Chapter 17.48
ZONE T-A – TOURIST ACCOMMODATIONS DISTRICT

Sections:

17.48.010    Permitted uses.

17.48.020    Accessory uses.

17.48.030    Conditional uses.

17.48.040    T-A dimensional standards excluding T-A Overlay.

17.48.050    Fence screening provisions.

17.48.060    T-A Overlay District dimensional standards.

17.48.010 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses are as follows:

A. Single-family, two-family, three-family and multi-family dwellings, townhouses, and cottage housing developments provided they do not accommodate short-term nightly rentals and are intended to house year-round residents or seasonal employees for periods no less than thirty days;

B. Motels, hotels, lodges or similar resort accommodation operations, short-term rental units, and bed and breakfasts pursuant to conditions in Section 17.56.230 whereby the bed and breakfast may be permitted as an administrative permit;

C. Restaurants, exclusive of drive-ins;

D. Barber or beauty shops;

E. Travel agencies and tourist bureaus;

F. Souvenir and gift shops;

G. Bookstores and newsstands;

H. Boat launching facilities, marinas and similar facilities;

I. Professional offices;

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

K. Per Chapter 17.47, low intensity, moderate intensity, and high intensity agri-tourism uses are allowed in the T-A Overlay;

L. Alternative Housing Types Model Ordinance upon Adoption. Alternative housing types, including but not limited to tiny homes, cottage housing developments, or zero-lot-line developments for the purpose of providing affordable housing or increasing the available stock of year-round housing through the affordable housing program, once adopted or any similar policy of the city permitting such use. (Ord. 1556 § 5 (Exh. D) (part), 2019: Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 45) (part), 2017: Ord. 1355 § 3 Exh. 1 (part), 2008; Ord. 1245 § 3, 2002; Ord. 1114 § 3, 1998; Ord. 670 § 1, 1980: Ord. 338 § 2 (part), 1965: Ord. 314 § 13A, 1962).

17.48.020 Accessory uses.

Accessory uses are as follows:

A. Repealed by Ord. 1022;

B. Fences permitted under the same conditions listed in Section 17.20.020(G).

C. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). ADUs are allowed provided they are accessory to a permitted single-family residence. One ADU appurtenant to a single-family residence is permitted, provided one unit, either the primary unit or ADU, is either owner-occupied or leased on a long-term basis. ADUs associated with single-family residences shall comply with conditions set forth in Sections 17.14.050(D) and 17.20.020. (Ord. 1556 § 5 (Exh. D) (part), 2019: Ord. 1022 § 9, 1995; Ord. 886 § 8 (part), 1989; Ord. 670 § 2, 1980: Ord. 338 § 2 (part), 1965: Ord. 314 § 13B, 1962).

17.48.030 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses are as follows:

A. Municipal buildings and facilities;

B. Places of public or private assembly;

C. Campgrounds or recreational vehicle parks;

D. Recreation and amusement facilities;

E. Restaurants with cocktail lounges exclusive of taverns and bars, but not within one hundred fifty feet of any residential zone;

F. Self-service laundry;

G. Drive-ins;

H. Repealed by Ord. 1556;

I. Restaurants with brewpubs as an accessory use where the brewpub activity does not utilize more than forty-nine percent of the structure, excluding office space and shared storage. Restaurants with brewpubs are subject to conditions set forth in Section 17.56.270;

J. Marijuana producers;

K. Community waterfront parks, parks and playgrounds, including park buildings; and

L. Resort plans in the T-A Overlay. (Ord. 1556 § 5 (Exh. D) (part), 2019: Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 46) (part), 2017: Ord. 1491 §§ 5, 7 (Exh. E) (part), 2015: Ord. 1474 § 8, 2014; Ord. 1120 § 1, 1998; Ord. 800 § 6, 1987; Ord. 670 § 3, 1980: Ord. 625 § 1 (part), 1979; Ord. 338 § 2 (part), 1965: Ord. 314 § 13C, 1962).

17.48.040 T-A dimensional standards excluding T-A Overlay.

Dimensional standards are as follows for the T-A zone except in the T-A Overlay, which is guided by Section 17.48.060:

A. Maximum density and minimum lot area:

1. Maximum gross density: 8.7 du/acre for single-family detached dwellings and eighteen dwelling units per acre for all other forms of dwellings; and

2. Minimum lot area: five thousand square feet for single-family detached dwellings;

3. One thousand five hundred square feet per all other forms of dwelling unit; provided, that there shall be a minimum parcel area of ten thousand square feet and maximum density shall not be exceeded;

4. Provided, that single-family residential may have a density bonus of 0.25 units per acre, for a total of 8.95 gross dwelling units per acre if providing affordable housing. To earn the bonus, a minimum of ten percent of dwellings shall consist of housing affordable to households earning one hundred ten percent or less of the area median income, or consisting of workforce housing guaranteed for such purposes for the long-term subject to minimum fifty-year deed restrictions to ensure long-term use and affordability. Such deed restrictions shall be in a form approved by the administrator and city attorney and recorded with the Chelan County auditor 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 lot width at the building line: fifty feet.

C. Maximum lot coverage: seventy-five percent for nonresidential development and sixty percent for residential development.

D. Maximum height: forty feet; provided, that an applicant may seek a maximum height of fifty feet consistent with Section 17.04.200.

E. Minimum setback distance:

1. All structures shall be set back at least twenty-five feet from the front property line. The setback for commercial structures may be reduced to ten feet upon compliance with the following:

a. A minimum landscaped buffer of at least ten feet in width is located between the building and the property line.

b. An agreement in a form acceptable to the city guaranteeing the property owner will maintain the landscaped buffer is executed by the property owner and filed with the city.

c. The landscaped buffer shall be designed so as not to impair site distance requirements and other traffic safety concerns of the city.

d. A detailed site plan shall be submitted to the city administrator for review and approval prior to the issuance of a building permit.

e. The property owner shall improve the city right-of-way adjacent to the property, which may include the construction of a sidewalk conforming to city standards if required by the city administrator or the execution of a waiver of protest for a local improvement district to construct street and sidewalk improvements.

2. Side yard minimum: five feet.

3. Rear yard minimum: twenty feet.

F. Hillside developments: See Chapter 17.59, Hillside Development and Design Standards. (Ord. 1533 § 6 (Exh. 47) (part), 2017: Ord. 935 § 2, 1992; Ord. 670 § 4, 1980: Ord. 338 § 2 (part), 1965: Ord. 314 § 13D, 1962).

17.48.050 Fence screening provisions.

A continuous fence supplemented with landscaped plantings or a continuous wall, evergreen hedge or combination thereof, must be provided so as to effectively screen the use which it encloses, along each property line which abuts or faces across an alley any lot in a residential zone. Such screening is to be maintained in good condition. (Ord. 886 § 8 (part), 1989: Ord. 670 § 5, 1980: Ord. 314 § 13E, 1962).

17.48.060 T-A Overlay District dimensional standards.

 A. Purpose. This overlay conserves valuable resources and environmentally sensitive lands such as steep slopes, erosion hazard areas, streams and ravines, and considers wildfire potential, yet allows for recreation and seasonal residential or hospitality development where appropriate to site conditions and designed to protect public views of the Butte’s natural landforms and vistas that are visible from downtown and Don Morse Park. Structures are encouraged to concentrate on a portion of the site with the remaining reserved in open space or agricultural use such as vineyards, and traversed with sensitively designed recreational features such as trails.

B. Maximum Densities. Maximum densities are based on presence of utilities and clustering. If a resort plan is prepared, a gross density of four to 8.7 units per acre is possible.

 

Scenario

Gross Density Units per Acre

Utilities, no clustering

0.20

Utilities, clustering

1.00

With clustering and density bonuses

Up to 1.5 (maximum achievable if including one or more bonuses below)

Recreational trail system open to general public, or public amenities open to general public and offering scenic views or contributing to active lifestyle

Add 0.25

Increased open space or agricultural retention 10 percent above minimum required

Add 0.25

Minimum 10 percent of dwellings consist of housing affordable to households earning 110 percent or less of the area median income, or consisting of workforce housing guaranteed for such purposes for the long-term subject to minimum 50-year deed restrictions to ensure long-term use and affordability. Such deed restrictions shall be in a form approved by the administrator and city attorney and recorded with the Chelan County auditor prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the subject property. Prior to the end of the 50-year deed restriction period, the city may approve a removal of the deed restriction provided there is a payment in lieu of continuing affordability.

Add 0.25

Resort plan for property with minimum of 20 acres, subject to performance standards

4 to 8.7 by conditional use permit

C. Minimum lot sizes in area:

1. Unclustered: one unit per five acres;

2. Clustered, no bonus: twelve thousand square feet;

3. Clustered, bonus: eight thousand five hundred square feet;

4. Clustered, bonus, townhouse: No townhouse lot shall contain an area of less than two thousand five hundred square feet;

5. Resort plan: five thousand square feet for single-family detached dwellings and no less than one thousand five hundred square feet in area for all other dwellings, subject to density limits.

D. 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;

4. Townhouses: seventeen feet.

E. Maximum lot coverage:

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

a. Single-family detached dwellings: thirty-five percent;

b. Townhouses: sixty percent;

c. All other uses: forty 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.

F. Minimum open space for clustered development shall be fifty percent of land retained in agricultural, recreation, or open space use. Density bonus allowed for provision of public trail, or public recreation facility, or if providing sixty percent retention of agricultural, recreation, open space uses pursuant to subsection B of this section.

G. 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. Nonresidential uses: twenty-five feet.

2. Side Yard.

a. Residential: five feet;

b. Nonresidential uses: ten feet.

3. Rear Yard.

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

b. Nonresidential uses: twenty feet.

4. Setback from ridgeline: twenty feet from top of ridgeline.

H. Maximum height: forty feet.

I. Clustered developments shall meet cluster subdivision standards Section 16.36.130.

J. Hillside developments: See Chapter 17.59, Hillside Development and Design Standards.

K. Resort plan performance standards: See Section 17.56.340. (Ord. 1533 § 8 (Exh. 90) (part), 2017).