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					ORDINANCE NO. _DRAFT_12/10/09__

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LONGVIEW, WASHINGTON, RELATING TO
ZONING AND LAND USE, REPEALING SECTION 19.06.030, AND CHAPTERS
16.36, 19.09, 19.14, 19.16, 19.18, 19.21, 19.24, 19.27, 19.30, 19.32, AND 19.72 AND
AMENDING SECTIONS 6.02.030, 6.06.010, 6.06.300, 6.06.360, 11.40.090, 16.30.140,
16.75.050, 19.12.055, 19.12.140, 19.12.150, 19.15.010, 19.17.010, 19.17.020 AND
19.78.030 OF TITLES 6, 11, 16 and 19 OF THE LONGVIEW MUNICIPAL CODE,
AND ADOPTING NEW CHAPTERS 19.09, 19.20, 19.22, AND19.28 TO THE
LONGVIEW MUNICIPAL CODE.

WHEREAS, the City of Longview is a code city and is authorized to adopt zoning
controls pursuant to Chapter 35A.63 of the Revised Code of Washington (“RCW”); and

WHEREAS, the City of Longview adopted a revised Longview Comprehensive Plan in
2007; and

WHEREAS, the City of Longview has not engaged in a comprehensive review and
revision of residential zoning standards for several years; and

WHEREAS, it was determined that a revised Title 19 was necessary to ensure
consistency between the City of Longview’s zoning standards and the Longview
Comprehensive Plan and applicable state laws; and

WHEREAS, a SEPA Determination of Non-Significance and Notice of Public Hearing
were issued by the City of Longview on DATE; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission reviewed proposed amendments to Title 19, held
a public hearing and heard public testimony and forwarded a favorable recommendation
for amendment to the City Council at its DATE meeting; and

WHEREAS, the Longview City Council finds that the proposed modifications to Title
19 substantially advance the Longview Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Longview City Council finds that Title 19 of the Longview Municipal
Code shall be amended as provided herein.

NOW THEREFORE the City Council of the City of Longview do ordain as follows:

SECTION 1. The following Sections of Title 6, Chapter 02 of the Longview Municipal
Code are hereby amended to read as follows:
16.02.030 Additions, insertions, deletions and changes to Chapter 51-
51 WAC.
The following sections of the International Residential Code as set forth in Chapter 51-51
WAC are hereby amended to read as follows:
Chapter 1 of Chapter 51-51 WAC is deleted in its entirety.


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Table R301.2(1) Climatic, and Geographic Design Criteria established:
Ground Snow Load:                         25 psf
Wind Speed (mph):                         85
Seismic Design Category:                  D1
Subject to Damage From Weathering Moderate
Frost Line Depth:                         12 inches
Termite:                                  Slight to Moderate
Decay:                                    Slight to Moderate
Winter Design Temp.:                      20 Degrees F
Ice Shield Underlayment Req.:             No
Flood Hazards:                            NFIP November 20, 1979
                                          FIRM December 20, 2001
Air Freezing Index:                       N/A
Mean Annual Temperature:                  50 Degrees F
Section R310.5 Obstructions prohibited in the required side yard setback for R-1, R-2, R-
3, R-4 and S-R TNR districts.
The placement of air conditioners, heat pumps, radio/TV antennas, and similar equipment
of structures shall not be permitted in the required side yard setback areas in R-1, R-2, R-
3, R-4, and S-R TNR districts except for side yards located on flanking streets.


SECTION 2. The following Sections of Title 6, Chapter 06 of the Longview Municipal
Code are hereby amended to read as follows:
6.06.010 Definitions.
For purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following
meaning:
  (15) “Livestock” means horses, ponies, stallions, colts, geldings, mares, sheep, rams,
lambs, bulls, bullocks, steers, heifers, cows, calves, mules, jackasses, jennets, burros,
goats, kids, llamas, domesticated hares, rabbits, and swine and poultry. Large fowl such
as ostriches and emus are also considered to be livestock.

(20) “Poultry” means all domesticated fowl, except ostriches and emus, and all game
birds which are legally held in captivity.




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6.06.300 Location restrictions.
It is unlawful for any person to keep, stable, feed, pasture or otherwise maintain any
livestock within 100 feet of any occupied dwelling in the city, nor any swine within 300
feet thereof, without the written consent of the occupant thereof, or within 10 feet of any
sidewalk or in any alley or public street within the city. (Ord. 3040 § 1, 2008; Ord. 2372
§ 1, 1989).

6.06.300 Foul or Annoying Animal Quarters.
The keeping, using or maintaining of any pen, stable, lot, place or premises in which any
animals, livestock or fowl may be confined or kept in such a manner as to be
unreasonably nauseous, foul or offensive is a public nuisance.

6.06.360 Animals and fowl prohibited in certain areas – Exceptions.
It is unlawful to keep, stable, feed, pasture or otherwise maintain any cow, horse, mule,
goat, swine, chicken, duck, goose or other fowl or pigeon under any condition within the
city except within the area now or hereafter zoned as suburban residential, S-R, R-1
Residential District and Traditional Neighborhood Residential (TNR), under LMC Title
19, with the following exceptions:
(1) Any such animals or fowl may be transported through other areas of the city in one
continuous trip;
(2) Any horse may be worked or used temporarily in other areas of the city;
(3) Any merchant having a city business license and maintaining a regularly established
business within the building for such purpose may keep fowl for sale in such place of
business; and
(4) Ducks, geese or other fowl may be kept within any area duly designated as a game
preserve by the city or other public utility having jurisdiction in the matter.


SECTION 3. The following Section of Title 11, Chapter 04 of the Longview Municipal
Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

11.40.090 PERSONS UNDER 16 OPERATING MOTORCYCLES ON PRIVATE
PROPERTY – UNLAWFUL.

It is unlawful for any person under 16 years of age to operate a motorcycle on private
property zoned for residential use in the city, unless the operator resides as a permanent
resident upon that lot, tract or parcel upon which the motorcycle is being operated.

(1) This section shall not be applicable to a guest of a lawful resident of said lot, tract or
parcel who is operating a motorcycle owned by the lawful resident of the lot, tract or
parcel;

(2) Property zoned for residential use, as herein used, shall be defined as property zoned
residential district R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4 and suburban traditional neighborhood residential,
S-R TNR .




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SECTION 4. The following Section of Title 16, Chapter 30 of the Longview Municipal
Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

16.30.140 Amendments to International Property Maintenance Code.

302.11.4 Truck tractors, semi-trailers and commercial equipment. Truck tractors, as
defined in RCW 46.04.655, and semi-trailers, as defined in RCW 46.04.530, or
commercial equipment, shall not be parked or stored in residentially zoned areas, on
residential property in other zones, or on sites that have not been permitted, improved and
approved for such use. This requirement shall not apply to the parking or storage of
agricultural machinery on residential premises to be used for agricultural use allowed by
Chapter 19.30 19.20 LMC or when equipment is used in conjunction with a permitted or
allowed project. These vehicles shall be parked or stored on an approved surface outside
of required property setbacks.

SECTION 5. The following Section of Title 16, Chapter 75 of the Longview Municipal
Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

16.75.050 Permitted locations of antennas to be used for wireless communications
service.
(5) Satellite parabolic (dish) antennas may not be included as a part of an antenna array
mounted on an existing building except in the use districts described in LMC Title 19 as:
M-1-A, M-1-B, M-1, M-2, and RPD and SR. Satellite parabolic antennas and microwave
parabolic antennas of wireless communications service providers may be installed,
erected and maintained on the ground or on foundations without an antenna support
structure in use districts described in LMC Title 19 as: M-1-A, M-1-B, M-1, M-2, and
RPD. Parabolic antennas that are installed, erected and maintained on the ground shall be
set back from all streets, alleys and other public ways a distance of not less than 25 feet,
and shall be surrounded by an opaque fence six feet or more in height. Microwave
parabolic antennas may be mounted on lattice towers and monopole towers as a part of an
antenna array, or midway along such tower and not as a part of an antenna array. Satellite
parabolic antennas may not be installed, erected or maintained by wireless
communications service providers in any other location in the city. Microwave parabolic
antennas may be installed, erected or maintained by wireless communications providers
on alternative antenna support structures if they are adequately obscured and screened as
determined as provided in LMC 16.75.060 and 16.75.080.

SECTION 6. The following Section of Title 19, Chapter 06 of the Longview Municipal
Code is hereby repealed: Sections 19.06.030; also shown below:

Chapter 19.06
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sections:
19.06.010 Title.
19.06.020 Interpretation and application of provisions.
19.06.030 Side yard requirements for corner lots – Exemptions. (Repealed)
Note: Sections 040 and 050 were repealed by Ordinance No. 3090


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19.06.060 Fees.

SECTION 7. The following Chapters of Title 19 of the Longview Municipal Code are
hereby repealed: Chapters 19.14, 19.16, 19.18, 19.21, 19.24, 19.27, 19.30, 19.32, and
19.72; also shown below:

Title 19
ZONING
Chapters:
19.03 Comprehensive Plan
19.06 General Provisions
19.09 Definitions
19.12 Appeal Board of Adjustment
19.14 Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) (Repealed)
19.15 Districts Established
19.16 Home Occupations (Repealed)
19.17 Residential Care Facilities
19.18 Residential District, R-1 (Repealed)
19.20 Residential Zoning Districts
19.21 Residential District, R-2 (Repealed)
19.22 Supplemental Zoning Standards
19.24 Residential District, R-3 (Repealed)
19.27 Residential District, R-4 (Repealed)
19.28 Standards for Manufactured Home Parks
19.30 Suburban Residential District (Repealed)
19.32 Mobile/Manufactured Homes Subdivision District, M-H-S (Repealed)
19.33 Country Club District, C-D
19.35 Riverfront District, RF-1
19.39 Civic Center District, C-C
19.40 County Fairgrounds District, C-F
19.42 Commercial District, C-1
19.45 Commercial District, C-2
19.48 Commercial District, C-3
19.51 Commercial District, C-4
19.52 Downtown Commerce District, D-C
19.53 Regional Commercial District, RC
19.54 Commercial-Warehouse District, C-W
19.55 Performance Standards – Industrial/Manufacturing Zones
19.57 Manufacturing District, M-1-A
19.59 Manufacturing District, M-1-B
19.60 Manufacturing District, M-1
19.63 Manufacturing District, M-2
19.65 Redevelopment Project District, RPD
19.66 Planned Unit Development
19.67 Short Subdivisions
19.68 Boundary Line Adjustments



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19.69 General Use Regulations
19.70 Adult Entertainment Establishments
19.72 Yards (Repealed)
19.75 Nonconforming Uses
19.78 Off-Street Parking and Loading
19.80 Longview Subdivision Code
19.81 Amendments
19.84 Enforcement by Building Inspector
19.87 Violations
19.90 Binding Site Plan

SECTION 8. Repealing Chapter 19.09 “Definitions”, in its entirety and replacing it in
its entirety with a new Chapter 19.09 as follows:
CHAPTER 19.09
DEFINITIONS

Sections
19.09.001                General
19.09.002                Definitions
19.09.005                Abutting
19.09.010                Access
19.09.015                Accessory use - Accessory Building
19.09.020                Accessory dwelling unit (ADU)
19.09.025                Adjacent
19.09.030                Adult family home
19.09.032                Agriculture activity
19.09.035                Alley
19.09.040                Alteration
19.09.045                Apartment house
19.09.050                APWA specifications
19.09.055                Assisted living
19.09.060                Attached structure
19.09.065                Auditor
19.09.070                Block
19.09.075                Board of adjustment
19.09.080                Boundary line adjustment
19.09.085                Building
19.09.090                Building footprint
19.09.095                Building height
19.09.100                Building line
19.09.105                Building official
19.09.110                Building, principal
19.09.115                Building, quasi-public
19.09.120                Caretaker
19.09.125                C.D.I.D. No. 1
19.09.130                Church



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19.09.135                Covenant
19.09.140                Community center
19.09.145                Comprehensive development plan
19.09.150                Condominium
19.09.155                Cul-de-sac
19.09.160                Day care center
19.09.165                Day care, family
19.09.170                Day care provider
19.09.175                Dedication
19.09.180                Developer
19.09.185                Development
19.09.190                Diking engineer
19.09.195                Director
19.09.200                Duplex
19.09.205                Dwelling unit
19.09.210                Dwelling, multifamily
19.09.215                Dwelling, single-family
19.09.220                Easement
19.09.225                EIS
19.09.230                Entertainment facilities
19.09.235                Establishment
19.09.240                Façade
19.09.245                Family
19.09.250                Fast-food restaurant
19.09.255                Final plat
19.09.260                Floor Area Ratio
19.09.265                Fourplex
19.09.270                Frontage
19.09.275                Gasoline service station
19.09.280                Garage, commercial public
19.09.285                Garage, private residential
19.09.290                Gross density
19.09.295                Group home
19.09.300                Hard surface
19.09.305                Hazardous Waste management definitions
19.09.310                Hazardous waste facility
19.09.315                Hazardous waste facility, off-site
19.09.320                Hazardous waste facility, on-site
19.09.325                Hazardous waste facility, state siting criteria
19.09.330                Hazardous waste facility, storage
19.09.335                Hazardous waste facility, treatment
19.09.340                Hospital
19.09.345                Hotel
19.09.350                Impervious surface
19.09.355                Improvements
19.09.360                Land surveyor



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19.09.365                Level of service
19.09.370                Lot
19.09.375                Lot, corner
19.09.380                Lot, through
19.09.385                Lot line
19.09.390                Lot line, front
19.09.395                Lot line, rear
19.09.400                Lot line, side
19.09.405                Lot line, side street
19.09.410                Lot of record
19.09.415                Lot area
19.09.420                Lot coverage
19.09.425                Lot Width
19.09.430                Manufactured home park
19.09.435                Manufactured housing
19.09.440                Master Plan
19.09.445                Medical clinic
19.09.450                Motel
19.09.455                Mobile home
19.09.460                Nursing home
19.09.465                Office
19.09.470                Off-street parking
19.09.475                On-street parking
19.09.480                Open Space
19.09.485                Outdoor storage
19.09.490                Owner
19.09.495                Personal service establishment
19.09.500                Plat performance bond
19.09.505                Planned unit development (PUD)
19.09.510                Preliminary plat
19.09.515                RCW
19.09.520                Replat
19.09.525                Right-of-way
19.09.530                Repair
19.09.535                Residential treatment facility
19.09.540                Retail
19.09.545                Setback
19.09.550                Short subdivision
19.09.555                Short plat
19.09.560                Sidewalk
19.09.565                Sight distance
19.09.570                Sign
19.09.575                Significant Tree
19.09.580                Sit-down restaurant
19.09.585                Sketch plan
19.09.590                Slope



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19.09.595                Small animal clinic or veterinary hospital
19.09.600                Stormwater management
19.09.605                Street
19.09.610                Street, arterial
19.09.615                Street, collector
19.09.620                Street-facing façade or wall
19.06.625                Structure
19.09.630                Subdivider
19.09.635                Subdivision
19.09.640                Supermarket
19.09.645                SEPA
19.09.650                Tent
19.09.655                Townhouse
19.09.660                Triplex
19.09.665                Trailer, camp or park
19.09.670                Vacant land
19.09.675                Variance
19.09.680                Vision clearance area
19.09.685                WAC
19.09.690                Yard, front
19.09.695                Yard, rear
19.09.700                Yard, required
19.09.705                Yard, side
19.09.900                Figures

19.09.001       General
For the purpose of this title, certain terms are defined in this chapter. When not
inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words
used in the singular number include the plural, and words in the plural number include
the singular; the word “persons” may be taken for a person, firm, partnership or
corporation; the word “occupied” includes premises designed or intended to be occupied;
the word “used” includes designed or intended to be used; and the word “shall” is always
mandatory and not merely directive. Other words and terms shall have their customary
dictionary definitions.

19.09.002     Definitions
The following definitions shall be utilized in the application of Title 19 and Chapter
12.50:

19.09.005      Abutting
“Abutting” means the condition of two or more adjoining properties having a common lot
line or boundary, including cases where two or more lots adjoin only on a corner or
corners.

19.09.010       Access




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“Access” means a means of approaching, entering, and leaving a property, providing for
the vested rights of an owner or lessee of land to ingress and egress to and from the
property to and from a public street or road.

19.09.015       Accessory use – Accessory building
“Accessory use” or “accessory building” means a subordinate use or subordinate building
customarily incidental to and located upon the same lot occupied by the main use or
principal building.

19.09.020      Accessory dwelling unit
“Accessory dwelling unit (ADU)” means a second dwelling unit added to or created
within, or constructed on the same lot as, an existing single-family dwelling, for use as a
complete independent or semi-independent unit with provisions for cooking, eating,
sanitation and sleeping.

19.09.025      Adjacent
“Adjacent” means the condition of being near or close to but not necessarily having a
common dividing line. Two properties which are separated by only a street or alley shall
be considered as adjacent to one another.

19.09.030       Adult family home
“Adult family home” means a residential home in which a person or persons provide
personal care, special care, room, and board to more than one but not more than six adults
who are not related by blood or marriage to the person or persons providing the services
and are licensed by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

19.09.032        Agriculture activity
Farming, including plowing, tillage, cropping, seeding, cultivating, or harvesting for the
production of food and fiber products (except commercial logging and timber harvesting
operations); the grazing or raising of livestock (except in feed yards); aquaculture; sod
production; orchards; Christmas tree plantations; nurseries; and the cultivation of
products as part of a recognized commercial enterprise. The term shall include incidental
retail sales by the producer of products raised on the property of record.

19.09.035     Alley
See Section 12.50.030(5).

19.09.040     Alteration
“Alteration” means a physical change to a structure or site. Alteration does not include
normal maintenance and repair or total demolition. Alteration does include the following:
            Changes to the exterior of a building;
            Changes to the interior of a building;
            Increases or decreases in floor area of a building;
            Changes to other structures on the site, or the development of new
              structures;




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               Changes to exterior improvements;
               Changes to landscaping; and
               Changes in the topography of the site.

19.09.045       Apartment house
“Apartment house” means a building containing five or more family-dwelling units each
of which, though independent of each other, is provided with joint services such as
central heat, common hallways, common entrance or entrances to the building, janitor
services, refuse disposal and similar services.

19.09.050     APWA specifications
“APWA specifications” means the current edition of the Standard Specifications for
Municipal Public Works Construction of the Washington State Chapter of the American
Public Works Association, as may be amended and except as superseded by standards
adopted by the city.

19.09.055       Assisted living
“Assisted living” means any group residential program that provides personal care and
support services to people who need help with daily living activities as a result of
physical or cognitive disability. Assisted living communities usually offer help with
bathing, dressing, meals and housekeeping. The amount of help provided depends on
individual needs, however, full-time (twenty-four hours a day) care is not needed.
Assisted living may also be referred to as “congregate living facility” or “continuing care
retirement facility.”

19.09.060       Attached structure
“Attached structure” means any structure that is attached to another structure by a
common wall, by a roof, or by structural connections that allow pedestrian access to both
structures. For example, decks or stairways are attached structures when they are
connected to another structure. A garage may be attached to another structure by sharing
a wall or by a breezeway. Structures connected by an "I" beam or similar connections are
not considered attached.

19.09.065     Auditor
“Auditor” means the auditor of Cowlitz County whose duty it is to record all divisions of
land within Cowlitz County.

19.09.070        Block
“Block” means a well defined parcel of land within a subdivision bounded on all sides by
streets, railroad rights-of-way, physical barriers such as watercourses, public or common
parks or open space, un-subdivided acreage or a combination thereof dissected by a
through street.




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19.09.075    Board of adjustment
       “Board of adjustment” means the board of adjustment of the City of Longview.

19.09.080       Boundary line adjustment
“Boundary line adjustment” is the adjusting of boundary lines, between platted or non-
platted lots or both, which does not create any additional lot, tract, parcel, site, or
division, nor create any lot, tract, parcel, site, or division which contains insufficient area
and dimensions to meet minimum requirements for width and area for a building site and
may be accomplished in nonconforming situations when the degree of nonconformity is
not increased (see Chapter 19.68). Boundary line adjustments may combine two or more
platted or non-platted lots, or both, into one lot. See Figure 19.09.900-1.

19.09.085      Building
“Building” means any structure having a roof supported by columns or walls and
intended for the shelter, housing , or enclosure of any individual, animal, process,
equipment, goods, or materials of any kind.

19.09.090       Building footprint
“Building footprint” means the horizontal area measured within the outside of the
exterior walls of the ground floor of a principal or accessory buildings on the lot.

19.09.095      Building height
“Building height” is the vertical distance from grade plane to the average height of the
highest roof surface. Grade plane is as defined in the International Building Code as
adopted by LMC 16.02. See Figure 19.09.900-2.

19.09.100      Building line
“Building line” means a line on a plat indicating the limit beyond which buildings or
structures may not be erected.

19.09.105       Building official
        “Building official” means the person who enforces the building ordinances and
regulations for the City, and other ordinances and regulations as assigned.

19.09.110       Building, principal
“Principal building” means a building in which the primary use of the lot on which the
building is located and conducted.

19.09.115      Building, quasi-public
“Quasi-public building” means a building, although privately owned, where people
congregate in considerable numbers for purposes fairly deemed to promote a public
purpose or to serve a public use, such as auditoriums, lodge halls and chambers of
commerce quarters.




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19.09.120       Caretaker, dwelling
“Caretaker’s dwelling” means a residence located on the premises with a main
nonresidential use and occupied only by a caretaker or guard employed on the premises,
and his or her family. For the purposed of this definition, dwelling includes apartment,
quarters, cottages, facilities and units.

19.09.125     C.D.I.D, No. 1
“C.D.I.D. No. 1” means consolidated diking improvement district No. 1 of Cowlitz
County.

19.09.130      Church
“Church” means an establishment, the principal purpose of which is religious worship,
and for which the principal building or other structure contains the sanctuary or principal
place of worship.

19.09.135      Covenant
“Covenant” means a private legal restriction or obligation in regard to the use of land
contained in the deed to a property or otherwise formally recorded.

19.09.140        Community center
“Community center” means a building, area or other facility used for and providing
religious, fraternal, social, or recreational programs generally open to the public and
designed to accommodate and serve significant segments of a community. May also be
referred to as a convention center or civic center.

19.09.145       Comprehensive development plan
“Comprehensive development plan” as it is applied within the Regional Commercial
zoning district means a detailed master plan of the site supported by the submittal of
building permits or other assurances of completion suitable to the city, providing for a
minimum gross floor area of 80,000 square feet in one or more new structures as
permitted, and which is designed as a large-scale commercial center offering a shopping
environment for the general public and functioning as a unit, with off-street parking,
landscaped areas, driveways, access points and pedestrian walkways provided and
integrated on the site.

19.09.150        Condominium
“Condominium” means a building or complex of multiple-unit dwelling in which a tenant
holds full title to his/her unit and joint ownership in the common grounds with the
owners.

19.09.155      Cul-de-sac
“Cul-de-sac” means a local street closed at one end. Cul-de-sacs are required by this
chapter to terminate in a turning circle for the safe and convenient reversal of traffic
movement.




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19.09.160       Day care center
“Day care center” means a facility regularly providing care for 13 or more children for
periods of less than 24 hours, and licensed for such use by the state. No such center shall
be located in a private family residence unless the portion of the residence where the
children have access is used exclusively for the children during the hours the center is in
operation or is separate from the usual living quarters of the family.

19.09.165       Day care, family
“Family day care” means a child day care provider who regularly provides child care and
early learning services for not more than twelve children in the provider’s home and
which meets are state standards.

19.09.170       Day care provider
“Day care provider” means a home regularly providing care for 12 or fewer children for
periods of less than 24 hours and licensed for such use by the state. Such a facility shall
be located in the family abode of the person or persons under whose direct care and
supervision the children are placed.

19.09.175       Dedication
“Dedication” means the deliberate appropriation of land or improvements by the owner
for any general or public use. Through a dedication, the owner reserves to himself no
rights other than those compatible with the full exercise and enjoyment of the public uses
to which the property has been devoted.

19.09.180       Developer
“Developer,” when used in the context of this chapter, means the subdivider or applicant
for a subdivision.

19.09.185       Development
“Development” means all improvements on a site, including buildings, other structures,
parking and loading areas, landscaping, paved or graveled areas, and areas devoted to
exterior display, storage, or activities. Development includes improved open areas such
as plazas and walkways.

19.09.190      Diking engineer
“Diking engineer” means C.D.I.D. No. 1 engineer, supervisor or consulting engineer
retained by the district.

19.09.195     Director
“Director” means the Community Development Director of the city.


19.09.200      Duplex
“Duplex” means a building that contains two primary dwelling units on one lot. The units
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19.09.205        Dwelling unit
“Dwelling Unit” means a building, or a portion of a building, that has independent living
facilities including provisions for sleeping, cooking, and sanitation, and that is designed
for residential occupancy by a group of people. Buildings with more than one set of
cooking facilities are considered to contain multiple dwelling units or accessory dwelling
units, unless the additional cooking facilities are clearly accessory to the primary use,
such as an outdoor grill.

19.09.210      Dwelling, multifamily
 “Multifamily dwelling” means a building arranged or designed to be occupied by more
than four families, such as an apartment house or flat, but not including a trailer park.

19.09.215     Dwelling, single-family
“Single-family dwelling” means a building arranged or designed to be occupied by not
more than one family.

19.09.220     Easement
“Easement” means a written grant by a land owner to another person, the public or public
agency authorizing use of a portion of land for a specified purpose or purposes.

19.09.225     EIS
“EIS” means an environmental impact statement prepared to Chapter 43.21C RCW and
Chapter 197-10 WAC and any amendments thereof.

19.09.230      Entertainment facilities
“Entertainment facilities” mean including but not limited to movie theaters, arcades,
recreation, bowling. Adult land uses and sexually-oriented uses are not included.

19.09.235       Establishment
“Establishment” means either of the following: (A) an institutional, business,
commercial, of industrial activity that is the sole occupant of one or more buildings; (B)
an institutional, business, commercial, of industrial activity that occupies a portion of a
building that: (1) the activity is a logical and separate entity from the other activities
within the building and not a department of the whole; and (2) the activity has either a
separate entrance from the exterior of the building, or a separate entrance from a common
and clearly defined entryway that has direct access to the exterior of the building.

19.09.240       Façade
“Façade” means that exterior side of a building which faces, and is most nearly parallel to
a public or private street (a building may have more than one façade). The facade shall
include the entire building walls, including wall faces, parapets, fascia, windows, doors,
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19.09.245      Family
“Family” means any number of individuals living together as a single housekeeping unit,
and doing their cooking on the premises exclusively as one household.

19.09.250      Fast-food restaurant
“Fast-food restaurant” means a restaurant where customers order and are served their
food and beverages at a counter or in a motor vehicle (via a drive-through window) in
packages prepared to leave the premises, or able to be taken to a table or counter to be
consumed.

19.09.255       Final Plat
“Final plat” is a map or representation of a subdivision (excluding a short subdivision),
showing thereon the division of a tract or parcel of land into lots, blocks, streets and
alleys or other divisions and dedications, meeting the requirements of the platting
regulations of the city, and filed for record in the office of the auditor of Cowlitz County.

19.09.260      Fourplex
“Fourplex” means a building containing four dwelling units, designed for occupancy by
not more than four families living independently from each other.

19.09.265       Floor Area Ratio
Floor Area Ration (FAR) represents the gross floor area of all buildings or structures on a
lot divided by the total lot area.

19.09.270     Frontage
“Frontage” means that distance where a property line is common with a street right-of-
way line. See Figure 19.09.900-3.

19.09.275       Gasoline service station
“Gasoline service station” means a place where gasoline, motor oil, lubricants, or other
minor accessories are retailed directly to the public on the premises in combination with
the retailing of items typically found in a convenience market or supermarket. In
addition, such a facility may provide vehicle servicing, repairs, and maintenance.

19.09.280       Garage, commercial public
“Commercial garage public” means any building or premises used for the storage or
housing of more than three self-propelled vehicles and where such vehicles are repaired
or kept for hire or for sale.

19.09.285      Garage, private residential
A building that is accessory to a single- or two-family dwelling, is used for the parking
and storage of vehicles and operated by the residents therof, and is not a separate
commercial enterprise available to the general public.

19.09.290       Gross density




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“Gross density” means the total number of dwelling units divided by the total project
area, without subtracting areas devoted to open space, roadways, parks or similar public
use and infrastructure areas.

19.09.295      Group home
“Group home” means an ADSA licensed adult family home or boarding home contracted
and certified by ADSA to provide residential services and support to adults with
developmental disabilities. "ADSA" means the aging and disability services
administration, an administration within the Washington State Department of Social and
Health Services.

19.09.300      Hard surface.
“Hard surface” means cement concrete paving or asphaltic concrete paving, not including
materials used for landscaping purposes.

19.09.305      Hazardous Waste
“Hazardous waste” has the same meaning as defined in Chapter 70.105 RCW, and the
regulations thereunder, as now or hereafter amended.

19.09.310       Hazardous waste facility
“Hazardous waste treatment and storage facility” means a location at which hazardous
waste is treated and/or stored.

19.09.315      Hazardous waste facility, off-site
“Off-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facility” facility is one that treats and
stores hazardous waste generated on any property other than that on which the facility is
located.

19.09.320      Hazardous waste facility, on-site
”On-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facility” means a facility is one that treats
and stores hazardous waste generated on the same, geographically adjacent or bordering
property.

19.09.325       Hazardous waste facility, state siting criteria
“State siting criteria of hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities” means the
criteria currently or hereafter developed by the Washington State Department of Ecology
under the authority of RCW 70.105.210 for the siting of hazardous waste management
facilities.

19.09.330       Hazardous waste facility, storage
“Hazardous waste storage facility” means the holding of hazardous waste for a temporary
period. Accumulation of hazardous waste, by the generator on the site of generation, is
not storage as long as the generator complies with the applicable requirements of WAC
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19.09.335       Hazardous waste facility, treatment
“Hazardous waste treatment facility” means the physical, chemical or biological
processing of hazardous waste to make such waste not dangerous or less dangerous, safer
for transport, amenable for storage or reduced in volume.

19.09.340       Hospital
“Hospital” means an institution in which patients or injured persons are given medical or
surgical care. “Hospital” is further defined as an institution where patients are provided
with room and board, sometimes for extended periods of time, and where doctors usually
call upon the patients in the institution only for scheduled examinations or upon call for
emergency service.

19.09.345       Hotel
“Hotel” means a building in which lodging is provided for a fee to guests for up to thirty
consecutive nights and may provide such things as restaurants, meeting rooms, and/or
other auxiliary facilities and services.

19.09.350      Impervious surface
“Impervious surface” mean surface area that does not allow for water infiltration, or has a
runoff coefficient of 0.90 or more (e.g., non-permeable pavement, solid rock, roofs,
foundations, underground tanks and vaults, and similar areas).

19.09.355       Improvements
“Improvements” means structures, works or components thereof, including but not
limited to, streets, curbs, sidewalks, water and sanitary sewer systems, levee and drainage
systems, street light systems, landscaping and electric, gas, telephone and television lines
and cables and appurtenant equipment.

19.09.360     Land surveyor
“Land surveyor” means a person authorized to practice the profession of land surveying
adopted by the provisions of Chapter 18.43 RCW and hereafter amended.

19.09.365       Level of service
“Level of service (LOS)” means a quantitative standard for transportation facilities
describing operational conditions. Level of Service may be described for intersections
(signalized or unsignalized) or street segments (between signalized intersections).

19.09.370       Lot
“Lot” means the parcel of land on which a principal building and its accessory buildings
are placed or are to be placed, together with the required open spaces; or a lot designated
as such on an officially recorded plat.

19.09.375       Lot, corner
“Corner lot” means a lot or parcel of land abutting upon two or more streets at their
intersection, or upon two parts of the same street formatting an interior angle of 120
degrees or less. See Figures 19.09.900-3 and 19.09.900-4.



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19.09.380       Lot, through
“Through lot” means a lot having a frontage on two approximately parallel streets or
fronting on streets not parallel. May also be referred to as a “double-frontage lot.” See
See Figure 19.09.900-3.

19.09.385      Lot line
“Lot line” means a boundary of a lot, dividing one lot from another or from a street or
any public place.

19.09.390        Lot line, front
“Front lot line” means a lot line, or segment of a lot line, that abuts a street. On a corner
lot, the front lot line is the shortest of the lot lines that abut a street. If two or more street
lot lines are of equal length, then the applicant or property owner can choose which lot
line is to be the front lot line. However, a through lot has two front lot lines regardless of
whether the street lot lines are of equal or unequal length. See Figures 19.09.900-5 and
19.09.900-6.

19.09.395        Lot line, rear
“Rear lot line” means a lot line that is opposite a front lot line. A triangular lot has two
side lot lines but no rear lot line. For other irregularly shaped lots, the rear lot line is all
lot lines that are most nearly opposite the front lot line. See Figures 19.09.900-5 and
19.09.900-6.

19.09.400       Lot line, side
“Side lot line” means a lot line that is neither a front or rear lot line. See Figures
19.09.900-5 and 19.09.900-6.

19.09.405       Lot line, side street
“Side street lot line” means a lot line that is neither a front or rear lot line and abuts a
street.

19.09.410       Lot of record
“Lot of record” means a lot of record is a plot of land:
        that was created and recorded before [date of code adoption]; and
        for which the deed, or other instrument dividing the land, is recorded with the
         Cowlitz County Auditor’s Office.
19.09.415       Lot area
“Lot area” means the total surface area (measured horizontally) within the boundary lines
of a lot.

19.09.420       Lot coverage
“Lot coverage” means the total area of a lot covered by building(s) or impervious
surfaces, as allowed by the applicable land use district development standards.




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19.09.425       Lot Width
“Lot Width” means the horizontal distance between side lot lines, measured at the
required front setback line.

19.09.430        Manufactured home park
“Manufactured home park” means a site containing spaces with required improvements
and utilities that are leased for the long-term placement of manufactured housing.

19.09.435        Manufactured housing
“Manufactured housing” means a single-family dwelling built according to the United
States department of housing and urban development manufactured home construction
and safety standards act, which is a national preemptive building code. A manufactured
home also: (a) Includes plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems; (b) is
built on a permanent chassis; and (c) can be transported in one or more sections with each
section at least eight feet wide and forty feet long when transported, or when installed on
the site is three hundred twenty square feet or greater.

19.09.440       Master Plan
“Master plan” means the map showing the intended development scheme or pattern of a
large parcel to be developed in successive phases, prepared in accordance with LMC
19.80.140.

19.09.445      Medical clinic
“Medical clinic” means a building or portion of a building containing offices or facilities
for providing medical, dental, or psychiatric services for outpatients only.

19.09.450       Motel
“Motel” means a building or group of buildings in which lodging is provided for a fee to
guests for up to thirty consecutive nights and typically do not provide such things as
restaurants, meeting rooms, and/or other auxiliary facilities and services. Motels are
distinguished from a hotel primarily by reason of providing direct access to, and
adjoining parking for, each rental unit.

19.09.455      Mobile home
“Mobile home” means a factory-built dwelling built prior to June 15, 1976, to standards
other than the United States department of housing and urban development code, and
acceptable under applicable state codes in effect at the time of construction or
introduction of the home into the state. Mobile homes have not been built since the
introduction of the United States department of housing and urban development
manufactured home construction and safety act.

19.09.460       Nursing home
“Nursing home” means any home, place or institution which operates or maintains
facilities providing convalescent or chronic care, or both, for a period in excess of 24
consecutive hours for three or more patients not related by blood or marriage to the
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places which provide care and treatment for the acutely sick and maintain and operate
facilities for major surgery.

19.09.465      Office
“Office” means a room or group of rooms used for conducting the affairs of a business,
profession, service, industry, or government and generally furnished with desks, tables,
files, and communication equipment.

19.09.470      Off-street parking
“Off-street parking” means all off-street areas designed, used, required or intended to be
used for the parking of motor vehicles. See Chapter 19.78 for parking standards.

19.09.475      On-street parking
“On-street parking” means parking in the street right-of-way, typically in parking lanes or
bays. Parking may be “parallel” or “angled” in relation to the edge of the right-of-way or
curb.

19.09.480      Open Space
“Open space” means any land or area that is retained for use as active or passive
recreation areas, or for resource protection in an essentially undeveloped state that is not
covered by building, accessory structures, parking structures, or parking lots except
structures appurtenant to recreational use and used to enhance the site.

19.09.485      Outdoor storage
“Outdoor storage” means the storage of any material for a period greater than 24 hours,
including items for sale, lease, processing, and repair (including vehicles) not in an
enclosed building.

19.09.490       Owner
“Owner” means the owner of the title to real property or the contract purchaser of real
property of record, as shown on the latest assessment records in the Office of the County
Assessor. Owner also includes a deed holder or contract purchaser whose name does not
appear in the latest assessment records, but who presents to the City a copy of a deed or
contract of sale showing date, book, and page of recording.

19.09.495       Personal service establishment
“Personal service establishment” means an establishment that offers specialized goods
and services including barbershops, beauty shops, dry cleaning, tanning salons, tattoo
parlor, clothing repair or tailoring and other similar establishments.

19.09.500       Plat performance bond
“Plat performance bond” means a form of security executed by a surety company
authorized to transact business in the state of Washington, securing to the city the
satisfactory completion of required improvements and fulfilling the requirements of this
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19.09.505       Planned unit development (PUD)
“Planned unit development” or “PUD” means a development that differs from a
conventional subdivision or development by means of enhanced and unified site design,
building layout, environmental protection, and open space preservation in a more
clustered setting than allowable under the zoning regulations of the base zone. As
regulated by this Chapter, a PUD is a floating zoning designation subject to discretionary
approval. In appropriate circumstances and as approved, the PUD overlay allows an
applicant to take advantage of discretionary zoning and subdivision standards as
specifically set forth in Chapter 19.66 LMC.

19.09.510       Preliminary plat
“Preliminary plat” means a neat accurate scale drawing of a proposed subdivision which
establishes the basis for the approval, conditional approval or disapproval of the proposed
subdivision conforming in detail to LMC 19.80.110.

19.09.515  RCW
“RCW” means the Revised Code of Washington.

19.09.520      Replat
“Replat” means the division of a lot(s) or parcel(s) of land that is already a part of an
existing subdivision. The term “replat” shall be regarded as synonymous with the term
resubdivison and resegregation.

19.09.525     Right-of-way
“Right-of-way” means a strip of land intended for ingress and egress for traffic and/or
placement of utilities, levees and drainage facilities and vegetation.

19.09.530      Repair
“Repair” means the replacement of a small portion of existing work which has been
damaged or deteriorated with the same kind of material used in the existing work, but not
including additional work or work that would be in violation of any provision of city
ordinances or regulations.

19.09.535        Residential treatment facility
“Residential treatment facility” means a residential building that is licensed by the state
to provide residential and domiciliary care to five or more individuals, or to provide
rehabilitative treatment or services to individuals. Residential treatment facilities
generally provide a limited-term living arrangement for their residents in a family-like
setting. Such facilities also provide rehabilitative services other than basic living skills
training, often intended to provide residents with the future ability to live independently.
Such facilities may provide medical treatment as an integral part of a rehabilitative
program.

19.09.540     Retail
“Retail” means the selling of goods, wares, or merchandise directly to the ultimate
consumer or persons without a resale license.



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19.09.545       Setback
“Setback” means the minimum distance required between a specified object, such as a
building, and another point, measured from lot lines to a specified object. Typically, a
setback refers to the minimum distance (yard dimension) from a building to a specified
lot line.

19.09.550        Short subdivision
“Short subdivision” means the division or redivision of land into four or fewer lots, tracts,
parcels, sites, or divisions for the purpose of sale, lease, or transfer of ownership.

19.09.555       Short plat
“Short plat” is the map or representation of a short subdivision.

19.09.560      Sidewalk
“Sidewalk” means a paved walkway within a public street right-of-way that is generally
located adjacent to and separated from the roadway by a curb or curb and planter strip.

19.09.565      Sight distance
“Sight distance” means the unobstructed viewing distance measured from one object or
location to another object or location, usually required the purpose of traffic safety.

19.09.570       Sign
“Sign” means any outdoor device, or device visible from outdoors, providing
identification, advertising or directional information for a specific business, group of
businesses, service, product, brand, person, organization, place or building. Including in
this definition of signs are: graphic devices such as logos, trademarks, and attention
attracting objects such as wind-driven spinners and portable sign devices, logo sculpture
and, banners, balloons, streamers, strobe lights, flags, inflatable structures, projected
picture signs, holographic projection signs, laser projected designs/images/copy and other
attention attracting media and devices.

19.09.575       Significant Tree
“Significant tree” means an existing healthy tree which, when measured four feet above
grade, has a minimum diameter of 8 inches for evergreen trees, or 12 inches for
deciduous trees.

19.09.580       Sit-down restaurant
“Sit-down restaurant” means an establishment maintained, operated, and/or advertised to
the public as a place where food and beverages are served to the public on demand from a
menu during stated business hours, served in and on reusable containers and dinnerware,
to be consumed primarily on the premises and inside the building at tables, booths, or
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19.09.585      Sketch plan
“Sketch plan” means a generalized map preparatory to a preliminary plat, prepared for
review at a pre-application conference, showing the general layout of a prospective
subdivision.

19.09.590     Slope
“Slope” means a term referring to the steepness of terrain expressed in percentage terms,
and determined by dividing the vertical rise in elevation by the distance over which the
rise occurs.

19.09.595       Small animal clinic
“Small animal clinic” or “veterinary hospital” means an establishment in which
veterinary services are rendered to dogs, cats and other small animals and domestic pets.
This use shall be restricted to domesticated animals other than livestock, where veterinary
services and temporary boarding incidental thereto are rendered, but shall not include
kennels or open runs provided solely or primarily for the boarding, breeding, training or
other services than veterinary to domesticated animals.

19.09.600       Stormwater management
“Stormwater management” means the collecting, conveyance, channeling, holding,
retaining, detaining, infiltrating, diverting, treating, or filtering of surface water, ground
water, and/or runoff, together with applicable managerial measures.

19.09.605       Street
“Street” means a publicly owned improved thoroughfare or right-of-way, dedicated,
condemned or otherwise acquired by the public for use as such, which affords the
primary means of access to abutting properties. See Section12.50.030 for street
classification definitions.

19.09.610     Street, arterial
See Section 12.50.030

19.09.615     Street, collector
See Section 12.50.030

19.09.620      Street-facing façade or wall
“Street-facing façade/wall” means all the wall planes of a structure as seen from one side
or view that are at an angle of 45 degrees or less from a street lot line. See Figure
19.09.900-7.

19.09.625      Structure
“Structure” means anything constructed or erected, the use of which requires permanent
location on the ground or attached to something having a permanent location on the
ground including, but not limited to fences, signs, kiosks, or similar uses.




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19.09.630       Subdivider
“Subdivider” means any individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, estate,
trust, or any other group or combination, acting as an unit, dividing or proposing to divide
land so as to constitute a subdivision, as defined herein, and including any agent of the
subdivider.

19.09.635        Subdivision
“Subdivision” means the division of any lot, parcel or tract of land into five or more lots
or tracts, or other divisions of land for the purpose of sale or lease, whether immediate or
future, including re-subdivision or re-platting of land or lots, to include land within short
subdivisions that is further divided within five years of the effective date of the short
subdivision in accordance with RCW 58.17.060.

19.09.640       Supermarket
“Supermarket” means a market having 10,000 sq. feet or more of floor area devoted
principally to the sale of food.

19.09.645   SEPA
“SEPA” means the State Environmental Policy Act, as amended in Chapter 43.21C
RCW.

19.09.650      Tent
“Tent” means any structure, enclosure or shelter constructed of canvas, plastic or other
pliable material supported in any manner except by air or the contents it protects.

19.09.655      Townhouse
“Townhouse” means a form of attached housing comprised of a single building where
dwelling units are separated by vertical fire walls. Each unit is located on its own
individual legal lot of record, has its own independent access and its own front and rear
yard.

19.09.660      Triplex
“Triplex” means a building containing three dwelling units, designed for occupancy by
not more than three families living independently from each other.

19.09.665     Trailer, camp or park
“Trailer camp” or “trailer park” means any plot, tract, site or premises of ground where
accommodation is provided for two or more families to establish temporary or semi-
permanent residences in trailer houses or other portable habitations, whether or not the
wheels have been removed from such portable habitation.

19.09.670     Vacant land
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19.09.675        Variance
“Variance” means the procedure whereby the strict application of the provisions of this
title relating to height, area, yard requirements and the like may be modified in a
particular instance. Variance does not apply to a use modification.

19.09.680      Vision clearance area
“Vision clearance area” means those areas near intersections of roadways and motor
vehicle access points where a clear field of vision is necessary for traffic safety and to
maintain adequate sight distance.

19.09.685  WAC
“WAC” means Washington Administrative Code.

19.09.690       Yard, front
“Front yard” means a space extending the full width of the lot between the principal
building and the front lot line and measured perpendicular to the building at the closest
point to the front lot line. See Figure 19.09.900-5.

19.09.695       Yard, rear
“Rear yard” means a space extending across the full width of the lot between the
principal building and the rear lot line and measured perpendicular to the building at the
closest point to the rear lot line. See Figure 19.09.900-5.

19.09.700 Yard, required
“Required yard” means the minimum open space between a lot line and the yard line
within which no building is permitted to be located except as provided in this Title.

19.09.705       Yard, side
“Side yard” means a space extending from the front yard to the rear yard between the
principal building and the side lot line and measured perpendicular from the side lot line
to the closest point of the principal building. See Figure 19.09.900-5.


19.09.900       Figures




Figure 19.09.900-1 Boundary Line Adjustment



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Figure 19.09.900-2 Building Height




Figure 19.09.900-3 Different types of Lots




Figure 19.09.900-4 Corner Lot



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Figure 19.09.900-5 Typical Lot Lines and Yards




Figure 19.09.900-6 Lot Lines on Irregular Lots




Figure 19.09.900-7 Street-Facing Facades


SECTION 9. Section 19.12.055 of the Longview Municipal Code is hereby amended to
read as follows:

Subject to the provisions of LMC 19.12.050, and in accordance with Chapter 19.14 19.22
LMC, the appeal board of adjustment may grant a special property use permit for the


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construction of a detached accessory dwelling unit (ADU). if the following conditions
exist:
(1) The lot or tract of land upon which such ADU is to be constructed is 10,000 square
feet or more in size;
(2) The front property line of the lot or tract of land upon such ADU is to be constructed
is 85 feet or more in distance;
(3) The lot or tract of land upon which such ADU is to be constructed has no direct
access to an alley or any street other than the street upon which the single-family
dwelling to which the ADU is accessory fronts. (Ord. 2591 § 3, 1995).
Note: Deleted conditions one through three are moved to Section 19.22.020.




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SECTION 10. Sections 19.12.140 and 19.12.150 of the Longview Municipal Code is
hereby amended to read as follows:

19.12.140 Variance permits – Authority to issue.
The board may authorize the granting of variances from the zoning ordinance of the city,
by the building official, where compliance therewith is impractical or impossible. No
application for a variance shall be granted unless the board finds:
(1) The variance will not constitute a grant of special privileges inconsistent with the
limitation upon uses of other properties in the vicinity and zone in which the property on
behalf of which the application was filed is located; and
(2) That such variance is necessary, because of special circumstances relating to the size,
shape, topography, location, or surroundings of the subject property, to provide it with
use rights and privileges permitted to other properties in the vicinity and in the zone in
which the subject property is located; and
(3) That the granting of such variance will not be materially detrimental to the public
welfare or injurious to the property or improvements in the vicinity and zone in which the
subject property is situated.
(4) The need for the variance is not the result of any action taken by the applicant.

19.12.150 Variances – Application – Fee – Hearing – Decision.
(1) The foregoing provisions of LMC 19.12.080 through 19.12.130 shall apply equally to
requests for variances as well as to requests for special property uses; provided, however,
LMC 19.12.090(2) and (3) shall not apply to requests for variances.
(2) With each application filed for a variance there shall be paid by the applicant, at the
time of filing the application with the community and economic development department,
a fee in accordance with LMC 19.09.060 19.06.060 to defray the city’s costs and
expenses in processing such application, including the publication and mailing of the
notices required.

SECTION 11. Section 19.15.010 of the Longview Municipal Code is hereby amended
to read as follows:

For the purpose of promoting public health, safety, morals and the general welfare, and in
accordance with the provisions of RCW 35A.63.100, and all present and future
amendments, additions and changes thereto, all land within the boundaries of the city
shall be classified according to the following districts:
Residential district, R-1
Residential district, R-2
Residential district, R-3
Residential district, R-4
Suburban residential district, S-R
Traditional neighborhood residential, TNR
Downtown commerce, D-C
Country club district, C-D


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Civic center district, C-C
Commercial district, C-1
Commercial district, C-2
Commercial district, C-3
Commercial district, C-4
Regional commercial district, RC
Commercial-warehouse district, C-W
Manufacturing district, M-1-A
Manufacturing district, M-1-B
Manufacturing district, M-1
Manufacturing district, M-2
Riverfront district, RF-1
Redevelopment project district, RPD, or in a designated planned unit development.

SECTION 12. Section 19.17.010 of the Longview Municipal Code is hereby amended
to read as follows:

In accordance with the requirements of the laws of the state of Washington, in the
districts R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, S-R, TNR, RF-1, RC, C-C, C-1, C-2, C-3 and C-4, the
following shall be permitted uses:
(1) “Adult family homes” as defined in Chapter 70.128 RCW, but only if and to the
extent of any licensing requirements of the state of Washington Chapter 19.09.
(2) “Family day care provider” as defined in Chapter 74.15 RCW, but only if and to the
extent of any licensing requirements of the state of Washington. Chapter 19.09.

SECTION 13. Section 19.17.020 of the Longview Municipal Code is hereby amended
to read as follows:

Notwithstanding the provisions of LMC 19.16.030 19.22.030, to the extent required by
the laws of the state of Washington and/or the Washington Administrative Code,
licensees of adult family homes and family day care providers may employ persons who
do not reside therein to perform such services as are required by such laws or regulations,
and by the terms of such licenses.




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SECTION 14. A new Chapter 19.20 is hereby added to the Longview Municipal Code,
to read in its entirety as follows:

Chapter 19.20
RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS

Sections
19.20.010       Purpose
19.20.020       Uses
19.20.030       Density and dimensional standards
19.20.040       Townhouse development standards
19.20.050       Traditional neighborhood residential standards
19.20.060       Multifamily development standards
19.20.070       Supplementary provisions
19.20.080       Accessory structure standards

19.20.010        Purpose.
It is the City’s intent that residential neighborhoods and uses be developed and preserved
against intrusions by incongruous land uses. These zone classifications are established, in
order to permit a variety of housing and population densities with minimum conflict.
Protection is provided against hazards, objectionable influences, traffic and building
congestion, undue strain on municipal services, and lack of light, air and privacy. Certain
essential and compatible public service facilities and institutions are permitted in these
districts.
There are five primary residential zoning districts established for the city, including two
lower density designations (R-1, TNR), one medium density designation (R-2) and two
high-density zones (R-3, R-4). More limited (secondary) residential development is
allowed in some commercial zone designations as provided for in other chapters. This
Chapter provides standards for residential land use and development and is based on the
following principles:
(1)      Promote the orderly expansion and improvement of neighborhoods;
(2)      Make efficient use of land and public services and implement the Longview
Comprehensive Plan;
(3)      Designate land for the range of housing types and densities needed by the
community, including owner-occupied and rental housing;
(4)      Provide flexible lot standards that encourage compatibility between land uses,
efficiency in site design, and environmental compatibility;
(5)      Provide for compatible building and site design at an appropriate neighborhood
scale; provide standards that are in character with the landforms and architecture existing
in the community;
(6)      Apply the minimum amount of regulation necessary to ensure compatibility with
existing residences, schools, parks, transportation facilities, and neighborhood services.
Reduce reliance on the automobile for neighborhood travel and provide options for
walking, bicycling, and transit use; and
(7)      Provide direct and convenient access to schools, parks and neighborhood services.




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19.20.020       Uses.
Table 19.20.020-1 includes uses that are permitted (“P”) or allowed through a Special
Property Use permit (“SPU”). If a field is blank, the use is not allowed in that particular
zone. A field that is marked with a “P-PUD” symbol is only permitted if allowed via an
approved Planned Unit Development (PUD) and preliminary plat (as required) in
accordance with Chapter 19.66. Approval of a PUD is discretionary and is not
appropriate for development of a single residence on a single existing lot. Note that more
specific development standards may apply to various uses as set forth in Subsections
(040) (050) (060) and (070).

Table 19.20.020-1. Permitted uses in residential zones.
Use                                             Zoning District
                                                R-1     R-2        R-3      R-4       TNR
Single family dwelling1                         P       P2         See      See       P
(including Manufactured Homes per LMC                              note 1   note 1
Chapter 16.38)
Duplex (two-family dwellings)                           P2         P        P
Triplex (three-family dwellings)                        P2         P        P
Fourplex (four-family dwellings)                        P2         P        P
Multifamily dwelling                                    P-         P        P
                                                        PUD
Townhouse (single family attached dwelling) P-          P          P        P         P-
                                                PUD                                   PUD
Townhouse (two attached townhouses only                                               P
per zero-lot line provisions)
Accessory dwelling unit                         P       P          P        P
Home occupation                                 P       P          P        P         P
Accessory structure                             P       P          P        P         P
Manufactured home park                          SPU
Day care, family home with ≤ 12 children        P       P          P        P         P
Day care center (exceeding 12 children)                 SPU        SPU      P
Adult family home                               P       P          P        P         P
Residential treatment facilities other than                                 SPU
adult family homes and those listed
elsewhere in the use table
Congregate care, assisted living and                               SPU      P
continuing care facilities and nursing homes
for elderly individuals; including accessory
services to the above uses
Hospitals, medical clinics, health care                                     P
service contractors as they are defined in
RCW 48.44.010(3) as presently enacted or
hereafter amended; including accessory
services to the above uses
Office buildings, office uses                                               P
Hotels and motels                                                           SPU


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Home gardens and gardening of vacant land3           P        P          P     P      P
Public or private schools                            SPU      SPU        SPU   SPU    SPU
Parks and public playgrounds, including              P        P          P     P      P
public facilities for athletic events
Religious and secular assembly uses                  SPU      SPU        SPU   SPU    SPU
Public utility structures                            SPU      P          P     P      SPU
Cemeteries, funeral homes and associated             SPU      SPU        SPU   SPU    SPU
uses
Agricultural activity per LMC 19.20.070(2)           P                                P
Wireless facilities4                                  See
                                                     note 4
Notes
1
  New single family dwellings are only permitted within the R-3 and R-4 zones on lots
existing at the time of the initial enactment of this Chapter.
2
  Only one single-family dwelling, duplex, triplex or fouplex shall be located on a legal lot
unless otherwise approved via a Planned Unit Development in accordance with Chapter
19.66. This note is not intended to prohibit accessory dwelling units.
3
  For gardening on vacant land, no buildings are allowed except for one garden shed not to
exceed 100 square feet in size and with a height not to exceed 10 feet. The garden shed is
subject to the setback requirements of a primary building.
4
  Please see Chapter 16.75, for wireless communication locations, standards and
requirements.


19.20.030       Density and dimensional standards.
Table 19.20.030-1 provides the density and dimensional standards for each zone. Note
that other dimensional standards may be approved as part of a Planned Unit Development
(PUD) per Chapter 19.66 LMC for new subdivisions and other forms of larger-scale
development. A PUD cannot be used to increase density over the base zoning standards.
No building, structure or use shall hereafter be erected, constructed or established on a lot
that does not meet the requirements for lots as contained in this chapter and for the
district in which said lot is located, except for nonconforming lots of record as defined in
Chapter 19.09.

Table 19.20.030-1. Density and dimensional standards by zone.
Standard       Zoning District
               R-1           R-2            R-3            R-4                   TNR
Minimum lot 6,000;           1,800          1,800          1,800                 5,000;
size (square   townhouse (townhouses) (townhouses) (townhouses)                  2,000
feet)          s per PUD ;                  ;              ;                     (townhouse)
               approval      6,000 (other 6,000 (other 6,000 (other              , unless
                             uses)          uses)          uses)                 otherwise
                                                                                 approved
                                                                                 via PUD
                                                                                 process
Minimum lot       50             20                20               20           35 (zero-lot


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frontage/widt                    (townhouse);      (townhouse);   (townhouse);  line and
h (feet)                         50 (other)        50 (other)     50 (other)    two-unit
                                                                                townhouses)
                                                                                ;
                                                                                451 (other)
Minimum lot       In all zones, lot frontage on cul-de-sac lots may be reduced up to 25
frontage on a     percent of base standard (see above)
cul-de-sac
Maximum          6 units       18 units         25 units       25 units         8 units2
density (units
per acre)
Front yard       25            25               20             20               20
setback (feet)
Front yard       15            15               10             10               10
setback
(alley-
loading)3
Rear yard        15            10               10             10               10
setback4(feet)
Side yard        5             5                5              5                56
setback5(feet)
Side yard        15            15               15             15               10
(street)
setback –
corner lot,
street
flanking
(feet)
Maximum          35            35               45, with no    60 with no       35
building                                        building over building over
height –                                        4 stories      6 stories
residential
(feet)
Maximum          20            20               20             20               20
building
height –
accessory
building
(feet)7
Maximum          65%           65%              75%            75%              65%
impervious
area of lot8
Notes/Additional Standards:
1
  Residences designed as zero-lot line units, including two-unit townhouse structures,
shall adhere to the standards set forth in Section 19.20.050(5) for lot width/frontage.
2
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outside of the Columbia Valley Gardens neighborhood, as presently defined in the
Longview Comprehensive Plan (Figure 3-1) or as subsequently amended.
3
  To utilize the reduced setback, alley access must be provided and all off-street parking,
garages and driveways for a given lot and residence shall be located and accessed from
the alley.
4
  See Subsection 19.20.070(3)(c)
5
  For single family attached housing units (e.g., townhouses), the setback for the
nonattached side of a dwelling unit (end units) shall be 10 feet (excepting corner lots),
otherwise there is no side yard setback.
6
  Homes in the TNR Zone may utilize the zero-lot line setback provisions set forth in this
Chapter.
7
  See Subsection 19.20.080(4)(c)
8
  Townhouse units/lots are not subject to the maximum impervious area standard.

19.20.040       Townhouse development standards.
Townhouse development on new or existing lots shall adhere to the following standards:
(1)     Each townhouse shall be located on its own legal lot of record.
(2)     No more than eight townhouses shall be consecutively attached, provided that no
more than six units shall be consecutively attached in the R-2 and TNR zones.
Townhouse buildings shall be separated by not less than fifteen feet, inclusive of setback
areas.
(3)     Townhouse development shall be designed so that garage doors do not dominate
the ground level street-facing façade and do not project beyond the front plane of the
residence. This can be accomplished by incorporating alley access into site design and
locating garage and parking areas to the rear or by limiting and including design
elements. Garage doors shall not comprise more than 50% of the front yard facing façade
of a townhouse and shall not extend beyond the front building elevation (plane of the
structure).
(4)     Townhouses with street-facing garages may have one driveway access located
between the street and the primary building entrance for every two dwelling units,
provided they meet the following criteria:
        (a) Where two abutting townhouses have street-facing garages, they shall share
        one driveway access that does not exceed 16 feet in width where it crosses the
        sidewalk and intersects the street;
        (b) All primary building entrances shall be connected to a driveway (and
        sidewalk) via a pedestrian walkway that is not less than three feet wide;
        (c) The maximum number of consecutively attached townhouses with garages
        facing the same street is six (three shared driveways); and
(5)     Building facade modulation or appropriate architectural treatment shall occur at
least every 30 feet along the length of facades facing adjacent properties or a public
street. Minimum modulation depth shall be two feet. The use of covered front porches,
end wall windows, building offsets/modulation, dormers and other design techniques
shall be included in the design, although there is not a specific architectural requirement
(see Figure 19.20.040-1 for examples of preferred design elements).
(6)     Additional conditions for townhouse developments including provisions for
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street and infrastructure improvements and other topic, may be required by the city as
part of the platting, PUD and development process in accordance with applicable rules.




Figure 19.20.040-1. Townhouse design elements (not required design).

19.20.050       Traditional neighborhood residential standards.
The Traditional Neighborhood Residential (TNR) Zone allows for the construction of
residences/neighborhoods that consist of smaller lots and homes, pedestrian circulation,
alleys and other traditional neighborhood elements. In exchange for reductions in lot
sizes, setbacks, street frontage and other requirements (when compared to the R-1 Zone),
design standards are applied to ensure compatible development. The following design
standards are mandatory:
(1)     Residential homes constructed on lots that were existing prior to the original
effective date of this Chapter do not have specific design standards.
(2)     For single family homes and townhouses located within a subdivision or short
subdivision (short plat) approved after the adoption of the standards codified herein, the
following standards apply:
        (a) Alley access is the preferred development pattern for single family
        development and townhouse construction. Where houses are served by alleys, all
        garages and on-site parking shall be accessible from the alley and the facade of
        the house facing the public street shall be designed to include a primary building
        entrance consisting of porches, windows and pathways to the public sidewalks;
        (b) When a land division creates three or more lots, a pedestrian walkway system
        shall extend throughout the development site and connect to all future phases of
        development, and to existing or planned off-site adjacent trails, public parks, and
        open space areas to the greatest extent practicable. The developer may also be
        required to connect or stub walkway(s) to adjacent streets and to private property
        with a previously reserved public access easement for this purpose;
        (c) Street patterns shall utilize a traditional grid pattern to the extent feasible; and
        (d) Garages with entry doors facing the street in single family detached residential
        development shall be set back from the front face of the residential structure,
        including covered porches, by at least four feet. To qualify as a porch under this
        subsection, the porch must extend the full length of the street-fronting building
        facade that is not devoted to the garage. Garage doors may be located forward of


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        the front face of the residential structure and be located up to 10 feet in the front
        yard setback, if placed so that entrance doors are perpendicular to the right-of-
        way, provided that any such garage shall have windows, doors or other
        architectural treatments covering at least 30 percent of the wall facing the street.
(3)     For townhouse units constructed as part of a PUD, the design standards set forth
in Section 19.20.040 shall be met, provided that the City may approve an alternative
design to address site-specific considerations that make strict adherence impractical as
part of the PUD approval process.
(4)     Average setback option. A proposed detached residence with a front-loading
garage may be constructed with a reduced front yard setback when at least 50 percent of
the frontage in any block front is improved with permitted buildings, other than accessory
buildings, some of which have setbacks from the street of less than the required depth,
any new building shall provide a setback from the street of at least the average of
setbacks provided by all properties 150 feet on either side of the subject lot on the same
side of the street and on the same block. Vacant lots shall be considered as having the
setback required in the zone.
(5)     Zero-lot line detached housing. Zero-lot line detached houses are subject to the
same standards as non-attached single family housing, except that a side yard setback is
not required on one side of the lot, as generally shown in Figure 19.20.050-1 when the
adjacent lot is also part of the same zero-lot line development and is under the same
ownership interest at the time of initial construction. The standards for zero-lot line
housing are intended to ensure adequate outdoor living area, compatibility between
adjacent buildings, and access to side yards for building maintenance. All zero-lot line
houses shall conform to all of the criteria below:
        (a) Administrative site design review is required for new zero-lot line
        developments when a zero-lot line development is proposed as part of a
        subdivision, short subdivision, building permit, or other land use/building permit
        or application. Proposed lots and building footprints shall be clearly indicated on
        submitted site and development plans;
        (b) The allowance of a zero side yard setback is for the principal dwelling on each
        lot; it does not extend to accessory structures which shall conform to the
        applicable setback requirements of the zone;
        (c) Where a zero-lot line development abuts a vacant lot or an existing non-zero
        lot line residence, a side yard conforming to the specifications of Table
        19.20.030-1 is required on both sides of the abutting side lot line;
        (d) The building placement and/or design shall encourage privacy for the
        occupants of abutting lots. For example, this standard can be met by staggering
        foundation plans, by placing windows (along the zero lot line) above sight lines
        with direct views into adjacent yards, by using frosted/non-see-through windows,
        by avoiding placement of windows on the zero lot line, or other designs approved
        by the City through plan review;
        (e) Prior to building permit approval, the applicant shall submit a copy of a
        recorded easement for every zero-lot line house that guarantees access onto
        adjoining lots for the purpose of construction and maintenance of the zero-lot line
        house. The easement shall require that no fence or other structure shall be placed
        in a manner that would prevent maintenance of the zero-lot line house. The



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       easement shall not preclude the adjoining owner from landscaping the easement
       area, provided reasonable access is provided to the adjoining landowner; and
       (f) Building constructed on corner lots shall meet the required corner lot setback
       as set forth in Table 19.20.030-1;
       (g) The required minimum lot width for developments utilizing the zero-lot line
       provisions shall be 35 feet and the required side yard setback shall be 10 feet.
(6)    Attached zero-lot line housing (two attached units only). For the purposes of
implementing this section only, zero-lot line housing consisting of two individual
dwelling units that are consecutively attached shall be permitted outright (see Figure
19.20.050-2 for reference), subject to City review and compliance with the following
standards:
       (a) The following provisions of Subsection 19.20.050(5) shall apply to
       development proposals utilizing the provisions of this section: (a); (b); (c); (f);
       and (g). The standards set forth in Section 19.20.040 shall not apply;
       (b) Where more than two consecutively attached units are proposed, the
       townhouse development shall be reviewed in accordance with the PUD process
       and shall meet all applicable standards, including those set forth in Section
       19.20.040.




Figure 19.20.050-1. Permissible use of zero-lot line layout.




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Lot 1               Lot 2                Lot 3              Lot 4

 Lot line




        House       House                   House                   House




Figure 19.20.050-2. Different forms of zero-lot line housing.

19.20.060       Multifamily development standards.
Multifamily housing (more than four units) developments shall be constructed in
accordance with the following standards:
(1)     Parking lots should be located to the side and/or behind buildings and shall not
dominate the front yard area. A five foot landscape buffer shall rim the perimeter of the
parking lot and planting islands shall be included for lots with more than 20 spaces.
(2)     Units adjacent to public or private streets shall have the primary building
entrances located on the façade facing the street.
(3)     Pedestrian access routes shall be provided from the public street(s) to all primary
building entrances in the form of a continuous separated pathway of at least five feet in
width.
(4)     Building facade modulation or appropriate architectural treatment shall occur at
least every 30 feet along the length of facades facing adjacent properties or a public
street. Minimum modulation depth shall be two feet. All buildings shall incorporate
design features such as varying roof lines, offsets, balconies, projections (e.g., overhangs,
porches, or similar features), recessed or covered entrances, window reveals, or similar
elements to break up large expanses of uninterrupted building surfaces (blank walls).
Figure 19.20.060-1 provides a sample of acceptable design elements, but shall not be
construed as required architectural design.
(5)     Developments with multiple buildings shall use appropriate architectural
variations and use of colors to differentiate buildings within the development.
(6)     Large multifamily complexes that have more than 25 units shall include an open
space and recreational component into the site design, which comprises at least 15% of
the gross site area. This requirement can be accomplished through the use of landscaping,
play areas and common open space.
(7)     All building elevations facing a public street right-of-way shall provide clearly
marked and prominent primary entrances, and a combination of windows, porches, and/or
balconies. A minimum of 40 percent of front (i.e., street-facing) elevations and a


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minimum of 25 percent of side and rear building elevations shall meet this standard.
“Percent of elevation” is measured as the horizontal plane (lineal feet) containing doors,
porches, balconies, terraces and/or windows. The standard applies to each full and partial
building story.
(8)     Multifamily housing shall incorporate the following Crime Prevention Through
Environmental Design (CPTED) design principles into site design and building
construction to the extent practicable:
        (a) Building orientation and public use areas such as laundry facilities shall take
        into consideration tenant’s ability to monitor other doorways as a safety
        provision;
        (b) Exterior area where mailboxes will be located shall be lighted;
        (c) Dead-end spaces should be blocked by a fence or gate;
        (d) Access to the building should be limited to no more than two points;
        (e) Exterior lighting levels shall be selected and light fixtures shall be oriented
        towards areas vulnerable to crime;
        (f) Exterior doors should be visible from the street or by neighbors;
        (g)All facades should have windows;
        (h) Parking areas and pedestrian walkways shall be visible from windows and
        doors;
        (i) Dumpsters should not create blind spots or hiding areas;
        (j) Shrubbery and landscaping shall allow for clear visibility and should generally
        not be over three feet in height, with the exception of trees; and
        (k) Recreational areas should be visible from a multitude of windows and doors.
(9) The Community Development Director reserves the right to approve an alternative
design that does not meet the above standards when unique site conditions make strict
adherence to the standards of this section impractical, provided that in doing so, the
Community Development Director may levy additional conditions as mitigation.




Figure 19.20.060-1. Sample of multifamily design elements.

19.20.070       Supplemental standards.
(1)    Institutional and non-residential development standards. In order to address
impacts and compatibility issues between residential and non-residential development,
non-residential uses and institutional uses not addressed elsewhere in this Chapter shall
comply with the following provisions:


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        (a) The multifamily design standards set forth in Section 19.20.060 shall apply to
        new institutional and non-residential buildings.
        (b) For the purposes of this subsection, institutional and non-residential
        development shall include hospitals, medical clinics congregate/elder care
        facilities, office buildings, hotels, motels, churches, community centers, fraternal
        lodges, schools and similar non-residential/institutional uses.
        (c) Those uses that require a SPU permit are also required to meet all applicable
        criteria set forth in Chapter 19.12 LMC.

(2)      Agricultural activity and the keeping of animals, including the display and sale of
agricultural products grown on the premises, are permitted in the R-1 and TNR zoning
districts subject to the following standards:
         (a) The keeping of animals shall be clearly accessory and secondary to the
         residential use. No commercial breeding of livestock and fowl shall be permitted;
         (b) Agricultural activity and the keeping of animals shall not occur within the
         required front yard setback area;
         (c) The keeping of livestock, poultry and rabbits shall also meet the requirements
         given in Chapter 6.06;
         (d) A minimum of 25,000 square feet of unimproved property is required for the
         first livestock animal. For each additional livestock animal, an additional 15,000
         square feet must be provided. The square footage of buildings and structures
         specifically used to house or service livestock can be used in calculating
         unimproved property area. The required front yard area shall not be used in
         calculating unimproved property area;
         (e) All barns, stables, barnyards, corrals, shall be located not less than 100 feet
         from any public street or highway nor shall any of the above be located less than
         100 feet from any dwelling on adjacent property; nor shall any barns, stables, or
         other accessory buildings be located less than five feet from any adjoining or
         abutting lot line;
         (f) A maximum of four poultry or rabbits are allowed on any lot 4,800 square feet
         or larger, up to eight poultry or rabbits are allowed on lots 9,600 square feet or
         larger, up to 25 poultry or rabbits are allowed on lots 20,000 square feet or larger.
         No roosters, peacocks or guinea fowl are allowed;
         (g) Poultry houses, poultry yards/runs and rabbit hutches shall be located not less
         than 25 feet from any public street or highway nor shall any of the above be
         located less than 20 feet from any dwelling on adjacent property; nor shall any
         poultry houses, poultry yards/runs, rabbit hutches or other accessory buildings be
         located less than five feet from any adjoining or abutting lot line. For the
         purposes of this section an alley is not considered to be a public street. Any
         roaming areas must be fenced;
         (h) Only one on-site temporary non-illuminated sign (e.g. sandwich board or A-
         frame sign) is allowed for advertising the sale of agricultural products grown on
         the premises. The temporary sign size shall have no more than two (2) faces with
         each face no larger twelve (12) square feet in size. The sign must be completely
         removed from street and neighboring properties view during off-hours and out-of-
         season times. No off-site signs are allowed and the temporary sign shall not be



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        placed on street rights-of-way. In addition, banners, advertising flags, streamers
        or clusters of pennants, balloons and other temporary signage placed outside are
        prohibited; and

(3)    Supplemental yard standards. Yard areas shall be governed by the following
additional standards:
       (a) Front yard. Where any front yard is required, no building shall hereafter be
       erected or altered, nor shall any addition be made to any existing building so that
       any portion of such new building or addition to an existing building shall be
       nearer to the front lot line than the distance indicated by the depth of the required
       front yard; subject to the following exceptions:
               (i)     Roofs, eaves, cornices, belt courses and similar ornamentation may
               project over a front yard not more than four feet. Porches, platforms or
               terraces, which are open on three sides and the floors of which are not
               higher than the first floor of the building, may extend into the front yard
               not more than six feet; steps may connect such porches, platforms or
               terraces to the surface of the front yard.
               (ii)    For residential lots not exceeding 2 acres, detached accessory
               buildings shall not be located in the front yard. For residential lots
               exceeding 2 acres, detached accessory buildings may be located in the
               front yard but not within the required front yard setback area or within five
               feet of a side lot line. Any accessory buildings located in the front yard
               shall not block the view of the principal building from the street.
       (b) Side yard. Where any side yard is required, no building shall be hereafter
       erected or altered, nor shall any addition be made to an existing building so that
       any portion of such new building or addition to an existing building shall be
       nearer to the side lot line than the distance indicated by the width of the required
       side yard, nor shall any heat pump or heating/air conditioning unit be placed
       within the required side yard; subject to the following exceptions:
               (i)     Roofs, eaves, cornices, belt courses and similar ornamentations
               may extend over a side yard for a distance of not more than two feet;
               provided such projections may extend over a side yard along the flanking
               or side street line for a distance of not more than four feet;
               (ii)    Platforms, terraces, and steps, which are open on three sides and
               which are not over 42 inches in height, may extend into a side yard;
               (iii)   Projecting chimneys may extend into a side yard a distance of not
               more than 18 inches.
               (iv)    An extension of an existing principal buildings legally sited within
               four feet of a side lot line may also be sited within four feet of the side lot
               line.
       (c) Rear yard. Where any rear yard is required, no buildings shall be hereafter
       erected or altered, nor shall any addition be made to any existing building so that
       any portion of such new building or addition to any existing building shall be
       nearer to the rear lot line than the specified distance required by this chapter,
       subject to the following exceptions:




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                (i)     The usual accessory buildings commonly appurtenant to the
                principal structure erected on the lot may be erected within a rear yard
                setback area but not within five feet of the side lot line. If the usual
                accessory buildings are constructed or altered so as to become a part of the
                principal structure, the required rear yard shall be a depth of not less than
                10 feet (15 feet for the R-1 district). Eaves, cornices, steps, platforms,
                terraces and porches which are open may extend into a rear yard.
                (ii)    For lots within a subdivision created after adoption of this
                ordinance, detached garages accessed via alleys shall be located five (5)
                feet from the alley right-of-way.
        (d) Alteration and repairs to existing accessory buildings nonconforming by
        reasons of their setbacks. Existing accessory buildings nonconforming by reason
        of the setback requirement in existence at the time of their construction may be
        repaired or altered providing such alterations or repairs do not cause said existing
        accessory buildings to extend closer to the lot line than its present location.

19.20.080         Accessory use and building standards.
This section applies to any subordinate use of a building or other structure, or use of land
that is conducted on the same lot as the principal use to which it is related, and clearly
incidental to, and customarily found in connection with the principal use or building.
Where a principal use or building is permitted, such use shall include accessory uses and
building subject to this section.
  (1)       Accessory buildings or uses shall not be constructed or established on a lot
            until construction of the principal structure is completed or the principal use is
            established.
  (2)       In no instance shall an accessory building or use be established on a vacant lot.
  (3)       Accessory buildings shall not be used for dwelling purposes except where
            permitted in Table 19.20.020-1, the use matrix.
  (4)       The following dimensional and density standards shall apply to all accessory
            buildings:
         (a) The location of accessory uses and buildings is subject to Table 19.20.030-1
               and Subsection 19.20.070 (3). In addition, no accessory building shall be
               located within five feet of a side lot line.
         (b) The location of permitted, nonresidential accessory structures is governed by
               the same dimensional regulations as set forth for the principal use or
               principal building or structures.
         (c) Accessory building height may be increased one foot for every foot of
               additional side yard setback. Although, no accessory building shall exceed
               35 feet in height.
  (5)       Accessory uses shall not include the conduct of trade unless permitted in
            conjunction with a permitted use.
  (6)       Accessory uses shall be located on the same lot as the principal use for which
            they serve.




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SECTION 15. A new Chapter 19.22 is hereby added to the Longview Municipal Code,
to read in its entirety as follows:

Chapter 19.22
SUPPLEMENTAL ZONING STANDARDS

Sections
19.22.010       Purpose
19.22.020       Accessory dwelling units
19.22.030       Home occupations
19.22.040       General use regulations
19.22.050       Signs in residential zones

19.22.010       Purpose.
The standards contained herein are supplemental standards that apply to applicable uses
in the City’s zoning districts.

19.22.020        Accessory dwelling units.
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) shall be permitted in residential districts R-1, R-2, R-3,
and R-4 as accessory to single-family dwellings, subject to the following provisions:
(1)     No ADU shall be permitted to be added to, created within, or constructed on the
same lot as the single-family dwelling to which it is accessory without a prior
certification from the public works department of the city that the water supply and
sanitary sewer facilities serving the site of proposed ADU are adequate.
(2)     Only one ADU shall be permitted (attached or detached) as accessory to a single-
family dwelling unit.
(3)     ADUs shall be permitted as second dwelling units that are added to or created
within, or as provided in LMC 19.12.055 as a special property use, constructed on the
same lot as a single-family dwelling.
(4)     All housing and building codes and standards shall be applicable to all ADUs
including, but not limited to, the building code, the plumbing code, the electrical code,
the mechanical code, the fire code, and all requirements of the Cowlitz County health
department.
(5)     ADUs that are added to or created within single-family dwellings shall not be
required to have separate independent utility connections; however, ADUs that are
detached from the single-family dwelling to which they are accessory shall have separate
independent utility connections and solid waste collection.
(6)     The square foot size of any ADUs, excluding any garage area, shall not exceed 40
percent of the square foot size of the single-family dwelling to which it is accessory; it
shall be of not less than 300 square feet nor in excess of 1,200 square feet, and it shall
contain no more than two bedrooms.
(7)     All ADUs shall be designed to maintain the appearance of the single-family
dwelling to which they are accessory. If an ADU extends beyond the current footprint of
the single-family dwelling it must be consistent with the existing roof pitch, siding and
windows of the single-family dwelling. If a separate entrance door is provided, it must be
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existing structure or building shall not exceed the allowable lot coverage or encroach into
the required setbacks.
(8)     All ADUs which are attached to a single-family dwelling shall be connected
thereto with a common wall and provided with an interior passage door (not located in a
bedroom or bathroom) to allow accessibility from both the ADU and the single-family
dwelling to which it is accessory.
(9)     A minimum of one off-street parking space shall be provided for each ADU in
addition to the off-street parking space required for the single-family dwelling
(10) No ADU may be the residence of more than four persons.
(11) All ADUs shall have separate street addresses that are visible from both the street
and alley that clearly identifies the location of the ADU.
(12) The owner or contract purchaser of record of the single-family dwelling to which
an ADU is accessory shall reside either in the single-family dwelling or the ADU as a
permanent place of residence, and shall not be permitted to rent or lease the same. The
ownership of ADUs may not be separated from ownership of the single-family dwelling
to which they are accessory. The owner or purchaser of record shall execute an affidavit
biannually (once every two years) stating that he, she or they are and will remain in
compliance with this provision. Said affidavit shall be filed and maintained in the office
of the community development department.
(13) No home occupations, day care centers or adult family homes shall be permitted
in ADUs or in single-family dwellings to which they are accessory.
(14) The following permit and inspection requirements shall be met:
        (a) No ADU may be added to, created within, or constructed upon the same lot as
        a single-family dwelling without a permit having been issued by the community
        development department;
        (b) All applications for ADU permits shall be on forms provided by the
        community development department, and the fee for such permit shall be as
        provided in the building code;
        (c) No ADU may be occupied unless the owner of record of the single-family
        dwelling to which it is accessory possesses a current certificate of occupancy for
        such ADU;
        (d) Before any permit for the creation or construction of an ADU is granted, the
        proposed site thereof and the plans and specifications therefore shall be inspected
        by the building official to assure that the provisions of this chapter are not
        violated; and
        (e) The building official shall inspect all ADUs at least once biannually (every
        two years). The purpose of such inspection shall be to determine if such ADU is
        in compliance with the requirements of this chapter. If such inspection reveals
        that such ADU is in compliance, the building official shall issue a certificate of
        occupancy for said ADU which shall be valid for a period of two years from its
        date. If such inspection reveals that such ADU is not in compliance, the building
        official shall not issue a certificate of occupancy for said ADU, and shall notify
        the owner or contract purchaser of the single-family dwelling to which said ADU
        is accessory that said ADU must be vacated and not occupied until it is re-
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(15) Detached ADU units. In the event that the appeal board of adjustment grants a
special property use permit for the construction of a detached ADU (i.e., an ADU that is
not added to or created within the single-family dwelling) in accordance with LMC
19.12.055, all of the provisions of this chapter shall be applicable thereto. In addition, the
following provisions shall be applicable to such detached ADUs:
        (a) The lot or tract of land upon which such ADU is to be constructed is 10,000
        square feet or more in size;
        (b) The front property line of the lot or tract of land upon such ADU is to be
        constructed is 85 feet or more in distance;
        (c) The lot or tract of land upon which such ADU is to be constructed has no
        direct access to an alley or any street other than the street upon which the single-
        family dwelling to which the ADU is accessory fronts.
        (d) All detached ADUs shall comply with all setback and separation requirements
        for detached accessory buildings except that the minimum rear yard setback shall
        be 10 feet;
        (e) Detached ADUs shall be designed in such a manner as to blend with or
        complement the architectural design of the single-family dwelling to which such
        ADU is accessory; approval of such design shall be made by the appeal board of
        adjustment;
        (f) Detached ADUs shall share the same hard-surfaced driveway as the single-
        family dwelling to which such ADU is accessory, and shall have direct access to
        the street upon which the single-family dwelling fronts, unless alley access is
        provided. No new or additional curb cuts shall be permitted for the ADU; and
        (g) Detached ADUs shall have a minimum of 25 feet of unobstructed street
        frontage with no intervening structures present, to ensure adequate visibility and
        access for emergency vehicles.

19.22.030       Home occupations.
Home occupations shall adhere to the following standards:
(1)     Requirements. Home occupations shall not be permitted without a business
license having first been issued in accordance with LMC Title 5. All home occupations
shall comply with all applicable ordinances of the city, and shall be consistent with the
following provisions:
        (a) Home occupations located in the principal residence are restricted to not more
        than 30 percent of the usable floor area of the dwelling in which they are located.
        The principal use of the dwelling must remain residential;
        (b) A detached accessory building may be used for home occupations, provided
        that the total area devoted to the home occupation cannot exceed 30 percent of the
        useable floor area of the principal dwelling unit. Further, the total area devoted to
        a home occupation use in either the principal dwelling unit or an accessory
        building (or a combination thereof) shall not exceed 30 percent of the useable
        floor area of the principal residence;
        (c) Only persons residing in the dwelling may be engaged in the home
        occupation;




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        (d) The conduct of any home occupation, including, but not limited to the storage
        of goods and equipment, shall not reduce or render unusable required off-street
        parking;
        (e) On-site retail sale of goods not produced, processed or fabricated on the
        premises is prohibited, unless the sale of items is incidental to a permitted home
        occupation (e.g., a barber shop that sells hair-care products, etc.). No goods or
        merchandise shall be displayed such that they are visible from public rights-of-
        way or adjacent properties;
        (f) Home occupations shall not be permitted where it involves the construction of
        features and exterior modifications not customarily found in a dwelling and
        residential neighborhood as determined by the director;
        (g) No stock in trade or merchandise is to be kept on the premises other than
        inventory and incidental supplies which are necessary for the conduct of the home
        occupation. Outdoor storage that is visible from a public right-of-way or adjacent
        properties, that exceeds what is customary for a residence, is prohibited;
        (h) No noise, dust, odors, noxious fumes or vibrations resulting from a home
        occupation shall exceed that which is normally produced in a single-family
        dwelling. Vehicle repair service is specifically prohibited. Mechanical or
        electronic equipment incidental to the conduct of a home occupation may be used
        provided such use does not create visible or audible interference in radio,
        television or telecommunication receivers or transmitters, or cause fluctuations in
        line voltage off the premises. Home occupations shall not interfere with the
        delivery of utilities or other services to the area; and
        (i) One sign is permitted to advertise the home occupation, however, such sign
        shall be no larger than two square feet in area, non-illuminated, and must be
        attached to the dwelling.

19.22.050         Signs in residential zones.
In addition to the standards set forth in Title 16.13 LMC, the following regulations also
govern the use of signs in the R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4 and TNR zones:
(1)      Except as provided in Title 16.13 LMC, all signs shall relate to business or
activities conducted on the premises on which the signs are situated.
(2)      Signs that pertain to a home occupation activity shall adhere to the standards set
forth in Section 19.22.030.
(3)      All signs approved under this Section shall be non-flashing and if illuminated by
artificial light, such lighting shall be oriented to prevent light trespass onto adjacent
residences and properties and shall be oriented towards the ground. Electronic reader-
boards are not permitted.
(4)      Street, park, recreational, trail, public utility, and similar signs that are erected by
the City of Longview are hereby exempted from the regulations of this Section.
(5)      Churches and schools may have up to two signs unlimited in size attached to the
principal building for identification purposes. Churches, schools, parks and public
playgrounds, existing or hereafter erected or created, may also have signs separate from
any building or structure on the premises used for any such purpose so long as the signs
do not exceed a total of 30 square feet in area and so long as no portion thereof, including
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provided, however, signs for school campuses shall be permitted which contain a total of
not to exceed 80 square feet in area, not including foundation, base or frame, and not
closer than 10 feet to any lot line.
(6)     Duplex, triplex, fourplex, or townhouse developments may include one unit
identification sign per unit provided that the sign is not more than five square feet in total
area. In addition, one freestanding development and/or entrance sign may be erected,
provided that it does not exceed 10 square feet in total sign area and its associated
structure, nor exceeding a height of six feet. Such signs shall be for the purpose of
identification only.
(7)     Multifamily signs. For multifamily residential uses of five or more units within
one principal structure, not more than one sign, attached to the principal building, not
exceeding 20 square feet in area including all embellishments, shall be permitted. In
addition, one freestanding sign, not exceeding 10 square feet in total sign area and its
associated structure, nor exceeding a height of six feet, shall be permitted for multifamily
apartment projects containing five or more units. No portion of the sign, including any
foundation, base or frame, shall extend over any portion of the right-of-way. In addition,
a maximum of two directional or informational signs not exceeding five square feet in
area per sign may be erected; one of the two permitted directional or informational signs
may be freestanding, not to exceed a height of 42 inches.
(8)     Nonresidential land uses. Non-residential land uses, except those listed above, in
the R-3 and R-4 shall adhere to the following sign standards:
        (a) Attached signs. Nonresidential land uses as permitted in the residential zones
        may be permitted one sign attached to the principal building not to exceed 30
        square feet in total sign area, including all embellishments. Nonresidential land
        uses located on corner lots may be permitted one sign attached to each elevation
        that faces a public right-of-way, not to exceed 20 square feet in area per sign,
        including all embellishments, to a maximum of two attached signs; and
        (b) Detached signs. Nonresidential land uses as permitted in the residential zones
        may be permitted one freestanding sign separate from signage attached to any
        building or structure on the premises so long as the sign and its associated
        structure does not exceed a total of 30 square feet in total sign area and so long as
        no portion thereof, including any foundation, base or frame, extend over any
        portion of the right-of-way, nor exceeds a height of eight feet. Nonresidential land
        uses located on corner lots may be permitted one freestanding sign facing each
        public right-of-way, up to a maximum of two freestanding signs, so long as each
        sign and its associated structure does not exceed a total of 20 square feet in total
        sign area, and so long as no portion thereof, including any foundation, base or
        frame, extends over any portion of the right-of-way, nor exceeds a height of eight
        feet.




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SECTION 16. A new Chapter 19.28 is hereby added to the Longview Municipal Code,
to read in its entirety as follows:

Chapter 19.28
Standards for Manufactured Home Parks

Sections:
19.28.010       Purpose and applicability
19.28.020       Approval process
19.28.030       Accessory uses
19.28.040       Maximum density and minimum park size
19.28.050       Lot—Width, depth, frontage
19.28.060       Minimum building setbacks—Manufactured home parks
19.28.070       Manufactured home size, building height, lot coverage
19.28.080       Fences, hedges
19.28.090       Parking provisions
19.28.100       Screening and landscaping
19.28.110       Recreation areas and facilities
19.28.120       Manufactured home sales
19.28.130       Home installation
19.28.140       Accessory buildings--Materials
19.28.150       Streets, lighting, and sidewalks
19.28.160       Storm drainage
19.28.170       Utilities
19.28.180       Solid waste
19.28.190       Building and grounds maintenance

19.28.010 Purpose and applicability.
Any development containing spaces with required improvements and utilities that are
leased for the long-term placement of manufactured housing shall comply with this
chapter. The purpose of this chapter is to:
(1) Ensure orderly development of manufactured home parks.
(2) Improve the compatibility of manufactured home parks with adjacent residential
areas.
(3) Promote affordable housing.

19.28.020 Approval process.
Manufactured home parks shall be reviewed and approved per the LMC Chapter 19.90
Binding Site Plans.

19.28.030 Accessory uses.
Accessory uses shall observe the following standards:
(1) Each home unit is limited to one garage or carport no greater in size than that
necessary to park two standard size automobiles or a maximum of six hundred square feet
in area.




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(2) Each home unit is limited to one storage building a maximum of one hundred square
feet in floor area.
(3) Each home unit is limited to one cabana or covered patio, porch or deck. There shall
be no area limit for porches, decks, patios or cabanas provided all setbacks are met.
(4) Detached carports or garages and other accessory buildings shall be no less than six
feet from the home.

19.28.040 Maximum density and minimum park size.
(1) Density in a manufactured home park shall not exceed eight and one-half units per
gross acre.
(2) Manufactured home parks shall be a minimum of one acre in size.

19.28.050 Lot--Width, depth, frontage.
For manufactured home parks, lot width and depth shall be measured as defined in
Chapter 19.09.
(1) Interior lot, forty feet wide at the front property line and building lines;
(2) Cul-de-sac lot, thirty feet wide as measured along the front property or site line arc;
(3) Corner lot, fifty feet wide at the building line, provided the intersection visibility
clearance standard can be met (See Section 19.28.060(4));
(4) Lot depth, sixty feet.
(5) All sites shall front on interior streets within the park.

19.28.060 Minimum building setbacks--Manufactured home parks.
All setbacks shall be measured from the nearest corner or wall to the appropriate property
or site line.
(1) Front Setback. The minimum front yard setback for all buildings and structures shall
be five feet from the front property line which abuts a private or public street within the
park; provided, on corner lots, the intersection visibility clearance standard is met.
(2) Side Setback. The minimum side yard setback for manufactured homes and buildings
including carports, garages and accessory buildings shall be five feet; provided, on corner
lots, the intersection visibility clearance standard is met.
(3) Rear Setback. The minimum rear setback shall be ten feet.
(4) Intersection Visibility Clearance. On a corner lot, nothing shall be erected, placed or
allowed to grow in such a manner as to impede vision between a height of three and ten
feet above the centerline grades of the intersecting streets in the triangular area bounded
by the street lines of the corner lot and a line joining points on said street lines twenty feet
from the corner.

19.28.070 Manufactured home size, building height, lot coverage.
(1) Manufactured homes in parks shall be no less than four hundred twenty square feet in
area.
(2) All buildings within a manufactured home park shall be no more than one and one-
half story high or a maximum of twenty feet in height.
(3) Maximum lot coverage by homes, their carports or garages, and accessory buildings
and uses shall be fifty percent.




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19.28.080 Fences, hedges.
Fences and hedges on individual sites shall be no higher than three feet along front
property lines and no higher than six feet along side and rear property lines on interior
lots and interior lot lines of corner lots. On corner lots, fences and hedges shall be no
higher than three feet along front and side street property lines.

19.28.090 Parking provisions.
(1) Off-street parking shall meet the requirements of Chapter 19.78.
(2) In addition to the off-street parking requirements, there shall be provided at least one
automobile parking space for every two home sites for use by guests, visitors, service, or
delivery vehicles and shall be signed or designated as such. These spaces may be placed
along the park's interior drives, but shall be set back off of the roadway proper and shall
be within one hundred feet of the lots to be served. This parking may be waived if on-
street parking is provided on streets designed to accommodate side parking and two
standard lanes of traffic.
(3) Parking provisions for trucks and recreational vehicles are as follows:
        (a) Trucks over one and one-half tons and recreational vehicles such as trailers,
        motor homes, camping trucks, boats on boat trailers, and similar equipment shall
        not be stored on individual sites in home parks. The park shall provide a paved,
        fenced and adequately sized and lighted area within the development for the
        parking and storage of such vehicles.
        (b) Exception. One of the two allocated off-street parking spaces on each lot or
        site may be used for the parking of a recreational vehicle if no more than one
        automobile or truck (less than one and one-half tons) is parked on the lot or site.
        Car-top boats and canoes are also exempt from separate storage requirements.

19.28.100 Screening and landscaping.
(1) A sight-obscuring fence at least six feet high shall be constructed around the entire
manufactured home development. The fence shall be appealing from inside and outside
of the development. This may be accomplished by several alternatives: wood board
fencing, chain link fencing with evergreen hedges of such species, height and placement
so as to become an effective sight screen within two years of planting, or some similar
form of ornamental fencing and landscaping combinations.
(2) Home sites and common areas shall be landscaped and maintained so as to enhance
the livability, residential character, and aesthetics of the park. Such landscaping shall
consist of substantial evergreen and deciduous trees mixed with shrubbery and ground
covers, all installed concurrent with property development and prior to tenant or owner
occupancy.
(3) The applicant shall follow land preparation practices which will leave, as much as is
feasible, existing trees, vegetation, and other natural features.

19.28.110 Recreation areas and facilities.
(1) The following recreation areas and/or facilities shall be provided by home parks:
       (a) An outdoor play area with a variety of playground equipment. A minimum of
       one hundred square feet of play area will be provided per home lot or site. The
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         fence at least thirty inches in height. Access to the area will be safe and minimize
         conflicts between pedestrians and vehicle traffic.
         (b) A heated indoor recreation facility combined with a portion of the outdoor
         play area described in subsection (1)(a) of this section, both with a variety of play
         equipment and areas for use by park residents. A minimum of twenty-five square
         feet of floor area per mobile home lot or site will be provided for the indoor
         facility, and a minimum of fifty square feet of ground area per unit will be
         provided for the outdoor play area.
(2) If the park does not accommodate children less than fourteen years of age, an indoor
facility with recreation and community equipment shall be provided for use by residents.
A minimum of twenty square feet of floor area per lot or site will be provided for the
building. Equipment installed or made available will be appropriate to the user
population: pool, ping-pong, or card tables, a community kitchen with eating and
entertaining facilities, swimming pool, sauna, and so forth.

19.28.120 Manufactured home sales.
Manufactured home parks shall be for residential purposes only. Sales of manufactured
homes shall be limited to those which become available on the market on an individual
basis. Commercial sales and promotion are limited to the showing and sale of model
homes which are to be used in the park. Commercial promotion and sales of units to be
transported off-site are prohibited.

19.28.130 Home installation.
(1) Homes in parks may retain their running gear and use footings and piers, but shall be
fully secured to the ground with appropriate tie-down devices.
(2) A minimum of an eighteen-inch crawl space shall be left under all homes.
(3) A crushed rock, concrete, or asphalt surface with good drainage shall cover the area
where a home is to be sited.
(4) Permanent steps shall be installed at all exits.
(5) Skirting shall be securely attached between the home and the ground on all sides
within thirty days of home installation. Skirting materials shall consist of materials which
are compatible with design of the home and enhance its appearance.
(6) Construction, siting and installation of homes shall be in conformance with applicable
federal, state and local codes and standards. Homes must have a placement, building or
similar permit from or through the city prior to placement.

19.28.140 Accessory buildings--Materials.
Any accessory building, carport, garage, or other structure shall be constructed of
materials compatible with and which will enhance the design of the home and of the
surrounding manufactured home community.

19.28.150 Streets, lighting, and sidewalks.
Manufactured home parks shall meet Section 19.80.130 standards of this chapter, except
that streets and street lighting may be private. Public street pavement widths and
sidewalks, if provided, need meet only local access standards of Chapter 12.50. Private
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with a right-of-way width of forty feet. Private street with no on-street parking shall have
a minimum pavement width of twenty-four feet and a right-of-way width of thirty-two
feet. Curbs and sidewalks are recommended and their need and type will be determined
during site plan review. At a minimum, a four-foot-wide walkway will be striped or
similarly designated along at least one side of each street. All dedicated improvements, in
any case, shall meet Chapter 19.80 standards.

19.28.160 Storm drainage.
The applicant shall work with the director of public works to provide for effective storm
drainage management. At a minimum, storm drainage from the site shall be contained
and managed so as not to cause peaks, volume, and flows in the receiving drainage way
to measurably increase from present levels.

19.28.170 Utilities.
All utilities shall be shown on the site plan, installed underground within the park, meet
all applicable building, plumbing, electrical, health, and engineering codes and standards
and be subject to approval by the City Engineer and Building Official. Utilities at the
home site shall have the ability to be capped when a home is not on-site.

19.28.180 Solid waste.
If refuse containers are used by more than one unit for temporary storage of solid wastes,
the container(s) shall be screened and the area kept clean of all litter.

19.28.190 Building and grounds maintenance.
(1) All buildings, yards, screening, fencing, landscaping and recreation areas shall be
maintained in a neat and orderly manner by owners/managers of manufactured home
parks. Landscaping shall be maintained in a healthy, presentable state.
(2) All structures, buildings, and fences shall be kept free of rust, corrosion, peeling paint
and other surface deteriorations.


SECTION 17. Section 19.70.020 of the Longview Municipal Code is hereby amended
to read as follows:
19.70.020 Location of adult entertainment land uses.
(1) Adult entertainment land uses or adult establishments are prohibited within the area
circumscribed by a circle which has a radius consisting of the following distances from
the following specified uses or districts:
(a) Within or within 1,000 feet of the following land use districts: C-1, C-2, RF-1, R-1,
R-2, R-3, R-4, S-R TNR, RC, C-C, and C-F, M-H-S and a Planned Unit Development
District;




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SECTION 18. Section 19.78.030 of the Longview Municipal Code is hereby amended
to read as follows:

19.78.030 Spaces – Location.
(1) All off-street commercial, professional, and/or industrial parking and parking for
recreational equipment shall be located within 600 feet of the principal uses; provided,
that the board of adjustment may approve plans for off-street parking areas which are not
on the same site as the principal use if the nearest point of the separate parking area is not
more than 600 feet from the nearest point of the principal use. Residential parking shall
be located on the same or adjoining lot and be the same ownership as the residential
structure.
(2) All off-street parking spaces located in the residential districts R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, S-
R and M-H TNR shall be located so as to not encroach in any required yard setback area,
except that parking shall be permitted in the rear yard setback area for those properties
with alley access excluding the side yard setback requirements.

SECTION 19. Savings. The existing sections of the Longview Municipal Code, which
are repealed, replaced, and/or amended by this ordinance, shall remain in full force and
effect until the effective date of this ordinance.

SECTION 20. Severability. If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or
phrase of this ordinance is declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such
decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this ordinance.

SECTION 21. Effective date. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force on Thirty
(30) days after passage.

Passed by the City Council of the City of Longview at a regular meeting held on the ___
of ________ , 2009.

                                                            ______________________________
                                                                  Mayor Kurt A. Anagnostou

Attest:

_____________________________
Robert J. Gregory, City Manager


Approved as to form:

_____________________________
Marilyn Nitteberg-Haan, City Attorney


Passed:         _____________________


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