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Developments shall provide open space as required under Table 17.25-2. Said open space shall conform to the following standards:

A. None of the following shall be counted as part of the open space required by this section:

1. Any access area, open area, or other space required by any other code or ordinance of the City such as a Building Code or Safety Code;

2. Required parking areas or driveways, which are designed and utilized primarily for vehicular circulation. Courtyards and similar facilities, which are designed and utilized primarily for pedestrian use, but through which vehicles may travel, may be considered by the Planning Commission as allowable usable open space;

3. Any area having a dimension of less than five feet;

4. Any area having a grade of more than 15 percent.

B. The following may be counted as a part of the open space required by this section:

1. Patios or balconies that have a minimum area of 30 square feet and a minimum dimension of five feet;

2. Uncovered swimming pools, tennis courts, and similar recreation facilities, tot lots, rear yards.

C. In projects of 25 units or greater, at least 50 percent of the total amount of open space required on any building site shall be common open space, available and readily accessible to all dwelling units on the site.

Table 17.25-1. Permitted and Conditionally Permitted Uses in the Commercial, Office, and Industrial Zones

Use

CO

CG

CD

M

OLM

CM

Commercial Uses

Agriculture, outdoor and indoor growing and harvesting

-

-

-

-

C

-

Alcoholic beverage tasting establishment

C

C

C

-

-

C

Animal hospital and kennels

-

C

-

C

C

-

Animal hospital, office only

CD

CD

C

CD

CD

C

Automotive gas or fueling station

-

C

-

C

C

-

Automotive repair and service

-

-

-

P

-

-

Automotive sales, service, and repair

-

C

C

-

-

-

Beekeeping, commercial

-

P

-

P

P

P

Commercial manufacturing

-

-

-

P

-

P

Convenience sales and service

P

P/C(1)

P

-

-

P

Drive-through

-

-

-

-

-

-

Exercise facilities

CD

CD

C

C

P

C

Extensive commercial

-

C(1)

C

-

-

-

Food sales

P

P/C(1)

P

P

P

P

General wholesale sales

-

C

-

P

-

P

Home occupations

P

P

P

P

P

P

Mobile food truck court

P

P

P

-

-

P

Office

P

P

P

P(2)

P

P(2)

Outdoor commercial barbecue

-

C

C

C

-

C

Plant nurseries

-

C

-

P

P

P

Restaurant, fast-food

-

C

C

-

-

-

Restaurant, table or counter service

P

P

P

P

P

P

Restaurant, walk-up

P

P

P

-

-

P

Retail sales

P

P/C(1)

P

C

-

P/C(3)

Storage, personal or vehicle

-

C

-

C

-

-

Tobacco or smoke shops, vape shops

-

C

-

-

-

-

Industrial Uses

Artist work studios and arts-related fabrication

CD

CD

C

P

P

P

General industrial

-

-

-

C

-

C

Heavy industrial

-

-

-

C

-

-

Laboratories

C

-

-

P(4)

P(4)

C

Light industrial

-

-

-

P

CD

P

Research and development

-

-

-

P

P

C

Warehouse, storage and transport

-

-

-

P

-

C(5)

Warehouse, wholesaling and distribution

-

-

-

C

P

C(5)

Wineries, distilleries, and brewing facilities

-

-

-

C

C

C

Civic Uses

Community assembly

C

C

C

C

C

C

Community garden

P

P

C

P

P

P

Community nonassembly

C

C

C

C

C

C

Community park

P

P

P

P

P

P

Extensive impact civic

-

-

-

C

C

-

Health care uses

C

C

C

C

C

C

Large community care

C

-

-

-

-

-

Large community education

C

C

C

C

C

C

Large community education, adult

C

C

C

C

C

C

Outdoor farmers’ market

-

C

C

C

C

C

Parking facilities

C

C

C

C

C

-

Small community care

P

-

-

-

-

-

Small community education

P

P

P

-

P

-

Sports park

C

C

-

C

C

-

Utility civic

C

C

C

C

C

C

Residential/Transient Residential Uses

Affordable housing projects

P

P

P

C

C

C

Bed and breakfast inns

C

C

C

-

-

-

Homeless shelter

-

P

C

-

-

-

Permanent residential uses that are allowed in the R7 District when part of a mixed-use development

P(6)

P(6)

P(6)

C

C

C

Permanent residential uses that are allowed in the R7 District when not part of a mixed-use development

C

C

C

C

C

C

Residential, semi-transient

C(7)

C(7)

C

-

-

-

Residential, transient

C(7)

C

P/C(8)

C

-

C

Other Use Types

New development comprising ≥ 20,000 square feet of floor area

-

-

-

C

-

C

New development comprising ≥ 25,000 square feet of floor area

-

-

C

C

-

C

New drive-through uses

-

-

-

-

-

-

P = Permitted Use

C = Conditional Use Permit, Planning Commission review

CD = Conditional Use Permit, Planning Director review

- = Use Not Allowed

(1)Commercial uses allowed that have individual buildings exceeding 30,000 square feet in size.

(2) Only when located on second floors.

(3) Permitted where uses are 1,500 square feet or less and the use is located within a footprint or space existing as of August 7, 2018; all other retail uses require a conditional use permit.

(4) Except those which in the opinion of the Planning Director have the potential to be harmful, injurious, or detrimental to property or the general health, safety, and welfare of the City and its residents in which case a conditional use permit shall be required.

(5) Allowed when secondary to a primary permitted use.

(6)Live-work units are not permitted along the street frontage on Sebastopol Avenue, Healdsburg Avenue/Gravenstein Highway North, or Gravenstein Highway South, except by conditional use permit.

(7) Allowed when part of a mixed-use development.

(8)Permitted only when involving less than 50 rooms; conditional use permit required when involving 50 or more rooms.

Table 17.25-2. Development Standards in the Commercial, Office, and Industrial Zones

Development Standard

CO

CG

CD

M

OLM

CM

Maximum floor area, single establishment

Convenience sales and service or general retail uses

5,000 sf

-

-

-

-

-

Nonresidential uses, except for office uses

-

35,000 sf

35,000 sf

-

-

-

Nonresidential and nonindustrial uses

-

-

-

35,000 sf

-

35,000 sf

Exercise and food sales and service

-

-

-

-

25,000 sf

-

Minimum lot area

6,000 sf

6,000 sf

6,000 sf

15,000 sf

130,680 sf

15,000 sf

Minimum lot width

60 ft.

-

-

60 ft.

150 ft.

60 ft.

Minimum new building height

-

-

2 stories

-

-

-

Maximum building height

Buildings and other facilities

32 ft.,

2 stories

32 ft.,

2 stories

40 ft.,

3 stories/

50 ft.

4 stories(1)

35 ft.,

2 stories(2)

40 ft.,

3 stories

35 ft.,

2 stories(1,2)

Accessory buildings

17 ft.,

1 story

17 ft.,

1 story

17 ft.,

1 story

17 ft.,

1 story

17 ft.,

1 story

17 ft.,

1 story

Deed-restricted affordable housing

40 ft.,

3 stories(3)

40 ft.,

3 stories(3)

-

-

-

50 ft.,

4 stories (1,3)

Minimum building setbacks

Front yard

West side of South Main St: 10 ft.

Other: N/A(4)

0 ft.(4)

0 ft.

15 ft. from existing curb or property line if there is no curb(5)

20 ft./25 ft.(6)

15 ft. from existing curb or property line if there is no curb(5)

Secondary front yard (corner lots)

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

Side yard, interior

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

Rear yard, main building

5 ft.

5 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

Rear yard, main building when abutting residential district

20 ft.

20 ft.

20 ft.

20 ft.

20 ft.

20 ft.

Rear yard, accessory building

3 ft.

3 ft.

3 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

Rear yard, parking

6 ft.

6 ft.

6 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

Special setbacks – commercial outdoor barbecues

-

10 ft. from property line; see Chapter 17.300 SMC

10 ft. from property line; see Chapter 17.300 SMC

10 ft. from property line; see Chapter 17.300 SMC

-

10 ft. from property line; see Chapter 17.300 SMC

Special setbacks – commercial beekeeping

-

See Chapter 17.300 SMC

-

See Chapter 17.300 SMC

See Chapter 17.300 SMC

See Chapter 17.300 SMC

Maximum floor area ratio, not including residential except for purposes of calculating minimum FAR

1.5

1.5

Minimum (new buildings): 1.0

Maximum: 2.5

0.75

1.5

0.75

Maximum residential density

1 DU/2,900 sf lot area(7)

1 DU/2,000 sf lot area(7)

1 DU/1,000 sf lot area(7)

1 DU/2,000 sf lot area(7)

1 DU/2,000 sf lot area(7)

1 DU/1,750 sf lot area(7)

Minimum usable open space

50 sf/

DU

50 sf/

DU

50 sf/

DU

50 sf/DU

50 sf/DU

50 sf/DU

Buffering/screening

If abutting a lot in any residential district, screening shall be provided along the entire abutting residential lot by dense landscaping, including screen-type trees, or by a solid fence of six feet in height.

Transitional sites

See Chapter 17.320 SMC for standards for commercial, industrial, and other nonresidential developments located next to residential districts.

ac = acre

ft. = feet

sf = square feet

DU = dwelling unit

N/A = not applicable

(1) Four stories and 50 feet allowed for projects with residential uses, including hotel rooms, on upper floors, provided a conditional use permit is obtained, and the Planning Commission finds that the project design provides appropriate massing, height transitions and variations, and suitable relationships to neighboring sites.

(2) Additional height may be permitted by a conditional use permit, if each yard is increased by one foot for each foot in additional height up to a height of 40 feet and three stories.

(3) Provided, that front, side, and rear setbacks for the third story are equal to a minimum of 10 feet beyond required second story setbacks.

(4)Buildings should provide a zero first floor front setback, unless the Design Review Board determines a different setback is appropriate due to site conditions, existing improvements, provision of pedestrian amenities, or the neighborhood context.

(5) No front setback shall be required for buildings not fronting on a public street.

(6) 20 feet for buildings of up to 30 feet in height, and 25 feet for buildings of more than 30 feet in height.

(7) With mixed-use (residential and office) development, the entire lot area may be used to calculate the maximum residential density.

(Ord. 1129 Exh. A § 3, 2019; Ord. 1123 § 2 (Exh. A § 3), 2019; Ord. 1122 § 3, 2019; Ord. 1111, 2018)