Chapter 17.28
R-7 ZONE—MULTIFAMILY MEDIUM DENSITY

Sections:

17.28.010    Purpose.

17.28.020    Permitted uses.

17.28.030    Conditional uses.

17.28.040    Prohibited uses.

17.28.050    Density regulations.

17.28.060    General regulations.

17.28.010 Purpose.

This district is intended for medium density, multiple-family dwelling structures, in order to assure adequate light, air, open space, privacy, and the protection of property values while providing affordable housing in the community.

Row houses and other similar forms of development may be permitted if the location and design of the development is consistent with the purpose of the district and makes adequate provision for circulation, utilities and protection of the environment. Limited forms of commercial uses serving the immediate residential area may also be permitted. Other uses should only be allowed if they are compatible with these values and consistent with the overall public interest. (Ord. 837 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 216 § 1.02, 1977: Ord. 136 § 3.12 (part), 1974)

17.28.020 Permitted uses.

Permitted uses shall be as follows:

A.    All uses permitted in the R-1 zone.

B.    Two-family dwellings.

C.    Multifamily dwellings.

(Ord. 837 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 136 § 3.12(a), 1974)

17.28.030 Conditional uses.

The following uses may be allowed in the R-7 zone upon approval of a conditional use permit in accordance with the provisions of Sections 17.52.040 through 17.52.080:

A.    Public and semi-public uses as provided in Section 17.50.040.

B.    Resource extraction as provided in Section 17.50.050.

C.    Row house and other common wall residential developments where the underlying land is subdivided to allow ownership of the individual lot and home.

D.    Limited retail and service commercial uses that serve the immediate residential community and do not alter the overall character of the immediate residential community.

(Ord. 837 § 1 (part), 2008)

17.28.040 Prohibited uses.

All uses not specifically listed as permitted or conditional uses in this district are prohibited uses; provided, that the city planner may determine that a proposed use is substantially similar to a listed permitted use and authorizes the use in accordance with Section 17.06.050; provided further, that uses similar to listed conditional uses may be processed for consideration by the hearing examiner pursuant to Section 17.06.060. (Ord. 837 § 1 (part), 2008)

17.28.050 Density regulations.

A.    One single-family dwelling is allowed per established and recorded lot according to the plats existing as of August 1, 2003, or as legally created thereafter under the provisions of the city short plat and subdivision requirements.

B.    Two-family and multifamily dwellings shall have a minimum lot size of one thousand eight hundred square feet per dwelling unit.

C.    Subdivisions, short plats, replats and/or boundary line adjustments shall have a minimum lot size of seven thousand two hundred square feet; provided, that upon approval of a conditional use permit pursuant to Section 17.28.030, platting to a minimum of one thousand eight hundred square feet per lot may be allowed in conformance with the terms of the conditional use permit and the provisions of Section 17.50.190.

(Ord. 837 § 1 (part), 2008)

17.28.060 General regulations.

The provisions of Section 17.16.060, General regulations, of the R-1 zone, and Section 17.16.070, Regulations for manufactured homes, shall also apply in the R-7 zone. (Ord. 837 § 1 (part), 2008)