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ZONING INFORMATION
 

 

General Information

Zoning is the method by which governments designate the allowed uses for particular areas. To find out the zoning of a specific property, please view the Zoning Map below, or contact the Community Development Department Administrative Specialist with the property address and/or parcel number. 

The City also maintains a Future Land Use Map as part of the Comprehensive Plan. The current Future Land Use Map is also available to download from our Maps page.


Rezone Application

To request a change in the zoning of your property submit the Application for Rezone form, available on the Planning Permits page. A rezone application may also require a comprehensive plan amendment.


Zoning Designations

View the appropriate portions of Bonney Lake Municipal Code Chapter 18 for more information on zoning districts, allowed uses, setbacks, and other regulations for each zone.
Zoning
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Residential Zoning
 ¤ Commercial Zoning
 ¤ Downtown Zoning
 ¤ Eastown Zoning
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Midtown Zoning
 ¤ Other Zoning



Residential Zoning

Residential Development Standards
BLMC Chapter 18.22

R-1 Low-Density Residential
BLMC Chapter 18.14
This district is intended to protect single-family residential neighborhoods from incompatible land uses and create new compatible housing at a density of four to five units per net acre.

R-2
Medium-Density Residential
BLMC Capter 18.16
The purpose of this district is to establish and preserve medium-density residential neighborhoods at a density of five to nine units per acre, to create a stable environment for family life and to prevent intrusion by incompatible land uses.

R-3
High-Density Residential
BLMC Chapter 18.18
This zone is intended to provide appropriately located areas for multifamily living at densities above 10 units per acre to meet the needs of households with a variety of income levels and lifestyles. They are further intended to protect the public health, safety and general welfare by assuring access to arterial or collector roads and transit, and the provision of adequate utility services, public facilities and amenities necessary to assure the comfort and enhance the lifestyles of their occupants.
See also BLMC Chapter 18.19, R-3 High Density Residential District Overlay

RC-5
Residential/Conservation District
BLMC 18.20
The purpose of the residential/conservation zone is protect lands with sensitive areas, agricultural uses or natural resource production, or to act as a buffer between such lands and higher density uses, as well as providing an urban reserve designation for areas without full urban services. This designation is intended to ensure that development occurs at a maximum residential density of one unit per five acres which will not hinder future conversion of developable land to urban level development.




Commercial Zoning

Commercial Development Standards
BLMC Chapter 18.31

C-1 - Neighborhood Commercial District
BLMC Chapter 18.24
The general intent of this zone is to provide certain commercial and service uses which are compatible with neighborhoods and principally oriented to serve adjacent residential areas and neighborhoods. A C-1 district is intentionally limited in area. The number of businesses in any one C-1 area shall be generally limited to one of each type.

C-2 - Commercial District
BLMC Chapter 18.26
The intent of this zone is to provide appropriately located areas for office uses, retail stores and service establishments offering commodities and services required by residents of the city and its surrounding market area.

C-3 - Warehousing and Light Manufacturing District
BLMC Chapter 18.28
The C-3 district is intended to provided appropriately located areas for various land intensive or limited service commercial establishments, wholesale distribution facilities, research and light industrial enterprises which are complementary to neighboring commercial and residential districts. Typical uses in this area are the storage, distribution and assembly of products from previously prepared materials, including business and light industrial parks which do not generate excessive noise, odors, dust, smoke, heavy traffic congestion or pollution of water or air.

M-1 - Manufacturing District
BLMC Chapter 18.30
The M-1 district is intended to provided appropriately located areas for heavy industrial uses which may not be compatible with commercial and residential districts. Typical uses in this area include the processing of natural and manmade materials for use in general manufacturing. M-1 zoned areas should be located or adequately screened and buffered to avoid detrimental impacts to commercial or residential areas.



Downtown Zoning
See also the Downtown Plan page and the Comprehensive Plan - Community Character Element.

Downtown Design Standards
BLMC Chapter 18.35

DC - Downtown Core District
BLMC Chapter 18.36
The intent of this zone is to implement the commercial and retail core portion of the downtown plan which forms a part of the community character element of the comprehensive plan. Uses within this area should enhance the pedestrian scale of the downtown core and allow for a compact walking environment in which shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities are easily accessible.

DM - Downtown Mixed Use District
BLMC Chapter 18.37
The intent of this zone is to implement the mixed use portion of the downtown plan which forms a part of the community character element of the comprehensive plan. The intended land uses are a mix of high-density dwelling units, offices, cultural activities, and retail sales and services, with protections against retail sales and services becoming dominant. Mixing of uses on the same site is encouraged. This zone is also intended to provide a degree of buffering between downtown and the surrounding single-family residential neighborhoods.

TOD - Transit-Oriented Development Overlay
BLMC Chapter 18.38
The intent of this overlay zone is to implement the transit-oriented development portion of the downtown plan which forms a part of the comprehensive plan, in the immediate vicinity of the Pierce Transit Park and Ride.



Eastown Zoning
See also the Eastown Subarea Plan element of the Comprehensive Plan, initially adopted in 2005.

Eastown Development Standards
BLMC Chapter 18.33
Land use and development standards provide for cohesive site development which is a crucial element in the creation of an Eastown commercial district that has interconnected parking, complementary site design, and a logical infrastructure. The standards included in this chapter build upon the goals and policies established in the community character and Eastown elements of the Bonney Lake comprehensive plan.

E - Eastown District
BLMC Chapter 18.29
The intent of this zone is to provide appropriately located areas for uses which shall be located along major thoroughfares (SR 410) and dominated by auto-oriented uses. The C-2/C-3 combined district is intended to provide appropriately located areas for various land intensive and/or limited service commercial establishments, office uses, major retail stores and service establishments offering commodities and services required by residents of the city and its surrounding market area, wholesale distribution facilities, research and light industrial enterprises which are complementary to neighboring commercial and residential districts. Typical uses in this classification are the combination of major retail establishments and storage, distribution and assembly of products from previously prepared materials, including business and light industrial parks which do not generate excessive noise, odors, dust, smoke, heavy traffic congestion or pollution of water or air.
(This chapter was previously known as the C-2/C-3 Combined Retail Commercial, Warehousing, and Light Manufacturing District.)



Midtown Zoning
See also the Midtown Plan Element of the Comprehensive Plan, initially adopted December 2011.

Midtown Design Standards
BLMC Chapter 18.39
Land use and development standards provide for cohesive site development which is a crucial element in the creation of a midtown commercial district that has interconnected parking, complementary site design, and a logical infrastructure. The standards included in this chapter build upon the goals and policies established in the community character and design elements of the Bonney Lake comprehensive plan.

MC - Midtown Core District
BLMC Chapter 18.27
The intent of this zone is to provide appropriately located areas for office uses, retail stores and service establishments offering commodities and services required by residents of the city and its surrounding market area in the Midtown Subarea.



Other Zoning

Adult Entertainment Facilities
BLMC Chapter 18.32
The purpose and intent of requiring standards for adult entertainment facilities is to mitigate the adverse secondary effects caused by such facilities and to maintain compatibility with other land uses and services permitted within the city.

PF Public Facilities District
BLMC Chapter 18.34
The general intent of this zone is to provide for nonresidential uses of a public and quasi-public nature to be located in or near residential zones and to establish standards which will minimize the impact of the uses on nearby properties. This zone may be applied to existing public and quasi-public facilities and sites purchased or identified for future public facilities.

Personal Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
BLMC Chapter 18.50
These standards were developed to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, to protect property values and minimize visual impact while furthering the development of enhanced telecommunications services in the city.






Zoning Map 

Use the links below to view the current Zoning Map as PDF or image (JPG) file. Visit the City Maps page to view these and other City mamap in PDF or JPG format
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