Chapter 10.22


10.22.005    Purpose.

10.22.010    Land uses.

10.22.050    Development standards.

10.22.005 Purpose.

The neighborhood commercial (CN) land use classification is a district suited to small-scale retail and commercial activities and uses that offer retail convenience goods, professional and business services, and personal services for the daily needs of nearby residents. This district is designed to reduce vehicular traffic by providing convenient shopping and services. The allowed uses are intended to primarily serve the neighborhoods in close geographical proximity. The size of the neighborhood commercial area is in keeping with the scale of served neighborhoods and nearby uses. Architectural design, landscaping, construction materials, and buffering will be utilized to create a neighborhood commercial area that blends and harmonizes with the natural beauty of the surrounding valley and foothills. High-quality design and landscaping are used to make the area attractive, functional and to minimize impacts on nearby uses. Mixed uses and above ground-floor residential uses are encouraged and desirable. (Ord. 2010-03 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-34 § 2 (Exh. A))

10.22.010 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))

10.22.050 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 CN zoning district are detailed in WCC 10.46.040.

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

(3) Signs are permitted pursuant to Chapter 10.50 WCC.

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

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

(6) No individual business shall have a gross floor area (GFA) greater than 10,000 square feet.

(7) No building shall have a footprint greater than 30,000 square feet in area.

(8) Access to a development shall be from the highest classified street as designated in the Wenatchee urban area circulation map or as otherwise required by the city engineer.

(9) Repealed by Ord. 2011-49.

(10) Commercial developments shall meet architectural scale and blank wall limitations commercial standards detailed in WCC 10.32.050, with the exception of the building size provision.

(11) Outdoor Display. Outdoor display areas shall be limited to the display of retail products and be limited in size to no more than 25 percent of the gross floor area of the ground-floor commercial space.

(12) Storage Standards.

(a) General Storage. Storage of personal property and materials shall be located outside of required front yard areas, and entirely within an enclosed building or screened from view of surrounding properties with a sight-obscuring fence and landscaping.

(b) Vehicle Storage. Storage of recreational vehicles, boats, and similar off-road vehicles not used for daily transportation shall be prohibited unless a fully enclosed building is provided on site specifically for that purpose.

(13) Sunnyslope Standards. Properties located within the Sunnyslope neighborhood shall be exempt from subsections (6) and (8) of this section. (Ord. 2019-35 § 9; Ord. 2011-49 § 3 (Exh. A); Ord. 2010-03 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-34 § 2 (Exh. A))