whole, especially on adjacent properties having different land use characteristics.

D.    Allow residential, retail, and office uses in the same structure. (Ord. 2209 § 2 (part), 2008: Ord. 2024 § 1 (part), 1999).

20.33.020 Permitted uses.

A.    Permitted as provided in Chapter 20.11 CMC.

B.    Other or Related Uses Permitted.

1.    Home occupations as provided in Chapter 20.69 CMC.

2.    Signs. See Chapter 18.24 CMC.

3.    Temporary seasonal produce stands.

C.    Conditional uses as provided in Chapter 20.67 CMC.

D.    Similar or related permitted uses, and criteria for determination of similarity or relatedness, are as follows:

1.    Uses similar to, or related to, those listed in subsection (A) of this section are permitted upon a finding of the community development director and/or the site plan review committee that a particular unlisted use does not conflict with the intent of this chapter or the policies of the Centralia comprehensive plan;

2.    The criteria for such finding of similarity shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

a.    The proposed use is appropriate in this area;

b.    The development standards for permitted uses can be met by the proposed use;

c.    The public need is served by the proposed use. (Ord. 2445 § 2 (Exh. A) (part), 2020: Ord. 2209 § 2 (part), 2008: Ord. 2024 § 1 (part), 1999).

20.33.030 Prohibited uses.

Wireless communication facilities and other uses other than those identified or described in CMC 20.33.020 are prohibited. (Ord. 2346 § 10, 2015: Ord. 2209 § 2 (part), 2008: Ord. 2024 § 1 (part), 1999).

20.33.040 Environmental performance standards.

A.    It shall be the responsibility of the operator and/or the proprietor of any permitted use to provide such reasonable evidence and technical data as the enforcing officer may require to demonstrate that the use or activity is or will be in compliance with the environmental performance standards of Chapter 20.57 CMC.

B.    Failure of the enforcing officer to require such information shall not be construed as relieving the operator and/or the proprietor from compliance with the environmental performance standards of this title.

C.    General character of developments in this district shall be characterized by small development of individual properties, reasonable compatibility with residential character, low traffic generation, limited hours of operation (six a.m. to ten p.m.) and convenient pedestrian access.

D.    Storage. Outside storage of any kind is prohibited. (Ord. 2209 § 2 (part), 2008: Ord. 2024 § 1 (part), 1999).

20.33.050 Site area.

The design and shape of sites shall be as follows:

A.    Minimum lot area: five thousand square feet for nonresidential uses, ten thousand square feet for single-family dwellings, duplexes and twinhomes, twelve thousand square feet for triplexes, and sixteen thousand square feet for four-plexes. The maximum density for a residential development is eight dwellings per acre;

B.    Minimum lot width: fifty feet;

C.    Minimum side yard: five feet for nonresidential uses and ten feet for residential uses;

D.    Minimum rear yard: fifteen feet for nonresidential uses and twenty-five feet for residential uses;

E.    Minimum front yard: fifteen feet for nonresidential uses and twenty feet for residential uses;

F.    Maximum lot coverage (buildings and impervious area): forty percent for nonresidential uses and fifty-four percent for residential uses;

G.    Maximum building height: forty feet;

H.    Minimum corner setbacks: fifteen feet. (Ord. 2209 § 2 (part), 2008: Ord. 2024 § 1 (part), 1999).

20.33.060 Off-street parking.

Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 20.72 CMC. (Ord. 2209 § 2 (part), 2008: Ord. 2024 § 1 (part), 1999).

20.33.070 Landscaping, buffering, fencing and solid waste receptacles.

Landscaping shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 20.50 CMC. (Ord. 2209 § 2 (part), 2008: Ord. 2024 § 1 (part), 1999).

20.33.080 Design and development guidelines.

Developments shall comply with the requirements of CMC 18.10.030, Design and Development Guidelines manual. (Ord. 2209 § 2 (part), 2008: Ord. 2024 § 1 (part), 1999).

20.33.090 Site plan review.

Architectural and building materials review will be critical in this district to ensure that new or remodeled structures maintain an appearance which is highly compatible with adjoining residential areas in accordance with Chapter 20.84 CMC. (Ord. 2209 § 2 (part), 2008).

20.33.100 Densities and infill.

Densities may range from zero to eight units per acre. For unplatted parcels of less than one acre, properties may be divided into the maximum number of lots the minimum lot size will permit, provided said lot has infrastructure available to it to support the lots being created and provided created lots are not less than the average lot size of adjacent developed lots. All residential development on an infill lot shall require site plan review. The intent in conducting site plan review shall be to promote compatibility between the new and existing developments as infill occurs. (Ord. 2209 § 2 (part), 2008).

20.33.110 Individual lots required.

Every detached single-family dwelling, duplex, triplex, or other residential building shall be located on its own lot; provided, however, that apartment buildings designed as a single development may be located on one lot. Creation of a lot or lots shall meet all requirements of the subdivision and short plat code. (Ord. 2209 § 2 (part), 2008).