Chapter 18.22


18.22.010    Neighborhood business zone – Use allowances.

18.22.015    Accessory uses.

18.22.020    Neighborhood business zone – Development standards.

18.22.025    Drive-through service.

18.22.028    Outdoor storage.

18.22.030    Wireless communication facilities.

18.22.010 Neighborhood business zone – Use allowances.

The following uses listed in Table A are identified as permitted, conditionally permitted, or prohibited uses in the neighborhood business zone:


Table A. Neighborhood Business Zone Use Allowances 




Arts, entertainment, indoor1,2

Automotive sales and service, marine4

Adult entertainment business

Business service, standard

Automotive sales and service, nonmarine4

Air transportation service

Community residential facility9

Manufacturing, light

Ambulatory surgery center

Day care

Recreational facility, indoor2,22

Animal kennel/shelter

Eating and drinking place2,10,28


Arts, entertainment, outdoor

Educational service28


Auction house

Fire or police facility12


Business service, intensive

Health care and social assistance13,14


Cemetery, columbarium or mausoleum

Mobile food service27



Multiple-family dwelling15


Construction and trade



Family child-care home



Funeral home/crematory

Personal service28



Religious institution



Retail sales16,28


Manufacturing, heavy

Supportive living facility9


Marijuana business

Temporary lodging18,19


Marijuana cooperative

Vehicle refueling station


Mobile home park



Recreational facility, outdoor



Regional land use



Resource land use



Retail sales, bulk



Secure facility



Single detached dwelling unit



Standalone parking






Utility facility



Vehicle or equipment rental






Wholesale trade

1. Artist studios are permitted. All other indoor arts, entertainment uses require a conditional use permit.

2. Social card games are prohibited.

3. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

4. Automotive sales are prohibited. Repair or service shall only be performed in an enclosed building, with no outdoor storage of materials. Top, body, and upholstery repair shops, paint shops, and tire retreading are prohibited, as is heavy equipment and truck repair.

5. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

6. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

7. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

8. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

9. Only as part of a mixed use development subject to the conditions of Chapter 18.50 KMC.

10. Drinking places are prohibited.

11. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

12. Police facility only and limited to “storefront” police offices. Such offices shall not have:

a. Holding cells; or

b. Long-term storage of stolen properties.

13. Veterinary clinics permitted subject to the following:

a. No burning of refuse or dead animals is allowed;

b. The portion of the building or structure in which animals are kept or treated shall be soundproofed. All run areas, excluding confinement areas for livestock, shall be surrounded by an eight-foot solid wall and surfaced with concrete or other impervious material; and

c. The provisions of Chapter 18.70 KMC relative to animal keeping are met.

14. Social assistance permitted only as a re-use of a surplus nonresidential facility subject to Chapter 18.50 KMC.

15. Only as part of a mixed use development subject to the conditions of Chapter 18.50 KMC, except that townhouse developments are permitted subject to KMC 17.20.125, 18.22.020, 18.30.130 and 18.50.050.

16. Used goods shops are prohibited.

17. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

18. Bed and breakfast guesthouse only. All other temporary lodging is prohibited.

19. Bed and breakfast guesthouse shall be subject to the following conditions:

a. The guesthouse shall be owner-occupied;

b. The number of guestrooms shall not be greater than that authorized by the International Building and Fire Codes;

c. Parking shall be provided as required by this title; and

d. The guesthouse shall be compatible with the neighborhood character as determined by the city manager, and shall not create significant adverse neighborhood effects that cannot be mitigated.

20. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

21. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

22. Shooting ranges are prohibited.

23. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

24. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

25. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

26. Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

27. Mobile food service is permitted subject to the following requirements:

a. No permanent fencing, walls, or other structures shall be installed which hinder removal of the structure from the site;

b. No required parking stall shall be blocked or rendered unusable as a result of the mobile vendor;

c. Safe ingress and egress shall be maintained. Visibility for transportation and pedestrian access shall be maintained;

d. The limited duration of the mobile vendor shall be established as a condition of approval of any applicable permits;

e. A sign permit is required for exterior signage in accordance with the sign code, Chapter 18.42 KMC;

f. If a stand:

(1) The stand shall be located on a sidewalk or near a storefront consistent with barrier-free regulations;

(2) The stand location on the sidewalk or near a storefront shall provide for at least four feet of unobstructed sidewalk between the stand and the sidewalk edge for pedestrian movement.

28. Each use is limited to maximum 5,000 square feet per use and 15,000 square feet total contiguous.

[Ord. 18-0454 § 2 (Exh. 1); Ord. 17-0438 § 2 (Att. A); Ord. 16-0426 § 5 (Att. C); Ord. 16-0421 § 2 (Att. A); Ord. 14-0384 § 5; Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.22.015 Accessory uses.

Accessory uses, when consistent with the definition in Chapter 18.20 KMC, are allowed as determined by the city manager. [Ord. 17-0438 § 3 (Att. B).]

18.22.020 Neighborhood business zone – Development standards.

The following zone-specific development standards in Table B apply in the neighborhood business zone:

Table B. Neighborhood Business Zone Development Standards 









Base Density: Dwelling Unit/Acre

8 du/ac

Maximum Density: Dwelling Unit/Acre

24 du/ac2

Minimum Street Setback

10 ft.3; or 0 ft. for a mixed use building with commercial on the ground floor or for any building with structured parking

Minimum Interior Setback

20 ft.5

Base Height

35 ft.

45 ft.7

Maximum Impervious Surface: Percentage9


1 Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

2 This density may only be achieved through mixed use development or through the application of residential density incentives or transfer of density credits. See Chapter 18.80 KMC.

3 Gas station pump islands shall be placed no closer than 25 feet to street front lines.

4 Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

5 Required on property lines adjoining residential zones except when a townhouse development is proposed to be located adjacent to property upon which an existing townhouse development is located.

6 Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

7 This base height is allowed only for mixed use developments.

8 Repealed by Ord. 18-0454.

9 The impervious surface area for any lot may be increased beyond the total amount permitted in this chapter subject to approval of a conditional use permit.

[Ord. 18-0454 § 2 (Exh. 1); Ord. 16-0428 § 13 (Att. I); Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

18.22.025 Drive-through service.

Drive-through service is permitted as an accessory use. Drive-through service shall be oriented to the side and/or rear of the building, and integrated into the exterior wall. Drive-through lanes shall not be located between the street and the main pedestrian access to the buildings. Modifications to these requirements may be reviewed through the site plan or building permit review process when meeting the intent of pedestrian orientation pursuant to Chapter 18.52 KMC, Downtown Design Standards. [Ord. 17-0438 § 3 (Att. B).]

18.22.028 Outdoor storage.

Outdoor storage is prohibited in this zoning district. [Ord. 17-0438 § 3 (Att. B).]

18.22.030 Wireless communication facilities.

Use allowances and development regulations for wireless communication facilities are located in Chapter 18.60 KMC. [Ord. 16-0426 § 6 (Att. D).]