Chapter 18.44
TOURIST COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

Sections:

18.44.010    Purpose.

18.44.020    Permitted uses.

18.44.030    Uses requiring conditional use permits.

18.44.040    Yard requirements.

18.44.050    Building height.

18.44.060    Lot coverage.

18.44.010 Purpose.

The tourist commercial district classification is intended to be applied to areas suitable and desirable for motels, restaurants, service stations and similar uses to accommodate auto-oriented patrons. [Ord. 1511 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1421 § 1 (Att. A), 2012; Ord. 754 § 4, 1984; Ord. 551 § 22.100, 1976; Ord. 531 § 1, 1973.]

18.44.020 Permitted uses.

Those uses not listed as permitted or allowed by a conditional use permit are prohibited; provided, that if a proposed use is not specifically listed, the city administrator and/or his/her designee shall determine if the proposed use is similar to one that is already enumerated in the listed permitted uses and may therefore be allowed, subject to the requirements associated with that use and all other applicable provisions of the Leavenworth Municipal Code. In the tourist commercial district the following uses and their accessory uses are permitted outright:

A. Motels and/or hotels;

B. Bakery;

C. Battery exchange stations and rapid charging stations (also known as level 3 charging and fast charging);

D. Bus or taxicab stop;

E. Business, technical or trade school;

F. Condominium;

G. Copy and/or printing establishment;

H. Apartments/multifamily dwelling unit;

I. Government structure or use of land;

J. Eating and drinking establishment;

K. Exercise facilities;

L. Family entertainment enterprise;

M. Barbershop or beauty shop;

N. Pharmacy/drug store;

O. Retail food/grocery store;

P. Indoor sports arenas, auditoriums, and exhibition halls;

Q. Incidental and accessory structures and uses on the same site with, and necessary for, the operation of a permitted use;

R. Professional office;

S. Banks;

T. Retail sale, rental or repair of nonmotorized recreational equipment;

U. Retail sales and services establishment;

V. Theater;

W. Adult family home. See RCW 70.128.010 for definition. [Ord. 1511 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1421 § 1 (Att. A), 2012; Ord. 1398 § 1 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 1268 (Exh. D), 2006; Ord. 1053 § 1, 1997; Ord. 877 § 1, 1991; Ord. 839 § 4, 1989; Ord. 807 § 7, 1987; Ord. 754 § 4, 1984; Ord. 551 § 22.110, 1976; Ord. 531 § 1, 1973.]

18.44.030 Uses requiring conditional use permits.

Those uses not listed as permitted or allowed by a conditional use permit are prohibited; provided, that if a proposed use is not specifically listed, the city administrator and/or his/her designee shall determine if the proposed use is similar to one that is already enumerated in the listed conditional uses and may therefore be allowed, subject to the requirements associated with that use and all other applicable provisions of the Leavenworth Municipal Code. In a tourist commercial district, the following uses and their accessory uses are permitted when authorized in accordance with Chapter 18.52 LMC:

A. Coffee roasting operations;

B. Clinic;

C. Commercial amusement enterprise;

D. Commercial entertainment enterprise;

E. Day care center;

F. Food bank;

G. Incidental and accessory structures and uses located at the same site with and necessary for the operation of a conditional use;

H. Manufacturing, assembling, fabricating, processing, packing, repairing or storage of goods which have not been declared a nuisance by statute or city of Leavenworth resolution, and provided these uses shall not cause:

1. Unreasonable dissemination of dust, smoke, visible gases or noxious gases, fumes, noise, vibration, or odor beyond the boundaries of the site on which the use is conducted,

2. Hazard to fire, explosion, or other physical damage to adjacent structures or vegetation;

I. Micro brewery, distillery, or winery;

J. Parking facilities, including structures and lots;

K. Pet care centers;

L. Private clubs and lodges;

M. Public parks, including swimming pools;

N. Public and private libraries, art galleries, and museums;

O. Public buildings, utilities, service structures or installations and grounds;

P. Recreational vehicle parks;

Q. Wireless telecommunications facilities (WTF), in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 18.74 LMC. [Ord. 1541 § 1 (Att. A), 2017; Ord. 1511 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1421 § 1 (Att. A), 2012; Ord. 1205 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1053 § 2, 1997; Ord. 840 § 2, 1989; Ord. 754 § 4, 1984; Ord. 644 § 1, 1979; Ord. 551 § 22.120, 1976; Ord. 531 § 1, 1973.]

18.44.040 Yard requirements.

A. Front Yard. There shall be a front yard of not less than 25 feet.

B. Side Yard. There shall be a side yard of not less than 10 feet.

C. Rear Yard. There shall be a rear yard of not less than 10 feet, except that yard area shall be increased to 20 feet when abutting, touching or adjoining any residential or recreational zoning district. [Ord. 1511 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1421 § 1 (Att. A), 2012; Ord. 1086 § 3, 1998; Ord. 754 § 4, 1984; Ord. 720 § 4, 1983; Ord. 551 § 22.130, 1976; Ord. 531 § 1, 1973.]

18.44.050 Building height.

In a tourist commercial district, no structure shall exceed a height of 35 feet. [Ord. 1511 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1421 § 1 (Att. A), 2012; Ord. 1246 § 2, 2005; Ord. 754 § 4, 1984; Ord. 551 § 22.140, 1976; Ord. 531 § 1, 1973.]

18.44.060 Lot coverage.

In a tourist commercial district, buildings shall not occupy more than 50 percent of the lot area. [Ord. 1511 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1421 § 1 (Att. A), 2012; Ord. 754 § 4, 1984; Ord. 551 § 22.150, 1976; Ord. 531 § 1, 1973.]