Chapter 18.36   NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER—NC

Sections:


18.36.010   Intent.

It is the intent of this section to:

A.

Enhance residents' access to goods and services needed daily in a setting that contributes to neighborhood character, encourages pedestrian activity, reduces automobile use, and serves as a focus of neighborhood life;

B.

Create a complementary mix of neighborhood-serving retail, personal service, general office, entertainment/cultural, public service, and residential uses for a range of lifestyles;

C.

Guide the development of multi-family residential dwellings to such areas and in such manner as to assure availability of public services and community facilities such as utilities, police and fire protection, schools, parks and recreation, and convenient access to public transportation consistent with city level of service standards;

D.

Allow mixed use developments that integrate residential uses into neighborhood centers, either within the same building or on the same development site, to enhance living convenience;

E.

Encourage orientation to the street and pedestrian amenities to create a pleasant pedestrian environment;

F.

Ensure that the nature of development is harmonious with the surrounding single family neighborhood in intensity, scale, quality, and character; and

G.

Allow more intensive uses to be maintained and expanded under certain conditions.

(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 36, 10-7-2010)

18.36.020   Permitted uses.

A.

Retail. Only the following uses are allowed:

1.

Supermarket and grocery stores: Limited to not more than forty thousand square feet gross floor area.

2.

All other typical neighborhood retail uses: Limited to not more than ten thousand square feet gross area for each individual use, whether in a separate building or combined with other uses in one building, not to exceed one hundred thousand square feet gross floor area in total; and excluding drive-through facilities and automobile fueling stations.

B.

Personal services provided primarily to neighborhood residents: Limited to not more than four thousand square feet gross floor area per business.

C.

General offices: Limited to not more than four thousand square feet gross floor area per business and excluding drive-through facilities.

D.

Entertainment/culture: Limited to not more than five thousand square feet gross floor area or capacity of not more than one hundred patrons per business, whichever is greater, and excluding drive-through facilities.

E.

Residential uses in attached structures if included as an element of mixed use site development or on upper floors of a mixed use structure.

F.

Utilities, below ground.

G.

Existing light manufacturing uses, provided no expansion is allowed.

H.

Veterinary clinics and pet stores; no boarding of dogs or outdoor kennels allowed.

I.

Other or Related Uses:

1.

Accessory uses and structures as provided in Chapter 18.50.

2.

Temporary uses as provided in Chapter 18.52.

(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 36, 10-7-2010)

18.36.030   Conditional uses.

The following uses may be allowed by Conditional Use Permit in accordance with BDMC Chapters 18.08 and 18.12:

A.

Bed and breakfasts;

B.

Religious institutions;

C.

Drive-through facilities, maximum one per property;

D.

Essential public facilities;

E.

Utilities, aboveground;

F.

Public uses/facilities;

G.

Senior housing;

H.

Automobile fueling stations; and

I.

Any expansion of the space, volume or facilities of any light manufacturing use that existed before June 27, 2009. Any such expansion must be contained within the same lot as the existing use.

(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 36, 10-7-2010)

18.36.040   Development standards.

A.

Dimensional Standards.

1.

Bulk limit: For structures without residential uses, floor area ratio (F.A.R.) shall not exceed 1.0 (total gross floor area shall not be greater than total site area); for mixed-use structures containing residential uses, F.A.R. shall not exceed 2.0 (total gross floor area shall not be greater than twice total site area).

2.

Maximum allowed height: thirty-five feet, without residential on upper floors; fifty feet, with residential on upper floors

3.

Minimum lot area, width and depth: None.

4.

Maximum front yard setback: At least sixty percent of the width of any street facade of a primary use shall be set back no more than ten feet from the front property line, provided that the maximum allowed setback is fifteen feet for structures with first floor residential uses.

5.

Minimum side yard setback: Twenty feet if abutting a residential zone plus one-foot additional setback for each foot of building height over thirty-five feet.

6.

Minimum rear yard setback: If abutting a residential zone, fifteen feet for a building without residential use and twenty feet for a building with residential use plus one-foot additional setback for each foot of building height over thirty-five feet.

7.

Maximum impervious surface coverage: Eighty percent.

8.

Maximum residential density:

a.

Without bonuses: Twelve dwelling units per acre in an exclusively residential building; in a mixed use building, none (only as limited by F.A.R., height, parking and other site development standards).

9.

Maximum site area: Ten acres.

B.

Parking. Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 18.80.

C.

Landscaping.

1.

Landscaping shall be planned and provided in accordance with Chapter 18.72.

2.

Development shall also comply with the tree preservation requirements of Chapter 19.30.

D.

Signs. Regulation of signs is provided in Chapter 18.82.

E.

Lighting. Lighting shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 18.70.

F.

Storage and exterior displays.

1.

Required landscaping or buffer areas will not be used for storage of any sort.

2.

There shall be no exterior storage of any items whether or not for sale, other than sidewalk displays of retail items during operating hours only or as otherwise permitted as a temporary use.

(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 36, 10-7-2010)

18.36.050   Additional requirements.

A.

All development within the NC zone shall comply with applicable environmental performance standards of Chapter 18.78, and the site plan review requirements of Chapter 18.16 and the design review requirements of Chapter 18.74.

(Ord. No. 909, § 2 (Exh. A), 6-18-2009; Ord. No. 948, § 36, 10-7-2010)