Chapter 10.20


10.20.005    Purpose.

10.20.010    Land uses.

10.20.050    Development standards.

10.20.005 Purpose.

The residential mixed use land use classification is a district suited to residential activities from single-family to high-intensity multifamily configurations. Limited commercial activities are allowed at a scale and intensity that maintain the residential scale and character of the neighborhood while providing for a mix of supportive uses. (Ord. 2010-03 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-34 § 2 (Exh. A))

10.20.010 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. 2010-03 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-34 § 2 (Exh. A))

10.20.050 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 provisions below. Also, most residential developments, including mixed use development that features at least one dwelling unit, are subject to conformance with applicable sections of the Residential Design Guidelines.

(1) Development standards in the RMU zoning district are detailed in WCC 10.46.030.

(2) Uses permitted in the RMU zoning district shall meet applicable regulations as detailed in Chapters 10.47 and 10.48 WCC.

(3) Landscaping shall be provided pursuant to Chapter 10.62 WCC.

(4) Off-street parking shall be provided in the amount prescribed in Chapter 10.60 WCC, except as modified below:

(a) Parking that is accessed by a side street or an alley may be provided at 80 percent of the requirement.

(b) For parking areas of less than six cars, a sight-obscuring fence or hedge shall be provided along the side property lines of the parking area at the maximum height allowed in a residential zone. For the purpose of this provision, the side street shall constitute a side yard. Parking areas for more than six cars shall meet the landscape requirements in Chapter 10.62 WCC.

(c) All required parking shall be improved with a durable, dustless surface of asphalt, concrete, or grass-crete and adequately drained.

(5) All uses shall meet the landscape requirements in Chapter 10.62 WCC with the exception of the Orondo street frontage, which shall meet the following in lieu of the street frontage standards:

(a) A 10-foot-wide landscape area shall be provided behind the sidewalk along the street frontage. The planter shall be continuous except for pedestrian and vehicular access points. In no event shall the length of the landscape area be less than 50 percent of the length of the property line along the street frontage. The landscape strip shall be planted with at least one flowering tree, from the list provided by the department of community development, for each 25 feet of frontage, along with one shrub for each 50 square feet of required landscaped area, and ground cover that will provide 75 percent coverage. Ground cover shall be planted materials, which may include lawn but does not include bark or rock.

(6) General Storage. Storage of personal property and materials shall be located outside of required front yard areas, and it shall be entirely within an enclosed building or screened from view of the surrounding properties with a sight-obscuring fence and landscaping. Single-family dwellings are excluded from this standard.

(7) Vehicle Storage. Storage of recreational vehicles, boats, and similar off-road vehicles not used for daily transportation, of residents as well as managers and owners of the development, shall be prohibited unless a fully enclosed building is provided on site specifically for that purpose. Single-family dwellings are excluded from this standard. (Ord. 2020-07 § 3; Ord. 2019-35 § 9; Ord. 2010-03 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-34 § 2 (Exh. A))