Chapter 17.09


17.09.010    Zoning district classifications.

17.09.020    Zoning map adopted.

17.09.030    Zone boundaries.

17.09.040    Growth area.

17.09.050    Property divided by boundary line.

17.09.010 Zoning district classifications.

For the purposes of this title, the city is divided into the following districts:

A. R-1 – Residential, single-family.

B. R-2 – Residential, single-family and duplex.

C. R-3 – Residential, multifamily.

D. R-4 – Residential.

E. C-1 – Central business district.

F. C-2 – General commercial and business.

G. BP – Business park.

H. H-I – Heavy industrial.

I. L-I – Light industrial.

J. C-R – Conservation and reclamation.

K. P – Public.

L. MU – Mixed-use zone.

M. AG – Agricultural. (Ord. 1105 § 1, 2009).

17.09.020 Zoning map adopted.

The city adopts in its entirety the 2009 digitized zoning map which is derived from and consistent with the 2009 comprehensive plan future land use map for the city in compliance with the intent of Chapters 35A.63 and 36.70A RCW as adopted and hereafter amended. (Ord. 1105 § 1, 2009).

17.09.030 Zone boundaries.

A. Zone boundaries, unless otherwise indicated, are lot lines or the center line of streets and alleys as shown on the official zoning map. 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 to the streets as actually laid out so as to carry out the intent and purposes of this title. Where the location of the zone boundaries are shown on the zoning map to be other than street, alley, or lot lines, the depth of the zone shall be the same as that measured by scale on the official zoning map.

B. If a boundary line cuts a property having a single ownership as of record at the time of the passage of the ordinance codified in this title, the property may be used in conformance with the zoning designations and boundaries as shown on the official zoning map. A property owner in this case may appeal to the planning agency for a determination as to which zone would appropriately apply to the entire property. (Ord. 1105 § 1, 2009).

17.09.040 Growth area.

A. (UGA) Annexations. Annexation requests shall be made to the city council. All requests shall be followed by an annexation petition filed on forms provided by the city clerk.

B. A public hearing shall be set and held by the planning agency who shall make recommendation to the city council.

C. A hearing shall be set and held by the city council. After council consideration, if so directed, the city attorney shall prepare an ordinance.

D. All land annexed to the city within the urban growth area (UGA) shall be zoned according to the land use designation shown on the comprehensive plan. All Grant County plats within the annexed area shall be reviewed and brought into compliance with current city standards “by local improvement district or other assessment means to ensure the annexed area bears the costs of any upgrading necessary to meet city standards existing at the time of the annexation.”

E. A nonrefundable annexation fee as established by a resolution of the council shall accompany each petition for annexation submitted to the city, together with all contracted staff review expenses, publication costs and any consultant fees incurred to be able to review and process the application. If the public works superintendent, city engineer, city council or Grant County boundary review board separates such petition into individual parcels for purposes of consideration of the annexation petition, then an additional annexation fee shall be paid for each such annexation parcel separated out. The failure to pay any annexation fee shall cause all consideration of that annexation petition to cease until all necessary fees are paid.

F. The annexation of any property into the city which is not platted in compliance with current city platting requirements and community development standards shall be conditioned upon that property being platted in compliance with current city platting requirements and community development standards. The city council may condition acceptance of any annexation petition upon the completion of utility, street, sidewalk, or other improvements to city standards to ensure compatibility of the annexation area with existing city utilities, streets, sidewalks or other improvements. (Ord. 1105 § 1, 2009).

17.09.050 Property divided by boundary line.

If a district boundary line cuts a property having a single ownership as of record January 1, 2009, all such property may take the least restricted classification provided the property is developed as one unit. (Ord. 1105 § 1, 2009).