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27.39 CBD Support District - Central Business


    27.39.010 Purpose -- Intent.

    27.39.020 Permitted uses.

    27.39.030 Special Uses.

    27.39.040 Conditions of use.

    27.39.050 Off-street parking and loading.

    27.39.060 Floor area ratio -- Lot coverage.

    27.39.070 Maximum building height and bulk.

    27.39.080 Open space requirements.

    27.39.090 Building line and setback standards.

    27.39.100 Required retail frontage.

    27.39.110 Buffers.

    27.39.120 Residential development standards.



     27.39.010   PURPOSE -- INTENT.  The purpose of the CBD Support District is to encourage commercial uses which both support traditional downtown (CBD) uses as well as serve adjacent residential neighborhoods.  It is intended that the commercial uses in this area will serve as a link between the Gateway and CBD.  Residential uses will also be encouraged in order to provide housing opportunities for downtown employees, as well as existing and future residents.  (Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).


     27.39.020   PERMITTED USES.  Unless otherwise provided in this title, uses of buildings or land in this district and buildings hereafter erected, structurally altered or enlarged shall be limited to the following uses:

    (1)  Any use permitted in the CBD District.  (Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).


     27.39.030   SPECIAL USES.  The following uses may also be permitted if their site locations and proposed development plans are first approved as provided in chapters 27.06 through 27.12, 27.62, 27.72, 27.78 and 27.80:

    (1)  Any of the special uses in the CBD District, in addition to:

        (a)  Automobile service stations.

        (b)  Fast food restaurants, including drive-through and drive-in service, subject to the following design criteria in addition to the standards required under this chapter:

             (i)  New construction should incorporate dominant architectural elements, colors and materials common to nearby buildings.

             (ii)  The building's street facade shall provide visual interest through the use of transparent windows or architectural detailing.

             (iii)  Pedestrian access shall be encouraged through the use of recessed doors and windows, awnings, street trees and sidewalk furniture.

             (iv)  Landscaping shall be used to screen drive-through or drive-in aisles from the public right of way and shall be used to minimize the visual impact of readerboard signs and directional signs.

             (v)  The driveway shall be designed to minimize conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles, and shall provide adequate site visibility.

             (vi)  A litter control plan shall be submitted with an application.  The litter control plan shall indicate the location of trash receptacles and provisions for employee maintenance of the site.  (Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).


     27.39.040   CONDITIONS OF USE.  All non-residential uses permitted in this chapter shall be subject to the following conditions:

    (a)  There shall be no manufacturing, processing or treatment of products other than those which are clearly incidental and essential to the retail business conducted on the same premises.

    (b)  All permitted uses in this district shall be conducted without objection from adjoining users due to odor, dust, smoke, noise, vibration, or other similar cause.

    (c)  Any exterior sign displayed shall pertain only to a use conducted within the building.

    (d)  All uses, including storage of equipment, materials, supplies and commercial vehicles for off-site business permitted under this chapter shall be conducted wholly within an enclosed building, except as may be specifically authorized by special permit or an accessory use to an approved permitted or special use.  (Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).


     27.39.050   OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING.  Automobile parking and loading facilities shall be provided as required or permitted in Chapter 27.64.  (Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).


     27.39.060   MAXIMUM FLOOR AREA RATIO -- LOT COVERAGE.  Maximum floor area ratio and lot coverage shall be required and calculated as in Section 27.38.060.  (Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).


     27.39.070   MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT AND BULK.  Structures in this zoning district shall not exceed the maximum height and bulk as set forth in Chapter 27.40 Building Height and Bulk Overlay District and the Building Height Plan of the General Plan.  (Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).


     27.39.080   OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS.  Open space shall be provided as designated in Section 27.38.090.  (Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).


     27.39.090   BUILDING LINE AND SETBACK STANDARDS.  Building line and setback standards shall be as designated in Section 27.38.100 except as follows:

    (1)  A setback of up to ten (10) feet for landscaping may be provided within front or street side yards.  New development shall be built to the property line where a structure on an abutting property, on the same side of the street, is built to the front or street side property lines.

    (2)  On streets not designated as Required Retail Frontage, a building may be set back from the street to accommodate the following uses:

        a.  automobile service stations, subject to the standards contained in Chapter 27.77;

        b.  fast food restaurants with drive-through facilities, subject to the standards contained in Section 27.39.030.  (Ord. 1994-7 § 1, 1994; Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).


     27.39.100   REQUIRED RETAIL FRONTAGE.  Within the Required Retail Frontage area as shown on the Downtown Specific Plan land use map, the requirements of Section 27.38.110 shall apply, except as follows:

    (a)  Surface parking shall not be permitted within fifty (50) feet of property lines designed for Required Retail Frontage and shall be required to be located behind a building meeting the requirements of this title, except when the following conditions are met:

        (1)  A building of at least 8,000 square feet exists on site and the parking will be located between the building and property line:

        (2)  The surface parking is being provided to fulfill requirements for uses within the existing building;

        (3)  The area to be paved for surface parking is unimproved; and

        (4) At least 6 feet and up to a maximum of 10 feet of landscaping is installed between the property line and the surface parking lot for screening.

    (b)  Temporary (a maximum of 5 years) surface parking in a City or City agency owned parking lot shall be permitted.  A minimum of six feet of landscaping shall be installed between the property line and any surface parking. (Ord. 1998-31 § 1, 1998; Ord. 1996-3 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).


     27.39.110   BUFFERS.  Where a CBD Support zoned plot abuts any residential district, buffers as required in Section 27.38.120 shall be provided.  (Ord. 2009-7 § 24, 2009; Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).


     27.39.120   RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.  In this district, residential uses shall be permitted as part of mixed use developments, subject to the standards and requirements of Section 27.38.130.  (Ord. 1993-7 § 1 (part), 1993).

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