Chapter 19.210
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE (PO)1

Sections:

19.210.010    Office use.

19.210.020    Schools – Day care facilities, commercial.

19.210.030    Government facility, public parks, public transit shelter.

19.210.040    Public utility.

19.210.050    Personal wireless service facility.

19.210.060    Churches.

19.210.070    Urban agriculture.

19.210.010 Office use.

The following uses shall be permitted in the professional office (PO) zone subject to the regulations and notes set forth in this section:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USE

 REGULATIONS

USE ZONE CHART

DIRECTIONS: FIRST, read down to find use . . . THEN, across for REGULATIONS

Required

Review Process

Minimums

 

 

Required

Parking Spaces

 

SPECIAL REGULATIONS AND NOTES

Lot Size

Required Yards

Height of

Structure

Front

Side (each)

Rear

Office use, medical and dental office

Process II

None

10 ft.

35 ft.

50 ft.

30 ft.

30 ft.

35 ft. above average building elevation

 

See notes 1 and 8

Office: 1 space for each 300 sq. ft. of gross floor area occupied by office

 

See note 5

1. If any portion of a structure on the subject property is within 100 ft. of residential zone, then that portion of the structure shall not exceed 30 ft. above average building elevation and the structure shall be set back a minimum of 20 ft. from the property line of the residential zone.

2. The following regulations apply to veterinary office only:

    a. May only treat small animals on the subject property.

    b. May not include outside runs or other outside facilities for the animals.

    c. The site must be designed so that noise from this use will not be audible off the subject property, based on a certificate to this effect signed by an acoustical engineer and filed with the development permit application.

3. The sale of goods and processing of materials are not permitted on the subject property under this section.

4. Front yard setback: 10 ft. if entry is visible from right-of-way and front facade is 15% glass; 35 ft. if landscape buffer and stormwater facilities are located in the front yard or 50 ft. if parking and driving areas are located in the front yard.

5. This use may include one accessory living facility per structure. The living facility must be occupied by the owner or the office lessee/operator. The living facility may not exceed 50% of the gross floor area of the ground floor of the structure. The remaining ground floor area must be occupied by office and the office entrance must be oriented to the right-of-way. The living facility requires one parking space in addition to parking required for the office.

6. No maximum lot coverage is established. Instead, the buildable area will be determined by other site development requirements, i.e., required buffers, parking lot landscaping, surface water facilities, etc.

7. For community design guidelines that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.115 FWRC.

8. For landscaping requirements that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.125 FWRC.

9. For sign requirements that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.140 FWRC.

10. Refer to Chapter 19.265 FWRC to determine what other provisions of this title may apply to the subject property.

See notes 1, 4 and 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other information about parking and parking areas, see Chapter 19.130 FWRC.

 

 

For details of what may exceed this height limit, see FWRC 19.110.050 et seq.

For details regarding required yards, see FWRC 19.125.160 et seq.

Process I, II, III and IV are described in

Chapter 19.55 FWRC,

Chapter 19.60 FWRC,

Chapter 19.65 FWRC,

Chapter 19.70 FWRC respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Ord. No. 12-724, § 9(Exh. A), 6-5-12; Ord. No. 07-559, § 3(Exh. A), 7-3-07; Ord. No. 97-291, § 3, 4-1-97; Ord. No. 96-270, § 5, 7-2-96; Ord. No. 93-170, § 7(Exh. B), 4-20-93; Ord. No. 90-43, § 2(35.10), 2-27-90. Code 2001 § 22-696.)

19.210.020 Schools – Day care facilities, commercial.

The following uses shall be permitted in the professional office (PO) zone subject to the regulations and notes set forth in this section:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USE

 REGULATIONS

USE ZONE CHART

DIRECTIONS: FIRST, read down to find use . . . THEN, across for REGULATIONS

Required

Review Process

Minimums

 

 

Required

Parking Spaces

 

SPECIAL REGULATIONS AND NOTES

Lot Size

Required Yards

Height of

Structure

Front

Side (each)

Rear

Schools

 

Day care facilities, commercial

Process II

Possible

Process III

 

See note 2

None

Schools for 50 or more attendees:

55 ft. above average building elevation for gyms if located 100 ft. or more from an adjacent residential zone

 

35 ft. above average building elevation for all other structures

 

See notes 1 – 3

High school: 1 for each employee and 1 for each 10 students

 

Elementary/Middle: 1 for each employee

 

Day care: 1 for each 300 sq. ft. of gross floor area

1. If any portion of a structure on the subject property is located less than 100 ft. from an adjacent residential zone, then that portion of the structure shall not exceed 30 ft. above average building elevation and the structure shall be set back a minimum of 20 ft. from the property line of the residential zone.

2. For schools, with the exception of gyms, if approved through process III, the height of a structure may exceed 35 ft. above average building elevation to a maximum of 40 ft., if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. The structure is located 100 ft. or more from an adjacent residential zone; and

    b. The additional height is necessary to accommodate the particular use conducted in the building; and

    c. Each required yard abutting the structure is increased five ft. for each one ft. the structure exceeds 35 ft. above average building elevation; and

    d. The increased height is consistent with goals and policies for the area of the subject property as established by the comprehensive plan.

3. For schools, including gyms, an increase in height above 35 ft. shall not block views designated by the comprehensive plan.

4. Site design, including the location of parking and passenger loading areas, shall be designed to reduce impacts on nearby residential areas.

5. Day care facilities must contain an outdoor play area with at least 75 sq. ft. for each child using the area at any one time. This play area must be completely enclosed by a solid fence or other screen at least six ft. in height. Play equipment and structured play areas must be set back at least 10 ft. from each property line.

6. School facilities may include one accessory living facility per structure.

7. All activities pertaining to schools, such as auto repair or other uses that may impact adjacent properties, must take place within an enclosed building.

8. Day care facilities may include one accessory living facility per structure.

9. The city may require an on-site passenger loading area, depending on the number and nature of attendees and the extent and nature of existing street improvements.

10. Day care and schools must comply with the requirements of the State Department of Social and Health Services and/or the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

11. No maximum lot coverage is established. Instead, the buildable area will be determined by other site development requirements, i.e., required buffers, parking lot landscaping, surface water facilities, etc.

12. For community design guidelines that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.115 FWRC.

13. For landscaping requirements that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.125 FWRC.

14. For sign requirements that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.140 FWRC.

15. Refer to Chapter 19.265 FWRC to determine what other provisions of this title may apply to the subject property.

50 ft.

50 ft.

50 ft.

Otherwise:

20 ft.

20 ft.

20 ft.

Day care for 13 or more attendees:

20 ft.

20 ft.

20 ft.

Otherwise:

20 ft.

5 ft.

10 ft.

See notes 1 and 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other information about parking and parking areas, see Chapter 19.130 FWRC.

 

 

For details of what may exceed this height limit, see FWRC 19.110.050 et seq.

For details regarding required yards, see FWRC 19.125.160 et seq.

Process I, II, III and IV are described in

Chapter 19.55 FWRC,

Chapter 19.60 FWRC,

Chapter 19.65 FWRC,

Chapter 19.70 FWRC respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Ord. No. 12-735, § 4(Exh. A), 12-4-12; Ord. No. 09-605, § 3(Exh. A), 3-3-09; Ord. No. 08-585, § 3(Exh. A), 11-4-08; Ord. No. 01-399, § 3, 8-7-01; Ord. No. 01-385, § 3, 4-3-01; Ord. No. 97-291, § 3, 4-1-97; Ord. No. 96-270 § 5, 7-2-96; Ord. No. 93-170, § 7(Exh. B), 4-20-93; Ord. No. 90-43, § 2(35.27), 2-27-90. Code 2001 § 22-697.)

19.210.030 Government facility, public parks, public transit shelter.

The following uses shall be permitted in the professional office (PO) zone subject to the regulations and notes set forth in this section:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USE

 REGULATIONS

USE ZONE CHART

DIRECTIONS: FIRST, read down to find use . . . THEN, across for REGULATIONS

Required

Review Process

Minimums

Height of

Structure

Required

Parking Spaces

 

SPECIAL REGULATIONS AND NOTES

Lot Size

Required Yards

Front

Side (each)

Rear

Government facility

 

Public parks

 

Public transit shelter

Process III

None

 

See note 4

For transit and public parks:

35 ft. above average building elevation

 

See notes 1 and 9

Government facility: Determined on a case-by-case basis

 

Public parks: Determined by the parks director

 

Public transit shelter: None

1. If any portion of a structure on the subject property is within 100 ft. of a residential zone, then that portion of the structure shall not exceed 30 ft. above average building elevation and the structure shall be set back a minimum of 20 ft. from the property line of the residential zone.

2. If determined necessary to mitigate visual or noise impacts to surrounding properties, the city may require additional landscaping or buffers on a case-by-case basis.

3. Proposed parks must be consistent with the city’s adopted comprehensive parks plan.

4. No maximum lot coverage is established. Instead, the buildable area will be determined by other site development requirements, i.e., required buffers, parking lot landscaping, surface water facilities, etc.

5. For community design guidelines that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.115 FWRC.

6. For landscaping requirements that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.125 FWRC.

7. For sign requirements that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.140 FWRC.

8. Refer to Chapter 19.265 FWRC to determine what other provisions of this title may apply to the subject property.

9. Minor and supporting structures constructed as a functional requirement of public parks may exceed the applicable height limitation; provided, that the director of community development services determines that such structures will not significantly impact adjacent properties.

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

For government facility:

20 ft.

10 ft.

10 ft.

See notes 1 and 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other information about parking and parking areas, see Chapter 19.130 FWRC.

 

 

For details of what may exceed this height limit, see FWRC 19.110.050 et seq.

For details regarding required yards, see FWRC 19.125.160 et seq.

Process I, II, III and IV are described in

Chapter 19.55 FWRC,

Chapter 19.60 FWRC,

Chapter 19.65 FWRC,

Chapter 19.70 FWRC respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Ord. No. 12-735, § 4(Exh. A), 12-4-12; Ord. No. 12-724, § 9(Exh. A), 6-5-12; Ord. No. 01-390, § 3, 6-5-01; Ord. No. 97-291, § 3, 4-1-97; Ord. No. 96-270, §5, 7-2-96; Ord. No. 93-170, § 7(Exh. B), 4-20-93; Ord. No. 90-43, § 2(35.37), 2-27-90. Code 2001 § 22-698.)

19.210.040 Public utility.

The following uses shall be permitted in the professional office (PO) zone subject to the regulations and notes set forth in this section:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USE

 REGULATIONS

USE ZONE CHART

DIRECTIONS: FIRST, read down to find use . . . THEN, across for REGULATIONS

Required

Review Process

Minimums

Height of

Structure

Required

Parking Spaces

 

SPECIAL REGULATIONS AND NOTES

Lot Size

Required Yards

Front

Side (each)

Rear

Public utility

Process II

 

See note 1

None

20 ft.

20 ft.

20 ft.

35 ft. above average building elevation

 

See notes 1, 2 and 6

Determined on a case-by-case basis

1. The height of principal or accessory structures such as broadcast and transmission towers, antennas, water tanks, fire control training towers and related facilities may exceed 35 ft. above average building elevation if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. The subject property does not adjoin a residential zone; and

    b. Each required yard abutting the structure is increased one ft. for each one ft. the structure exceeds 35 ft. above average building elevation; and

    c. The increased height will not block views designated by the comprehensive plan; and

    d. The increased height is consistent with goals and policies for the area of the subject property as established by the comprehensive plan.

2. If any portion of a structure on the subject property is within 100 ft. of a residential zone, then that portion of the structure shall not exceed 30 ft. above average building elevation and the structure shall be set back a minimum of 20 ft. from the property line of the residential zone.

3. If determined necessary to mitigate visual and noise impacts to surrounding properties, the city may require additional landscaping or buffers on a case-by-case basis.

4. No maximum lot coverage is established. Instead, the buildable area will be determined by other site development requirements, i.e., required buffers, parking lot landscaping, surface water facilities, etc.

5. For community design guidelines that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.115 FWRC.

6. For landscaping requirements that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.125 FWRC.

7. For sign requirements that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.140 FWRC.

8. Refer to Chapter 19.265 FWRC to determine what other provisions of this title may apply to the subject property.

See notes 2 and 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other information about parking and parking areas, see Chapter 19.130 FWRC.

 

 

For details of what may exceed this height limit, see FWRC 19.110.050 et seq.

For details regarding required yards, see FWRC 19.125.160 et seq.

Process I, II, III and IV are described in

Chapter 19.55 FWRC,

Chapter 19.60 FWRC,

Chapter 19.65 FWRC,

Chapter 19.70 FWRC respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Ord. No. 97-291, § 3, 4-1-97; Ord. No. 96-270, § 5, 7-2-96; Ord. No. 93-170, § 7(Exh. B), 4-20-93; Ord. No. 90-43, § 2(35.35), 2-27-90. Code 2001 § 22-699.)

19.210.050 Personal wireless service facility.

The following uses shall be permitted in the professional office (PO) zone subject to the regulations and notes set forth in this section:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USE

 REGULATIONS

USE ZONE CHART

DIRECTIONS: FIRST, read down to find use . . . THEN, across for REGULATIONS

Required

Review Process

 

Minimums

Maximum

Height

Landscape

Signs

Required

Parking Spaces

 

 

SPECIAL REGULATIONS AND NOTES

Lot Size

Required Yards

Front

Side (each)

Rear

Personal wireless service facility (PWSF)

 

See note 3 for allowed types of PWSFs

Process II

See note 1

See note 1

See note 1

See note 1

Refer to FWRC 19.256.170 for maximum heights for allowed types of PWSFs

See note 2

Not allowed on a PWSF

 

N/A

1. Not applicable. PWSFs allowed on existing structures only.

2. All PWSFs shall be landscaped and screened in accordance with Chapter 19.125 FWRC and the provisions of the PWSF development regulations. At a minimum, a five ft. type III landscaping area shall be required around the facility, unless the community development services director determines that the facility is adequately screened.

3. New freestanding PWSFs are not allowed. PWSFs shall be allowed only on existing towers, on private buildings and structures, on publicly used structures not located in public rights-of-way, on existing structures located in the BPA trail, and on existing structures in appropriate public rights-of-way. Refer to FWRC 19.256.170 for development standards applicable to allowed types of PWSFs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other information about parking and parking areas, see Chapter 19.130 FWRC.

 

 

For details of what may exceed this height limit, see FWRC 19.110.050 et seq.

For details regarding required yards, see FWRC 19.125.160 et seq.

Process I, II, III and IV are described in

Chapter 19.55 FWRC,

Chapter 19.60 FWRC,

Chapter 19.65 FWRC,

Chapter 19.70 FWRC respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Ord. No. 09-633, § 14, 11-17-09; Ord. No. 00-363, § 6, 1-4-00; Ord. No. 97-300, § 3, 9-16-97. Code 2001 § 22-700.)

19.210.060 Churches.

The following uses shall be permitted in the professional office (PO) zone subject to the regulations and notes set forth in this section:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USE

 REGULATIONS

USE ZONE CHART

DIRECTIONS: FIRST, read down to find use . . . THEN, across for REGULATIONS

Required

Review Process

Minimums

Maximum

Height

Required

Parking Spaces

 

SPECIAL REGULATIONS AND NOTES

Lot Size

Required Yards

Front

Side (each)

Rear

Church, synagogue or other place of worship

Process III, possible Process IV

 

See note 1

None

20 ft.

10 ft.

10 ft.

35 ft. above average building elevation, but no taller than 55 ft.

 

See notes 4, 6 – 8

1 for each 5 seats or 10 lineal ft. of bench seating

1. If the subject property, along with any contiguous area intended for future use for the religious activities or related purposes, is more than five acres, the use must obtain a master plan approved through Process IV. The master plan must show the ultimate development of the site including all buildings, parking and circulation areas, other major improvements, and buffers. For proposals also requiring a development agreement, the city council's public hearing on a development agreement shall take the place of the public hearing for master plan approval by the hearing examiner.

2. The subject property may contain a rectory or similar dwelling unit for use by the religious leader of the congregation. If this is a detached dwelling unit, its setbacks are 20 ft. front and five ft. side and rear.

3. The subject property must be adjacent to a collector or arterial right-of-way.

4. If any portion of the principal structure on the subject property is located adjacent to a residential zone, then that portion of the structure shall not exceed 30 ft. above average building elevation and the structure shall be set back a minimum of 30 ft. from the property line of the residential zone. Architectural extensions of flat rooflines such as parapets and articulated cornices may exceed the 30 ft. height limit by three ft.

5. When located adjacent to a residential zone, parking may not be located within 15 ft. of the residential zone property line.

6. Maximum height of any portion of the building may be increased to 40 ft. if all of the following are met:

    a. The additional height is necessary to accommodate the particular use conducted in the building.

    b. Each required yard abutting the structure is increased one ft. for each one ft. the structure exceeds 35 ft. above average building elevation.

    c. An increase in height shall not block views designated by the comprehensive plan.

7. Maximum height of the sanctuary or principal worship area may be increased to 55 ft., if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. Each required yard abutting the structure is increased one ft. for each one ft. the structure exceeds 35 ft. above average building elevation.

    b. An increase in height shall not block views designated by the comprehensive plan.

8. Religious symbols and icons for churches and other religious institutions may exceed the highest point of the underlying roof on which it is mounted by an additional 15 ft.; provided, that such symbol is a minor architectural accent and only one such symbol is permitted on the principal structure for this use and that the maximum height of the structure or icon does not exceed 55 feet above average building elevation.

9. No maximum lot coverage is established. Instead, the buildable area will be determined by other site development requirements, i.e., required buffers, parking lot landscaping, surface water facilities, etc.

10. For community design guidelines that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.115 FWRC.

11. For landscaping requirements that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.125 FWRC.

12. For sign requirements that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.140 FWRC.

13. Refer to FWRC 19.265.010 et seq. to determine what other provisions of this chapter may apply to the subject property.

See notes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other information about parking and parking areas, see Chapter 19.130 FWRC.

 

 

For details of what may exceed this height limit, see FWRC 19.110.050 et seq.

For details regarding required yards, see FWRC 19.125.160 et seq.

Process I, II, III and IV are described in

Chapter 19.55 FWRC,

Chapter 19.60 FWRC,

Chapter 19.65 FWRC,

Chapter 19.70 FWRC respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Ord. No. 12-735, § 4(Exh. A), 12-4-12; Ord. No. 09-604, § 3(Exh. A), 3-3-09.)

19.210.070 Urban agriculture.

The following uses shall be permitted in the professional office (PO) zone subject to the regulations and notes set forth in this section:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USE

 REGULATIONS

USE ZONE CHART

DIRECTIONS: FIRST, read down to find use . . . THEN, across for REGULATIONS

Required

Review Process

Minimums

Maximums

Required

Parking Spaces

 

SPECIAL REGULATIONS AND NOTES

Lot Size

Required Yards

Lot Coverage

Height of Structure

Front

Side (each)

Rear

Community gardens, urban farms, and farm stands

 

 

Cottage food operations

Process I for community gardens, urban farms, and farm stands

 

None for cottage food operations

None

5 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

No max. lot coverage is established. The buildable area will be determined by other site development requirements

35 ft. above average building elevation

Determined on a case-by-case basis

1. Fertilizer, pesticides, and other chemicals used must be typical of that intended for growing edibles in populated areas.

2. Only mechanical equipment designed for use in populated urban areas may be used.

3. For provisions that relate to on-site sales of plants and food products produced on site see Chapter 19.262 FWRC.

4. Refer to Chapter 19.265 FWRC to determine what other provisions of this chapter may apply to the subject property.

5. Refer to Chapter 19.125 FWRC, Outdoors, Yards, and Landscaping, for appropriate requirements.

    a. Community garden/urban farm planting areas, including raised beds, may be located within required yards and perimeter landscaping areas when the intent of Chapter 19.125 FWRC is met.

    b. This use is exempt from the requirements of FWRC 19.125.060 except in cases where the director may find that landscaping prescribed under this section is necessary related to some component of the use other than planting areas.

6. For provisions that relate to keeping of animals, see Chapter 19.260 FWRC.

7. For sign requirements that apply to the project, see Chapter 19.140 FWRC.

8. See Chapter 19.262 FWRC for full range of development regulations applicable to urban agriculture. If provisions of this use zone chart conflict with provisions of Chapter 19.262 FWRC, the provisions of Chapter 19.262 FWRC shall control.

See note 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For other information about parking and parking areas, see Chapter 19.130 FWRC.

 

 

For details of what may exceed this height limit, see FWRC 19.110.050 et seq.

For details regarding required yards, see FWRC 19.125.160 et seq.

Process I, II, III and IV are described in

Chapter 19.55 FWRC,

Chapter 19.60 FWRC,

Chapter 19.65 FWRC,

Chapter 19.70 FWRC respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Ord. No. 13-754, § 12, 12-3-13.)


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Cross references: Rezoning of this district to be conducted under the quasi-judicial rezoning procedure, FWRC 19.35.050 et seq.; supplemental zoning regulations, FWRC Title 19, Division VII.