Chapter 17.16


17.16.010    Intent.

17.16.020    Allowable uses.

17.16.030    Minimum buildable lot size.

17.16.040    On-site sewage system.

17.16.050    Minimum setbacks.

17.16.060    Maximum building height.

17.16.070    Maximum lot coverage.

17.16.080    Parking.

17.16.090    Change in use.

17.16.010 Intent.

The neighborhood residential classification provides for a mix of land uses including residential and mixed uses in one structure such as cottage industries. Residential uses provide a variety of housing types. Residential uses provide safe dwelling places for Index residents. Residential uses include single-family and multifamily units as defined by this title. Residential uses are permitted throughout the town of Index and in combination with other land uses; provided, that the goals of the Index comprehensive plan are met. (Ord. 370 § 3.1 (part), 2004).

17.16.020 Allowable uses.

(A) Residential dwelling units, accessory buildings, cottage industries, and home occupations.

(B) Mixed uses of residential and cottage industry. (Ord. 370 § 3.1 (part), 2004).

17.16.030 Minimum buildable lot size.

Seven thousand (7,000) square feet except for those lots in single lot ownership prior to 1996. (Ord. 370 § 3.1 (part), 2004).

17.16.040 On-site sewage system.

All building lots must be approved by the Snohomish County health district. (Ord. 370 § 3.1 (part), 2004).

17.16.050 Minimum setbacks.

(A) All critical areas including the North Fork Skykomish River buffered as addressed in the critical areas ordinance.

(B) Twenty (20) feet from the road edge/front and five (5) feet from property line edge/back.

(C) Five (5) feet from side property.

(D) Building(s) shall be set back from all parts of septic systems in conformance with current Snohomish County health department regulations. (Ord. 383 (part), 2005; Ord. 370 § 3.1 (part), 2004).

17.16.060 Maximum building height.

Thirty-five (35) feet. (Ord. 370 § 3.1 (part), 2004).

17.16.070 Maximum lot coverage.

Sixty (60) percent of any building site including primary and secondary structures. (Ord. 370 § 3.1 (part), 2004).

17.16.080 Parking.

Parking must be provided on-site, off-site, or by agreement between owners and/or merchants shared with other commercial establishments. (Ord. 370 § 3.1 (part), 2004).

17.16.090 Change in use.

A change in use permit is required to ensure that no adverse impacts will affect the surrounding land uses when one regulated classification changes to another regulated classification (i.e., light industrial to commercial). Requests in change of use permits are subject to planning commission recommendation and council approval. (Ord. 370 § 3.1 (part), 2004).