The following property development standards shall apply to all land and buildings in the C-G Zone:
A. Lot area. No lot shall be less than six thousand (6,000) square feet.
B. Lot dimensions. No requirements.
C. Building height.
1. Buildings and structures erected in the C-G Zone shall have a height no greater than thirty-five (35) feet. Heights above the maximum may be permitted by conditional use subject to the provisions of § 20.408.030 of this title. Height shall be measured from adjacent finish grade.
2. Structures permitted above height limit. Roof structures for the housing of elevators, stairways, tanks, ventilating fans or similar equipment required to operate and maintain the buildings and fire or parapet walls, skylights, towers, steeples, flagpoles, chimneys, wireless and television masts, water tanks, or similar structures may be erected above the maximum height permitted in each zone. No structure shall be allowed for purposes of providing additional floor space. All such structures six (6) feet above the maximum height shall be subject to staff review.
D. Yards and setbacks.
1. Front setback. Buildings and structures shall be located not less than ten (10) feet from the property line abutting a street.
2. Side and rear setbacks. Buildings and structures shall be located no less than forty (40) feet from any common property line adjacent to any residential zone. The intervening space may be used for parking, loading and access. A solid wall not less than six (6) feet nor more than seven (7) feet in height shall be erected on the zone boundary line, to within fifteen (15) feet of any street lot line.
E. Walls and fences.
1. Required walls.
a. Walls along common property lines shall be erected as required in paragraph D. above.
b. Walls or fences of sheet or corrugated iron, steel, aluminum, asbestos, or security chain-link fencing are specifically prohibited, except that security chain-link fencing may be permitted when combined with redwood battens or a similar aesthetic treatment.
2. Permitted fences and walls. Fences and walls not to exceed seven (7) feet in height shall be permitted within any side or rear yard area or along any common property line provided, however, no walls greater than three and one-half (3½) feet shall be located within the setback area paralleling a street right-of-way.
3. The height of walls and fences shall be measured from highest ground level immediately adjacent to the base of the wall.
4. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a fence or wall height as required by any law or regulation of the state or agency thereof.
F. Distance between buildings. No requirements.
G. Building site coverage. The maximum building site coverage shall be fifty percent (50%) of the net area of the site.
H. Off-street parking and loading. The provisions of § 20.08.040 of this title shall apply.
I. Access. Access to all off-street parking and loading areas shall conform with requirements of the City Engineer, and shall be subject to modification by the Planning Commission upon review of the site plans.
J. Signs. The provisions of Chapter 20.28 of this title shall apply.
K. Storage and refuse collection areas.
1. All storage areas/and refuse collection areas shall be screened from public view by a concrete block or masonry wall or in such a manner so that it is not visible from adjacent property and abutting public right-of-ways.
2. All noise producing equipment shall be so housed and located in such a manner that sound does not create a nuisance beyond any common property line abutting a residential zone and shall be screened in such a manner so that it is not visible from adjacent property and abutting public right-of-ways.
3. Outdoor storage shall include all company-owned and -operated motor vehicles, except for passenger vehicles.
4. Storage or refuse collection shall not be permitted within setback areas.
L. Roof mounted equipment. All roof mounted mechanical equipment, tanks, ventilating fans or similar equipment shall be visually screened from view from adjacent property and abutting right-of-ways. Required screens shall be architecturally compatible with the building or structure on which they occur.
a. All improved building sites shall have a minimum landscaped coverage of fifteen percent (15%) of the net site area. Landscaping shall consist of an effective combination of sculpturing, street trees, ground cover and shrubbery. All required boundary landscaping may be included within this requirement.
b. Required landscaping shall be provided with an irrigation system. Dry landscape materials may be used in side and rear setback areas only.
c. All unpaved, non-work areas (excluding vacant lots) shall be landscaped.
d. Fifty percent (50%) of all required trees shall have a trunk at least three (3) inches in diameter at a point two (2) feet above the ground.
2. Boundary areas.(See the diagram in the Appendix following this chapter.)
a. A landscaped area not less than eight (8) feet wide is required along all areas abutting adjacent streets. This landscape strip shall be continuous except where crossed by required automobile access. A minimum of one (1) tree per twenty-five (25) linear feet of each property line abutting a street is required. Required trees may be grouped or clustered and shall be in addition to required ground cover and shrub material.
b. A landscaped area not less than five (5) feet wide is required around the perimeter of all buildings and structures. This landscape strip shall be continuous except for areas required for truck or auto service and access.
c. A landscaped area not less than five (5) feet wide is required on all interior property lines. This landscaping shall be continuous along all interior property lines. A minimum of one (1) tree per thirty (30) feet of each interior property line is required. Required trees may be grouped or clustered and shall be in addition to required ground cover and shrub material.
3. Driveway and parking area.
a. Driveway and parking areas shall be separated from adjacent landscaping by a wall or curb at least four (4) inches high, but no more than three (3) feet six (6) inches high.
b. Parking areas shall be screened so as to minimize the effect from all adjacent access streets, freeways, and other properties. Plant material used for screening shall consist of bermed, linear or grouped masses of shrubs and/or trees of a sufficient size and height to meet this requirement.
c. One (1) tree per each five (5) parking stalls, which may be clustered or grouped, shall be installed within the parking area. Boundary planting cannot be counted towards this requirement. Trees should be placed so as to give relief to the monotony of rows of parked vehicles.
4. Undeveloped areas.
a. Landscaping plans shall incorporate provisions for erosion control on all grades sites which shall remain vacant prior to building construction.
b. Undeveloped areas shall be maintained in a weed-free condition.
5. Landscaping maintenance.
a. Prior to the installation of the landscaping in the public right-of-way, the developer shall provide for continual maintenance by an agreement with the city.
b. Property owners are responsible for the continual maintenance of all landscaped areas on-site, as well as contiguous planted areas within the public right-of-way. All landscaped areas shall be kept free from weeds and debris, maintained in a healthy, growing condition and shall receive regular pruning, fertilizing, mowing and trimming. Any diseased, dead, damaged or decaying plant materials shall be removed and replaced within thirty (30) days following written notice from the Development Services Director.
c. Irrigation systems shall be kept in working condition. Adjustments, replacements, repairs and cleaning shall be a part of regular maintenance.
d. Trees shall be staked and tied with lodge poles. Stakes and ties on trees shall be checked regularly for correct functions. Ties shall be adjusted to avoid creating abrasions or girdling on trunks or branches.
e. Street trees planted within public rights-of-way and/or trees planted adjacent to public sidewalks shall be provided with root barriers, subject to Development Services Director review and approval.
f. Stakes and ties on trees shall be checked regularly for correct functions. Ties shall be adjusted to avoid creating abrasions or girdling on trunks or branches.
6. Property maintenance. Property owners shall maintain all structures, including buildings, paved areas, accessory buildings and signs in the manner required to protect the health and safety of the user, occupants and the general public. The property shall be deemed substandard when it displays evidences of a substantial number of dilapidated conditions including, but not limited to the following:
a. Faulty, sagging or leaking roof;
b. Improper weatherization of building siding materials such as chipped or worn paint, wood siding showing signs of dry rot, cracked or chipped stucco and dented or rusted metal siding;
c. Broken or missing windows and sign panels;
d. Inadequate site drainage or standing water adjacent to building foundations;
e. Broken or inoperable sanitary and plumbing facilities;
f. Broken or missing foundation and attic vent screens and window screens; and
g. Structural deficiencies.
N. Loading areas. Loading shall be allowed providing the loading dock is set back a minimum of seventy (70) feet from the street right-of-way line, and forty (40) feet from any residential property. Said loading areas shall be screened from view of adjacent streets.
O. Telephone and electrical service facilities. All “on-site” telephone and electrical lines of twelve (12) KV or less shall be placed underground. Transformer or terminal equipment shall be screened from view of adjacent streets and properties.
1. All structures shall be maintained in a neat and orderly manner.
2. All permitted signs shall be maintained in a neat and orderly manner.
Q. Lighting. All lighting, including signs, shall be designed to confine all direct rays to the premises and so no direct rays or glare shall obstruct the vision of motorists either on the site or on adjacent roads.
(Ord. 425, passed 10-14-68; Am. Ord. 873, passed 9-5-89)