Chapter 17.46
COMMERCIAL LIMITED USE DISTRICT (C-L)

Sections:

17.46.010    Purpose.

17.46.020    Essential purpose.

17.46.030    Primary permitted uses.

17.46.040    Secondary permitted uses.

17.46.050    Conditional uses.

17.46.060    Performance standards.

17.46.070    Area and dimensional requirements.

17.46.080    General regulations.

17.46.090    Off-street parking requirements.

17.46.100    Transition regulations.

17.46.010 Purpose.

The commercial limited use district provides for a low to medium intensity of commercial uses, which generally serve the surrounding community. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.46.020 Essential purpose.

The essential uses of this district are retail business, financial, professional, and personal service establishments, and limited cultural or entertainment enterprises that serve the community. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.46.030 Primary permitted uses.

The primary permitted uses in this district are:

A. Stores and shops for the conduct of retail business, except those requiring conditional use permits as listed in WRMC 17.46.050;

B. Professional offices;

C. Specialty schools operated for profit;

D. Shops for repair and similar services;

E. Restaurants, except those requiring a conditional use permit as listed in WRMC 17.46.050;

F. Convenience stores or mini-markets; except where a conditional use permit is required for sales of gasoline, and drive-up service windows;

G. Laundromats;

H. Public safety facilities, municipal buildings or facilities;

I. Public utility buildings;

J. Churches and similar places of worship where off-street parking is provided in compliance with Chapters 17.54 and 17.57 WRMC;

K. Minor utility facilities;

L. Adult family home;

M. Day care centers and mini-day care centers;

N. Growing fruits, vegetables, grains, flowers, and field crops. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.46.040 Secondary permitted uses.

The following uses are permitted in the C-L district in conjunction with, but subordinate to, a permitted or conditional use:

A. Accessory buildings;

B. Automobile parking as required by Chapter 17.57 WRMC;

C. Outdoor display where the footprint of the display area is equal to or less than 25 percent of the primary building footprint;

D. Parks, plazas, or open spaces;

E. Small-scale home occupation, subject to WRMC 17.54.047. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 13-08 § 1, 2008; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.46.050 Conditional uses.

The following uses are permitted in the C-L district, subject to review in accordance with Chapter 17.66 WRMC and other applicable provisions of this code, and the issuance of a conditional use permit:

A. Outdoor display in excess of 25 percent of the primary building footprint;

B. Restaurants, service stations, or convenience stores laid out, equipped or constructed as to allow, enable, or permit:

1. Patrons to be served or accommodated in their vehicle; or

2. The consumption of food, drink or refreshments by patrons while in their vehicles; or

3. The consumption or sales of alcoholic beverages or other alcoholic refreshments;

C. Garage, filling station or service stations, or any sales of gasoline; provided they meet all requirements of Chapter 17.54 WRMC;

D. Car washes, automatic, full-service, and self-service;

E. Hotels and motels;

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

G. Movie theaters;

H. Undertaking establishments;

I. Residential use secondary to a business enterprise provided:

1. Dwelling units are constructed in compliance with the Uniform Fire Code and Uniform Building Code and all applicable laws and ordinances;

2. Shall be within the same building as the principal use and not less than 750 square feet per unit;

3. If the dwelling units are located on the ground floor, the dwelling units shall not exceed 40 percent of the gross floor area of the structure and shall have bathroom and kitchen facilities separate from the businesses;

4. Dwelling located on the second floor or above, the dwelling units must meet the building and fire code requirements for combined use structures;

J. Art studios;

K. Public or private nursery schools;

L. Public or private museums and libraries;

M. Storage units/mini-storage; except parcels bordering and/or fronting on arterial roadways as identified in the transportation element of the comprehensive plan;

N. Adult use business; provided they comply with all of the conditions set forth in WRMC 17.54.450;

O. On-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities as a subordinate use to a permitted or other conditional use; provided, that such facilities comply with the Washington State criteria adopted in accordance with Chapter 70.105 RCW;

P. Processing or handling of hazardous substances; provided, that such facilities comply with the Washington State criteria adopted in accordance with Chapter 70.105 RCW;

Q. Major utility facilities, subject to WRMC 17.54.452;

R. Family day care home, when within a residential use secondary to a business enterprise (subsection I of this section). [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.46.060 Performance standards.

All uses permitted in the C-L district must comply with this title and other applicable provisions of this code; in addition permitted uses in the C-L district must comply with the following performance standards:

A. All business, service, repair, processing, or merchandise display shall be conducted wholly within an enclosed building, except for off-street automobile parking, sales of gasoline, and self-serve car washes.

B. Outdoor storage areas incidental to a permitted use shall be enclosed with not less than an eight-foot-high fence and shall be visually screened from adjoining properties.

C. Outdoor display and storage areas may not infringe on required parking areas.

D. This district is generally in an area of not less than 10 acres of contiguous commercially zoned land, and may serve as a transition between residential areas and more intensive commercial districts.

E. This district requires careful design consideration in terms of landscaping, building design, vehicular and pedestrian access in order for these uses to be compatible with the surrounding neighborhood. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.46.070 Area and dimensional requirements.

Area and dimensional requirements including setbacks, lot area, lot width, lot depth, building height and lot coverage are found in Table 17.54.050. Specific exceptions are listed in the notes indexed by Table 17.54.050. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.46.080 General regulations.

For provisions on general regulations, see Chapter 17.54 WRMC. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.46.090 Off-street parking requirements.

For provisions on off-street parking requirements, see Chapter 17.57 WRMC. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.46.100 Transition regulations.

For provisions on transition regulations, see Chapter 17.75 WRMC. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].