Chapter 19.220
COMMUNITY BUSINESS (BC)

Sections:

19.220.010    Office/retail – Manufacturing and production, limited.

19.220.015    Breweries, distilleries, and wineries.

19.220.020    Entertainment – Generally.

19.220.030    Vehicle and equipment sales, service, repair, rental – Self-service storage facilities.

19.220.040    Schools – Day care facilities, commercial – Animal kennels.

19.220.050    Multifamily dwelling units.

19.220.060    Hotels – Motels.

19.220.070    Hospital facilities – Convalescent centers – Nursing homes.

19.220.080    Senior citizen or special needs housing.

19.220.090    Group homes.

19.220.100    Social service transitional housing.

19.220.110    Government facility, public parks, public transit shelter.

19.220.115    Public utility.

19.220.120    Personal wireless service facility.

19.220.130    Churches.

19.220.140    Urban agriculture.

19.220.010 Office/retail – Manufacturing and production, limited.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

Medical and dental offices; banking, financial, real estate, insurance, and other professional offices; research and development facilities whose primary purpose is not product testing

 

General and specialty retail sales, as defined in this title, which includes, but is not necessarily limited to, products such as groceries, produce, and related items; drugs and

 

(Continued)

Process II or, with SEPA, Process III

None

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to 55 ft. AABE and four floors

 

See notes 1 and 3

1 for each 300 sq. ft. of gross floor area

 

Limited manufacturing and production: 1 for each 1,000 sq. ft. of gross floor area

1. If approved by the director of community development services, the height of a structure may exceed 35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to a maximum of 55 ft. AABE and four floors, if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. The additional height is necessary to accommodate the structural, equipment, or operational needs of the use conducted in the building, and/or all ground floor spaces have a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft. and a minimum depth of 15 ft.;

    b. Height complies with note 3, below;

    c. Height over 35 ft. is set back from nonresidential zones by one ft. for each one ft. of height over 35 ft.; and

    d. Rooflines are designed to avoid a predominantly flat and featureless appearance through variations in roof height, forms, angles, and materials.

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; otherwise, use shall be reviewed under FWRC 19.220.040.

    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. Building height may not exceed 30 ft. AABE when located within 100 ft. of a residential zone.

4. Access to and from drive-through facilities must be approved by the public works department. Drive-through facilities must be designed so that vehicles will not block traffic in the street while waiting in line and will not unreasonably interfere with on-site traffic flow.

5. Manufacturing and production, limited, as defined in this title, or similar uses as may be approved by the director of community development services, if the proposed use is determined to be consistent with adopted comprehensive plan policies for this zone.

6. Outdoor use, activity and storage is regulated by FWRC 19.125.170.

7. 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.

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

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

 

(Continued)

 

 

Except 20 ft. along residential zones

See notes 1 and 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.220.010 Office/retail – Manufacturing and production, limited. (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

personal care products; books; liquor; hardware; garden, nursery or agricultural products, and related items; household goods; clothing; variety; home electronics; sporting goods; signs; secondhand merchandise; antiques; works of art; retail establishment providing laundry, dry cleaning, beauty and barber, video rental, shoe repair; printing and duplicating services

 

Manufacturing and production, limited (see note 5)

 

Other retail not specifically listed in this zone, excluding bulk retail as defined in this title

 

 

See note 12

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

12. Other retail uses may be approved if the director of community development services determines that the characteristics and impacts of the proposed use are analogous to other listed uses and the proposed use is consistent with adopted comprehensive plan policies for this zone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 07-559, § 3(Exh. A), 7-3-07; Ord. No. 00-375, § 18, 10-3-00; 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(45.55), 2-27-90. Code 2001 § 22-751.)

19.220.015 Breweries, distilleries, and wineries.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

Breweries, distilleries, wineries

Process II or, with SEPA, Process III

None

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

The height of an existing structure or 35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to 55 ft. AABE, which shall not exceed four floors for new structures

 

See notes 1and 2

3 parking spaces for a tasting room, plus 1 parking space for employee parking, plus 2 parking spaces for each 3,000 sq. ft. of production area

1. If approved by the director of community development, the height of a structure may exceed 35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE), to a maximum of 55 ft. AABE, which shall not exceed four floors for new structures, if all of the following criteria are met:

    (a) The additional height is necessary to accommodate the structural, equipment, or operational needs of the use conducted in the building, and/or all ground floor spaces have a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft. and a minimum depth of 15 ft.;

    (b) Height complies with note 2, below;

    (c) Height over 35 ft. is set back from nonresidential zones by one ft. for each one ft. of height over 35 ft. with a 20-foot yard setback at 55 ft. height; and

    (d) Roof lines are designed to avoid a predominantly flat and featureless appearance through variations in roof height, forms, angles, and materials.

2. Building height may not exceed 30 ft. AABE when located within 100 ft. of a residential zone.

3. Outdoor use, activity, and storage are regulated by FWRC 19.125.170.

4. No maximum lot coverage is established. Instead, the buildable area will be determined by other site development requirements, e.g., 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 chapter may apply to the subject property and the project.

 

 

Except 20 ft. along residential zones

See note 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. 18-844, § 17, 3-6-18.)

19.220.020 Entertainment – Generally.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

Retail establishment providing entertainment, recreational or cultural services or activities

 

Private club or lodge

 

Health club, indoor pistol range, bingo hall and related uses (excluded gambling uses as defined in this title)

 

Golf course and driving range

 

Restaurant or tavern

 

Fast food restaurant

Process II or, with SEPA, Process III

 

See notes 1 and 3

None

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE), to 55 ft. AABE and four floors

 

See notes 1 and 2

1 for each 100 sq. ft. of gross floor area

 

Health club: 1 for each 100 sq. ft. of gross floor area: 1 for each 500 sq. ft. of sport court and pool

 

Indoor pistol range: 1 for each lane and 1 for each 300 sq. ft. of gross floor area of retail/office

 

Golf course and driving range:

9 for each hole and 1 for each driving station

 

Fast food restaurants: 1 for each 80 sq. ft.

1. If approved by the director of community development services, the height of a structure may exceed 35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to a maximum of 55 ft. AABE and four floors, if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. The additional height is necessary to accommodate the structural, equipment, or operational needs of the use conducted in the building, and/or all ground floor spaces have a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft. and a minimum depth of 15 ft.;

    b. Height complies with note 2, below;

    c. Height over 35 ft. is set back from nonresidential zones by one ft. for each one ft. of height over 35 ft.; and

    d. Rooflines are designed to avoid a predominantly flat and featureless appearance through variations in roof height, forms, angles, and materials.

2. Building height may not exceed 30 ft. AABE when located within 100 ft. of a residential zone.

3. Access to and from drive-through facilities must be approved by the public works department. Drive-through facilities must be designed so that vehicles will not block traffic in the street while waiting in line and will not unreasonably interfere with on-site traffic flow.

4. Fast food restaurants must provide one outdoor waste receptacle for every eight parking spaces.

5. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Except 20 ft. along residential zones

See note 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 07-559, § 3(Exh. A), 7-3-07; Ord. No. 01-390, § 3, 6-5-01; Ord. No. 99-333, § 3, 1-19-99; 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(45.40), 2-27-90. Formerly 22-753. Code 2001 § 22-752.)

19.220.030 Vehicle and equipment sales, service, repair, rental – Self-service storage facilities.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

Vehicle service station or car wash

 

Retail establishment providing vehicle, boat, or tire sales, service, repair, rental, and/or painting, passenger vehicle rental including moving trucks

 

Merchandise and equipment rental facilities, excluding heavy equipment rental

 

Tow or taxi lots

 

(Continued)

Process II or, with SEPA, Process III

None

Vehicle service station, tow or taxi lots; storage facilities:

35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to 55 ft. AABE

 

See notes 1 and 2

1 for each 300 sq. ft. of gross floor area excluding areas under pump island canopies

 

Storage facilities: 1 for each 300 sq. ft. of the facility’s office gross floor area

 

Tow or taxi lots: Determined on a case-by-case basis

1. If approved by the director of community development services, the height of a structure may exceed 35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to a maximum of 55 ft. AABE, if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. The additional height is necessary to accommodate the structural, equipment, or operational needs of the use conducted in the building, and/or all ground floor spaces have a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft. and a minimum depth of 15 ft.;

    b. Height complies with note 2, below;

    c. Height over 35 ft. is set back from nonresidential zones by one ft. for each one ft. of height over 35 ft.; and

    d. Rooflines are designed to avoid a predominantly flat and featureless appearance through variations in roof height, forms, angles, and materials.

2. Building height may not exceed 30 ft. AABE when located within 100 ft. of a residential zone.

3. May not be more than two vehicle service stations at any intersection.

4. Gas pump islands, canopies and covers over pump islands may not be closer than 25 ft. to any property line. Outdoor parking and service areas may not be closer than 10 ft. to any property line. If gas pump island is on the side or rear and station includes mini-mart, front yard setback is zero ft.

5. Vehicle service stations may include commercial vehicle fueling facilities only when:

    a. The facilities constitute a secondary use and not the primary use of the site;

    b. The facilities are located to the rear of the principally permitted structure;

    c. The design and appearance of the facilities are similar to the principal facilities on the site; and

    d. No overnight parking areas or sleeping accommodations are provided on the site.

 

(Continued)

40 ft.

15 ft.

15 ft.

Merchandise and equipment rental facilities:

20 ft.

10 ft.

10 ft.

Retail sales/service:

20 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

Except side and rear yards along residential zones shall be 20 ft. (all uses)

 

See notes 4, 7, and 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.220.030 Vehicle and equipment sales, service, repair, rental – Self-service storage facilities. (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Self-service storage facilities; storage of recreational vehicles

 

 

 

 

 

6. Auto and boat body repair and/or painting may be permitted under this section only if:

    a. Building layout and design mitigates impact of dust, fumes, noise, glare, odor, or any other discharge on neighboring uses and natural systems; protects neighboring uses and natural systems from accidental spillage, leakage, or discharge of hazardous material and pollutants;

    b. All operations, service, painting and repair must be conducted within enclosed buildings.

7. Except for principal sales lots, outdoor storage areas shall be located to the rear and/or side(s) of the principally permitted structure.

8. 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.

9. Exterior storage of recreational vehicles is permitted only when it collocates with a self-service storage facility.

10. Self-service storage facilities may include one accessory living facility.

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 07-559, § 3(Exh. A), 7-3-07; Ord. No. 99-333, § 3, 1-19-99; 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(45.10), 2-27-90. Formerly 22-754. Code 2001 § 22-753.)

19.220.040 Schools – Day care facilities, commercial – Animal kennels.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

Schools; business, vocational, or trade schools

 

Day care facilities, commercial

 

Animal kennels or animal care facilities

Process II or, with SEPA, Process III

None

20 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

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

 

35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE), to 55 ft. AABE, 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

 

Business/Vocational/Trade: 1 for each employee and 0.5 for each student

 

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

 

Kennel and care facilities:

1 for each 300 sq. ft. of gross floor area

1. Building height may not exceed 30 ft. AABE when located within 100 ft. of a residential zone.

2. Except for gyms, if approved by the director of community development services, the height of a structure may exceed 35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to a maximum of 55 ft. AABE, if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. The additional height is necessary to accommodate the structural, equipment, or operational needs of the use conducted in the building, and/or all ground floor spaces have a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft. and a minimum depth of 15 ft.;

    b. Height complies with note 1;

    c. Height over 35 ft. is set back from nonresidential zones by one ft. for each one ft. of height over 35 ft.; and

    d. Rooflines are designed to avoid a predominantly flat and featureless appearance through variations in roof height, forms, angles, and materials.

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

4. 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 five ft. from each property line.

5. Day care facilities, animal kennels, or animal care facilities may include accessory living facilities as defined by FWRC 19.05.010.

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

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

8. Animal kennels and animal care facilities must be designed so that the maximum permissible noise levels from outdoor runs and other open areas comply with the provisions of FWRC 7.10.050, and such outdoor areas shall be screened from adjacent properties by 10 ft. of Type III landscaping, as defined by Chapter 19.125 FWRC, or greater buffer as required therein.

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.

 

(Continued)

 

Except 20 ft. along residential zones

Outdoor uses for animals, such as open-air kennels, runs, training yards, or show facilities, shall be set back 20 ft. from any property line

 

See notes 2, 4, 8 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.220.040 Schools – Day care facilities, commercial – Animal kennels. (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

14. Schools may locate containers on site for the storage of emergency preparedness supplies as an accessory use. Containers may not be located in any required yard. Landscaping may be required by the director of community development services to screen the installation if the proposed location will be visible from a public right-of-way and/or neighboring properties. Siting is subject to review and approval under process I, director’s approval, unless proposed as a component of another project; in which case the siting of the container will be reviewed as part of the overall development proposal and subject to the underlying review process.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 11-700, § 5, 9-20-11; Ord. No. 09-605, § 3(Exh. A), 3-3-09; Ord. No. 09-604, § 3(Exh. A), 3-3-09; Ord. No. 08-585, § 3(Exh. A), 11-4-08; Ord. No. 07-559, § 3(Exh. A), 7-3-07; Ord. No. 03-443, § 3, 5-20-03; 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(45.65), 2-27-90. Formerly 22-755. Code 2001 § 22-754.)

19.220.050 Multifamily dwelling units.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

Multifamily dwelling units (stacked dwelling units)

Process II or, with SEPA, Process III

None

Same as these regulations for ground floor use except 20 ft. abutting single-family residential zones

65 ft. above average building elevation (ABE)

 

See note 2

See notes 5 – 8

1. All nonresidential ground floor spaces must have a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft. and a minimum depth of 15 ft.

2. Building height may not exceed 30 ft. above average building elevation for the portion of the building located within 100 ft. from a single-family residential zone.

3. All buildings except for related parking structures up to 65 ft. in height (six stories), must be gabled with pitched roofs, unless the building is taller than 35 ft. (three stories) with a rooftop that contributes to the multifamily open space requirements.

4. Multi-unit housing and accessory living facilities may be located on the ground floor of a structure only as follows: (a) ground level space that spans at least 60 percent of the total length of the principal commercial facade of all buildings, as determined by the director, is occupied with one or more other use(s) allowed in this zone; and (b) ground level space that spans at least 40 percent of the total length of all other street-facing facades of all buildings is occupied with one or more other use(s) allowed in this zone. Parking in conjunction with other uses allowed in this zone may also be located on the ground floor of the structure if non-visible from the right-of-way or public areas.

5. For 100 dwelling units or more on a subject property, 25 percent of parking shall be underground or on the first floor within the building footprint, except for visitor parking, which can be surface parking.

6. Parking spaces shall be provided as follows:

    Efficiency dwelling units – 1.0 per unit

    Studio dwelling units – 1.25 per unit

    One bedroom dwelling units – 1.5 per unit

    Dwelling units with two bedrooms or more – 2.0 per unit.

7. Dwelling unit parking stalls are in addition to required parking for all nonresidential ground floor uses.

8. Alternatively, applicant may choose to submit a parking study in accordance with FWRC 19.130.080(2).

9. Chapter 19.265 FWRC contains regulations regarding accessory uses, buildings and structures. Accessory dwelling units are not permitted.

10. Chapter 19.270 FWRC contains regulations regarding home occupations.

 

(Continued)

See notes 2 and 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.220.050 Multifamily dwelling units. (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. The subject property must provide usable open space in a total amount equal to at least 150 sq. ft. per dwelling unit, and may include private spaces such as yards, patios, and balconies, as well as common areas such as playgrounds, recreation rooms, plazas, rooftop terraces, pools, active lobbies, atriums, or other areas the director deems appropriate. A minimum of 25 percent of the usable open space provided must be common open space. Private open space such as a patio, porch, balcony, or yard may be credited toward total residential usable open space, if such private open space is a minimum of 48 square feet and has a minimum dimension of six feet.

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

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

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

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

16. For affordable housing requirements, see FWRC 19.110.010.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 17-834, § 16, 5-16-17; Ord. No. 10-678, § 3, 12-7-10; Ord. No. 07-559, § 3(Exh. A), 7-3-07; Ord. No. 07-554, § 5(Exh. A(17)), 5-15-07; Ord. No. 02-424, § 3, 9-17-02; Ord. (Ord. No. 10-678, § 3, 12-7-10; Ord. No. 07-559, § 3(Exh. A), 7-3-07; Ord. No. 07-554, § 5(Exh. A(17)), 5-15-07; Ord. No. 02-424, § 3, 9-17-02; 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(45.60), 2-27-90. Formerly 22-756. Code 2001 § 22-755.)

19.220.060 Hotels – Motels.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

Hotel or motel

Process II or, with SEPA, Process III

None

20 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

45 ft. above average building elevation (AABE), to 55 ft. AABE and four floors

 

See notes 1 and 3

1 for each guest room

 

See notes 2 and 4

1. If approved by the director of community development services, the height of a structure may exceed 45 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to a maximum of 55 ft. AABE and four floors, if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. The additional height is necessary to accommodate the structural, equipment, or operational needs of the use conducted in the building, and/or all ground floor spaces have a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft. and a minimum depth of 15 ft.;

    b. Height complies with note 3;

    c. Height over 40 ft. is set back from nonresidential zones by one ft. for each one ft. of height over 40 ft.; and

    d. The rooflines of the building are designed to avoid a predominantly flat and featureless appearance by incorporating variations in roof height, forms, angles, and materials.

2. If this use includes accessory meeting, convention or other facilities that will be used by persons other than overnight guests at the hotel or motel, the city may require additional parking on a case-by-case basis, based on the extent and nature of these accessory facilities.

3. Building height may not exceed 30 ft. AABE when located within 100 ft. of a residential zone.

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.

 

Except 20 ft. along residential zones

See note 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. 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(45.35), 2-27-90. Formerly 22-757. Code 2001 § 22-756.)

19.220.070 Hospital facilities – Convalescent centers – Nursing homes.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

Hospital facilities, convalescent centers or nursing homes

Process II or, with SEPA, Process III

None

20 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

35 ft. to 55 ft. above average building elevation (AABE)

 

See notes 1 and 2

Hospital (primary care): 1 for each 3 beds, plus 1 for each staff doctor, plus 1 for each 3 employees

 

Convalescent/Nursing homes: 1 for each 3 beds and 1 for each 2 employees

1. If approved by the director of community development services, the height of a structure may exceed 35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to a maximum of 55 ft. AABE, if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. The additional height is necessary to accommodate the structural, equipment, or operational needs of the use conducted in the building, and/or all ground floor spaces have a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft. and a minimum depth of 15 ft.;

    b. Height complies with note 2;

    c. Building height over 35 ft. is set back from nonresidential zones by one additional ft. for each one ft. of height over 35 ft.; and

    d. Rooflines are designed to avoid a predominantly flat and featureless appearance through variations in roof height, forms, angles, and materials.

2. Building height may not exceed 30 ft. AABE when located within 100 ft. of a residential zone.

3. 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.

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

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

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

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

 

Except 20 ft. along residential zones

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. 12-735, § 4(Exh. A), 12-4-12; 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(45.75), 2-27-90. Formerly 22-758. Code 2001 § 22-757.)

19.220.080 Senior citizen or special needs housing.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

Senior citizen or special needs housing (stacked dwelling units)

Process II or, with SEPA, Process III

None

Senior housing or special needs housing: same as these requirements for ground floor use

65 ft. above average building elevation (ABE)

 

See note 2

Senior citizen housing: 1 for each unit

 

Special needs housing: 0.5 per each unit

 

See notes 4 and 5

1. All buildings, except for related parking structures up to 65 ft. in height (six stories), must be gabled with pitched roofs, unless the building is taller than 35 ft. (three stories) with a rooftop that contributes to the multifamily open space requirements.

2. If any portion of a structure on the subject property is within 100 ft. of a single-family 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 single-family residential zone.

3. Commercial uses allowed in this zone may be permitted on the ground floor of stacked senior citizen or special needs housing with a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft.

4. For 100 units or more on a subject property, 25 percent of parking shall be underground, or on the first floor within the building footprint, except for visitor parking, which can be surface parking.

5. Alternatively, applicant may choose to submit a parking study in accordance with FWRC 19.130.080(2).

6. Chapter 19.265 FWRC contains regulations regarding accessory uses, buildings and structures. Accessory dwelling units are not permitted.

7. Chapter 19.270 FWRC contains regulations regarding home occupations.

8. The subject property must provide usable open space in a total amount equal to at least 100 sq. ft. per dwelling unit and may include common open spaces such as plazas, recreation rooms, rooftop terraces, p-patches, pools, active lobbies, and atriums. All eligible usable open space shall also meet the requirements specified in FWRC 19.115.115. A fee-in-lieu payment may be utilized for up to 50 percent of the usable open space as specified in FWRC 19.115.115.

9. Any common open space requirements for senior housing or special needs housing may be reduced at the discretion of the director, if an open space study documents that less common open space will be adequate to serve the needs of the residents.

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

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

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

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

14. For affordable housing requirements, see FWRC 19.110.010.

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

Stand-alone senior citizen or special needs housing

20 ft.

5 ft.

5 ft.

See notes 2 and 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 17-834, § 17, 5-16-17; Ord. No. 10-678, § 4, 12-7-10; Ord. No. 07-559, § 3(Exh. A), 7-3-07. Code 2001 § 22-758.)

19.220.090 Group homes.

The following uses shall be permitted in the commercial business (BC) 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

Group homes type II

 

Group homes type III

Process IV

 

 

Process IV, see note 18

None

20 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to 55 ft. AABE

 

See notes 7 and 17

Determined on a case-by-case basis

1. The city will determine the maximum number of residents and the number of dwelling units or occupancy rooms or suites permitted in the proposed development based on the following criteria:

    a. The specific nature of the occupancy and the persons that will be housed in the proposed development.

    b. The size of the dwelling units or occupancy rooms or suites and the specific configuration of the facilities within these units, rooms, or suites.

    c. The impacts on nearby residential uses of the proposed development.

    d. The architecture, site design, and other design features of the proposed development.

2.    a. Except as specified in subsection (2)(b) of this section, the facility must be:

    (1) Distanced at least 1,000 ft. from any school, park, church, playground, or day care center; measured by following a straight line, without regard to intervening buildings, from the nearest point of the parcel or property or land use district boundary line from which the proposed use is to be separated.

    (2) Distanced at least 1,000 ft. from any other group home type II, group home type III, or social service transitional housing, as defined by this title; and as measured by the same method as the separation requirements described herein.

    (3) Group homes type III shall be distanced at least 300 ft. from any residentially zoned area, and as measured by the same method as the separation requirements described herein.

    b. The city may, using the specified review process, approve this use regardless of its proximity to the uses specified in subsection (2)(a) of this section, based on the following criteria:

    (1) The extent to which the topography or physical features of the area would result in effective separation between existing uses and the proposed development.

    (2) The compatibility of the proposed use with nearby uses.

    (3) The lack of availability of alternative locations for the proposed use based on the separation requirements.

    (4) The extent to which the proposal is consistent with the public health, safety, and welfare.

3. The facility and program must secure and maintain all licenses and/or approvals as required by the state, including verification from the Department of Juvenile Justice, which shall be reviewed by the police department, that the proposed facility meets state standards for such facilities and that the facility will meet state laws and requirements.

4. The program must be operated under the authority of a reputable governing board, social service, or government agency, or proprietor, to whom staff are responsible and who will be available to city officials, if necessary, to resolve concerns pertaining to the facility.

5. The facility will have staffing, supervision, and security arrangements appropriate to the number of clients and to its hours of operation.

 

(Continued)

 

Except 20 ft. along single-family residential zones

See notes 7, 14 and 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.220.090 Group homes. (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. The subject property must be situated in close proximity to, and have convenient access to, public transportation, shopping, health care providers, and other services and facilities frequently utilized by the residents of the property.

7. Building height may not exceed 30 ft. AABE when located between 20 ft. and 40 ft. from a single-family residential zone, and may not exceed 40 ft. AABE when located between 40 ft. and 100 ft. from such zone.

8. Floor area requirements, minimum sleeping areas, and bathroom facilities will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

9. The facility will not create unreasonable impacts on traffic, public utilities and services or on nearby residences.

10. The facility has adequate off-street parking and the appearance conforms with the character of surrounding uses.

11. The facility is in compliance with applicable health, fire, building, and safety requirements.

12. 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.

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

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

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

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

17. If approved through the specified review process, the height of a structure may exceed 35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to a maximum of 55 ft. AABE, if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. The additional height is necessary to accommodate the structural, equipment, or operational needs of the use conducted in the building, and/or all ground floor spaces have a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft. and a minimum depth of 15 ft.;

    b. Height complies with note 7, above;

    c. Height over 35 ft. is set back from non-single-family zones by one additional ft. for each one ft. of height over 35 ft.; and

    d. Rooflines are designed to avoid a predominantly flat and featureless appearance through variations in roof height, forms, angles, and materials.

18. Group homes type III shall be subject to additional public notice requirements as follows:

    a. Copy of the public notices required per FWRC 19.70.060 shall be mailed to the persons receiving the property tax statements for all property within 1,000 ft. of each boundary of the subject property where the group home type III is proposed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 14-771, § 7, 8-12-14; Ord. No. 09-605, § 3(Exh. A), 3-3-09; 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. 94-223, § 3(F), 10-18-94. Code 2001 § 22-759.)

19.220.100 Social service transitional housing.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

Social services transitional housing

 

Permitted outright where the total number of residents does not exceed the maximum number allowed under the definition of “family.” See FWRC 19.105.060

Process III

None

20 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to 55 ft. AABE

 

See notes 5 and 11

Determined on a case-by-case basis

1. The city may permit these uses only if:

    a. A stand-alone facility is distanced at least 1,000 ft. from any other stand-alone facility under this classification.

    b. The facility and program secures and maintains all licenses and/or approvals as required by the state.

    c. The subject property is situated in close proximity to, and has convenient access to, public transportation, shopping, health care providers, and other services and facilities frequently utilized by the residents of the property.

    d. The program will be operated under the authority of a reputable governing board, social service, or government agency, or proprietor, to whom staff are responsible and who will be available to city officials, if necessary, to resolve concerns pertaining to the facility.

    e. The facility will have staffing, supervision, and security arrangements appropriate to the number of clients and to its hours of operation.

    f. The facility will not create unreasonable impacts on traffic, public utilities and services or on nearby residences.

    g. The facility has adequate off-street parking and the appearance conforms with the character of surrounding uses.

    h. The facility is in compliance with applicable health, fire, building, and safety requirements.

    i. The facility will operate under a written management plan, approved by the governing agency, board, or official, which must meet administrative standards, specifications, and requirements, which shall be adopted by the director of community development services, and which shall be on file in the city clerk’s office, and which shall be followed and have the full force and effect as if they were set forth in full in this chapter.

2. The city will determine the maximum number of residents and the number of dwelling units or occupancy rooms or suites permitted in a stand-alone development based on the following criteria:

    a. The specific nature of the occupancy and the persons that will be housed in the proposed development.

    b. The size of the dwelling units or occupancy rooms or suites and the specific configuration of the facilities within these units, rooms, or suites.

    c. The impacts on nearby residential uses of the proposed development.

    d. The architecture, site design, and other design features of the proposed development.

3. A minimum of one unit and no more than five percent of the total dwelling units in a mixed-use development may be social services transitional housing.

4. Floor area requirements, minimum sleeping areas, and bathroom facilities will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

5. Building height may not exceed 30 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) when located between 20 ft. and 40 ft. from a single-family residential zone, and may not exceed 40 ft. AABE when located between 40 ft. and 100 ft. from such zone.

 

(Continued)

 

Except 20 ft. along single-family residential zones

See notes 4, 5 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.220.100 Social service transitional housing. (Continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

11. If approved through the specified review process, the height of a structure may exceed 35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to a maximum of 55 ft. AABE, if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. The additional height is necessary to accommodate the structural, equipment, or operational needs of the use conducted in the building, and/or all ground floor spaces have a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft. and a minimum depth of 15 ft.;

    b. Height complies with note 5;

    c. Height over 35 ft. is set back from non-single-family zones by one additional ft. for each one ft. of height over 35 ft.; and

    d. Rooflines are designed to avoid a predominantly flat and featureless appearance through variations in roof height, forms, angles, and materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 09-605, § 3(Exh. A), 3-3-09; 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. 94-223, § 3(G), 10-18-94. Code 2001 § 22-760.)

19.220.110 Government facility, public parks, public transit shelter.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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 II or, with SEPA, Process III

 

Transit shelter: Process I

None

Government facility:

Government facilities:

35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to 55 ft. AABE. See note 1

 

Public parks:

Determined on a case-by-case basis

 

Transit shelter:

15 ft. above average building elevation (AABE)

 

See notes 1, 3, and 9

Government facility:

Determined on a case-by-case basis

 

Public parks: Determined by the parks director

 

Public transit shelter: None

1. If approved by the director of community development services, the height of a structure may exceed 35 ft. above average building elevation (AABE) to a maximum of 55 ft. AABE, if all of the following criteria are met:

    a. The additional height is necessary to accommodate the structural, equipment, or operational needs of the use conducted in the building, and/or all ground floor spaces have a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 13 ft. and a minimum depth of 15 ft.;

    b. Height complies with note 3;

    c. Height over 35 ft. is set back from nonresidential zones by one ft. for each one ft. of height over 35 ft.; and

    d. Rooflines are designed to avoid a predominantly flat and featureless appearance through variations in roof height, forms, angles, and materials.

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

3. Building height may not exceed 30 ft. AABE when located within 100 ft. of a residential zone.

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.

20 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

 

Except 20 ft. along residential zones

Public parks:

Determined on a case-by-case basis

Transit shelter:

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

Except 20 ft. along residential zones

 

See note 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. 07-559, § 3(Exh. A), 7-3-07; 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(45.92), 2-27-90. Code 2001 § 22-761.)

19.220.115 Public utility.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

 

Possible Process III

 

See note 1

None

20 ft.

20 ft.

20 ft.

35 ft. above average building elevation

 

See notes 1 and 2

Determined on a case-by-case basis

1. If approved through process III, the height of a structure 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. May be permitted only if locating this use in the immediate area of the subject property is necessary to permit effective service to the area to be served.

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 chapter may apply to the subject property.

See notes 1 and 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 18-844, § 17, 3-6-18.)

19.220.120 Personal wireless service facility.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

 

See note 5 for allowed types of PWSFs

See note 2

 

None

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 3

See note 4

Not allowed on a PWSF

N/A

1. For developed sites, the setback requirements shall be those of the principal use of the subject property. For undeveloped sites, the setback requirements for new freestanding PWSFs shall be 20 ft. for front, side, and rear yards.

2. Subject to meeting all applicable development standards, the review process used shall be process I, except for the following proposals:

    a. Process II for the following proposals:

    (1) The PWSF is located within 300 ft. of a residential zone; or

    (2) The PWSF is located on a structure that is a residence or school or contains a residence or school; or

    (3) The PWSF is a new freestanding PWSF.

    b. Process III if the PWSF is a lattice tower accommodating four or more providers.

3. Maximum allowed height for a new freestanding PWSF shall be the minimum necessary to provide the service up to 100 ft., plus any height granted under FWRC 19.110.060. A PWSF shall be allowed up to 120 ft. if there are two or more providers; except that a lattice tower of between 120 ft. to 150 ft. will be allowed under a combined application of four or more providers.

4. 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.

5. New freestanding PWSFs are allowed subject to height limits and collocation provisions. PWSFs are allowed 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, § 16, 11-17-09; Ord. No. 07-559, § 3(Exh. A), 7-3-07; Ord. No. 00-363, § 8, 1-4-00; Ord. No. 97-300, § 3, 9-16-97. Code 2001 § 22-762.)

19.220.130 Churches.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

Church, synagogue or other place of religious worship

Process II, or with SEPA, Process III

None

20 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

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

 

Sees notes 2, and 4 – 6

1 for each 5 seats or 10 lineal feet of bench seating

1. 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.

2. If any portion of the principal structure on the subject property is located 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 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.

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

4. Maximum height of any portion of the principal structure 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

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

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

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

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

See notes 1 – 5 and 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.)

19.220.140 Urban agriculture.

The following uses shall be permitted in the community business (BC) 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

0 ft.

5 ft.

5 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, § 14, 12-3-13.)