Chapter 17.260


17.260.010    Purpose.

17.260.020    Uses permitted and design standards.

17.260.030    Special provisions.

17.260.010 Purpose.

A.    Purpose – Generally. The general purposes of the urban center zones are as follows:

1.    To foster a development pattern offering direct, convenient pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular access between residences and businesses, in order to facilitate pedestrian and bicycle travel and reduce the number and length of automobile trips.

2.    To provide for a compatible mix of single-family, multifamily housing and neighborhood commercial businesses and services, with an emphasis on promoting multi-story structures with commercial uses generally located on the lower floors and residential housing generally located on upper floors.

3.    To promote a compact growth pattern to efficiently use developable land within UGAs, to enable the cost-effective extension of utilities, services and streets, to enable frequent and efficient transit service, and to help sustain neighborhood businesses.

4.    To foster the development of mixed use areas that are arranged, scaled and designed to be compatible with surrounding land.

B.    Specific Purposes for the Urban Village Center (UVC) Zone. This zone provides for a compatible mix of small-scale commercial uses and mixed-density housing, typically in multi-story buildings. Development within the zone should promote neighborhood identity, by providing a range of commercial retail and service opportunities in close proximity to housing. The UVC zone is intended to encourage flexible land uses, recognizing that the exact configuration of uses must be responsive to community needs and market conditions. Accordingly, commercial and residential uses may be mixed either vertically or horizontally in the UVC zone, though the more common configuration locates commercial uses on the lower floors of multi-story structures, with residential units located above. Development within the UVC zone must occur in a manner that results in the design and construction of an interconnected system of pedestrian and bicycle trails and facilities linking the development in the UVC zone to surrounding residential neighborhoods, open spaces, recreational areas, and transportation corridors.

(Ord. 565 (2018) § 14(2) (Att. 2) (part), 2018: Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)

17.260.020 Uses permitted and design standards.

A.    Uses Permitted: Section 17.410.044, Commercial, industrial, parks and public facility zones use table.

B.    Design Standards: Section 17.420.054, Commercial, industrial, and parks zones density and dimensions table.

1.    Density;

2.    Lot dimensions;

3.    Lot coverage standards;

4.    Height regulations;

5.    Setbacks.

C.    Chapter 17.105, Interpretations and Exceptions.

D.    Chapter 17.440, Master Planning.

E.    Chapter 17.450, Performance Based Development.

F.    Chapter 17.480, Urban Village Center Design Criteria.

G.    Chapter 17.490, Off-Street Parking and Loading.

H.    Chapter 17.500, Landscaping.

I.    Chapter 17.510, Sign Code.

J.    Chapter 17.580, Transfer of Development Rights.

(Ord. 550 (2018) § 24, 2018: Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)

17.260.030 Special provisions.


(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)