Chapter 18.40
RESIDENTIAL-OFFICE (RO)

Sections:

18.40.010    Purpose.

18.40.020    Permitted principal uses.

18.40.030    Permitted accessory uses.

18.40.040    Conditional uses.

18.40.050    Minimum lot size.

18.40.060    Minimum lot width.

18.40.070    Maximum building height.

18.40.080    Setbacks and lot coverage.

18.40.090    Parking.

18.40.100    Accessory building and use regulations.

18.40.110    Screening and landscaping requirements.

18.40.010 Purpose.

The main objective and intent of this zone is to establish areas permitting professional and administrative services as well as allowing other uses relating to social welfare services for City residents. It is furthermore intended that these uses be compatible with multifamily residential uses in this zone, in terms of demands upon municipal services, street capacity and the impact of the two uses upon each other. (Ord. 1774 § 4, 2013; Ord. 1760 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1575 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1528 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.40.020 Permitted principal uses.

Permitted principal uses are as follows:

A.    Use required to conduct any of the following occupations: executive, administrative, professional, accounting, banking, barber shop, beauty shop, dispensing pharmacy, writing, clerical, stenographic, drafting and sales;

B.    Duplex;

C.    Multifamily dwelling, including attached single-family units such as “townhomes”;

D.    Museum;

E.    Cultural facility;

F.    Clinic;

G.    Art and/or photographic studio;

H.    Single-family dwellings existing, or for which a building permit has been issued, prior to September 4, 2006, on lots of at least 6,500 square feet; and single-family dwellings constructed on parcels created, or approved, between October 23, 1996, and September 4, 2006, on lots of at least 6,500 square feet;

I.    Municipal use;

J.    A use similar in nature to the above, in the judgment of the Zoning Administrator, following consultation with members of the Technical Review Committee (TRC). (Ord. 2066 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 2006 § 3 (Att. 3), 2017; Ord. 1796 § 2, 2013; Ord. 1774 § 4, 2013; Ord. 1760 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1575 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1528 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1402 § 2, 2006; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.40.030 Permitted accessory uses.

Permitted accessory uses are as follows: a use customarily incidental to the permitted principal use, such as signs and automobile parking. (Ord. 2066 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 2006 § 3 (Att. 3), 2017; Ord. 1774 § 4, 2013; Ord. 1760 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1575 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1528 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.40.040 Conditional uses.

A.    Conditional uses for this zone are:

1.    Restaurant;

2.    Public use;

3.    Church.

a.    Pursuant to Chapter 35A.21 RCW, outdoor, temporary encampments for the homeless hosted by religious organizations shall be reviewed as a separate or amended conditional use from the authorizations originally granted to a church, subject to reasonable measures to ensure basic sanitation, life safety, and the minimization of negative public health and/or safety impacts to surrounding uses. See FMC 18.72.140 for specific conditions related to these uses;

4.    A use similar in nature to the above, in the judgment of the Zoning Administrator, following consultation with members of the Technical Review Committee (TRC).

B.    Refer to FMC 18.12.130 for specific information on review procedures for conditional use permits. (Ord. 2066 § 1 (Exh. 1), 2018; Ord. 2006 § 3 (Att. 3), 2017; Ord. 1796 § 2, 2013; Ord. 1774 § 4, 2013; Ord. 1760 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1575 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1528 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.40.050 Minimum lot size.

Minimum lot size is as follows: 4,000 square feet for the first dwelling unit and 1,500 square feet for each additional dwelling unit, in no case exceeding 27 units/acre. Administrative flexibility may be considered in a case where a property’s square footage is 10 percent short of allowing one additional dwelling unit. (Ord. 1774 § 4, 2013; Ord. 1760 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1575 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1528 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.40.060 Minimum lot width.

Minimum lot width is as follows: none. (Ord. 1760 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1575 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1528 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.40.070 Maximum building height.

Maximum building height is as follows: 70 feet. (Ord. 1760 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1575 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1528 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.40.080 Setbacks and lot coverage.

Setbacks and lot coverage are as follows:

A.    Setbacks.

1.    Front: 20 feet;

2.    Rear: eight feet;

3.    Sides: eight feet minimum;

B.    Special Setbacks. A special setback and clear zone shall be provided for the promotion of traffic safety, aesthetic considerations and general welfare on corner lots in the RO zone. For specific regulations on special setbacks and clear zones, refer to FMC 18.72.040;

C.    Zero-foot side and rear yard setbacks may be allowed in this zone; provided, that:

1.    Adjoining lots must also be within the RO zone;

2.    A recorded subdivision and/or a recorded statement of mutual consent between property owners must clearly state that zero-foot side setbacks may be considered;

3.    Proof of recorded subdivisions or consent agreements must be provided upon application for development approvals;

D.    Lot coverage (maximum): none. (Ord. 1760 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1575 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1528 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.40.090 Parking.

Parking is determined by use. For specific regulations on parking, refer to Chapter 18.76 FMC. (Ord. 1760 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1575 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1528 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.40.100 Accessory building and use regulations.

For specific regulations on accessory buildings or uses, refer to FMC 18.72.050. (Ord. 1760 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1575 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1528 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.40.110 Screening and landscaping requirements.

For specific regulations on screening and landscaping, refer to Chapter 18.74 FMC. (Ord. 1760 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1575 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1528 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)