Chapter 18.54
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ZONE (LI)

Sections:

18.54.010    Purpose.

18.54.020    Permitted principal uses.

18.54.030    Permitted accessory uses.

18.54.040    Conditional uses.

18.54.050    Minimum lot size.

18.54.060    Minimum lot width.

18.54.070    Maximum building height.

18.54.080    Setbacks and lot coverage.

18.54.090    Parking.

18.54.100    Sign regulations.

18.54.110    Buffer requirements.

18.54.120    Light industrial zone performance standards and enforcement.

18.54.010 Purpose.

The purpose of the light industrial zone is to accommodate industrial uses that have a relatively light impact on adjoining uses and that do not create noise, smoke, odors or other objectionable nuisances on the surrounding area. (Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.54.020 Permitted principal uses.

Permitted principal uses are subject to the performance standards specified in FMC 18.72.090 and are as follows:

A.    A use involving processing or storage of goods, provided the processes or equipment employed, or goods stored or processed, shall be limited to those uses which are not objectionable by reason of odor, dust, smoke, cinders, fumes, gas, noise, vibration, refuse and matter of water-carried waste;

B.    Workshop;

C.    Testing laboratory;

D.    Wholesale supply outlet;

E.    Rental outlet;

F.    Electronic equipment manufacture and service;

G.    Machine shop;

H.    Moving and storage company;

I.    Food processing;

J.    Public use;

K.    Warehouses;

L.    Storage and mini-storage facilities;

M.    Shipping containers for storage in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 18.88 FMC;

N.    Coffee/food stand no greater than 750 square feet in size. Must be permanently fixed to the ground, located on properties abutting minor arterials and collector roadways, and connected to City services.

O.    Uses similar to the above, in the judgment of the Zoning Administrator, following consultation with members of the Technical Review Committee (TRC). (Ord. 2006 § 3 (Att. 3), 2017; Ord. 1796 § 8, 2013; Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.54.030 Permitted accessory uses.

Permitted accessory uses are as follows:

A.    Any use customarily incidental to the permitted principal use, such as signs and automobile parking;

B.    Offices supporting a principal use;

C.    Retail or wholesale of goods that are processed on site;

D.    Caretaker residence, provided the residence shall be occupied by an employee of the business on site and shall not be used as a rental unit. (Ord. 2006 § 3 (Att. 3), 2017; Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.54.040 Conditional uses.

A.    Conditional uses are as follows:

1.    Recycling center;

2.    Power plant;

3.    Auto dismantling, salvage or automobile towing service, only if located a minimum of 200 feet from a residential zone and having a minimum of eight-foot-high view-obscuring fence;

4.    Coffee/food stand greater than 750 square feet in size, but less than 1,500 square feet in size. Must be permanently fixed to the ground, located on properties abutting minor arterials and collector roadways, and connected to City services;

5.    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;

6.    Uses similar 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 § 8, 2013; Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.54.050 Minimum lot size.

Minimum lot size is as follows: None. (Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.54.060 Minimum lot width.

Minimum lot width is as follows: None. (Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.54.070 Maximum building height.

Maximum building height is as follows: 35 feet. (Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.54.080 Setbacks and lot coverage.

Setbacks and lot coverage are as follows:

A.    Setbacks.

1.    Front: 20 feet.

2.    Rear: 50 feet if site adjoins any residential zoning district, otherwise none.

3.    Side: 50 feet if site adjoins any residential zoning district, otherwise none.

B.    Lot coverage: 50 percent (maximum). (Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.54.090 Parking.

For specific parking requirements refer to Chapter 18.76 FMC. (Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.54.100 Sign regulations.

For specific sign requirements refer to Chapter 18.80 FMC. (Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.54.110 Buffer requirements.

Buffer requirements are as follows:

A.    A 50-foot buffer shall be required in any instance where a site adjoins any residential zoning district.

B.    Screening along required buffers shall be installed in a manner consistent with Chapter 18.74 FMC.

C.    No parking, loading dock areas or outdoor storage is permitted within a required buffer area.

D.    No reduction of a required buffer shall be allowed except by the granting of a variance in compliance with FMC 18.12.180. (Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.54.120 Light industrial zone performance standards and enforcement.

All uses locating within the light industrial zone shall comply with the zone performance standards identified in FMC 18.56.050 and the enforcement of zone performance standards as identified in FMC 18.56.060. (Ord. 1433 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)