Chapter 15.04
DISTRICT REGULATIONS Revised 1/20 Revised 5/20 Revised 6/20 Revised 12/20

Sections:

15.04.010    Interpretation of land use tables. Revised 12/20

15.04.020    Residential land uses. Revised 1/20 Revised 5/20 Revised 6/20 Revised 12/20

15.04.030    Residential land use development conditions. Revised 1/20 Revised 6/20 Revised 12/20

15.04.040    Industrial land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

15.04.050    Industrial land use development conditions. Revised 5/20

15.04.060    Transportation, public, and utilities land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

15.04.065    Transportation, public, and utilities land use development conditions. Revised 12/20

15.04.070    Wholesale and retail land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

15.04.080    Wholesale and retail land use development conditions. Revised 5/20

15.04.090    Service land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

15.04.100    Service land use development conditions. Revised 5/20

15.04.110    Cultural, entertainment, and recreation land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

15.04.120    Cultural, entertainment, and recreation land use development conditions. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

15.04.130    Resource land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

15.04.140    Resource land use development conditions. Revised 5/20

15.04.150    Special use combining district, SU. Revised 5/20

15.04.160    Development standards.

15.04.170    Agricultural and residential zone development standards. Revised 5/20

15.04.180    Agricultural and residential land use development standard conditions. Revised 5/20

15.04.190    Commercial and industrial zone development standards. Revised 5/20

15.04.195    Commercial and industrial land use development standard conditions. Revised 5/20

15.04.200    Mixed use overlay development standards.

15.04.205    Mixed use land use development standard conditions.

15.04.010 Interpretation of land use tables. Revised 12/20

A. Land use tables. The land use tables in KCC 15.04.020 through 15.04.140 determine whether a specific use is allowed in a zoning district. The zoning districts are located in the vertical columns and the land uses are located on the horizontal rows of these tables. A purpose statement for each zoning district is included in Chapter 15.03 KCC.

B. Principally permitted uses. If the letter “P” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is permitted in that zoning district subject to the review procedures specified in Chapter 15.09 KCC, the development conditions following the land use table, and any requirements of an overlay zone and the general requirements of the code.

C. Special uses. If the letter “S” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is permitted in that zoning district subject to the review procedures specified in Chapter 15.09 KCC, the development conditions following the land use table, the development standards stated in KCC 15.08.020, any requirements of an overlay zone and the general requirements of the code.

D. Conditional uses. If the letter “C” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is permitted in that zoning district subject to the review procedures specified in Chapter 15.09 KCC, the development conditions following the land use table, the review criteria stated in KCC 15.09.030, any requirements of an overlay zone and the general requirements of the code.

E. Minor conditional uses. If the letter “M” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is permitted in that zoning district subject to the review procedures specified in Chapter 15.09 KCC, the development conditions following the land use table, the review criteria stated in KCC 15.09.032, any requirements of an overlay zone and the general requirements of the code.

F. Accessory uses. If the letter “A” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is permitted in that zoning district subject to the review procedures specified in Chapter 15.09 KCC, the development conditions following the land use table and any requirements of an overlay zone and the general requirements of the code.

G. Development conditions. If a number appears next to the land use or in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use may be allowed subject to the appropriate review process indicated above, the general requirements of the code, and the specific conditions indicated in the development condition with the corresponding number in the section immediately following each land use table.

H. Multiple development conditions. If more than one letter-number combination appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is allowed in that zone subject to different sets of limitations or conditions depending on the review process indicated by the letter, the general requirements of the code, and the specific conditions indicated in the development condition with the corresponding number immediately following the table.

I. Overlay zones. Overlay districts provide policies and regulations in addition to those in the underlying zoning district. Overlay zones include the mixed use overlay and the Green River Corridor district.

J. Applicable requirements. All applicable requirements shall govern a use whether or not they are cross-referenced in a section.

K. Interpretation of other uses. Any other unnamed use shall be permitted if it is determined by the planning manager to be of the same general character as the principally permitted uses and in accordance with the stated purpose of the district, per KCC 15.09.065.

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3750, § 2, 5-17-05; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4372, § 4, 10-20-20)

15.04.020 Residential land uses. Revised 1/20 Revised 5/20 Revised 6/20 Revised 12/20

 

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory Uses

M = Minor Conditional Uses

 

 

A-10

AG

SR-1

SR-3

SR-4.5

SR-6

SR-8

MR-D

MR-T12

MR-T16

MR-G

MR-M

MR-H

MHP

NCC

CC

DC

DCE

MTC-1

MTC-2

MCR

CM

GC

I1

I2

I3

One single-family dwelling per lot

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

A

(1)

A

(1)

A

(1)

One duplex per lot

 

 

 

 

P

(27)

P

(27)

P

(27)

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One modular home per lot

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duplexes

 

 

 

 

P

(27)

P

(27)

P

(27)

P

(22)

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multifamily townhouse units

 

 

 

 

P

(27)

P

(27)

P

(27)

 

P

(19)

(20)

P

(19)

(20)

P

P

P

 

 

P

(2)

 

P

P

P

P

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

Multifamily dwellings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(26)

P

(26)

P

P

P

 

 

P

(2)

P

(4)

P

P

P

P

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

Mobile homes and manufactured homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile home parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group homes class I

P

(32)

 

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

P

(32)

 

 

 

Group homes class II-A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

 

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

 

 

 

Group homes class II-B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

 

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

 

 

 

Group homes class II-C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

 

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

C

(32)

 

 

 

Group homes class III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(23)

(32)

C

(23)

(32)

C

(23)

(32)

C

(23)

(32)

C

(23)

(32)

C

(23)

(32)

C

(23)

(32)

C

(23)

(32)

C

(23)

(32)

 

 

 

Secure community transition facilities23, 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(23)

(24)

C

(23)

(24)

 

Communal residences

P

(33)

 

P

(33)

P

(33)

P

(33)

P

(33)

P

(33)

P

(33)

P

(33)

P

(33)

P

(33)

P

(33)

P

(33)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(33)

 

 

 

 

Rebuild/accessory uses for existing dwellings

 

P

(6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(6)

P

(6)

P

(6)

P

(6)

P

(6)

P

(6)

P

(6)

P

(6)

P

(6)

P

(6)

P

(6)

P

(6)

Transitional housing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(29)

P

(29)

P

(29)

 

 

P

(2)

P

(4)

C

(5)

P

P

P

P

P

(7)

C

(30)

P

(7)

C

(30)

 

 

 

Short-term rentals

 

 

 

A

(34)

A

(34)

A

(34)

A

(34)

A

(34)

A

(34)

A

(34)

A

(34)

A

(34)

A

(34)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farm worker accommodations

A

(17)

A

(9)

A

(17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessory uses and structures customarily appurtenant to a permitted use

A

A

A

(8)

(18)

A

(8)

(18)

A

(8)

(18)

A

(8)

(18)

A

(8)

(18)

A

(18)

A

(18)

A

(18)

A

(18)

A

(18)

A

(18)

 

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Accessory dwelling units and guest cottages

A

(8)

(10)

 

A

(8)

(10)

A

(8)

(10)

A

(8)

(10)

A

(8)

(10)

A

(8)

(10)

A

(8)

(10)

A

(8)

(10)

A

(8)

(10)

A

(8)

(10)

A

(8)

(10)

A

(8)

(10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

(8)

(10)

 

 

 

 

Accessory living quarters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

(14)

A

(14)

A

(14)

A

(14)

A

(14)

A

(14)

A

(14)

A

(14)

A

(14)

A

(14)

A

(14)

A

(14)

Live-work units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(28)

 

 

 

 

Home occupations

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

A

(11)

Service buildings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage of recreational vehicles

A

(16)

 

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency housing facility; emergency shelter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(31)

 

 

C

(31)

C

(31)

C

(31)

 

 

 

C

(35)

C

(35)

C

(35)

C

(35)

C

(35)

 

 

 

 

 

Independent senior living facilities

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

P

(29)

P

(29)

P

(29)

 

 

P

(2)

M

(3)

P

(4)

P

P

P

P

C

P

(2)

M

(3)

 

 

 

Assisted living facilities

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

P

(29)

P

(29)

P

(29)

 

 

P

(2)

M

(3)

P

(4)

P

P

P

P

C

P

(2)

M

(3)

 

 

 

Residential facilities with health care

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

P

(29)

P

(29)

P

(29)

 

 

P

(2)

M

(3)

P

(4)

P

P

P

P

C

P

(2)

M

(3)

 

 

 

Designated manufactured home

P

(25)

 

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isolation and quarantine facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(36)

C

(36)

C

(36)

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3440, § 4, 2-16-99; Ord. No. 3470, § 3, 8-17-99; Ord. No. 3543, § 2, 2-20-01; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3615, § 2, 9-17-02; Ord. No. 3753, § 2, 6-7-05; Ord. No. 3759, § 1, 9-6-05; Ord. No. 3770, § 5, 11-15-05; Ord. No. 3830, § 14, 3-6-07; Ord. No. 4011, § 7, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4089, § 6, 9-17-13; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 5, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4188, § 5, 2-16-16; Ord. No. 4189, § 1, 2-16-16; Ord. No. 4225, § 6, 12-13-16; Ord. No. 4339, § 6, 11-19-19; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20; Ord. No. 4358, § 1, 5-5-20; Ord. No. 4372, § 5, 10-20-20; Ord. No. 4373, § 5, 10-20-20)

15.04.030 Residential land use development conditions. Revised 1/20 Revised 6/20 Revised 12/20

1. Dwelling units, limited to not more than one per establishment, for security or maintenance personnel and their families, when located on the premises where they are employed in such capacity. No other residential use shall be permitted.

2. Multifamily residential uses, or other residential facilities where allowed, are only permissible in a mixed-use overlay and must be included within a mixed-use development.

3. Assisted living facilities, residential facilities with health care, and independent senior living facilities, when not combined with commercial or office uses, require a minor conditional use permit and are subject to the following conditions:

a. Must be located within one-half mile of publicly accessible amenities in at least three of the following categories, as determined by the economic and community development director. The distance shall be measured as the shortest straight-line distance from the property line of the proposed facility to the property line of the entities listed below:

i. Public park or trail, as identified in the city’s most recently adopted park and open space plan, or owned or maintained by any agency of the state, or any political subdivision thereof;

ii. Preschool, elementary, or secondary school (public or private);

iii. Indoor recreational center (community center, senior center, physical recreation facility, bingo or casino hall);

iv. Church, religious institution, or other place of worship;

v. Cultural arts center (theater, concert hall, artistic, cultural, or other similar event center);

vi. Retail services, including, but not limited to: medical services; food and beverage establishments; shopping centers; or other commercial services that are relevant (reasonably useful or germane) to the residents of the proposed facility, as determined by the city’s economic and community development director.

b. Alternatively, if the facility provides amenities in one or more of the categories listed in subsection (3)(a) of this section on the ground floor of the facility itself, oriented towards the public (meaning that they are visible, accessible, and welcoming), the number of other amenities to which a half-mile proximity is required may be reduced, at the discretion of the city’s economic and community development director.

4. Multifamily residential uses, or other residential facilities where allowed, when established in buildings with commercial or office uses, and prohibited on the ground floor.

5. Multifamily residential uses, or other residential facilities where allowed, when not combined with commercial or office uses.

6. Existing dwellings may be rebuilt, repaired, and otherwise changed for human occupancy. Accessory buildings for existing dwellings may be constructed subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.160.

7. Transitional housing facilities, limited to a maximum of 20 residents at any one time, plus up to four resident staff.

8. Accessory structures composed of at least two walls and a roof, not including accessory uses or structures customarily appurtenant to agricultural uses, are subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.160.

9. Farm dwellings appurtenant to a principal agricultural use for the housing of farm owners, operators, or employees, but not accommodations for transient labor.

10. Accessory dwelling units shall not be included in calculating the maximum density. Accessory dwelling units are allowed only on the same lot with a principally permitted detached single-family dwelling unit, and are subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.160 and 15.08.350.

11. Customary incidental home occupations subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.040.

12. [Reserved].

13. Subject to the combining district requirements of the mobile home park code, Chapter 12.05 KCC.

14. Accessory living quarters are allowed per the provisions of KCC 15.08.359.

15. [Reserved].

16. Recreational vehicle storage is permitted as an accessory use in accordance with KCC 15.08.080.

17. Accommodations for farm operators and employees, but not accommodations for transient labor.

18. Other accessory uses and buildings customarily appurtenant to a permitted use, except for onsite hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities, which are not permitted in residential zones.

19. The following zoning is required to be in existence on the entire property to be rezoned at the time of application for a rezone to an MR-T zone: SR-8, MR-D, MR-G, MR-M, MR-H, NCC, CC, GC, DC, or DCE.

20. All multifamily townhouse developments in an MR-T zone shall be recorded as townhouses with ownership interest, as defined in KCC 15.02.525.1, prior to approval of a certificate of occupancy by the city.

21. [Reserved].

22. One duplex per lot is permitted.

23. Secure community transition facilities are only permitted within the boundaries depicted on the following map, and only with a conditional use permit:

24. A secure community transition facility shall also comply with applicable state siting and permitting requirements pursuant to Chapter 71.09 RCW. Secure community transition facilities are not subject to the siting criteria of KCC 15.08.280 for class III group homes, but they are subject to a 600-foot separation from any other class II or III group home. In no case shall a secure community transition facility be sited adjacent to, immediately across the street or parking lot from, or within the line of sight of risk-potential activities or facilities in existence at the time a site is listed for consideration. Within the line of sight means that it is possible to reasonably visually distinguish and recognize individuals. For the purposes of granting a conditional use permit for siting a secure community transition facility, the hearing examiner shall consider an unobstructed visual distance of 600 feet to be within the line of sight. During the conditional use permit process for a secure community transition facility, the line of sight may be considered to be less than 600 feet if the applicant can demonstrate that visual barriers exist or can be created that would reduce the line of sight to less than 600 feet. This distance shall be measured by following a straight line, without regard to intervening buildings, from the nearest point of the property or parcel upon which the proposed use is to be located, to the nearest point of the parcel or property or the land use district boundary line from which the proposed use is to be separated. For the purpose of granting a conditional use permit for a secure community transition facility, the hearing examiner shall give great weight to equitable distribution so that the city shall not be subject to a disproportionate share of similar facilities of a statewide, regional, or countywide nature.

25. A designated manufactured home is a permitted use with the following conditions:

a. A designated manufactured home must be a new manufactured home;

b. The designated manufactured home shall be set upon a permanent foundation, as specified by the manufacturer, and the space from the bottom of the home to the ground shall be enclosed by concrete or an approved concrete product that can be either load-bearing or decorative;

c. The designated manufactured home shall comply with all city design standards applicable to all other single-family homes;

d. The designated manufactured home shall be thermally equivalent to the State Energy Code; and

e. The designated manufactured home shall meet all other requirements for a designated manufactured home as defined in RCW 35.63.160.

26. Multifamily dwellings shall be allowed only within the Kent downtown districts outlined in the downtown subarea action plan and shall be condominiums recorded pursuant to Chapter 64.32 or 64.34 RCW or similar dwelling units with ownership interest and recorded as such prior to approval of a certificate of occupancy by the city.

27. Within subdivisions, as defined by KCC 12.04.025, vested after March 22, 2007, or altered to comply with zoning and subdivision code amendments effective after March 22, 2007, 25 percent of the total number of permitted dwelling units may be duplex or triplex townhouse structures.

28. Live-work units; provided, that the following development standards shall apply for live-work units, in addition to those set forth in KCC 15.04.190:

a. The unit shall contain a cooking space and sanitary facility in conformance with applicable building standards;

b. Adequate and clearly defined working space must constitute no less than 50 percent of the gross floor area of the live-work unit. Said working space shall be reserved for and regularly used by one or more persons residing there;

c. At least one resident in each live-work unit shall maintain at all times a valid city business license for a business on the premises;

d. Persons who do not reside in the live-work unit may be employed in the live-work unit when the required parking is provided;

e. Customer and client visits are allowed when the required parking is provided;

f. No portion of a live-work unit may be separately rented or sold as a commercial space for a person or persons not living on the premises, or as a residential space for a person or persons not working on the premises;

g. [Reserved];

h. Construct all nonresidential space, to the maximum allowed, to commercial building standards; and

i. Provide an internal connection between the residential and nonresidential space within each unit.

29. Subject to the maximum permitted density of the zoning district. For assisted living facilities, residential facilities with health care, and independent senior living facilities, each residential care unit is considered one dwelling unit for purposes of density calculations.

30. Conditional use when the number of residents exceeds 20 at any one time or more than four resident staff.

31. Emergency housing and emergency shelter facilities are allowed in the MR-D, MR-G, MR-M, and MR-H zoning districts, in conjunction with an approved conditional use permit that satisfies the below conditions, and must satisfy the requirements of RCW 35A.21.360(10) prior to opening.

a. General conditions. Emergency housing and emergency shelter facilities are subject to the following general conditions:

i. The emergency housing or shelter facility must be located on the same lot as an actively operating church or similar religious institution.

ii. At the time of application for the conditional use permit, there shall be no other approved emergency housing or shelter facility located within 1,000 feet of the proposed emergency housing or shelter facility site. For the purposes of this subsection, distance shall be measured in a straight line between the closest property line of the existing facility and the closest property line of the proposed facility. For purposes of this section, if the city receives applications for proposed facilities that are within 1,000 feet of each other, the first complete application received by the city shall be given priority.

iii. An emergency housing facility and an emergency shelter facility may not be permitted on the same lot simultaneously.

iv. Emergency housing and shelter facilities shall be permitted to operate for a maximum of 90 consecutive days, and there shall be a minimum period of 90 consecutive days between operational periods during which the emergency housing or shelter facility does not operate. The 90-day period of nonoperation shall apply to the operation of an emergency housing facility followed by an emergency shelter facility and vice versa.

v. The building footprint of the emergency housing or shelter facility cannot exceed the building footprint of the church or similar religious institution that exists on the same lot.

vi. The church or similar religious institution on the same lot as the emergency housing or shelter facility shall be primarily responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility itself, as well as the conduct of the residents of the facility on and in the immediate vicinity of the lot, to the maximum extent permitted by law, regardless of whether the organization contracts with a third party for the provision of any services related to the facility itself or its residents.

vii. The emergency housing or shelter facility shall comply with the setbacks and landscaping requirements for churches, as identified in KCC 15.08.020(A).

viii. The possession or use of illegal drugs at an emergency housing or shelter facility or the property occupied by the facility is prohibited.

ix. Emergency housing or shelter facilities shall be responsible for the safety of residents of the facility, and shall establish a plan to remove individuals who present a threat to other residents or the property of other residents.

x. In the event of a public health emergency, the city may require an emergency response plan that is in substantial compliance with relevant guidance and requirements issued by Public Health – Seattle and King County in response to the public health emergency.

xi. Emergency housing and shelter facilities must comply with all applicable fire and building codes set forth in Chapters 13.01 and 14.01 KCC.

xii. The church or religious institution must provide the city written documentation of the following:

(a) A description of the proposed staffing and operational characteristics, including confirmation of sanitation and basic safety measures required for emergency shelters.

(b) A description of the proposed population to be served and code of conduct to be observed including conflict resolution steps.

(c) Criteria for rejection or removal of an individual seeking access to the facility.

(d) A plan for managing the exterior appearance of the proposed site including trash/litter.

(e) A phone number, email, and point of contact at the site of the facility for the community to report concerns.

(f) A plan for addressing reported concerns and documenting resolution, and making this information publicly available.

(g) A proposed site plan showing compliance with all requirements set forth in this subsection (31) and applicable fire and building codes set forth in Chapters 13.01 and 14.01 KCC.

xiii. Emergency housing and shelter facilities must have two naloxone (Narcan) kits onsite, and staff must be trained in how to administer the naloxone (Narcan).

xiv. The possession of any of the weapons described in RCW 9.41.280(1) at an emergency housing or shelter facility or the property occupied by the facility is prohibited.

b. Emergency housing facilities – Additional conditions. Emergency housing facilities must operate pursuant to an agreement with the city, approved by the director of economic and community development, and are subject to the following additional conditions:

i. The emergency housing facility must be located within a permanent, enclosed building.

ii. The emergency housing facility must be located on a lot that is a minimum of one acre in size.

c. Emergency shelter facilities – Additional conditions. Emergency shelter facilities must be located within a temporary structure as described below, and are subject to the following additional conditions:

i. Emergency shelter facilities are limited to a maximum sleeping occupancy of 35 people. The design of the temporary structure shall include an occupant load factor of a minimum of 50 square feet per occupant and a three-foot aisle around the entire inside perimeter of the tent.

ii. The emergency shelter facility must be located on a lot that is a minimum of two acres in size.

iii. Emergency shelter facilities must be within a single, large temporary enclosure, such as a tensile membrane structure, or within multiple identical temporary enclosures, such as matching vinyl canvas tents, that are a minimum of 400 square feet in size. If the floor of a temporary enclosure does not provide insulation from the ground, camping cots or other off-ground sleeping structures must be provided. The use of small, individual tents or makeshift structures including, without limitation, those created with tarps or plastic is prohibited.

iv. Gasoline-powered generators are prohibited.

v. Smoking or open flames inside the temporary structure are prohibited, and the use of portable heaters within personal tents is prohibited. All heating equipment shall be in accordance with the adopted fire code.

vi. Emergency shelter facilities shall provide sanitation and basic safety measures including the following:

(a) One portable or permanent toilet per 20 persons at a minimum, with a handwashing station at each toilet.

(b) Rodent-proof litter receptacles and food storage containers.

(c) Two large first-aid kits that include emergency eye wash bottles.

(d) Secured area for dry supplies storage (blankets, clothing, food, first-aid).

(e) Covered kitchen area at least 20 feet from any sleeping areas, with handwashing and dishwashing stations stocked with soap.

(f) Cleaning supplies including work gloves, disposable gloves, trash grabber-tool, disinfectant, hand sanitizer, masks, buckets, paper towels, etc.

(g) Feminine hygiene products.

(h) Three- to four-foot wide aisle between sleeping structures so as to be ADA compliant and accessible by emergency services personnel.

32. The following restrictions apply to all group homes:

a. A group home is considered a single-family residential use and shall not be combined with another residential use on the same parcel including, but not limited to, a communal residence or short-term rental;

b. A city of Kent business license is required in accordance with Chapter 5.01 KCC;

c. The applicant is responsible for obtaining required state licenses and providing a copy of an up-to-date state license, or proof one is not required by the state, to the city of Kent prior to approval of a city business license;

d. Family members of the provider may live in the group home, but such members are limited only to a spouse and children of the provider or spouse, and are subject to the background check requirements of WAC 388-73-10166 and 388-76-10161; and

e. An accessory dwelling unit is permitted only if used as part of the operation of a group home and may not be leased or sub-leased to a separate family.

33. The following restrictions apply to all communal residences:

a. A city of Kent business license is required in accordance with Chapter 5.01 KCC;

b. No more than three rooms within the home or accessory structure may be separately leased or sub-leased; and

c. Each room being leased or sub-leased shall have adequate space, light, electricity, heating, emergency egress, a smoke detector, and access to adequate sanitation and eating facilities pursuant to the International Residential Code and International Property Maintenance Code as adopted in Chapter 14.01 KCC. Adequate space means floor area of no less than 70 square feet in size, no less than seven feet of ceiling height and shall not have any horizontal dimension less than seven feet. Egress means one emergency escape rescue opening at least 5.7 square feet, 24 inches high and 20 inches wide.

34. The following restrictions apply to short-term rentals:

a. A city of Kent business license is required in accordance with Chapter 5.01 KCC;

b. The home shall be occupied by the owner or a nontransient tenant for at least six months of each year;

c. No more than three rooms within the home or accessory structure may be offered as short-term rentals; and

d. The applicant is responsible for complying with the short-term rental requirements of Chapter 64.37 RCW.

35. Subject to an approved conditional use permit meeting the conditions set forth below, emergency housing facilities are allowed in the DC, DCE, MTC-1, MTC-2, and MCR zoning districts, and emergency shelters are not allowed in these same districts. Prior to opening, the requirements of RCW 35A.21.360(10) must be satisfied, whether or not the owner or operator is a religious organization.

a. General conditions. Emergency housing facilities are subject to the following additional conditions:

i. The emergency housing facility must be located within a permanent, enclosed building.

ii. The emergency housing facility must be located on a lot that is a minimum of one acre in size.

iii. Emergency housing facilities must operate pursuant to an agreement with the city, approved by the director of economic and community development.

iv. At the time of application for the conditional use permit, there shall be no other approved emergency housing or shelter facility located within 1,000 feet of the proposed emergency housing facility site. For the purposes of this subsection, distance shall be measured in a straight line between the closest property line of the existing facility and the closest property line of the proposed facility. For purposes of this section, if the city receives applications for proposed facilities that are within 1,000 feet of each other, the first complete application received by the city shall be given priority.

v. Emergency housing facilities shall be permitted to operate for a maximum of 90 consecutive days, and there shall be a minimum period of 90 consecutive days between operational periods during which the emergency housing facility does not operate. The 90-day period of nonoperation shall apply to the operation of any emergency housing facility followed by an emergency shelter facility and vice versa.

vi. The person or organization that owns or operates the facility shall be primarily responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility itself, as well as the conduct of the residents of the facility on and in the immediate vicinity of the lot, to the maximum extent permitted by law, regardless of whether the person or organization contracts with a third party for the provision of any services related to the facility itself or its residents.

vii. The possession or use of illegal drugs at an emergency housing facility or the property occupied by the facility is prohibited.

viii. Emergency housing facilities shall be responsible for the safety of residents of the facility, and shall establish a plan to remove individuals who present a threat to other residents or the property of other residents.

ix. In the event of a public health emergency, the city may require an emergency response plan that is in substantial compliance with relevant guidance and requirements issued by Public Health – Seattle and King County in response to the public health emergency.

x. Emergency housing facilities must comply with all applicable fire and building codes set forth in Chapters 13.01 and 14.01 KCC.

xi. The owner or operator of the emergency housing facility must provide the city written documentation of the following:

(a) A description of the proposed staffing and operational characteristics.

(b) A description of the proposed population to be served and code of conduct to be observed including conflict resolution steps.

(c) Criteria for rejection or removal of an individual seeking access to the facility.

(d) A plan for managing the exterior appearance of the proposed site including trash/litter.

(e) A phone number, email, and point of contact at the site of the facility for the community to report concerns.

(f) A plan for addressing reported concerns and documenting resolution, and making this information publicly available.

(g) A proposed site plan showing compliance with all requirements set forth in subsection (35) of this section and applicable fire and building codes set forth in Chapters 13.01 and 14.01 KCC.

xii. Emergency housing facilities must have two naloxone (Narcan) kits on site, and staff must be trained in how to administer the naloxone (Narcan).

xiii. The possession of any of the weapons described in RCW 9.41.280(1) at an emergency housing or shelter facility or the property occupied by the facility is prohibited.

36. Isolation and quarantine facilities are subject to the following general conditions:

a. An isolation and quarantine facility may operate under a temporary use permit for 180 days as authorized by KCC 15.08.205. Any use beyond 180 days requires a conditional use permit in accordance with KCC.

b. A minimum six-foot-tall perimeter fence with controlled access shall be installed prior to operation of the facility.

c. On-site security personnel shall be present 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discourage quarantined or isolated individuals from leaving the facility and to control access.

d. The operator shall provide meals, medical services, supplies, counseling, and other services as needed to individuals housed at the facility.

e. The operator shall provide any necessary medical transportation service.

f. The operator shall provide transportation for residents to and from the facility to ensure they are not reliant on public transportation.

g. The possession or use of illegal drugs at an isolation and quarantine facility or the property occupied by the facility is prohibited.

h. The facility will comply with applicable state and local building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, utilities, and fire code requirements during operation of the temporary quarantine and isolation facility.

i. Prior to the issuance of a temporary use permit or a conditional use permit, the operator of the isolation and quarantine facility shall provide the city a written operational plan that includes:

i. A plan for meeting the general conditions listed in subsection (36) of this section.

ii. A description of the proposed staffing and operational characteristics.

iii. A description of the proposed population to be served.

iv. A phone number, email, and point of contact at the site of the facility for the community to report concerns.

v. A plan for addressing reported concerns and documenting resolution, and making this information publicly available.

vi. A plan for transporting individuals back to their location of residence following the completion of the isolation or quarantine period.

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3440, § 5, 2-16-99; Ord. No. 3470, § 4, 8-17-99; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3615, § 2, 9-17-02; Ord. No. 3753, § 3, 6-7-05; Ord. No. 3759, § 2, 9-6-05; Ord. No. 3761, § 2, 9-6-05; Ord. No. 3830, § 15, 3-6-07; Ord. No. 4011, § 8, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4089, § 7, 9-17-13; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 6, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4188, § 6, 2-16-16; Ord. No. 4189, § 2, 2-16-16; Ord. No. 4225, § 7, 12-13-16; Ord. No. 4339, § 7, 11-19-19; Ord. No. 4358, § 2, 5-5-20; Ord. No. 4372, § 6, 10-20-20; Ord. No. 4373, § 6, 10-20-20)

15.04.040 Industrial land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

 

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory Uses

M = Minor Conditional Uses

 

 

A-10

AG

SR-1

SR-3

SR-4.5

SR-6

SR-8

MR-D

MR-T12

MR-T16

MR-G

MR-M

MR-H

MHP

NCC

CC

DC

DCE

MTC-1

MTC-2

MCR

CM

GC

I1

I2

I3

Manufacturing, assembly, and fabrication – heavy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

Manufacturing, assembly, and fabrication – medium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(3)

 

 

P

P

Manufacturing, assembly, and fabrication – light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

P

(3)

 

P

P

P

Heavy equipment and truck repair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(35)

P

(35)

P

(35)

Research, development, and testing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Industrial laundry and dyeing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

P

P

P

Contractor shops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(5)

(3)

 

P

(35)

P

(35)

P

(35)

Offices incidental and necessary to the conduct of a principally permitted use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

A

A

A

P

 

P

(37)

P

(37)

P

(37)

Warehousing and distribution facilities

 

P

(22)

C

(31)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

P

P

P

Fulfillment centers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

Outdoor storage (including truck, heavy equipment, and contractor storage yards as allowed by development standards, KCC 15.04.190 and 15.04.195)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

(2)

 

 

 

P

A

A

(35)

(38)

A

(35)

(38)

A

(35)

(38)

Miniwarehouses self‑storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(19)

 

 

 

 

 

P

(19)

P

(19)

 

P

(35)

(37)

P

(35)

(37)

Complexes which include a combination of uses, including a mixture of office, storage, commercial, and manufacturing uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

(33)

 

 

 

P

 

P

(37)

P

(37)

P

(37)

Accessory uses and structures customarily appurtenant to a permitted use

A

A

A

(27)

(32)

A

(32)

A

(32)

A

(32)

A

(32)

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(6)

A

(6)

A

(6)

Impound lots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3470, § 5, 8-17-99; Ord. No. 3543, § 3, 2-20-01; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3770, § 6, 11-15-05; Ord. No. 3907, § 1, 1-6-09; Ord. No. 4011, § 9, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 7, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4316, § 1, 3-19-19; Ord. No. 4317, § 1, 3-19-19; Ord. No. 4320, § 3, 4-2-19; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20; Ord. No. 4372, § 7, 10-20-20)

15.04.050 Industrial land use development conditions. Revised 5/20

1. [Reserved].

2. Light manufacturing is permitted in the downtown commercial enterprise district as follows:

a. Laboratory and related industrial research and development uses are permitted, including such uses as hardware or robotics testing, industrial showrooms, and training facilities for industrial machinery.

b. Operations of sorting, packaging, recycling, or distribution are not permitted except as accessory uses to the on-premises manufacturing.

c. Heavy industrial uses that have significant external impacts such as noise, olfactory pollution, or vibration are not permitted.

d. All processing, fabricating, or assembly of products (i.e., light manufacturing) takes place wholly within an enclosed building.

i. Assembly is defined as creation of a component or end item made from a number of parts and subassemblies. This does not include the putting together of kits, gift baskets, or packaging items produced elsewhere for purposes of e-commerce or wholesale trading.

e. Storage is limited to items consumed, produced, or altered on the premises.

i. Outdoor storage shall only be allowed as an accessory use to another principal use.

A. The material(s) being stored shall not exceed 12 feet in height at any point.

B. The material(s) being stored shall be wrapped or enclosed to prevent wind-blown debris.

C. The storage area shall not exceed 15 percent of the building footprint or five percent of the lot area, whichever is less.

D. Outdoor storage shall be screened from public view from Class A and B streets (as defined in the downtown design guidelines) and from trails by Type I landscaping and minimum six-foot-tall fence or wall.

E. Outdoor storage shall be sited to minimize visibility.

f. Truck storage is only permitted as an accessory use to a principally permitted use on sites two and one-half acres or larger that also have access to a principal arterial or higher classification roadway within 500 feet of the property, or as otherwise approved by the director.

g. Areas designated for truck parking or loading shall be concealed from view along public streets or trails. Dock-high doors for truck loading are permitted at a ratio of one door per 25,000 square feet of building area.

h. Dock-high loading doors shall be set back, recessed, and/or screened so as not to be visible from adjacent local streets or residential properties.

i. The office portion of a manufacturing use shall be adjacent to the public street with the highest classification.

j. Buildings must have entries on abutting Class A and B streets (as defined in the downtown design guidelines) and those entries shall include substantial fenestration on the associated facade to emphasize the entry.

3. Small-scale light manufacturing operations as follows: stamping, brazing, testing, electronic assembly, and kindred operations where the building, structure, or total operation does not encompass more than 10,000 square feet of area. The 10,000-square-foot total shall include all indoor and outdoor storage areas associated with the manufacturing operation. Only one 10,000-square-foot manufacturing operation shall be permitted per lot.

4. [Reserved].

5. Contractor shops where most of the work is done on call, and which do not rely on walk-in trade, but where some incidental storage or semi-manufacturing work is done on the premises, such as carpentry, heating, electrical, or glass shops, printing, publishing, or lithographic shops, furniture, upholstery, dry cleaning, and exterminators.

6. Accessory uses include sales of product accessory to and directly related to the manufacturing or warehousing use on the site.

7. [Reserved].

8. [Reserved].

9. Includes incidental storage facilities and loading/unloading areas.

10. Includes incidental storage facilities, which must be enclosed, and loading/unloading areas.

11. [Reserved].

12. For permitted uses, accessory hazardous substance land uses, including onsite hazardous waste treatment or storage facilities, which are not subject to cleanup permit requirements of Chapter 11.02 KCC, subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.050. Offsite hazardous waste treatment or storage facilities are not permitted in this district, except through a special use combining district.

13. [Reserved].

14. For permitted uses, accessory hazardous substance land uses, including onsite hazardous waste treatment or storage facilities, which are not subject to cleanup permit requirements of Chapter 11.02 KCC, subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.050, except offsite hazardous waste treatment or storage facilities, which require a conditional use permit in this district.

15. The following require a conditional use permit:

a. Offsite hazardous waste treatment or storage facilities, subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.050.

b. Any hazardous substance land use that is not an accessory use to a principally permitted use.

16. [Reserved].

17. [Reserved].

18. [Reserved].

19. Miniwarehouses are limited to 40 percent of the gross leasable area of the building in which the miniwarehousing use is located, and cannot be located on the ground floor. For purposes of this title, “miniwarehouses” means any real property designed and used for the purpose of renting or leasing individual storage space to occupants who are to have access to the space for the purpose of storing and removing personal property on a self-service basis, but does not include a garage or other storage area in a private residence.

20. [Reserved].

21. The ground level or street level portion of all buildings in the pedestrian overlay of the DC district, set forth in the map below, must be retail or pedestrian-oriented.

Pedestrian-oriented development shall have the main ground floor entry located adjacent to a public street and be physically and visually accessible by pedestrians from the sidewalk, and may include the following uses:

a. Retail establishments, including but not limited to convenience goods, department and variety stores, specialty shops such as apparel and accessories, gift shops, toy shops, cards and paper goods, home and home accessory shops, florists, antique shops, and book shops;

b. Personal services, including but not limited to barber shops, beauty salons, and dry cleaning;

c. Repair services, including but not limited to television, radio, computer, jewelry, and shoe repair;

d. Food-related shops, including but not limited to restaurants (including outdoor seating areas and excluding drive-in restaurants) and taverns;

e. Copy establishments;

f. Professional services, including but not limited to law offices and consulting services; and

g. Any other use that is determined by the economic and community development director to be of the same general character as the above permitted uses and in accordance with the stated purpose of the district, pursuant to KCC 15.09.065, Interpretation of uses.

22. Permitted uses are limited to storage, warehousing, processing, and conversion of agricultural, dairy, and horticultural products, but not including slaughtering, meat packing, and fuel farm facilities.

23. [Reserved].

24. [Reserved].

25. [Reserved].

26. [Reserved].

27. Other accessory uses and buildings customarily appurtenant to a permitted use, except for onsite hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities, which are not permitted in residential zones.

28. [Reserved].

29. [Reserved].

30. [Reserved].

31. Reuse or replacement of existing structures for nonagricultural uses is allowed where it is shown that the existing structures are obsolete for agricultural use and will have no viable economic use unless they can be put to nonagricultural use. Any replacement structures must maintain or enhance the agricultural appearance of the property. Signs shall be limited to not more than 100 square feet in area per business, and of that amount, freestanding signs shall not exceed 40 square feet in area. No increase in the area of existing impervious surface shall be allowed in connection with a nonagricultural use.

32. Accessory structures composed of at least two walls and a roof, not including accessory uses or structures customarily appurtenant to agricultural uses, are subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.160.

33. All uses within a complex must be principally permitted uses within the zoning district.

34. [Reserved].

35. Outside storage or operations yards in the I1, I2, and I3 districts shall be permitted only as accessory uses. Such uses are incidental and subordinate to the principal use of the property or structure. Outdoor storage is limited to 15 percent of the total site area in the I1 district, 30 percent of the total site area in the I2 district, and 50 percent of the total site area in the I3 district.

36. [Reserved].

37. In the I1, I2, and I3 districts, commercial, office, and retail uses are allowed; these uses are limited to 30,000 square feet per occupancy.

38. Reference KCC 15.07.040(B), outdoor storage landscaping.

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3907, § 2, 1-6-09; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 8, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4316, § 2, 3-19-19; Ord. No. 4317, § 2, 3-19-19; Ord. No. 4320, § 4, 4-2-19; Ord. No. 4325, § 4, 6-4-19; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20)

15.04.060 Transportation, public, and utilities land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory Uses

M = Minor Conditional Uses

 

A-10

AG

SR-1

SR-3

SR-4.5

SR-6

SR-8

MR-D

MR-T12

MR-T16

MR-G

MR-M

MR-H

MHP

NCC

CC

DC

DCE

MTC-1

MTC-2

MCR

CM

GC

I1

I2

I3

Commercial parking lots or structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

M

M

M

M

 

 

M

M

M

Transportation and transit facilities, including high capacity transit facilities

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

(12)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

C

(11)

P

(6)

(11)

Rail-truck transfer uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

Transit operations and maintenance facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

C

Utility and transportation facilities: electrical substations, pumping or regulating devices for the transmission of water, gas, steam, petroleum, etc.

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

 

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

Public facilities: firehouses, police stations, libraries, and administrative offices of governmental agencies, primary and secondary schools, vocational schools, and colleges

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

C

C

C

P

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

Accessory uses and structures customarily appurtenant to a permitted use

A

A

A

(13)

A

(13)

A

(13)

A

(13)

A

(13)

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Wireless telecommunications facility (WTF) by administrative approval

P

(2)

(3)

P

(2)

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

(3)

P

(2)

(3)

P

(2)

(3)

 

 

P

(2)

(3)

 

 

P

(1)

(3)

P

(1)

(3)

P

(1)

(3)

P

(1)

(3)

P

(1)

(3)

P

(1)

(3)

P

(1)

(3)

P

(1)

(3)

Wireless telecommunications facility (WTF) by minor conditional use permit

M

(5)

(3)

M

(5)

(3)

M

(8)

M

(8)

M

(8)

M

(8)

M

(8)

M

(8)

M

(8)

M

(8)

M

(5)

(3)

M

(5)

(3)

M

(5)

(3)

M

(8)

 

M

(5)

(3)

 

 

M

(4)

(3)

M

(4)

(3)

M

(4)

(3)

M

(4)

(3)

M

(4)

(3)

M

(4)

(3)

M

(4)

(3)

M

(4)

(3)

EV charging station

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

A

(9)

Rapid charging station

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

 

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3470, § 6, 8-17-99; Ord. No. 3543, § 4, 2-20-01; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3770, § 7, 11-15-05; Ord. No. 3976, § 2, 10-19-10; Ord. No. 4011, § 10, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4151, § 2, 5-19-15; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 9, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4325, § 5, 6-4-19; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20; Ord. No. 4372, § 8, 10-20-20)

15.04.065 Transportation, public, and utilities land use development conditions. Revised 12/20

1. For WTF towers 90 feet or less for a single user and up to 120 feet for two or more users.

2. For WTF towers that are within the allowable building height for the district in which they are located.

3. All WTFs are subject to applicable portions of KCC 15.08.035.

4. A minor conditional use permit for a WTF is required if it is greater than 90 feet for a single user or 120 feet for two or more users.

5. A minor conditional use permit is required if the WTF exceeds the allowable building height of the district.

6. Includes rail-truck transfer uses, except classification yards in the category of “hump yards.”

7. [Reserved].

8. If on property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the city or other government entity subject to KCC 15.08.035(I).

9. Level 1 and 2 charging only.

10. Only as part of a general conditional use identified in KCC 15.08.030.

11. High capacity transit facilities shall be consistent with Chapter 15.15 KCC.

12. A conditional use permit is required for high capacity transit facilities that cross multiple zoning districts. No other transportation and transit facilities are allowed in the MHP zoning district.

13. Accessory structures composed of at least two walls and a roof, not including accessory uses or structures customarily appurtenant to agricultural uses, are subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.160.

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3976, § 2, 10-19-10; Ord. No. 4151, § 3, 5-19-15; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 10, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4325, § 6, 6-4-19; Ord. No. 4372, § 9, 10-20-20)

15.04.070 Wholesale and retail land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory Uses

M = Minor Conditional Uses

 

A-10

AG

SR-1

SR-3

SR-4.5

SR-6

SR-8

MR-D

MR-T12

MR-T16

MR-G

MR-M

MR-H

MHP

NCC

CC

DC

DCE

MTC-1

MTC-2

MCR

CM

GC

I1

I2

I3

Bakeries and confectioneries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Wholesale bakery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Bulk retail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

P

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Recycling centers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

Retail sales of lumber, tools, and other building materials, including preassembled products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Hardware, paint, tile, and wallpaper (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Farm equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

General merchandise: dry goods, variety, and department stores (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Food and convenience stores (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Automobile, aircraft, motorcycle, boat, and recreational vehicles sales (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

Automotive, aircraft, motorcycle, and marine accessories (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

P

P

P

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

Gasoline service stations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

(6)

S

(6)

 

 

S

(6)

 

 

S

(6)

S

(6)

S

(6)

S

(6)

S

(6)

Apparel and accessories (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Furniture, home furnishing (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Eating and drinking establishments (no drive-through)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Eating and drinking establishments (with drive-through)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

(6)

(20)

 

M

(7)

(20)

 

 

 

 

S

(6)

(20)

P

(20)

(28)

P

(20)

(28)

P

(20)

(28)

Eating facilities for employees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

 

 

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Drive-through/drive-up businesses (commercial/retail – other than eating/drinking establishments)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

(22)

P

(20)

 

P

(20)

P

(24)

 

P

(24)

P

(20)

P

(20)

P

(20)

(28)

P

(20)

(28)

P

(20)

(28)

Miscellaneous retail: drugs, antiques, books, sporting goods, jewelry, florist, photo supplies, video rental, computer supplies, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Liquor store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Farm supplies, hay, grain, feed, fencing, etc. (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

Nurseries, greenhouses, garden supplies, tools, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

Pet shops (retail and grooming)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

P

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Computers and electronics (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

P

P

P

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Hotels and motels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(11)

P

P

P

(25)

P

P

P

P

 

 

Complexes which include combinations of uses, including a mixture of office, light manufacturing, storage, and commercial uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

P

(28)

P

(28)

P

(28)

Outdoor storage (including truck, heavy equipment, and contractor storage yards as allowed by development standards, KCC 15.04.190 and 15.04.195)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(19)

A

(19)

A

(2)

(19)

A

(2)

(19)

A

(2)

(19)

Accessory uses and structures customarily appurtenant to a permitted use

A

A

A

(9)

(27)

A

(27)

A

(27)

A

(27)

A

(27)

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

(17)

A

(17)

A

(17)

A

(17)

A

(17)

A

(16)

A

(16)

A

A

A

Agriculturally related retail

 

M

(21)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

P

(2)

(28)

Battery exchange station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

(23)

S

(23)

A

(23)

A

(23)

A

(23)

A

(23)

A

(23)

S

(23)

S

(23)

S

(23)

S

(23)

A

(23)

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3470, § 7, 8-17-99; Ord. No. 3543, § 5, 2-20-01; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3648, § 1, 7-1-03; Ord. No. 3770, § 8, 11-15-05; Ord. No. 3976, § 2, 10-19-10; Ord. No. 4011, § 11, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 11, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4199, § 1, 4-19-16; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20; Ord. No. 4372, § 10, 10-20-20)

15.04.080 Wholesale and retail land use development conditions. Revised 5/20

1. [Reserved].

2. Outside storage or operations yards in the I1, I2, and I3 districts shall be permitted only as accessory uses. Such uses are incidental and subordinate to the principal use of the property or structure. Outdoor storage is limited to 15 percent of the total site area in the I1 district, 30 percent of the total site area in the I2 district, and 50 percent of the total site area in the I3 district.

3. [Reserved].

4. [Reserved].

5. [Reserved].

6. Special uses must conform to the development standards listed in KCC 15.08.020.

7. Drive-through restaurants, only if located in a building having at least two stories.

8. Accessory uses are only allowed in cases where development plans demonstrate a relationship between these uses and the principal uses of the property.

9. Other accessory uses and buildings customarily appurtenant to a permitted use, except for onsite hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities, which are not permitted in residential zones.

10. [Reserved].

11. The ground level or street level portion of all buildings in the pedestrian overlay of the DC district, set forth in the map below, must be retail or pedestrian-oriented. Pedestrian-oriented development shall have the main ground floor entry located adjacent to a public street and be physically and visually accessible by pedestrians from the sidewalk, and may include the following uses:

a. Retail establishments, including but not limited to convenience goods, department and variety stores, specialty shops such as apparel and accessories, gift shops, toy shops, cards and paper goods, home and home accessory shops, florists, antique shops, and book shops;

b. Personal services, including but not limited to barber shops, beauty salons, and dry cleaning;

c. Repair services, including but not limited to television, radio, computer, jewelry, and shoe repair;

d. Food-related shops, including but not limited to restaurants (including outdoor seating areas and excluding drive-in restaurants) and taverns;

e. Copy establishments;

f. Professional services, including but not limited to law offices and consulting services; and

g. Any other use that is determined by the economic and community development director to be of the same general character as the above permitted uses and in accordance with the stated purpose of the district, pursuant to KCC 15.09.065, Interpretation of uses.

12. Retail convenience grocery sales are allowed in conjunction with a gasoline service station as a special permit use subject to the development standards listed in KCC 15.08.020.

13. [Reserved].

14. [Reserved].

15. [Reserved].

16. Includes incidental storage facilities and loading/unloading areas.

17. Includes incidental storage facilities, which must be enclosed, and loading/unloading areas.

18. [Reserved].

19. Reference KCC 15.07.040(B), outdoor storage landscaping.

20. Whenever feasible, drive-up/drive-through facilities shall be accessed from the rear of a site and run along an interior lot line or building elevation. Landscaping, sufficient to soften the visual impact of vehicle stacking areas, may be required.

21. Retail use must be for sale of agricultural or horticultural products, at least 25 percent of the gross sales value of which are grown within Washington State. Up to 50 percent of the gross sales value may be for seed, gardening equipment and products, private label foods, and locally hand-made products. Any structures must be designed to maintain or enhance the agricultural appearance of the area.

22. Any drive-up/drive-through facility shall be accessory to the principal use to which it is attached.

23. All battery exchange activities and associated storage shall take place within an enclosed building. The development standards listed in KCC 15.08.020(B) shall apply, except that KCC 15.08.020(B)(3) shall not apply.

24. Drive-through/drive-up businesses are permitted only under the following conditions:

a. The development must be within a strip-mall or shopping center.

25. The ground floor or street level must be retail or pedestrian-oriented following the Midway Design Guidelines. The main ground floor entry shall open to a public street with accessory retail uses accessible by pedestrians.

26. [Reserved].

27. Accessory structures composed of at least two walls and a roof, not including accessory uses or structures customarily appurtenant to agricultural uses, are subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.160.

28. In the I1, I2, and I3 districts, commercial, office, and retail uses are allowed, but shall be limited to 30,000 square feet per occupancy.

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3648, § 2, 7-1-03; Ord. No. 3976, § 2, 10-19-10; Ord. No. 4011, § 12, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 12, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20)

15.04.090 Service land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

 

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory Uses

M = Minor Conditional Uses

 

A-10

AG

SR-1

SR-3

SR-4.5

SR-6

SR-8

MR-D

MR-T12

MR-T16

MR-G

MR-M

MR-H

MHP

NCC

CC

DC

DCE

MTC-1

MTC-2

MCR

CM

GC

I1

I2

I3

Finance, insurance, real estate services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(22)

P

P

(1)

(12)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

P

(2)

P

(2)

Personal services: laundry, dry cleaning, barber, salons, shoe repair, launderettes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(22)

P

P

(12)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

P

(2)

P

(2)

Mortuaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(12)

 

P

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

Home day-care

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

Day-care center

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

P

(2)

 

Business services, duplicating and blue printing, travel agencies, and employment agencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(12)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

P

(2)

P

(2)

Building maintenance and pest control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

P

(2)

P

(2)

P

(2)

Outdoor storage (including truck, heavy equipment, and contractor storage yards as allowed by development standards, KCC 15.04.190 and 15.04.195)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

A

A

(9)

(11)

A

(9)

(11)

A

(9)

(11)

Rental and leasing services for cars, trucks, trailers, furniture, and tools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

P

(2)

(9)

P

(2)

(9)

P

(2)

(9)

Auto repair and washing services (including body work)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

P

(2)

(9)

P

(2)

(9)

P

(2)

(9)

Repair services: watch, TV, electrical, electronic, upholstery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

(12)

P

P

 

 

P

P

P

(2)

P

(2)

P

(2)

Professional services: medical, clinics, and other health care-related services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(20)

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

P

(2)

P

(2)

Opiate substitution treatment facility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(3)

C

(3)

 

Contract construction service offices: building construction, plumbing, paving, and landscaping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(16)

 

 

P

P

(16)

P

(2)

(9)

P

(2)

(9)

P

(2)

(9)

Educational services: vocational, trade, art, music, dancing, barber, and beauty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

(5)

P

(2)

(5)

P

(2)

(5)

Churches

S

(4)

 

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

 

 

S

(4)

S

(4)

 

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

S

(4)

 

Administrative and professional offices – general

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

(12)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

P

(2)

P

(2)

Municipal uses and buildings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(13)

P

(13)

 

P

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(2)

(13)

P

(2)

(13)

P

(2)

(13)

Research, development, and testing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

M

P

P

P

P

P

P

Accessory uses and structures customarily appurtenant to a permitted use

A

A

A

(7)

(24)

A

(24)

A

(24)

A

(24)

A

(24)

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

A

(18)

 

A

(18)

 

A

(19)

 

A

(19)

 

A

(19)

 

A

(19)

 

A

(19)

A

(18)

 

A

(18)

 

A

A

A

Boarding kennels, pet day care, and breeding establishments

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

M

P

(2)

P

(2)

P

(2)

Veterinary clinics and veterinary hospitals

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(8)

 

 

P

(8)

 

P

(8)

P

(8)

P

(8)

P

(2)

P

(2)

P

(2)

Administrative or executive offices associated with an industrial operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

P

(2)

P

(2)

Offices incidental and necessary to the conduct of a principally permitted use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

P

(2)

P

(2)

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3470, § 8, 8-17-99; Ord. No. 3543, § 6, 2-20-01; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3647, § 1, 7-1-03; Ord. No. 3648, § 3, 7-1-03; Ord. No. 3699, § 1, 7-20-04; Ord. No. 3770, § 9, 11-15-05; Ord. No. 3977, § 1, 10-19-10; Ord. No. 4011, § 13, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 13, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4193, § 2, 4-19-16; Ord. No 4199, § 2, 4-19-16; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20; Ord. No. 4372, § 11, 10-20-20)

15.04.100 Service land use development conditions. Revised 5/20

1. Banks and financial institutions (excluding drive-through).

2. Service uses in the I1, I2, and I3 zoning districts are allowed, but shall be limited to 30,000 square feet per occupancy.

3. Opiate substitution treatment facilities are permitted only with a conditional use permit, within the area depicted in the map below, and must provide indoor waiting areas of at least 15 percent of the total floor area. In addition to the general requirements of KCC 15.08.030, all applications shall contain and be approved by the city based on the following information:

a. A detailed written description of the proposed and potential services to be provided, the source or sources of funding, and identification of any applicable public regulatory agencies;

b. A written statement of need, in statistical or narrative form, for the proposed project currently and over the following 10-year period;

c. An inventory of known, existing or proposed facilities, by name and address, within King County, or within the region, serving the same or similar needs as the proposed facility;

d. An explanation of the need and suitability for the proposed facility at the proposed location;

e. An analysis of the proposed facility’s consistency with the City of Kent Comprehensive Plan and development regulations, and plans and policies of other affected jurisdictions, including but not limited to the King County Countywide Planning Policies;

f. Documentation of public involvement efforts to date, including public and agency comments received, and plans for future public participation; and

g. A proposed “good faith” agreement for neighborhood partnership. This agreement shall state the goals of the partnership and address loitering prevention steps the facility owner/operator will take as well as frequency of planned maintenance and upkeep of the exterior of the facility (including, but not limited to, trash and litter removal, landscape maintenance, and graffiti). The agreement shall serve as the basis for a partnership between the city, the facility, and local businesses, and will outline steps partners will take to resolve concerns.

No opiate substitution treatment facility may be located within 500 feet of an existing opiate substitution treatment facility.

4. Special uses must conform to the development standards listed in KCC 15.08.020.

5. Specialized training facilities or satellite campuses offering industrial workforce training programs are not subject to the 30,000 square foot limitation.

6. [Reserved].

7. Other accessory uses and buildings customarily appurtenant to a permitted use, except for onsite hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities, which are not permitted in residential zones.

8. Veterinary clinics and animal hospitals when located no closer than 150 feet to any residential use, provided the animals are housed indoors, with no outside runs, and the building is soundproofed. Soundproofing must be designed by competent acoustical engineers.

9. Outside storage or operations yards in the I1, I2, and I3 districts shall be permitted only as accessory uses. Such uses are incidental and subordinate to the principal use of the property or structure. Outdoor storage is limited to 15 percent of the total site area in the I1 district, 30 percent of the total site area in the I2 district, and 50 percent of the total site area in the I3 district.

10. [Reserved].

11. Reference KCC 15.07.040(B), outdoor storage landscaping.

12. The ground level or street level portion of all buildings in the pedestrian overlay of the DC district, set forth in the map below, must be pedestrian-oriented. Pedestrian-oriented development shall have the main ground floor entry located adjacent to a public street and be physically and visually accessible by pedestrians from the sidewalk, and may include the following uses:

a. Retail establishments, including but not limited to convenience goods, department and variety stores, specialty shops such as apparel and accessories, gift shops, toy shops, cards and paper goods, home and home accessory shops, florists, antique shops, and book shops;

b. Personal services, including but not limited to barber shops, beauty salons, and dry cleaning;

c. Repair services, including but not limited to television, radio, computer, jewelry, and shoe repair;

d. Food-related shops, including but not limited to restaurants (including outdoor seating areas and excluding drive-in restaurants) and taverns;

e. Copy establishments;

f. Professional services, including but not limited to law offices and consulting services; and

g. Any other use that is determined by the economic and community development director to be of the same general character as the above permitted uses and in accordance with the stated purpose of the district, pursuant to KCC 15.09.065, Interpretation of uses.

13. Except for such uses and buildings subject to KCC 15.04.150.

14. [Reserved].

15. [Reserved].

16. Contract construction services office use does not include contractor storage yards, which is a separate use listed in KCC 15.04.040.

17. Outside storage or operations yards are permitted only as accessory uses. Such uses are incidental and subordinate to the principal use of the property or structure.

18. Includes incidental storage facilities and loading/unloading areas.

19. Includes incidental storage facilities, which must be enclosed, and loading/unloading areas.

20. Shall only apply to medical and dental offices and/or neighborhood clinics.

21. [Reserved].

22. Any associated drive-up/drive-through facility shall be accessory and shall require a conditional use permit.

23. [Reserved].

24. Accessory structures composed of at least two walls and a roof, not including accessory uses or structures customarily appurtenant to agricultural uses, are subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.160.

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3647, § 2, 7-1-03; Ord. No. 3648, § 4, 7-1-03; Ord. No. 3977, § 2, 10-19-10; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 14, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4193, § 3, 4-19-16; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20)

15.04.110 Cultural, entertainment, and recreation land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

 

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory Uses

M = Minor Conditional Uses

 

A-10

AG

SR-1

SR-3

SR-4.5

SR-6

SR-8

MR-D

MR-T12

MR-T16

MR-G

MR-M

MR-H

MHP

NCC

CC

DC

DCE

MTC-1

MTC-2

MCR

CM

GC

I1

I2

I3

Performing and cultural arts uses, such as art galleries/studios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(3)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(8)

P

(8)

P

(8)

House-banked card rooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

C

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

P

(1)

P

C

(1)

P

(4)

(8)

P

(4)

(8)

P

(4)

(8)

Historic and monument sites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(8)

P

(8)

P

(8)

Public assembly (indoor): sports facilities, arenas, auditoriums and exhibition halls, bowling alleys, dart-playing facilities, skating rinks, community clubs, athletic clubs, recreation centers, theaters (excluding school facilities)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

P

P

C

(2)

 

P

C

(2)

P

P

P

(8)

P

(8)

P

(8)

Public assembly (outdoor): fairgrounds and amusement parks, tennis courts, athletic fields, miniature golf, go‑cart tracks, drive‑in theaters, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

P

P

P

(8)

P

(8)

P

(8)

Open space use: cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, golf courses, and other recreation facilities, including buildings or structures associated therewith

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

C

C

P

(6)

C

P

(6)

C

 

C

(9)

C

(9)

C

(9)

P

(7)

C

 

P

(7)

C

C

C

C

Employee recreation areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(8)

P

(8)

P

(8)

Private clubs, fraternal lodges, etc.

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

M

 

M

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(8)

P

(8)

P

(8)

Recreational vehicle parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

Accessory uses and structures customarily appurtenant to a permitted use

A

 

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

(10)

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Recreational buildings in MHP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Ord. No. 3435, §1, 1-5-99; Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3470, § 9, 8-17-99; Ord. No. 3543, § 7, 2-20-01; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3770, § 10, 11-15-05; Ord. No. 4011, § 14, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 15, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4199, § 3, 4-19-16; Ord. No. 4257, § 15, 11-21-17; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20; Ord. No. 4372, § 12, 10-20-20)

15.04.120 Cultural, entertainment, and recreation land use development conditions. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

1. House-banked card rooms are not allowed in areas zoned GC-MU (general commercial – mixed use) or CC-MU (community commercial – mixed use) unless authorized by a conditional use permit. House-banked card rooms are not allowed in areas designated urban center on the land use plan map. Should any court of competent jurisdiction find that the city zoning for house-banked card rooms is unconstitutional or illegal, the city elects to permit a legally existing card room to continue operation as a nonconforming legal use and otherwise bans card rooms.

2. Stadiums, arenas and other large public assembly spaces over 50,000 square feet require a conditional use permit.

3. The ground level or street level portion of all buildings in the pedestrian overlay of the DC district, set forth in the map below, must be retail or pedestrian oriented. Pedestrian-oriented development shall have the main ground floor entry located adjacent to a public street and be physically and visually accessible by pedestrians from the sidewalk, and may include the following uses:

a. Retail establishments, including but not limited to convenience goods, department and variety stores, specialty shops such as apparel and accessories, gift shops, toy shops, cards and paper goods, home and home accessory shops, florists, antique shops, and book shops;

b. Personal services, including but not limited to barber shops, beauty salons, and dry cleaning;

c. Repair services, including but not limited to television, radio, computer, jewelry, and shoe repair;

d. Food-related shops, including but not limited to restaurants (including outdoor seating areas and excluding drive-in restaurants) and taverns;

e. Copy establishments;

f. Professional services, including but not limited to law offices and consulting services; and

g. Any other use that is determined by the economic and community development director to be of the same general character as the above permitted uses and in accordance with the stated purpose of the district, pursuant to KCC 15.09.065, use interpretations.

4. Should any court of competent jurisdiction find that the city zoning for house-banked card rooms is unconstitutional or illegal, the city elects to permit a legally existing house-banked card room to continue operation as a nonconforming legal use and otherwise bans house-banked card rooms.

5. Repealed by Ord. 4372.

6. Principally permitted uses are limited to parks and playgrounds.

7. Principally permitted uses are limited to golf driving ranges.

8. In the I1, I2, and I3 districts, cultural, entertainment, and recreational uses are allowed but shall be limited to 30,000 square feet per occupancy in the I1, I2, and I3 zoning districts.

9. Conditionally permitted uses are limited to parks and playgrounds.

10. Accessory structures composed of at least two walls and a roof, not including accessory uses or structures customarily appurtenant to agricultural uses, are subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.160.

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 4011, § 15, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 16, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4257, § 16, 11-21-17; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20; Ord. No. 4372, § 13, 10-20-20)

15.04.130 Resource land uses. Revised 5/20 Revised 12/20

 

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory Uses

M = Minor Conditional Uses

 

A-10

AG

SR-1

SR-3

SR-4.5

SR-6

SR-8

MR-D

MR-T12

MR-T16

MR-G

MR-M

MR-H

MHP

NCC

CC

DC

DCE

MTC-1

MTC-2

MCR

CM

GC

I1

I2

I3

Agricultural uses such as planting and harvesting of crops, animal husbandry (including wholesale nurseries and greenhouses)

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crop and tree farming

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

Storage, processing, and conversion of agricultural products (not including slaughtering or meat packing)

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(5)

(6)

P

(5)

(6)

P

(5)

(6)

Accessory uses and structures customarily appurtenant to a permitted use

A

A

A

(1)

(4)

A

(4)

A

(4)

A

(4)

A

(4)

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Roadside stands

P

(3)

P

(2)

P

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3470, § 10, 8-17-99; Ord. No. 3543, § 8, 2-20-01; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3770, § 11, 11-15-05; Ord. No. 4011, § 16, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 17, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20; Ord. No. 4372, § 14, 10-20-20)

15.04.140 Resource land use development conditions. Revised 5/20

1. Other accessory uses and buildings customarily appurtenant to a permitted use, except for onsite hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities, which are not permitted in residential zones.

2. Roadside stand not exceeding 400 square feet in floor area exclusively for agricultural products grown on the premises.

3. Roadside stands not exceeding 400 square feet in floor area, and not over 20 lineal feet on any side, primarily for sale of agricultural products on the premises.

4. Accessory structures composed of at least two walls and a roof, not including accessory uses or structures customarily appurtenant to agricultural uses, are subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.160.

5. Outside storage or operations yards in the I1, I2, and I3 districts shall be permitted only as accessory uses. Such uses are incidental and subordinate to the principal use of the property or structure. Outdoor storage is limited to 15 percent of the total site area in the I1 district, 30 percent of the total site area in the I2 district, and 50 percent of the total site area in the I3 district.

6. Reference KCC 15.07.040(B), outdoor storage landscaping.

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4174, § 18, 11-17-15; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20)

15.04.150 Special use combining district, SU. Revised 5/20

It is the purpose of the SU district to provide for special controls for certain uses which do not clearly fit into other districts, which may be due to technological and social changes, or which are of such unique character as to warrant special attention in the interest of the city’s optimum development and the preservation and enhancement of its environmental quality. A special use combining district is imposed on an existing zoning district, permitting the special use as well as uses permitted by the underlying zone. The combining district becomes void if substantial construction has not begun within a one-year period, and the district reverts to its original zoning designation. It is the intent of the special use combining regulations to provide the city with adequate procedures for controlling and reviewing such uses and to discourage application for speculative rezoning.

A. Uses subject to special use combining district regulations. The following list is illustrative of the types of uses subject to special use combining district regulations and is not intended to be exclusive:

1. Uses which occupy or would occupy large areas of land.

2. Uses which would involve the construction of buildings or other structures of unusual height or mass.

3. Uses which house, employ, or serve large numbers of people.

4. Uses which generate heavy traffic.

5. Uses which have unusual impact on environmental quality of the area.

6. Any use which does not lend itself to an interpretation of substantial similarity to other uses identified or described in this title.

7. Uses which, in the judgment of the planning manager, warrant review by the land use and planning board and the city council.

8. Examples of uses subject to review as described in this subsection would include but are not limited to the following:

a. Commercial uses: sports stadiums, rodeos, fairgrounds, exhibition or convention halls, merchandise marts, and drive-in theaters.

b. Special environmental problems posed by: refineries, nuclear power generating plants, airports, heliports, sanitary landfills, extractive industries, solid waste incinerators, or energy/resource recovery facilities.

B. Application procedures. The application procedure for a special use combining district shall be the same as for an amendment to this title as provided in KCC 15.09.050, except that development plan approval is concurrent with the combining district.

C. Documentation required. Required documentation is as follows:

1. A vicinity map drawn to a scale not smaller than 1,000 feet to the inch showing the site in relation to its surrounding area, including streets, roads, streams, or other bodies of water, the development characteristics and zoning pattern of the area, and a scale and north arrow. The vicinity map may be in sketch form but shall be drawn with sufficient accuracy to reasonably orient the reader to the vicinity, and to adequately convey the required information.

2. A map or drawing of the site drawn to a scale acceptable to the planning services, generally 100 feet to the inch. The map or drawing shall show the following information:

a. Dimensions and names of streets bounding or touching the site.

b. Such existing or proposed features as streams or other bodies of water, rights-of-way, easements, and other physical or legal features which may affect or be affected by the proposed development.

c. Existing and proposed topography at contour intervals of not more than five feet in areas having slopes exceeding three percent, and not more than two feet in areas having slopes of less than three percent.

d. Accurate legal description of the property.

e. Existing and proposed structures or buildings, including the identification of types and proposed use of the structures. All uses must be compatible with the major use.

f. Off-street parking and loading facilities.

g. Dimensions of the site, distances from property lines, and space between structures.

h. Tentative routing of domestic water lines, storm drains, sanitary sewers, and other utilities, including an identification of planned disposal or runoff.

i. Elevations, perspective renderings, or such other graphic material or evidence to illustrate effect on the view enjoyed by and from other properties in the vicinity, if required by the planning department.

j. Architectural renderings of buildings.

k. A written statement providing the following information:

i. Program for development, including staging or timing.

ii. Proposed ownership pattern upon completion of development.

iii. Basic content of restrictive covenants, if any.

iv. Provisions to ensure permanence and maintenance of open space through means acceptable to the city.

v. Statement or tabulation of number of persons to be employed, served, or housed in the proposed development.

vi. Statement describing the relationship of the proposed development to the city comprehensive plan.

vii. Statement indicating availability of existing or proposed sanitary sewers.

3. Such other data or information as the planning department may require.

D. Development standards. In reviewing and approving proposed developments falling under the purview of this section, the hearing examiner and city council shall make the following findings:

1. That the location for the proposed use is reasonable.

2. That existing or proposed trafficways are adequate to serve new development.

3. That setback, height, and bulk of buildings are acceptable for the proposed use and for the vicinity in which it is located.

4. That landscaping and other site improvements are comparable to the highest standards set forth for other developments as set out in this title.

5. That the performance standards pertaining to air and water pollution, noise levels, etc., are comparable to the highest standards specified for other uses as set out in this title.

6. That the proposed development is in the public interest and serves a need of community-wide or regional importance. In reviewing and approving special uses, the hearing examiner and the city council may impose such conditions as they deem necessary in the interest of the welfare of the city and the protection of the environment.

E. Period of validity. Any special use combining district shall remain effective only for one year unless the use is begun within that time or construction has commenced. If not in use or construction has not commenced within one year of the granting of the special use combining district, the combining district shall become invalid, and the original zoning designation of the land shall apply.

F. Minor and major adjustments.

1. If minor adjustments are made following the adoption of the final development plan and approval of the combining district, such adjustments shall be approved by the planning manager prior to the issuance of a building permit. Minor adjustments are those which may affect the precise dimensions or siting of buildings approved in the final plan, or the density of the development or open space provided.

2. Major adjustments are those which, as determined by the planning director, substantially change the basic design, density, open space uses, or other similar requirements or provisions. Authorization for major adjustments shall be made by the city council.

3. The provisions of this subsection pertaining to minor and major adjustments shall apply to various parts of a staged development.

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20)

15.04.160 Development standards.

The development standards tables in KCC 15.04.170 and 15.04.190 determine the specific development standards for a zoning district. The development standards are located on the horizontal rows and the zoning districts are located on the vertical columns of these tables. The minimum dimensional requirements are located in the box at the intersection of the column and the row. The parenthetical numbers in the boxes identify specific requirements applicable either to a special use or the entire zone. The parenthetical numbers correspond to numbers in the subsection immediately following each table.

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15)

15.04.170 Agricultural and residential zone development standards. Revised 5/20

 

 

Zoning Districts

A-10 Agricultural

SR-1 Residential Agricultural

SR-3 Single-Family Residential

SR-4.5 Single-Family Residential

SR-6 Single-Family Residential

SR-8 Single-Family Residential

MR-D Duplex Multifamily Residential

MR-T12 Multifamily Residential Townhouse

MR-T16 Multifamily Residential Townhouse

MR-G Low Density Multifamily Residential

MR-M Medium Density Multifamily Residential

MR-H High Density Multifamily Residential

MHP Mobile Home Park Combining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SF

Duplex

SF

Duplex

MF

SF

Duplex

MF

SF

Duplex

MF

SF

Duplex

MF

SF

Duplex

MF

 

Maximum density: dwelling units per acre

1 du/

10 ac

1 du/ac

3.63 dus/ac

4.53 dus/ac

6.05 dus/ac

8.71 dus/ac

8.71 dus/ac

10.89 dus/ac

12.0 dus/ac

 

12.0 dus/ac

16.0 dus/ac

 

16.0 dus/ac

16.0 dus/ac

 

16.0 dus/ac

23.0 dus/ac

 

23.0 dus/ac

40.0 dus/ac

 

40.0 dus/ac

 

Minimum lot area: square feet or acres, as noted

10 ac

34,700
sq ft

9,600
sq ft

7,600
sq ft (37)

5,700
sq ft (37)

4,000
sq ft (37)

4,000 sq ft

8,000 sq ft

none

8,000 sq ft

8,500/
3,500 sq ft (27)

none

8,000 sq ft (35)

8,500/3,500 sq ft (35)

none

8,000 sq ft

8,500/
2,500 sq ft (1)

none

8,000 sq ft

8,500/
1,600 sq ft

(2)

none

8,000 sq ft

8,500/
900
sq ft (3)

 

Minimum lot width: feet (4)

60 ft

60 ft

50 ft

50 ft

(37)

50 ft

(37)

40 ft

(37)

25 ft

80 ft

25 ft

80 ft

80 ft

25 ft

80 ft

80 ft

25 ft

80 ft

80 ft

25 ft

80 ft

80 ft

25 ft

80 ft

80 ft

 

Maximum site coverage: percent of site

30%

30%

45%
(5)

45%
(5)

50%
(5)

55%
(5)

55%
(5)

40%
(5)

55%
(5)

40%
(5)

45%
(5)

55%
(5)

40%
(5)

45%
(5)

55%
(5)

40%
(5)

45%

55%
(5)

40%
(5)

45%

55%
(5)

40%
(5)

50%

 

Minimum yard requirements: feet

(22)

Front yard

20 ft
(6)

20 ft (6)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft
(6)
(8)
(9)

10 ft

 

Side yard

15 ft

15 ft

5 ft

5 ft

5 ft

5 ft

5 ft
(30)

5 ft

5 ft
(30)

5 ft

(11)

5 ft
(30)

5 ft

(11)

5 ft
(30)

5 ft

(11)

5 ft
(30)

5 ft

(11)

5 ft
(30)

5 ft

(11)

 

Side yard on flanking street of a corner lot

20 ft

20 ft

10 ft
(9)

10 ft
(9)

10 ft
(9)

10 ft
(9)

10 ft
(9)

10 ft (9)

10 ft
(9)

10 ft (9)

15 ft

10 ft
(9)

10 ft (9)

15 ft

10 ft
(9)

10 ft (9)

15 ft

10 ft
(9)

10 ft (9)

15 ft

10 ft
(9)

10 ft (9)

15 ft

 

Rear yard

20 ft

15 ft

5 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

5 ft

8 ft

5 ft

8 ft

20 ft

5 ft

8 ft

20 ft

5 ft

8 ft

20 ft

5 ft

8 ft

20 ft

5 ft

8 ft

20 ft

 

Additional setbacks/distances between buildings

(12)

(12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(32)

(32)

(14)
(15)

(32)

(31)

(32)

(31)

(32)

(14)
(15)

(31)

(32)

(31)

(31)

(14)
(15)

(31)

 

 

(14)
(15)

 

 

(14)
(15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SF

Duplex

SF

Duplex

MF

SF

Duplex

MF

SF

Duplex

MF

SF

Duplex

MF

SF

Duplex

MF

 

Height limitation: in stories/not to exceed in feet

2.5 stry/
35 ft
(16)

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

3 stry/ 40 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

3 stry/ 40 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

3 stry/ 40 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

3 stry/ 40 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/

35 ft

4 stry/ 50 ft

 

Maximum impervious surface: percent of total parcel area

40%
(19)

40%
(19)

50%
(23)

60%
(23)

70%
(23)

75%
(23)

75%
(19)

70%
(19)

75%
(19)

70%
(19)

70%
(19)

75%
(19)

70%
(19)

70%
(19)

75%
(19)

70%
(19)

 

75%
(19)

70%
(19)

 

75%
(19)

70%
(19)

 

 

Zero lot line and clustering (24)

The provisions in KCC 15.08.300, 15.08.310, 15.08.320, and 15.08.330 shall apply.

 

Signs

The sign regulations of Chapter 15.06 KCC shall apply.

 

Off-street parking

The off-street parking requirements of Chapter 15.05 KCC shall apply.

 

Landscaping

The landscaping requirements of Chapter 15.07 KCC shall apply.

 

Design review

 

(26)

(39)

(40)

(25)

(26)

(39)

(40)

(25)

(26)

(39)

(40)

(25)

(26)

(39)

(40)

(25)

(26)

(39)

(40)

(25)(40)

(26)(40)

(26)(34)(40)

(25)(26)(40)

(25)(26)(34)(40)

(25)(26)(40)

 

Additional standards

Additional standards for specific uses are contained in Chapters 15.08 and 15.09 KCC.

 

(20)

(41)

(31)

(33)

(36)

(41)

(33)

(36)

(33)

(36)

(41)

(33)

(36)

(33)

(36)

(41)

(36)

(36)

 

(28)

(29)

(36)

 

 

(28)

(29)

(36)

 

(36)

(41)

(36)

(41)

(36)

(41)

(36)

(41)

(36)

(41)

(36)

(41)

(36)

(36)

(36)

(36)

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3470, § 11, 8-17-99; Ord. No. 3508, § 1, 5-2-00; Ord. No. 3521, § 1, 8-15-00; Ord. No. 3523, § 1, 9-19-00; Ord. No. 3551, § 12, 3-20-01; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3663, § 7, 10-7-03; Ord. No. 3742, § 1, 4-19-05; Ord. No. 3770, § 12, 11-15-05; Ord. No. 3792, § 2, 3-21-06; Ord. No. 3830, § 16, 3-6-07; Ord. No. 4003, § 1, 9-20-11; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4225, § 8, 12-13-16; Ord. No. 4257, § 17, 11-21-17; Ord. No. 4329, § 6, 7-16-19; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20)

15.04.180 Agricultural and residential land use development standard conditions. Revised 5/20

1. Minimum lot area is 8,500 square feet for the first two dwelling units, and 2,500 square feet for each additional dwelling unit.

2. Minimum lot area is 8,500 square feet for the first two dwelling units, and 1,600 square feet for each additional dwelling unit.

3. Minimum lot area is 8,500 square feet for the first two dwelling units, and 900 square feet for each additional dwelling unit.

4. To determine minimum lot width for irregular lots, a circle of applicable diameter (the minimum lot width permitted) shall be scaled within the proposed boundaries of the lot; provided, that an access easement to another lot is not included within the circle.

5. Interior yards shall not be computed as part of the site coverage.

6. Porches and private shared courtyard features may be built within the front building setback line.

7. For properties abutting on West Valley Highway, the frontage on West Valley Highway shall be considered the front yard.

8. Proposed front yards less than 20 feet in depth are subject to approval by the planning manager, based on review and recommendation from the public works department relative to the existing and future traffic volumes and right-of-way requirements as specified in the city comprehensive transportation plan and city construction standards.

9. At least 20 linear feet of driveway shall be provided between any garage, carport, or other primary parking area and the street property line with the exception of an alley property line.

10. An aggregate side yard of 30 feet shall be provided. A minimum of 10 feet shall be provided for each side yard. On a corner lot the side yard setback shall be a minimum of 20 feet from the property line.

11. Each side yard shall be a minimum of 10 percent of the lot width; however, regardless of lot width, the yard width need not be more than 30 feet. For multifamily townhouse developments that attach three units or less, in the MRT-12 or MRT‑16 zoning districts, the aggregate yard width need not be more than 30 feet, but in no case shall a yard be less than 10 feet.

12. Structures for feeding, housing, and care of animals, except household pets, shall be set back 50 feet from any property line.

13. Additional setbacks for the agricultural general AG zoning district.

a. Structures for feeding, housing, and care of animals shall be set back 50 feet from any property line.

b. Transitional conditions shall exist when an AG district adjoins a residential district containing a density of two dwelling units or more per acre or a proposed residential area indicated on the city comprehensive plan. Such transitional conditions shall not exist where the separation includes an intervening use such as a river, railroad main line, major topographic differential, or other similar conditions, or where the industrial properties face on a limited access surface street on which the housing does not face. When transitional conditions exist as defined in this subsection, a yard of not less than 50 feet shall be provided.

c. Setbacks, Green River. Industrial development in the AG district abutting the Green River, or Russell Road or Frager Road where such roads follow the river bank, shall be set back from the ordinary high-water mark of the river a minimum of 200 feet. Such setbacks are in accordance with the city comprehensive plan and in accordance with the high quality of site development typically required for the industrial park areas of the city and in accordance with the State Shoreline Management Act of 1971, and shall be no more or less restrictive than the Shoreline Management Act.

14. An inner court providing access to a double-row building shall be a minimum of 20 feet.

15. The distance between principal buildings shall be at least one-half the sum of the height of both buildings; provided, however, that in no case shall the distance be less than 12 feet. This requirement shall also apply to portions of the same building separated from each other by a court or other open space.

16. The height limitations shall not apply to barns and silos; provided, that they are not located within 50 feet of any lot line.

17. Beyond this height, to a height not greater than either four stories or 60 feet, there shall be added one additional foot of yard for each additional foot of building height.

18. The planning manager shall be authorized to approve a height greater than four stories or 60 feet, provided such height does not detract from the continuity of the area. When a request is made to exceed the building height limit, the planning manager may impose such conditions, within a reasonable amount of time, as may be necessary to reduce any incompatibilities with surrounding uses.

19. Except for lots used for agricultural practices, the maximum impervious surface area allowed shall be 10,000 square feet when the lot is greater than one acre.

20. The following uses are prohibited:

a. The removal of topsoil for any purpose.

b. Grade and fill operations; provided, that limited grade and fill may be approved as needed to construct permitted buildings or structures.

c. All subsurface activities, including excavation for underground utilities, pipelines, or other underground installations, that cause permanent disruption of the surface of the land. Temporarily disrupted soil surfaces shall be restored in a manner consistent with agricultural uses.

d. Dumping or storage of nonagricultural solid or liquid waste, or of trash, rubbish, or noxious materials.

e. Activities that violate sound agricultural soil and water conservation management practices.

21. Outdoor storage for industrial uses shall be located at the rear of a principally permitted structure and shall be completely fenced.

22. Mobile home park combining district, MHP. The standards and procedures of the city mobile home park code shall apply. General requirements and standards for mobile home park design, KCC 12.04.055; mobile home parks, Chapter 12.05 KCC.

23. Except for lots used for agricultural practices, the maximum impervious surface area allowed shall be 10,000 square feet.

24. Minimum lot width, building setbacks, and minimum lot size regulations may be modified consistent with provisions for zero lot line and clustering housing development.

25. Assisted living facilities, independent senior living facilities, and residential facilities with health care are subject to multifamily design review as provided for in KCC 15.09.045(D), except when located within downtown or along Meeker Street from 64th Avenue South to Kent-Des Moines Road, where development is subject to downtown design review pursuant to KCC 15.09.046.

26. The requirements of KCC 15.09.045(D) for multifamily design review shall apply to any multifamily dwelling or transitional housing of three or more units, including triplex townhouse structures, except when located within downtown or along Meeker Street from 64th Avenue South to Kent-Des Moines Road (where development is subject to downtown design review pursuant to KCC 15.09.046), or when located in a single-family plat or short plat, where residential design review applies pursuant to KCC 15.09.045(C).

27. Minimum lot area is 8,500 square feet for the first two dwelling units, and 3,500 square feet for each additional dwelling unit.

28. The following zoning is required to be in existence on the entire property to be rezoned at the time of application of a rezone to an MR-T zone: SR-8, MR-D, MR-G, MR-M, MR-H, NCC, CC, GC, DC, or DCE.

29. All multifamily townhouse developments in the MR-T zone shall be townhouses with ownership interest only.

30. As an option to the five-foot side yard requirement for single-family development in all multifamily zoning districts as set forth in KCC 15.04.170, a side yard width of no less than three feet may be utilized under the following conditions:

a. Fire hydrants for the development, as required by the fire code set forth in KCC Title 13, will be placed a maximum of 300 feet in separation;

b. The required fire hydrants shall have a minimum fire flow of 1,500 gallons per minute; and

c. Emergency vehicle access roads shall be provided to the development, which include an improved road accessible within 150 feet of all portions of the exterior first floor of the structure.

This option is subject to the approval of the Washington State Building Council. Application of this option shall be effective upon receipt by the city of Kent of such approval.

31. Where lands are located wholly or partially within the urban separator, as designated on the city of Kent comprehensive land use plan map, dwelling units shall be required to be clustered, subject to the provisions of Chapter 12.04 KCC, Subdivisions, Binding Site Plans, and Lot Line Adjustments. The density in a cluster subdivision shall be no greater than the density that would be allowed on the parcel as a whole, including all critical areas (creeks, wetlands, geological hazard areas) and buffers, using the maximum density provisions of the zoning district in which it is located.

The common open space in a cluster subdivision shall be a minimum of 50 percent of the nonconstrained area of the parcel. The nonconstrained area of the parcel includes all areas of the parcel, minus critical areas, as defined in RCW 36.70A.030(5) as currently and hereinafter amended, and buffers. The remainder of the nonconstrained area of the parcel shall be the buildable area of the parcel. The common open space tracts created by clustering shall be located and configured in the manner that best connects and increases protective buffers for environmentally sensitive areas, connects and protects area wildlife habitat, creates connectivity between the open space provided by the clustering and other adjacent open spaces as well as existing or planned public parks and trails, and maintains scenic vistas. Critical areas and buffers shall not be used in determining lot size and common open space requirements in a cluster subdivision. All natural features (such as streams and their buffers, significant stands of trees, and rock outcroppings), as well as sensitive areas (such as steep slopes and wetlands and their buffers), shall be preserved as open space in a cluster subdivision.

Future development of the common open space shall be prohibited. Except as specified on recorded documents creating the common open space, all common open space resulting from lot clustering shall not be altered or disturbed in a manner that degrades adjacent environmentally sensitive areas, rural areas, agricultural areas, or resource lands; impairs scenic vistas and the connectivity between the open space provided by the clustered development and adjacent open spaces; degrades wildlife habitat; and impairs the recreational benefits enjoyed by the residents of the development. Such common open spaces may be retained under ownership by the owner or subdivider, conveyed to residents of the development, conveyed to a homeowners’ association for the benefit of the residents of the development, conveyed to the city with the city’s consent and approval, or to another party upon approval of the city of Kent.

The minimum lot size of individual lots within a clustered subdivision is 2,500 square feet, and the minimum lot width is 30 feet. In the event that common open space prohibits development of one single-family residence on the parcel, the common open space will be reduced by the amount necessary to meet the minimum 2,500-square-foot lot size. New lots created by any subdivision action shall be clustered in groups not exceeding eight units. There may be more than one cluster per project. Separation between cluster groups shall be a minimum of 120 feet. Sight-obscuring fences are not permitted along cluster lot lines adjacent to the open space area.

32. For multifamily townhouse developments that attach three units, the minimum building-to-building separation shall be 10 feet. For duplex and single-family condominium townhouse developments, the minimum building-to-building separation shall be established through the International Building Code (IBC) or International Residential Code (IRC), as may be applicable.

33. Where lands are located wholly outside the urban separator, as designated on the city of Kent comprehensive land use plan map, dwelling units may be clustered, subject to the applicable provisions of Chapter 12.04 KCC.

34. The downtown design review requirements of KCC 15.09.046 shall apply for all development within downtown or along Meeker Street from 64th Avenue South to Kent-Des Moines Road.

35. Minimum lot area requirements do not apply to multifamily development in the Kent downtown planning area identified in KCC 15.09.046.

36. Cargo containers proposed to be located in a residential zone must be located completely within a stick-built structure with a peaked roof and building materials similar to that of the principal residence on the site. No containers greater than 10 feet by 20 feet may be placed in residential districts. This restriction does not apply to containers collecting debris or accepting household goods for moving that are located on residential property for less than 72 hours. Additionally, institutional uses are exempt from these requirements except when a shipping container is proposed to be located adjacent to or within sight of a residential use.

37. For subdivisions and short subdivisions created after March 22, 2007, or altered to comply with zoning and subdivision code amendments effective after March 22, 2007, the minimum lot size shall be 3,000 square feet. Minimum lot width shall be measured by scaling a 30-foot-diameter circle within the boundaries of the lot; provided, that easement areas may not be included in the required 30-foot-diameter circle. The lot frontage along private or public streets shall be a minimum 20 feet in width. Minimum driveway separation shall be 10 feet. Shared driveways are permitted.

38. [Reserved].

39. The residential design review standards of KCC 15.09.045(C) shall apply.

40. Duplexes are subject to the residential design review standards of KCC 15.09.045(C), except when located within downtown or along Meeker Street from 64th Avenue South to Kent-Des Moines Road, where they are subject to downtown design review pursuant to KCC 15.09.046.

41. Development adjacent to a regional trail is subject to the following regional trail corridor development standards:

a. Regional trails for the purposes of this section shall include scenic and recreational roads and the Green River Trail, Interurban Trail, and Puget Power Trail.

b. Regional trail access. No building or lot shall be constructed or created within 500 feet of a regional trail without providing public access to the regional trail via public sidewalks or a trail system dedicated for public use by a public access easement. Such sidewalks or private trail systems shall connect to regional trails at intervals of 500 feet or less, and shall be accomplished with minimal street crossings.

c. All public access points shall have standard city of Kent signage indicating trail access.

d. No street connections to scenic and recreational roads shall be permitted unless no other vehicle access is practical.

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3470, § 12, 8-17-99; Ord. No. 3523, § 2, 9-19-00; Ord. No. 3551, § 13, 3-20-01; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3663, § 8, 10-7-03; Ord. No. 3690, § 18, 5-4-04; Ord. No. 3742, § 2, 4-19-05; Ord. No. 3761, § 3, 9-6-05; Ord. No. 3792, § 3, 3-21-06; Ord. No. 3830, § 17, 3-6-07; Ord. No. 4003, § 1, 9-20-11; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4225, § 9, 12-13-16; Ord. No. 4257, § 18, 11-21-17; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20)

15.04.190 Commercial and industrial zone development standards. Revised 5/20

 

 

Zoning Districts

 

NCC

CC

DC

DCE

MTC-1

MTC-2

MCR

CM

GC

I1

I2

I3

AG

Minimum lot area: square feet or acres, as noted

10,000 sq ft

10,000 sq ft

5,000 sq ft

(1)

(66)

5,000 sq ft

(66)

7,500 sq ft

7,500 sq ft

7,500 sq ft

10,000 sq ft

10,000 sq ft

(66)

10,000 sq ft

15,000 sq ft

15,000 sq ft

1 acre

Maximum site coverage: percent of site

40%

40%

100%

100%

80%

100%

80%

50%

40%

60%

65%

75%

60%

Minimum yard requirements: feet

 

Front yard

10 ft

15 ft

(2)

(3)

20 ft

(68)

20 ft

15 ft

20 ft

15 ft

15 ft

25 ft

(5)

Side yard

(8)

(9)

(2)

(3)

(68)

(10)

(68)

(10)

(68)

(10)

(10)

(10)

10 ft

10 ft

15 ft

(12)

Side yard on flanking street of corner lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 ft

15 ft

20 ft

 

Rear yard

(8)

20 ft

(2)

(3)

(68)

(19)

(68)

(19)

(68)

(19)

(19)

(19)

(2)

(20)

(20)

(21)

(20)

(21)

(20)

(21)

Yards, transitional conditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(24)

(24)

(24)

(24)

Additional setbacks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(29)

(29)

(29)

(29)

Height limitation: in stories/not to exceed in feet

2 stry/ 35 ft

3 stry/ 40 ft

(30)

4 stry/ 60 ft

(32)

7 stry/65 ft

(69)

(70)

16 stry/200 ft

(70)

16 stry/200 ft

(70)

2 stry/ 35 ft

(30)

2 stry/ 35 ft

(30)

8 stry/ 85 ft

8 stry/ 85 ft

8 stry/ 85 ft

2 stry/ 35 ft

(35)

Landscaping

The landscaping requirements of Chapter 15.07 KCC shall apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(52)

 

 

(52)

Outdoor storage

(39)

(39)

 

 

 

 

 

(40)

(41)

(40)

15% of site area

(43)

(44)

30% of site area

(43)

(44)

50% of site area

(43)

(45)

(43)

Signs

The sign regulations of Chapter 15.06 KCC shall apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vehicle drive-through, drive-in, and service bays

(46)

(46)

 

(46)

(46)

 

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

 

Loading areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(47)

(48)

(47)

(48)

(47)

(48)

(47)

Off-street parking

The off-street parking requirements of Chapter 15.05 KCC shall apply.

 

(57)

(57)

 

 

 

 

 

(57)

(57)

(57)

(57)

(57)

(57)

Design review

 

(4)(11)

(15)

(31)

(31)

(71)

(71)

(71)

(4)(72)

(4)(11)

(15)

(72)

(73)

(73)

(73)

 

Additional standards

(50)

(56)

(62)

(63)

(64)

(65)

(50)

(56)

(50)

(56)

(50)

(56)

(67)

(50)

(56)

(50)

(56)

(50)

(56)

(50)

(56)

(50)

(56)

(50)

(54)

(55)

(56)

(59)

(63)

(16)

(50)

(54)

(55)

(56)

(59)

(63)

(50)

(54)

(55)

(56)

(59)

(63)

(50)

(53)

(54)

(55)

(56)

(59)

(Ord. No. 3439, § 2, 2-2-99; Ord. No. 3543, § 9, 2-20-01; Ord. No. 3600, § 3, 5-7-02; Ord. No. 3612, § 3, 8-6-02; Ord. No. 3648, § 5, 7-1-03; Ord. No. 3742, § 3, 4-19-05; Ord. No. 3988, § 3, 1-4-11; Ord. No. 4003, § 2, 9-20-11; Ord. No. 4011, § 17, 12-13-11; Ord. No. 4093, § 3, 11-19-13; Ord. No. 4166, § 4, 9-1-15; Ord. No. 4225, § 10, 12-13-16; Ord. No. 4257, § 19, 11-21-17; Ord. No. 4320, § 5, 4-2-19; Ord. No. 4355, § 6 (Exh. F), 3-3-20)

15.04.195 Commercial and industrial land use development standard conditions. Revised 5/20

1. Minimum lot of record or 5,000 square feet, whichever is less.

2. None, except as required by landscaping, or if off-street parking is provided onsite. See the downtown design review criteria outlined in KCC 15.09.046.

3. No minimum setback is required. If a rear and/or side yard abuts a residential district, a 20-foot setback may be required for any yard abutting a residential district. See the downtown design review criteria outlined in KCC 15.09.046.

4. Independent senior living facilities, assisted living facilities, and residential facilities with health care are subject to the requirements of KCC 15.09.045(D) for multifamily design review, unless they are located within downtown or along Meeker Street from 64th Avenue South to Kent-Des Moines Road, where they are subject to downtown design review pursuant to KCC 15.09.046.

5. [Reserved].

6. [Reserved].

7. [Reserved].

8. No side or rear yard is required, except when abutting a district other than NCC, in which case the yard shall be not less than five feet in width; provided, however, that if the abutting district or use is residential, then the yard shall be 10 feet in width and fully landscaped.

9. No side yard is required, except when abutting a more restrictive district, in which case the side yard shall be not less than 20 feet in width.

10. No side yard is required, except when abutting a residential district, in which case the side yard shall be not less than 20 feet in width.

11. All projects along Meeker Street from 64th Avenue South to Kent-Des Moines Road are subject to KCC 15.09.046 for downtown design review.

12. [Reserved].

13. [Reserved].

14. [Reserved].

15. Design review for mixed use development is required as provided for in KCC 15.09.045(F); see KCC 15.04.200 for mixed use development standards.

16. In the I1 zoning district only, the following dock-high door to building footprint square footage ratios shall apply, and shall be cumulative such that first tier applies to the first 30,000 square feet of larger buildings, the second tier applies to the square footage above 30,000 square feet and below 100,000 square feet, and so on. Square footage refers to the building footprint; each building shall be allotted a number of doors available based on size of building and presence of enhanced options within the project. Enhanced options are described in the industrial design guidelines adopted in KCC 15.09.047. Allotted doors may be reapportioned amongst any building within the project after the total project allotment has been determined. Decimals shall be rounded up.

Building Footprint Square Footage Tier

Possible Building Footprint Square Footage Available

Number of Enhanced Options in Project

Applicable Ratio

Total Doors Available per Tier

1

0 – 30,000 sf

Up to 30,000 sf

Any

1:3,000 sf

Up to 10

2

30,000 sf to 100,000 sf

Up to 70,000 sf

0

1:15,000 sf

Up to 5

1

1:10,000 sf

Up to 7

2 or more

1:7,500 sf

Up to 9

3

100,000 sf to 200,000 sf

Up to 100,000 sf

0 or 1

1:20,000 sf

Up to 5

2

1:15,000 sf

Up to 7

3 or more

1:10,000 sf

Up to 10

4

200,000 sf or more

No cap

0 or 1

1:30,000 sf

No cap

2

1:20,000 sf

3

1:15,000 sf

4 or more

1:10,000 sf

17. [Reserved].

18. [Reserved].

19. No rear yard is required, except when abutting a residential district, in which case the rear yard shall be not less than 20 feet in width.

20. No rear yard is required, except as may be required by other setback provisions of this section.

21. No rear yard is required, except as may be required by transitional conditions.

22. [Reserved].

23. [Reserved].

24. Transitional conditions shall exist when an AG, I1 or I3 district adjoins a residential district containing a density of two dwelling units or more per acre or a proposed residential area indicated on the city comprehensive plan. Such transitional conditions shall not exist where the separation includes an intervening use such as a river, freeway, railway main line, major topographic differential, or other similar conditions, or where the industrial properties face on a limited access surface street on which the housing does not face. When transitional conditions exist as defined in this subsection, a yard of not less than 50 feet shall be provided between the uses.

25. [Reserved].

26. [Reserved].

27. [Reserved].

28. [Reserved].

29. Development abutting the Green River, or Russell Road or Frager Road where such roads follow the river bank, shall be set back from the ordinary high-water mark of the river a minimum of 200 feet. Such setbacks are in accordance with the state Shoreline Management Act of 1971, and shall be no more or less restrictive than the Shoreline Management Act.

30. The economic and community development director shall be authorized to grant one additional story in height, if during development plan review it is found that this additional story would not detract from the continuity of the area. More than one additional story may be granted by the land use and planning board.

31. The downtown design review requirements of KCC 15.09.046 shall apply.

32. No maximum height limit is required, except for parcels located within a downtown commercial enterprise – transitional overlay (DCE-T), where the height limit is 35 feet. See also the downtown design review criteria outlined in KCC 15.09.046.

33. [Reserved].

34. [Reserved].

35. Beyond this height, to a height not greater than either four stories or 60 feet, there shall be added one additional foot of yard for each one foot of additional building height. The economic and community development director shall be authorized to approve one additional story, provided such height does not detract from the continuity of the area, and may impose such conditions as may be necessary to reduce any incompatibility with surrounding uses. Any additional height increase may be granted by the land use and planning board.

36. [Reserved].

37. [Reserved].

38. [Reserved].

39. Outdoor storage areas are prohibited.

40. Outdoor storage areas shall be fenced for security and public safety by a sight-obscuring fence unless it is determined through the development plan review that a sight-obscuring fence is not necessary.

41. Any unfenced outdoor storage areas shall be paved with asphaltic concrete, cement, or equivalent material to be approved by the city engineer.

42. [Reserved].

43. Outside storage or operations yards in the I1, I2 and I3 districts shall be permitted only as accessory uses. Such uses are incidental and subordinate to the principal use of the property or structure. Outdoor storage is limited to 15 percent of the total site area in the I1 district, 30 percent of the total site area in the I2 district, and 50 percent of the total site area in the I3 district.

44. Outside storage or operations yards shall be confined to the area to the rear of a line which is an extension of the front wall of the principal building, and shall be reasonably screened from view from any street by appropriate walls, fencing, earth mounds, or landscaping.

45. Outside storage or operations areas shall be fenced for security and public safety at the property line.

46. Wherever feasible, drive-up/drive-through facilities shall be accessed from the rear of a site and run along an interior lot line or building elevation. Landscaping, sufficient to soften the visual impact of vehicle stacking areas, may be required.

47. Truck courts and loading areas must be located in such a manner that no loading, unloading, or maneuvering of trucks associated therewith takes place on public rights-of-way.

48. Earth berms and landscaping shall be provided along street frontages as necessary to screen dock-high loading areas from public rights-of-way. Berms shall be a minimum of 36 inches and a maximum of 42 inches in height. Landscaping located on the berm shall conform to Type III landscaping as described in KCC 15.07.050.

49. [Reserved].

50. Development plan approval is required as provided in KCC 15.09.010.

51. [Reserved].

52. Where building walls face adjacent streets and are unfenestrated for more than 40 feet at any point along the facade, additional landscaping shall be required to reduce visual impacts. In such circumstances, Type II landscaping, as defined in KCC 15.07.050, shall be required; provided, that evergreen trees shall be at least 10 feet in height and deciduous trees shall be a minimum of two-inch caliper at the time of planting.

53. [Reserved].

54. Multitenant buildings shall be permitted.

55. All required yards, parking areas, storage areas, operations yards, and other open uses on the site shall be maintained in a neat and orderly manner appropriate for the district at all times. The economic and community development director shall be authorized to reasonably pursue the enforcement of this subsection where a