Chapter 33.13
URBAN ZONES

Sections:

33.13.010    Urban Residential High Density (URH).

33.13.020    Urban Residential Low Density (URL).

33.13.030    Urban Very Low Density (VLD).

33.13.040    Urban Low Density (LD).

33.13.050    Urban Very Low Density/Urban Low Density (VLD/LD).

33.13.060    Urban Moderate Density (MD).

33.13.070    Open Space Overlay/Open Space Corridors (OS).

SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 581    12/19/95

AMENDED SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 601    07/23/96

Ord. 643    07/28/98

Ord. 747    12/16/03

Ord. 766    12/21/04

33.13.010 Urban Residential High Density (URH).

The purpose of the Urban Residential High Density zoning district is to provide areas of high-density multiple-family residential development free from encroachment of commercial and industrial activities.

(1) Allowed Land Uses. The following land uses should be allowed outright in the Urban Residential High zoning district:

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Agricultural activities

•    

Bed and breakfast inns

•    

Child daycare center

•    

Churches

•    

Duplexes

•    

Family daycare providers

•    

Home enterprises

•    

Lodges

•    

Mobile home parks

•    

Multiple-family dwellings

•    

Planned unit developments

•    

Schools

•    

Single-family dwellings

•    

Timber harvesting

(2) Conditional Land Uses. The following land uses should be permitted in the Urban Residential High Density zoning district through a special permitting process with public input and a determination that the proposed use is consistent with applicable land use regulations and the character of the neighborhood:

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Cemeteries

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Grocery stores

•    

Home-based industries

•    

Medical service facilities

•    

Outdoor-oriented recreational activity

•    

Restaurants

(3) Prohibited Land Uses. The following land uses should be prohibited in the Urban Residential High Density zoning district:

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Airports

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Asphalt plants

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Business parks

•    

Commercial greenhouses

•    

Commercial horse facility

•    

Commercial storage

•    

Gas stations

•    

Mineral extraction

•    

Motels

•    

Primitive campgrounds

•    

Professional offices

•    

Race tracks

•    

Research facilities

•    

Retail stores

•    

RV parks

•    

Shooting ranges

•    

Taverns

•    

Timber labor camps

•    

Tourist shops

•    

Vehicular repair

•    

Veterinarian clinics/kennels

•    

Wood manufacturing

•    

Wrecking yards

(4) Maximum Residential Density. One dwelling unit per 12,500 square feet.

(5) Maximum Lot Size. 21,500 square feet, unless the remaining lot in a subdivision is greater than five (5) acres and capable of being redivided.

(6) Minimum Lot Size: 7,000 square feet.

(7) Setbacks:

(a) Front yard – forty-five (45) feet from a local access street, fifty (50) feet from an arterial street, sixty (60) feet from a highway.

(b) Side yard – eight (8) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a side street).

(c) Rear yard – fifteen (15) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a rear street).

33.13.020 Urban Residential Low Density (URL).

The purpose of the Urban Residential Low Density zoning district is provide areas of urban density, multiple-family residential development free from encroachment of commercial and industrial activities.

(1) Allowed Land Uses. The following land uses should be allowed outright in the Urban Residential Low Density zoning district:

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Agricultural activities

•    

Bed and breakfast inns

•    

Child daycare center

•    

Churches

•    

Duplexes

•    

Family daycare providers

•    

Home-based industries

•    

Home enterprises

•    

Lodges

•    

Mobile home parks

•    

Multiple-family dwellings

•    

Planned unit developments

•    

Schools

•    

Single-family dwellings

•    

Timber harvesting

(2) Conditional Land Uses. The following land uses should be permitted in the Urban Residential Low Density zoning district through a special permitting process with public input and a determination that the proposed use is consistent with applicable land use regulations and the character of the neighborhood:

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Cemeteries

•    

Grocery stores

•    

Medical service facilities

•    

Outdoor-oriented recreational activity

•    

Restaurants

•    

RV parks

(3) Prohibited Land Uses. The following land uses should be prohibited in the Urban Residential Low Density zoning district:

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Airports

•    

Asphalt plants

•    

Business parks

•    

Commercial greenhouses

•    

Commercial horse facility

•    

Commercial storage

•    

Gas stations

•    

Mineral extraction

•    

Motels

•    

Primitive campgrounds

•    

Professional offices

•    

Race tracks

•    

Research facilities

•    

Retail stores

•    

Shooting ranges

•    

Taverns

•    

Timber labor camps

•    

Tourist shops

•    

Vehicular repair

•    

Veterinarian clinics/kennels

•    

Wood manufacturing

•    

Wrecking yards

(4) Maximum Residential Density. One dwelling unit per 21,500 square feet.

(5) Maximum Lot Size. 43,000 square feet, unless the remaining lot in a subdivision is greater than ten (10) acres and capable of being redivided.

(6) Minimum Lot Size. 12,500 square feet.

(7) Minimum Lot Width. Fifty (50) feet.

(8) Maximum Width to Depth Ratio. 1:5 (0.20).

(9) Setbacks.

(a) Front yard – forty-five (45) feet from a local access street, fifty (50) feet from an arterial street, sixty (60) feet from a highway.

(b) Side yard – eight (8) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a side street).

(c) Rear yard – fifteen (15) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a rear street). The rear yard setback on the north side of the Diamond Point Airport is five (5) feet.

(10) Neighborhood Grocery Stores.

(a) The structure must be less than 10,000 square feet in area.

(b) Total lot coverage is limited to thirty-five (35) percent (twenty (20) percent for the structure and fifteen (15) percent for all related improvements, including parking).

(c) All permitted signs shall be located on the wall of the main structure.

33.13.030 Urban Very Low Density (VLD).

The purpose of the Urban Very Low Density zoning district is to provide for single-family housing at very low urban densities in areas with development limitations and to establish areas where residential development is free from encroachment of commercial and industrial activities.

(1) Allowed Land Uses. The following land uses should be allowed outright in the Urban Very Low Density zoning district:

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Agricultural activities

•    

Bed and breakfast inns

•    

Child daycare center

•    

Churches

•    

Duplexes

•    

Family daycare providers

•    

Home enterprises

•    

Lodges

•    

Planned unit developments

•    

Single-family dwellings

•    

Timber harvesting

(2) Conditional Land Uses. The following land uses should be permitted in the Urban Very Low Density zoning district through a special permitting process with public input and a determination that the proposed use is consistent with applicable land use regulations and the character of the neighborhood:

•    

Cemeteries

•    

Commercial greenhouses and plant nurseries

•    

Home-based industries

•    

Public outdoor-oriented recreational activity

•    

Schools

(3) Prohibited Land Uses. The following land uses should be prohibited in the Urban Very Low Density zoning district:

•    

Airports

•    

Asphalt plants

•    

Business parks

•    

Commercial horse facility

•    

Commercial storage

•    

Gas stations

•    

Grocery stores

•    

Medical service facilities

•    

Mineral extraction

•    

Mobile home parks

•    

Motels

•    

Multiple-family dwellings

•    

Primitive campgrounds

•    

Professional offices

•    

Race tracks

•    

Research facilities

•    

Restaurants

•    

Retail stores

•    

RV parks

•    

Shooting ranges

•    

Taverns

•    

Timber labor camps

•    

Tourist shops

•    

Vehicular repair

•    

Veterinarian clinics/kennels

•    

Wood manufacturing

•    

Wrecking yards

(4) Maximum Residential Density. One dwelling unit per 21,500 square feet.

(5) Minimum Lot Size. 12,500 square feet.

(6) Minimum Lot Width. Fifty (50) feet.

(7) Maximum Width to Depth Ratio. 1:5 (0.20).

(8) Setbacks.

(a) Front yard – forty-five (45) feet from a local access street, fifty (50) feet from an arterial street, sixty (60) feet from a highway.

(b) Side yard – eight (8) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a side street).

(c) Rear yard – fifteen (15) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a rear street).

(9) Open Space Overlay: When Urban Very Low Density zoning districts contain contiguous critical areas they are identified by an Open Space Overlay/(OS) designation which identifies them as an area from which development rights may be transferred.

(10) Land Divisions. Divisions of land are subject to the following additional requirements:

(a) Connection to Public Water Supply. All new lots shall be connected to a public water supply. Land divisions of two (2) lots or less located more than 200 feet from a public water system, as measured along existing public right-of-way or utility easement, are not required to connect to a public water supply, except where necessary to comply with State and County health code requirements for potable water.

(b) Connection to Public Sanitary Sewer. All new lots shall be connected to public sanitary sewer services, if available within 200 feet of the land division, as measured along existing public right-of-way or utility easement.

33.13.040 Urban Low Density (LD).

The purpose of the Urban Low Density zoning district is to provide areas of low-density urban development consisting of a mix of single-family residences, duplexes and multiple-family residential land uses which are free from encroachment of commercial and industrial activities.

(1) Allowed Land Uses. The following land uses should be allowed outright in the Urban Low Density zoning district:

•    

Agricultural activities

•    

Bed and breakfast inns

•    

Child daycare center

•    

Churches

•    

Duplexes

•    

Family daycare providers

•    

Home enterprises

•    

Lodges

•    

Mobile home parks

•    

Multiple-family dwellings

•    

Planned unit developments

•    

Schools

•    

Single-family dwellings

•    

Timber harvesting

(2) Conditional Land Uses. The following land uses should be permitted in the Urban Low Density zoning district through a special permitting process with public input and a determination that the proposed use is consistent with applicable land use regulations and the character of the neighborhood:

•    

Cemeteries

•    

Home-based industries

•    

Outdoor-oriented recreational activity

(3) Prohibited Land Uses. The following land uses should be prohibited in the Urban Low Density zoning district:

•    

Airports

•    

Asphalt plants

•    

Business parks

•    

Commercial greenhouses

•    

Commercial horse facility

•    

Commercial storage

•    

Gas stations

•    

Grocery stores

•    

Medical service facilities

•    

Mineral extraction

•    

Motels

•    

Primitive campgrounds

•    

Professional offices

•    

Race tracks

•    

Research facilities

•    

Restaurants

•    

Retail stores

•    

RV parks

•    

Shooting ranges

•    

Taverns

•    

Timber labor camps

•    

Tourist shops

•    

Vehicular repair

•    

Veterinarian clinics/kennels

•    

Wood manufacturing

•    

Wrecking yards

(4) Maximum Residential Density. Nine (9) dwelling units per acre.

(5) Minimum Lot Size. 4,840 square feet.

(6) Setbacks.

(a) Front yard – forty-five (45) feet from a local access street, fifty (50) feet from an arterial street, sixty (60) feet from a highway.

(b) Side yard – eight (8) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a side street).

(c) Rear yard – fifteen (15) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a rear street).

(7) Land Divisions. Divisions of land are subject to the following additional requirements:

(a) Minimum Residential Density. Four (4) dwelling units per acre with the following exceptions:

(i) Land divisions where each lot is five (5) acres (or 1/128 of a standard section) or larger.

(ii) Land divisions creating four (4) lots or less located more than 200 feet from a public sanitary sewer, as measured along an existing public right-of-way or utility easement.

(b) Connection to Public Water Supply. All new lots shall be connected to a public water supply. Land divisions of two (2) lots or less located more than 200 feet from a public water system, as measured along existing public right-of-way or utility easement, are not required to connect to a public water supply, except where necessary to comply with State and County health code requirements for potable water and sewage disposal.

(c) Connection to Public Sanitary Sewer. All new lots shall be connected to public sanitary sewer services, if available within 200 feet of the land division, as measured along existing public right-of-way or utility easement.

33.13.050 Urban Very Low Density/Urban Low Density (VLD/LD).

The purpose of the Urban Very Low Density/Urban Low Density zoning district is to provide areas of very low density urban development which provide the opportunity to increase per acre urban densities up to an additional seven (7) units per acre through the purchase of development rights. This zoning district provide areas for a mix of single-family residences, duplexes and multiple-family residential development which is free from encroachment of commercial and industrial activities.

(1) Allowed Land Uses. The following land uses should be allowed outright in the Urban Very Low Density/Urban Low Density zoning district:

•    

Agricultural activities

•    

Bed and breakfast inns

•    

Child daycare center

•    

Churches

•    

Duplexes

•    

Family daycare providers

•    

Home enterprises

•    

Lodges

•    

Mobile home parks

•    

Multiple-family dwellings

•    

Planned unit developments

•    

Single-family dwellings

•    

Timber harvesting

(2) Conditional Land Uses. The following land uses should be permitted in the Urban Very Low Density/Urban Low Density zoning district through a special permitting process with public input and a determination that the proposed use is consistent with applicable land use regulations and the character of the neighborhood:

•    

Cemeteries

•    

Home-based industries

•    

Public outdoor-oriented recreational activity

•    

Schools

(3) Prohibited Land Uses. The following land uses should be prohibited in the Urban Very Low Density/Urban Low Density zoning district:

•    

Airports

•    

Asphalt plants

•    

Business parks

•    

Commercial greenhouses

•    

Commercial horse facility

•    

Commercial storage

•    

Gas stations

•    

Grocery stores

•    

Medical service facilities

•    

Mineral extraction

•    

Motels

•    

Primitive campgrounds

•    

Professional offices

•    

Race tracks

•    

Research facilities

•    

Restaurants

•    

Retail stores

•    

RV parks

•    

Shooting ranges

•    

Taverns

•    

Timber labor camps

•    

Tourist shops

•    

Vehicular repair

•    

Veterinarian clinics/kennels

•    

Wood manufacturing

•    

Wrecking yards

(4) Maximum Residential Density.

(a) Two (2) dwelling units per acre without purchase of development rights.

(b) Nine (9) dwelling units per acre with purchase of development rights.

(5) Minimum Lot Size. 4,840 square feet.

(6) Setbacks.

(a) Front yard – forty-five (45) feet from a local access street, fifty (50) feet from an arterial street, sixty (60) feet from a highway.

(b) Side yard – eight (8) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a side street).

(c) Rear yard – fifteen (15) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a rear street).

(7) Transfer of Development Rights.

(a) Development rights may be transferred from any urban property located within an Urban Very Low Density/Open Space Overlay zone or any rural property located within an Open Space Overlay Corridor. Development rights may be utilized to increase densities in the VLD/LD zoning district utilizing the transfer of development rights process of Chapter 33.26 CCC.

(b) The base density of the VLD/LD zoning district shall not be increased above nine (9) dwelling units per acre.

(8) Land Divisions. Divisions of land are subject to the following additional requirements:

(a) Minimum Residential Density. Four (4) dwelling units per acre with the following exceptions:

(i) Land divisions where each lot is five (5) acres (or 1/128 of a standard section) or larger.

(ii) Land divisions creating four (4) lots or less located more than 200 feet from a public sanitary sewer, as measured along an existing public right-of-way or utility easement.

(b) Connection to Public Water Supply. All new lots shall be connected to a public water supply. Land divisions of two (2) lots or less located more than 200 feet from a public water system, as measured along existing public right-of-way or utility easement, are not required to connect to a public water supply, except where necessary to comply with State and County health code requirements for potable water and sewage disposal.

(c) Connection to Public Sanitary Sewer. All new lots shall be connected to public sanitary sewer services, if available within 200 feet of the land division, as measured along existing public right-of-way or utility easement.

33.13.060 Urban Moderate Density (MD).

The purpose of the Urban Moderate Density zoning district is provide areas of moderately high density urban development within urban growth areas. This zone allows single-family residences, duplexes and multiple-family residential development which is free from encroachment of commercial and industrial activities.

(1) Allowed Land Uses. The following land uses should be allowed outright in the Urban Moderate Density zoning district:

•    

Agricultural activities

•    

Bed and breakfast inns

•    

Child daycare center

•    

Churches

•    

Duplexes

•    

Family daycare providers

•    

Home enterprises

•    

Lodges

•    

Mobile home parks

•    

Multiple-family dwellings

•    

Planned unit developments

•    

Schools

•    

Single-family dwellings

•    

Timber harvesting

(2) Conditional Land Uses. The following land uses should be permitted in the Urban Moderate Density zoning district through a special permitting process with public input and a determination that the proposed use is consistent with applicable land use regulations and the character of the neighborhood:

•    

Cemeteries

•    

Home-based industries

•    

Outdoor-oriented recreational activity

(3) Prohibited Land Uses. The following land uses should be prohibited in the Urban Moderate Density zoning district:

•    

Airports

•    

Asphalt plants

•    

Business parks

•    

Commercial greenhouses

•    

Commercial horse facility

•    

Commercial storage

•    

Gas stations

•    

Grocery stores

•    

Medical service facilities

•    

Mineral extraction

•    

Motels

•    

Primitive campgrounds

•    

Professional offices

•    

Race tracks

•    

Research facilities

•    

Restaurants

•    

Retail stores

•    

RV parks

•    

Shooting ranges

•    

Taverns

•    

Timber labor camps

•    

Tourist shops

•    

Vehicular repair

•    

Veterinarian clinics/kennels

•    

Wood manufacturing

•    

Wrecking yards

(4) Maximum Residential Density. Fifteen (15) dwelling units per acre.

(5) Minimum Lot Size. 4,840 square feet.

(6) Setbacks.

(a) Front yard – forty-five (45) feet from a local access street, fifty (50) feet from an arterial street, sixty (60) feet from a highway.

(b) Side yard – eight (8) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a side street).

(c) Rear yard – fifteen (15) feet (forty (40) feet from the centerline of the right-of-way of a rear street).

(7) Land Divisions. Divisions of land are subject to the following additional requirements:

(a) Minimum Residential Density. Four (4) dwelling units per acre with the following exceptions:

(i) Land divisions where each lot is five (5) acres (or 1/128 of a standard section) or larger.

(ii) Land divisions creating four (4) lots or less located more than 200 feet from a public sanitary sewer, as measured along an existing public right-of-way or utility easement.

(b) Connection to Public Water Supply. All new lots shall be connected to a public water supply. Land divisions of two (2) lots or less located more than 200 feet from a public water system, as measured along existing public right-of-way or utility easement, are not required to connect to a public water supply, except where necessary to comply with State and County health code requirements for potable water and sewage disposal.

(c) Connection to Public Sanitary Sewer. All new lots shall be connected to public sanitary sewer services, if available within 200 feet of the land division, as measured along existing public right-of-way or utility easement.

33.13.070 Open Space Overlay/Open Space Corridors (OS).

The purpose of the Urban Very Low Density/Open Space Overlay Zoning District and the Open Space Overlay Corridor is to identify areas which have development rights which may be transferred in order to further protect the critical areas or habitats identified by these overlay designations. Land uses, densities, lot sizes and setbacks are those allowed in the underlying zoning district. A development right in an Urban Very Low Density/Open Space Overlay Zoning District or an Open Space Overlay Corridor is established by the density of development allowed in the underlying zoning district. For example, every five acres of land in a Rural Low (R5) Zoning District within an Open Space Overlay Corridor has one development right. These development rights may be transferred as specified in Chapter 33.26 CCC.