Title 17C Land Use Standards
Chapter 17C.190 Use Category Descriptions
Article I. Introduction to the Use Categories
If a use is not listed, the planning director may determine that a proposed use is substantially similar to other uses permitted or not permitted in the respective zones, and therefore should also be permitted or not permitted.
When all of the primary uses of a development fall within one use category, then the development is assigned to that use category. For example, a development that contains a retail bakery and a café would be classified in the Retail Sales and Service category because all the primary uses are in that category. When the primary uses of a development fall within different use categories, each primary use is classified in the applicable category and is subject to the standards for that category.
Accessory uses are allowed by right in conjunction with the use, unless stated otherwise in the standards. Also, unless otherwise stated, they are subject to the same standards as the primary use. Common accessory uses are listed as examples with the categories.
The “Examples” subsection of each use category provides a list of examples of uses that are included in the use category. The names of uses on the lists are generic. They are based on the common meaning of the terms and not on what a specific use may call itself. For example, a use whose business name is “Wholesale Liquidation” but that sells mostly to consumers would be included in the Retail Sales and Service category rather than the Wholesale Sales category. This is because the actual activity on the site matches the description of the Retail Sales and Service category.
Date Passed: Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Effective Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2005
ORD C33636 Section 3