Chapter 10.11
RESIDENTIAL FOOTHILLS LOW (RF) DISTRICT

Sections:

10.11.005    Purpose.

10.11.010    Land uses.

10.11.050    Development standards.

10.11.005 Purpose.

The RF land use classification is for areas that are situated along the base of the Wenatchee Foothills. These areas may be suited to a single-family living environment devoted to single-family detached homes and accessory uses and, under very limited conditions, necessary supporting facilities and utilities which are required to service residential uses in residential areas. The intent of the RF is to assist property owners with the ability to develop their land while protecting the views and impacts to down-slope neighbors and protecting the general views of the foothills for the citizens and visitors to the city of Wenatchee. (Ord. 2010-25 § 2)

10.11.010 Land uses.

All permitted, accessory, conditional and prohibited uses within this district shall be as shown in Chapter 10.10 WCC, District Use Chart, provided all applicable provisions of the WCC are met. (Ord. 2010-25 § 2)

10.11.050 Development standards.

Development in this district shall meet all applicable provisions of this title and all other rules, regulations and provisions of the WCC, including the following:

(1) Development standards applicable in the RF zoning district are detailed in WCC 10.46.020.

(2) Uses permitted in the RF zoning district shall meet applicable general regulations as detailed in Chapter 10.48 WCC.

(3) Off-street parking shall be provided pursuant to Chapter 10.60 WCC.

(4) All property within an identified geohazard area shall require a geotechnical report.

(5) Driveways shall be improved with a durable dustless surface of asphalt, concrete, or equivalent and shall not exceed 12 percent slope.

(6) All storm water shall be retained on site unless a public storm water collection system is available for discharge.

(7) Turnarounds shall be required in accordance with the locally adopted fire code.

(8) Development shall preserve natural drainage ways.

(9) The following standards shall apply to any property adjacent to undeveloped land:

(a) All roofs shall use Class A roofing material as defined in the locally adopted International Building Code. Existing roofs shall meet Class A standards when 50 percent or more is to be repaired/replaced.

(b) Attic ventilation openings, foundation or underfloor vents, or other ventilation openings in vertical exterior walls and vents shall be covered with noncombustible corrosion-resistant mesh with openings not to exceed one-fourth inch, or shall be designed and approved to prevent flame or ember penetration into the structure.

(c) Structures should have all underfloor areas enclosed to the ground with exterior walls; if any floor area is unenclosed, the underfloor/underside shall consist of a one-hour fire-resistant construction rating.

(d) Siding shall consist of ignition-resistant construction materials. Siding on existing structures must be replaced with ignition-resistant materials when 50 percent or more is to be repaired/replaced.

(e) Defensible space with a minimum distance of 30 feet shall be maintained around any structure. Defensible space consists of an area, either natural or manmade, where material capable of allowing a fire to spread unchecked has been treated, cleared or modified to slow the rate and intensity of an advancing wildfire and to create an area for fire suppression operations to occur. (Ord. 2010-25 § 2)