Chapter 18.24


18.24.010    View at intersection.

18.24.020    Height restrictions.

18.24.030    Outdoor storage requirements for residential zones.

18.24.010 View at intersection.

In all R districts, an unobstructed view shall be provided at the triangle formed by the lines of the intersection of streets and a line joining points on the street lines 20 feet from their point of intersection, as shown in NPMC 18.35.040, Figure 1. In the first 10 feet from the point of intersection, any foliage shall allow a clear view of the sidewalk and street. In the remaining distance, foliage shall be maintained at a height not in excess of three feet, or have limbs and/or vegetation removed to at least six feet above the curb grade. (Ord. 752 § 2, 2005; Ord. 90 § 1.05.023, 1958).

18.24.020 Height restrictions.

(1) In R zones, residential buildings or structures are allowed a maximum height of 25 feet, measured from the highest point of the pre-existing natural elevation within the building outline to the highest point of the structure. (Excavation below the natural elevation would be allowed as long as the 35-foot limitation is observed.)

(2) On sloping lots in no case shall the height of the building from the highest point on the structure to the lowest point of the exposed building be over 35 feet, nor over 35 feet above the lowest point of pre-existing natural elevation within the building outline. Building elevations and heights described here and in the preceding paragraph shall be referenced to a permanent benchmark as noted under NPMC 18.08.140 (“natural elevation”) and 18.08.200 (“topographical map”).

(3) The cost of technical services, if necessary to verify compliance with the building height requirements, shall be borne by the legally responsible party, be it applicant, property owner or contractor. Legal responsibility will be determined by applicable state or local laws/ordinances.

(4) Notwithstanding any other provision in this title, no building shall exceed the limits as noted above except that the uninhabitable portions of any church structure such as a spire, fleche, campanile, high nave, a dome, lantern, clock tower or chimney shall not exceed 85 feet as measured from the lowest point of the pre-existing natural elevation within the building outline to the highest point of such uninhabitable portion. (Ord. 692 § 5, 2002).

18.24.030 Outdoor storage requirements for residential zones.

(1) Outdoor storage shall be prohibited within any required building setback areas, except those areas where an accessory building can be located.

(2) The outdoor storage or accumulation of unused, broken, abandoned or discarded household furniture, appliances, packing boxes or other household equipment or fixtures, junk, trash, rubbish or other materials or debris shall be prohibited where visible from a public street, sidewalk or right-of-way, or private streets, unless placed for removal or pick-up for a period not to exceed seven days.

(3) Nonvehicle storage in an open-sided structure, such as a carport or covered patio, and storage inside vehicles, is prohibited when visible from public streets, sidewalks or rights-of-way. (Ord. 755 § 2, 2005; Ord. 754 § 2, 2005).