Chapter 18.07
SUMMARY TABLE OF USES

Sections:

18.07.010    Residential zone districts permitted and conditional uses.

18.07.020    Commercial zone districts permitted and conditional uses.

18.07.030    Industrial zone districts permitted and conditional uses.

18.07.040    Greenbelt/open space zone districts permitted and conditional uses.

18.07.010 Residential zone districts permitted and conditional uses.

If there are any inconsistencies between Table 18.07.010 and the specific requirements in the underlying zoning district, the requirements in the underlying zoning district shall be followed.

TABLE 18.07.010

RESIDENTIAL ZONE DISTRICTS PERMITTED AND CONDITIONAL USES 

RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

Note: See Figure 18.23.020 for residential uses allowed in the TC town center zone district; and Table 18.27.040 for residential uses allowed in the BD brewery district zone

RSR

SFL

SFM

MFM

MFH

MHP

Applicable Regulations

Adult family homes, residential care facilities

P

P

P

P

P

 

18.53

Agriculture up to 30 acres in size

P

P

P

P

 

 

18.42.070

Animals (the housing, care and keeping of)

P

P

P

P

 

 

6.08

Attached wireless communication facilities

P

P

P

P

P

 

11.20

Bed and breakfasts

 

C1

C1

P

 

C1

18.56

Cemeteries

C

C

C

C

C

C

18.56

Child day care center

C

C

C

C

C

C

18.56

Churches

C

C

C

C

C

C

18.56

Community garden

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

Designated manufactured home parks

 

 

 

P

 

 

18.48; 18.49

Designated manufactured homes

P

P

P

P

 

P

18.48

Duplexes existing prior to January 1, 1996

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

Duplexes on at least 6,000 square feet of land area

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

Emergency communication towers or antennas

C

C

C

C

C

C

18.56; 11.20

Family child care home, child mini-day care center

P

P

P

P

P

P

18.52

Group foster homes

C

C

C

C

C

C

18.56

Inpatient facilities

 

 

 

C

C

 

18.56

Medical clinics or hospitals

 

 

 

C

C

 

18.56

Mental health facilities

 

 

 

C

C

 

18.56

Multifamily dwellings

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

Manufactured home parks in accordance with the provisions of TMC Chapter 18.48

 

 

 

 

 

P

18.48

Mobile home parks which were legally established prior to July 1, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

P

18.48

Neighborhood community center

C

C

C

C

C

C

18.56

Neighborhood-oriented commercial center

 

C

C

C

C

C

18.56

Parks, trails, open space areas and recreational facilities

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Planned unit developments

 

P

P

P

P

 

18.36

Private clubs and lodges

 

 

C

C

C

 

18.56

Recreational vehicle parks

 

 

 

C

 

 

18.56

Schools

C

C

C

C

C

C

18.56

Senior housing facilities

 

 

 

C

P-C

 

18.56

Single-family attached dwellings (including duplexes)

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

Single-family detached dwellings

P

P

P

P

 

P

 

Support facilities

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Temporary expansions of schools, such as portable classrooms

C

C

C

C

C

C

18.56

Townhouses and rowhouses

 

 

 

 

P

 

18.16.050 (F)(1)(a)

Wildlife refuges and forest preserves

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

Wireless communication towers

C

C

C

C

C

C

11.20; 18.56

LEGEND

P = Permitted Use

C = Conditional Use

RSR = Residential/Sensitive Resource

SFL = Single-Family Low Density

SFM = Single-Family Medium Density

MFM = Multifamily Medium Density

MFH = Multifamily High Density

MHP = Manufactured Home Park

Table 18.07.010 Footnotes:

1    “Bed and breakfasts” with only one guest room are permitted use, but are subject to the notice of application requirements in TMC Chapter 14.06 to allow for public notice for neighbors and an appeal of the administrative decision to the hearing examiner.

Table 18.07.010 Explanatory Notes:

1.    If the box is shaded, the use is not allowed in that zone district.

2.    Accessory uses are listed in each zoned district chapter.

(O2019-007, Amended, 09/03/2019; Ord. O2018-025, Amended, 12/18/2018; Ord. O2017-006, Added, 07/18/2017)

18.07.020 Commercial zone districts permitted and conditional uses.

If there are any inconsistencies between Table 18.07.020 and the specific requirements in the underlying zoning district, the requirements in the underlying zoning district shall be followed.

TABLE 18.07.020

COMMERCIAL ZONE DISTRICTS PERMITTED AND CONDITIONAL USES 

COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS

Note: See Figure 18.23.020 for commercial uses allowed in the TC town center zone district; and Table 18.27.040 for commercial uses allowed in the BD brewery district zone

NC

CS

MU

CBC

GC

HC

TC1

Applicable Regulations

Adult family homes, residential care facilities

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

18.53

Animal clinics or hospitals

C

 

C

C

P

 

 

18.56

Appliance equipment repair/sales

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

Attached wireless communication facilities

P

P

P

 

P

 

P

11.20

Auto repair facility

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

Automobile service stations

 

 

C2

 

P

 

C

18.56

Breweries, wineries, distilleries

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

 

Centers for senior citizens, youth, general community and similar groups

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Child day care center

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

18.52

Child mini-day care center

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

18.52

Churches

 

C

C

P

P

 

C

18.56

Civic center complex

 

P

P

P

P

 

P

 

Community center

 

P

 

 

 

 

P

 

Community gardens

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Convalescent centers, rest homes, nursing homes

 

 

C

C

C

 

 

 

Crematories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dance clubs

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

18.21.030

Electric vehicle infrastructure

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Emergency communication towers or antennas

 

C

C

 

C

 

C

18.56

Entertainment facility

 

P

P

P

P

 

P

 

Equipment rental and sales facility

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

Existing uses, legally established prior to adoption

P

P

P

 

 

P

 

 

Family child care home

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

18.52

Farmers markets

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Fish hatcheries, associated appurtenances, and related interpretive centers

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

Food truck or trailer courts

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

18.42.120

Food trucks or trailers

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

18.42.120

Freestanding wireless communication facilities

 

C

C

 

C

 

 

11.20; 18.56

Group foster homes

C

P

P

P

P

 

P

18.56

High-rise residential (five stories or more)

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

18.21

Inpatient facilities

C

 

C

C

C

 

 

18.56

Kennels

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

18.56

Library, museum, art gallery

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Manufacturing, assembly, processing and/or fabrication activities entirely within a building and ancillary to primary office use (less than 25 percent of building)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marijuana retailer

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

18.42.080

Medical clinics

P

 

P

P

P

 

P

 

Mental health facilities

C

 

C

C

C

 

 

18.56

Mini-storage

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

18.56

Mixed use structures

P3

 

P

P

P

 

P

 

Motels, hotels

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

Motor vehicle sales facilities

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

18.42.090

Motorsports sales facility

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

18.22.020

Movie theaters, playhouses and similar performance and assembly facilities

 

 

 

P

P

 

P

 

Multifamily dwellings

 

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

Multifamily dwellings (three or four stories)

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

18.22.020

Nurseries, retail

 

 

P

C

P

 

 

18.56; 18.21.050

Offices

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Parcel delivery facility

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

Park and ride lots

 

P

C

P

P

 

 

18.56; 18.21.030(DD)

Parking lots, parking structures

 

P

C

P & C

P

P

P

18.19.020(R); 18.56; 18.21.030; 18.21.050

Parks and open space areas

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Personal and professional services

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Personal and professional services or sales

P

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

Planned unit developments

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

18.36

Post office

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Prisons, jails and other correctional facilities

 

C

 

 

C

 

 

18.56

Private clubs and lodges

 

C

P

P

P

 

P & C

18.56

Private post-secondary educational facilities

 

 

 

C

C

 

 

 

Recreational facilities

P4

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Recreational vehicle park

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

Residential uses

P5

 

P

P

P

P

P

18.20.030

Restaurants

 

P

P6

P

P

P

P

 

Restaurants (without drive-in windows)

P7

 

P8

 

 

 

P

 

Retail sales

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

Retail sales (no more than 3,000 square feet) (6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

P

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

Retail sales (no more than 3,000 square feet) (10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.)

C

 

 

 

 

 

P

18.56

Retail sales (no more than 15,000 square feet)

 

P

 

 

 

 

P

 

Riding academies

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

Senior housing facilities

 

 

P

P

P

 

P

 

Sewage treatment facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.56

Schools

C

P

C

P

C9

P

P

18.56

State education facilities

 

C

C

C

C

 

C

18.56

Support facilities

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Taverns, cocktail lounges

C10

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Temporary expansions of schools, such as portable classrooms

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Transportation facilities, large scale state or regional

 

C

 

 

C

 

 

18.56

Transportation terminals

 

 

 

 

C

 

C

18.56

Used motor oil recycling collection point

 

 

P

 

P

 

 

 

Wholesaling, manufacturing, assembling, repairing, fabricating, or other handling of products and equipment entirely within a building

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

Wildlife refuges and forest preserves

 

P

 

 

 

P

 

 

LEGEND

P = Permitted Use

C = Conditional Use

NC = Neighborhood Commercial

CS = Community Services

MU = Mixed Use

CBC = Capitol Boulevard Community

GC = General Commercial

HC = Historic Commercial

TC = Town Center

Table 18.07.020 Footnotes:

(1)    See TMC 18.23.020 for specific requirements for uses in the Town Center subdistricts.

(2)    Automobile service stations are a conditional use for all parcels in the mixed use (MU) zone district in the city, except for those parcels in the mixed use (MU) zone district located on the north side of Israel Road SW between Littlerock Road SW and Tyee Drive SW where the use is prohibited.

(3)    Mixed use structures subject to the size limitations for individual uses and TMC 18.18.050(D) and the density requirements for residential use in the neighborhood commercial (NC) zone district.

(4)    Recreational facilities occupying no more than three thousand square feet in floor area in the neighborhood commercial (NC) zone district.

(5)    Multifamily residential use as part of a mixed use development is allowed with a minimum density of four dwelling units per net acre and a maximum density of eight dwelling units per net acre, which is calculated by averaging the densities of all of the different types of housing provided within the development in accordance with TMC 18.14.050(B), excluding the area of the building and parking associated with the commercial development.

(6)    Restaurants are a permitted use for all parcels in the mixed use (MU) zone district in the city, except for those parcels in the mixed use (MU) zone district located on the north side of Israel Road SW between Littlerock Road SW and Tyee Drive SW. In that location, restaurants without drive-through windows are allowed, but restaurants with drive-through windows are prohibited.

(7)    Restaurants without drive-in windows occupying no more than three thousand square feet in floor area and drive-through espresso stands/coffee shops occupying no more than five hundred square feet in floor area in the neighborhood commercial (NC) zone district.

(8)    Restaurants (without drive-through windows) are a permitted use for those parcels in the mixed use (MU) zone district located on the north side of Israel Road SW between Littlerock Road SW and Tyee Drive SW.

(9)    Except temporary expansions of schools, such as portable classrooms.

(10)    Taverns, cocktail lounges occupying no more than three thousand square feet in floor area in the neighborhood commercial (NC) zone district.

Table 18.07.020 Explanatory Notes:

1.    If the box is shaded, the use is not allowed in that zone district.

2.    Accessory uses are listed in each zoned district chapter.

(O2019-020, Amended, 11/19/2019; Ord. O2018-029, Amended, 01/15/2019; Ord. O2018-025, Amended, 12/18/2018; Ord. O2017-023, Amended, 07/17/2018; Ord. O2017-024, Amended, 01/16/2018; Ord. O2017-017, Amended, 09/19/2017; Ord. O2017-006, Added, 07/18/2017)

18.07.030 Industrial zone districts permitted and conditional uses.

If there are any inconsistencies between Table 18.07.030 and the specific requirements in the underlying zoning district, the requirements in the underlying zoning district shall be followed.

TABLE 18.07.030

INDUSTRIAL ZONE DISTRICTS PERMITTED AND CONDITIONAL USES 

INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS

Note: See Table 18.27.040 for industrial uses allowed in the BD brewery district zone

LI

HI

ARI

Applicable Regulations

Agriculture

P

 

P

 

All industrial activities involving the manufacture, assembly, bulk storage, processing, repair, recycling or servicing of goods or products

 

P

 

 

Animal clinics or hospitals

P

C

 

18.56

Attached wireless communication facilities

P

P

P

11.20

Automobile repair facilities

P

 

P

 

Automobile service stations

P

P

P

 

Aviation, aviation related uses, aviation fueling facilities

 

 

P

18.34.020(A); 18.34.020(F)

Breweries, wineries, distilleries, and associated restaurants

P

 

P

 

Cemeteries

C

C

 

18.56

Child day care center

P

C

P

18.52; 18.56

Child mini-day care center

P

C

P

18.52

Community gardens

P

P

P

 

Crematories

P

P

P

 

Cross-dock facilities, 50,000 square feet or smaller in size

P

P

P

 

Electric vehicle infrastructure

P

P

P

 

Emergency communication towers or antennas

C

C

C

18.56

Energy systems

 

 

P

 

Equipment rental and sales

P

P

P

 

Family child care home

P

C

 

18.52; 18.56

Farmers markets

P

P

P

 

Food truck or trailer courts

P

P

P

18.42.120

Food trucks or trailers

P

P

P

18.42.120

Hotel/motel and conference facilities

 

 

P

 

Kennels

P

 

P

 

Marijuana retailer

P

 

P

18.42.080

Marijuana processor, within a fully enclosed secure indoor structure only

C

 

C

18.42.080

Marijuana producer, within a fully enclosed secure indoor structure only

C

 

C

18.42.080

Mineral extraction

 

P

 

 

Mini-storage

P

 

P

 

Motor freight terminals, 50,000 square feet or smaller in size

P

P

P

 

Motor pool and equipment parking

P

 

P

 

Motor vehicle sales facilities

P

 

P

18.42.090

Motorsports facility – Indoor

P

 

P

 

Motorsports sales facility

P

 

P

 

Nurseries, retail or wholesale

P

 

P

18.24.020(P)

Offices

P

 

P

 

Off-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities

P

P

C

18.24.020(L); 18.56

Park and ride facilities

P

P

P

 

Parks, open space areas and recreational facilities

P

C

P

18.56

Personal and professional services

P

 

P

 

Planned unit developments not including residential uses

P

P

 

18.36

Post offices, museum, library, art gallery

P

 

P

 

Prisons, jails or other correctional facilities

C

C

C

18.56

Private post-secondary education facilities

 

 

C

18.56

Recycling collection centers

C

P

 

18.25.020(A); 18.56

Residential care facilities

P

 

P

18.34.020(O)

Restaurants

P

 

P

 

Retail sale of goods or products manufactured on the premises, or utilized in manufacturing, repairing, or servicing activities which are permitted in the same zoning district

 

P

P

 

Schools, other than through the eighth grade

P

 

 

 

Schools on parcels abutting residential zones and outside of air hazard areas

 

 

P

 

Secure community transition facilities

C

 

 

18.56

Sewage treatment facilities

C

C

C

18.56

Sexually oriented businesses

P

 

P

18.04; 18.42.050

Solid waste handling facilities

C

C

C

18.56

State education facilities

C

 

C

18.56

Storage, manufacture or sale of highly volatile or extremely hazardous substances or materials other than airport fueling facilities

 

 

C

18.56

Support facilities

P

P

P

 

Taverns, cocktail lounges

P

 

 

 

Temporary expansions of schools, such as portable classrooms

P

 

P

 

The raising of crops, including trees

 

 

P

18.34.020(J)

Transit facilities

P

 

P

 

Transportation facilities, large scale or regional

C

C

C

18.56

Transportation terminal facilities

P

P

P

 

Truck stops or travel centers3

P3

 

 

 

Uses having to do with buying, selling, and personal and professional services or offices, or of a general commercial nature

P

 

 

 

Warehouse distribution centers4

P

 

P

18.42.110

Warehouses, nondistribution, 200,000 sq. ft. or smaller in size

P

P

P

 

Warehouses, nondistribution, larger than 200,000 sq. ft. in size4

P

 

P

18.42.110

Wholesaling, manufacturing, assembling, repairing, fabricating, or other handling of products and equipment

P

P

P

 

Wildlife refuges and forest preserves

P

 

P

 

Wireless communication towers

P

P

P

11.20

Wrecking yards and junk yards

 

C

 

18.56

LEGEND

P = Permitted Use

C = Conditional Use

LI = Light Industrial

HI = Heavy Industrial

ARI = Airport Related Industrial

Table 18.07.030 Explanatory Notes:

1.    If the box is shaded, the use is not allowed in that zone district.

2.    Accessory uses are listed in each zoned district chapter.

3.    Truck stops or travel centers are limited to an area within one-half mile of the Interstate 5 and 93rd Avenue SW interchange.

4.    All warehouse distribution centers regardless of size and nondistribution warehouses that are larger than 200,000 sq. ft. in size are subject to the requirements of TMC 18.42.110.

(O2019-020, Amended, 11/19/2019; Ord. O2019-007, Amended, 09/03/2019; Ord. O2019-019, Amended, 07/23/2019; Ord. O2019-018, Amended, 04/02/2019; Ord. O2018-025, Amended, 12/18/2018; Ord. O2018-007, Amended, 10/16/2018; Ord. O2017-023, Amended, 07/17/2018; Ord. O2017-022, Amended, 12/05/2017; Ord. O2017-006, Added, 07/18/2017)

18.07.040 Greenbelt/open space zone districts permitted and conditional uses.

If there are any inconsistencies between Table 18.07.040 and the specific requirements in the underlying zoning district, the requirements in the underlying zoning district shall be followed.

TABLE 18.07.040

GREENBELT/OPEN SPACE ZONE DISTRICTS PERMITTED AND CONDITIONAL USES 

GREENBELT/OPEN SPACE DISTRICTS

GB

OS

Applicable Regulations

Agricultural uses subject to the requirements of TMC Chapter 16.08 and the drainage design and erosion control manual for Tumwater

P

P

16.08

Camp facilities

 

P

 

Campgrounds, recreational vehicle parks

 

C

 

Cemeteries, located outside of the one-hundred-year floodplain, subject to the standards in TMC Chapter 18.56

 

P

18.56

Community gardens

 

P

 

Farmers markets

 

P

 

Fish hatcheries, associated appurtenances, and related interpretive centers

 

P

 

Food trucks or trailers

 

P

18.42.120

Golf courses

 

P

 

Parks and other related active and passive recreation facilities

 

P

 

Passive recreation facilities

P

 

 

Residences existing prior to January 1, 1996

 

P

 

Residences existing prior to the adoption of TMC 18.30

P

 

18.30

Single-family residence located outside of the one-hundred-year floodplain on a parcel no smaller than five acres

C

C

 

Structures as an accessory use to agricultural uses

C

 

 

Support facilities

 

P

 

Temporary research and education facilities related to water-dependent wetland oriented research and education

P

 

 

Trails

P

 

 

Utility support facilities

P

 

 

Wells and wellfields

P

 

 

Wildlife and nature preserves

P

P

 

LEGEND

P = Permitted Use

C = Conditional Use

GB = Greenbelt

OS = Open Space

Table 18.07.040 Explanatory Notes:

1.    If the box is shaded, the use is not allowed in that zone district.

2.    Accessory uses are listed in each zoned district chapter.

(O2019-020, Amended, 11/19/2019; Ord. O2017-006, Added, 07/18/2017)