Chapter 18.45


18.45.010    Purpose.

18.45.020    Repealed.

18.45.030    Repealed.

18.45.040    Lot size.

18.45.050    Building height.

18.45.060    Yard requirements – Specifications.

18.45.070    Enclosure requirements.

18.45.080    Screening requirements.

18.45.010 Purpose.

The purpose of the light industrial district is to promote the development of clean, light manufacturing of goods and wares. In addition, the light industrial district can accommodate storage type facilities. [Ord. 1498 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1079 § 2 (Exh. A), 1998.]

18.45.020 Permitted uses – Prohibited uses.

Repealed by Ord. 1627. [Ord. 1585 § 1 (Att. A), 2019; Ord. 1498 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1398 § 1 (Exh. A), 2011; Ord. 1079 § 2 (Exh. A), 1998.]

18.45.030 Uses requiring conditional use permit.

Repealed by Ord. 1627. [Ord. 1498 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1205 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1079 § 2 (Exh. A), 1998.]

18.45.040 Lot size.

There shall be no minimum lot size. However, a division of land must comply with Chapter 58.17 RCW and LMC Title 17. [Ord. 1498 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1079 § 2 (Exh. A), 1998.]

18.45.050 Building height.

In a light industrial district, no structure shall exceed a height of 50 feet. [Ord. 1498 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1246 § 2, 2005; Ord. 1079 § 2 (Exh. A), 1998.]

18.45.060 Yard requirements – Specifications.

A. Front Yard. There shall be a front yard of not less than 25 feet. For corner lots or through lots there shall be more than one front yard.

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

C. Rear Yard. There shall be a rear yard of not less than 10 feet.

D. When any side or rear yard is abutting, touching, or if located across a street or alley from any residential or recreational zone, the yard area shall be increased to 20 feet.

E. The provisions of LMC 18.36.010 shall also apply to any buildings, structures, storage, screening and/or fencing which occurs in this district. [Ord. 1498 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1079 § 2 (Exh. A), 1998.]

18.45.070 Enclosure requirements.

When any portion of a light industrial activity is located within 300 feet of any residential zone, the light industrial use shall be completely enclosed by a building. Exceptions to the enclosure requirement shall include:

A. Off-street parking for patrons and employees of the light industrial use;

B. Off-street loading, provided no off-street loading shall occur from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.;

C. Storage of materials necessary to the activity. [Ord. 1498 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1079 § 2 (Exh. A), 1998.]

18.45.080 Screening requirements.

All light industrial uses shall meet the following screening requirements when abutting, touching, or if located across a street or alley from any residential, commercial or recreational zone:

A. There shall be installed and maintained in good condition a solid six-foot fence on those property lines which actually abut, touch or are located across a street or alley;

B. In lieu of a fence, a view-obscuring six-foot- tall evergreen hedge that is as effective as a solid fence may be used;

C. No material shall be stacked so as to be visible above the fence;

D. All material and equipment associated with the use shall be stored within the fenced area; and

E. Lighting shall be in conformance with Chapter 14.28 LMC, Lighting Standards. [Ord. 1498 § 1 (Att. A), 2015; Ord. 1268 (Exh. C), 2005; Ord. 1079 § 2 (Exh. A), 1998.]