Chapter 20.48


20.48.010    Determination of unclassified uses.

20.48.020    Formal classification.

20.48.010 Determination of unclassified uses.

In creating the type of uses allowed in the various zones, the city council has considered the characteristics of uses which make them comparable, compatible or similar. The city council recognizes that it is not possible to enumerate and classify every use to which land may be devoted, either now or in the future, and that ambiguity may exist with reference to the appropriate and consistent classification of use. Therefore:

A.    When any known and identifiable use is not listed as a permissible use in any zone, or

B.    When any use has now come into existence by reason of any technical development in the trades, sciences and equipment, or

C.    When any use already listed in the zone which, because of any process, equipment or materials used, possesses different performance standards than those which are usually associated with the uses in the zone as presently classified and which, therefore, makes it reasonable that such a use should be placed in the more restrictive zone, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to submit to the planning department all pertinent facts relating to any such use and it shall be the duty of the planning department to:

1.    Make what it deems an appropriate decision in regard to which zone the use may be allowed in, and

2.    Advise the applicant that the decision of the planning department may, upon payment of all appropriate fees, be appealed to the hearings examiner for reconsideration. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1311-191 §§ 1 (part), 3, 1991; Ord. 1310-191 § 2 (part), 1991; Ord. 987 § 12.01, 1979)

20.48.020 Formal classification.

Following either of the proceedings set forth in Section 20.48.010 to informally classify a use, such use may be formally classified and designated as a permitted use, a conditional use, or a special use relating specifically to a particular use classification or classifications of this title. (Ord. 987 § 12.02, 1979)