Chapter 17.28
R-M RESIDENTIAL MEDIUM DENSITY DISTRICT

Sections:

17.28.010    Purpose.

17.28.020    Permitted uses.

17.28.030    Accessory uses.

17.28.040    Conditional uses.

17.28.045    Prohibited uses.

17.28.050    Dimensional standards.

17.28.060    Off-street parking requirements.

17.28.070    Landscaping requirements.

17.28.080    Site plan review.

17.28.090    Design standards and guidelines.

17.28.010 Purpose.

The R-M residential medium density district is a land use classification suitable for residential uses with a variety of housing types, forms and densities to provide a greater degree of flexibility of design as an alternative to conventional single-family detached development. Uses are limited to residential uses and under certain conditions public and private service uses which are required to service residential uses in residential areas. (Ord. 16-10 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.28.020 Permitted uses.

The following uses shall be permitted uses in the R-M district:

A. Any permitted use allowed in the R-L district with the exception of agricultural uses;

B. Apartments, duplexes, assisted living facilities, and other multifamily dwelling units up to 15 dwelling units per acre;

C. Residential planned unit developments approved pursuant to Chapter 17.68 EWMC. (Ord. 16-10 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.28.030 Accessory uses.

Subject to the dimensional standards set forth in EWMC 17.28.050, the following uses shall be accessory uses in the R-M district:

All accessory uses allowed in the R-L district under conditions applicable to the R-L district as set forth in EWMC 17.24.030. (Ord. 16-10 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 2000-02 § 6, 2000; Ord. 94-14 § 1, 1994; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.28.040 Conditional uses.

The following uses shall be conditional uses in the R-M district under conditions set forth in Chapter 17.64 EWMC:

A. Churches;

B. Hospitals;

C. Child day care centers – Group 1 facilities only as defined in EWMC 17.08.155(A)(1);

D. Municipal buildings;

E. Public facilities and utilities;

F. Bed and breakfasts or boardinghouses;

G. Neighborhood centers;

H. Public schools and private schools;

I. Public parks and playgrounds;

J. Manufactured home parks. (Ord. 16-10 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 13-04 § 8, 2013; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.28.045 Prohibited uses.

All uses not listed above as permitted uses, accessory uses, or conditional uses shall be prohibited uses. Upon application to the board of adjustment, the board may rule that a use not specifically named in the permitted uses of a district shall be included among the allowed uses if the use is of the same general type and is similar to the permitted uses; however, this section does not authorize the inclusion of a use in a district where it is not listed when the use is specifically listed in another district. (Ord. 16-10 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001)

17.28.050 Dimensional standards.

The following are dimensional standards in the R-M district:

A. Minimum lot area:

1. Four thousand square feet for single-family dwellings, or 3,500 square feet for attached single-family dwellings;

2. Six thousand square feet for two-family dwellings;

3. Six thousand square feet for the first two dwellings plus 2,900 square feet per each additional dwelling unit for a multifamily dwelling structure up to a maximum density of 15 dwelling units per acre;

B. Minimum width of lot at building line: 50 feet. Corner lots shall have a minimum width at the building line of 60 feet;

C. Minimum lot depth: 70 feet;

D. Maximum building height: 50 feet;

E. Maximum land coverage: 45 percent for all buildings;

F. Minimum setback distances: except as provided in EWMC 17.72.040(B), (C), (D), (F) and (H):

1. Front yard: 15 to 20 feet, provided any garage or carport with vehicle entrances facing a street shall be set back at least 20 feet from the front lot line;

2. Rear yard: 15 feet;

3. Side yard: five feet plus one-half foot for each foot by which the building height exceeds 35 feet. To comply with the increased setback requirement for buildings over 35 feet, the building may be designed with the first floor at five feet and the upper floors stepped back to meet the increased setback requirement.

Buildings on corner lots shall observe the minimum front yard setback on both streets and shall provide at least one rear yard setback. (Ord. 16-10 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 08-09 § 3 Exh. A-1(3), 2008; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 2000-02 § 7, 2000; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.28.060 Off-street parking requirements.

The off-street parking requirements shall be as set forth in EWMC 17.72.010, as the same exists now or may hereafter be amended. (Ord. 16-10 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.28.070 Landscaping requirements.

All developments in this district shall be subject to the landscaping requirements in Chapter 17.72 EWMC, as the same exists now or may hereafter be amended. (Ord. 16-10 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001)

17.28.080 Site plan review.

Site plan review and approval pursuant to Chapter 17.80 EWMC shall be required prior to the use of land for the location of multiple dwelling units. (Ord. 16-10 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001)

17.28.090 Design standards and guidelines.

Development within this district shall comply with the applicable sections of the Greater East Wenatchee Urban Growth Area Design Standards and Guidelines which are adopted by this reference as if fully set forth herein. (Ord. 16-10 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007)