RURAL ZONES

Chapter 17.42
RURAL AREA ZONING SUMMARY

Sections:

17.42.010    Purpose.

17.42.015    Conflicts.

17.42.020    Land use summary.

17.42.010 Purpose.

Rural lands are divided into a number of zoning districts. The uses permitted in each of the zoning districts are set forth on a zoning chart that is intended to identify uses and limitations. [Ord. 1292 §8, 2018; Ord. 1283 §9, 2017; Ord. 1269 §29, 2016; Ord. 1197 §4, 2007; Ord. 1179, 2002]

17.42.015 Conflicts.

Where conflicts between the text and the zoning summary chart exist, the chart shall prevail. [Ord. 1292 §8, 2018; Ord. 1283 §9, 2017; Ord. 1269 §29, 2016; Ord. 1197 §4, 2007; Ord. 1179, 2002]

17.42.020 Land use summary.

See Table 1 of this section.

 

Table 1: Land Use Summary 

USE TYPE

RURAL (RDD)

LAMIRD

RECREATIONAL

SECTION

RESIDENTIAL

RDD-5

RDD-10

RDD-20

STMU

STR

STI

CC

FC

RRC/SR

RAI

Park

TSA

Reference

A

Single-family residential

P

P

P

P

P

X

P

(on existing lots)

X

(except caretaker)

P

X

X

X

 

B

Accessory dwelling unit

P

P

P

P

P

X

P

(associated with existing residential uses)

X

P

X

X

X

 

C

Duplex

P

(10-acre minimum lot size)

P

(20-acre minimum lot size)

P

(40-acre minimum lot size)

P

P

X

P

(on existing lots)

X

X

X

X

X

 

D

Multifamily housing

X

X

X

A1

X

X

X

X

A1

X

X

X

17.142.150

PUBLIC/SEMI-PUBLIC

RDD-5

RDD-10

RDD-20

STMU

STR

STI

CC

FC

RRC/SR

RAI

Park

TSA

Reference

A

Cemeteries

P

P

P

P

P

X

P

P

P

X

X

X

 

B

Schools

P

P

P

P

P

X

P

P

P

X

X

X

 

C

Religious buildings, community centers, grange halls, and similar structures for public assembly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.142.180

 

-Up to 6,000 sq.ft.

P

P

P

P

P

X

P

P

P

X

X

X

17.142.180

 

-Up to 10,000 sq.ft.

A

A

A

P

P

X

P

P

P

X

X

X

17.142.180

D

Assisted living facilities, convalescent homes, retirement facilities and similar uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Up to 6 persons, when the individuals are covered under Washington State fair housing legislation

P

P

P

P

P

X

P

(on existing lots)

X

P

X

X

X

 

 

-Up to 6 persons, when the individuals are not covered under Washington State fair housing legislation

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

X

X

 

 

-7 or more persons

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

X

X

 

E

Public facilities2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Rural governmental services

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

17.142.160

 

-Essential public facilities, local

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

17.142.160

 

-Essential public facilities, major

Amend CP

17.142.160

F

Tourist/rest stops

A

A

A

A

X

X

X

A

A

X

A

A

 

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

RDD-5

RDD-10

RDD-20

STMU

STR

STI

CC

FC

RRC/SR

RAI

Park

TSA

Reference

A

Home-based business (cottage industries)

P/A/SUP3

P/A/SUP3

P/A/SUP3

P/A/SUP3

P/A/SUP3

P/A/SUP3

P/A/SUP3

P/A/SUP3

P/A/SUP3

P/A/SUP3

P/A/SUP3

P/A/SUP3

17.142.110, 17.142.120

B

Isolated small business

A/SUP3

A/SUP3

A/SUP3

Not applicable in LAMIRDs

X

X

17.142.120

C

Standalone retail, sales, or professional services

Use isolated small business process

P/SUP4

X

P - related to industrial or resource use

P

P

X

P - related to industrial or resource use

X

X

 

D

Recreation service retail (boat shop, boat and tackle shop, camping supplies, limited grocery and sundries, including storage)

A

A

A

P/SUP4

X

X

P

P

P/SUP4

X

P

P

 

E

Restaurant

SUP

SUP

SUP

P

X

X

P

P

SUP

X

P

P

 

F

Convenience grocery or fuels

P

P

P

P/SUP4

X

P

P

P

X

P

P

P

 

G

Clustered tourist uses

A

A

A

A/SUP4

X

X

X

A

X

X

X

X

17.142.090

H

Event center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Up to 5,000 square feet

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

 

 

-Up to 10,000 square feet

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

 

I

New regional auctioneering facility and supporting uses

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

X

SUP

X

SUP

X

SUP

X

X

17.142.050

J

Manufacturing, assembly, and process of goods

Use isolated small business process

SUP

X

P/SUP4

X

SUP

X

P (based on standards in 17.75)

X

X

 

K

Storage, transportation and handling of goods

Use isolated small business process

SUP

X

P/SUP4

X

SUP

X

P (based on standards in 17.75)

X

X

 

L

Mini-storage

Use isolated small business process

A

X

X

A

A

X

A

X

X

 

M

Marijuana production, processing and retail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Marijuana retailers

X

X

X

SUP

X

X

SUP

SUP

X

X

X

X

17.142.140

 

-Type 1 marijuana processing

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

X

SUP

X

X

X

SUP

X

X

17.142.130

 

-Type 2 marijuana processing

X

X

X

X

X

SUP

X

X

X

X

X

X

17.142.130

 

-Marijuana production

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

X

SUP

X

X

X

SUP

X

X

17.142.130

N

On-site treatment/storage of hazardous waste

P - ac.

P - ac.

P - ac.

P - ac.

P - ac.

P - ac.

P - ac.

P - ac.

P - ac.

P - ac.

P - ac.

P - ac.

 

O

Animal kennels, shelters, boarding, grooming and hospitals

P

P

P

A

X

P

P/A5

P

X

X

X

X

 

LODGING/ACCOMODATIONS

RDD-5

RDD-10

RDD-20

STMU

STR

STI

CC

FC

RRC/SR

RAI

Park

TSA

Reference

A

Bed and breakfast

P

P

P

P

P

X

P

P

P

X

P

P

17.142.070

B

RV parks and campgrounds

SUP

SUP

SUP

P

X

X

P

P

SUP

X

P

P

16.14

C

Transient accommodations (other than bed and breakfasts)

SUP

SUP

X

P

X

X

X

P

SUP

X

P

P

17.142.210

D

Master planned resorts

MPR

MPR

MPR

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

MPR

MPR

 

RECREATION/PARKS

RDD-5

RDD-10

RDD-20

STMU

STR

STI

CC

FC

RRC/SR

RAI

Park

TSA

Reference

A

Local recreational facilities

P

P

P

P

P

X

X

X

P

X

P

P

 

B

Regional recreational facilities

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

X

X

SUP

X

P

P

17.142.190

SHORELINE

RDD-5

RDD-10

RDD-20

STMU

STR

STI

CC

FC

RRC/SR

RAI

Park

TSA

Reference

A

Shoreline uses

Regulated under the Shoreline Master Program (SMP)

 

AVIATION

RDD-5

RDD-10

RDD-20

STMU

STR

STI

CC

FC

RRC/SR

RAI

Park

TSA

Reference

A

Aviation facilities

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

(existing public airports permitted to expand)

X

X

X

X

X

X

(existing public airports permitted to expand)

X

X

17.142.060

RESOURCE

RDD-5

RDD-10

RDD-20

STMU

STR

STI

CC

FC

RRC/SR

RAI

Park

TSA

Reference

A

Mineral resource use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Below DNR threshold

P

P

P

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

-New or expansion of existing approved mine area

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

X

X

X

X

X

SUP

X

X

17.142.200

B

Forestry uses listed in LCC 17.30.450(1) and (2)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

C

Forest resource accessory use, mills, log yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Temporary (less than 1 year/ portable)

P

P

P

X

X

P

X

X

X

P

X

P

 

 

-Permanent (fixed installation or more than 1 year)

P/SUP over 20 acres

P/SUP over 20 acres

P/SUP over 20 acres

X

X

P/SUP over 20 acres

X

X

X

P/SUP over 20 acres

X

X

 

D

Agricultural uses listed in LCC 17.30.610 through 17.30.6306

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

X

X

 

E

Standalone food or beverage manufacturing

SUP

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

SUP

X

X

 

F

Storage of agricultural waste (for commercial sale or use outside of the agricultural operation)

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

G

Composting (for commercial sale or use outside of the agricultural operation)

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

H

Application of biosolids7

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

X

SUP

X

SUP

X

SUP

X

SUP

 

I

Confined animal feeding operations

SUP

SUP

SUP

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

LEGEND

RDD-5 = Rural Development District, 1 Unit Per 5 Acres

STMU = Small Town Mixed Use

CC = Crossroads Commercial

RAI = Rural Area Industrial

RDD-10 = Rural Development District, 1 Unit Per 10 Acres

STR = Small Town Residential

FC = Freeway Commercial

Park = Parks

RDD-20 = Rural Development District, 1 Unit Per 20 Acres

STI = Small Town Industrial

RRC/SR = Rural Res. Center/Shoreline Res.

TSA = Tourist Service Area

P = Permitted Use

SUP = Special Use Permit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P - ac. = Permitted as Accessory to a Permitted Use

MPR = Master Planned Resort (county and state planning requirements)

A = Administrative Review

X = Prohibited

1-Allowed where the LAMIRD contains a centralized wastewater treatment facility with adequate capacity.

2-An administrative or special use permit is required for the centralized components of public facilities or services, and not for the provision of the service itself or the linear features of the service, such as individual water lines or roads. For example:

a.    Special permitting is required for new facilities such as a public works road shop, a fire station, a bus facility or a water treatment plant; and

b.    Special permitting is not required for a water line or road (so long as all the other applicable requirements are met), or the operation of a fire or bus service.

3-Uses that exceed a certain size (per LCC 17.142.120) are required to receive an administrative or special use permit.

4-Uses that exceed a certain size (per LCC 17.142.080) are required to receive a special use permit.

5-Animal kennels, shelters, boarding, grooming and hospitals are permitted outright in the majority of crossroads commercial areas. When an application is submitted for the Galvin and Dorn’s Corner crossroads commercial areas, the proposal requires an administrative approval to ensure that notice is provided to nearby landowners.

6-The agricultural uses in LCC 17.30.610 through 17.30.630 are allowed subject to the standards within that section, so long as the uses are not otherwise listed within this matrix and are conducted in accordance with best management practices.

7-The application of biosolids does not apply to bulk biosolids that are applied to a lawn or home garden per the standards in WAC 173-308-250 or bulk biosolids sold or given away in a bag or other container per the standards in WAC 173-308-260.

[Ord. 1292 §8, 2018]