TITLE 17. ZONINGTITLE 17. ZONING\Chapter 17.68 SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

No lot area, yard or other open space, or required off-street parking or loading area existing on or after the effective date of the ordinance codified in Title 17 of this code shall be reduced in area, dimension or size below the minimum required by this title, nor shall any lot area, yard or other open space or off-street parking or loading area which is required by this title for one use be used as the lot area, yard, or other open space or off-street parking or loading area requirement for any other use.

(Ord. 553 § 5-101, 1970)

Accessory uses shall comply with all requirements for the principal use except where specifically modified by this title, and shall comply with the following limitations:

A.    Fences, which may be located within yards, shall not exceed three and one-half feet from the curb elevation in the front yard or in a vision clearance area.

B.    A greenhouse or hothouse-may be maintained accessory to a dwelling only if there are no sales.

C.    A guest house may be maintained accessory to a dwelling provided there are no cooking facilities in the guest house.

D.    Regardless of the side yard requirements of the zone, a side yard may be reduced to two feet for an accessory structure erected more than forty feet from a street other than an alley provided the structure is detached from other buildings by five feet or more and does not exceed a height of one story nor an area of seven hundred square feet.

(Ord. 553 § 5-102, 1970)

Home occupations shall be governed by the following regulations:

A.    Home occupation shall not occupy more than ten percent of the total floor area of the main building or, if located in an accessory building, shall not occupy more than five percent of the total lot area.

B.    Home occupations shall be operated entirely from an enclosed structure.

C.    There shall be no visible evidence of the operation.

D.    The operation shall not substantially increase traffic in the area.

E.    The operation shall not be objectionable due to odor, dust, smoke, noise, vibration or other similar causes.

(Ord. 553 § 5-103, 1970)

A.    All lots shall abut a street other than an alley for a width of at least thirty-five feet.

B.    Service drives to drive-in business establishments shall meet the requirements of Sections 17.64.050, 17.64.060(B) and 17.64.100 of this title.

(Ord. 553 § 5-109, 1970)

Vision clearance area shall be provided with the following distance establishing the size of the vision clearance area:

(1)   At the intersection of two streets or a street and a railroad, two sides of which are lot lines measured from the corner intersection of the lot lines to a distance specified in the regulations. The third side of the triangle is a line across the corner of the lot joining the ends of the other two sides. Where the lot lines at intersections have rounded corners, the lot lines will be extended in a straight line to a point of intersection. The visual clearance area contains no plantings, walls, structures, or temporary or permanent obstructions exceeding two and one-half feet in height measured from the top of the curb or existing grade.

(2)   In a residential district, the minimum distance shall be forty-five feet (45 ft.) or, at intersections of an alley, thirty-five feet (35 ft.);

(3)   In all other districts, except a C-2 distance, the minimum distance shall be fifteen feet or, at intersection including an alley, ten feet, except that when the angle of intersection between streets is less than thirty degrees, the distance shall be twenty-five feet.

(Ord. 553 § 5-110; Ord. 859)

If, at the time of passage of the ordinance codified in this title, a lot, or the aggregate of contiguous lots or land parcels held in a single ownership, has an area or dimension which does not meet the lot size requirements of the district in which the property is located, the lot or aggregate holdings may be occupied by any use permitted outright in the district subject to the other requirements of the district, and providing, if there is an area deficiency, residential use shall be limited to a single-family residence.

(Ord. 553 § 5-106, 1970)

The following exception to the front yard requirement for a dwelling is authorized for a lot in any district. If there are dwellings on both abutting lots with front yards of less than the required depth for the district, the front yard for the lot need not exceed the average front yard of the abutting dwellings. If there is a dwelling on one abutting lot with a front yard of less than the required depth for the district, the front yard for the lot need not exceed a depth one-half way between the depth of the abutting lot and the required front yard depth.

(Ord. 553 § 5-107, 1970)

Cornices, eaves, canopies, sunshades, gutters, chimneys, flues, beltcourses, leaders, sills, pilasters, lintels, ornamental features and other similar architectural features may project not more than three feet into a required yard or into required open space as established by coverage standards, except that in the C-2 central business district canopies, awnings and other similar projections may project to a distance of ten feet from the front of the building. The City shall provide guidelines for the location of the supports for the canopies, awnings and other similar projections on the City’s sidewalks.

(Ord. 553 § 5-104; Ord. 834)

The following type of structures or structural parts are not subject to the building height limitations of this title: Chimneys, tanks, church spires, belfries, domes, monuments, fire and hose towers, observation towers, transmission towers, smokestacks, flagpoles, radio and television towers, masts, aerials, cooling towers, elevator shafts, and other similar projections.

(Ord. 553 § 5-108, 1970)