Chapter 20.06
USE DISTRICT CLASSIFICATIONS, BOUNDARIES, LAND USE MATRIX, AND ZONING MAP

Sections:

20.06.010    Use classifications.

20.06.020    Boundaries of zoning districts.

20.06.030    Land use matrix.

20.06.010 Use classifications.

To effectuate the comprehensive land use plan as adopted by the city council under Ordinance No. 1442-496 and as amended from time to time, lands within the incorporated area of the city are classified into the following categories which are further described in subsequent sections and so indicated on the zoning map:

Zone

Symbol on Map

Neighborhood residential

NR

Low-intensity mixed use

MU

Airport industrial

AI

Public services

PS

Valley commercial/residential mix

CR-V

Goose Lake commercial/residential mix

CR-G

Downtown commercial

DT

Medical/educational

ME

General commercial

GC

Commercial/industrial mix

CI

Industrial

I

Low-intensity commercial

LI-C

Professional office/residential mixed use

PR-A

(Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1713-1207 § 1 (part), 2007: Ord. 1592-0503 § 1, 2003: Ord. 1462-1296 § 2 (part), 1996)

20.06.020 Boundaries of zoning districts.

A.    Streets and Alleys, Lot Lines. The boundaries of the various zoning districts shown on the zoning map are, unless otherwise indicated, centerlines of street, alley, or other public right-of-way, or lot lines as shown on the said map. Where the location of zoning district boundaries, as indicated on the map, are other than street, alley, or other public rights-of-way, or lot lines, then such boundaries shall be as shown on the zoning map by figures for distances measured from the public rights-of-way or lot lines. Where the street layout actually on the ground varies from that shown on the zoning map, the designations shown on the map shall be applied by the hearings examiner so as to carry out the intent and purpose of the zoning plan for that district.

B.    Divided Ownership. Where a zoning district boundary line, as shown on the zoning map, divides a lot in a single ownership at the time of passage of the ordinance codified in this chapter, the use permitted on the least restrictive portion of such lot may extend to the portion lying in the more restrictive district a distance of not more than fifty feet beyond the district boundary line. (Ord. 1713-1207 § 1 (part), 2007: Ord. 1462-1296 § 2 (part), 1996)

20.06.030 Land use matrix.

The following Table 20.06.030 is a matrix of permitted and conditional uses for each of the above districts. Where a proposed use is not included on the list, it may be found sufficiently similar to a permitted use upon the discretion of the city manager or his/her designee.

Table 20.06.030
A. General Considerations: Lot Size, Setbacks, Building Height and Size.

 

 

ZONES:

 

 

 

NR

AI

PS

MU

ME

CR-V

CR-G

DT

GC

CI

I

LI-C

PR-A

General:

Units:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design review?

yes or no

by use

yes4

yes5

y

n

y

y

y

yes3

n

n

yes, where indicated

yes

Minimum lot size

square feet

varies

none

6,000

6,000

none

6,000

varies

none

none

none

none

6,000

6,000

Front yard, minimum

feet

10

0

10

15

10

10

10

0

0

0

0

10

10

Front yard, maximum

feet

none

none

none

none

none

none

none

10

none

none

none

none

none

Side yard

feet

5

0

10

10

5

5

5

0

0

0

0

5

5

Side yard on R-O-W

feet

7

0

10

10

10

10

10

0

0

0

0

7

7

Rear yard

feet

15

0

10

n/a

10

n/a

5

0

0

0

0

15

12

Rear yard, alley

feet

2

0

3

n/a

n/a

n/a

2

0

0

0

0

n/a

5

Building ground floor, maximum

square feet

n/a

none

none

6,000

n/a

6,000

n/a

none

none

none

none

3,0001

3,000

Building size, maximum2

square feet

n/a

none

none

9,000

n/a

15,000

n/a

none

none

none

none

12,000

12,000

Building height

feet/floor

30/2

45

60

35

35

35

n/a

35/3

35/2

35/2

35/2

35/3

35/2

Building coverage

%

35

n/a

60

35/55

35

35/55

45

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

35/55

35/55

Development coverage

%

45

n/a

80

60/80

65

60/80

65

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

60/80

70

Outside storage?

yes or no

n/a

y

n

n

n

n

n/a

n

y

y

y

conditional use where specifically indicated

n

1.    Buildings up to 6,000 square feet ground floor may be allowed as a conditional use. See Section 20.44.330.

2.    For purposes of calculating maximum building size, floor area in basements used for storage, mechanical equipment, and/or noncommercial or nonresidential uses shall not be included.

3.    Design review required only in portions of the GC zone within a designated gateway corridor per the comprehensive plan. For purposes of this section, the gateway corridor shall include all property within 100 feet of the public right-of-way concerned.

4.    Design standards shall be required for the gateway and neighborhood commercial districts of the Sanderson Field master plan. See Section 20.64.110.

5.    Site plan review required for all new projects within the PS zoning district, with additional consideration given to ensure the project is sensitive to existing residences and commercial uses, reinforces the character of surrounding properties, and incorporates traditional forms and materials into the development. See Chapter 20.49.

B. Permitted and Conditional Land Uses (“y” Permitted, “n” Not Permitted, “cu” Conditional Use).

 

ZONES:

 

NR

AI18

PS

MU

ME

CR-V

CR-G

DT

GC

CI

I

LI-C

PR-A

Land Uses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antique store

n

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Assembly of appliances, electronics

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Assisted living facilities

n

 

cu

n

y

y

y

n

n

n

n

y

y

Auto reconditioning, painting, upholstering, rebuilding, no salvage or wrecking

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

cu6

n

y

y

n

n

Automobile repair and service

n

 

n

cu

n

cu

cu

cu6

y

y

y

n

n

Automobile/RV/boat sales

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

cu6

y

y

y

y

(indoor only); parking area(a,b,c)

n

Bakery

nc1

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Banks, other financial institutions

nc1

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Barber/beauty shop

nc1

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

y

Bed and breakfast inns

cu

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

n

n

n

y

cu

Boat building

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Bottling works

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Brewery, distillery, winery,
no retail

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Brewery, distillery, winery,
on-site retail

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

y

n

n

n

Business and professional offices

nc1

 

cu

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

y

Car wash

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

y

n

n

Convalescent centers/care facilities

cu

 

cu

y

y

y

y

y

n

n

n

y

cu

Cemeteries, including mausoleums

cu

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

Cereal mills

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Churches17

cu

 

cu

y

y

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

cu

Cold storage plants

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Community clubs

cu

 

y

cu

n

y

y

y

n

n

n

y

n

Concrete mixing plants

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Contractors’ or loggers’ equipment storage yard, plant, repair, rental

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Convenience stores, no gas pumps

nc1

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

cu(a,b,c)

n

Commercial parking lots/ structures

n

 

y

n

n

cu

n

cu

n

n

n

n

n

Day care centers/preschools17

nc1

 

y

y

y

y

y

n

n

n

n

y

cu

Deli

nc1

 

n

n

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

cu

Drug stores

nc1

 

n

y

y

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Dry cleaning, pick-up/drop-off only

nc1

 

n

n

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Duplexes/triplexes17

cu2

 

n

y

n

y

y

n

n

n

n

y

cu

Eating and drinking places, with drive-ins/thrus

n

 

n

y3

n

y4

y3

y4

y

y

n

cu(c)

n

Eating and drinking places, without drive-ins/thrus

nc1

 

n

y

y

y

y

y

y

n

n

cu(b,c)

n

Enameling or metal coating, galvanizing, electroplating

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Enterprises providing indoor entertainment and recreation

n

 

cu

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

cu

n

Family day care provider

y

 

n

y

n

y

y

nc

nc

n

n

y

n

Florist

nc1

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

y

Food and drug processing, no slaughtering or processing of animal products

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Freighting and truck yards

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Frozen food lockers

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

Fuel oil distribution

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Furniture and home furnishings

n

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

y

n

y

n

Gallery

nc1

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

y

Gas stations, no services

n

 

n

y3

n

y8

y5

y10

y

y

y

n

n

General merchandise stores

n

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Gift store

nc1

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Groceries and related products

nc1

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

cu

n

Group homes

y

 

n

 

n

y

y

cu

n

n

n

y

y

Hardware stores

n

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

y

n

y

outdoor storage(a,b,c)

n

Health club, gym

nc1

 

n

n

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y (to 5,000 sf)

n

Health service

n

 

y

n

y

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

y

Heavy machinery, repair, storage

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Home health care service

n

 

n

y

y

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

y

Instruction studio

nc1

 

n

n

y

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

cu

Junk yard/car wreckage/ salvage

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

n

n

Kennels

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Laboratories

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Laundromat

nc1

 

n

n

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Laundry and dry cleaning plants

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Library17

cu

 

y

n

n

y

y

y

n

n

n

y

cu

Liquor stores

n

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

n

n

Lodges, private clubs, and fraternal societies

n

 

y

y

n

y

y

y

cu

n

n

y(c)

n

Machine and welding shops

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

cu

y

y

n

n

Manufacture and assembly

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Marijuana producer, processor, and/or researcher, state-licensed

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n19

y

n

n

Marijuana retail outlet, state-licensed

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

n

n

n

n

Medical and dental offices

n

 

n

y

y

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

y

Mineral extraction

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Mobile/manufactured homes12

y

 

n

y

n

y

y

 

n

 

 

y

y

Mobile/manufactured home park

y

 

n

y

y

y

y

n

y

n

n

y

n

Mortuary establishments

n

 

n

n

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

n

n

Motels and hotels

n

 

n

cu

n

cu

cu

y

y

n

n

cu(b,c)

n

Movie theaters

n

 

n

n

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

n

n

Multifamily residential17

n

 

n

 

n

y

y

y14

n16

n

n

y

(16 du/bldg)

cu

Neighborhood commercial district

cu

 

n

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n

Neighborhood meeting hall

nc1

 

y

n

n

y

y

n

n

n

n

y

n

Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores

n

 

n

n

n

y

y

y

y

y

n

y

n

Parks, publicly owned and operated17

y

 

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

cu

Passenger terminal facilities

n

 

y

n

n

n

n

y

y

y

n

n

n

Personal services

n

 

n

y

y

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

cu

Pet grooming

n

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

cu

Planned unit development, as allowed in Chapter 20.32

y

 

n

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

y

n

Post office

nc1

 

y

cu

cu

cu

cu

cu

cu

cu

cu

cu

n

Processing, refining and treatment

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

n

n

Public, private, and parochial schools and supporting facilities17

cu

 

y

n

y

cu

cu

cu

n

n

n

cu(b,c)

n

Public utilities and facilities (buildings)

cu

 

y

cu

cu

cu

cu

cu

cu

cu

cu

cu(b,c)

n

Railroad facilities of all types, no repair

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Recreational vehicle parks

cu

 

n

cu

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

Repair services (not automobiles)

n

 

n

y

n

n

n

y

y

y

y

y (indoor work only); outdoor store area(a,b,c,d)

cu

Residential uses above commercial

nc1

 

n

n

n

y

y

y

cu

(permitted outright if the building is located within one block or 240 feet of the downtown district)

n

n

y

cu

Retail lumber yards

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

cu

y

y

cu(a,b,c)

n

Retail nurseries and garden stores

n

 

n

y

n

n

n

y

y

y

n

y

n

Retail stores

n

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Secondary units

y

 

n

y

n

y

y

n

n

n

n

cu

cu

Sexually oriented business

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

y17

n

n

n

n

Single-family residential17

y

 

n

y

n

y

y

n

n

n

n

y

y

Social services

n

 

y

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

y

Spinning or knitting of synthetic or natural materials

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Stone, marble, and granite monuments works

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Storage or sales yards, no salvage or junk

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Telecommuting services

nc1

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Tire retreading

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

Used merchandise stores

n

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

cu; no outdoor storage

n

Variety store

nc1

 

n

n

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Video tape sales and rentals

nc1

 

n

y

n

y

y

y

y

n

n

y

n

Warehouse and wholesale establishments, excluding the storage of explosives and other dangerous or toxic substances

n

 

n

n

n

n

n

n

n

y

y

n

n

1 “nc” in the neighborhood residential column denotes that the use is a conditional use as part of a neighborhood commercial district, and subject to the neighborhood commercial design review as well as the “nc” portion of the conditional use chapter.

2 First duplex or triplex per block is permitted outright in compliance with applicable design standards; all other duplexes or triplexes are conditional uses.

3 Allowed if within 300 feet of direct access (on or off ramp) to a Washington State or United States highway.

4 Allowed if parcel is located with frontage along First Street/Olympic Highway South.

5 Allowed if parcel is located within 270 feet of GC, CI, or I zoning.

6 Allowed as a conditional use in the downtown (DT) zone on parcels south of Grove Street and east of Second Street.

7 See note 2.

8 See note 2.

9 See note 2.

10 If within 270 feet of a commercial industrial or industrial zone and subject to site plan review and design requirements of Section 20.64.060.

11 Reserved.

12 In compliance with Chapter 18.08 of this code.

13 Up to six dwelling units per building.

14 An allowed use, occupying the upper floor(s) of a commercial building.

15 Special Review Conditions. Where any of the following situations occur, the conditions set forth below shall be part of any city approval:

    a. Items coded “a” involve outdoor storage. The approving authority shall assure that all outdoor storage shall be screened from residential uses across Adams or Jefferson Streets, that lights shall be situated so as to not shine or reflect across Adams or Jefferson Streets, and hours of operation shall be limited from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    b. Items coded “b” require design review to assure that size of the buildings do not project noise or activity which would disrupt the residential uses across Adams and Jefferson Streets, that landscaping reflects the protection of residential character of properties across Adams and Jefferson Streets, and that structures reflect the residential style (wood frame, pitched roofs with overhangs), rather than institutional style (flat roof, modular look) of development.

    c. Items designated “c” shall require that no access be from Adams or Jefferson Streets.

    d. Repair services shall be limited to small-scale equipment and shall not include automobiles (as listed), boats, and large construction equipment.

16 Multifamily dwelling units occupying the upper floor(s) of a commercial building that is within one block or 240 feet of the downtown district.

17 Subject to location limitations set forth in Section 20.35.040.

18 Uses shall be in conformance with the Sanderson Field master plan and consistent with the functions and uses intended within the land use district where the use is proposed. All proposed site improvements, buildings, and uses shall be in compliance with the airport overlay zoning regulations (Mason County Chapter 17.60, City of Shelton Chapter 20.70).

19 Generally, state-licensed marijuana producers, processors, and researchers are not permitted in CI zoning districts, except such uses are permitted in those CI zoning districts that are immediately adjacent to an I zoning district.

(Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1882-0116 § 7, 2016; Ord. 1859-0914 § 1, 2014; Ord. 1834-1113 § 4, 2013; Ord. 1785-0511 § 2, 2011; Ord. 1713-1207 § 1 (part), 2007: Ord. 1697-0407 § 3, 2007; Ord. 1695-0307 Addendum A, 2007; Ord. 1647-0805 § 3, 2005; Ord. 1619-0504 § 1, 2004; Ord. 1556-1101 Exh. 1, 2001; Ord. 1547-0401 § 3 (Exh. 4), 2001; Ord. 1534-0600 § 3 (Exh. 3), 2000; Ord. 1527-0100 Attch. B, 2000; Ord. 1520-1099 Attch. A, 1999; Ord. 1462-1296 § 2 (part), 1996)