Chapter 17.13
LAND USE MATRIX

Sections:

17.13.010    Interpretation of land use matrix.

17.13.020    Residential land use matrix.

17.13.030    Commercial land use matrix.

17.13.010 Interpretation of land use matrix.

A. The land use matrix in this chapter identifies uses permitted in each individual zoning district. The zoning district is located on the vertical column and the use is located on the horizontal row of this matrix.

B. If a dash appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is not permitted in that district.

C. If the letter “P” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is permitted in that district.

D. If the letter “C” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is conditionally permitted subject to the conditional use permit review procedures and criteria specified in WRMC 17.66.030.

E. If the letter “S” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is secondarily permitted in that district.

F. If a footnote appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use may be permitted subject to the appropriate review process indicated above and the specific conditions indicated by the corresponding footnote.

G. All applicable requirements shall govern a use whether or not they are cross-referenced in the matrix. To determine whether a particular use is allowed in a particular zoning district and location, all relevant regulations must also be consulted in addition to this matrix.

H. Any use that is not specifically permitted, conditionally permitted or secondarily permitted under the West Richland Municipal Code shall be prohibited. [Ord. 15-21 § 15, 2021].

17.13.020 Residential land use matrix.

Use

City Parks (CP)

Urban Transition (UT)

Low-Density Residential Use (RL-40, RL-20)

Medium-Density Residential (RM-10)

Medium-Density Residential (RM-6)

Manufactured Home Park (MH-P)

Multifamily Residential (MR)

Accessory buildings

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Accessory dwelling units

-

S

S

S

S

-

-

Adult family home

-

-

P

P

P

P

P

Adult use businesses

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Agri-chemical distributors

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Airports and heliports

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

All uses of land, buildings, and structures or industrial processes that are noxious or injurious by reason of production or emission of dust, smoke, or refuse matter, odor, gas fumes, noise, vibration or substances

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Amusement parks

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Animal clinics/veterinary hospitals

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Animal control facilities (indoor)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Animal control facilities (outdoor)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Art studios

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Automobile parking

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Automobile, motorcycle, horse, and dog racing tracks

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

Automotive collision repair, including paint booths

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Automotive collision repair, provided, that paint booths are not allowed

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Automotive repair and maintenance, under hood and under car

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Banks, including automatic teller machines

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Bed and breakfast facilities

-

C

S

S

S

-

-

Blacksmith, welding, or other metal shops, excluding bunch presses over 20 tons rated capacity, drop hammers and the like

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Carnival/fair (temporary)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Carwashes, automatic, full-service, and self-service

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cemetery

-

C

C

C

C

-

C

Churches and similar places of worship

-

-

-

C

-

-

-

Churches and similar places of worship where off-street parking is provided

-

-

P

P

P

-

P

City parks and/or open space areas, including conservation sites, and activities associated with such uses

P

P

P

P

P

-

P

Clinics

-

-

C

C

C

-

C

Clubhouses

S

-

S

S

-

P

P

Colleges, universities, specialty schools operated for profit, and schools not otherwise defined, including portable school classrooms

-

-

C

C

C

-

C

Commercial coaches for temporary uses

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

Commercial coaches in association with an existing building or use.

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Commercial entertainment and event uses (such as stadiums, auditoriums, exhibition halls)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Commercial parking lot

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Community centers

P

-

-

C

C

C

-

Community recreation facilities

-

-

-

-

-

P

-

Contractors, plant or storage yards

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Convenience store or mini-market

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Creameries, bottling, ice manufacturing and cold storage plants

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Daycare centers and mini-day care centers

-

-

C

C

C

C

C

Duplexes, with a minimum of 420 square feet finished living space

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Duplexes; provided, that each dwelling unit has a minimum of 420 square feet finished living space

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

Electric vehicle charging stations

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

Events which may have a large neighborhood impact as determined by administrator

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

Family day care provider

-

-

P

P

P

P

P

Festivals

S

-

-

-

-

-

-

Fire stations

-

P

P

P

P

-

P

Food processing

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Food vending vehicles

S

-

-

-

-

-

-

Foundries casting nonferrous metals or electric foundries not causing noxious fumes or odors

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Garden nurseries and landscape garden centers with storage area for equipment and materials

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Gas stations

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Golf courses

P

C

C

C

C

-

-

Growing fruits, vegetables, grains, flowers and field crops.

-

P

S

S

S

-

-

Heavy machinery sales and service

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

High schools, colleges, universities, specialty schools operated for profit, and schools not otherwise defined, including portable school classrooms

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hobby agriculture

-

S

S

-

-

-

-

Hospitals

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hotels and motels

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Junkyards, automobile wrecking yards, scrap paper or rag storage, sorting or baling

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Large domestic animals

-

P

S

-

-

-

-

Large-scale home occupations

-

C

C

C

C

-

C

Laundromats

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Lumber or building material sales

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Lumber or building material storage yards, secondary to an on-site retail use

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Machine shops

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Major utility facilities

-

C

C

C

C

C

C

Manufactured home park offices and/or community facilities, including swimming pools

-

-

-

-

-

P

-

Manufactured home sales

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Manufactured homes

-

-

P

P

P

P

P

Microbreweries

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Mining and/or temporary rock crushing activities, related to on- or off-site construction or site preparation activities

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Minor utility facilities

-

P

P

P

P

P

P

Movie theaters

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Multifamily dwellings which contain not less than 420 square feet of finished living space per dwelling unit

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

Municipal office buildings

-

-

C

-

C

-

C

Museums

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

New and used care sales/repair

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Off-site hazardous waste treatment, transfer, and storage facilities

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

One single-family detached dwelling with not less than 1,000 square feet of finished living space

-

P

P

-

-

-

-

One single-family detached dwelling with not less than 420 square feet of finished living space

-

-

-

P

P

-

-

On-site hazardous waste treatment and storage

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Outdoor concerts

S

-

-

-

-

-

-

Parish or clergy houses and religious education buildings

-

-

P

P

P

-

P

Park and ride facilities

S

-

-

-

-

-

-

Parking lot – private

-

-

-

-

-

-

S

Performing arts theaters

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Permitted special events

S

-

-

-

-

-

-

Post offices

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Private nursery schools

-

-

C

C

C

C

C

Private small wind energy systems

-

C

C

C

C

C

C

Professional offices

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Public and private elementary, middle, and high schools, including portable school classrooms

-

C

C

C

C

C

C

Public library

-

-

C

C

C

-

C

Public parks and playgrounds

-

C

P

P

P

P

P

Recreation buildings or areas operated by membership clubs for the benefit of members and not for gain

-

C

C

C

C

C

C

Recreation camps

-

-

C

C

C

-

C

Recreational vehicle parks

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Recreational vehicle sales/repair

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Recycling or donation drop-off containers (unattended)

S

-

-

-

-

-

-

Recycling processing facilities

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Residential care facility

-

-

C

C

C

C

C

Residential use secondary to a business enterprise provided dwelling unit has a minimum of 420 square feet of finished living space, and the dwelling is constructed in compliance with the International Fire Code and International Building Code

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Restaurants

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Restaurants (no drive-through allowed)

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Retail businesses operating in a building space that exceeds 15,000 square feet in area, upon the finding that the proposed retail business primarily serves and is appropriately located within the surrounding residential neighborhood

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Retail, sales, and service businesses

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Retail, sales and services businesses, where the gross square footage of any building exceeds 50,000 square feet.

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Retirement centers/convalescent homes, assisted living centers

-

-

-

-

-

-

C

Service stations

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Single-family residences with not less than 420 square feet of finished living space

-

-

-

-

-

-

P

Small domestic animals

-

S

S

S

S

S

S

Small-scale food and beverage manufacturing

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Small-scale home occupations

-

S

S

S

S

S

S

Storage and similar facilities for use of manufactured home park residents only

-

-

-

-

-

P

-

Storage units/mini-storage/recreational vehicle and boat storage

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Swimming pools

P

-

S

S

S

-

S

Taverns and cocktail lounges

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Temporary/seasonal outdoor public markets

S

-

-

-

-

-

-

Townhouses/rowhouses

-

-

-

-

P

-

P

Transmission lines

C

C

C

C

C

C

C

Undertaking establishments

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Vehicle and vessel body shops

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Warehousing and distributing

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Warehousing up to 2,000 square foot building

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Waste transfer stations

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Wholesale business

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Wine tasting rooms

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Wine tasting/sales

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Wineries

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Wireless communication facilities

-

C

C

-

-

-

-

Wireless communication facilities (co-location with another facility)

-

P

P

P

P

P

P

[Ord. 22-21 § 3, 2021; Ord. 15-21 § 15, 2021].

17.13.030 Commercial land use matrix.

Use

Neighborhood Commercial

(C-N)

Commercial Limited

(C-L)

Commercial General

(C-G)

Downtown-Mixed Use (D-MU)

Commercial Light Industrial

(C-LI)

Light Industrial (LI)

Accessory buildings

S

S

S

S

S

S

Accessory dwelling units

-

-

-

-

-

-

Adult family home

-

-

-

P

-

-

Adult use businesses

-

-

C

-

C

-

Agri-chemical distributors

-

-

-

-

-

P

Airports and heliports

-

-

-

-

-

C

All uses of land, buildings, and structures or industrial processes that are noxious or injurious by reason of production or emission of dust, smoke, or refuse matter, odor, gas fumes, noise, vibration or substances

-

-

-

-

-

C

Amusement parks

-

-

C

-

C

C

Animal clinics/veterinary hospitals

-

-

P

C

P

-

Animal control facilities (indoor)

-

-

C

-

C

P

Animal control facilities (outdoor)

-

-

-

-

-

C

Art studios

P

P

P

P

P

-

Automobile parking

S

S

S

S

S

S

Automobile, motorcycle, horse, and dog racing tracks

-

-

-

-

C

C

Automotive collision repair, including paint booths

-

-

-

-

P

P

Automotive collision repair, provided, that paint booths are not allowed

-

C

C

-

-

-

Automotive repair and maintenance, under hood and under car

-

P

P

C

P

P

Banks, including automatic teller machines

P

P

P

P

P

-

Bed and breakfast facilities

S

-

-

S

-

-

Blacksmith, welding, or other metal shops, excluding bunch presses over 20 tons rated capacity, drop hammers and the like

-

-

-

-

-

P

Carnival/fair (temporary)

-

C

C

C

C

C

Carwashes, automatic, full-service, and self-service

-

C

P

-

P

S

Cemetery

-

-

-

-

-

-

Churches and similar places of worship

-

P

P

P

-

-

Churches and similar places of worship where off-street parking is provided

P

-

-

-

-

-

City parks and/or open space areas, including conservation sites, and activities associated with such uses

P

P

P

P

-

-

Clinics

-

P

P

-

-

-

Clubhouses

P

P

P

P

P

-

Colleges, universities, specialty schools operated for profit, and schools not otherwise defined, including portable school classrooms

C

C

C

-

P

-

Commercial coaches for temporary uses

-

-

S

-

P

-

Commercial coaches in association with an existing building or use

-

-

-

-

S

S

Commercial entertainment and event uses (such as stadiums, auditoriums, exhibition halls)

-

-

P

C

C

-

Commercial parking lot

-

-

C

C

C

-

Community centers

-

C

C

C

C

-

Community recreation facilities

-

-

C

-

-

-

Contractors, plant or storage yards

-

-

-

-

-

P

Convenience store or mini-market

P

P

-

P

P

-

Creameries, bottling, ice manufacturing and cold storage plants

-

-

P

-

-

P

Daycare centers and mini-day care centers

P

P

P

C

C

-

Duplexes, with a minimum of 420 square feet finished living space

-

-

-

P

-

-

Duplexes; provided, that each dwelling unit has a minimum of 420 square feet finished living space

-

-

-

-

-

-

Electric vehicle charging stations

P

P

P

P

P

P

Events which may have a large neighborhood impact as determined by administrator

-

-

-

-

-

-

Family day care provider

-

-

-

P

-

-

Festivals

-

-

C

C

C

C

Fire stations

P

P

P

P

P

P

Food processing

-

-

-

-

P

P

Food vending vehicles

-

-

P

P

P

P

Foundries casting nonferrous metals or electric foundries not causing noxious fumes or odors

-

-

-

-

-

P

Garden nurseries and landscape garden centers with storage area for equipment and materials

-

C

C

-

C

P

Gas stations

-

C

P

P

P

P

Golf courses

-

-

-

-

-

-

Growing fruits, vegetables, grains, flowers and field crops

-

-

-

-

-

-

Heavy machinery sales and service

-

-

C

-

P

P

High schools, colleges, universities, specialty schools operated for profit, and schools not otherwise defined, including portable school classrooms

-

-

-

-

C

-

Hobby agriculture

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hospitals

-

P

P

-

-

-

Hotels and motels

-

C

P

P

P

-

Junkyards, automobile wrecking yards, scrap paper or rag storage, sorting or baling

-

-

-

-

-

C

Large domestic animals1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Large-scale home occupations

-

-

-

C

-

-

Laundromats

-

P

P

-

P

P

Lumber or building material sales

-

C

P

-

P

-

Lumber or building material storage yards, secondary to an on-site retail use

-

-

C

-

-

-

Machine shops

-

-

C

-

-

P

Major utility facilities

C

C

C

C

C

C

Manufactured home park offices and/or community facilities, including swimming pools

-

-

-

-

-

-

Manufactured home sales

-

-

P

-

C

-

Manufactured homes

-

-

-

P

-

-

Microbreweries

P

-

P

P

P

P

Mining and/or temporary rock crushing activities, related to on- or off-site construction or site preparation activities

-

-

-

-

-

C

Minor utility facilities

P

P

P

P

P

P

Movie theaters

-

C

P

-

P

-

Multifamily dwellings which contain not less than 420 square feet of finished living space per dwelling unit

-

-

-

P

-

-

Municipal office buildings

P

P

P

P

P

-

Museums

-

C

P

P

C

-

New and used care sales/repair

-

-

P

-

C

-

Off-site hazardous waste treatment, transfer, and storage facilities

-

-

-

-

-

C

One single-family detached dwelling with not less than 1,000 square feet of finished living space

-

-

-

-

-

-

One single-family detached dwelling with not less than 420 square feet of finished living space

-

-

-

-

-

-

On-site hazardous waste treatment and storage

-

-

C

-

C

C

Outdoor concerts

-

-

C

C

-

P

Parish or clergy houses and religious education buildings

-

P

P

P

-

-

Park and ride facilities

-

-

C

-

C

-

Parking lot – private

S

S

S

-

S

-

Performing arts theaters

-

C

P

C

P

-

Personal services

P

P

P

P

P

P

Permitted special events

-

-

-

-

-

-

Post offices

P

-

P

P

P

P

Private nursery schools

C

C

P

C

C

C

Private small wind energy systems

-

-

-

S

-

-

Professional offices

P

P

P

P

P

P

Public and private elementary, middle, and high schools, including portable school classrooms

C

C

C

C

C

C

Public library

-

C

P

-

P

-

Public parks and playgrounds

P

P

P

P

P

P

Public school support facilities

-

-

P

-

P

P

Recreation buildings or areas operated by membership clubs for the benefit of members and not for gain

C

-

C

C

P

-

Recreation camps

-

-

-

-

-

-

Recreational vehicle parks

-

-

C

-

C

-

Recreational vehicle sales/repair

-

-

P

-

C

-

Recycling or donation drop-off containers (unattended)

-

-

P

S

S

S

Recycling processing facilities

-

-

-

-

-

P

Residential care facility

-

-

-

-

-

-

Residential use secondary to a business enterprise provided dwelling unit has a minimum of 420 square feet of finished living space, and the dwelling is constructed in compliance with the International Fire Code and International Building Code

S

S

S

S

S

-

Restaurants (with drive-through)

-

C

P

P

P

-

Restaurants (without drive-through)

P

P

P

P

P

-

Retail businesses operating in a building space that exceeds 15,000 square feet in area, upon the finding that the proposed retail business primarily serves and is appropriately located within the surrounding residential neighborhood

C

-

-

-

-

-

Retail, sales, and service businesses

P

P

P

P

P

S

Retail, sales and service businesses, where the gross square footage of any building exceeds 50,000 square feet.

-

-

C

-

-

-

Retirement centers/convalescent homes, assisted living centers

-

-

P

-

-

-

Service stations

-

-

P

P

P

-

Single-family residences with not less than 420 square feet of finished living space

-

-

-

P

-

-

Small domestic animals

-

-

-

S

-

-

Small-scale food and beverage manufacturing

-

-

C

-

-

-

Small-scale home occupations

-

-

-

S

-

-

Storage and similar facilities for use of manufactured home park residents only

-

-

-

-

-

-

Storage units/mini-storage/recreational vehicle and boat storage

-

-

-

-

-

-

Swimming pools

-

-

-

S

-

-

Taverns and cocktail lounges

-

-

P

P

P

-

Temporary/seasonal outdoor public markets

-

-

P

C

C

-

Townhouses/rowhouses

-

-

-

P

-

-

Transmission lines

C

C

C

C

C

C

Undertaking establishments

-

C

P

-

P

-

Vehicle and vessel body shops

-

-

-

-

P

-

Warehousing and distributing

-

-

-

-

P

P

Warehousing up to 2,000 square foot building

-

C

-

-

-

-

Waste transfer stations

-

-

-

-

-

C

Wholesale business

-

-

P

-

P

P

Wine tasting rooms

-

-

-

P

-

-

Wine tasting/sales

-

-

P

P

P

P

Wineries

-

-

P

P

P

P

Wireless communication facilities

C

C

C

-

C

C

Wireless communication facilities (co-location with another facility)

P

P

P

P

P

P

[Ord. 23-22 § 2, 2022; Ord. 4-22 § 1, 2022; Ord. 22-21 § 4, 2021; Ord. 15-21 § 15, 2021].