Chapter 17.52
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL USE DISTRICT (LI)

Sections:

17.52.010    Purpose.

17.52.020    Primary permitted uses.

17.52.030    Conditional uses.

17.52.040    Area and dimensional requirements.

17.52.050    General regulations.

17.52.060    Off-street requirements.

17.52.070    Transition regulations.

17.52.010 Purpose.

The light industrial district provides areas for the location of light manufacturing, wholesale trade and distribution, and bulk retail businesses which are largely devoid of nuisance factors and hazards, and may involve the fabrication, processing and handling of products. [Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.52.020 Primary permitted uses.

Primary permitted uses of this district are:

A. Lumber or building material storage yards;

B. Carting, express or storage yards;

C. Contractors, plant or storage yards;

D. Agri-chemical distributors;

E. Electrical central power stations;

F. Laboratories, experimental;

G. Automotive assembly and repair (major);

H. Creameries, bottling, ice manufacturing and cold storage plants;

I. Blacksmith, welding, or other metal shops, excluding punch presses over 20 tons rated capacity, drop hammers and the like;

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

K. The manufacturing, compounding, processing, packaging of cosmetics, pharmacology and food products not causing noxious fumes or odors;

L. Wood, coal or oil fuel yards provided no noxious fumes or odors are emitted;

M. Electronic industries;

N. Minor utility facilities;

O. Recycling processing facilities;

P. Animal control facilities (indoor);

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

R. Public safety facilities;

S. Wireless communication facilities – co-location with an existing facility (co-location is allowed on towers that were existing prior to adoption of Ordinance No. 6-19) subject to Chapter 17.16 WRMC. [Ord. 14-19 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 3-19 § 1, 2019; Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.52.030 Conditional uses.

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

A. Junkyards, automobile wrecking yards, scrap paper or rag storage, sorting or bailing, provided they are conducted within a building or where entirely enclosed with a solid fence as required by WRMC 17.54.480;

B. 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, subject to securing a permit from the planning commission allowing such conditions, and providing such restrictions and safeguards as may be deemed necessary by the planning commission for the purpose of protecting the health, safety and general welfare of the community;

C. Automobile, motorcycle, horse and dog racing tracks;

D. Private athletic stadiums;

E. 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;

F. Off-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities; provided, that such facilities comply with the state siting criteria adopted in accordance with RCW 70.105.210; provided, however, that a public hearing before the city council may be required before the granting of a permit for such facilities;

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

H. Major utility facilities, subject to WRMC 17.54.452;

I. Jails and secure community transition facilities subject to WRMC 17.54.452 and conforming to the standards of WRMC 17.54.453;

J. Landfills, subject to WRMC 17.54.452;

K. Waste transfer stations;

L. Airports and heliports;

M. Race tracks, drag strips, motocross tracks, and similar racing facilities;

N. Animal control facilities (outdoor);

O. Wireless communication facilities subject to Chapter 17.16 WRMC. [Ord. 14-19 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 15-17 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 40-07 § 1, 2007].

17.52.040 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].

17.52.050 General regulations.

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

17.52.060 Off-street 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].

17.52.070 Transition regulations.

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