Chapter 17A.20


17A.20.005    Definitions generally.

17A.20.010    Abatement of zoning violation.

17A.20.015    Accessory building.

17A.20.020    Accessory use.

17A.20.025    Acid manufacturing.

17A.20.030    Acre.

17A.20.035    Administrator.

17A.20.040    Adult care facility.

17A.20.045    Advertising sign.

17A.20.050    Agricultural commodity storage.

17A.20.055    Agricultural related industry.

17A.20.060    Agriculture.

17A.20.065    Air cargo terminal.

17A.20.070    Air passenger services.

17A.20.075    Aircraft fuel pump and fuel storage.

17A.20.080    Aircraft hangars.

17A.20.085    Aircraft sales, repair, service.

17A.20.090    Aircraft salvage.

17A.20.095    Airport.

17A.20.100    Airport clear zone.

17A.20.105    Airstrip.

17A.20.110    Amateur radio.

17A.20.115    Animal disposal facility.

17A.20.120    Apiary farm.

17A.20.125    Approach surface.

17A.20.130    Auto parking lots and areas.

17A.20.135    Auto parking lots and areas, commercial.

17A.20.140    Auto rental service.

17A.20.145    Auto repair.

17A.20.150    Auto sales.

17A.20.155    Auto storage.

17A.20.160    Auto towing operation.

17A.20.165    Auto wrecking yard.

17A.20.170    Average adjacent grade.

17A.20.175    Bank.

17A.20.180    Batch plant (asphalt/concrete).

17A.20.185    Bed and breakfast.

17A.20.190    Billboard.

17A.20.195    Binding site plan.

17A.20.200    Board.

17A.20.205    Building.

17A.20.210    Campgrounds.

17A.20.215    Cellular communication tower.

17A.20.220    Cement, lime, gypsum manufacturers.

17A.20.225    Church.

17A.20.230    Commercial.

17A.20.235    Communication facility, commercial.

17A.20.240    Community advisory committee.

17A.20.245    Community center, grange hall, etc.

17A.20.250    Compost manufacturer.

17A.20.255    Concrete batch plant.

17A.20.260    Conditional use.

17A.20.265    Condominium.

17A.20.270    Crematory, cemetery, funeral home.

17A.20.275    Critical areas.

17A.20.280    Dairy farm.

17A.20.285    Day care facility.

17A.20.290    Dedication.

17A.20.295    Density.

17A.20.300    Development.

17A.20.305    Dormitory.

17A.20.310    Drive-in movie theater.

17A.20.315    Dwelling unit.

17A.20.320    Dwelling, accessory.

17A.20.325    Dwelling, group (dormitory, hostel and hospice).

17A.20.330    Dwelling, multiple-family.

17A.20.335    Dwelling, single-family.

17A.20.340    Earth station.

17A.20.343    Emergency shelter.

17A.20.345    Evaporation ponds.

17A.20.350    Event center.

17A.20.353    Exempt well.

17A.20.355    Exercise clubs, swimming pools.

17A.20.360    Explosive manufacture or storage.

17A.20.365    Facade sign.

17A.20.370    Farm.

17A.20.375    Farmworker housing.

17A.20.380    Feedlot.

17A.20.385    Fence.

17A.20.390    Fertilizer manufacturer.

17A.20.395    Flood hazard area.

17A.20.400    Floodplain.

17A.20.405    Floodplain, 100-year.

17A.20.410    Floodway.

17A.20.415    Floor area.

17A.20.420    Florist, retail.

17A.20.425    Florist, wholesale/floriculture.

17A.20.430    Food store (retail).

17A.20.435    Freestanding sign.

17A.20.440    Fruit stand.

17A.20.445    Golf course.

17A.20.450    Government services.

17A.20.455    Gravel pits and quarries.

17A.20.460    Height, building.

17A.20.465    Helipad.

17A.20.470    Heliport.

17A.20.475    Home occupation.

17A.20.480    Horticultural services.

17A.20.485    Hospital.

17A.20.490    Hotels and motels.

17A.20.495    Impound yard.

17A.20.500    Industrial.

17A.20.503    Industrial hemp.

17A.20.505    Industrial, light.

17A.20.510    Inns, lodges and guest ranches.

17A.20.515    Kennel, commercial.

17A.20.520    Kennel, private.

17A.20.525    Laundromats.

17A.20.530    Legal preexisting lot.

17A.20.535    Legal preexisting structure.

17A.20.540    Legal preexisting use.

17A.20.545    Limited division.

17A.20.550    Lodging unit.

17A.20.555    Lot.

17A.20.560    Lot coverage.

17A.20.565    Lot width.

17A.20.570    Lot, corner.

17A.20.575    Manufactured home.

17A.20.580    Manufactured home park.

17A.20.585    Manufactured home sales and facilities.

17A.20.590    Cannabis processing facility.

17A.20.595    Cannabis production facility.

17A.20.600    Cannabis retail store.

17A.20.605    Marinas.

17A.20.610    Meat packing plant.

17A.20.615    Medical/dental clinic.

17A.20.620    Mining.

17A.20.625    Mini-storage.

17A.20.630    Mobile home.

17A.20.635    Modular home.

17A.20.640    Motorized vehicle track (commercial).

17A.20.645    Nightly rental.

17A.20.650    Nursery.

17A.20.655    Office.

17A.20.660    Open space.

17A.20.665    Open space, common.

17A.20.670    Orchard.

17A.20.675    Persons.

17A.20.680    Petroleum bulk plant.

17A.20.685    Petroleum service station.

17A.20.690    Planned destination resort (PDR).

17A.20.695    Planned unit development (PUD).

17A.20.700    Portable.

17A.20.705    Private club/lodge.

17A.20.710    Professional building.

17A.20.713    Project.

17A.20.715    Projecting sign.

17A.20.720    Propane/natural gas storage tanks (commercial).

17A.20.725    Recreation site, high-intensity.

17A.20.730    Recreation site, low-intensity.

17A.20.735    Recreational vehicle (RV) park.

17A.20.740    Recycling collection center.

17A.20.745    Recycling processing center.

17A.20.750    Restaurants and cafes.

17A.20.755    Retail store or gift shop.

17A.20.760    Salvage (junk) yards.

17A.20.765    Sandwich board sign.

17A.20.770    Sanitary landfill.

17A.20.775    Sawmill and pulp mill (commercial).

17A.20.780    Sawmill, portable.

17A.20.785    School, private.

17A.20.786    School, public.

17A.20.790    Seasonal.

17A.20.795    Septic lagoon.

17A.20.800    Setback.

17A.20.805    Shooting ranges.

17A.20.810    Shoreline.

17A.20.815    Sign.

17A.20.820    Sign area.

17A.20.825    Sign height.

17A.20.830    Slaughterhouse.

17A.20.835    Solid waste transfer station.

17A.20.840    Special event.

17A.20.845    Special event camping.

17A.20.850    Structure.

17A.20.855    Temporary.

17A.20.860    Temporary emergency facilities.

17A.20.865    Temporary use.

17A.20.870    Tourist accommodation.

17A.20.875    Tract.

17A.20.880    Transient tourist accommodation.

17A.20.885    Transient use.

17A.20.890    Transitional surface.

17A.20.895    Underlying zone.

17A.20.900    Use.

17A.20.905    Variance.

17A.20.910    Veterinary clinic.

17A.20.915    Warming huts/way stations.

17A.20.920    Wetlands.

17A.20.925    Wholesale establishment.

17A.20.930    Window sign.

17A.20.935    Winery.

17A.20.940    Zoning adjustor.

17A.20.005 Definitions generally.

Whenever the words and phrases set forth in this chapter appear in this title, they shall be given the meaning attributed to them by this chapter. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense shall include the future; singular includes the plural and the plural the singular; “shall” is always mandatory and “may” indicates a use of discretion in making a decision. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.010 Abatement of zoning violation.

“Abatement of zoning violation” means the termination of a zoning violation by reasonable and lawful means in order that a building, structure, premises, land or portion thereof shall be made to comply with this code. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.015 Accessory building.

“Accessory building” means a building which is subordinate to a primary building and is located on the same lot or within the same project area as the primary building. Accessory dwellings are defined separately by this chapter. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.020 Accessory use.

“Accessory use” means a building, area, structure, use, or any part thereof, which is ancillary to the primary use of the main building, structure or use on the same lot. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.025 Acid manufacturing.

“Acid manufacturing” means an industrial enterprise and associated facilities in which the primary goal is the manufacture and/or processing of acid. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.030 Acre.

“Acre” means a measurement of land surface area containing 43,560 square feet. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.035 Administrator.

“Administrator” means the Okanogan County office of planning and development director or the director’s designee. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.040 Adult care facility.

“Adult care facility” means a group home intended for the long-term care of resident adults. The facility may or may not provide medical care and nursing staff. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.045 Advertising sign.

“Advertising sign” means any device, structure, fixture or placard that is visible from a public right-of-way or surrounding properties and which uses graphics, symbols or written copy for the purpose of advertising or identifying any establishment, product, goods or service. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.050 Agricultural commodity storage.

“Agricultural commodity storage” means storage for agricultural products to be sold or processed at a later time. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.055 Agricultural related industry.

“Agricultural related industry” means those industrial uses directly related to the sorting, grading, packaging, or storage of agricultural products and/or physical or chemical alteration of agricultural products. Such industries include, but are not limited to: cold storage plants, controlled atmosphere, produce packing and processing facilities, and their accessory uses. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.060 Agriculture.

“Agriculture,” pertaining to farming, means the tilling of the soil, the raising of crops, forestry, horticulture, gardening, keeping or raising of livestock and poultry and any agricultural industry or business such as dairies, nurseries, wholesale greenhouses or similar uses. Farming industrial hemp is agriculture. Farming cannabis, cannabis products, and cannabis operations are not agriculture; they are defined separately by this chapter. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.065 Air cargo terminal.

“Air cargo terminal” means an airport building with facilities for receiving and distribution of express, freight, or mail carried by aircraft. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.070 Air passenger services.

“Air passenger services” means that portion of an airport dedicated to passenger check-in and ticketing, cargo handling, and distribution of passenger to appropriate terminals. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.075 Aircraft fuel pump and fuel storage.

“Aircraft fuel pump and fuel storage” means fuel stations, located within and accessory to an airport or airstrip, and dedicated to the use of aircraft. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.080 Aircraft hangars.

“Aircraft hangars” means a covered and usually enclosed area for housing and repairing aircraft. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.085 Aircraft sales, repair, service.

“Aircraft sales, repair, service” means a facility dedicated to the commercial sales, repair, and/or service of aircraft. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.090 Aircraft salvage.

“Aircraft salvage” means a parcel and/or facility used for the commercial storage, collection, processing, purchase, sale, or abandonment of aircraft and aircraft equipment. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.095 Airport.

“Airport” means a runway, usually intended for commercial use, along with associated facilities which may include but are not limited to supply and maintenance of aircraft, fuel service for aircraft, flight instruction, charter or air freight service, passenger and cargo service, agricultural services including but not limited to herbicide or pesticide application, except for airstrips as defined by this chapter. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.100 Airport clear zone.

“Airport clear zone” means that area surrounding an airport to be clear of obstructions per Federal Aviation Administration Regulations. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.105 Airstrip.

“Airstrip” means a runway without normal airport facilities (except facilities for storage, supply, and maintenance of aircraft) which is maintained for private and/or occasional use. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.110 Amateur radio.

“Amateur radio” means a communication service carried out by person(s) licensed by the Federal Communications Commission solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.115 Animal disposal facility.

“Animal disposal facility” means a commercial disposal or composting facility used for the purpose of fowl and/or dead animal reduction. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.120 Apiary farm.

“Apiary farm” means a farm where bees are kept, including a collection of hives or colonies of bees kept for their honey. Such farms may include facilities and equipment used for the purpose of processing honey. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.125 Approach surface.

“Approach surface” means a surface longitudinally centered on the extended runway centerline and extending outward and upward from such end of the primary surface. An approach surface is applied to the end of each runway based upon the type of approach available or planned for that runway end. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.130 Auto parking lots and areas.

“Auto parking lot” means any area designed and used for parking motor vehicles including dedicated parking lots, garages, private driveways, and designated areas of public streets. An auto parking lot and area is usually accessory to another use and/or structure. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.135 Auto parking lots and areas, commercial.

“Auto parking lot, commercial” means any area meeting the definition of auto parking lots and areas which also include parking fees such as parking for lease or rent on an hourly, daily or monthly basis. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.140 Auto rental service.

“Auto rental service” means a commercial business in which the primary objective is renting motor vehicles for short-term use. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.145 Auto repair.

“Auto repair” means a commercial facility used for the repair of motor vehicles. Such facility includes mechanics workshop, associated storage areas, and office(s). (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.150 Auto sales.

“Auto sales” means a facility used for the purpose of retail sales of motor vehicles. Such facilities may include indoor and outdoor vehicle storage areas, offices, and auto repair facilities. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.155 Auto storage.

“Auto storage” means areas dedicated for the storage of motor vehicles. Auto storage areas may be either indoor or outdoor areas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.160 Auto towing operation.

“Auto towing operation” means a commercial business of which the primary goal is to provide equipment for off-site towing of motor vehicles. Auto towing facilities may include on-site areas dedicated to the storage of motor vehicles, office space, and areas used for the repair and maintenance of auto towing equipment and vehicles. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.165 Auto wrecking yard.

“Auto wrecking yard” means any facility for the dismantling or wrecking of motor vehicles or trailers, or the storage, sale or dumping of dismantled or wrecked vehicles and/or their parts. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.170 Average adjacent grade.

“Average adjacent grade” means the average finished ground level taken along the perimeter of all exterior walls of a building for the purpose of calculating building height. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.175 Bank.

“Bank” means an establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue of money, for the extension of credit, and for facilitating the transmission of funds. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.180 Batch plant (asphalt/concrete).

“Batch plant (asphalt/concrete)” means a manufacturing facility for the production of paving and/or construction materials, usually temporary in nature, and normally associated with specific construction projects or mineral resource extraction facilities. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.185 Bed and breakfast.

“Bed and breakfast” means an owner-occupied single-family dwelling in which bedrooms are rented to the traveling public (tourists). For the purposes of this title, this use is not considered a commercial use. This use shall have the outward appearance of a single-family residence and food service in accordance with WAC 246-215-180. See Chapter 17A.260 OCC for specific regulations. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.190 Billboard.

“Billboard” means a sign, including both the supporting structural framework and attached billboard faces, used principally for advertising a business activity, use, product or service unrelated to the primary use or activity of the property on which the billboard is located. This definition excludes off-premises directional and/or temporary real estate signs. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.195 Binding site plan.

“Binding site plan” means an alternative method of land segregation pursuant to Chapter 58.17 RCW and OCC Title 16, Subdivisions. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.200 Board.

“Board” means the Okanogan County board of county commissioners. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.205 Building.

“Building” means any permanent structure built for the shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or property of any kind and not including advertising signboards or fences. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.210 Campgrounds.

“Campgrounds” means a development providing facilities for outdoor recreational activities, including structural improvements such as covered cooking areas, group facilities, self-contained travel trailer/motor home sites, tent sites, restroom and shower facilities, and laundry facilities for the convenience of temporary occupants. This definition includes camping clubs when developed in accordance with applicable state laws and this title. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.215 Cellular communication tower.

A “cell site” or “cell tower” is a cellular telephone site where antennas and electronic communications equipment are placed, usually on a radio mast, tower or other high place, to create a cell (or adjacent cells) in a cellular network. The elevated structure typically supports antennas, and one or more sets of transmitter/receiver transceivers, digital signal processors, control electronics, a GPS receiver for timing (for CDMA2000/IS-95 or GSM systems), primary and backup electrical power sources, and sheltering. In accordance with RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c), towers below 60 feet are exempt from SEPA review. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.220 Cement, lime, gypsum manufacturers.

“Cement, lime, gypsum manufacturers” means an industrial facility dedicated to the processing of raw material for the manufacture of cement, lime, and/or gypsum for purpose of distribution and sale. Such facilities are usually located within a quarry where the raw materials are mined. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.225 Church.

“Church” means a building and/or facility used by on organization of religious believers for the purpose of religious worship. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.230 Commercial.

“Commercial” means facilities used or established to provide goods, merchandise or services for compensation or exchange, excluding facilities for the growth, production or storage of agricultural products. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.235 Communication facility, commercial.

“Commercial communication facility” means a commercial communication facility for transmission and reception of UHF and/or VHF television signals or FM and/or AM radio signals; two-way and/or citizen band (CB) radio signals; point-to-point microwave signals; cellular radio signals; signals through FM radio translators; or signals through FM radio boosters. Facilities may include but are not limited to towers, antennas, equipment shelters, and backup power utilities. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.240 Community advisory committee.

“Community advisory committee” means a citizen advisory committee appointed by the Okanogan County board of commissioners for the purpose of review and recommendation on specific projects in a specific area. Review by community advisory committee is supplementary to the required public review. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.245 Community center, grange hall, etc.

“Community center, grange hall, etc.” means a building and associated facilities used by people from a particular community for organized meetings, social, educational, or recreational activities, and various special events. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.250 Compost manufacturer.

“Compost manufacturer” means an industrial facility and associated buildings and equipment used of the purpose processing and manufacturing compost for sale for agricultural purposes. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.255 Concrete batch plant.

“Concrete batch plant” means a device that combines various ingredients to form concrete. Some of these inputs include sand, water, aggregate (rocks, gravel, etc.), fly ash, potash, and cement. There are two types of concrete plants: ready mix plants (combines all ingredients except for water at the concrete plant) and central mix plants (combines some or all of the above ingredients (including water) at a central location). A concrete plant can have a variety of parts and accessories, including but not limited to: mixers (either tilt-up or horizontal or in some cases both), cement batchers, aggregate batchers, conveyors, radial stackers, aggregate bins, cement bins, heaters, chillers, cement silos, batch plant controls, and dust collectors (to minimize environmental pollution). (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.260 Conditional use.

“Conditional use” means a use permitted in one or more zones by this code, but which because of characteristics peculiar to each such use, or because of size, technological processes or equipment, or because of the exact location with reference to surroundings, streets, and existing improvements or demands upon public facilities, requires a special degree of control to make such uses consistent with and compatible with other existing or permissible uses in the same zone or zones. Conditional uses require a conditional use permit (see Chapter 17A.310 OCC). (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.265 Condominium.

“Condominium” means that which is defined by RCW 64.34.020(10). (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.270 Crematory, cemetery, funeral home.

“Crematory, cemetery, funeral home” means facilities used for the maintenance and preservation of dead people. More specifically, crematory means an establishment containing such a furnace for cremating dead people; a cemetery means a place where dead people are buried; and a funeral home (funeral parlor) means an establishment with facilities for the preparation of the dead for burial or cremation, for the viewing of the body, and for funerals. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.275 Critical areas.

“Critical areas” means those critical areas as defined by Chapter 14.12 OCC, Critical Areas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.280 Dairy farm.

“Dairy farm” means a type of farm that produces milk and milk products. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.285 Day care facility.

“Day care facility” means an establishment for group care of nonresident adult(s) or children. Day care may include adult day health centers or social day cares as defined by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, nursery schools for children under the minimum age for education in public schools, private kindergartens or prekindergartens when not a part of a public or parochial school, and programs covering after-school care for school children. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.290 Dedication.

“Dedication” means the transfer of property interest, via a written instrument, to a public agency/entity for a specific use or purpose (e.g., roads, parks or trails, open space, fishing access), or to encumber such property with a perpetual restrictive covenant providing for such use. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.295 Density.

“Density” means an expression of the intensity of use of property usually indicated in the following manner:

A. For residential uses: the number of dwelling units per unit of land area, such as DU/acre;

B. For nonresidential uses: the number of equivalent residential units per unit of land area, such as ERU/acre. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.300 Development.

“Development” means any construction or activity which changes the basic character, use or intensity of use of the land on which the construction or activity occurs. Development includes subdivision of land for the purpose of sale or lease. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.305 Dormitory.

“Dormitory” means a residential building that provides sleeping quarters (but not separate dwelling units), and may include common dining, cooking and recreation or bathing facilities. Dormitories are usually associated with resorts, schools, recreational camps, etc. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.310 Drive-in movie theater.

“Drive-in movie theater” means a place where people can watch movies outdoors while sitting in their cars. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.315 Dwelling unit.

“Dwelling unit” means one or more rooms designed for occupancy by a person or persons for living purposes, containing permanent facilities for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. A dwelling unit includes a kitchen and bathroom. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.320 Dwelling, accessory.

“Accessory dwelling” means a single “dwelling unit” used as an accessory use to the primary residential or commercial or agricultural use of the property. Common examples of an accessory dwelling unit include but are not limited to guest house, caretaker’s home, mother-in-law home, or a form of employee housing. An accessory dwelling may be attached or detached from the associated primary use/structure (primary residence, retail store, office, etc.). (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.325 Dwelling, group (dormitory, hostel and hospice).

“Group dwelling (dormitory, hostel and hospice)” means a supervised residence hall or large room with a number of beds for individuals or groups, and without individual private baths. This type of facility may include central kitchen facilities. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.330 Dwelling, multiple-family.

“Multiple-family dwelling” means a building containing two or more dwelling units which may include accessory use facilities such as an office, laundry and recreational facilities used by the occupants, and off-street parking. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.335 Dwelling, single-family.

“Single-family dwelling” means a building containing one dwelling unit which may include accessory use facilities such as an office, laundry and recreational facilities used by the occupants, and off-street parking. A single-family dwelling is commonly referred to as a home, residence, or single-family residence. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.340 Earth station.

“Earth station” means a terrestrial station with facilities including satellite dishes designed for communication with spacecraft and earth-orbit satellites. They may include other types of communication facilities; provided, that cellular communication towers are not included. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.343 Emergency shelter.

“Emergency shelter” means any facility with overnight sleeping accommodations, the primary purpose of which is to provide temporary shelter for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.345 Evaporation ponds.

“Evaporation ponds” means artificial ponds, which usually support agricultural processing activities, with very large surface areas that are designed to efficiently evaporate water by sunlight and exposure to the ambient temperatures. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.350 Event center.

“Event center” means a permanent facility used primarily to host various events, each of which occurs in a temporary capacity. An event center may be an indoor (including but not limited to halls, stadiums, auditoriums) or outdoor facility. Examples of recreational events typically operated within an event center include but are not limited to rodeos, races, fairs, concerts, conferences, and auctions. Accessory functions include but are not limited to overnight camping, concessions, retail sales, vendors, food and beverage service, and workshops. An event center includes the primary event area along with accessory infrastructure including but not limited to offices, booths, roads, parking areas, bathrooms, various buildings, campgrounds, fencing, utilities and utility buildings. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.353 Exempt well.

An “exempt well” is a well serving residential, landscaping, commercial/industrial and stock watering uses and is limited as authorized pursuant to RCW 90.44.050 within a “project” as outlined in the court decision in Campbell and Gwinn v. WDOE. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.355 Exercise clubs, swimming pools.

“Exercise clubs, swimming pools” means a commercial facility used for the purpose of providing recreational opportunities such as but not limited to exercise equipment, tennis, basketball, racquetball, volleyball, swimming pools, all of which may be located indoors or outdoors. Such facilities may be open to the general public while others may be exclusive to members of a club or other type of organization. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.360 Explosive manufacture or storage.

“Explosive manufacture or storage” means an industrial facility, large or small, used for the purpose of manufacture or storage of explosive materials. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.365 Facade sign.

“Facade sign” means any sign which is erected (including painted) on the wall of a building or other structure whose face is generally parallel to that wall or other structure and whose face does not extend outward more than 12 inches in a direction perpendicular to that wall or other structure. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.370 Farm.

“Farm” means property used for raising all crops, feeding and caring for livestock, ranges and pastures. The definition of a farm does not include cannabis operations. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.375 Farmworker housing.

“Farmworker housing” means a single-family dwelling, multifamily dwelling, group dwelling, or other similar living space provided for employees, and their families, of a farm. Some farmworker housing is seasonal temporary housing while other forms of farmworker housing are designed for permanent occupancy. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.380 Feedlot.

“Feedlot” means an area used for the purpose of feeding large numbers of livestock. The area is used to stable or otherwise confine livestock. Numbers of livestock which qualify as a feedlot, and duration of livestock confined on site, are determined by current definition of a “concentrated animal feeding operation” as defined and regulated by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Crops, vegetation, forage growth, or post-harvest residues are not sustained in the normal growing season over any portion of the lot or facility. This shall not be interpreted to include dairy operations with a Washington State grade A license. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.385 Fence.

“Fence” means a barrier for the purpose of enclosing space or separating lots. Fences are not structures for the purposes of this code. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.390 Fertilizer manufacturer.

“Fertilizer manufacturer” means an industrial facility and associated buildings and equipment used of the purpose processing and manufacturing fertilizer for sale. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.395 Flood hazard area.

“Flood hazard area” means those areas defined as “floodplain” in accordance with Chapter 14.12 OCC, Critical Areas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.400 Floodplain.

“Floodplain” means those areas defined as “floodplain” in accordance with Chapter 14.12 OCC, Critical Areas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.405 Floodplain, 100-year.

“One-hundred-year floodplain” means those areas defined as “frequently flooded areas” in accordance with Chapter 14.12 OCC, Critical Areas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.410 Floodway.

“Floodway” means that area defined as a “floodway” in accordance with Chapter 14.12 OCC, Critical Areas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.415 Floor area.

“Floor area” means the total surface area of all floors, including garage space, within a structure or structures to be erected on a property. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.420 Florist, retail.

“Florist, retail” means a business which sells and grows flowers and ornamental plants. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.425 Florist, wholesale/floriculture.

“Florist, wholesale/floriculture” means a business which sells and grows flowers and ornamental plants in large amounts to other businesses rather than to individual customers. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.430 Food store (retail).

“Food store (retail)” means a commercial business, and associated building(s) or room(s), where food items are sold to customers for their own use. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.435 Freestanding sign.

“Freestanding sign” means a sign supported by one or more uprights, poles or braces in or on the ground, and not supported by a building. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.440 Fruit stand.

“Fruit stand” means a structure used seasonally for marketing fresh fruits/vegetables, dairy products and other agricultural products, and may include those uses accessory to the operation of the fruit stand (i.e., offices, storage space, parking areas, etc.). (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.445 Golf course.

“Golf course” means an area of land laid out for golf with a series of holes (usually nine or 18 holes) each including a tee, fairway, and putting green and often one or more natural or artificial hazards. Golf courses include associate clubhouse, some retail space, areas for carts and golf equipment, and maintenance facilities. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.450 Government services.

“Government services” means those services necessary to carry out governmental functions including but not limited to law enforcement, courts, administrative services and offices, etc. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.455 Gravel pits and quarries.

“Gravel pits and quarries” means land from which sand, gravel or quarried rock is extracted, but does not include extraction of metals, minerals or fossil fuels (see definition of “mining” in this chapter). (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.460 Height, building.

“Building height” means the average height of all sides of a structure, measured from average adjacent grade (see “average adjacent grade” in this chapter) to the highest point of the roof. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.465 Helipad.

“Helipad” means a designated touchdown spot for private and/or occasional use by helicopters without normal heliport facilities (except facilities for storage, supply, and maintenance of aircraft). (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.470 Heliport.

“Heliport” means helicopter landing sites, usually intended for commercial use, along with associated facilities which may include but are not limited to supply and maintenance of aircraft, fuel service for aircraft, flight instruction, charter or air freight service, passenger and cargo service, agricultural services including but not limited to herbicide or pesticide application, except for helipads as defined in this chapter. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.475 Home occupation.

“Home occupation” means a business carried on as an accessory use to a principal residential use of the subject property, involving the manufacture, provision, or sale of goods and/or services, which is conducted by those persons residing on the premises plus nonresident employees. Home occupations must comply with Chapter 17A.280 OCC. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.480 Horticultural services.

“Horticultural services” means a business or governmental service of which the primary goal is to advise the public and/or customers on techniques and the science of growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.485 Hospital.

“Hospital” means an institution specializing in medical examination and treatment of human patients, giving clinical, temporary and emergency services of a medical or surgical nature to human patients, and provision for keeping such patients overnight on the premises. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.490 Hotels and motels.

“Hotels” and “motels” means establishments for housing the traveling public on an overnight or short-term basis. Accessory restaurant and recreational facilities are usually available to nonguests as well as guests. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.495 Impound yard.

“Impound yard” means a designated area used to collect and contain motor vehicles. A commercial impound yard is usually licensed by Washington State Patrol and associated with an auto towing operation. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.500 Industrial.

“Industrial” means activity and facilities used for the purpose of manufacturing, processing, assembly, fabrication, bulk handling, storage, warehousing, distribution, shipping, heavy trucking activity, and other related uses. Activities possess potential for nuisance or hazard components or place exceptional demands upon public facilities and services. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.503 Industrial hemp.

“Industrial hemp” means all the parts and varieties of the genera Cannabis cultivated or possessed by a grower, whether growing or not, that contain a THC concentration of 0.3 percent or less by dry weight. Industrial hemp does not include plants of the genera Cannabis that meet the definition of “marijuana” as defined in RCW 69.50.101. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.505 Industrial, light.

“Light industrial” means an industrial use without using heavy machinery, such as machine loaders, foundry machinery, metal presses, etc., and without chemically processing materials. Light manufacturing activities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

A. Manufacture, assembly, finishing, and/or packaging of small items from component parts. Examples include, but are not limited to, pottery, clothing, assembly of clocks, electrical appliances or medical equipment;

B. Production of items made from materials derived from plants or animals including, but not limited to, leather, premilled wood, paper, wool or cork; or from textiles, semiprecious or precious metals or stones, or plastics;

C. Production or bottling of beverages for human consumption including, but not limited to, beer, wine and soft drinks. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.510 Inns, lodges and guest ranches.

“Inns, lodges and guest ranches” means establishments containing multiple lodging units or tourist accommodations and providing either organized entertainment (both active and passive) or recreational opportunities for stays, generally several nights in duration. This type of facility either provides all recreational opportunities on site or as part of an organized or duly licensed and/or permitted recreational activity on public or private lands in the vicinity of the inn, lodge or guest ranch. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.515 Kennel, commercial.

“Commercial kennel” means an establishment or place, other than an animal or veterinary hospital or clinic, where dogs and/or cats are commercially boarded over-night. This definition includes nonprofit animal shelters. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.520 Kennel, private.

“Private kennel” means the dwelling unit, or residential accessory structure, used for the purpose of housing and/or breeding dogs and/or cats primarily for personal recreational use, including but not limited to participation in recognized conformation shows, field or obedience trials, racing, scenting, pulling, specialized hunting or working trails and water trails, search and rescue, tracking, and for the purpose of improving the physical soundness, temperaments and conformation of a given breed to a standard. A private kennel would be consistent with the standards of Chapter 17A.280 OCC, Home Occupations. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.525 Laundromats.

“Laundromats” means a place that has machines for commercial washing and drying clothes, towels, sheets, etc. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.530 Legal preexisting lot.

“Legal preexisting lot” means a lot legally created before the effective date of this chapter, including lots which fail to meet the lot size or lot width requirements of the zone district in which they are located. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.535 Legal preexisting structure.

“Legal preexisting structure” means a structure legally existing at the effective date of this chapter, including structures that could not be built under the terms of this code or any amendment thereto but does not include structures which have been abandoned or permitted by conditional use permit. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.540 Legal preexisting use.

“Legal preexisting use” means any use of land or structure which began legally prior to the effective date of this chapter, including uses which conflict with the provisions of this code, or any amendment thereto, but does not include uses which have been abandoned or granted a conditional use permit. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.545 Limited division.

“Limited division” means a provision within individual zones which allows use of OCC Title 16, Subdivisions, processes (specifically short plats, long plats, or boundary line adjustments) on a limited basis in order to create lots which do not meet the lot area and width requirements of the zone in which the lot is located. Limited divisions are allowed only within zones which identify they are allowed. More specific limitations may be imposed by individual zones. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.550 Lodging unit.

“Lodging unit” means one or more rooms in addition to kitchen or bath facilities within a building intended or designed for the occupancy of guests. Lodging units are typically within a structure intended for transient use such as hotels, motels, inns, lodges, or nightly rentals. A lodging unit, as opposed to a lodge, is not a stand-alone structure. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.555 Lot.

“Lot” means a fractional part of subdivided lands having fixed boundaries. The term includes tracts. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.560 Lot coverage.

“Lot coverage” means that portion of a lot which, when viewed directly from above, would be covered by building(s) and/or structure(s) and/or impervious surfaces. The portion of the lot covered by the roof projection or eaves beyond the wall of the building(s) and/or structure(s) is not included as lot coverage. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.565 Lot width.

“Lot width” means the horizontal distance between the side lot lines of a lot, measured at right angles to its depth along a straight line parallel to the front lot line at the minimum required building setback. For irregularly shaped lots, such as panhandle lots, the lot width shall be measured at the nearest point to the front lot line where the minimum width for the zone can be achieved. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.570 Lot, corner.

“Corner lot” means a lot situated at the intersection of two or more streets. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.575 Manufactured home.

“Manufactured home” means a structure that can be transported on a wheeled-axle in one or more parts and is constructed to U.S. Housing and Urban Development standards. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.580 Manufactured home park.

“Manufactured home park” means a parcel of land designed, developed and improved to accommodate two or more manufactured homes. Pads or spaces are generally leased or rented, and the period of occupancy generally extends beyond 30 days. This definition does not include farmworker housing or accessory dwellings. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.585 Manufactured home sales and facilities.

“Manufactured home sales and facilities” means a facility used for the purpose of retail sales of manufactured homes. Such facilities may include outdoor storage areas, and associated offices, administrative and employee areas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.590 Cannabis processing facility.

“Cannabis processing facility” means a facility used for the purpose of processing cannabis into useable cannabis and cannabis-infused products, and packaging and labeling of cannabis and cannabis-infused products for sale to cannabis retailers. Cannabis processing facilities are similar in character to agricultural sorting, grading, and packing facilities. Legal processing activities are consistent with RCW 69.50.101(v) and WAC 314-55-077 as administered by Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.595 Cannabis production facility.

“Cannabis production facility” means a facility used for growing cannabis for the purpose of selling the cannabis products to cannabis processors and other cannabis producers. Production includes growth, harvest, trim, dry, cure, and packaging of cannabis for sale. Sale may include cannabis products, plants, seeds, and plant tissue culture. Cannabis production facilities are separated into indoor and outdoor facilities which are similar in character to indoor nursery or greenhouse facilities, or outdoor field crops. Legal production activities are consistent with RCW 69.50.101(w) and WAC 314-55-075 as administered by Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.600 Cannabis retail store.

“Cannabis retail store” means a commercial establishment used for the sale of useable cannabis, cannabis-infused products, and cannabis paraphernalia and rendering services incidental to the sale of such goods. Cannabis retail stores are similar in character to agricultural fruit and vegetable stands, or retail stores and gift shops. Legal retailers are consistent with RCW 69.50.101(y) and WAC 314-55-079 as administered by Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.605 Marinas.

“Marinas” means a facility which provides boat launching, storage, supplies and services for small pleasure craft. There are two basic types of marinas; open-type construction (floating breakwater and/or open pile work) and solid-type construction (bulkhead and/or landfill). (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.610 Meat packing plant.

“Meat packing plant” means handling, slaughtering, processing, packaging, and distribution of animals such as cattle, pigs, sheep and other livestock, primarily for the production of meat for human consumption, but may also produce a variety of by-products including hides, feathers, dried blood, and fat and protein meals such as meat and bone meal. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.615 Medical/dental clinic.

“Medical/dental clinic” means a structure for the medical examination and treatment of human patients, but without provision for keeping such patients overnight on the premises. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.620 Mining.

“Mining” means the act of extracting from the earth minerals and/or ores via open pit, shaft, leaching, hydraulic or other methods, except dredging and sand and gravel. Note that mining activities are subject to zoning regulation and approval processes; however, prospecting and exploration activities that are conducted with minimal disturbance of the subject property are not considered mining and are not restricted by zoning. Surface mining operations are also regulated by the Department of Natural Resources. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.625 Mini-storage.

“Mini-storage” means commercial storage bins/lockers/rooms for rent for lease to the general public. Such commercial storage facilities are generally within an enclosed building, although this definition also encompasses covered outdoor storage of autos, boats, recreational vehicles, equipment, etc. This definition includes maxi-storage units for larger items such as RVs, etc. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.630 Mobile home.

“Mobile home” means a structure that can be transported on a wheeled-axle, placed upon blocks, and is constructed to U.S. Housing and Urban Development standards. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.635 Modular home.

“Modular home” means a structure moved to a lot in one or more parts, placed upon a foundation, and is constructed to International Building Code standards. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.640 Motorized vehicle track (commercial).

A “commercial motorized vehicle track” is a track which has been constructed for the purpose of accommodating organized racing events (cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc.) for commercial purposes and where there is a fee for admission. Accessory track facilities may include but are not limited to commercial vendors, food service, ticket booths, bleachers and/or seating areas, announcer’s shack, and parking areas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.645 Nightly rental.

“Nightly rental” means a dwelling unit or accessory dwelling unit used as a tourist accommodation which accommodates the traveling public for short-term stays. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.650 Nursery.

“Nursery” means the land, building, structures or combination thereof for the storage, cultivation, or transplanting of live trees, shrubs or plants offered for retail sale on the premises including products used for gardening or landscaping. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.655 Office.

“Office” means a use intended for the purpose of providing services rather than the production, distribution and/or retail sales of goods or commodities. The services provided are generally professional, educational, administrative, financial or governmental in nature. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.660 Open space.

“Open space” means land within or related to a development which remains mostly undeveloped except for agriculture, and/or historical/architectural preservation, and/or wildlife habitat and/or recreation, and/or other similar uses. Improvements including but not limited to trails and accessory structures may be allowed within these areas. This definition does not imply consistency with open space open space or current use tax programs in accordance with Chapter 84.33 or 84.34 RCW, or Chapter 14.08 or 14.09 OCC. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.665 Open space, common.

“Common open space” means open space as defined by this chapter which is owned in common by fee simple interest of multiple lots within the same development, not individually owned. This definition does not imply consistency with open space open space or current use tax programs in accordance with Chapter 84.33 or 84.34 RCW, or Chapter 14.08 or 14.09 OCC. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.670 Orchard.

“Orchard” means an area used for the growth of fruit trees for purposes of commercial agricultural production. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.675 Persons.

“Persons” means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, company or other public or corporate body including the federal government and including any political subdivision, agency, instrumentality or corporation of the state. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.680 Petroleum bulk plant.

“Petroleum bulk plant” means a wholesale receiving and distributing facility for petroleum products; includes storage tanks, warehouses, railroad sidings, truck loading racks, and related elements. Also known as bulk terminal. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.685 Petroleum service station.

“Petroleum service station” means a place with fuel pumps and associated below ground fuel tanks used for the commercial sale of fuel for motor vehicles. Petroleum service stations may include small retail stores, and facilities for offering water and air for motor vehicles. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.690 Planned destination resort (PDR).

“Planned destination resort (PDR)” means a recreational development which provides visitor-oriented accommodations and recreational facilities for resort visitors and residents, consistent with the comprehensive plan and approved in accordance with Chapter 17A.210 OCC. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.695 Planned unit development (PUD).

“Planned unit development (PUD)” means a development project in which the land is rezoned in order to allow a variety of housing types and/or commercial and industrial facilities are accommodated in a preplanned environment under flexible standards, such as lot sizes and setbacks, different than those restrictions that would be required by the underlying zone, all of which is specified within a development agreement. Planned unit development standards contain requirements in addition to those of the standard zoning and subdivision. Planned unit developments are consistent with Okanogan County’s comprehensive plan. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.700 Portable.

“Portable” means capable of being carried or moved about, not permanently affixed to the ground. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.705 Private club/lodge.

“Private club/lodge” means a building and associated facilities used for the exclusive use of the members of an organized club, fraternity, or other social organization for purposes of holding organized meetings, social, educational, recreational activities, and various special events. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.710 Professional building.

“Professional building” means a structure used for the purpose of providing multiple offices, and associated facilities, for various commercial businesses, consultants, practitioners, etc. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.713 Project.

“Project” for exempt well purposes is any division of land by short plat, subdivision or segregation of lands for the purposes of development after the adoption of RCW 90.44.050 consistent with the court decision in Campbell and Gwinn which occurs at one time or as part of a common scheme or plan. In such cases the limitations of RCW 90.44.050 are applicable to all properties within the “project.” (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.715 Projecting sign.

“Projecting sign” means a sign which is attached to or supported by a wall or overhang of a building or structure other than an awning or marquee and which extends beyond the wall surface more than 12 inches in any direction. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.720 Propane/natural gas storage tanks (commercial).

“Propane/natural gas storage tanks (commercial)” means a place or facility used for the purpose of keeping propane and/or natural gas within bulk storage tanks and smaller storage tanks for sale of gas products. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.725 Recreation site, high-intensity.

“High-intensity recreation site” means areas with built facilities or that result in a modification of the area. High-intensity recreation sites include but are not limited to ball fields, parks, public access points, and marinas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.730 Recreation site, low-intensity.

“Low-intensity recreation site” means areas that do not accommodate large concentrations of people and do not include developed facilities other than trails, interpretive signs, and similar amenities. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.735 Recreational vehicle (RV) park.

“Recreational vehicle (RV) park” means a tract of land under single ownership or unified control developed with individual sites for rent and containing roads and utilities to accommodate recreational vehicles or tent campers. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.740 Recycling collection center.

“Recycling collection center” means a receptacle, facility or area used for the collection of recyclable materials (generally paper, glass, cans, etc.) for bulk transfer to a recycling processing center. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.745 Recycling processing center.

“Recycling processing center” means a facility where discarded household products such as aluminum and tin cans, glass, paper and other similar individual consumer products are deposited and stored for future reprocessing, including crushing, breaking, sorting and packaging operations, but not a junkyard. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.750 Restaurants and cafes.

“Restaurants and cafes” means a place where meals and refreshments may be purchased. Such establishments include seating areas for customers, and cooking areas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.755 Retail store or gift shop.

“Retail store or gift shop” means a commercial business, and associated building(s) or room(s), where items are sold to customers for their own use. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.760 Salvage (junk) yards.

“Salvage (junk) yards” means any lot, parcel, tract of land, building, structure or part thereof used for the storage, collection, processing, purchase, sale or abandonment of wastepaper, rags, scrap metal, vehicular parts, glass, used building materials, household appliances, brush, wood or other scrap or discarded goods, materials, machinery or five or more unregistered, inoperable motor or recreational vehicles or any other type of junk. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.765 Sandwich board sign.

“Sandwich board sign” means a sign which consists of two panels, hinged or attached at the top or side, designed to be movable and stand on the ground. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.770 Sanitary landfill.

“Sanitary landfill” means a place where waste materials are buried between layers of earth. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.775 Sawmill and pulp mill (commercial).

“Sawmill and pulp mill (commercial)” means a commercial mill where timber or logs or pulp are sawed into lumber or boards. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.780 Sawmill, portable.

“Portable sawmill” means a small, self-contained sawmill which is moved to the site where the timber is to be sawn and then moved on to another location. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.785 School, private.

“Private school” is a nonpublic school conducting a program consisting of kindergarten and at least grade one or any of all grades one through 12. This is including but not limited to those schools that have a conditional use permit with Okanogan County. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.786 School, public.

“Public school” means the common schools as referred to in Article IX of the state Constitution, including charter schools established under Chapter 28A.710 RCW, and those schools and institutions of learning having a curriculum below the college or university level as now or may be established by law and maintained at public expense. This is including but not limited to those schools that have a conditional use permit with Okanogan County. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.790 Seasonal.

“Seasonal” means a temporary use, the duration of which is related to an identifiable climatic, cultural or recreational period (i.e., summer, winter, fall, spring, Christmas, ski season). (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.795 Septic lagoon.

“Septic lagoon” means a manmade lined pond and associated pump facility used for the purpose of storing septage or biosolids, and further defined by WAC 173-308-080 as “surface impoundment” which means a facility or part of a facility which is a natural topographic depression, manmade excavation, or diked area formed primarily of earthen materials (although it may be lined with manmade materials), and which is designed to hold an accumulation of liquids or sludges. The term includes holding, storage, settling, and aeration pits, ponds, or lagoons, but does not include injection wells. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.800 Setback.

“Setback” means the required distance between a structure and a property line, another structure, shoreline, ordinary high water mark, wetland boundary, or other similar feature. The setback width is measured along the slope of the land and is perpendicular to that feature requiring the setback. For example, a 25-foot property line setback would prohibit structures within 25 feet of the property line. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.805 Shooting ranges.

“Shooting ranges” means commercial facilities, indoor and/or outdoor, which are used for the purpose of using firearms for target practice or competition. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.810 Shoreline.

“Shoreline” means any shoreline environment as designated by Okanogan County’s shoreline master program. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.815 Sign.

“Sign” means any letter, figure, design, symbol, trademark, or other device which is intended to attract attention to any activity, service, place, firm, corporation or merchandise, except:

A. Traffic signs not visible from the public right-of-way or adjacent properties;

B. Signs on moving vehicles;

C. Newspapers or other printed materials intended for individual use or distribution to members of the public;

D. Government flags, or flags and bunting exhibited to commemorate national and patriotic holidays; and banners announcing charitable or civic events. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.820 Sign area.

“Sign area” means the entire background of one face of a sign upon which information of any kind can be displayed unless otherwise certified in this title, but does not include posts, foundations, roofs or landscaping. Sign measurement shall be based upon the entire area of the sign with a single continuous perimeter enclosing the extreme limits of the sign surface, but excluding posts, supports, foundations, roofs or landscaping. For a sign attached to or painted on a building, the area shall be considered to be 120 percent of the smallest rectangle which encompasses all of the letters, symbols, and any background color that is different than the natural color or finish of the building. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.825 Sign height.

The height of any sign shall be measured from the average grade at the base of the sign to the top of the sign. Any sign over or adjacent to a walkway shall be a minimum of eight feet above the walkway. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.830 Slaughterhouse.

“Slaughterhouse” means a facility and associated structure(s) where animals are butchered and prepared for food. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.835 Solid waste transfer station.

“Solid waste transfer station” means a government or private facility operated under government approval or franchise, where privately and/or commercially transported solid waste and refuse is reloaded into larger vehicles for final transportation to a permanent disposal location. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.840 Special event.

“Special event” means any event (excluding those events allowed through the festival permitting process) that happens for more than three consecutive days per event and no more than twice a year. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.845 Special event camping.

“Special event camping” means any 10 or more recreational vehicles, tents, or temporary structures designed for temporary habitation, or any combination thereof, limited to the duration of the special event (whether related to a special event or not) and one week before and one week after. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.850 Structure.

“Structure” means anything constructed in the ground, or anything erected which requires location on the ground or water, or is attached to something having location on or in the ground, but not including fences or paved areas, or standard roof-mounted antennas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.855 Temporary.

“Temporary” means a use or permit having a specific, short-term duration (see “seasonal” as defined by this chapter). (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.860 Temporary emergency facilities.

“Temporary emergency facilities” means those facilities which are used for a temporary duration for the purpose of accommodating emergency services and disaster relief during emergency/disaster situations which threaten public health and safety. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.865 Temporary use.

“Temporary use” means a use that is limited in scope, duration and frequency. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.870 Tourist accommodation.

“Tourist accommodation” means overnight lodging for the traveling public, which includes but is not limited to bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, guest ranches, hotels/motels, inns and lodges, nightly rentals, and RV parks. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.875 Tract.

“Tract” means a lot as defined by this chapter. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.880 Transient tourist accommodation.

“Transient tourist accommodation” means overnight lodging spaces for the traveling public. These facilities may include, but are not limited to: guest houses, recreational homes or cabins, or part-time residential homes, campgrounds, recreational vehicle (RV) parks, dormitories/hostels/hospices, bed and breakfasts, lodges/inns, cabins, hotel/motels. See individual definitions for additional detail concerning each type of use. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.885 Transient use.

“Transient use” means a business that lasts or stays only a short time and/or a business that travels from place to place covering a circuit. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.890 Transitional surface.

In reference to an airport, “transitional surfaces” are located on both sides of the approach and primary surfaces. These surfaces extend outward and upward at right angles to the runway centerline at a slope of seven feet horizontal for every one-foot vertical rise from the sides of the primary and approach surfaces until it reaches 160 feet above the highest point on the runway. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.895 Underlying zone.

“Underlying zone” means a zoning district (as designated within this title) which is applied directly to the land as identified on the official zoning map. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.900 Use.

“Use” means the legal enjoyment of property that consists in its employment, exercise, or practice. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.905 Variance.

“Variance” means an adjustment in the application of the regulations of a zoning ordinance to a particular piece of property, in a situation where the property, because of special circumstances found to exist on the land, is deprived as a result of the imposition of the zoning regulations of privileges commonly enjoyed by other properties in the same vicinity and zone. A variance shall be limited to only that adjustment necessary to remedy the disparity in privilege. A variance shall not be used to convey special privileges not enjoyed by other properties in the same vicinity and zone and subject to the same restrictions. Economic hardship is not grounds for a variance. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.910 Veterinary clinic.

“Veterinary clinic” means a place used for the care, grooming, diagnosis and treatment of sick, ailing, infirm or injured animals, and those who are in need of medical or surgical attention, and may include overnight accommodations on the premises for treatment, observation and/or recuperation. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.915 Warming huts/way stations.

“Warming huts/way stations” means a temporary shelter from adverse weather conditions or overnight layovers on longer trips. These shelters are not intended for extended stays or permanent residential occupancy. Further, these uses are permitted only as an ancillary use to a planned, recognized and/or duly authorized recreational program. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.920 Wetlands.

“Wetlands” means areas as defined as “wetlands” by Chapter 14.12 OCC, Critical Areas. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.925 Wholesale establishment.

“Wholesale establishment” means a business which sells things in large amounts to other businesses rather than to individual customers. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.930 Window sign.

“Window sign” means a sign placed inside a building within two horizontal feet of the window or on a window. This term does not include merchandise. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.935 Winery.

“Winery” means a facility where fruit or other products are processed (i.e., crushed, blended, aged, and/or bottled) for the purpose of making wine. A winery may include a tasting room, food and beverage service, places of public/private assembly, retail sales area, and live entertainment. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.20.940 Zoning adjustor.

“Zoning adjustor” means the individual designated and appointed by the board of county commissioners to decide administrative variance and conditional use permits as set forth in this title and pursuant to RCW 36.70.200. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).