20.02.005    Authority.

20.02.010    Title.

20.02.020    Purpose.

20.02.030    Compliance.

20.02.040    Administration.

20.02.050    Enforcement.

20.02.060    Relationship to other regulations.

20.02.005 Authority.

This Title is adopted pursuant to RCW chapters 35A.63 and 36.70A which empower a City to enact a zoning ordinance and provide for its administration, enforcement and amendment. (Ord 06-186 (Ex A))

20.02.010 Title.

This Title shall be known and may be cited as "The Quincy Zoning Code", or the "Zoning Code", and consists of the text hereof, and the Official Zoning Map, and shall be applied as part of the Land Use Code, as set out in Title 17. The Zoning Code shall be read and interpreted in light of the commitments of the Official Zoning Map. In the event a conflict should arise between the Zoning Code and the Official Zoning Map, the Zoning Code shall govern. (Ord 06-186 (Ex A))

20.02.020 Purpose.

The general purposes of the Zoning Code are to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare; to assist in the implementation of the comprehensive plan for the City; to encourage the orderly growth and development of the City; to promote compatible uses of land; to provide desired levels of population density and intensity of land use; to facilitate adequate levels of community services and utilities; to provide workable relationships between land uses, the transportation system and the environment; and to comply with the applicable provisions and objectives of State laws. (Ord 06-186 (Ex A))

20.02.030 Compliance.

The regulations established by the Zoning Code shall be the minimum regulations and shall apply uniformly to each class or kind of structure or land within each Zoning District, except as otherwise expressly provided in the Zoning Code.

A. No structure or part thereof shall hereafter be erected, reconstructed, moved, or structurally altered except in conformity with all regulations herein specified for the district in which it is located.

B. No building or other structure shall hereafter be erected or altered to exceed the height or bulk as required by the Zoning Code; to accommodate or house a greater number of families as required by the Zoning Code; to occupy a greater percentage of lot area as required by the Zoning Code; to have narrower or smaller rear, front, side yards, or other open spaces than herein required; or in any other manner contrary to the provisions of the Zoning Code.

C. No part of a yard, or other open space, or off-street parking, or loading space required about or in connection with any building for the purpose of complying with the Zoning Code shall be considered as providing a yard, open space, off-street parking, or loading space similarly required for any other building.

D. No yard or lot existing at the time of passage of the ordinances establishing the Zoning Code shall be reduced in dimension or area below the minimum requirements set forth in the Zoning Code. Yards or lots created after the effective date of the ordinance establishing the relevant portion of the Zoning Code shall meet at least the minimum requirements established by the Zoning Code. (Ord 06-186 (Ex A))

20.02.040 Administration.

Administration of this title shall be the responsibility of the Mayor, or his/her designee, and shall be conducted as described herein and in Title 17 Permit Review Procedures. (Ord 06-186 (Ex A))

20.02.050 Enforcement.

Enforcement of the provisions herein, and any violations thereof, shall be as described in this Title and in Title 17 Permit Review Procedures. (Ord 06-186 (Ex A))

20.02.060 Relationship to other regulations.

Other official controls, ordinances, regulations and plans, which may vary from time to time, may have a direct impact on the development of land in the City. Where provisions of other official controls, ordinances, regulations or plans overlap or conflict with provisions of the Zoning Code, the more restrictive provisions shall govern. (Ord 06-186 (Ex A))