18.40.050   SPECIAL AREA SETBACKS.
   .010   Platinum Triangle Minimum Setback Requirements.  Any structure or any addition to an existing structure fronting on the following streets, shall have an open setback area extending for the full width of the property.  This setback shall be parallel to the centerline of the street, and shall be measured from the planned highway right-of-way line, as designated on the Circulation Element of the General Plan, and shall be of such depth as indicated in Table 40-A (Platinum Triangle Special Area Setbacks) below.
 
Table 40-A
PLATINUM TRIANGLE SPECIAL AREA SETBACKS
Streets
Minimum Setbacks (feet)
Anaheim Way
20
Cerritos Avenue west from Douglass Road to the Southern California Edison Company easement
20
Douglass Road south from Cerritos Avenue to Katella Avenue
12
Gene Autry Way west from State College Boulevard to the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5)
12
Howell Avenue west from Katella Avenue to State College Boulevard
20
Katella Avenue west from the east city limits to the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5)
18
Lewis Street south from the Southern California Edison Company easement to Anaheim Way
20
Orangewood Avenue west from the east city limits to the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5)
12 feet (west of State College Boulevard)
12 feet (east of State College Boulevard)
7-1/2 feet (where the underlying zone is “PR” Public Recreation)
State College Boulevard south from the Southern California Edison Company easement to the south City limits
13 feet (south of Gene Autry Way)
16 feet (north of Gene Autry Way to the Railroad Grade Separation)
20 feet (north of the Railroad Grade Separation)
15 feet (where the underlying zone is “PR” Public Recreation)
Orange Freeway (State Route 57) south from the Southern California Edison Company easement to the south City limits, including any freeway transition road and on-ramp or off-ramp
25
 
      .0101   Landscaping of Setback Areas.  Required landscaping shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 18.46 (Landscaping) and The Platinum Triangle Master Land Use Plan.  For properties within the boundaries of the Platinum Triangle Mixed Use (PTMU) Overlay Zone, all required structural setbacks and yards adjacent to public streets and arterial highways shall be landscaped and permanently maintained with lawn, ground cover, shrubs and trees as specified in Chapter 18.20 (PTMU Overlay Zone).
      .0102   Permitted Encroachments into Setback Areas.  Permitted encroachments into setback areas shall be the same as in the underlying zone.
      .0103   Exemptions.  The projects or improvements in Table 40-B (Platinum Triangle Special Area Setback Exemptions) below are exempt from the Platinum Triangle Special Area Setbacks. However, If the Planning Director determines that adverse impacts would occur from the improvements, if the improvements would add any additional square footage beyond five percent (5%) of each building’s floor area, or if the improvements are not in substantial conformance with the building envelope, the improvement plans shall require a conditional use permit subject to the provisions of paragraph 18.40.050.010.0104 below.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Planning Director may refer any of the below-noted improvement plans to the Planning Commission for consideration as a conditional use permit.
 
Table 40-B
PLATINUM TRIANGLE SPECIAL AREA SETBACK EXEMPTIONS
Exemption
Special Provisions
Interior building alterations
Modifications or improvements that do not result in an increase in the gross square footage of the building or result in a change in the use of the building.
Minor building additions or improvements to improvements to or at the rear of a building or development complex
Must not be visible from the public right-of- way; do not exceed five percent (5%) of the building’s gross square footage or one thousand (1,000) square feet, whichever is less.
Exterior facade improvements
Must not add to the gross square footage of a building or development complex; are in substantial conformance with the building envelope. Such improvements may include, but are not limited to, the installation of window awnings and/or canopies, replacement of existing doors and windows, and modification, repair or resurfacing of exterior walls and roof areas.
Landscape/Hardscape
Improvements or modifications that are not in connection with building modifications.
 
      .0104   Non-conforming Structures.  Structures that do not comply with the Platinum Triangle Special Area Setback requirements and are not exempt from said requirements may be permitted subject to the approval of a conditional use permit in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 18.66 (Conditional Use Permits) and subject to the requirement that the evidence presented shows that all of the conditions set forth in Section 18.66.060 exist, as well as the condition that  the use and/or structure will bring the property into greater conformity with the intent of the Platinum Triangle Master Land Use Plan.
   .020   North Anaheim Boulevard and West Lincoln Avenue Minimum Setback Requirements.  Any structure or any addition to an existing structure fronting on Anaheim Boulevard, north of Lincoln Avenue and/or fronting on the following streets may have the following street setback extending for the full width of the building or structure.
 
Table 40-C
NORTH ANAHEIM BOULEVARD AND WEST LINCOLN AVENUE
SPECIAL AREA SETBACKS
Streets
Minimum Setbacks
(feet)
Anaheim Boulevard north of Lincoln Avenue and south of La Palma Avenue
0
Lincoln Avenue west of Anaheim Boulevard and east of the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway)
0
 
A minimum ten (10) foot wide, fully landscaped street setback area shall be provided for any street frontage that does not have a building or structure.  This setback shall be parallel to the centerline of the street and shall be measured from the ultimate right-of-way of any adjacent public street or arterial highway.  Required landscaping shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 18.46 (Landscaping); where parking is visible from a public right-of-way, the parking shall be screened by one of the following with the exception of line-of-sight requirements as shown on the applicable Engineering Standard Details pertaining to commercial driveway approaches:
      .0201   Shrubs or bushes which can attain a minimum height of thirty-six (36) inches within two (2) years of installation;
      .0202   Landscaped berms with a minimum height of thirty-six (36) inches (including the mature height of landscape planted thereon); or
      .0203   Maximum thirty-six (36) inch high decorative walls or fences planted with clinging vines that will substantially cover the wall or fence within two (2) years of installation.  (Ord. 5920  1 (part); June 8, 2004:  Ord. 5948  6; November 9, 2004:  Ord. 6031 § 30; August 22, 2006:  Ord. 6075 § 12; September 11, 2007:  Ord. 6351 § 21; December 15, 2015:  Ord. 6473 § 29; December 3, 2019.)