Chapter 18.34


18.34.010    Purpose.

18.34.020    Permitted uses.

18.34.030    Conditional uses.

18.34.040    Building height.

18.34.050    Setbacks.

18.34.060    Land coverage.

18.34.070    Site area.

18.34.080    Retail and storage area.

18.34.090    Off-street parking.

18.34.100    Screening and landscaping.

18.34.110    Signs.

18.34.010 Purpose.

A. Consistent with the legislative intent expressed in this title, it is the purpose of this chapter to permit the establishment of business facilities for a neighborhood which will adhere to the concept, controls and intent noted in this chapter. The neighborhood business zone shall include only facilities designed to serve the everyday needs of the immediate neighborhood and shall not include features designed to attract excessive traffic from beyond that neighborhood.

B. It shall be the obligation of the developer, owner, operator or tenant to prove to the satisfaction of the planning department that the intended or petitioned use, including those not listed in this chapter, will be of a character that does not create a nuisance. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.34.020 Permitted uses.

The following uses are permitted in the BN zone, subject to the off-street parking and landscaping requirements and other general provisions as set forth in this title, except where modified by this chapter:

A. Neighborhood scale businesses involving the retail sales of small merchandise and convenience foods, general household items or services, sale of food or food and alcohol for on-premises consumption, specialty shops, auto service stations limited to two pump islands with two pumps per island, and marijuana retailers licensed by the State of Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board to sell usable marijuana and marijuana-infused products, all as defined in Chapter 18.08 LFPMC; and

B. Small business offices and uses rendering professional and personal services, such as real estate or insurance brokerages, professional offices, medical or dental clinics, day care, and barber or beauty shops; and

C. Public utilities. (Ord. 1169 § 1, 2017; Ord. 1095 § 10, 2015; Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.34.030 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses and associated development standards, if any, for the BN zone are those identified in Chapter 18.54 LFPMC. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.34.040 Building height.

The building height limit in the BN zone shall not exceed 30 feet. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.34.050 Setbacks.

Minimum setback requirements in the BN zone shall be:

A. Front yard, 20 feet;

B. Side yards, 20 feet;

C. Rear yard, 20 feet. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.34.060 Land coverage.

Maximum land coverage by all structures in the BN zone shall be no more than 35 percent of the total lot area. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.34.070 Site area.

The maximum square footage allowed in a single neighborhood business site is 60,000 square feet, not to exceed 200-foot frontage on any public access. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.34.080 Retail and storage area.

Under this chapter, the maximum allowable service, retail sales and display area shall be 4,000 square feet, exclusive of storage and toilet facilities, and the maximum storage and toilet areas shall not exceed 50 percent of the retail sales, display or service area. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.34.090 Off-street parking.

Off-street parking shall be required subject to the regulations of Chapter 18.58 LFPMC. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.34.100 Screening and landscaping.

All sites in the BN zone must have adequate screening and landscaping, subject to regulations of Chapter 18.62 LFPMC. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)

18.34.110 Signs.

Signs are limited to those provided for in Chapter 18.52 LFPMC. (Ord. 773 § 3, 1999)