Chapter 17.80


17.80.010    Permitted uses.

17.80.020    General restrictions.

17.80.030    Building and parking locations.

17.80.040    Height regulations.

17.80.050    Area regulations.

17.80.060    Signs.

17.80.070    Site development standards.

17.80.010 Permitted uses.

A.    Subject to all approvals and conditions required by Chapter 17.100 and the provisions of this district, the permitted uses shall be:

1.    General or clerical offices;

2.    Professional offices, including interior decorators with retail sales;

3.    Research laboratories;

4.    Schools and training centers;

5.    Storing, cleaning, testing, repairing or servicing establishments as determined by operations conforming with performance standards set forth in this title;

6.    Light industrial plants such as required for production of millwork, machine tools, paper containers, patterns, die castings, light metal fabrication and similar small industries;

7.    Radio, television and electronics assembly, but not within five hundred (500) feet of any residential district;

8.    Printing, lithographing, blueprinting and photocopying establishments, including retail sales;

9.    Wholesalers and distributors;

10.    Food and milk processing and soft drinks bottling plants;

11.    Dry cleaning and dyeing establishments, including retail laundry services;

12.    Restaurants without drive-up or drive-thru service, motels and hotels; provided, that in the opinion of the plan commission they will provide a service need by the employees of, customers of and visitors to the offices and plants in this district;

13.    Automobile car washes;

14.    Automobile service stations with accessory retail sales not including automobile sales subject to the regulations set forth in Chapter 17.60;

15.    Automobile and truck rental or leasing;

16.    An establishment engaged in the business of selling auto parts, except not including auto salvage yards or operations;

17.    Building supply store or warehouse;

18.    Office supply store or warehouse;

19.    An establishment engaged in the business of performing landscaping services;

20.    An establishment engaged in the business of operating a plant nursery for the sale, retail or otherwise, of such plants, flowers and shrubbery;

21.    An adult-oriented establishment, as defined and regulated in Chapters 5.04 and 17.132;

22.    Mini-storage centers or self-storage centers;

23.    Parking structures;

24.    Animal hospice, animal shelter, animal rescue and humane society;

25.    Bus terminal, railroad passenger, or any other transportation terminal facility;

26.    Religious uses;

27.    Clubs;

28.    Crematorium. (Ord. 2606-20 § 22, 2020; amended during 1/21/16 update; Ord. 2263-11 § 8, 2011; Ord. 1547 § 1 (part), 1996: prior code § 17.38(1)(a))

17.80.020 General restrictions.

All uses permitted in this district shall comply with all of the following general restrictions:

A.    No residence shall be permitted except in conjunction with hotels and motels.

B.    No merchandise shall be handled for sale or service rendered on the premises, except as otherwise permitted herein; or such as are incidental or accessory to the principal permissible use of the premises, except for sales or service to industrial customers.

C.    All operations and product activities shall be conducted or maintained wholly inside an enclosed building. When open storage of any goods, products, materials or equipment is used, the area should be effectively screened from view on all sides by a decorative solid wall or fence enhanced with plantings of sufficient height to block out the view of the storage area. No open storage, even if screened, shall be permitted within the setback or offset required in the district. This provision should not prevent the open storage of vehicles of employees, customers or visitors to offices or plants in this district.

D.    No continuous or intermittent noise from operations greater than the volume and range of noise emanating from vehicular traffic or its equivalent in noise shall be detectable at the boundary line of any residence district.

E.    No toxic matter, noxious matter, smoke or gas, and no odorous or particulate matter detectable beyond the lot lines shall be emitted.

F.    No vibrations shall be detectable beyond the lot lines.

G.    No glare or heat shall be detectable beyond the lot lines.

H.    Exterior lighting fixtures shall be shaded wherever necessary to avoid casting direct light upon any residence district or into public streets or parks.

I.    The storage or use of chemicals, either solid, liquid or gas, shall be subject to the following conditions:

1.    The storage, utilization or manufacture of materials or products ranging from incombustible to moderate burning is permitted.

2.    The storage, utilization or manufacture of materials ranging from free to active burning and flammable materials which produce explosive vapors or gases is permitted, subject to the following conditions: such materials or products shall be stored, utilized or manufactured within completely enclosed buildings having incombustible exterior walls and protected throughout by an automatic fire extinguishing system, all in accordance with accepted best practices of the Insurance Services Office, except that petroleum products may be stored in the manner required by the regulations of the state. (Ord. 2023-05 § 1 (part), 2005; Ord. 1547 § 1 (part), 1996: prior code § 17.38(1)(b))

17.80.030 Building and parking locations.

A.    Setbacks.

1.    Buildings: fifty (50) feet minimum;

2.    Repealed by Ord. 2176-09;

3.    Parking:

a.    Major streets as defined at Section 16.16.030(E): fifty (50) feet minimum;

b.    All other streets: fifteen (15) feet minimum;

4.    There shall be no structures or parking of automobiles, trucks or any other types of vehicles or storage or display of equipment, products, vehicles or material within the setback area.

B.    Offsets.

1.    Ten feet minimum for buildings and off-street parking, except that where a lot abuts on a district boundary line of a more restrictive district permitting residence use, the following regulations shall apply:

a.    Buildings or uses permitted in the more restrictive district shall comply with the offset requirements of the more restrictive district.

b.    Buildings or uses not permitted in the more restrictive district shall provide a two hundred (200) foot minimum offset and shall be screened from the more restrictive district by a planting screen at least six feet high and fifteen (15) feet in width, except when the abutting zoning district is UC (upland conservancy), where said minimum offset shall be twenty-five (25) feet.

2.    a.      A zero-foot offset for pavement in instances where shared driveways and parking areas are located in side yards.

b.    Parking, driveways, loading spaces, vehicular storage and paving shall be offset seventy-five (75) feet from adjacent lands zoned residential, except when the abutting zoning district is UC (upland conservancy), where said minimum offset shall be twenty-five (25) feet. (Ord. 2575-19 §§ 1, 2, 2019: Ord. 2176-09 § 2, 2009; Ord. 2135-08 § 1, 2008; Ord. 1547 § 1 (part), 1996: prior code § 17.38(2))

17.80.040 Height regulations.

A.    Principal buildings: sixty (60) feet maximum, except for buildings containing retail uses where thirty-five (35) feet is the maximum.

B.    Accessory buildings: forty (40) feet maximum, except for properties containing retail uses where fifteen (15) feet is the maximum. (Ord. 1547 § 1 (part), 1996: prior code § 17.38(3))

17.80.050 Area regulations.

A.    Floor Area.

1.    Minimum required: none.

2.    Maximum FAR permitted: sixty (60) percent including accessory buildings, except for properties containing retail or office uses where it shall be thirty (30) percent.

B.    Lot Size.

1.    Minimum area: thirty thousand (30,000) square feet.

2.    Minimum average width: two hundred (200) feet.

C.    Lot Coverage and Landscape Surface Ratio (LSR).

1.    Maximum lot coverage: eighty-five (85) percent all buildings and impervious surfaces, except for properties containing retail or office uses where it shall be seventy (70) percent.

2.    Minimum landscape surface ratio: fifteen (15) percent, except for properties containing retail or office uses where it shall be thirty (30) percent. (Ord. 1547 § 1 (part), 1996: prior code § 17.38(4))

17.80.060 Signs.

All signs, billboards and other advertising media erected shall be in accordance with Chapter 15.16. (Ord. 1547 § 1 (part), 1996: prior code § 17.38(5))

17.80.070 Site development standards.

The site development standards for the B-3 district as regulated by Chapter 17.100 shall apply to any properties containing retail or office uses. (Ord. 1547 § 1 (part), 1996: prior code § 17.38(6))