Chapter 21.40
USE ZONES AND ZONING MAP

Sections:

21.40.100    Use zones established.

21.40.200    Adopting map of use zone boundaries.

21.40.300    Determining boundaries generally.

21.40.400    Boundaries following street centerlines.

21.40.500    Boundaries parallel to street centerlines.

21.40.600    Boundaries following lot or tract lines.

21.40.700    Boundaries dividing tracts.

21.40.800    Vacated streets, alleys.

21.40.900    Order of restrictiveness.

21.40.100 Use zones established.

For the purpose of this title, the city is divided into use zones as provided hereafter:

Essential Uses

Symbols

Description

A. Single-Family Residential Zones.

Single-Family Residences

RS-8

Residential 8400 Sq. Ft.

RS-7

Residential 7200 Sq. Ft.

RS-4

Residential 4000 Sq. Ft.

B. Multiple-Family Zones.

Multiple-Family Residences

RML

Multiple Residential Low-Density

RMM

Multiple Residential Medium-Density

RMH

Multiple Residential High-Density

C. Commercial Zones.

Retail, Offices and Services

NC

Neighborhood Commercial

 

PCD

Planned Commercial Development

 

ACC

Alderwood-City Center Transition Area

 

CC-W

City Center – West

 

CC-N

City Center – North

 

CC-C

City Center – Core

 

CG

General Commercial

 

PRC

Planned Regional Shopping Center

 

HMU

Highway 99 Mixed Use

 

CR

Commercial Residential

 

CDM

College District Mixed Use

D. Industrial Zones.

Employment Uses

BTP

Business/Technical Park

LI

Light Industrial

E. Public and Institutional Zones.

Institutional Uses

P-1

Public

(Ord. 3258 § 3, 2017; Ord. 3077 § 4, 2014; Ord. 3010 § 3, 2013; Ord. 2977 § 2 (Exh. B), 2013; Ord. 2911 § 1, 2011; Ord. 2586 § 1, 2005; Ord. 2554 § 12, 2005; Ord. 2547 § 1, 2005; Ord. 2441 § 11, 2003; Ord. 2317 § 7, 2000; Ord. 2020 § 16, 1994; Ord. 1881 § 2, 1992; Ord. 1722 § 1, 1989; Ord. 1465 § 3, 1985; Ord. 1247 § 8, 1982; Ord. 1188 § 1, 1981; Ord. 1036 § 4, 1979; Ord. 953 § 3, 1978; Ord. 190 Art. V. § 5.1, 1964)

21.40.200 Adopting map of use zone boundaries.

The boundaries of such use zones as shall be established shall be shown on a map, entitled “City of Lynnwood Official Zoning Map,” on file in the office of the city clerk, which map, with all explanatory matter thereon, shall be deemed to accompany, and is by this reference incorporated herein as though fully set forth and herein made a part of this title. (Ord. 2586 § 1, 2005; Ord. 2441 § 11, 2003; Ord. 2020 § 16, 1994; Ord. 190 Art. V § 5.2, 1964)

21.40.300 Determining boundaries generally.

Where uncertainty exists with respect to the boundaries of any of the aforesaid zones as shown on the zoning map, the provisions of LMC 21.40.400 through 21.40.800 shall apply. (Ord. 2020 § 16, 1994; Ord. 190 Art. VI, 1964)

21.40.400 Boundaries following street centerlines.

Where zone boundaries are indicated as approximately following the centerlines of streets, alleys or highways, the actual centerline shall be construed to be the boundary. (Ord. 2020 § 16, 1994; Ord. 190 Art. VI § 6.1, 1964)

21.40.500 Boundaries parallel to street centerlines.

Where zone boundaries are indicated as running approximately parallel to the centerline of a street, the boundary line shall be construed to be parallel to the centerline of the street. (Ord. 2020 § 16, 1994; Ord. 190 Art. VI § 6.2, 1964)

21.40.600 Boundaries following lot or tract lines.

Where zone boundaries are indicated on such maps as approximately following the lot or tract lines, the actual lot or tract lines shall be construed to be the boundary of such use zone. (Ord. 2020 § 16, 1994; Ord. 190 Art. VI § 6.3, 1964)

21.40.700 Boundaries dividing tracts.

Where a zone boundary on such sectional maps divides a tract in unsubdivided property, the location of such use zone boundary, unless the same is indicated by dimensions thereon, shall be determined by use of the scale appearing on such sectional area zone map. (Ord. 2020 § 16, 1994; Ord. 190 Art. VI § 6.4, 1964)

21.40.800 Vacated streets, alleys.

Where a public street or alley is officially vacated or abandoned, the regulations applicable to the abutting property to which the vacated portion shall revert shall apply to such vacated or abandoned street or alley. (Ord. 2020 § 16, 1994; Ord. 190 Art. VI § 6.5, 1964)

21.40.900 Order of restrictiveness.

The city of Lynnwood is divided into 20 use zones which shall be known, in the order of restrictiveness, beginning with the most restrictive, as:

RS-8

Residential 8400 Sq. Ft.

RS-7

Residential 7200 Sq. Ft.

RS-4

Residential 4000 Sq. Ft.

P-1

Public

RML

Multiple Residential Low-Density

RMM

Multiple Residential Medium-Density

RMH

Multiple Residential High-Density

NC

Neighborhood Commercial

PCD

Planned Commercial Development

CDM

College District Mixed Use

ACC

Alderwood-City Center Transition Area

HMU

Highway 99 Mixed Use

CR

Commercial Residential

CC-W

City Center – West

CC-N

City Center – North

CC-C

City Center – Core

CG

General Commercial

PRC

Planned Regional Shopping Center

BTP

Business/Technical Park

LI

Light Industrial

(Ord. 3258 § 4, 2017; Ord. 3077 § 4, 2014; Ord. 3010 § 4, 2013; Ord. 2977 § 2 (Exh. B), 2013; Ord. 2911 § 1, 2011; Ord. 2586 § 1, 2005; Ord. 2554 § 13, 2005; Ord. 2547 § 2, 2005; Ord. 2441 § 11, 2003; Ord. 2317 § 8, 2000; Ord. 2020 § 16, 1994; Ord. 1881

§ 3, 1992; Ord. 1465 § 3, 1985; Ord. 1247 § 9, 1982; Ord. 1188 § 2, 1981; Ord. 953 § 4, 1978; Ord. 190 Art. IX § 9.1, 1964)