Chapter 17.13


17.13.010    Enumerated.

17.13.020    Building construction restrictions.

17.13.030    Designation on map.

17.13.040    Designation by actual street layout.

17.13.050    Urban growth area (UGA) annexations.

17.13.060    Property divided by boundary line.

17.13.010 Enumerated.

For the purposes of this title, the city is divided into districts as follows:

R-1 residential district

R-2 residential district

R-3 residential district

R-4 residential district

Residential-medical district

S-1 suburban

C-1 commercial district

C-2 commercial district

C-3 commercial district

I-1 industrial district

I-2 industrial district

Open space recreational

Open space urban reserve

(Ord. 1546 § 2, 2020: Ord. 1142 § 1 (part), 2003; Ord. 948 § 2 (part), 1995).

17.13.020 Building construction restrictions.

(a)    No building shall be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered, nor shall any building or premises be used for any purpose other than is permitted in the district in which the building or premises is located, except as permitted by this code.

(b)    No building shall be erected or structurally altered to exceed in height the limit established in this title for any district in which the building is located.

(c)    No lot area shall be so reduced or diminished that the yards or other open spaces are smaller than prescribed by this title, nor shall the lot area per family be reduced in any manner except in conformity with the area regulations established for the district in which the building is located. (Ord. 948 § 2 (part), 1995).

17.13.030 Designation on map.

The boundaries of the various districts shall be shown on the map made a part of this title. The district boundaries are, unless otherwise indicated, the centerline of streets, alleys, or lot lines, as shown on the maps. (Ord. 1318 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1309 § 1, 2009; Ord. 1265 § 1, 2008; Ord. 1238 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1202 § 1, 2005; Ord. 1180 § 1, 2004; Ord. 1145 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1143 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1141 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1122 § 1, 2002; Ord. 948 § 2 (part), 1995).

17.13.040 Designation by actual street layout.

Where the street layout actually on the ground varies from that shown on the maps, the designations shown on the maps shall be applied by the commission to the streets as actually laid out so as to carry out the intent and purpose of the zoning plan for that district. (Ord. 948 § 2 (part), 1995).

17.13.050 Urban growth area (UGA) annexations.

Annexation requests shall be made to the Othello city council. All requests shall be followed by an annexation petition filed on forms provided by the city administrator.

A hearing shall be set and held by the city council. After council consideration, if so directed, the city attorney shall prepare an ordinance.

All land annexed to the city within the urban growth area (UGA) shall be zoned according to the zone designation shown on the comprehensive plan. All Adams County plats within the annexed area shall be reviewed and brought into compliance with current city standards by local improvement district or other assessment means to ensure the annexed area bears the costs of any upgrading necessary to meet city standards existing at the time of the annexation.

An annexation fee of two hundred dollars shall accompany each petition for annexation submitted to the city. If the city administrator, public works director, city engineer or city council separates such petition into individual parcels for purposes of consideration of the annexation petition, then an additional annexation fee shall be paid for each such annexation parcel separated out. The failure to pay any annexation fee shall cause all consideration of that annexation petition to cease until all necessary fees are paid.

The annexation of any property into the city which is not platted in compliance with current city platting requirements and community development standards shall be conditioned upon that property being platted in compliance with current city platting requirements and community development standards. The city council may condition acceptance of any annexation petition upon the completion of utility, street, sidewalk, or other improvements to city standards to ensure compatibility of the annexation area with existing city utilities, streets, sidewalks or other improvements. (Ord. 948 § 2 (part), 1995).

17.13.060 Property divided by boundary line.

If a district boundary line cuts a property having a single ownership as of record January 1, 1980, all such property may take the least restricted classification provided the property is developed as one unit. (Ord. 948 § 2 (part), 1995).