Chapter 15.04
DISTRICT REGULATIONS Amended Ord. 4329

Sections:

15.04.010    Interpretation of land use tables.

15.04.020    Residential land uses.

15.04.030    Residential land use development conditions.

15.04.040    Manufacturing land uses.

15.04.050    Manufacturing land use development conditions.

15.04.060    Transportation, public, and utilities land uses.

15.04.065    Transportation, public, and utilities land use development conditions.

15.04.070    Wholesale and retail land uses.

15.04.080    Wholesale and retail land use development conditions.

15.04.090    Service land uses.

15.04.100    Service land use development conditions.

15.04.110    Cultural, entertainment, and recreation land uses.

15.04.120    Cultural, entertainment, and recreation land use development conditions.

15.04.130    Resource land uses.

15.04.140    Resource land use development conditions.

15.04.150    Special use combining district, SU.

15.04.160    Development standards.

15.04.170    Agricultural and residential zone development standards. Amended Ord. 4329

15.04.180    Agricultural and residential land use development standard conditions.

15.04.190    Commercial and industrial zone development standards.

15.04.195    Commercial and industrial land use development standard conditions.

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.

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. 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.

F. 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.

G. 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.

H. 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.

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

J. 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)

15.04.020 Residential land uses.

 

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory 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-1

CM-2

GC

M1

M1-C

M2

M3

One single-family dwelling per lot

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

 

A

(1)

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

(4) C

(5)

P

P

P

P

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

 

Multifamily dwellings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(26)

P

(26)

P

P

P

 

 

P

(2)

P

(4)

C

(5)

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-A

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

C

P

P

P

P

C

 

 

 

 

Group homes class I-B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

C

P

P

C

C

C

 

 

 

 

Group homes class II-A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

 

 

 

Group homes class II-B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

 

 

 

Group homes class II-C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

 

 

 

Group homes class III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(23)

C

(23)

C

(23)

C

(23)

C

(23)

C

(23)

C

(23)

C

(23)

C

(23)

C

(23)

 

 

 

 

Secure community transition facilities23. 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

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)

 

 

 

 

Rooming and boarding of not more than three

persons

 

 

 

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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)

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)

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)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drive-in churches

 

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

Emergency housing; emergency shelter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(31)

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

Independent senior living facilities

 

 

 

C

C

C

C

C

 

 

P

(29)

P

(29)

P

(29)

 

 

P

(2)

C

(3)

P

(4)

C

(5)

P

P

P

P

C

C

P

(2)

C

(3)

 

 

 

 

Assisted living facilities

 

 

 

C

C

C

C

C

 

 

P

(29)

P

(29)

P

(29)

 

 

P

(2)

C

(3)

P

(4)

C

(5)

P

P

P

P

C

C

P

(2)

C

(3)

 

 

 

 

Residential facilities with health care

 

 

 

C

C

C

C

C

 

 

P

(29)

P

(29)

P

(29)

 

 

P

(2)

C

(3)

P

(4)

C

(5)

P

P

P

P

C

C

P

(2)

C

(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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(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)

15.04.030 Residential land use development conditions.

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 conditional use permit and are subject to the following conditions:

a. Must be located within a 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 not located 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 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 line of sight. During the conditional use permit process for a secure community transition facility, 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 is an allowed conditional use in the MR-D zone only in conjunction with an approved conditional use permit, and subject to the following additional conditions:

a. The emergency housing facility must be located on the same lot as an actively operating church or similar religious institution, and the lot must be a minimum of two acres in size;

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

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

d. The church or similar religious institution on the same lot as the emergency housing facility shall be primarily liable 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; and

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

(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)

15.04.040 Manufacturing land uses.

 

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory 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-1

CM-2

GC

M1

M1-C

M2

M3

Manufacturing, processing, blending, and packaging of food and beverage products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

(23)

P

(23)

 

P

(23)

P

(23)

P

(23)

P

(23) C

(1)

Manufacturing, processing, blending, and packaging of drugs, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, and cosmetics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

C

(1)

Manufacturing, processing, blending, and packaging of dairy products and byproducts

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

C

(1)

Industrial laundry and dyeing (including linen supply and diaper services)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

 

P

P

P

(29)

C

(30)

 

Printing, publishing, and allied industries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(21)

P

(2)

 

 

 

P

P

 

C

P

P

P

P

C

(1)

Chemicals and related products mfg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(4)

C

(4)

C

(4)

C

(1)

Contractor shops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(5)

P

(5)

(3)

 

 

 

C

P

C

(1)

Custom arts and crafts products mfg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

C

(1)

Computers, office machines, and equipment mfg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

P

(3)

P

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing and assembly of electrical equipment, appliances, lighting, radio, TV communications, equipment, and components

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

P

(3)

P

(3)

 

P

P

P

P

C

(1)

Fabricated metal products mfg.; custom sheet metal mfg., containers, hand tools, heating equipment, screw products, extrusion, coating, and plating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

C

(1)

Manufacturing and assembly of electronic and electrical devices, and automotive, aerospace, missile, airframe, and similar products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

P

(3)

P

(3)

 

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

P

(25)

C

(1)

Hazardous substance land uses

A

(7)

A

(7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

(8)

A

(8)

A

(8)

A

(8)

A

(7)

 

 

A

(7)

A

(7)

A

(7)

A

(12)

A

(12)

A

(12)

A

(14)

C

(15)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

A

A

A

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

Warehousing and distribution facilities

 

P

(22)

C

(31)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(16)

P

(16)

 

P

(16)

(34)

P

(16)

(34)

P

(16)

P

(24) C

(1)

Rail-truck transfer uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(13)

 

 

C

(17)

C

(17)

P

(18)

P

(11)

C

(1)

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

P

A

A

A

C

A

P

C

(1)

Miniwarehouses self‑storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(19)

 

 

 

 

 

P

(19)

P

(19)

P

(19)

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing of soaps, detergents, and other basic cleaning and cleansing preparations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

P

C

(1)

Manufacturing of plastics and synthetic resins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

P

C

(1)

Manufacturing of synthetic and natural fiber and cloth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

P

C

(1)

Manufacturing of plywood, composition wallboard, and similar structural wood products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

P

C

(1)

Manufacturing of nonmetallic mineral products such as abrasives, asbestos, chalk, pumice, and putty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

P

C

(1)

Manufacturing of heat-resisting or structural clay products (brick, tile, or pipe) or porcelain products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

P

C

(1)

Manufacturing of machinery and heavy machine tool equipment for general industry and mining, agricultural, construction, or service industries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

P

C

(1)

Manufacturing, processing, assembling, and packaging of articles, products, or merchandise made from previously prepared natural or synthetic materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(20)

(26)

(28)

P

(20)

(26)

(28)

P

(20)

(26)

(28)

P

C

(1)

Manufacturing, processing, treating, assembling, and packaging of articles, products, or merchandise from previously prepared ferrous, nonferrous, or alloyed metals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(20)

(26)

P

(20)

(26)

P

(20)

(26)

P

(26) C

(1)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(2)

(33)

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

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

(9)

A

(6)

A

(6)

A

(6)

A

(6)

Impound lots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

C

(1)

(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, 4-2-191)

15.04.050 Manufacturing land use development conditions.

1. The following uses require a conditional use permit:

a. Manufacture of such types of basic materials as follows:

i. Gum and wood chemicals and fertilizers, and basic industrial organic and inorganic chemicals or products such as alkalis and chlorine, industrial and liquid petroleum, gases, cellophane, coal tar products, dyes and dye products, impregnated products, tanning compounds, and glue and gelatin.

ii. Hydraulic cement, concrete, gypsum, lime, carbon, carbon black, graphite, coke, glass, and similar products.

b. Manufacture of products such as the following:

i. Ammunition, explosives, fireworks, matches, photographic film, missile propellants, and similar combustibles.

ii. Rubber from natural, synthetic, or reclaimed materials.

iii. Paving and roofing materials or other products from petroleum derivatives.

c. Refining of materials such as petroleum and petroleum products, metals and metal ores, sugar, and fats and oils.

d. Distilling of materials such as bone, coal, coal tar, coke, wood, and other similar distillates.

e. Heavy metal processes, such as ore reduction or smelting, including blast furnaces, and including drop forging, drop hammering, boiler plate works, and similar heavy metal operations:

i. Asphalt batching plants.

ii. Concrete mixing and batching plants, including ready-mix concrete facilities.

iii. Rock crushing plants and aggregate dryers.

iv. Sandblasting plants.

f. Animal and food processing, including the following and similar operations:

i. Tanning, dressing, and finishing of hides, skins, and furs.

ii. Meat and seafood products, curing, canning, rendering, and slaughtering.

iii. Nitrating of cotton and other materials.

iv. Rendering of animal grease or tallow, fish oil, and similar materials.

v. Slaughtering, stockyard, feedlot, dairy, and similar operations.

vi. Pickling and brine curing processes.

vii. Wholesale produce markets.

g. Salvage, wrecking, and disposal activities, including the following and similar operations:

i. Automobile and building wrecking and salvage.

ii. Salvage of industrial waste materials such as metal, paper, glass, rags, and similar materials.

iii. Sewage disposal and treatment plants.

iv. Dump and sump operations for such uses as rubbish, garbage, trash, and other liquid and solid wastes.

h. Storage of the following kinds of goods:

i. Bulk storage of oil, gas, petroleum, butane, propane, liquid petroleum gas, and similar products, and bulk stations and plants.

ii. Used building materials, mover’s equipment, relocated buildings, impounded vehicles, and similar materials.

iii. Explosives or fireworks, except where incidental to a principally permitted use.

iv. Fertilizer or manure.

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, such as those listed in subsection (1) of this section, 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. Conditional use for manufacturing of paint, but manufacturing of paint is permitted outright in the M3 zone.

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. 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 are not permitted in this district. Fuel farm facilities are not allowed in AG or A-10 zones.

8. For permitted uses, 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 and which do not accumulate more than 5,000 pounds of hazardous substances or wastes or any combination thereof at any one time on the site, subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.050, except offsite hazardous waste treatment or storage facilities, which are not permitted in this district.

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

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

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

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. Conditional use permit required for trucking terminals and rail-truck transfer uses.

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. Warehousing and distribution facilities and the storage of goods or products, except for those goods or products specifically described as permitted to be stored only as conditional uses in the M3 district.

17. Conditional use for car loading and distribution facilities, and rail-truck transfer uses.

18. Warehousing and distribution facilities and the storage of goods or products, including rail-truck transfer uses.

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. Prohibited are those manufacturing activities having potentially deleterious operational characteristics, such as initial processing of raw materials (forging, smelting, refining, and forming).

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. Excluding slaughtering, rendering, curing, or canning of meat or seafood products.

24. Except for those goods or products specifically described as permitted to be stored as conditional uses.

25. Excluding explosive fuels and propellants.

26. Excluding predominantly drop forge and drop hammer operations.

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. Excluding paint boiling processes.

29. Limited to 25 percent of gross floor area. Reference KCC 15.04.080(5).

30. Retail or services uses which exceed the 25 percent limit on an individual or cumulative basis shall be subject to review individually through the conditional use permit process. A conditional use permit shall be required on an individual tenant or business basis and shall be granted only when it is demonstrated that the operating characteristics of the use will not adversely impact onsite or offsite conditions on either an individual or cumulative basis.

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. New buildings and additions to buildings (vested after April 2, 2019) are limited to no more than one dock-high loading door per 40,000 square feet of gross floor area; however, for buildings less than 40,000 square feet, one dock-high loading door is permitted. The footprint area of new buildings is limited to 125,000 square feet.

(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, 4-2-192; Ord. No. 4325, § 4, 6-4-19)

15.04.060 Transportation, public, and utilities land uses.

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory 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-1

CM-2

GC

M1

M1-C

M2

M3

Commercial parking lots or structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

C

C

C

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

C

(11)

C

(11)

P

(6)

(11)

Transit operations and maintenance facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

Railway and bus depots, taxi stands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

C

C

C

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

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

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

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)

P

(1)

(3)

P

(1)

(3)

Wireless telecommunications facility (WTF) by conditional use permit

C

(5)

(3)

C

(5)

(3)

C

(8)

C

(8)

C

(8)

C

(8)

C

(8)

C

(8)

C

(8)

C

(8)

C

(5)

(3)

C

(5)

(3)

C

(5)

(3)

C

(8)

 

C

(5)

(3)

 

 

C

(4)

(3)

C

(4)

(3)

C

(4)

(3)

C

(4)

(3)

C

(4)

(3)

C

(4)

(3)

C

(4)

(3)

C

(4)

(3)

C

(4)

(3)

C

(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)

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

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)

15.04.065 Transportation, public, and utilities land use development conditions.

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 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 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)

15.04.070 Wholesale and retail land uses.

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory 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-1

CM-2

GC

M1

M1-C

M2

M3

Bakeries and confectioneries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

Wholesale bakery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

 

Bulk retail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(26)

 

P

(26)

P

P

P

P

(1)

P

(1)

 

 

Recycling centers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

P

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

Hardware, paint, tile, and wallpaper (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

Farm equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

 

 

 

 

Food and convenience stores (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

S

(12)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(5)

(13)

 

Gasoline service stations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

(6)

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

A

(8)

A

(8)

 

 

Furniture, home furnishing (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

Eating and drinking establishments (no drive-through)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

(5)

 

Eating and drinking establishments (with drive-through)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S

(6)

(20)

 

C

(7)

(20)

 

 

 

P

 

S

(6)

(20)

P

(20)

P

(20)

 

 

Eating facilities for employees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

 

 

 

A

A

A

A

Planned development retail sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(22)

P

(20)

 

P

(20)

P

(24)

 

P

(24)

 

P

(20)

P

(20)

 

 

 

 

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

A

(8)

A

(8)

 

 

Liquor store

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

(11)

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

 

Nurseries, greenhouses, garden supplies, tools, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

 

Pet shops (retail and grooming)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

P

 

P

P

 

 

 

 

Computers and electronics (retail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

P

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

Hotels and motels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(11)

P

P

P

(25)

P

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(19)

P

(19)

A

(19)

A

(19)

A

(19)

A

(19)

P

(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

(16)

A

A

A

A

Agriculturally related retail

 

C

(21)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

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)

15.04.080 Wholesale and retail land use development conditions.

1. Bulk retail uses which provide goods for regional retail and wholesale markets; provided, that each use occupy no less than 43,560 square feet of gross floor area.

2. [Reserved].

3. [Reserved].

4. [Reserved].

5. Uses shall be limited to 25 percent of the gross floor area of any single- or multi-building development. Retail and service uses which exceed the 25 percent limit on an individual or cumulative basis shall be subject to review individually through the conditional use permit process. A conditional use permit shall be required on an individual tenant or business basis and shall be granted only when it is demonstrated that the operating characteristics of the use will not adversely impact onsite or offsite conditions on either an individual or cumulative basis. For example, in the case of a business park with several buildings, 25 percent of the buildings’ combined floor area may be devoted to these retail and service uses. For single building parcels, 25 percent of the floor area of the single building may be devoted to these retail and service uses.

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. Retail uses operated in conjunction with and incidental to permitted uses, provided such uses are housed as a part of the building comprising the basic operations.

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. Retail sales are limited to tires, batteries, and accessories for industrial vehicle and equipment, except in the M1-C zoning district where retail sales of tires, batteries, and accessories are allowed for industrial or personal vehicles and equipment.

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. Bulk retail is permitted only when single-tenant building is over one acre in size.

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.

(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)

15.04.090 Service land uses.

 

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory 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-1

CM-2

GC

M1

M1-C

M2

M3

Finance, insurance, real estate services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(22)

P

P

(1)

(12)

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(22)

P

P

(12)

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

(10)

P

(10)

P

(2)

(10)

 

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

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

P

P

P

P

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(12)

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

 

Building maintenance and pest control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

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

P

A

A

A

A

C

(9)

P

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

 

Auto repair and washing services (including body work)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

(21)

(23)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

(12)

P

P

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(20)

P

 

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

 

Opiate substitution treatment facility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy equipment and truck repair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

 

 

C

(9)

P

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(16)

 

 

P

P

P

(16)

P

(17)

P

(17)

P

(2)

(17)

P

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

 

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)

S

(4)

S

(4)

 

Administrative and professional offices – general

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

(12)

P

P

P

P

C

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

 

Municipal uses and buildings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(13)

P

(13)

 

P

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(13)

P

(2)

(13)

P

(13)

Research, development, and testing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

C

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

(2)

P

(14)

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

(18)

 

A

A

A

A

Boarding kennels and breeding establishments

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

Veterinary clinics and veterinary hospitals

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(8)

 

 

P

(8)

 

P

(8)

 

P

(8)

P

(8)

 

 

 

 

Administrative or executive offices which are part of a predominant industrial operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

P

P

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(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)

15.04.100 Service land use development conditions.

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

2. Uses shall be limited to 25 percent of the gross floor area of any single- or multi-building development. Retail and service uses which exceed the 25 percent limit on an individual or cumulative basis shall be subject to review individually through the conditional use permit process. A conditional use permit shall be required on an individual tenant or business basis and shall be granted only when it is demonstrated that the operating characteristics of the use will not adversely impact onsite or offsite conditions on either an individual or cumulative basis.

3. Opiate substitution treatment facilities are permitted only with a conditional use permit, 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. [Reserved].

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. Those uses that are principally permitted in the M3 zone may be permitted in the M2 zone via a conditional use permit.

10. Personal services uses limited to linen supply and industrial laundry services, diaper services, rug cleaning and repair services, photographic services, beauty and barber services, and fur repair and storage services.

11. [Reserved].

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. Conducted in conjunction with a principally permitted use.

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. Auto repair, including body work, and washing services are permitted only under the following conditions:

a. The property is also used for heavy equipment repair and/or truck repair; and

b. Gasoline service stations that also offer auto repair and washing services are not permitted in the M3, general industrial zoning district.

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

23. Auto repair, including body work, and auto washing services shall be allowed in the general industrial (M3) zoning district as follows:

a. For adaptive reuse of existing site structures, all of the following conditions must apply:

i. The site is not currently served by a rail spur; and

ii. Existing site structures do not have dock high loading bay doors, where the finished floor is generally level with the floor of freight containers; and

iii. All ground-level bay doors of existing structures have a height of less than 14 feet, which would generally impede full access to freight containers; and

iv. Existing site structures have a clear height from finished floor to interior roof trusses of less than 20 feet; and

v. Maximum building area per parcel is not greater than 40,000 square feet.

b. For proposed site development, all of the following conditions must apply:

i. The site is not currently served by a rail spur; and

ii. Based on parcels existing at the time of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section, the maximum parcel size is no greater than 40,000 square feet.

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)

15.04.110 Cultural, entertainment, and recreation land uses.

 

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory 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-1

CM-2

GC

M1

M1-C

M2

M3

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

(3)

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

House-banked card rooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

C

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

P

(1)

P

(1)

P

C

(1)

 

P

(4)

 

 

Historic and monument sites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

 

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

C

 

C

 

P

P

P

(2)

 

P

(2)

 

P

(2)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 

P

P

 

 

 

 

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)

C

P

(7)

C

 

P

(7)

C

C

C

C

C

Employee recreation areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

A

A

Private clubs, fraternal lodges, etc.

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

C

C

C

C

P

(5)

C

C

P

(5)

C

C

C

P

(5)

C

C

C

C

C

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

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)

15.04.120 Cultural, entertainment, and recreation land use development conditions.

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. Principally permitted uses are limited to indoor paintball, health and fitness clubs and facilities, gymnastic schools, and other similar uses deemed compatible with the general character and stated purpose of the district.

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. House-banked card rooms are not allowed in areas designated manufacturing/industrial center (MIC). 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. Business, civic, social, and fraternal associations and service offices are principally permitted uses.

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

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

8. [Reserved].

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)

15.04.130 Resource land uses.

 

 

Zoning Districts

Key

P = Principally Permitted Uses

S = Special Uses

C = Conditional Uses

A = Accessory 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-1

CM-2

GC

M1

M1-C

M2

M3

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

P

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

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

A

A

Roadside stands

A

(3)

A

(2)

A

(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)

15.04.140 Resource land use development conditions.

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.

(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)

15.04.150 Special use combining district, SU.

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.

c. Hazardous wastes: offsite hazardous waste treatment or storage facilities in M1 and M2 districts only, subject to the provisions of KCC 15.08.050.

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)

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. Amended Ord. 4329

 

 

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/
30 ft

2.5 stry/
30 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

2.5 stry/
30 ft

2 stry/ 30 ft

3 stry/ 30 ft

2.5 stry/
30 ft

2 stry/ 30 ft

3 stry/ 30 ft

2.5 stry/
30 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

3 stry/ 40 ft

2.5 stry/
30 ft

2.5 stry/
35 ft

3 stry/ 40 ft

2.5 stry/
30 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)

(31)

(33)

(36)

(33)

(36)

(33)

(36)

(33)

(36)

(33)

(36)

(36)

(36)

 

(28)

(29)

(36)

 

 

(28)

(29)

(36)

 

(36)

(36)

(36)

(36)

(36)

(36)

(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)

15.04.180 Agricultural and residential land use development standard conditions.

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 15.09.046(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