Chapter 17.18


17.18.005    Purpose.

17.18.010    Principal uses.

17.18.020    Secondary uses.

17.18.030    Conditional uses.

17.18.035    Review requirements.

17.18.040    Maximum floor area for individual nonresidential uses.

17.18.050    Maximum density.

17.18.060    Maximum lot coverage.

17.18.070    Maximum height.

17.18.080    Minimum setbacks.

17.18.090    Streetscape and roadway buffer/cutting preserves.

17.18.100    Project design.

17.18.110    Open space and recreation facilities.

Legislative history: Ords. 86-142, 91-262, 97-406 and 98-445.

17.18.005 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to implement the neighborhood commercial and the multi-family residential land use designation, policies and proposals set out in the comprehensive plan. The intent of the neighborhood business (NB) district is to provide compact pedestrian-oriented retail and service opportunities within walking distance of adjacent residential/mixed-use neighborhoods. (Ord. 2013-761 § 4; Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.010 Principal uses.

Principal uses are:

A. Retail sales, except vehicles;

B. Offices;

C. Personal and professional services;

D. Restaurants, cafes, and eating and drinking establishments;

E. Residential above ground floor commercial and/or office. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.020 Secondary uses.

Secondary uses are:

A. Outside sales, display and eating and drinking establishment seating, subject to the performance standards under MCMC 17.22.070(C). (Ord. 2008-682 § 2; Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.030 Conditional uses.

Conditional uses permitted in this zoning district shall be processed in accordance with Chapter 17.28 MCMC. Conditional uses are:

A. Public facilities/utilities and essential public facilities; and

B. Day care centers. (Ord. 2019-850 § 12; Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.035 Review requirements.

All development in the NB zone district shall be processed through the binding site plan process as a planned area development pursuant to Chapter 16.12 MCMC. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.040 Maximum floor area for individual nonresidential uses.

The maximum floor area shall be 5,000 square feet. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.050 Maximum density.

The maximum density shall be 30 dwelling units per acre. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.060 Maximum lot coverage.

The maximum lot coverage shall be 85 percent for building and parking. At least 15 percent of the site must be landscaped. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.070 Maximum height.

Maximum height shall be 50 feet. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.080 Minimum setbacks.

Minimum setbacks shall be:

A. Front yard: None.

B. Side yard: None, except where abutting residential: 20 feet.

C. Rear yard: None, except where abutting residential: 20 feet. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.090 Streetscape and roadway buffer/cutting preserves.

Streetscape design and roadway buffer/cutting preserve tracts adjacent to arterial and collector streets shall be provided in accordance with the comprehensive plan, streetscape element. Roadway buffer/cutting preserves to be provided range from 35 feet from the edge of the right-of-way for nonresidential uses to 50 feet for residential uses. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.100 Project design.

Developments within this zone district shall be designed in conformance with the design principles and standards set out in Chapter 17.34 MCMC, Design Review. (Ord. 2005-609 § 2)

17.18.110 Open space and recreation facilities.

Open space and recreation facility requirements are located in Chapters 16.12 and 17.22 MCMC. (Ord. 2006-633 § 2)