Chapter 17.51


17.51.010    Purpose.

17.51.020    Permitted uses.

17.51.030    Conditional uses.

17.51.040    Location requirements.

17.51.050    Area and dimensional requirements.

17.51.060    General regulations.

17.51.070    Off-street parking requirements.

17.51.080    Transition regulations.

17.51.010 Purpose.

The purpose of the combined commercial/light industrial use district is to provide areas where products are processed, manufactured, warehoused, distributed, wholesaled, and retailed, in concentrated proximity to support an industry or trade, for example: wineries, tasting/sales rooms, and wine related industries; specialty foods processors with retail sales; artisan centers; and business incubators with a retail component. Because many of the uses in the district are often tourist attractions, tourist support uses such as restaurants, shops and boutiques, hotels, and recreational facilities are also permitted. The zone is located along major transportation corridors, such as Van Giessen and Keene Road.

Except as provided in WRMC 17.51.040, development on the front portion of those parcels immediately along the major transportation corridor is to be devoted to retail/commercial use, while the portions of the buildings or lots removed from the major roadway is primarily reserved for processing, manufacturing, storage, and other nonretail uses, but may also include commercial uses. The light industrial component is limited to uses that will not be noxious or injurious due to the production of excessive dust, smoke, refuse, odor, fumes, noise, vibration or harmful emissions. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.51.020 Permitted uses.

The permitted uses of these districts are:

A. Commercial Uses.

1. Stores and shops for the conduct of retail business;

2. Banks;

3. Restaurants, delicatessens, espresso/juice bar establishments;

4. Bakeries;

5. Spas, beauty shops, and barbershops;

6. Hotels and motels;

7. Taverns and cocktail lounges;

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

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

10. Wine tasting/sales;

11. Bookstores;

12. Movie theaters;

13. Recreation buildings/facilities;

14. Theaters of performing arts;

15. Art studios;

16. Amusement parks;

17. Minor utility facilities;

18. Small-scale home occupation, subject to WRMC 17.54.047;

19. Clinics. These uses are only allowed upon those properties zoned combined commercial/light industrial use district (CLI) within the plat of Belmont Business District and upon Lot 4 and that portion of Lot 2 located south of Keene Road of Short Plat No. 3449.

B. Light Industrial/Manufacturing Uses, When Located According to WRMC 17.51.040.

1. Warehousing and distributing;

2. Wholesale businesses;

3. Wineries;

4. Food processing;

5. Offices;

6. Minor utility facilities;

7. Large-scale home occupation, subject to WRMC 17.54.048.

C. Public safety facilities. [Ord. 3-19 § 1, 2019; Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 5-17 § 1, 2017; Ord. 13-08 § 1, 2008; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.51.030 Conditional uses.

Uses permitted upon issuance of a conditional use permit, as provided in Chapter 17.66 WRMC, are:

A. A single-family dwelling secondary to a commercial use provided:

1. The dwelling shall be within the same building as the principal use and be not less than 750 square feet;

2. If the dwelling unit is located on the ground floor, the dwelling unit shall be to the rear of the commercial use and not exceed 30 percent of the gross floor area of the structure;

B. 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 state siting criteria adopted in accordance with RCW 70.105.210; and provided further, however, that a public hearing before the city council may be required before the granting of a permit for such a facility;

C. Major utility facilities, subject to WRMC 17.54.452. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.51.040 Location requirements.

Except as provided in the exception below, the light industrial/manufacturing uses and conditional uses listed in this zone are to be removed from the major transportation corridor by either retail/commercial storefronts, or stand-alone retail/commercial buildings, in order to maintain continuity of the retail component of the district. When the required retail/commercial component does not exist prior to, or in conjunction with, the proposed light industrial/manufacturing use, a retail/commercial pad site must be reserved on the premise that the future commercial use will require a depth of at least 100 feet from the major transportation corridor.

Exception: Light industrial/manufacturing uses and conditional uses established prior to the commercial/retail use may be located closer than 100 feet from the major transportation corridor when it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the director that landscaping and/or building features (height, modulation, openings, rooflines, construction materials, etc.) portray characteristics of modern (or appropriate theme) retail storefronts. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.51.050 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. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.51.060 General regulations.

The general regulations applicable to this zone are dependent on the proposed use. Commercial uses of this zone are subject to the commercial/office provisions found in Chapter 17.54 WRMC, Article V. The light industrial/manufacturing uses of this zone are subject to the light industrial provisions found in Chapter 17.54 WRMC, Article VI. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.51.070 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].

17.51.080 Transition regulations.

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