Chapter 17.46
ZONE SUD – SPECIAL USE DISTRICT

Sections:

17.46.010    Permitted uses.

17.46.020    Accessory uses.

17.46.030    Conditional uses.

17.46.040    Dimensional standards.

17.46.010 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses are as follows:

A. One-family dwellings, but not to exceed one dwelling on any one lot; provided, that the lot abuts on a public street or private road;

B. Crop and tree farming, truck farming, nurseries, and vineyards;

C. Home occupations that involve:

1. Customers or other business-related visitors on an appointment basis to the home business,

2. Home occupation signs shall meet the residential real estate sign requirements of Section 17.58.050(A)(19),

3. No outward appearance that a business exists in the home,

4. 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,

5. The home occupation shall not generate traffic in excess of normal residential traffic. The gross vehicle weight of delivery vehicles shall not exceed eighteen thousand pounds, such as normal residential postal/delivery trucks,

6. Compliance with the conditions for home occupation set forth in Section 17.56.060, and

7. Obtain an administrative conditional use permit. This permit shall be reviewed every year with the business license application. The planning director may hold the business license and may require a full conditional use permit if the home occupation receives complaints of code violations;

D. Expanded home occupations meeting the minimum conditions set forth in Section 17.56.320;

E. Small-scale craft beverage production, subject to those general standards in Chapter 17.47 that may reasonably apply, 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;

F. Bed and breakfast, pursuant to Section 17.56.230. (Ord. 1556 § 6 (Exh. E), 2019: Ord. 1477 § 5 (Exh. D) (part), 2014: Ord. 1423 § 2, 2011; Ord. 1377 § 4 (App. B) (part), 2009; Ord. 1257 § 3, 2002; Ord. 1114 § 6 (part), 1998).

17.46.020 Accessory uses.

Allowed accessory uses are as follows:

A. Fences as allowed under Section 17.20.020(G) and as required pursuant to Section 17.46.040;

B. Cold storage warehouses for produce grown on the premises only;

C. Employee residences located on the property where the resident is employed; provided, that the structures meet the minimum setbacks prescribed in this district;

D. Single-family and joint use docks and boat launches for private, recreational use as accessory to single-family residences;

E. Crop and tree farming, truck farming, nursery buildings;

F. Attached or freestanding private garage, carport or combination thereof not to exceed fifty percent of the floor area of the principal structure, including basement area; provided, that all single-family residences, regardless of size, shall be allowed a minimum size private garage or carport of nine hundred sixty square feet. A garage larger than the standards set out herein shall be allowed as a conditional use under the conditions set forth under Section 17.20.030. Detached garages or carports must be set back twenty-five feet from the front property line;

G. Low and moderate intensity agricultural tourism uses, subject to standards in Chapter 17.47. (Ord. 1477 § 5 (Exh. D) (part), 2014: Ord. 1377 § 4 (App. B) (part), 2009; Ord. 1114 § 6 (part), 1998).

17.46.030 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses are as follows:

A. Places of public or private assembly;

B. Home occupations not meeting the permitted use criteria set forth in Section 17.20.010(F) under conditions set forth in Section 17.56.060;

C. Parks;

D. Community waterfront parks or recreational facilities;

E. Repealed by Ord. 1556;

F. Accessory dwelling unit;

G. High intensity agricultural tourism uses, subject to standards in Chapter 17.47;

H. Campground or recreational vehicle parks; and

I. Parks and playgrounds, including park buildings. (Ord. 1556 § 6 (Exh. E), 2019: Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 42) (part), 2017: Ord. 1491 § 5 (Exh. D) (part), 2015: Ord. 1477 § 5 (Exh. D) (part), 2014: Ord. 1474 § 7, 2014; Ord. 1377 § 4 (App. B) (part), 2009; Ord. 1257 § 4, 2002; Ord. 1114 § 6 (part), 1998).

17.46.040 Dimensional standards.

Dimensional standards are as follows:

A. Minimum lot size and maximum gross density:

1. Minimum lot size: twelve thousand square feet, except where clustered consistent with open space standards of subsection (B)(1) of this section and cluster subdivision standards in Section 16.36.130, the minimum lot size can be eight thousand five hundred square feet.

2. Maximum gross density:

a. SUD zones at the Chelan northwest gateway of the city limits (SR 150 west of Crystal Drive) and southwest gateway of the city limits (SR 97 west of S Millard Street):

i. One dwelling unit per five acres if development is not clustered subject to building placement standards of Section 17.04.190(C)(1)(c); or

ii. One dwelling unit per one acre where the development is clustered consistent with open space standards of subsection (B)(1) of this section and cluster subdivision standards in Section 16.36.130. A density bonus may be allowed per subsection (A)(2)(c) of this section.

b. SUD zone at Lord Acres (centered in vicinity of SR 150 and Dietrich Road):

i. One dwelling unit per five acres if development is not clustered; or

ii. Three dwelling units per one acre where the development is clustered consistent with open space standards of subsection (B)(2) of this section and cluster subdivision standards in Section 16.36.130. A density bonus may be allowed per subsection (A)(2)(c) of this section.

c. SUD Density Bonus. A twenty percent density bonus may be allowed where affordable housing is provided at a rate of one affordable unit for every four market rate units. Units designated as affordable shall be designated for households earning one hundred ten percent or less of the county area median income. Affordable units shall be subject to minimum fifty-year deed restrictions to ensure long-term use and affordability. 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.

B. Minimum open space:

1. SUD zone at Gateways: minimum sixty percent of land retained in agricultural and open space use.

2. SUD zone at Lord Acres (centered in vicinity of SR 150 and Dietrich Road): twenty percent. Density bonus allowed to equal additional percentages of open space. Example: Twenty-five percent open space equates to a five percent density bonus.

C. Minimum lot width at the building line:

1. Eight-thousand-five-hundred-square-foot lot: fifty feet;

2. Twelve-thousand-square-foot lot: eighty feet;

3. One acre or greater: one hundred feet.

D. Maximum lot coverage:

1. Less than or equal to eight-thousand-five-hundred-square-foot lot: thirty-five percent;

2. Greater than eight thousand five hundred or equal to twelve thousand square feet: thirty percent;

3. Greater than twelve thousand square feet or equal to one acre: fifteen percent;

4. Greater than one acre or equal to five acres: five percent.

E. Maximum height:

1. Within public view corridor: twenty-five feet;

2. Outside of public view corridor: thirty-five feet.

F. Minimum Setback Distances.

1. Front Yard.

a. Residential: twenty feet. Setback averaging may be allowed within a new development as appropriate to the project and the site:

i. Contingent on city review and approval of detailed site plan.

ii. The minimum setback in any averaged development must be ten feet.

iii. An average setback of twenty feet must be achieved.

b. New agricultural tourism and small-scale craft beverage production structures: twenty-five feet;

2. Side Yard.

a. Residential: five feet,

b. New agricultural tourism and small-scale craft beverage production structures: ten feet;

3. Rear Yard.

a. Residential: fifteen feet; ten feet adjoining open space.

b. New agricultural tourism and small-scale craft beverage production structures: twenty feet.

G. Buffers between Noncompatible Uses.

1. Buffers to include physical spacing and visual screening will be required between adjacent, noncompatible uses. Fences shall be placed on the dividing property line. Plantings shall be placed on property owned and maintained by the property owner(s); the distance from the property line shall be adequate to allow for the anticipated size of the mature plant.

2. Buffers shall be created for all new development including residential, with the following exceptions:

a. An individual single-family residence shall not be required to place a buffer on any lot line abutting or facing another single-family residence.

b. Buffering requirements for agricultural tourism uses shall be determined by the administrator based on the nature and anticipated impacts of the new use.

3. Buffers are specifically required in the following instances:

a. For all new nonagricultural development, including agricultural tourism uses, adjacent to any residential or agricultural use;

b. For new agricultural development adjacent to any nonagricultural use.

4. New development adjacent to existing, unlike development (as defined above), shall provide visual and trespass-inhibiting screening to include the following:

a. A minimum six-foot, sight-obscuring, trespass-resistant fence.

b. Plantings to include a minimum single row of evergreen shrubs or trees which will achieve a height of no less than six feet at maturity; spaced at appropriate intervals to provide a solid screen at maturity. (Plantings should be drought-tolerant and hardy to winter conditions typical to the area. Nuisance shrubs and trees, or those with root systems likely to damage fencing or adjacent lawn or properties, are prohibited.) In case of tree/crop farming, the planning director may consider the use as the buffer.

c. A minimum planting width of ten feet.

d. A planting plan prepared and stamped by a landscape architect registered in the state of Washington. The plan must identify plantings that will achieve the visual screening, trespass inhibiting, and long-term sustainability goals of this section. (The planting plan must be submitted prior to project approval, and must comply with all other planting requirements of this code.)

e. An irrigation system sufficient to serve the entire planting strip. (An irrigation plan must be submitted prior to project approval.)

5. Maintenance of landscaped buffers shall be the responsibility of the property developer or future owner(s) of subject property. The long-term maintenance plan must be submitted with the landscape plan and approved by the responsible city official. A note on the deed will specify a responsibility for the long-term maintenance of the buffer to run with the land.

a. All plantings must be weeded and maintained regularly;

b. Diseased or dying shrubs or trees must be replaced with similar plants projected to achieve the desired screening effect;

c. Fences must be maintained in good order at all times.

H. Hillside developments: See Chapter 17.59, Hillside Development and Design Standards. (Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 43) (part), 2017: Ord. 1477 § 5 (Exh. D) (part), 2014: Ord. 1377 § 4 (App. B) (part), 2009; Ord. 1114 § 6 (part), 1998).