Chapter 10.46
DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS CHARTS

Sections:

10.46.010    Purpose.

10.46.020    Residential development chart.

10.46.030    Mixed use development chart.

10.46.040    Nonresidential development chart.

10.46.050    Overlay development chart.

10.46.010 Purpose.

A development chart and exceptions define the buildable area within the established districts. Planned developments, conditional uses and overlay districts may require additional or varying considerations. (Ord. 2016-22 § 1 (Exh. B); Ord. 2010-03 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-34 § 2 (Exh. A))

10.46.020 Residential development chart.

(1) General Dimensional Standards.

Standard

RS

RL

RM

RH

RF

Minimum Lot Dimensions

 

Lot Area

10,000 square feet1

7,000 square feet1

6,000 square feet1, 2

4,000 square feet

20,000 square feet

Lot Width

20 feet at the front lot line and 80 feet at the building line

20 feet at the front lot line and 70 feet at the building line

20 feet at the front lot line and 60 feet at the building line

20 feet at the front lot line and 45 feet at the building line

100 feet

Lot Depth

100 feet

90 feet

80 feet

70 feet

150 feet

Minimum Setbacks

 

Front

25 feet from the front property line plus any required additional public right-of-way3

25 feet from the front property line plus any required additional public right-of-way3

25 feet from the front property line plus any required additional public right-of-way3

10 feet from the front property line plus any required additional public right-of-way3

25 feet from the front property line

Rear

20 feet from the rear property line

20 feet from the rear property line

15 feet from the rear property line

10 feet from the rear property line

45 feet from the rear property line

Side

5 feet from the side property line

5 feet from the side property line

5 feet from the side property line

6 feet from the side property line4

10 feet from the side property line

Internal

N/A

N/A

N/A

12 feet between detached dwelling units

N/A

Maximum Distance From Building to Front Property Line

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

300 feet

Maximum Building Height

30 feet

30 feet

30 feet

4 stories above grade and 60 feet

30 feet

Maximum Lot Coverage

35 percent

35 percent

45 percent

55 percent

20 percent

Maximum Primary Units

1 dwelling unit per lot

1 dwelling unit per lot

2 dwelling units per lot

25 dwelling units per acre

1 dwelling unit per lot

1 Minimum lot size shall be increased 1,500 square feet for accessory dwelling units.

2 Minimum lot size for a duplex in the RM is 10,000 square feet.

3 Minimum distance from the centerline of the road equal to one-half of the required public right-of-way based on the public road classification, and for private roads, one-half of the required easement.

4 Plus one-half foot for each foot by which the building height exceeds 30 feet if the lot adjoins an RS, RL, or RM district.

(2) Exceptions to Residential Dimensional Standards.

(a) Exceptions to Front Yard Setbacks. Front yard setbacks may be reduced or expanded in accordance with WCC 10.48.180 and with the following conditions:

(i) A lot in a residential district joined on one or both sides by lots on which structures are set back less than the district minimum may observe a required front yard setback equal to the average of the adjacent structures or the average of the district minimum and an adjoining structure;

(ii) In all residential districts on corner lots, setbacks may be reduced to a minimum of 10 feet on the one side without a front entrance. In this case, subsections (2)(a)(iii), (v) and (vi) of this section are not applicable;

(iii) When the garage is oriented to the side or located at or behind the required front yard setback, the front of the residence may extend five feet into the front yard setback;

(iv) In the case of a private lane, the minimum front yard setback shall be 20 feet;

(v) Roofed porches may project a maximum of four feet into the required front yard area, provided the porch structure remains unenclosed, except for partial walls or guard rails that measure less than 42 inches from the floor of the porch;

(vi) Eaves, cornices, awnings or other architectural projections may project a maximum of four feet into required front yard areas; or

(vii) Bus amenities may be located within the front yard setback in accordance with WCC 10.48.120 and as agreed by the developer, transit authority, and the city.

(viii) Provisions in subsections (2)(a)(iii) through (vii) of this section are not applicable in the RH zoning district.

(b) Reduced Rear Yard Setbacks.

(i) Roofed porches may project a maximum of four feet into the required rear yard area, provided the porch structure remains unenclosed, except for partial walls or guard rails that measure less than 42 inches from the floor of the porch.

(ii) Decks and steps that are no taller than 48 inches above grade may project into the required rear yard setback.

(iii) Eaves, cornices, awnings or other architectural projections may project a maximum of four feet into required rear yard areas.

(iv) Accessory structures, no greater than 20 feet in height, may observe a three-foot setback in the rear yard areas; provided, that no projections (eaves, etc.) are within three feet of a property line and that no combination of structures extends more than 50 percent of the horizontal distance of the rear property line.

(v) Accessory structures may observe a zero setback where the rear property line is adjacent to an alley, provided the structure covers less than 50 percent of the rear property line and is no greater than 20 feet in height.

(c) Reduced Side Yard Setbacks.

(i) Eaves, cornices, awnings or other architectural projections may project two feet into required side yard areas.

(ii) Accessory structures may observe a three-foot setback in the side yard areas; provided, that no projections (eaves, etc.) are allowed within three feet of a property line and that no combination of structures extends more than 50 percent of the horizontal distance of the side property line.

(iii) Accessory structures may observe a zero setback where the side property line is adjacent to an alley, provided the structure covers less than 50 percent of the side property line and is no greater than 20 feet in height.

(d) Exceptions to Height Limits. The height limitations do not apply to the following: spires, belfries, cupolas, amateur radios and receive-only antennas, water tanks, ventilators, chimneys, flagpoles, smokestacks, utility poles, radio and television towers located in the industrial zone, or other appurtenances usually required to be placed above roof level and not used or intended to be used for human occupancy.

(e) Exception to Density Standards. Additional dwelling units may be placed where allowed by code. (Ord. 2016-22 § 1 (Exh. B); Ord. 2010-25 § 4; Ord. 2010-03 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-34 § 2 (Exh. A))

10.46.030 Mixed use development chart.

(1) General Dimensional Standards.

Standard

OMU

WMU

RMU

Lot Dimensions

Lot Area

5,000 square feet

None

5,000 square feet

Lot Width

20 feet at front lot line and 50 feet at building line

None

20 feet at front lot line and 50 feet at building line

Lot Depth

80 feet

None

80 feet

Setbacks

Front

10 feet from front property line plus any required additional public right-of-way1

None except for any required additional public right-of-way1

10 feet from the front property line, except for frontage on Orondo Ave. which shall apply 25 feet, plus any required additional public right-of-way1

Rear

20 feet

None

20 feet

Side

5 feet2

None

5 feet

Maximum Building Height

4 stories above grade and 60 feet

6 stories above grade and 90 feet4

4 stories above grade and 60 feet

Maximum Lot Coverage

50 percent3

100 percent

35 percent; up to 50 percent for conditional uses

1 Minimum distance from the centerline of the right-of-way equal to one-half of the required public right-of-way based on the public road classification, and for private roads, one-half of the required easement.

2 If yard is adjacent to a residential zone the setback shall be five feet plus one-half foot for each foot by which the building height exceeds 20 feet.

3 Fifty percent for all buildings of a two-story development, less five percent for each additional story up to four stories.

4 Building heights between First Street and Kittitas Street: 60 feet.

(2) Exceptions to Mixed Use Dimensional Standards.

(a) RMU and OMU. Any garage, carport, or other parking structure whose entrance faces a street shall be set back at least 20 feet from the front property line.

(b) RMU and OMU Exceptions to Front Yard Setbacks. Front yard setbacks may be reduced or expanded in accordance with WCC 10.48.180 and with the following conditions:

(i) In the case of a private lane, the minimum front yard setback shall be 10 feet;

(ii) Along Orondo Avenue, roofed porches may project a maximum of four feet into the required front yard area, provided the porch structure remains unenclosed, except for partial walls or guard rails that measure less than 42 inches from the floor of the porch;

(iii) Along Orondo Avenue, eaves, cornices, awnings or other architectural projections may project a maximum of four feet into required front yard areas; or

(iv) Bus amenities may be located within the front yard setback in accordance with WCC 10.48.120 and as agreed by the developer, transit authority, and the city.

(c) RMU and OMU Reduced Rear Yard Setbacks.

(i) Roofed porches may project a maximum of four feet into the required rear yard area, provided the porch structure remains unenclosed, except for partial walls or guard rails that measure less than 42 inches from the floor of the porch.

(ii) Decks and steps that are no taller than 48 inches above grade may project into the required rear yard setback.

(iii) Residential accessory structures, no greater than 20 feet in height, may observe a three-foot setback in the rear yard areas; provided, that no projections (eaves, etc.) are within three feet of a property line and that no combination of structures extends more than 50 percent of the horizontal distance of the rear property line.

(iv) Residential accessory structures may observe a zero setback where the rear property line is adjacent to an alley provided the structure covers less than 50 percent of the rear property line and is no greater than 20 feet in height.

(d) RMU and OMU Reduced Side Yard Setbacks.

(i) Eaves, cornices, awnings or other architectural projections may project two feet into required side yard areas.

(ii) Residential accessory structures may observe a three-foot setback in the side yard areas; provided, that no projections (eaves, etc.) are allowed within three feet of a property line and that no combination of structures extends more than 50 percent of the horizontal distance of the side property line.

(iii) Residential accessory structures may observe a zero setback where the side property line is adjacent to an alley provided the structure covers less than 50 percent of the side property line and is no greater than 20 feet in height.

(e) WMU. Building height may be further limited within 200 feet of the ordinary high water mark of the Columbia River or associated wetlands in accordance with the city’s adopted shoreline master program. (Ord. 2016-22 § 1 (Exh. B); Ord. 2010-03 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-34 § 2 (Exh. A))

10.46.040 Nonresidential development chart.

(1) General Dimensional Standards.

Standard

CN

CBD

NWBD and SWBD

I

Minimum Lot Dimensions

Lot Area

10,000 square feet

None

None

5,000 square feet

Lot Width

20 feet at front lot line and 100 feet at building line

None

None

40 feet at building line

Lot Depth

100 feet

60 feet

80 feet

80 feet

Setbacks

Front

Maximum 5 feet from the front property line unless that space between the building and the street is an area which provides pedestrian-oriented amenities and access

To provide space for a minimum 10-foot-wide sidewalk, where sidewalk is less than 10 feet.1, 4 Second floor spaces may extend into the right-of-way over the sidewalk to provide for weather coverage

0 feet from the front property line or 35 feet from the street centerline, whichever is greater1

0 feet from the front property line or 35 feet from the street centerline, whichever is greater

Rear

20 feet

0 feet

0 feet2

0 feet

Side

15 feet

0 feet

0 feet2

0 feet

Maximum Building Height

2 stories above grade and 30 feet3

85 feet

6 stories above grade and 90 feet

6 stories above grade and 90 feet

Maximum Lot Coverage

50 percent

100 percent

65 percent

70 percent

1 Lots that have frontage on Wenatchee Avenue shall adhere to a setback of 45 feet from the centerline.

2 Lots with a rear or side yard adjacent to a residential district shall apply the rear or side yard setback of that underlying residential district. If the height of the proposed structure permitted in the NWBD/SWBD exceeds the maximum height of the adjoining residential district, the setback shall be increased by one-half foot for each foot the proposed structure exceeds the maximum height of the residential district.

3 An additional story is allowed for residential use only, with a maximum of 14 feet in height.

4 Lots that have frontage in the HEO shall provide space for a minimum 12-foot-wide sidewalk.

(2) Exceptions to Nonresidential Dimensional Standards.

(a) Exceptions to Height Limits. The height limitations do not apply to the following: spires, belfries, cupolas, amateur radios and receive-only antennas, water tanks, ventilators, chimneys, flagpoles, smokestacks, utility poles, radio and television towers located in the industrial zone, or other appurtenances usually required to be placed above roof level and not used or intended to be used for human occupancy. (Ord. 2016-22 § 1 (Exh. B); Ord. 2014-10 § 1 (Exh. B); Ord. 2010-03 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-34 § 2 (Exh. A))

10.46.050 Overlay development chart.

(1) General Dimensional Standards. If additional development standards apply, they are listed in Chapter 10.40 WCC.

Standard

MRC

WMU-RRO

WMU-PO

Minimum Lot Dimensions

Lot Area

Same as underlying zoning district

Same as underlying zoning district

Same as underlying zoning district

Lot Width

None

None

None

Lot Depth

None

None

None

Setbacks

Front

15 feet from the front property line plus any required additional public right-of-way1

Same as underlying zoning district

Same as underlying zoning district

Rear

10 feet from the rear property line

Same as underlying zoning district

Same as underlying zoning district

Side

5 feet from the side property line

Same as underlying zoning district

Same as underlying zoning district

Maximum Building Height

Same as underlying zoning district2

4 stories above grade and 60 feet

6 stories above grade and 90 feet3

Maximum Lot Coverage

55 percent

Same as underlying zoning district

Same as underlying zoning district

1Minimum distance from the centerline of the road equal to one-half of the required public right-of-way based on the public road classification, and for private roads, one-half of the required easement.

2One story, a maximum of 14 feet high, may be added to the underlying maximum building height if one whole story is used for structured parking.

3Building heights between First Street and Kittitas Street: 60 feet.

(2) Grandview Historic District Overlay. Standards applicable to the setbacks of primary structures in the Grandview historic district overlay as detailed in the Grandview Historic District Preservation Handbook, adopted by reference pursuant to WCC 10.40.060, supersede those development standards of the underlying zoning district. Accessory structures shall comply with the underlying zoning district standards. (Ord. 2016-22 § 1 (Exh. B); Ord. 2013-09 § 3; Ord. 2010-03 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2007-34 § 2 (Exh. A))