Chapter 17.301

*    Editor’s Note: As originally adopted and included with the enactment of the Zoning Ordinance, this chapter was numbered as 17.300. It was renumbered to accommodate, in logical sequence, the provisions of new Chapter 17.300, Forest Resource Lands, adopted by Ordinance 230-1999. Formerly titled Chapter 17.301, Interim Rural Forest (IRF), the chapter was amended, in its entirety, by Ord. 367 (2006). Ordinances previously codified in this chapter include parts of Ords. 216 (1998) and 346 (2005).


17.301.010    Purpose.

17.301.020    Uses.

17.301.030    Standards and requirements.

17.301.040    Height.

17.301.050    Signs.

17.301.060    Off-street parking.

17.301.070    Special provisions.

17.301.080    Reserved.

17.301.090    Other provisions.

17.301.010 Purpose.

This zone is intended to encourage the preservation of forest uses, retain an area’s rural character and conserve the natural resources while providing for some rural residential use. This zone is further intended to discourage activities and facilities that can be considered detrimental to the maintenance of timber production. Residents of rural wooded (RW) residential tracts shall recognize that they can be subject to normal and accepted farming and forestry practices on adjacent parcels.

(Ord. 367 (2006) § 8 (part), 2006)

17.301.020 Uses.

Uses shall be allowed in accordance with Chapter 17.381 and Table 17.381.040(E), Parks, Rural and Resource Zones Use Table.

(Ord. 367 (2006) § 8 (part), 2006)

17.301.030 Standards and requirements.

Standards and requirements shall be in accordance with Chapter 17.382 and Table 17.382.100, Parks, Rural and Resource Density, Dimensions and Design Table.

(Ord. 367 (2006) § 8 (part), 2006)

17.301.040 Height.

Height requirements shall be in accordance with Chapter 17.382 and Table 17.382.100, Parks, Rural and Resource Density, Dimensions and Design Table.

(Ord. 367 (2006) § 8 (part), 2006)

17.301.050 Signs.

Signs shall be permitted according to the provisions of Chapter 17.445.

(Ord. 367 (2006) § 8 (part), 2006)

17.301.060 Off-street parking.

Off-street parking shall be provided according to the provisions of Chapter 17.435.

(Ord. 367 (2006) § 8 (part), 2006)

17.301.070 Special provisions.

All plats, short plats, development permits and building permits issued for land development activities on or within five hundred feet of designated, undeveloped Forest Resource Lands (FRL), shall contain the following notice:

The subject property is within or near land in which resource activities are permitted and encouraged, including a variety of activities which may not be compatible with residential development for certain periods of limited duration. In addition to other activities, these may include noise, dust, smoke, visual impacts and odors resulting from harvesting, planting, application of fertilizers, herbicides and associated reclamation and management activities. When performed in accordance with state and federal law, these resource activities are not subject to legal action as a nuisance.

(Ord. 415 (2008) § 84, 2008: Ord. 367 (2006) § 8 (part), 2006)

17.301.080 Reserved.

*    Editor’s note: Former Section 17.301.080, “Rural Wooded Incentive Program,” was repealed by Ordinance 456 (2010). Section 1 of Ordinance 411 (2008), § 8 of Ordinance 407 (2008) and § 8 (part) of Ordinance 367 (2006) were formerly codified in this section.

17.301.090 Other provisions.


(Ord. 367 (2006) § 8 (part), 2006)