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18.20.150 C-3 (Regional Center)
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Purpose: The C-3 (Regional Center) District provides for development of retail, service, entertainment, office, finance and related business uses that have a regional market. This district implements the Regional Commercial Center future land use category of the Comprehensive Plan.

C-3 implements the following Comprehensive Plan policies:

LUCC-5.1: Hierarchy of Activity Centers. Focus new commercial centers in concentrated activity areas at a variety of scales distributed throughout the community.

LUCC-8.2: Use zoning as a tool to avoid or minimize conflicts between land uses.

A. Permitted Uses

See Section 18.20.500 (Use Matrix).

B. Dimensional Standards

Development in the C-3 District is subject to the following dimensional standards:

Standards →

Site 3, 4, or 5

Site 3 or 4

Height (maximum)

• 3 stories/40 feet

• 5 stories/64 feet

Front yard (minimum)

• 40 feet from arterial street right-of-way

• 15 feet from other street right-of-way

• 15 feet

Side yard (minimum)

• 10 feet

• 7.5 feet

Rear yard (minimum)

• 10 feet

• 7.5 feet

Parking/paving location

• 15 feet from street right-of-way

• 10 feet from property lines

• 20 feet from street right-of-way

• 10 feet from property lines

Open space

(see Section 18.30.170)

• 25%

• 10%

C. Parking Regulations for C-3 Developments

1. No more than one hundred fifty (150) percent of the required parking for a use may be provided on site.

2. Where visible from a street, parking lots must be screened by landscaping or street walls between three (3) and four (4) feet in height.

3. Off-street parking areas must be divided into parking modules not to exceed fifty (50) parking spaces.

4. A use may apply adjacent on-street parking toward the minimum parking requirements.

D. Additional Development and Performance Standards for C-3 Developments

1. See Chapters 18.30 (Development Standards) and 18.50 (Supplemental Use Regulations).

2. Setback requirements listed in the dimensional standards table are minimum requirements and may be required to be greater to accommodate landscape buffer requirements found in Section 18.30.130.

3. No merchandise will be stored or displayed outside a building, and no equipment or vehicle other than passenger vehicles will be stored outside a building.

4. Sale of merchandise from a vehicle or temporary structure is prohibited, except as provided for by temporary sales and events permit or catering or food trucks as licensed by the City Clerk. (Ord. 19-64 § 10, 2019; Ord. 17-52 §§ 4, 41, 2017; Ord. 16-20 §4, 2016; Ord. 15-16 §3, 2015)