Chapter 18.44


18.44.010    Purpose.

18.44.020    Exceptions.

18.44.030    Sight clearance.

18.44.040    Repealed.

18.44.060    Repealed.

18.44.010 Purpose.

In recognition of the varied topography and geographical relationships within the city and with consideration for the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens, bulk, dimensional and general requirements for the zoning districts are required as a necessary part of the development and use of land. All permitted uses and conditional uses, except as indicated by Chapter 18.56 SMC, Essential Public Facilities and Special Property Uses, must comply with the requirements listed in zone Tables 18.20.040 through 18.20.150 of the SMC. (Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2006-016 § 5; Ord. 97-019 § 4, Exh. B)

18.44.020 Exceptions.

The bulk, dimensional and general requirements found in SMC zone Tables 18.20.040 through 18.20.150 apply to specifically permitted and conditional uses, excepting the following:

A. The maximum building heights provided in SMC zone Tables 18.20.040 through 18.20.150 do not apply to towers and antennas as set forth in Chapter 18.61 SMC; provided, that towers and antennas are set back from all exterior property lines at a minimum ratio of one foot of setback for every three feet of vertical height as measured from grade.

B. Antennas, satellite dishes, or other communication devices cannot be located in the front setback area.

C. All structures excepting fences, hedges, and berms must not be established within the front setback area.

D. Maximum building height in zones listed in zone Tables 18.20.040 through 18.20.150 may be exceeded only under the following exceptions:

1. Elevator towers, HVAC equipment, solar and wind energy facilities, building maintenance equipment, and communications antennas or dishes may exceed the height limit of the zone or the greatest height of the finished roof, whichever is less, by up to 12 feet; provided, that HVAC equipment and screening and antennas/dishes must be set back from the roof perimeter a distance equal to the height of these features above the finished roof; and

2. One incidental roof and its supports covering not more than the lesser of 256 square feet or five percent of the total roof area and standing not more than 12 feet high over a single, fully open rooftop patio is permitted; provided, that the roof covering cannot be more than 48 inches high in cross section at any point, the covering structure cannot be more than 20 feet in any dimension, and the roof design must be consistent with the building architecture in material and design. (Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2016-015 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. 2013-008 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2012-018 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 97-019 § 4, Exh. B. Formerly 18.44.030)

18.44.030 Sight clearance.

All corners subject to yard requirements must maintain, for safety purposes, a triangular area in which no physical obstruction, such as a structure, fence, tree or shrub higher than 42 inches above grade will be permitted. Such triangular area must have one angle formed by the front lot line and the side lot line separating the lot from the side street, the length of which lot line sides of the triangle will be 15 feet. The third side of the triangle will be a line connecting the two lot lines at the 15-foot point on each. (Ord. 2017-012 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 97-019 § 4, Exh. B. Formerly 18.44.050)

18.44.040 Setbacks, zero lot line and minimum lot width.

Repealed by Ord. 2017-012. (Ord. 2006-016 § 5; Ord. 97-019 § 4, Exh. B)

18.44.060 Road classifications.

Repealed by Ord. 2016-007. (Ord. 97-019 § 4, Exh. B)