Chapter 18.20
PURPOSES OF DISTRICTS

Sections:

18.20.010    Establishment of districts.

18.20.015    Unlisted uses – Similar use determination.

18.20.020    Application of the permitted use groups in zone Tables 18.20.040 through 18.20.150.

18.20.030    Permitted use definitions for zone Tables 18.20.040 through 18.20.150.

18.20.040    Agriculture conservancy – AC zone table.

18.20.050    Single-family residence R4-8 zone table.

18.20.060    Neighborhood business – NB zone table.

18.20.070    Community business – CB zone table.

18.20.080    Regional commercial – RC zone table.

18.20.090    Downtown – DD, DMU-I/II zone table.

18.20.100    Highway commercial – HC zone table.

18.20.110    Heavy commercial/warehouse – HC/W zone table.

18.20.120    High-tech light industrial – HTLI zone table.

18.20.130    Lifestyle district – LD zone table.

18.20.140    Economic opportunity area – EOA zone table.

18.20.150    Planned resort community – PRC zone table.

18.20.010 Establishment of districts.

For the purposes of this title, the city is divided into zones as provided hereafter.

District Type

Zone Classification

Zoning Map Symbol

Agricultural

Agriculture Conservancy

AC

Residential

Single-Family Residence

R4-8

Commercial

Neighborhood Business

NB

Community Business

CB

Regional Commercial

RC

Highway Commercial

HC

Heavy Commercial/Warehouse

HC/W

Light Industrial

High-Tech Light Industrial

HTLI

Mixed or Planned Development

Lifestyle District

LD

Economic Opportunity Area

EOA

Planned Resort Community

PRC

Downtown

Downtown Core

DC

Downtown Mixed Use – I

DMU-I

Downtown Mixed Use – II

DMU-II

(Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2016-007 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2013-008 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2010-012 § 1 (Exh. 1); Ord. 2009-046 § 4 (Exh. D); Ord. 2006-016 § 2; Ord. 2005-028 § 1; Ord. 97-019 § 4, Exh. B)

18.20.015 Unlisted uses – Similar use determination.

A. Any use defined in SMC 18.20.030 (as amended) or 18.08.020 such as “collective garden” that is not listed as a permitted, conditional, or special use in a zone is prohibited. Whenever a proposed use is not listed as a permitted, conditional or special use in any zone and is not defined in SMC 18.08.020, it may be permitted in a zone if the director of community development determines it is a use similar to a listed use(s) in the same permitting category within that zone.

B. The applicant shall make requests for a similar use determination in writing. The determination shall be processed as a Type A-1 director of the department of community development’s decision as set forth in the procedures in Chapter 20.01 SMC.

C. The director of the department of community development shall issue a decision in writing that considers:

1. The scale, bulk, intensity, traffic generation, parking demand, relationship to surroundings, and other environmental and operational factors which influence and/or define the nature of the proposal;

2. The similarity of the unlisted use in nature and magnitude of activity to listed uses;

3. Whether the unlisted use activities are within the types of categorical use groupings allowed in the zone; and

4. Whether the use is consistent with the scale of service area that is expressed in the intent statement for the zone in which the use is proposed.

D. Any unlisted use determined to be similar to a listed use(s) shall be subject to all standards, requirements and permitting processes to which the listed use is subject.

E. The director of the department of community development shall notify the council of a pending similar use determination including a copy of the proposed findings and conclusions at least 14 days prior to the determination and shall consider council comments prior to making the final determination. If the director of the department of community development is unable to make an appropriate similar use association within any zone classification, the director of the department of community development shall forward the application in subsection B of this section to the city council for possible code amendment. (Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2015-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2011-017 § 2; Ord. 2011-012 § 1 (Exh. A))

18.20.020 Application of the permitted use groups in zone Tables 18.20.040 through 18.20.150.

Each of the zone district tables (SMC 18.20.040 through 18.20.150) lists “Permitted Uses” that are presented as major groups of land use activities, e.g., “Residential, Detached” and “Regional Retail.” These are general use classifications that are defined in greater detail below (SMC 18.20.030, Permitted use definitions for zone Tables 18.20.040 through 18.20.150). In cases where there is disagreement in the application of these use provisions to a submittal for a permit, the applicant may make a written request to the community development manager for a formal determination of permitted use. The request for a determination must include an analysis of use and development characteristics that demonstrate that the proposed use is appropriate for the zone district and consistent with the goals and policies of the comprehensive plan. At a minimum, this analysis includes:

A. The scale, bulk, intensity, traffic generation, parking demand, relationship to surroundings, and other environmental and operational factors which influence and/or define the nature of the proposal;

B. The similarity of the unlisted use in nature and magnitude of activity to listed uses;

C. Whether the unlisted use activities are within the types of categorical use groupings allowed in the zone;

D. Whether the use is consistent with the scale of service area that is expressed in the intent statement for the zone in which the use is proposed; and

E. The operational relationship of the proposed use to those described in the land use district as presented in goals and policies of the comprehensive plan.

This administrative determination may be appealed in conformance with procedures set forth in Chapter 20.01 SMC. (Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2017-006 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2016-015 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. 2016-007 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2012-002 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 2011-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2011-003 § 1 (Att. 3); Ord. 2010-012 § 1 (Exh. 1); Ord. 2006-016 § 3; Ord. 97-019 § 4, Exh. B)

18.20.030 Permitted use definitions for zone Tables 18.20.040 through 18.20.150.

A

“Agriculture production, low impact” means farming, including plowing, tillage, cropping, installation of best management practices, seeding, cultivation, livestock pasturing, or harvesting for the production of food or fiber products, but not including commercial logging and timber harvesting and not including agricultural processing. Low impact agricultural production is agricultural activity within an urban area that is managed to minimize impact to surrounding urban uses, particularly residences.

C

“Communication facilities and towers” means any structure designed for transmitting or receiving television, radio, data, communication, or other electromagnetic signal via antenna, satellite, or other means, including associated structures to house equipment.

E

“Education and training, vocational” means instruction of technical and industrial advances, procedures, design, assembly and other information and skill topics associated with creating new ideas or products or improving existing ideas and products.

H

“Health care” means diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of health issues in a wide range of facilities including hospitals, medical laboratories and clinics, and professional offices providing medical treatment.

“Heavy commercial/warehouse” means delivery of goods and/or services that have large-scale wholesale and warehouse characteristics and that may include delivery of off-site services and incidental on-site retail. Examples are plumbing, electrical, paint and roofing contractor; consumer fuel sale and distribution; and cabinet sales and assembly/installation (but excluding manufacture of product from raw materials). The permitted warehouse use includes mini-storage warehouses.

I

“Institution” means civic, public or semi-public activity in one or more buildings that is in a central location to provide access to the entire community to provide services generally accessible to all residents. Examples include a college branch campus, cultural center, and museums.

M

“Manufacturing, light” means industrial use that involves the fabrication and/or assembly of products from components delivered to the site and is conducted entirely within a structure that is designed to preclude impacts of noise, odor, particulates, and light/glare to surrounding uses and properties. Warehouse use that is directly associated with the primary industrial use is incidental to the primary use.

P

“Public facilities and services” means government facilities and services that meet the communities’ needs for health, safety, and welfare, including water systems, waste water systems, transportation, parks, lighting, community centers, civic centers, fire stations, police stations, libraries, sanitation facilities, and schools. Major public facilities are those buildings that are of a larger scale and intensity of occupancy of their surrounding land uses such as water and waste water plants, police and fire stations, schools, and community centers; and large parks and other activity sites that generate noise, traffic, and light not typical of their surroundings. Minor public facilities are those activities, with or without buildings, that pose limited impact to their urban surroundings due to their limited scale and levels of activity such as water booster stations, sewer lift stations, and mini-parks.

R

“Religious place of worship” means a building for public worship by a congregation or membership including church, chapel, cathedral, temple, synagogue, mosque, and other place of organized worship by an established group of religious or spiritual purpose. A place of worship does not include structures used exclusively for residential, educational, recreational or other uses not associated with worship.

“Research and development” means research and development of innovative ideas or products in technology-intensive fields, including development and construction of prototype products. Activities are performed totally inside a building meeting design standards for visual character and landscaping and mitigating all noise, odor and lighting impacts to surrounding properties. Warehouse activity as storage for research and development activities is incidental to the primary use.

“Residence, attached” means multiple dwelling units physically attached to other dwelling units in one or more structures. Types of attached residences include apartments, townhouses, duplexes, two-unit homes, triplexes, three-unit homes, condominium buildings and all structure types that have two or more dwelling units, regardless of whether owner-occupied or rented.

“Residence, detached” means single dwelling units not physically connected to other living units, generally occupied by one family unit as an owner or renter; may also allow accessory living unit and/or home occupation under limitations. Types of detached residences include houses, manufactured homes, and cottage housing.

“Restaurants” are a food-service use that has both retail and personal service characteristics. For the purposes of this chapter, restaurants are defined as a retail use with regulatory distinction related to whether the use has drive-through, take-out, and/or on-premises dining elements.

“Retail, community” means a commercial enterprise that provides goods and associated services directly to the consumer when the goods are available for immediate purchase and removed from the premises by the purchaser, and the intended consumer is a resident of the greater community that relies on Sequim for regular retail purchases. Community retail includes all activities of neighborhood retail plus retail activities that are larger in scale and/or more specialized in nature to serve all retail purchase needs of area residents such as supermarkets, major appliance sales, flooring and window covering sales, auto parts, garden nursery/landscape supply, home medical equipment, and sporting goods.

“Retail, convenience” means a small-scale, commercial enterprise that provides goods directly to the consumer when the goods are available for immediate purchase and removed from the premises by the purchaser and the location and property design are oriented to automobile traffic. Fuel dispensing is included as a retail transaction. Convenience retail is not a substitute for neighborhood retail as it is limited in size and location to serve a visiting or traveling consumer at interchanges along a major highway.

“Retail, neighborhood” means a commercial enterprise that provides goods and associated services directly to the consumer when the goods are available for immediate purchase and removed from the premises by the purchaser and the intended consumer is a resident of the neighborhood in which the business is located. The market of neighborhood retail is a subarea of the larger community, and most customers live or work within two miles and a five-minute drive. Examples of common uses include delicatessen, bakery, and similar food shops; pet shops; hardware stores; book, clothing, and music sales; art gallery, home decoration, arts and crafts; wine and spirits; and grocery stores of neighborhood scale. Neighborhood retail does not include businesses that exist to serve the entire community or region, whether by the scale of their property, by marketing and sales beyond the neighborhood, or transactions that rely on truck delivery.

“Retail, regional” means a commercial enterprise that provides goods and associated services directly to the consumer when the goods are available for immediate purchase and removed from the premises by the purchaser and the intended market capture area is the entire county and beyond. Regional retail includes shopping malls, retail-warehouse (“big box”) stores, new car sales, home improvement centers, superstores, nationally-marketed “chain” retail and service businesses, and community retail and services.

S

“Services, personal and professional” means work done for others, predominantly on the premises of the business, by someone trained and engaged in the work as a career to provide assistance rather than a made product to individuals, business, industry, government and other enterprise and customer. Typical personal/professional services include certified public accounting, real estate sales, engineering, architecture/planning, consulting, medical and dental outpatient care, legal advice, life insurance sales, beauty salons and barbers. Services in the community business and more intensive zone districts may have drive-through activity consistent with auto-oriented locations. Mini-storage warehouse is a large-scale service use that serves the greater community, and by its size and physical characteristics is specified as a service use in specified, community-serving retail zones.

T

“Transient lodging” means accommodations for transient occupancy of limited duration that are operated as a business enterprise to meet the lodging needs of tourists, business travelers, and other short-term visitors. Typical facilities include motel, hotel, motor inn, and extended-stay inn. Facilities may include conference centers, recreation facilities, and food-service operations as common uses incidental to the primary lodging use.

“Travel services” means businesses or offices that provide assistance or information to transient visitors, whether for tourism, business, or other activity accessed by travelers at the primary accesses to the city from a major highway. Common activities are visitor and tourism information center and tour and activity agencies and businesses. (Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2016-015 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. 2015-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2014-003 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2012-002 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 2011-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2011-003 § 1 (Att. 3); Ord. 2005-028 § 2; Ord. 97-019 § 4, Exh. B)

18.20.040 Agriculture conservancy – AC zone table.

Zone Intent: To maintain agricultural use for the long-term benefits to a growing urban community as open space and for food production on any parcel that is preserved in perpetuity by public ownership or easement to maintain agricultural use.

 

Permitted Uses

Size Limitations

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Minimum Front Yard

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

Agriculture Production, Low Impact

None

50'

10'

Side: 20' but 50' if adjacent to R zone

Rear: 20' but 50' if adjacent to R zone

Not applicable as site development is limited by conservancy agreement

None

Per conservancy agreement

Public Facilities and Services

Major: same as agriculture

Minor: 20'

Fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Communication Facilities/Towers
(see Chapter 18.61 SMC for wireless communications)

150'

2 times the height of a tower, antenna, dish; 50' for all other facilities

Accessory Uses and Structures: see Chapter 18.59 SMC

Conditional Uses: none

Notes: These tables are intended to replace zoning and bulk and dimensional standards only. References to other SMC titles or chapters are for illustrative purposes only. Specific requirements may vary and depend upon the project submitted.

(Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2012-002 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 97-019 § 4, Exh. B)

18.20.050 Single-family residence R4-8 zone table.

Zone Intent: The R4-8 zoning district is to provide land for districts of detached, single-family homes within the city. The R4-8 zone provides for consistency and predictability in the character of single-family neighborhoods. New subdivisions shall provide a minimum of four dwelling units per net acre.

 

Permitted Uses

Lot Size Standard

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Minimum Front Yard

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

Residences (Detached)

Min. lot size – 5,400 sf

Max. lot size – 14,500 sf*

25', except 18' in central height district (see Notes below)

15'

Side: 6' each side; or 12' one side only if zero-lot-line development

Rear: 15'

40% lots 10,000 sf and larger; increases by 0.4% for each 100 sf lot area less than 10,000 sf

2 spaces/residence

Site plan review per Chapter 18.22 SMC

Public Facilities and Services

None

25' or as determined by conditional use permit

Major: as determined by major CUP

Minor: 20'

See SMC 18.48.050

Site plan review per Chapter 18.22 SMC; fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Communication Facilities/Towers
(see Chapter 18.61 SMC for wireless communications)

None

150'

2 times the height of a tower, antenna, dish; 50' for all other facilities

None

Fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Accessory Uses and Structures: See Chapter 18.59 SMC

Accessory Dwelling Unit: See Chapter 18.66 SMC

Home Occupation: See Chapter 18.67 SMC

 

Conditional Uses:

Major: parks other than mini-parks; public schools; libraries; community centers; police and fire stations; power substations; cemeteries

Minor: mini-parks; minor public facilities

Notes: These tables are intended to replace zoning and bulk and dimensional standards only. References to other SMC titles or chapters are for illustrative purposes only. Specific requirements may vary and depend upon the project submitted.

Regulation of building heights is related to these policies of the Sequim Comprehensive Plan: Land Use Chapter LU 3.2.4, 3.2.5, and 3.2.7. Also see SMC 18.08.020, Definitions, and the illustration here for method of measurement of building height.

* A subdivision may create one remainder lot large enough to be further subdivided in the future, based on the minimum lot size requirements of the applicable residential zone, and the remainder lot shall not prevent a future subdivision from occurring that meets all of the city’s lot dimensional requirements and density.

(Ord. 2018-006 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2016-015 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. 2012-013 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2012-002 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 2011-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2011-003 § 1 (Att. 3); Ord. 2005-028 § 3; Ord. 97-019 § 4, Exh. B)

18.20.060 Neighborhood business – NB zone table.

Zone Intent: The NB zone is to allow retail sales and services routinely needed by neighborhood residents in locations that are convenient to access by walking and offer the potential to grow as mixed-use neighborhood centers including attached-unit residential development.

 

Permitted Uses

Size Limitations
(Max. gsf)

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Minimum Front Yard

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

Neighborhood Retail

25,000 (grocery store);
7,000 all others

35'

0'; and not more than 10'

Side: 10' but 20' if adjacent to R zone

Rear: 10' but 20' if adjacent to R zone

As determined to meet stormwater management (Chapter 13.104 SMC), parking, and landscape requirements (Chapter 18.22 SMC and SMC 18.24.130)

1 space per 300 sf

1 space per 500 sf Depends on facility (see Chapter 18.48 SMC)

Site and design review per Chapters 18.22 and 18.24 SMC

Fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Services, Personal and Professional

6,000

Residence, Attached

 

15'

0' but 10' if adjacent to R zone

Public Facilities and Services
(minor only)

As determined by minor CUP

Communication Facilities/Towers
(see Chapter 18.61 SMC for wireless communications)

None

< 30' for tower/antenna/dish; otherwise, 35'

Setback from all property lines is 1.5 times the height of any tower/antenna/dish; otherwise, same as retail

None

Accessory Uses and Structures: See Chapter 18.59 SMC

Conditional Uses:

Major: bars and taverns

Minor: mini-parks; bed and breakfast inns (three to six guest rooms); espresso stands (drive-through)

Notes: Parking allowed inside and rear yard only. District is pedestrian-oriented with limited drive-through uses allowed.

Neighborhood restaurants: Music and other performance entertainment are allowed indoors as an incidental activity; provided, that no amplification equipment or technology is employed in the performance.

These tables are intended to replace zoning and bulk and dimensional standards only. References to other SMC titles or chapters are for illustrative purposes only. Specific requirements may vary and depend upon the project submitted.

(Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2016-015 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. 2012-002 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 2011-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2011-003 § 1 (Att. 3); Ord. 2009-046 § 4 (Exh. D); Ord. 97-019 § 4, Exh. B)

18.20.070 Community business – CB zone table.

Zone Intent: Provide residents centralized access to retail businesses and services, primarily along Washington Street on either side of downtown, that meet community-wide needs; create a complementary mix of community-serving retail, personal and professional services, public facilities, and transient lodging; ensure each development is a good neighbor to adjacent uses and districts, particularly single-family neighborhoods.

 

Permitted Uses

Size Limitations

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Minimum Front Yard

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

Community Retail

60,000 gsf maximum

35'

10'

Side: 0' but 20' if adjacent to R zone

Rear: 10' but 20' if adjacent to R zone

As determined to meet stormwater management (Chapter 13.104 SMC) and landscape requirements (Chapter 18.22 SMC and SMC 18.24.130)

Depends on use and/or facility (see Chapter 18.48 SMC)

Site plan per Chapter 18.22 SMC and design review per Chapter 18.24 SMC

Fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Services, Personal and Professional

Transient Lodging

Religious Places of Worship

Public Facilities and Services

Major: same as retail

Minor: 0' but 10' if adjacent to R zone

Communication Facilities/Towers
(See Chapter 18.61 SMC for wireless communications)

< 65'

1.5 times the height of any tower/antenna/dish; otherwise, same as retail

None

Accessory Uses and Structures: See Chapter 18.59 SMC

Conditional Uses:

Major: public facilities, major; day care centers (more than 12 charges); towers, antennas (including amateur radio) and supporting structures 65 feet or more, other than wireless communications facilities

Minor: public facilities, minor; bars and taverns

Notes: Marijuana retail sales are allowed in the community business zone provided the site meets the minimum separation standards from specific uses as specified in RCW 69.50.369 and associated sections in Chapter 314-55 WAC. These tables are intended to replace zoning and bulk and dimensional standards only. References to other SMC titles or chapters are for illustrative purposes only. Specific requirements may vary and depend upon the project submitted.

(Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A))

18.20.080 Regional commercial – RC zone table.

Zone Intent: Allow retail and service uses, primarily “big box” stores and national retailers that serve the regional market that includes the entire North Olympic Peninsula. Provide regional residents convenient access at a highway interchange to major retailers including warehouse-format retail, home improvement center, superstore, new car dealership, and associated “pad” retail and service uses.

 

Permitted Uses

Size Limitations

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Minimum Front Yard

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

Regional Retail

None

35'

10'

Side: 0' but 20' if adjacent to R zone

Rear: 10' but 20' if adjacent to R zone

As determined to meet stormwater management (Chapter 13.104 SMC), parking, and landscape requirements (Chapter 18.22 SMC and SMC 18.24.130)

Depends on specific use and facility (see Chapter 18.48 SMC)

Site plan per Chapter 18.22 SMC and design review per Chapter 18.24 SMC

Fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Services, Personal and Professional

Transient Lodging

Public Facilities and Services

Major: same as retail

Minor: 0' but 20' if adjacent to R zone

Communication Facilities/Towers
(see Chapter 18.61 SMC for wireless communications)

< 65' for tower/antenna/dish; otherwise, 35'

Setback from all property lines is 1.5 times the height of any tower/antenna/dish; otherwise, same as retail

None

Accessory Uses and Structures: See Chapter 18.59 SMC

Conditional Uses:

Major: public facilities, major; towers, antennas (including amateur radio) and supporting structures 65 feet or more, other than wireless communications facilities

Minor: public facilities, minor; bars and taverns; day care, more than 12 charges

Notes: These tables are intended to replace zoning and bulk and dimensional standards only. References to other SMC titles or chapters are for illustrative purposes only. Specific requirements may vary and depend upon the project submitted.

(Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A))

18.20.090 Downtown – DD, DMU-I/II zone table.

Intent of These Zones: The downtown zones implement the 2011 downtown plan that fosters the growth of a central, residential neighborhood as well as furthers the legacy of a central place for commerce, culture, community events, and other uses and activities enjoyed by the Sequim community, surrounding region, and visitors. These zones allow a wide range of uses and encourage a mix of work, living, and recreation within the heart of the city.

 

Permitted Uses

Size Limitations

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Minimum Front Yard

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

Note to User: Please see Chapter 18.57 SMC, Downtown Districts, for use and development regulations for the downtown core (DC), downtown mixed use-I (DMU-I), and downtown mixed use-II (DMU-II) zones.

Accessory Uses and Structures: See Chapter 18.59 SMC

(Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A))

18.20.100 Highway commercial – HC zone table.

Zone Intent: Meet the needs of tourists and other transient visitors by providing a range of lodging, restaurants, and tourist service facilities such as fuel stations at the primary accesses to the city at US 101 interchanges.

 

Permitted Uses

Size Limitations

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Minimum Front Yard

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

Convenience Retail

8,000 gsf

30'

20'

Side: 10' but 20' if adjacent to R zone

Rear: 20' but 30' if adjacent to R zone

As determined to meet stormwater management (Chapter 13.104 SMC), parking, and landscape requirements (Chapter 18.22 SMC and SMC 18.24.130)

Depends on specific use and facility (see Chapter 18.48 SMC)

Site plan per Chapter 18.22 SMC and design review per Chapter 18.24 SMC

Fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Travel Services

None

Transient Lodging

50'

Public Facilities and Services

30'

Major: same as retail

Minor: 5' but 15' if adjacent to R zone

Communication Facilities/Towers
(see Chapter 18.61 SMC for wireless communications)

< 65' for tower/antenna/dish; otherwise, 35'

Setback from all property lines is 1.5 times the height of any tower/antenna/dish; all others, same as convenience retail

None

Accessory Uses and Structures: See Chapter 18.59 SMC

Conditional Uses:

Major: antennas (including amateur radio) 65 feet or more and supporting structures, other than wireless communications facilities

Minor: minor public facilities

Notes: This is an auto-oriented district and retail and service drive-through uses, both primary and incidental, are permitted. These tables are intended to replace zoning and bulk and dimensional standards only. References to other SMC titles or chapters are for illustrative purposes only. Specific requirements may vary and depend upon the project submitted.

(Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A))

18.20.110 Heavy commercial/warehouse – HC/W zone table.

Zone Intent: The HC/W zone allows heavy commercial and warehouse uses for business activities that are incompatible with the community’s predominant residential uses and other commercial activities, yet still necessary functions within a small city.

 

Permitted Uses

Size Limitations

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Minimum Front Yard

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

Heavy Commercial

None

35'

10'

Side: 10' but 20' if adjacent to R zone

Rear: 10' but 30' if adjacent to R zone

As determined to meet stormwater management (Chapter 13.104 SMC) and landscape requirements (Chapter 18.22 SMC and SMC 18.24.130)

Depends on specific use and facility (see Chapter 18.48 SMC)

Site plan per Chapter 18.22 SMC and design review per Chapter 18.24 SMC

Fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Wholesale/Warehouse

Public Facilities and Services (minor)

10' for side and rear

Communication Facilities/Towers
(see Chapter 18.61 SMC for wireless communications)

< 65'

1.5 times the height of a tower/antenna/dish; 30' for all other facilities

None

Accessory Uses and Structures: See Chapter 18.59 SMC

Conditional Uses:

Major: public facilities, major; towers, antennas 65 feet or more (including amateur radio) and supporting structures (other than wireless communications facilities)

Minor: public facilities, minor

Notes: Retail showroom and sales are incidental activities if accessory to a primary use to heavy commercial. These tables are intended to replace zoning and bulk and dimensional standards only. References to other SMC titles or chapters are for illustrative purposes only. Specific requirements may vary and depend upon the project submitted.

(Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A))

18.20.120 High-tech light industrial – HTLI zone table.

Zone Intent: Increase opportunities for new primary employment and local economic diversity by creating new districts for high-tech light industrial use within the existing urban fabric where services and transportation are available.

 

Permitted Uses

Size Limitations

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Minimum Front Yard

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

High-Tech Research and Development (including fabrication and assembly)

None

50'

10'

Side: 20' but 50' if adjacent to R zone

Rear: 20' but 50' if adjacent to R zone

As determined to meet stormwater management (Chapter 13.104 SMC), parking, and landscape requirements (Chapter 18.22 SMC and SMC 18.24.130)

Depends on use and facility (see Chapter 18.48 SMC)

Site plan per Chapter 18.22 SMC and design review per Chapter 18.24 SMC

Fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Education/Training Facilities, Vocational

Retail/Service (see note)

10% of total development (see note)

Public Facilities and Services

None

Major: same as above

Minor: 10' but 20' if adjacent to R zone

Communication Facilities/Towers
(see Chapter 18.61 SMC for wireless communications)

< 65'

1.5 times the height of a tower, antenna, or dish

None

Fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Accessory Uses and Structures: See Chapter 18.59 SMC

Conditional Uses:

Major: public facilities, major; towers, antennas 65 feet or more (including amateur radio) and supporting structures (other than wireless communications facilities)

Minor: public facilities, minor

Notes: Warehouse, wholesale, and distribution; day care; and professional offices are allowed incidental activities if accessory to a primary use. Retail and services are only permitted as part of master-planned development as a dependent convenience use to on-site personnel. These tables are intended to replace zoning and bulk and dimensional standards only. References to other SMC titles or chapters are for illustrative purposes only. Specific requirements may vary and depend upon the project submitted.

(Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A))

18.20.130 Lifestyle district – LD zone table.

Zone Intent: Promote growth of lifestyle options for seniors in a neighborhood setting that provides a broad range of housing types, services, mobility options and healthcare facilities to support “living-in-place” through the many stages of senior life.

 

Permitted Uses

Size Limitations

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Front Yard Setbacks

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

Residence, Detached and Attached

None

40' attached;

25' detached

0' min.;

20' max.

6' each side; 10' rear

6' each side; or 12' one side only if zero lot line development rear 10'

As determined to meet stormwater management (Chapter 13.104 SMC), parking, and landscape requirements (Chapter 18.22 SMC and SMC 18.24.130)

Depends on use and facility (see Chapter 18.48 SMC)

Site plan per Chapter 18.22 SMC and design review per Chapter 18.24 SMC

Fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Health Care

50'

30'

Side: 20' but 50' if adjacent to R zone

Rear: 20' but 50' if adjacent to R zone

Office, Personal and Professional

10,000 gsf

30'

0' min.;

15' max.

Side/rear: 10' but 15' next to residential

Retail/Service

6,000 gsf

Public Facilities and Services

None

30' or per CUP

As determined by CUP

Major: as per CUP

Minor: 5' but 15' if adjacent to R use

Communication Facilities/Towers
(see Chapter 18.61 SMC for wireless communications)

< 65'

1.5 times the height of a tower, antenna, or dish

None

Fencing per SMC 18.24.140

Accessory Uses and Structures: See Chapter 18.59 SMC

Conditional Uses:

Major: public facilities, major; towers, antennas 65 feet or more (including amateur radio) and supporting structures (other than wireless communications facilities)

Minor: public facilities, minor

Notes: Distribution of permitted and conditional uses and application of tailored development standard are subject to any subarea plan for the lifestyle district adopted by the city council as directed by the comprehensive plan and provided for in Chapter 18.30 SMC, Master-Planned Development. In the interim, the use regulations and standards of this table apply. These tables are intended to replace zoning and bulk and dimensional standards only. References to other SMC titles or chapters are for illustrative purposes only. Specific requirements may vary and depend upon the project submitted.

(Ord. 2018-006 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A))

18.20.140 Economic opportunity area – EOA zone table.

Zone Intent: Provide opportunity to utilize large, underdeveloped or vacant lands with good access to transportation and infrastructure as venues to expand and diversify the city’s economic base and increase the number and range of living-wage jobs, including in mixed-use development.

 

Permitted Uses

Size Limitations

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Front Yard Setbacks

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

Note: This zone classification is subject to the master-planned zone classification and procedures of SMC 18.30.035(A) that specify that until a subarea plan is adopted for an EOA, the provisions of SMC 18.20.050 apply.

 

These tables are intended to replace zoning and bulk and dimensional standards only. References to other SMC titles or chapters are for illustrative purposes only. Specific requirements may vary and depend upon the project submitted.

(Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A))

18.20.150 Planned resort community – PRC zone table.

Zone Intent: Enable the realization of a planned resort community that includes a mix of year-round and seasonal residences, tourist accommodations and the commercial and other uses to serve them, utilizing a subarea planning process to tailor specific uses and standards.

 

Permitted Uses

Size Limitations

General Development Standards

Maximum Height

Front Yard Setbacks

Minimum Side/Rear Yard

Maximum Lot Coverage

Required Parking

Site Requirements

Note: This zone classification is subject to the master-planned zone classification and procedures of SMC 18.30.035(A) that specify that until a subarea plan is adopted for a PRC, the provisions of SMC 18.20.050 apply.

(Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A))