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18.20.200 M-2 (General Industrial) and M-3 (Heavy Industrial)
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Purpose: The M-2 and M-3 (Heavy Industrial) districts manage the development of heavy and intensive industrial uses, including asphalt plants, feed lots and scrap and waste materials. Most activities will consist of manufacturing or outdoor storage yards. These districts encourage the development of industrial buildings grouped around major transportation systems. The buildings would accommodate businesses engaged in intensive manufacturing, with limited light manufacturing uses. The difference between the M-2 and M-3 districts is that the M-3 district allows more intense uses, such as quarries. The M-2 and M-3 Districts are consistent with the Industrial Areas future land use category, and implement the following Comprehensive Plan policies:

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

ES-4.1: Employment Districts.

A. Permitted Uses

See Section 18.20.500 (Use Matrix).

B. Dimensional Standards

1.  Development in the M-2 and M-3 Districts is subject to the following dimensional standards:

Standards →

Site 3, 4, 5, or 6

Site 3, 5, or 6

Height (maximum)

• Buildings: 55 feet

• Other Structures (including signs): 100 feet. The structure must be set back from all property lines a distance at least equal to its height

• 12 stories/144 feet

Front yard (minimum)

• 30 feet

• 20 feet

Side yard (minimum)

• 10 feet

• 10 feet

Rear yard (minimum)

• 10 feet

• 10 feet

Parking/paving location

• 30 feet from streetright-of-way

• 10 feet from property lines

• 20 feet from streetright-of-way

• 7½ feet from property lines

Open space

(see Section 18.30.170)

15% of net site area


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

3. 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. (Ord. 19-64 § 14, 2019; Ord. 19-56 § 4, 2019; Ord. 15-16 §3, 2015)