Chapter 17.06
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sections:

17.06.010    Title.

17.06.020    Purpose.

17.06.030    Interpretation and application.

17.06.040    Nonconforming use – Abatement policy.

17.06.050    Production, processing and retail sales of recreational marijuana.

17.06.010 Title.

The title of the ordinance codified in this title shall be known as the zoning ordinance for the city of West Richland. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 35-14 § 1, 2014; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.06.020 Purpose.

A. The purpose of this title is to protect and promote the public health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the community by the classification of land uses within the city through the use of land use zones and the limitation and regulation of the use of land, and the limitation and regulation of the height, size, use, and location of buildings and structures.

B. The provisions of this title are designed to provide adequate light, air, and access to secure safety from fire and other dangers and to avoid excessive concentrations of population in order to lessen traffic congestion, and to facilitate adequate provisions for transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, and other public requirements. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 35-14 § 1, 2014; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.06.030 Interpretation and application.

In interpretation and application, the provisions of this title are minimum requirements. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 35-14 § 1, 2014; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.06.040 Nonconforming use – Abatement policy.

To encourage upgrading, redevelopment, improvement and beautification of the city, providing a quality environment and enhancing the value of land and structures, a policy of abatement of nonconformance shall be pursued which recognizes the need to protect individual rights while moving at a reasonable pace toward these goals. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 35-14 § 1, 2014; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.06.050 Production, processing and retail sales of recreational marijuana.

A. Personal use of recreational marijuana within the city is addressed in Chapter 9.40 WRMC.

B. Recreational marijuana production, processing and retail sales are prohibited in all residential zoning districts.

C. Recreational marijuana production, processing and retail sales are prohibited in all commercial use zoning districts.

D. Recreational marijuana production, processing and retail sales are prohibited in all industrial use zoning districts.

E. Recreational marijuana production, processing and retail sales are prohibited in all urban transition use zoning districts.

F. Recreational marijuana production, processing and retail sales are prohibited in all downtown – mixed use zoning districts.

G. Recreational marijuana production, processing and retail sales are prohibited in all city parks zoning districts. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 35-14 § 1, 2014].