40.240.240 Home Occupations and Cottage Industries

Home occupations and cottage industries may be established as authorized in specified land use designations consistent with the following guidelines:

A.    A home occupation may employ only residents of the home.

B.    A cottage industry may employ up to three (3) outside employees.

C.    No more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the total actual living space of the dwelling may be used for the home occupation or cottage industry.

D.    No more than five hundred (500) square feet of an accessory structure may be used for a home occupation or cottage industry.

E.    There shall be no outside, visible evidence of the home occupation or cottage industry, including outside storage.

F.    Exterior structural alterations to the residence for the home occupation or cottage industry shall not be permitted. New structures shall not be constructed for the primary purpose of housing a home occupation or cottage industry.

G.    No retail sales may occur on the premises, except incidental sales at lodging establishments authorized in this chapter.

H.    One (1) nonanimated, nonilluminated sign, not exceeding two (2) square feet in area, may be permitted on the subject structure or within the yard containing the home occupation or cottage industry.

I.    Parking not associated with residential use shall be screened so it is not visible from key viewing areas.

J.    In the GMA, a bed and breakfast lodging establishment that is two (2) bedrooms or less is considered a home occupation and shall meet the guidelines of Sections 40.240.240 and 40.240.250.

K.    In the SMA, a bed and breakfast lodging establishment that is two (2) bedrooms or less is considered a home occupation and shall meet the guidelines of Sections 40.240.240 and 40.240.250, except Section 40.240.250(D).

(Amended: Ord. 2006-05-04)