Chapter 33.40
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Sections:

33.40.010    General requirements.

33.40.020    Exceptions to minimum standards.

33.40.030    Setbacks related to building heights.

33.40.040    Building height limitations related to airport approach clear zone.

33.40.050    Authorization of similar uses.

33.40.060    Private ownerships within the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest.

33.40.070    Solid waste disposal.

33.40.080    Hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities.

33.40.090    Access to State Route 101.

SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 581    12/19/95

AMENDED SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 725    08/06/02

33.40.010 General requirements.

The following requirements apply in the zones as specified herein and shall be deemed additional requirements to those specified in other sections of this chapter.

33.40.020 Exceptions to minimum standards.

The following exception to the minimum standards automatically apply in the zones specified herein.

(1) The minimum front, rear and side yard setbacks specified in all residential zones shall not apply to the common lot line of two (2) adjacent parcels which are integrated under a common ownership through the filing of a zoning lot covenant; provided, that the home developed thereon shall otherwise comply with all zoning code setback requirements applicable to individual lots.

(2) Within all zoning districts, reduced setbacks are allowed for mobile homes which are located in approved planned unit developments and mobile home park subdivisions.

The reduced setbacks shall be:

(a) Front yard: thirty-five (35) feet from the centerline of a private fronting street.

(b) Side yard: six (6) feet from the property line.

(c) Rear yard: six (6) feet from the property line.

(3) Within all zoning districts, reduced setbacks are allowed for mobile homes which are located in pre-existing, nonconforming mobile home parks. Setbacks shall be consistent with those required by the Uniform Building Code.

(4) Within rural zones the setbacks for pre-existing, nonconforming lots of one-half acre or less in area shall be as follows:

(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).

33.40.030 Setbacks related to building heights.

Buildings exceeding thirty-five (35) feet in height shall be provided with a minimum side yard and rear yard setback of fifteen (15) feet plus three (3) feet for each complete story over thirty-five (35) feet.

33.40.040 Building height limitations related to airport approach clear zone.

There is hereby created an airport approach clear zone west of the Fairchild Airport precisely depicted on the official zoning map of this chapter. Structures constructed in said approach zone shall be limited in height, pursuant to Federal Aviation Administration approach clearance standards. Said approach zone is an overlying zone with the minimum standards of the underlying land use zone remaining in effect.

33.40.050 Authorization of similar uses.

The Hearing Examiner may rule that a use not specifically named in the permitted uses of the zone shall be allowed if it is of the same general type and is similar to one or more of the permitted uses specified for the zone involved.

33.40.060 Private ownerships within the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest.

All land within the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest which is privately owned shall be zoned Commercial Forest unless specifically designated otherwise on the zoning map of this title. Such land shall be subject to the requirements of this chapter pertaining to lands zoned Commercial Forest.

33.40.070 Solid waste disposal.

Solid and liquid waste disposal facilities requiring approval of the County or State health agencies shall be conditional uses in all Commercial Forest zoning districts.

33.40.080 Hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities.

On-premises hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities designed to serve a use on the same property which generates hazardous waste are allowed as an accessory use in any zoning district which allows land uses which can generate hazardous waste zoning districts. Treatment and storage facilities allowed under this section shall meet the criteria for siting of hazardous waste facilities as developed by the Washington State Department of Ecology pursuant to RCW 70.105.210.

33.40.090 Access to State Route 101.

In all zoning districts fronting on State Route 101, uses shall be subject to the following access requirements:

(1) Establishment of Allowed Uses. No direct access to State Route 101 shall be allowed unless the property does not have legal access to a County or private road. New uses that do not have County road access shall combine accesses with neighboring properties to the maximum extent possible to reduce the number of access points to State Route 101. Where access to State Route 101 is permitted by the State and Clallam County and the access point is not at a signalized intersection, access shall be right turn in at ingress and right turn out at egress points.

(2) Subdivisions and Short Subdivisions. No direct access to State Route 101 shall be allowed from new subdivisions or short subdivisions with legal access to a County or private road. If no County or private road is available, the subdivision or short subdivision shall include a road which:

(a) Provides access to each lot within the plat.

(b) Intersects with Highway 101 at only one specific location approved by the State Highway Department.

(c) Is designed to allow for future extension of road service to adjacent properties fronting Highway 101.