A. Outdoor Storage, Incidental to Principal Permitted Use on Property.
1. C-3 Zone. Outdoor storage is subject to the following requirements:
a. Outdoor storage shall be limited to an area no greater than 10 percent of the lot.
b. Outdoor storage shall be located between the rear lot line and the extension of the front facade of the principal structure; provided also, that for corner lots no outdoor storage is allowed between a building and a side street lot line. For through lots, the location for outdoor storage shall be determined by the planning director.
c. Outdoor storage shall not be located in a required yard/setback area.
d. Outdoor storage shall not be permitted on undeveloped lots.
e. Outdoor storage shall be limited to 15 feet in height. The planning director may authorize an increase in height, up to 50 percent, through an administrative variance, subject to the procedures of ACC 18.70.015(A)(2).
f. Outdoor storage areas shall be landscaped in accordance with ACC 18.50.040(C)(5).
g. Outdoor storage areas shall consist of a hard surface material of either gravel or paving.
h. Outdoor storage shall consist of supplies, materials, and/or equipment that are in working and usable condition.
i. Outdoor storage of unworkable and/or unusable equipment, supplies or materials is not permitted.
2. M-1 Zone. Outdoor storage is subject to the following requirements:
a. Outdoor storage shall be limited to an area no greater than 50 percent of the lot.
3. M-2 Zone. Outdoor storage is subject to the following requirements:
a. Outdoor storage shall be landscaped in accordance with ACC 18.50.040(C)(5).
b. Outdoor storage shall not be permitted on undeveloped lots.
c. Outdoor storage shall be limited to 30 feet in height.
B. Storage – Personal Storage Facility (Mini-Storage).
1. All Zones Where Permitted.
a. The design of facades, landscaping and lighting of premises shall be compatible with the intent of the applicable district.
b. Storage unit doors shall be screened or located so as to not be visible from residential property.
c. There shall be no outside storage of goods or materials of any type at the personal storage facility except that of wheeled vehicles (recreational vehicles, campers, trailers, trailer-mounted boats, motorized vehicles, etc. – but not inoperable motor vehicles). Such vehicles may be stored in areas that have been specifically designated and set aside for such use, in accordance with the following:
i. Vehicles shall be screened from view of public, residential and other commercial property with sight-obscuring fencing or berms at least eight feet in height. When berms are used they shall be landscaped with shrubbery and/or trees.
ii. Storage of recreational vehicles and trailer-mounted boats shall not occur in required parking spaces, drives and/or lanes between storage buildings, parking lanes, or within required building setbacks.
iii. No vehicle or boat maintenance, washing, or repair shall be permitted.
d. Storage units shall not be used for manufacturing, fabrication, processing of goods, conducting servicing or repair; nor used to conduct garage sales or retail sales; nor conduct any other commercial or industrial activity.
C. Warehousing and Distribution.
1. All Zones Where Permitted.
b. Loading and unloading docks shall not be visible from the street. If this requirement cannot be met, an additional 10-foot width of landscaping along the abutting street, meeting the provisions of ACC 18.50.040(C) (Landscape Design and Planting Requirements), is required.
c. All odors, noise, vibrations, heat, glare, or other emissions shall be controlled within the confines of a building unless specifically permitted elsewhere by this title.
d. No on-site hazardous substance processing and handling, or hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities, shall be permitted, unless clearly incidental and secondary to a permitted use. On-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities shall be subject to the state siting criteria (Chapter 70.105 RCW).