Chapter 17.20


17.20.010    Intent.

17.20.020    Principal uses.

17.20.030    Conditional uses.

17.20.040    Minimum lot size.

17.20.050    Maximum lot coverage.

17.20.060    On-site sewage system.

17.20.070    Maximum building height.

17.20.080    Minimum building setbacks.

17.20.090    Site plan review.

17.20.010 Intent.

(A) Light industrial 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. Light industrial uses provide employment and a tax base for economic prosperity and community stability. Light industrial buildings should be such that they preserve the predominantly residential appearance of the town of Index.

(B) The town of Index supports light industrial uses and Chapter 17.32, Performance Standards for All Zoning Classifications, is intended to prevent adverse impacts from affecting surrounding neighbors and land uses. (Ord. 370 § 3.2 (part), 2004).

17.20.020 Principal uses.

Manufacturing, wholesale sales, warehousing, accessory uses and structures. (See “light industrial” definition in Chapter 17.04.) (Ord. 370 § 3.2 (part), 2004).

17.20.030 Conditional uses.

Any new development with a greater intensity or impact than light industrial use is considered a conditional use and must go through the planning commission and Index town council approval process and must comply with the town of Index comprehensive plan. This process includes submitting required applications (i.e., SEPA, critical areas), obtaining planning commission recommendations, a public comment period, and a decision by the Index town council. (Ord. 370 § 3.2 (part), 2004).

17.20.040 Minimum lot size.

Seven thousand (7,000) square feet except for lots in single ownership prior to 1996. (Ord. 370 § 3.2 (part), 2004).

17.20.050 Maximum lot coverage.

Sixty (60) percent of any building site including primary and secondary structures. (Ord. 370 § 3.2 (part), 2004).

17.20.060 On-site sewage system.

All building lots must be approved by the Snohomish County health district for an on-site sewage system. (Ord. 370 § 3.2 (part), 2004).

17.20.070 Maximum building height.

Thirty-five (35) feet. (Ord. 370 § 3.2 (part), 2004).

17.20.080 Minimum building 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 property edge/front and back.

(C) Ten (10) 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).

17.20.090 Site plan review.

Environmental review by the planning commission and site plan approval by the town council are required for all new light industrial development, every expansion of an existing light industrial development, and any change in use that does not comply with zoning and critical area ordinances. (Ord. 370 § 3.2 (part), 2004).