Chapter 17.40


17.40.010  Purpose.

17.40.020  Land uses.

17.40.030  Lot/yard minimum standards.

17.40.040  Height/density regulations – Zone size.

17.40.010 Purpose.

To allow nonconflicting space for commercial uses or that may require large amounts of land. An example of, but not limited to, this zone would be the Zepeda Road area. (Ord. 433 § 8.10, 1997)

17.40.020 Land uses.

Land uses associated with this zoning designation are found in the column marked "C-1 Low Density Commercial" of the land use matrix found at FMC 17.15.060. Procedures associated with obtaining permits for special and conditional uses are found elsewhere within this title. When considering all activities and application of this code to said activities, the applicant and the city need to also review Chapter 17.75 FMC, Special Conditions. (Ord. 433 § 8.20, 1997)

17.40.030 Lot/yard minimum standards.

(1) Minimum lot area: 13,500 square feet.

(2) Minimum lot depth: 100 feet.

(3) Minimum lot width: 50 feet.

(4) Minimum rear yard adjacent to an alley: 10 feet measured from the center of the alley. Within the minimum rear yard no structure, architectural feature, permanent fixture, or other obstruction which could interfere with emergency access shall be permitted.

(5) Minimum rear yard adjacent to a residential use: 25 feet from the applicable lot line.

(6) Minimum side yard adjacent to a residential use: 10 feet from the applicable lot line.

(7) Minimum rear or side yard: at least one of these, designated by the owner, shall be at least 10 feet from the applicable lot line excluding any dedicated street or alley. (Ord. 433 § 8.30, 1997)

17.40.040 Height/density regulations – Zone size.

(1) Maximum Building Height.

(a) Maximum building height shall be 32 feet. However, said height restriction can be exceeded upon obtaining written prior approval from the designee of the fire district that the building shall not constitute a fire hazard that could not be addressed by the fire district, as well as a written statement that the manner in which the building is being proposed for construction will not constitute a threat to public safety. In addition, any such building would be required to meet the Uniform Building Code’s wind and fire protection requirements. Written approval from the designee of the fire district shall accompany any building permit application for a building exceeding this height restriction. In some cases, a building exceeding the height restriction may also be subject to the State Environmental Policy Act which could result in the height restriction being required for reasons associated with environmental concerns.

(b) In no case, does permission from the designee of the fire district equate to permission to proceed with construction from the city.

(c) The above does not apply to those structures (mechanical appurtenances, chimneys, water tanks, etc., constituting no more than 15 percent of the total building or site area) noted within FMC 17.75.090. Regarding those types of structures, approval of the Forks planning commission shall still be required.

(2) Minimum zone size: five acres. (Ord. 446 § 1, 1998; Ord. 433 § 8.40, 1997)