Chapter 17.44


17.44.010    Permitted uses.

17.44.020    Accessory uses.

17.44.030    Conditional uses.

17.44.040    Dimensional standards.

17.44.010 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses are as follows:

A. Manufacturing, assembling, storing, repairing, fabricating or other handling of products and equipment conducted entirely within a building or solid fence six feet high. The operation of which use is normally such that at no time will such use cause:

1. Dissemination of dust, smoke, visible gas, or noxious gases, fumes, noise, vibrations, or odors beyond the boundaries of the site in which such use is conducted;

2. Hazard of fire, explosion, or other physical damage to any adjacent buildings or plant growth;

B. 1. Dwelling units for watchmen, or caretakers on the premises;

2. Existing legal single-family dwellings are permitted uses. They may expand cumulatively up to twenty-five percent until such time as the building converts to a non-single-family use;

C. Telephone exchanges, electric substations and similar uses of public service corporations;

D. Off-site hazardous waste facilities; provided, that such facilities meet the siting criteria adopted in Chapter 70.105 RCW;

E. Distilleries and wineries;

F. Small-scale craft beverage production, provided small-scale craft beverage production uses not defined in the Chelan Municipal Code may be subject to limits on production and the nature and size of accessory uses to ensure that the impacts of the use remain moderate;

G. Wholesale trade;

H. Retail trade serving industrial uses;

I. Agricultural processing facility, agriculturally related industry, and agricultural support services;

J. The following uses when located on W-I zoned properties in the heavy commercial subarea:

1. Heavy Commercial Subarea. Lots fronting SR-150 and less than two acres in size as of the effective date of this subsection.

2. Allowed Uses in Heavy Commercial Subarea.

a. Appliance repair and rental;

b. Building materials, hardware, garden and farm supplies;

c. Contractor’s storage yards;

d. Fuel/chemical distribution and bulk storage;

e. Lumber, basic construction materials, fuels and feeds sales;

f. Machinery and equipment sales and service;

g. Motor vehicle and boat sales and repairs;

h. Personal and professional services;

i. Printers, publishers, newspapers;

j. Agricultural support services;

k. Commercial uses determined by the planning director to be like the permitted uses that are oriented towards serving other commercial businesses. (Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 38) (part), 2017: Ord. 1477 § 5 (Exh. E) (part), 2014: Ord. 1474 § 6, 2014; Ord. 1411 § 3 (Exh. B) (part), 2010: Ord. 1283 § 5(A), 2004: Ord. 1164 § 1, 2000; Ord. 868 § 6, 1989; Ord. 314 § 12A, 1962).

17.44.020 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. Low and moderate impact agricultural tourism uses, subject to standards in Chapter 17.47;

E. Retail and wholesale sales of goods or products manufactured on site, or utilized in manufacturing, repairing, or servicing activities which are permitted in the zone;

F. Temporary and permanent worker housing subject to standards in Section 17.44.040(D). (Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 39) (part), 2017: Ord. 1477 § 5 (Exh. E) (part), 2014: Ord. 1411 § 3 (Exh. B) (part), 2010: Ord. 1022 § 8, 1995; Ord. 886 § 7, 1989; Ord. 868 § 7, 1989; Ord. 314 § 12B, 1962).

17.44.030 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses are as follows:

A. Sanitary landfill provided such use shall meet all of the requirements of the State Board of Public Health;

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

C. Historical site or structure under conditions set out in Section 17.56.200;

D. Gasoline service stations under conditions set forth in Section 17.56.220;

E. Single-family, agricultural uses (includes “truck farms”), nurseries, and vineyards;

F. High impact agricultural tourism uses, subject to standards in Chapter 17.47;

G. Campground or recreational vehicle parks;

H. Parks and playgrounds, including park buildings; and

I. Live-work developments subject to a master site plan and development standards in Section 17.44.040(E). (Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 40) (part), 2017: Ord. 1491 § 5 (Exh. C) (part), 2015: Ord. 1477 § 5 (Exh. E) (part), 2014: Ord. 1411 § 3 (Exh. B) (part), 2010: Ord. 1283 § 5(B), 2004: Ord. 730 § 4, 1984; Ord. 625 § 1 (part), 1979; Ord. 314 § 12C, 1962).

17.44.040 Dimensional standards.

Dimensional standards are as follows:

A. Minimum lot area: ten thousand square feet.

B. Minimum width of lot at building line: sixty-five feet.

C. Standards for multi-family housing in Apple Blossom Center: See PDD approval and development agreement. Density shall not exceed eighteen units per acre or as permitted by the PDD and associated development agreement. Where the development agreement is silent, the city may apply R-M standards to address dimensional and other performance standards.

D. Standards for accessory workforce housing:

1. Maximum gross density: 8.7 du/acre.

2. Development Area. Minimum development area shall be at least ten thousand square feet.

3. Development Standards. Building height, coverage, setbacks shall be consistent with R-M zone at Section 17.24.040.

4. Rents. Rents charged for any on-site residential unit produced to house temporary or permanent workers may not exceed thirty percent of the employee’s gross wages.

5. Maintenance. All employee units shall be regularly maintained, and kept in a safe, sanitary, livable, and rentable condition.

6. Minimum Size. No employee-housing unit shall be less than three hundred square feet.

7. The housing shall accommodate employees of the primary industrial use, whether those employees work on site or off site. An applicant may request that up to fifty percent of the units be available for rental by employees of other businesses, and such a limit shall be specified in deed restrictions subject to review and approval by the administrator and city attorney and shall be recorded with the Chelan County auditor.

8. Deed Restrictions. All employee-housing units shall be subject to minimum fifty-year deed restrictions to ensure long-term use and affordability to employees. All deed restrictions are subject to review and approval by the administrator and city attorney and shall be recorded with the Chelan County auditor. Such deed restriction shall be recorded prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the subject property. Prior to the end of the fifty-year deed restriction period, the city may approve a removal of the deed restriction provided there is a payment in lieu of continuing affordability.

E. Standards for live-work:

1. Proposals for live-work shall include a conceptual plan addressing the following:

a. A project narrative demonstrating consistency with guiding principles and other provisions of the CMC;

b. A scaled master conceptual site plan, identifying critical areas, proposed areas of development, proposed recreation and open space, conceptual grading and drainage, parking, roads, and access;

c. Illustrations, architectural sketches, photos or drawings to assist in understanding and visualizing the design and use of the completed proposed development;

d. Illustration and calculation of general height, bulk, number of dwelling units and square footage of employment and residential-employment buildings; and

e. Intended phasing.

2. Live-work plans shall meet guiding principles:

a. The site should be cohesively designed, mixed-use employment and residential villages designed to promote opportunities for entrepreneurial activities and new economy jobs, “missing middle” housing ownership and rental units, working lands such as agriculture, and recreation opportunities.

b. Residential only development should be designed for townhouses, multiplex, or cottage style units. The share of the property designed for residential only use should equal about twenty-five percent of the site area.

c. Work-live development should be designed to accommodate both business and residential uses in the same area. The resident owners or employees of the business shall be responsible for the business activity performed. The share of the property designed for work-live only use should equal about twenty-five percent of the site area.

d. Business-agriculture development that advances wineries and distilleries, agricultural processing facility, agriculturally related industry, agricultural support services or agri-tourism uses. The share of the property designed for business-agriculture use should equal a minimum of twenty-five percent of the site area and may equal up to fifty percent of the site area.

e. Business uses include light industrial, office, retail, and commercial uses. The share of the property designed for business only use should equal about twenty-five percent of the site area. The share allowed may be less if business-agriculture uses are greater.

f. The conceptual plan should encourage use of open space such as by grape growers, orchardists, or other producers to use open space areas for agricultural activities as well as recreational trails open to the public.

g. Encourage future development to incorporate sustainable design principles in the design, construction and operation of the facilities.

h. Phasing may be allowed provided each phase is consistent with the overall conceptual site plan.

3. Development Area.

a. Minimum development area shall be at least ten thousand square feet. Density shall not exceed 8.7 units per gross acre.

b. Building height, coverage, setbacks shall be consistent with R-M zone at Section 17.24.040.

4. The business activity conducted shall be subject to a valid business license associated with the premises.

5. The most restrictive fire-rating requirements shall apply if multiple occupancies occupy same space.

6. Common areas may include: plazas, trails, recreation, loading areas, storage yards, main entrance, restrooms, and other shared rooms.

7. A goal is to integrate light industrial, commercial, and residential uses. The conceptual plan and site development shall evaluate and mitigate through design and placement of activities that may conflict with equipment/pedestrian or other travel, odors, noise, and vibration.

8. The conceptual site plan shall be reviewed and recorded as a binding site plan consistent with Chapter 16.24. (Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 41) (part), 2017: Ord. 1477 § 5 (Exh. E) (part), 2014: Ord. 1411 § 3 (Exh. B) (part), 2010: Ord. 314 § 12D, 1962).