Chapter 17.31
RAINIER STREET/UPPER SIMS WAY SUBAREA

Sections:

17.31.010    Definitions.

17.31.020    Purpose – C-II(S) commercial zoning district.

17.31.030    Permitted, conditional and prohibited uses in the C-II(S) district.

17.31.040    Design review required within the C-II(S) zoning district.

17.31.050    Bulk, dimensional and density requirements – C-II(S) zoning district.

17.31.060    Purpose – M/C mixed light manufacturing and commercial.

17.31.070    Permitted, conditional and prohibited uses – M/C zoning district.

17.31.080    Bulk, dimensional and density requirements within the M/C mixed light manufacturing and commercial zoning district.

17.31.090    Design review required within the M/C mixed light manufacturing and commercial zoning district.

17.31.100    Purpose – Commercial focus overlay.

17.31.110    Boundaries of district – Commercial focus overlay.

17.31.120    Development standards – Commercial focus overlay.

17.31.130    Application of regulations – Commercial focus overlay.

17.31.140    Purpose – Building-specific standards.

17.31.150    Bulk, dimensional and lot standards by building type.

17.31.010 Definitions.

The following definitions supplement or supersede the definitions in Chapter 17.08 PTMC and are applicable within the Rainier Street/Upper Sims Way Subarea:

“Agriculture” means the tilling of soil, the raising of crops, horticulture, viticulture, small livestock farming, pasturing, grazing, poultry, dairying and/or animal husbandry, including all uses customarily incidental thereto except small animal husbandry on a noncommercial scale. This definition also includes accessory agricultural structures such as storage, warehousing, and distribution buildings.

Alcohol Beverage Production or Processing. See “microbrewery,” “microdistillery” and “microwinery.”

“Artisan production” means a use in which nonfood, finished, personal or household items, which are either made to order or which involve considerable handwork, are produced. Examples include but are not limited to pottery and candle making, leather work, creation of sculpture and other art work, and glassblowing. High-impact uses shall not be considered custom art and craft work.

“Automated teller machine” means a type of banking and financial services with automated or self-service banking features with no staff or personnel provided.

“Automobile and boat sales” means a business primarily engaged in the sale of new and used autos, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, utility trailers, aircraft, snowmobiles, motorboats, sailboats, and the like. Automotive and boat sales may also include establishments that provide for the sale of these vehicles and boat craft as well as some minor or major repair, paint and body work.

“Bank/financial services” includes but is not limited to savings and loans, credit unions, and other depository institutions; banks and trust companies, credit agencies, investment companies, brokers and dealers of securities and commodities. Does not include check-cashing stores.

“Community garden” means a site used for growing plants for food, fiber, herbs, and flowers and shared and maintained by community residents and may include collective gardens for medical marijuana (see “collective garden, medical marijuana, commercial” and “collective garden, medical marijuana, noncommercial” in PTMC 17.08.020) where permitted by city codes.

“Correctional facility” means prisons, jails and other correctional facilities which are also defined as “essential public facilities” and regulated in accordance with RCW 36.70A.200.

“Day care centers and preschools” means a building or structure in which an agency, person or persons provides developmentally appropriate care, protection and supervision of children that are designed to promote positive growth and educational experiences for children outside of their home for periods of less than 24 hours a day, as currently and hereafter defined in WAC 170-296-0020. Day care centers and preschools include preschools (not state-licensed) and child day care centers that are regulated by the Washington State Department of Early Learning, as presently defined and hereafter amended (WAC 170-295-0010 and 170-296-0020). As used in this title, the term is not intended to include babysitting services of a casual, nonrecurring nature or in the child’s own home. Likewise, the term is not intended to include cooperative, reciprocal child care by a group of parents in their respective homes.

“Dwelling, live/work” means an establishment that includes a dwelling unit and an area for nonresidential activity by the unit resident(s). Live/work dwelling units may be considered multifamily or single-family attached based on the unit design. The entire unit is considered a residential use.

“Eating or drinking establishment” means an establishment where food and drink (including alcoholic beverages) are prepared, served and consumed primarily within the principal building. Eating or drinking establishments include, but are not limited to: restaurants providing sit-down, drive-in or fast-food service, as well as businesses engaged in the retail sale of alcoholic beverages including bars, night clubs and taverns. Catering establishments where food is prepared on the premises for serving elsewhere are also included in this definition.

“Equipment rental and repair” means a business which rents or leases equipment for personal or household use, including but not limited to power and hand tools, yard and garden equipment, or party supplies such as dishware, glassware, and folding tables and chairs. This does not include rental of furniture or appliances, which is classified under “general retail.” It also does not include rental or leasing of portable toilets, heavy equipment like bulldozers, or similar services to the construction trades. These are classified as light production uses.

“General production” means manufacturing of products from extracted or raw materials, recycled or secondary materials, or bulk storage and handling of such products and materials. This classification includes, but is not limited to: food, beverage and tobacco product manufacturing; textile mills; textile product mills; apparel manufacturing; leather and allied product manufacturing; wood product manufacturing; paper manufacturing; chemical manufacturing; plastics and rubber products manufacturing; nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing; transportation equipment manufacturing; primary metal manufacturing; and fabricated metal product manufacturing.

“General retail” means stores and shops intended to serve the city as destination retail rather than convenience shopping. Examples of these stores and lines of merchandise include, but are not limited to: art galleries; art supplies, including framing services; bakeries, confectioneries, artisan cheese makers; books, magazines, and newspapers; cameras and photographic supplies; clothing, shoes, and accessories; collectibles (cards, coins, comics, stamps, etc.); drug stores and pharmacies; dry goods; fabrics and sewing supplies; furniture and appliance stores; grocery stores; hobby materials; home and office electronics; jewelry; luggage and leather goods; musical instruments; parts; accessories; small wares; specialty shops; sporting goods and equipment; stationery; toys and games; variety stores; videos, DVDs, records, and CDs, including rental stores. Does not include retail sales of sexually oriented materials.

“Home day care” means a facility licensed to provide direct care, supervision and early learning opportunities for 12 or fewer children at any one time, in the home of the licensee where the licensee resides and is the primary provider, as presently defined and hereafter amended (WAC 170-296-0020).

“Limited production” means manufacturing of finished parts or products, where articles are either produced, assembled, finished and/or packaged from prepared materials made at another location, or raw materials, such as premilled wood, paper, wool, textile, leather, cork or semiprecious or precious metals or stones. This classification includes, but is not limited to: assembly of clocks; clothing assembly; medical equipment manufacturing; sports equipment manufacturing; building construction yards; computer and electronic product manufacturing; furniture and fixture manufacturing; electrical equipment and component manufacturing; and other uses as determined by the director. For the purpose of this definition, limited production shall include canning or bottling of food or beverages for human or animal consumption using a mechanized assembly line food manufacturing.

“Lodging” means an establishment used for the purpose of lodging transient guests. Lodging may be in the form of a bed and breakfast, inn, hotel, motel, or tourist home.

Marijuana Production or Processing. See “marijuana processor” and “marijuana producer,” PTMC 17.08.040.

“Meeting facilities” means a facility for public or private meetings, including, but not limited to: community centers; civic and private auditoriums; grange halls; union halls; meeting halls for clubs and other membership organizations, etc. Also includes functionally related internal facilities such as kitchens, multi-purpose rooms and storage. Does not include conference and meeting rooms accessory and incidental to another primary use and which are typically used only by on-site employees and clients and occupy less floor area on the site than the offices they support. Does not include: cinemas; performing arts theaters; indoor commercial sports assembly or other commercial entertainment facilities. Related on-site facilities such as day care centers and schools are separately defined and regulated.

“Microbrewery” means a combination retail, wholesale and manufacturing business that brews and serves beer and/or food on the premises. This definition also includes structures such as storage, warehousing, and distribution buildings.

“Microdistillery” means a combination retail, wholesale and small-scale artisan manufacturing business that produces and serves alcoholic spirits and/or food on the premises. This definition also includes structures such as storage, warehousing, and distribution buildings.

“Microwinery” means a combination retail, wholesale and small-scale artisan manufacturing business that produces and serves wine and/or food on the premises. This definition also includes structures such as storage, warehousing, and distribution buildings.

“Parking facility, private” means parking lots or structures accessory to a residential building and used for the parking and storage of vehicles owned and operated by the residents thereof, and is not a separate commercial enterprise available to the general public.

“Parking facility, public” means parking lots or structures operated by the city or a private entity providing parking to the general public either for free or for a fee. Does not include towing, impound or storage facilities.

“Personal services” means establishments primarily engaged in providing services involving the care of a person including, but not limited to: barber and beauty shops; clothing rental; dry cleaning pick-up stores with limited equipment; home electronics and small appliance repair; laundromats (self-service laundries); locksmiths; massage (licensed, therapeutic, nonsexual); nail salons; pet grooming with no boarding; shoe repair shops; tailors; and tanning salons. These uses may also include accessory retail sales of products related to the services provided.

“Printing and publishing” means printing by letterpress, lithography, gravure, screen, offset, or electrostatic (xerographic) copying and other establishments serving the printing trade such as bookbinding, typesetting, engraving, photoengraving and electrotyping. This use also includes establishments that publish newspapers, books and periodicals and establishments manufacturing business forms and binding devices. Quick printing services including shops specializing in printing small jobs for business clients or the general public, such as photocopying, offset printing, or screen printing of documents, announcements, business cards, or the like are also included in this definition.

“Recreational and cultural facility” means facilities designed and equipped for recreation or leisure-time activities. These facilities may be open to the general public and operated by a municipal corporation or not-for-profit organization, or operated as a business. These include, but are not limited to, parks, playgrounds, sports fields, beaches, boat or yacht clubs, swimming pools, carousels, athletic clubs, golf and country clubs, theaters, bowling alleys, museums, aquariums, public and private recreational concessions, miniature golf, archery ranges and amusement activities such as coin- or token-operated machines, rides, or booths to conduct games.

“Religious assembly” means an establishment for religious worship and other religious ceremonies including religious education, rectories and parsonages, offices, social services, columbaria and community programs.

“School: public or private” means a place for systematic instruction in any branch or branches of knowledge, including elementary, junior, and senior high schools, whether public, private or parochial, as well as those that instruct pupils in arts, crafts or trades, but not including fraternity and sorority houses.

“State or regional transportation facilities” means transportation facilities defined as “essential public facilities” and regulated in accordance with RCW 36.70A.200. (Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.020 Purpose – C-II(S) commercial zoning district.

The C-II(S) is considered a subdistrict of C-II – general commercial in the Rainier Street/Upper Sims Way Subarea. This district primarily allows for manufacturing and industrial uses, as well as office space, small-scale retail, and eating/drinking venues. Multifamily and attached residential are allowed; however, certain restrictions apply within the zoning district for those areas located within the commercial focus overlay district (PTMC 17.31.120). Rainier Street serves as the main commercial spine within the district; buildings will be oriented to the street with ground floor active commercial uses. The district occurs along Sims Way and in the triangular area bounded by SR 20 to the south, Rainier Street to the east, and Discovery Road to the northwest. (Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.030 Permitted, conditional and prohibited uses in the C-II(S) district.

A. Table 17.31.030 identifies land uses in the C-II(S) commercial zoning district that are permitted outright (P), subject to a conditional use permit (C), subject to the specific conditional use requirements for uses in commercial historic structures contained in PTMC 17.84.060 (H), prohibited (X), or not applicable (N/A). However, notwithstanding the fact that a use may be permitted outright, additional permits may be required for certain projects.

B. Requirements for the uses identified in Table 17.31.030 which are contained within other provisions of this title are referenced under the heading “Specific Use Standards,” although this should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all provisions of this title which may apply to any given use. Specifically, the provisions of PTMC 17.31.050, Bulk, dimensional and density requirements, PTMC 17.31.150, Bulk, dimensional and lot standards by building type, Chapter 17.72 PTMC, Off-Street Parking and Loading, and Chapter 17.76 PTMC, Signs, shall apply to all uses, even if not noted in Table 17.31.030.

C. Lighting Requirements in the C-II(S) Commercial Zoning District. Where lighted signs and illuminated areas are permitted, such illuminating devices shall be shaded and directed so as not to provide glare toward any residential district (i.e., R-I, R-II, R-III and R-IV). All exterior lighting, including that to illuminate signs, shall be pointed downward and shielded from direct observation from the air, adjacent properties, and public rights-of-way. Lighting “spillover” to adjacent properties shall be minimized. Lamps shall use recessed or flat lenses. Light fixtures shall be “full cutoff” fixtures.

D. Incidental uses which are identified in this title as prohibited or conditional uses within the applicable zoning district shall be considered conditional and processed in accordance with Chapter 20.01 PTMC subject to the approval criteria codified in Chapter 17.84 PTMC.

E. Where portions of a site are located within the commercial focus overlay district, the provisions of PTMC 17.31.120, Development standards – Commercial focus overlay, shall apply.

Table 17.31.030

Commercial Zoning District – Permitted, Conditional and Prohibited Uses 

Key to table:

P = Permitted outright; C = Subject to a conditional use permit; X = Prohibited; N/A = Not applicable

Use Type

C-II(S)

Specific Use Standards

Residential

Cottage House

X

Refer to PTMC 17.31.150, Bulk, dimensional and lot standards by building type, for regulations pertaining to applicable residential building types.

Dwelling, Multifamily

 

Apartment House: Small

P

Apartment House: Large

P

Townhouse/Rowhouse

P

Dwelling, Single-Family Attached

P

 

Dwelling, Single-Family Detached

X

 

Dwelling, Live/Work

P

 

Owner/Operator Residences

X

 

Accessory Dwelling

X

 

Home Occupation

X

Chapter 17.56 PTMC, Home Occupations

Homeless Shelters

C

 

Nursing Homes

P

 

Industry, Manufacturing and Processing

Artisan Production

P

 

General Production, except with any of the following features:

P

Marijuana production or processing must demonstrate compliance with the standards found in the definition set in Chapter 17.08 PTMC.

Marijuana Production or Processing

C

Alcohol Beverage Production or Processing

P

Limited Production, except with any of the following features:

C

 

Boat Building, Repair, Maintenance and Storage

X

Welding and Fabrication

C

Printing and Publishing

P

 

Retail

Automotive Sales and Service

C

 

Boat Sales and Service

C

 

General Retail, except with any of the following features:

P

Formula retail establishments, refer to Chapter 17.54 PTMC for applicable regulations and definitions.

Convenience Stores

P

Drive-Through Services

X

Formula Retail Establishments

X

Regional Retail Establishments

X

Eating or Drinking Establishment, except with any of the following features:

P

Formula restaurants, refer to Chapter 17.54 PTMC for applicable regulations and definitions.

Drinking Establishments (No food sale/consumption on premises)

P

Drive-Through Services

C

Floor Area over 5,000 sf

X

Formula Restaurants

X

Specialty Retail, except with any of the following features:

P

 

Building Materials or Garden and Farm Supplies Stores

P

 

Farmers Markets and Flea Markets

P

 

Motor Vehicle Supply Stores

P

 

Wholesale, except with any of the following features:

C

 

Wholesaling of Goods Not Produced on the Premises

X

 

Services

Animal Services, except with the following features:

C

 

Boarding

X

 

Automated Teller Machine

P

 

Bank/Financial Services

P

 

Day Care:

 

Refer to Chapter 17.52 PTMC, Child Care Facilities; home day care permitted only when occurring in the residence where the primary provider lives, see definition in Chapter 17.08 PTMC.

Home Day Care

P

Day Care Centers and Preschools

P

Equipment Rental and Repair

P

 

Hospitals

P

 

Lodging, except with the following features:

P

 

Hotels/Motels/Hostels

P

Tourist Homes

X

Mini-Storage

X

 

Mobile, Manufactured and Modular Housing Sales

X

 

Offices

P

 

Personal Services, except with the following features:

P

 

Funeral Parlors and Mortuaries

C

Massage Clinic

P

Production and Recording Studios

P

 

Vehicle Services, except with the following features:

P

 

Automotive Repair

P

Service Stations (both automotive and marine)

P

Truck, Trailer and Recreational Vehicle Rental

X

Recreation, Education, Public Assembly

Adult Entertainment Facilities

X

 

Meeting Facilities

P

 

Recreational or Cultural Facility:

 

 

< 5,000 sf

P

> 5,000 sf

C

Religious Assembly

P

 

School: Public or Private, except with the following features:

X

 

Colleges and Universities (Public or Private) with Students in Residence

X

Agriculture

Community Gardens

P

 

Transportation, Communications, Infrastructure

Docks, Piers and Ferry Landings

X

 

Parking Facility

 

Refer to Chapter 17.72 PTMC, Off-Street Parking and Loading, for required parking and design requirements.

Public

C

Private

P (when accessory to an authorized use)

Public Utility, except with the following features:

P

 

Electrical Distribution Substations

X

Radio and Television Towers

C

Personal Wireless Service

N/A

Refer to Chapter 17.78 PTMC, Personal Wireless Service Facilities, for list of permitted, conditional and prohibited uses and other substantive requirements.

Accessory

Accessory Building/Structure

P

 

Agriculture

P

Agriculture is allowed if it is incidental to the principal use and located on the same lot as the principal use or on lot(s) contiguous to a lot on which the principal use is located. Agricultural uses within the commercial zones exclude small livestock farming, pasturing, grazing, poultry, dairying and/or animal husbandry. Marijuana production is not allowed as an incidental use.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, except with the following features:

P

 

Battery Exchange Stations Not Combined with Vehicle Services

X

Temporary

Amusement

P

Chapter 17.60 PTMC, Temporary Uses

Offices

P

Chapter 17.60 PTMC, Temporary Uses

Sales, except with the following features:

P

Chapter 17.60 PTMC, Temporary Uses

Swap Meet

X

(Ord. 3252 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.040 Design review required within the C-II(S) zoning district.

A. Projects in the C-II(S) district are subject to commercial, mixed use and multifamily architectural and site design review pursuant to Chapters 17.44 and 17.46 PTMC.

B. Where portions of a site are located within the commercial focus overlay district, the provisions of PTMC 17.31.120, Development standards – Commercial focus overlay, shall apply. (Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.050 Bulk, dimensional and density requirements – C-II(S) zoning district.

A. The standards contained in Table 17.31.050 apply to the C-II(S) zoning district, and shall be determined to be minimum requirements, unless stated as maximum by this title.

B. Setbacks and Minimum Yard Requirements. Notwithstanding any other ordinance or provision of this title, all setbacks (yard requirements) shall be measured from the lot line to the building line, as defined in Chapter 17.08 PTMC; provided, that the roof or eaves of a roof of a building may extend beyond the building line a maximum distance of two feet into the applicable minimum yard area.

C. Construction and Permits. From and after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section, no building permit shall be issued and no building shall be constructed on any tract, lot or site in the city unless the building is situated on such tract, lot or site in conformance with the requirements of this title and any other applicable provision of law.

D. Residential Building-Specific Standards. Single-family attached, townhouse/rowhouse, apartment house, and live/work building types shall be subject to the setback, lot dimensions, and height requirements listed in PTMC 17.31.150, Bulk, dimensional and lot standards by building type. All other district bulk, dimensional and density requirements shall apply.

Table 17.31.050

Commercial Zoning District – Bulk, Dimensional and Density Requirements 

DISTRICT

C-II(S)

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING-SPECIFIC STANDARDS

(Applicable to: Single-Family Attached, Townhouse/Rowhouse, Apartment Houses, and/or Live/Work)

Refer to PTMC 17.31.150, Bulk, dimensional and lot standards by building type, for regulations pertaining to applicable residential building types. The setback and lot dimensions in this chapter shall apply to residential buildings in this district.

MINIMUM LOT SIZE

5,000 sf

FRONT YARD SETBACKS

None

REAR YARD SETBACKS

None unless contiguous with an R-I, R-II or R-III zoning district, then 15 feet, or 20 feet if building height is > 20 feet

SIDE YARD SETBACKS

None unless contiguous with an R-I, R-II or R-III zone, then 15 feet, or 20 feet if building height is > 20 feet

MAXIMUM GROUND FLOOR AREA1,3 (in any one structure)

40,000 sf

MAXIMUM GROSS FLOOR AREA3

60,000 sf

MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT

In C-II(S), 50 feet or 4 stories

MAXIMUM FENCE HEIGHT2

8 feet, unless otherwise authorized through applicable design review process

TREE CONSERVATION

Preservation of existing trees, and/or new trees shall be provided consistent with Chapter 19.06 PTMC, Article III, Standards for Tree Conservation

1 Multiple structures on a single property or reviewed as a single development proposal may not be attached to exceed 40,000 square feet ground floor area. Such multiple structures must be separated by the minimum separation standards as established by PTMC 17.44.040 when their combined ground floor area exceeds 40,000 square feet.

2 Maximum fence heights apply only within any required front, side, or rear setback area or along the edge of any required yard. Fences over six feet and retaining walls may require a building permit.

3 This standard only applies to nonresidential uses, mixed use structures, and apartment house buildings. This is not applicable to other residential building types and their accessory structures.

(Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.060 Purpose – M/C mixed light manufacturing and commercial.

A. M/C – Mixed Light Manufacturing and Commercial. This district accommodates a wide range of uses meeting a desired form that creates a walkable urban area where a person can walk or bike to work or to fulfill many shopping needs. The purpose of this district is to provide for a mix of commercial, light manufacturing with on-site retailing, and workforce housing. These are uses which may have mixed uses or combine aspects of both on-site manufacturing and retailing (e.g., specialty crafts or artisans). Manufacturing to commercial floor area ratios are necessary for this district to ensure that certain uses do not dominate at the expense of others. The site areas located within the commercial focus overlay district shall be subject to the provisions in PTMC 17.31.120. (Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.070 Permitted, conditional and prohibited uses – M/C zoning district.

A. Table 17.31.070 identifies land uses in the M/C mixed light manufacturing and commercial zoning district that are permitted outright (P), subject to a conditional use permit (C), prohibited (X), or not applicable (N/A). However, notwithstanding the fact that a use may be permitted outright, additional permits may be required for certain projects.

B. Requirements for the uses identified in Table 17.31.070 which are contained within other provisions of this title are referenced under the heading “Specific Use Standards,” although this should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all provisions of this title which may apply to any given use. Specifically, the provisions of PTMC 17.31.080, Bulk, dimensional and density requirements, PTMC 17.31.150, Bulk, dimensional and lot standards by building type, Chapter 17.72 PTMC, Off-Street Parking and Loading, and Chapter 17.76 PTMC, Signs, shall apply to all uses, even if not noted in Table 17.31.070.

C. Limitations on Use – Buffering Requirements. All sites in the M/C district having a common boundary with residential districts (i.e., R-I, R-II, R-III and R-IV) shall have planted and maintained along such common boundary a view-obscuring greenbelt of shrubs, trees and native vegetation, which will grow to not less than eight feet in height nor less than 10 feet in width within five years, for screening purposes and controlling access.

D. Limitations on Use – General Requirements. Manufacturing uses shall be subject to the following conditions:

1. Noise. In the M/C district the construction and operation of facilities and uses shall follow best management practices so as to minimize unnecessary conflicts with and impacts to adjacent nonindustrial land or water uses to the extent practicable given the intended use and zoning.

2. Light and Glare. Exterior lighting shall not be used in such a manner that produces glare on public streets or roads and neighboring property. Arc welding, acetylene torch cutting or similar processes shall be performed so as not to be seen from any point beyond the outside of the property.

3. Fire and Safety Hazards.

a. The storage and handling of inflammable liquids, liquefied petroleum gases and explosives shall comply with rules and regulations falling under the jurisdiction of the city fire chief, the laws of the state and other local ordinances.

b. Bulk storage of inflammable liquids below ground shall be permitted, and the tank shall be located not closer to the property line than the greatest dimension (diameter, length, or height) of the tank.

4. Interferences. Provisions must be made for necessary shielding or other preventive measures against interferences occasioned by mechanical or electrical equipment, uses or processes with electrical apparatus in nearby buildings or land uses.

5. Waste Products. Liquid and solid wastes, storage of animal or vegetable waste which attract insects or rodents or otherwise create a health hazard shall be prohibited. No waste products shall be exposed to view from eye level from any property line in the M/C district.

E. Incidental uses which are identified in this title as prohibited or conditional uses within the applicable zoning district shall be considered conditional and processed in accordance with Chapter 20.01 PTMC subject to the approval criteria codified in Chapter 17.84 PTMC.

F. Where portions of a site are located within the commercial focus overlay district, the provisions of PTMC 17.31.120, Development standards – Commercial focus overlay, shall apply.

Table 17.31.070

Manufacturing District – Permitted, Conditional and Prohibited Uses 

Key to table:

P = Permitted outright; C = Subject to a conditional use permit; X = Prohibited; N/A - Not applicable

Use Type

M/C

Specific Use Standards

Residential

Cottage House

X

 

Dwelling, Multifamily

 

Refer to PTMC 17.31.150, Bulk, dimensional and lot standards by building type, for regulations pertaining to applicable residential building types.

Apartment House: Small

P

Apartment House: Large

P

Townhouse/Rowhouse

P

Dwelling, Single-Family Attached

P

Dwelling, Single-Family Detached

X

Dwelling, Live/Work

P

Owner/Operator Residences

X

 

Home Occupation

X

Chapter 17.56 PTMC, Home Occupations

Industry, Manufacturing and Processing

Artisan Production

P

 

General Production, except with any of the following features:

P

Marijuana production or processing must demonstrate compliance with the standards found in the definition set in Chapter 17.08 PTMC.

Freezer Plants, Food Mills and Fertilizer Production

X

Marijuana Production or Processing

P

Seafood Processing

X

Transportation Equipment Manufacturing and Assembly

X

Limited Production, except with any of the following features:

P

 

Automobile Wrecking Yards

X

 

Boat Building and Related Products Manufacture

P

 

Building Construction Yards and Offices Occupying More Than 10,000 sf Total Area

X

 

Printing and Publishing

P

 

Retail

General Retail, individual tenant spaces up to 10,000 sf

P

Formula retail establishments, refer to Chapter 17.54 PTMC for applicable regulations and definitions.

General Retail, individual tenant spaces over 10,000 sf

C

Eating or Drinking Establishment, except with any of the following features:

P

 

Commercial Kitchen

P

 

Drive-Through Services

X

 

Formula Restaurants

X

 

Microbreweries

P

 

Wholesale, except with any of the following features:

P

 

Wholesaling of Goods Not Produced on the Premises

X

 

Services

Automotive Sales and Service

X

 

Boat Sales and Service

X

 

Day Care:

 

Refer to Chapter 17.52 PTMC, Child Care Facilities; home day care permitted only when occurring in the residence where the primary provider lives, see definition in Chapter 17.08 PTMC.

Home Day Care

P

Day Care Centers and Preschools

C

Equipment Rental and Repair

P

 

Storage and Warehousing:

 

 

Boat Storage

X

Mini-Storage

X

Warehousing and Freight Distribution

X

Offices:

 

 

Medical

P

 

Professional

P

 

Government

P

 

Recreation

Adult Entertainment Facilities

X

 

Transportation, Communications, Infrastructure

Essential Public Facilities, except with any of the following features:

C

 

Airports and Heliports

X

Correctional Facility

C

Parking Facility

 

Refer to Chapter 17.72 PTMC, Off-Street Parking and Loading, for required parking and design requirements.

Public

C

Private

P

State or Regional Transportation Facilities

C

 

Public Utility, except with the following features:

P

 

Electrical Distribution Substations

C

Radio and Television Towers

C

Solid Waste and Recycling Facilities

X

Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities

C

Personal Wireless Service

N/A

Refer to Chapter 17.78 PTMC, Personal Wireless Service Facilities, for list of permitted, conditional and prohibited uses and other substantive requirements.

Accessory

Accessory Building/Structure

P

 

Agriculture

P

Agriculture is allowed if it is incidental to the principal use and located on the same lot as the principal use or on lot(s) contiguous to a lot on which the principal use is located. Agricultural uses within the commercial zones exclude small livestock farming, pasturing, grazing, poultry, dairying and/or animal husbandry. Marijuana production is not allowed as an incidental use.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, except with the following features:

P

 

Battery Exchange Stations Not Combined with Vehicle Services

X

(Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.080 Bulk, dimensional and density requirements within the M/C mixed light manufacturing and commercial zoning district.

A. The standards contained in Table 17.31.080 apply to the M/C mixed light manufacturing and commercial zoning district, and shall be determined to be minimum requirements, unless stated as maximum by this title.

B. Setbacks and Minimum Yard Requirements. Notwithstanding any other ordinance or provision of this title, all setbacks (yard requirements) shall be measured from the lot line to the building line, as defined in Chapter 17.08 PTMC; provided, that the roof or eaves of a roof of a building may extend beyond the building line a maximum distance of two feet into the applicable minimum yard area.

C. Construction and Permits. From and after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section, no building permit shall be issued and no building shall be constructed on any tract, lot or site in the city unless the building is situated on such tract, lot or site in conformance with the requirements of this title and any other applicable provision of law.

D. Residential Building-Specific Standards. Residential building types shall be subject to the setback, lot dimensions, and height requirements listed in PTMC 17.31.150, Bulk, dimensional and lot standards by building type. All other district bulk, dimensional and density requirements shall apply.

 

Table 17.31.080

Manufacturing Zoning District – Bulk, Dimensional and Density Requirements

DISTRICT

M/C

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING-SPECIFIC STANDARDS (Applicable to residential buildings)

Refer to PTMC 17.31.150, Bulk, dimensional and lot standards by building type, for regulations pertaining to applicable residential building types. The setback and lot dimensions in this chapter shall apply to residential buildings in this district.

MINIMUM LOT SIZE

5,000 sf

MINIMUM FRONT YARD SETBACKS

10'

MINIMUM REAR YARD SETBACKS

10'

MINIMUM SIDE YARD SETBACKS

5' each side

MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT

50'

MAXIMUM FLOOR AREA RATIO1

2 sf of gross floor area per 1 sf of lot

MAXIMUM FENCE HEIGHT

Front = 8'

Side = 8'

Rear = 8'

TREE CONSERVATION

Preservation shall be provided consistent with Chapter 19.06 PTMC, Article III, Standards for Tree Conservation

1 The floor area ratio standard only applies to nonresidential uses, mixed use structures, and apartment house buildings. This is not applicable to other residential building types and their accessory structures.

(Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.090 Design review required within the M/C mixed light manufacturing and commercial zoning district.

A. Commercial and mixed use developments in the M/C district are subject to Chapter 17.44 PTMC, Commercial and Mixed Use Architectural and Site Design Standards.

B. Multifamily projects in the M/C district are subject to Chapter 17.36 PTMC, Multifamily Residential Development Standards. (Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.100 Purpose – Commercial focus overlay.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish a “commercial focus overlay district” wherein permitted commercial uses of the underlying zone are required for ground floors of buildings fronting designated streets within the boundaries of the district. (Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.110 Boundaries of district – Commercial focus overlay.

The boundaries of the commercial focus overlay district are depicted on the official zoning map. (Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.120 Development standards – Commercial focus overlay.

The following development standards apply to structures within the commercial focus overlay and are not intended to preclude other provisions of this title which may also apply. Specifically, the provisions of any underlying zoning district, Chapter 17.44 PTMC, Commercial and Mixed Use Architectural Site Design Standards, and Chapter 17.72 PTMC, Off-Street Parking and Loading, shall apply to all uses.

A. Uses Permitted. One or more of the following uses, as permitted in the underlying zone, shall be required to occupy a minimum of 75 percent of any building’s ground floor linear frontage along an arterial or collector roadway within the boundaries of this overlay district:

1. Retail, excepting wholesale retail uses.

2. Service, excepting mini-storage and vehicular service uses.

3. Dwelling, live/work.

B. Building Setback Standards. The following setback standards apply to building portions within the commercial focus overlay district. These setback allowances may supersede setback standards established in the underlying zone and PTMC 17.31.150, Bulk, dimensional and lot standards by building type.

1. No minimum front setbacks are required.

2. The maximum building setback shall be 20 feet. Buildings may be set back further to avoid trees, utilities, easements, and similar features. Buildings may be set back further to allow for an outdoor plaza, courtyard or similar feature.

C. Minimum Facade Requirements Along Streets.

1. Arterial and Collector Streets. Buildings/structures shall occupy a minimum of 75 percent of the site frontage along an adjacent arterial or collector roadway within overlay district boundaries.

2. Local Streets. Buildings/structures shall occupy at least 50 percent of the site frontage along an adjacent local street within overlay district boundaries.

3. Alleys. These standards do not apply to alleys.

D. Parking. Parking and auto access shall be located to the side and rear of the structure; and on corner lots, location preference shall be away from the primary street front. Parking location shall be in accordance with the building-specific standards of the underlying zone, Chapters 17.44 and 17.72 PTMC. (Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.130 Application of regulations – Commercial focus overlay.

All properties located within the commercial focus overlay district shall be subject to both its underlying zone classification and to the requirements established in the commercial focus overlay district. Where the provisions of the commercial focus overlay district conflict with the provisions of an underlying zone or other provision of this title, the more restrictive limitation shall apply. (Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.140 Purpose – Building-specific standards.

The general purpose for the building-specific standards is to recognize that various residential building types have specific design and layout characteristics. This chapter is intended to establish specific dimensional standards for single-family attached, townhouse/rowhouse, apartment houses, and/or live/work residential building types. In many cases, the zoning district dimensional standards are not appropriate for residential buildings types; thus, this chapter establishes specific standards for residential building types in certain zoning districts. (Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).

17.31.150 Bulk, dimensional and lot standards by building type.

A. The standards herein are unique and applicable to the following residential building types in the mixed use, commercial, and manufacturing zoning districts:

1. Single-family attached;

2. Townhouse/rowhouse;

3. Apartment houses;

4. Live/work.

B. Table 17.31.150 (Building-Specific Standards) establishes the setback, height, and lot dimensional requirements for the residential building types listed in subsection A of this section. The table may also impose other dimensional requirements and design standards.

C. The dimensional standards listed in Table 17.31.150 (Building-Specific Standards) shall supersede other district requirements.

D. Where a site and/or development project is located within the commercial focus overlay district, the provisions of PTMC 17.31.120 shall also apply.

Table 17.31.150

Building-Specific Standards – Bulk, Dimensional and Lot Standards by Building Type

 

Building Type

Standards

Attached Single-Family

Townhouse/Rowhouse

Apartment House: Small

Apartment House: Large

Live/Work

DESCRIPTION (also see Chapter 17.08 PTMC for specific definitions)

2 – 4 units per building (including duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes)

5 – 10 units per building

5 – 10 units per building (includes units above nonresidential)

Over 10 per building (includes units above nonresidential)

Multifamily or attached dwelling that contains nonresidential space

UNIT ARRANGEMENT (also see Chapter 17.08 PTMC for specific definitions)

Side by side and/or over the other

Side by side

Side by side and/or over the other

Side by side and/or over the other

Side by side and/or over the other

HEIGHT (MAXIMUM)

Based on zoning district

Based on zoning district

Based on zoning district

Based on zoning district

Based on zoning district

SETBACKS (MINIMUM)

 

 

 

 

 

FRONT

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

FRONT GARAGE

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

SIDE

5 ft

5 ft

5 ft

7 ft

5 ft

SIDE WITH SHARED EXTERIOR WALL

0 ft

0 ft

N/A

N/A

0 ft

REAR

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

REAR ABUTTING AN ALLEY

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

YARDS ABUTTING THE R-I OR R-II

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

20 ft

10 ft

LOT DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

WIDTH (MINIMUM)

18 ft

18 ft

50 ft

50 ft

18 ft

DEPTH (MINIMUM)

70 ft

70 ft

80 ft

80 ft

70 ft

AREA (MINIMUM)

None

None

5,000 sf

5,000 sf

None

DENSITY

Based on the underlying zoning district

(Ord. 3232 § 1 (Exh. B), 2019).