Chapter 18.56


18.56.010    Purpose.

18.56.020    Permitted principal uses.

18.56.030    Permitted accessory uses.

18.56.040    Conditional uses.

18.56.050    Manufacturing zone performance standards.

18.56.060    Enforcement of performance standards.

18.56.070    Minimum lot size.

18.56.080    Minimum lot width.

18.56.090    Maximum building height.

18.56.100    Setbacks and lot coverage.

18.56.110    Parking.

18.56.120    Sign regulations.

18.56.010 Purpose.

The manufacturing zone (M) is intended primarily for manufacturing and closely related uses. To avoid unnecessary regulations on manufacturing, regulations for this district are intended to provide protection principally against effects which would be harmful to zones beyond the manufacturing zone boundaries. (Ord. 1433 § 2, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.56.020 Permitted principal uses.

Permitted principal uses are as follows:

A.    The fabrication of apparel, textile products, furniture and fixtures, leather products, stone products, glass products, electric equipment, communications equipment and other products of a similar nature;

B.    The manufacturing and fabrication of jewelry, silverware, plated ware, metal fabrication, musical instruments and parts, toys, sports and athletic goods, and miscellaneous related activities;

C.    The manufacturing and fabrication of modular housing, mobile homes, recreational vehicles and similar products;

D.    Rail, truck and freight terminals, warehousing and storage, parcel delivery service; provided, that no storage of hazardous materials will be allowed without approval of the Building Official and Zoning Administrator;

E.    Boat building and repair;

F.    The manufacture of engineering, laboratory, scientific, research, optical, surgical, medical and dental equipment, including precision equipment that is similar in nature;

G.    Business firm headquarters and professional offices;

H.    Retail and wholesale marketing which is related to the principal permitted use;

I.    Emergency services, such as police, fire and ambulance;

J.    Energy substations;

K.    Shipping containers for storage, subject to the issuance of a permit and in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 18.88 FMC;

L.    Municipal use;

M.    Public use;

N.    Adult businesses or adult entertainment establishments are allowed in the M – manufacturing zoning district; provided, that any such use complies with the performance standards contained in FMC 18.72.110;

O.    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;

P.    The manufacturing and processing of wood products.

Q.    Food processing.

R.    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 § 9, 2013; Ord. 1433 § 2, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.56.030 Permitted accessory uses.

Permitted accessory uses are as follows: A use customarily incidental to the permitted principal use, such as automobile parking, office(s) and caretaker or security dwelling unit. Caretaker or security dwelling units must be owned by the business, occupied by an employee of the business and not be used as a rental. (Ord. 2006 § 3 (Att. 3), 2017; Ord. 1433 § 2, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.56.040 Conditional uses.

A.    Conditional uses are those uses that meet the intent and performance standards of this zone, but which are generally more intensive or impactful than those uses listed as permitted principal uses in FMC 18.56.020. Those uses are listed as follows:

1.    Chemical products;

2.    Public uses;

3.    Energy-generating facilities;

4.    Uses that typically do not require the construction of permanent buildings and that involve the use of equipment to process, recycle or create a product. Examples include but are not limited to: asphalt batch plants; sand and/or gravel pits; gravel crushing and/or sorting operations; automobile crushing or dismantling operations; wood chipping operations; and similar uses;

5.    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;

6.    Asphalt batch plants;

7.    Sand and/or gravel pits;

8.    Gravel crushing and/or sorting operations;

9.    Automobile crushing or dismantling operations;

10.    Wood chipping operations;

11.    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;

12.    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 § 9, 2013; Ord. 1433 § 2, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.56.050 Manufacturing zone performance standards.

A.    Emissions of smoke, dust and other particulate matter, and of toxic and noxious gases are all to meet or exceed standards set by the local air pollution authority (Northwest Air Pollution Authority) and all Washington State and federal standards, which current standards should be on file at the City Clerk’s office.

B.    Vibration caused by every use shall be so minimized that the ground vibration does not occur at any point on or beyond any district boundary in which the use is located.

C.    Heat, glare and/or steam produced by any activity shall be carried on in such a manner that the heat, glare or steam shall not intrude beyond the boundary lines of the district within which the use is located. Building materials with high light-reflective qualities shall not be used in construction of buildings such that reflected sunlight will throw intense glare on areas surrounding the M zone. Artificial lighting shall be hooded or shaded so that direct light on high-intensity lamps will not result in glare when viewed from areas surrounding the M zone.

D.    Noise and sound levels within the M zone are not to exceed levels established by noise control regulations of the Department of Labor and Industries. Maximum permissible environmental noise levels to be emitted beyond the M zone boundaries to adjacent properties are established by the State of Washington Department of Ecology (WAC 173-60-040). (Ord. 1433 § 2, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.56.060 Enforcement of performance standards.

A.    If in the opinion of the Zoning Administrator a violation of performance standards has occurred, the Zoning Administrator shall contact the regulatory agency with a notice of alleged violation.

B.    Where determinations of violation can be made by the Zoning Administrator, using equipment normally available to the City, or obtainable without additional expenditure to the City, such determinations shall be made before notice of violation is issued.

C.    When technical complexity or expense make it prohibitive for the City to maintain the personnel or equipment necessary to make the determination of violation, then the City may retain appropriately qualified specialists to make the determination. If these findings indicate a violation of the performance standards, the cost of the determination shall be assessed against the properties of persons responsible for the violation in addition to other penalties prescribed by this title. If no violation is found, cost of the determination shall be paid by the City.

D.    In addition to subsections (A) through (C) of this section, enforcement procedures and the penalties resulting from violations of this chapter shall be administered pursuant to Chapter 1.12 FMC. (Ord. 1819 § 22, 2013; Ord. 1817 §§ 1, 2, 2013; Ord. 1433 § 2, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.56.070 Minimum lot size.

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

18.56.080 Minimum lot width.

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

18.56.090 Maximum building height.

Maximum building height is as follows: 45 feet. (Ord. 1433 § 2, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.56.100 Setbacks and lot coverage.

A.    Setbacks are as follows: Front, rear and side: 15 feet from any street right-of-way lines;

B.    Lot coverage (maximum): None. (Ord. 1433 § 2, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)

18.56.110 Parking.

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

18.56.120 Sign regulations.

For specific regulations on signs, refer to Chapter 18.80 FMC. (Ord. 1433 § 2, 2007; Ord. 1400 § 2, 2006)