Chapter 17.32


17.32.010    Purpose.

17.32.020    Permitted uses.

17.32.030    Accessory uses.

17.32.040    Conditional uses.

17.32.045    Prohibited uses.

17.32.050    Dimensional standards.

17.32.060    Off-street parking requirements.

17.32.070    Landscaping.

17.32.080    Site plan review.

17.32.090    Design standards and guidelines.

17.32.010 Purpose.

The R-H residential high density/office district is a land use classification suitable for high level of diversity and density in residential housing types and offices and limited commercial opportunities that can be integrated into the residential area. Uses are limited to residential and office uses and those uses deemed not to be unduly detrimental to the character of the district. (Ord. 16-11 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.32.020 Permitted uses.

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

A. Any permitted uses 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 24 dwelling units per acre;

C. Boardinghouses, lodging houses and housekeeping rooms;

D. General or professional offices; provided, all of the following criteria are satisfied:

1. The term “general or professional offices” for this section includes a building or separately defined space (which may include more than one building) occupied by doctors, dentists, accountants, bookkeepers, insurance agents, realtors, attorneys, optometrists, architects, professional engineers and surveyors, or any group or combination with a professional or personal service business, excluding commercial laundries, funeral services or other services where the use of hazardous chemicals, equipment, or process which creates noise, vibration, glare, smoke, dust, fumes, odors, heat or electrical interference with any radio or television receivers. In case of a dispute the administrator shall determine whether or not the proposed use is a professional or personal service business;

2. The use of an office does not include retail sales or manufacture of goods unless incidental and subordinate to the primary use of the property for the professional or service business, provided such operation or use does not exceed 30 percent of the floor area of the primary structure, or 3,000 square feet in area, whichever is less;

3. The lot has frontage on an arterial or collector street as shown on the comprehensive plan and uses such frontage as its primary access;

4. Off-street parking is provided in compliance with the provisions of EWMC 17.72.010, as the same exists now or may hereafter be amended;

5. Screening shall be provided on any property line abutting a residential land use consisting of a continuous fence supplemented with landscape planting or a continuous wall, evergreen hedge or combination thereof which effectively screens the area which it encloses. All required screening shall be constructed to the maximum heights allowable for fences;

6. Business hours are limited to between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. daily;

E. Mobile/manufactured home parks meeting the standards of EWMC 17.64.130, including all future amendments. (Ord. 16-11 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 13-04 § 9, 2013; Ord. 13-03 § 5, 2013; Ord. 12-20 § 6, 2012; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.32.030 Accessory uses.

Subject to the dimensional standards set forth in EWMC 17.32.050, the following uses shall be accessory uses in the R-H district:

A. 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, except the keeping and raising of livestock and poultry. (Ord. 16-11 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 13-03 § 6, 2013; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 2000-3 § 4, 2000; Ord. 2000-02 § 8, 2000; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.32.040 Conditional uses.

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

A. Public schools and private schools;

B. Churches;

C. Clinics (not otherwise qualifying under EWMC 17.32.020(D)), hospitals and sanitariums;

D. Child day care centers (Groups 1 and 2);

E. Public facilities and utilities;

F. Bed and breakfast facilities;

G. Neighborhood centers;

H. Public parks and playgrounds;

I. Off-street parking facilities as a primary use may be permitted in the R-H district on zoning lots physically contiguous to any commercial district. Such parking uses shall be screened along any property line that abuts or faces a lot zoned for residential purposes pursuant to the requirements for Type I screening in EWMC 17.72.080. Any parking lot created under this section shall directly serve the permitted uses in the contiguous commercial districts. Parking thus provided may be credited toward the required off-street parking requirements for such permitted commercial uses;

J. Broadcast relay tower communication facility subject to the provisions of Chapter 17.70 EWMC, as the same now exists or may hereafter be amended. (Ord. 16-11 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 13-04 § 10, 2013; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 02-22 § 13, 2002; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.32.045 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. 16-11 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001)

17.32.050 Dimensional standards.

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

A. Minimum lot area:

1. Three thousand two hundred square feet for single-family dwellings or 3,000 square feet for single-family attached dwellings;

2. Five thousand square feet for a two-family dwelling;

3. Five thousand square feet for the first two dwellings plus 1,700 square feet for each additional dwelling unit for multifamily dwelling structures;

4. Seven thousand square feet for general and professional offices;

B. Maximum density: 24 dwelling units per acre;

C. Minimum width of lot at building line: 40 feet for one- or two-story buildings, 50 feet for three- to four-story buildings; corner lots shall have a minimum width at the building line of 60 feet, except as provided in EWMC 17.72.020(D);

D. Minimum lot depth: 80 feet;

E. Maximum building height: 50 feet;

F. Maximum land coverage: 50 percent for all structures;

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

1. Front yard: 10 feet from the front property line. Any garage or carport with entrances facing a street shall be set back at least 20 feet;

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;

4. Buildings on corner lots shall observe the minimum front yard setback on both streets and shall provide at least one rear yard setback. (Ord. 16-11 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 08-09 § 3 Exh. A-1(4), 2008; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 2000-02 § 9, 2000; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.32.060 Off-street parking requirements.

A. The off-street requirements shall be as set forth in EWMC 17.72.010, as the same exists now or may hereafter be amended.

B. All of the parking shall be located to the rear of any front yard setback line and shall not project beyond any side yard setback line. (Ord. 16-11 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.32.070 Landscaping.

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. 16-11 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.32.080 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 any commercial activity or for the location of multiple dwelling units. (Ord. 16-11 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007; Ord. 01-03 § 1, 2001; Ord. 91-5 § 2, 1991)

17.32.090 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. 16-11 § 5 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 07-05 § 4, 2007)