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Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.120 Commercial Zones

Section 17C.120.100 Commercial Zones Primary Uses
  1. Permitted Uses – “P.”
    Uses permitted in the commercial zones are listed in Table 17C.120-1 with a “P.” These uses are allowed if they comply with the development standards and other standards of this chapter.

  2. Limited Uses – “L.”
    Uses allowed that are subject to limitations are listed in Table 17C.120-1 with an “L.” These uses are allowed if they comply with the limitations as listed in the footnotes following the table and the development standards and other standards of this chapter. In addition, a use or development listed in Part 3 of this division, Special Use Standards, is also subject to the standards of those chapters.

  3. Conditional Uses – “CU.”
    Uses that are allowed if approved through the conditional use review process are listed in Table 17C.120-1 with a “CU.” These uses are allowed provided they comply with the conditional use approval criteria for that use, the development standards, and other standards of this chapter. Uses listed with a “CU” that also have a footnote number in the table are subject to the standards cited in the footnote. In addition, a use or development listed in Part 3 of this division, Special Use Standards, is also subject to the standards of those chapters. The conditional use review process and approval criteria are stated in chapter 17C.320 SMC, Conditional Uses.

  4. Uses Not Permitted – “N.”
    Uses listed in Table 17C.120-1 with an “N” are not permitted. Existing uses in categories listed as not permitted are subject to the standards of chapter 17C.210 SMC, Nonconforming Situations.

TABLE 17C.120-1
COMMERCIAL ZONE PRIMARY USES

Use is:
P: Permitted
N: Not Permitted
L: Allowed, but Special Limitations
CU: Conditional Use Review Required

O
(Office)

OR
(Office Retail)

NR
(Neighborhood Retail)

NMU
(Neighborhood Mixed Use)

CB
(Community Business)

GC
(General Commercial)

Residential Categories

Group Living [1]

L/CU

L/CU

L/CU

L/CU

L/CU

L/CU

Residential Household Living

P

P

P

P

P

P

Commercial Categories

Adult Business

N

N

N

N

L[2]

L[2]

Commercial Outdoor Recreation

N

N

N

N

P

P

Commercial Parking

CU[3]

CU[3]

P

P

P

P

Drive-through Facility

L[4]

L[4]

L[4]

L[4]

P

P

Major Event Entertainment

N

N

N

N

P

P

Office

P

P

P

P

P

P

Quick Vehicle Servicing

N

N

L[5, 10]

L[5, 7, 10]

P

P

Retail Sales and Service

N

L/CU[6]

P

L[7]

P

P

Mini-storage Facilities

N

N

N

N

L[9]

L[9]

Vehicle Repair

N

N

N

N

P

P

Mobile Food Vending

L[13]

L[13]

L[13]

L[13]

L[13]

L[13]

Industrial Categories

High Impact Uses

N

N

N

N

N

N

Industrial Service

N

N

N

N

L/CU[8, 10]

L/CU[8, 10]

Manufacturing and Production

N

N

L[8, 10]

L[7, 8, 10]

L/CU[8, 10]

L/CU[8, 10]

Railroad Yards

N

N

N

N

N

N

Warehouse and Freight Movement

N

N

N

N

L/CU[8, 10]

L/CU[8, 10]

Waste-related

N

N

N

N

N

N

Wholesale Sales

N

N

N

N

L/CU[8, 10]

L/CU[8, 10]

Institutional Categories

Basic Utilities

P

P

P

P

P

P

Colleges

P

P

P

P

P

P

Community Service

P

P

P

P

P

P

Daycare

P

P

P

P

P

P

Medical Centers

P

P

P

P

P

P

Parks and Open Areas

P

P

P

P

P

P

Religious Institutions

P

P

P

P

P

P

Schools

P

P

P

P

P

P

Other Categories

Agriculture

N

N

N

N

CU

CU

Aviation and Surface Passenger Terminals

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

Detention Facilities

N

N

N

N

CU

CU

Essential Public Facilities

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

Mining

N

N

N

N

N

N

Rail Lines and Utility Corridors

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

Notes:

  • The use categories are described in chapter 17C.190 SMC.
  • Standards that correspond to the bracketed numbers [ ] are stated in SMC 17C.120.110.
  • Specific uses and developments may be subject to the standards in Part 3 of this division, Special Use Standards.

Date Passed: Monday, November 2, 2015

Effective Date: Monday, November 2, 2015

ORD C35312 Section 13