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(A) Purpose. The principal purpose of the Limited Commercial (B-1) District is to provide for the business and retail uses which primarily serve the everyday shopping needs for residents of the community. The development standards and use restrictions specified for this district are intended to ensure compatibility with adjacent residential districts, while promoting an aesthetically pleasing image along major street frontages. It is also intended that residential uses be provided in conjunction with permitted commercial uses only, thereby minimizing encroachment from noncommercial activities within the district.
('80 Code, App. A, § 110) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 2096, passed 11-3-1982; Ord. 2687, passed 1-4-1995)
(B) Permitted principal uses.
(1) Any nonresidential use permitted within the Transitional (TR) District as either a principal use or conditional use;
(2) Retail sales of goods, materials and merchandise, provided, however, that any outdoor sales, exterior storage, collection center, warehouse activity or any itinerant use not in conjunction with an established use as permitted herein, shall be prohibited;
(3) Repair shops and services for household items, excluding repair of vehicles or heavy machinery;
(4) Restaurants, whether indoor or outdoor, and excluding any form of commercial recreation, amusement or live entertainment;
(5) Adult oriented businesses as listed below; provided, however, that such uses shall comply with Article 15 of this chapter:
(a) Adult bookstore;
(b) Adult video store; and
(c) Escort agency.
(6) Religious institutions including related buildings and activities;
(7) Grocery stores, neighborhood grocery stores, convenience markets and specialty food and beverage stores, provided that neither motor fuel sales nor a drive through facility are located on the same lot;
(8) Child day care services, small;
(9) Child day care services, large;
(10) Individual and family social services;
(11) Job training and vocational rehabilitation services;
(12) Residential care facility, small;
(13) Residential care facility, large;
(14) Membership-based lodging;
(15) Miscellaneous social services;
(16) Offices and clinics; medical;
(17) Nursing and personal care, small;
(18) Medical and dental labs;
(19) Home health care services;
(20) Miscellaneous health and allied services; and
(21) Community garden.
('80 Code, App. A, § 110) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 2523, passed 6-5-1991; Ord. 2579, passed 7-15-1992; Ord. 2687, passed 1-4-1995; Ord. O2000-35, passed 6-21-2000; Ord. O2002-09, passed 2-20-2002; Ord. O2015-021, passed 4-15-2015)
(C) Permitted accessory uses.
(1) Fabrication or assembly of such goods and materials which are sold on the premises; provided, however, such activity is clearly incidental to a principal retail or service use as permitted herein; and further provided that the area devoted to such fabrication or assembly shall not exceed 10% of the gross floor area of the principal use;
(2) Single- and two-family dwellings in conjunction with an established business activity. They shall be located within the same building or lot and may be owner-occupied or a rental unit. These may not be freestanding buildings for a solely residential use except as a conditional use;
(3) Sidewalk sales and promotional events which are temporary and clearly incidental to any principal use permitted herein; provided, however, that such activity does not displace any required parking or landscaped area as specified by this chapter;
(4) Cocktail lounge incidental to a restaurant; provided, however, that the area devoted to such activity shall not exceed 40% of the gross floor area where the public is served; and
(5) Wall-mounted and concealed/disguised personal wireless communication facilities, in accordance with Article 19 herein, are permitted as an accessory use for legally established nonresidential uses only. A roof-mounted personal wireless communication facility is permitted on a commercial building or a mixed use building which is primarily nonresidential (75% of the use is nonresidential).
(a) Wall strapping of a personal wireless communications facility is not permitted.
(b) Personal wireless communication facilities are not permitted in conjunction with legal nonconforming uses.
(c) The use of lattice tower structures for any personal wireless communication facility is not permitted.
(6) Seasonal itinerant vendors of specific products associated with certain civic, patriotic and/or religious holidays/events.
(a) No sale or display of products or goods may occur in any street right-of-way, visibility triangle, required retention areas or drive aisles.
(b) Seasonal itinerant vendors cannot be located in any parking areas required for permanent onsite use(s).
(c) Seasonal itinerant vendors must provide paved parking for their customers' use.
(d) All temporary structures related to the itinerant use must pass a building inspection prior to being utilized for business.
(e) A business license must be obtained prior to scheduling a temporary structure inspection.
(f) No bells, chimes, microphones, loudspeakers, amplified music, strobe lights, or any other audible or visual distraction are allowed as part of the itinerant operation.
(g) A seasonal itinerant vendor is allowed one banner, not to exceed 32 square feet. The banner must be attached to the seasonal itinerant vendor's temporary structure.
(7) Food truck.
(Ord. O2013-28, passed 5-15-2013; Ord. O2014-20, passed 8-27-2014)
(D) Interim uses.
(1) Food truck.
(Ord. O2014-20, passed 8-27-2014)
(E) Conditional uses. Any of the following uses may be established or operated as a conditional use, upon application and approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission (see § 154-03.05):
(1) Drive-through facility for any restaurant, bank, retail store or service business provided, however, that such uses shall only have a minimum of 150 feet of street frontage on any one street, have a minimum lot area of 22,500 square feet, and shall provide a traffic impact study prepared in accordance with the city’s adopted standards and guidelines for traffic impact studies;
(2) Fabrication or assembly of goods or materials directly related to a principal use as permitted herein, which exceeds 10% of the gross floor area of the principal use; provided, however, that in no event shall the fabrication activity exceed 40% of the gross floor area;
(3) Motor fuel sales (retail), provided, however, that such uses shall only be located on arterial streets as classified by the transportation element of the General Plan (as amended), have a minimum of 150 feet of frontage on any one street, have a minimum lot area of 22,500 square feet, and shall provide a traffic impact study prepared by an engineer which shall be reviewed by the City Engineer;
(4) Cocktail lounge or bar. Live entertainment in conjunction with a restaurant, cocktail lounge or bar;
(5) Parking lots as a primary activity on any lot or parcel of land for vehicles not exceeding a weight-carrying capacity of two and one-half tons;
(6) Single- and two-family dwellings which are not located within the same building or lot as an established business activity. They may be owner-occupied or a rental unit;
(7) Adult cabaret; provided, however, that such use shall comply with Article 15 of this chapter;
(8) Nursing and personal care, large;
(10) Private and charter educational facilities; and
(11) Self-storage for the warehousing of household or personal belongings, subject to the following requirements which shall be in addition to the development standards specified by this subchapter:
(a) The minimum site area shall be 30,000 square feet;
(b) All storage shall be within an enclosed building;
(c) No activity shall occur other than the loading and unloading of items, and such activity shall be screened from adjacent property and street rights-of-way by a minimum six-foot high solid wall or fence;
(d) All parking, loading/unloading area and access drives shall be paved as specified in Article 16 of this chapter;
(e) Parking/access drives shall be a minimum width of 24 feet, except where access is provided to cubicles on both sides of the parking/access drives, in which case a minimum drive of 32 feet shall be required; and
(f) When only indoor access is provided to the individual storage cubicles, the one on-site loading/unloading area of 12 feet in width by 24 feet in length with a minimum vertical clearance of 14 feet shall be required for each 25 cubicles.
(12) Farmers market, subject to the following requirements which shall be in addition to the development standards specified by this subchapter:
(a) There shall be no displacement of required parking spaces;
(b) All parking, loading/unloading areas and access aisles shall be paved as specified in Article 16 of this chapter;
(c) No activity or signage shall occur within the landscaping or retention areas;
(d) A Site Plan and Traffic Control Plan shall be submitted to, and approved by, the Department of Community Development;
(e) Vendors and patrons shall have permitted access to permanently constructed restrooms within 500 feet. A letter granting this permission shall be submitted with the Site Plan and Traffic Control Plan to the Department of Community Development.
(f) Hours of operation are limited to the hours between sunrise and sunset;
(g) Trash receptacles shall be provided during each event;
(h) The property shall be free and clear of litter and/or trash at the end of each event;
(i) Any high noise activity, such as amplified auctioneering, entertainment, or woodworking, must occur within an enclosed building.
(13) Mortuaries, crematory, funeral parlors, or columbariums.
(14) Multiple food trucks on one property.
('80 Code, App. A, § 110) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 2579, passed 7-15-1992; Ord. 2687, passed 1-4-1995; Ord. O96-55, passed 6-5-1996; Ord. O2003-40, passed 9-3-2003; Ord. O2004-71, passed 12-1-2004; O2012-22, passed 11-21-2012; Ord. O2013-02, passed 1-16-2013; Ord. O2014-20, passed 8-27-2014)
(F) Property development standards. To meet the purpose of this district, all uses shall comply with the following minimum development standards.
(1) Area and location.
(a) The minimum area for the Limited Commercial District shall be one acre. Any lot, parcel or tract of land less than one acre may be considered for rezoning if it adjoins an existing Transitional, Business or Industrial Zoning District, and meets the minimum lot area requirement as specified herein.
(b) The minimum lot area within the Limited Commercial District shall be 9,000 square feet; provided, however, that any existing lot of record classified within a business zoning district prior to the effective date of this chapter may be exempt from this requirement.
(c) The location of any Limited Commercial (B-1) District shall be restricted to property which has access to and frontage on a collector or an arterial street as classified by the City General Plan, as amended, or property which is contiguous to a commercial zoning district which meets this requirement.
(2) Building requirements.
(a) Any use allowed herein, other than outdoor restaurants, retail sales of motor fuels, sidewalk sales and promotional events, seasonal itinerant vendor sales, and off-street parking, shall take place within an enclosed building.
(b) Maximum building height shall not exceed three stories or 40 feet, subject to the exceptions as specified in § 154-15.03 of this chapter.
(a) All buildings, including any accessory structures, shall be set back a minimum of 15 feet from any public or private street right-of-way line; provided, however, such setbacks shall be increased to a minimum of 20 feet for any lot or parcel located within the same block on the same street as a residential zoning district.
(b) A minimum landscaped building and parking setback of 20 feet shall be required from any side or rear property line shared with a residential zoning district, except such required setback(s) may be reduced to five feet in width when the commercial property is developed with buildings and/or structures containing no more than 5,000 square feet gross enclosed floor area.
(c) Any required yard fronting on a public or private street right-of-way shall be landscaped as set forth in Article 20 of this chapter and shall not be used for parking, loading, maneuvering aisle or product display.
(5) Screening. Any lot located adjacent to a residential zoning district shall be screened by a minimum six-foot high masonry wall. The location of any wall or fence, whether provided to meet the requirements of this chapter or provided voluntarily, shall comply with any required street yard setback specified herein.
(6) Parking and loading. Off-street parking and loading shall be provided in the manner specified in Article 16 of this chapter.
(7) Lighting. All exterior lighting fixtures shall be arranged and located as to direct the light away from any public or private street right-of-way or adjoining residential district.
('80 Code, App. A, § 110) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 2687, passed 1-4-1995; Ord. O96-24, passed 3-6-1996; Ord. O96-55, passed 6-5-1996; Ord. O2010-32, passed 7-7-2010; Ord. O2013-28, passed 5-15-2013; Ord. O2014-20, passed 8-27-2014) Penalty, see § 154-999