Chapter 17.52


17.52.010    Regulations generally.

17.52.020    Permitted uses.

17.52.030    Conditional uses.

17.52.040    Area regulations – Yard requirements.

17.52.050    New dwellings prohibited.

17.52.060    Parking and loading requirements.

17.52.070    Sign regulations.

17.52.080    Conditional use permit issued when.

17.52.010 Regulations generally.

The regulations set forth in TMC 17.52.010 through 17.52.080 shall apply to the M2 heavy industrial district. (Ord. A-580 § 20, 1964).

17.52.020 Permitted uses.

No building, structure or land shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected, altered, enlarged or maintained after June 20, 1964 in this district except for the following uses:

A. Agricultural supplies, machinery and equipment sales;

B. Automobile and trailer sales and service agencies;

C. Automobile service stations;

D. Boat and motor sales, repair and manufacture;

E. Draying, freighting and trucking yard or terminal;

F. Dry cleaning and laundry, rug and carpet cleaning, dyeing works;

G. Fuel distributors;

H. Nursery or greenhouse;

I. Outdoor advertising;

J. Research, experimental, or testing laboratories;

K. Veterinary clinics;

L. Wholesale businesses, storage buildings and warehouses;

M. Any other industrial or manufacturing use similar to those listed when approved by the planning commission;

N. Uses customarily incidental to any of the above listed uses, including:

1. Dwellings or shelters for the occupancy of guards, watchmen or caretakers;

2. Dwellings for the occupancy of the operators and employees necessary to the operation of a farm or agricultural use; or

3. On-site hazardous waste treatment and storage; provided, that such facilities meet state siting criteria adopted pursuant to the requirements of RCW 70.105.210;

O. Special property uses specifically allowed in this district as listed in Chapter 17.56 TMC. (Ord. 88-11 § 4, 1988; Ord. A-580 § 20(1)(a – l), (n – p), 1964).

17.52.030 Conditional uses.

Because of considerations of odor, dust, smoke, noise, fumes, vibration or hazard, the following uses shall not be permitted in the heavy industrial district unless a conditional use permit authorizing such use has been granted by the board of adjustment:

A. Acid manufacture;

B. Asphalt manufacture, mixing or refining;

C. Automobile dismantling, wrecking or junkyards;

D. Blast furnaces or coke ovens;

E. Cement, lime, gypsum or plaster of paris manufacture;

F. Distillation of bones;

G. Explosives storage or manufacture;

H. Fat rendering;

I. Fertilizer manufacture;

J. Garbage, offal or dead animal reduction or disposal;

K. Glue manufacture;

L. Oil refining;

M. Rubbish or refuse dumps;

N. Rock crushers;

O. Rubber reclaiming;

P. Livestock feeding yards, sales yards or slaughter houses;

Q. Smelting, reduction or refining of metallic ores;

R. Tanneries;

S. Off-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities; provided, that such facilities meet the state siting criteria adopted pursuant to the requirements of RCW 17.105.210. (Ord. 88-11 § 5, 1988; Ord. A-580 § 20(1)(m), 1964).

17.52.040 Area regulations – Yard requirements.

A. Front, Side and Rear Yards. None required except as may be required by a special use permit, conditional use permit, or unless this property abuts a parcel of land located in a more restricted district, in which case the requirements on the abutting side shall be those of the more restricted district. If an established building line exists, the setback shall be the same as the established building line as determined by the board of adjustment.

B. If any use in this district abuts or faces any residential district, a setback of 20 feet on the side abutting or facing the residential district shall be provided. This area shall be landscaped with lawn, trees, shrubs, hedges, etc., or other conditions necessary to protect the character of the residential district. The planning commission shall give approval to satisfactory landscape plans. (Ord. A-580 § 20(2), 1964).

17.52.050 New dwellings prohibited.

No new dwellings, except as otherwise provided for, shall be erected or located in this district. Existing dwellings shall not be considered as nonconforming uses. (Ord. A-580 § 3(a), 1964).

17.52.060 Parking and loading requirements.

Parking and loading space shall be provided as specified in TMC 17.64.010 through 17.64.090. (Ord. A-580 § 3(b), 1964).

17.52.070 Sign regulations.

Artificially illuminated signs shall not be permitted if they face an abutting residential district. (Ord. A-580 § 3(c), 1964).

17.52.080 Conditional use permit issued when.

The board of adjustment may issue conditional use permits, provided that:

A. The board shall assure that the degree of compatibility made in the purpose of this title shall be maintained with respect to the particular use on the particular site and in consideration of other existing and potential uses within the general area in which such use is proposed to be located;

B. The board shall recognize and compensate for variations and degree of technological processes and equipment as related to the factors of noise, smoke, fumes, vibration, odors and hazards. Unless substantial proof is offered showing that such process and/or equipment has reduced the above factors so as to be negligible, no conditional use permit may be granted by the board unless such use is located not less than 1,000 feet from any church, school, park, playground or occupied dwelling, except such dwelling as may exist on the same premises with such use. (Ord. A-580 § 4, 1964).