Chapter 17.40
ZONE C-W – WATERFRONT COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

Sections:

17.40.010    Permitted uses.

17.40.020    Accessory uses.

17.40.030    Conditional uses.

17.40.040    Dimensional standards.

17.40.010 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses are as follows:

A. Residential Uses.

1. Mixed-use developments that include water-dependent and water-oriented commercial uses together with single-family or multi-family uses while promoting public access for significant numbers of the public and/or providing an ecological restoration resulting in a public benefit;

2. Existing legal residential developments as of the date of this subsection are permitted;

B. Boat building;

C. Service stations with appertaining uses; provided, that no vehicle shall be repaired, painted, rented, built or sold upon or from the premises;

D. Commercial or public water transportation facilities, which may include a protected aboveground tank as an accessory use, subject to the conditions set forth in Section 17.40.020(D);

E. Industrial docks with appertaining machinery, which may include a protected aboveground tank as an accessory use, subject to the conditions set forth in Section 17.40.020(D); provided, that no product is manufactured on the premises;

F. Boat servicing and fueling facilities which may include a protected aboveground tank as an accessory use, subject to the conditions set forth in Section 17.40.020(D);

G. Radio and TV studios;

H. Transient businesses;

I. Marina facilities, which may include a protected aboveground tank as an accessory use, subject to the conditions set forth in Section 17.40.020(D);

J. Adult entertainment facilities subject to the provisions of Section 17.04.125;

K. Boat sales, including the display and sale of not more than three motor vehicles at any time as an accessory use to the principal permitted use of boat sales under the following minimum conditions:

1. The display and sale of motor vehicles is permitted only when operated as an accessory use to the principal permitted use of the premises when that principal use is boat sales;

2. No more than three motor vehicles shall be displayed for sale on the subject premises at any time;

3. All motor vehicles for sale shall be maintained in an operable condition at all times that such motor vehicles are located on the subject premises;

4. Motor vehicles for sale shall be licensed and registered with the state at all times that such motor vehicles are located on the subject premises;

5. Motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts shall not be stored, painted, repaired, dismantled, built, restored, or modified in any way on the subject premises;

6. The renting and leasing of motor vehicles is not permitted;

7. The motor vehicle sales activities shall be owned and operated by the owner of the boat sales business located on the subject premises and shall not be delegated or otherwise conveyed to other individuals or entities; and

8. Termination of the boat sales activities located on the subject premises shall terminate any motor vehicle sales business operated on the premises;

L. Parks and playgrounds, including park buildings;

M. Temporary construction offices within the tract or subdivision on which buildings are being erected and only for the duration of active construction;

N. Family day care homes, subject to licensing requirements of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and fire code requirements as set forth in Chapter 212-54 WAC;

O. Home occupations that involve no customers or other business-related visitors to the home business, no signs or other outward appearance that a business exists in the home, no delivery trucks, and no more than one individual residing within the home who is active in the home occupation business; provided, that if the planning director is given satisfactory proof of a physical disability of the individual wishing to engage in a home business or occupation, a volunteer or employee may assist in the home occupation. In addition, the home occupation must comply with the conditions for home occupation set forth in Section 17.56.060 and the fees for a home occupation permit as established by resolution of the city council must be paid;

P. Restaurants, exclusive of drive-ins;

Q. Office, business or professional;

R. Bakery, candy store, or confectionery store, provided all products which are produced are sold only at retail on the premises;

S. Special event as defined in and pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 5.50, as the same exists now or may hereafter be amended;

T. When located outside of shoreline jurisdiction, or if considered part of a water-oriented development:

1. Barber or beauty shops;

2. Shoe sales or repair;

3. Radio, television and small appliance sales and service, provided all storage is contained within the structure;

4. Photographic and musical studio, sales and service;

5. Tailor and upholstery shop;

6. Bank or other financial institution;

7. Apparel;

8. Parking lot;

9. Locksmith;

10. Newspaper, printing or lithography establishment;

11. Florist;

12. Self-service laundry;

13. Arts and crafts; and

14. Private educational institutions. (Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 36) (part), 2017: Ord. 1204 §§ 1, 2, 2001; Ord. 1189 § 4, 2000; Ord. 1104 § 2, 1998; Ord. 911 § 1, 1991; Ord. 837 § 3, 1988; Ord. 724 § 4, 1983: Ord. 355 § 2, 1966; Ord. 314 § 11A, 1962).

17.40.020 Accessory uses.

Accessory uses are as follows:

A. Repealed by Ord. 1022;

B. On-site hazardous waste facilities;

C. Fences permitted under the same conditions as listed in Section 17.20.020(G);

D. Protected aboveground tank for fuel or other flammable products; provided the tank is in conformance with the current edition of the Uniform Fire Code (UFC) as now exists or as may be hereafter amended, and is no larger than two thousand gallons in size. A tank of two thousand one gallons or more and in excess of six feet from existing grade shall require a conditional use permit. The tank shall be enclosed by view-obscuring landscaping or a fence when its location is visible to adjacent residential property. The tank shall have a secondary containment system as defined by the current edition of the UFC, as now exists or as may be hereafter amended. (Ord. 1104 § 3, 1998; Ord. 1022 § 7, 1995; Ord. 886 § 6, 1989; Ord. 868 § 5, 1989; Ord. 314 § 11B, 1962).

17.40.030 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses are as follows:

A. Telephone exchanges, electric substations and similar uses of public service corporations, provided such buildings or installations shall conform or harmonize with the surrounding area;

B. Municipal buildings under conditions set forth in Chapter 17.56;

C. Motels under conditions set forth in Chapter 17.56;

D. Trailer plazas under conditions set forth in Chapter 17.56;

E. Home occupations, not otherwise permitted pursuant to Section 17.40.010, under conditions set forth in Chapter 17.56;

F. Historical site or structure under conditions set forth in Section 17.56.200;

G. Marijuana retail outlets. (Ord. 1474 § 5, 2014; Ord. 1205 § 5, 2001; Ord. 1204 § 3, 2001; Ord. 625 § 1 (part), 1979; Ord. 314 § 11C, 1962).

17.40.040 Dimensional standards.

Dimensional standards are as follows:

A. Minimum lot area: five thousand square feet;

B. Minimum width of lot at building line: fifty feet;

C. Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet;

D. Maximum lot coverage: sixty-five percent;

E. Maximum height of buildings: twenty-five feet; provided, that an applicant may seek a maximum height of thirty-five feet consistent with Section 17.04.200;

F. Minimum setback distances:

Front yard: twenty-five feet;

Rear yard: zero feet;

Side yard: five feet;

Buildings on corner lots shall observe the minimum front yard setback on both streets and shall provide at least one rear yard setback. (Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 37) (part), 2017: Ord. 665 § 6, 1980: Ord. 314 § 11D, 1962).