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Policy Summary

This provision sets landscaping requirements for the jurisdiction's "Employment Districts," but allows developers to offset those requirements by including on-site recreation facilities, including e.g., community gardens.

Background Information

State Washington
Jurisdiction Name Ridgefield
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Creates an exemption
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"The city recognizes that the optional development of master planned mixed use sites consistent with this chapter has the potential to increase employment opportunities within these zones. The city has created the employment mixed use overlay (EMUO) to provide for a mix of compatible light industrial, service, office, retail, and limited residential uses in certain areas designated within the IND or OFF zone. The EMUO allows retail and residential uses that would otherwise be prohibited in the underlying IND or OFF zoning district. Uses can achieve improved efficiency and flexibility beyond the base zones through the application of master planning opportunities. ..." § 18.240.010.

Includes definitions?
Yes

ch. 18.100

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 18.240.090 is located in Title 18 - Development Code, Chapter 18.240 - Employment Districts (E). History: Ord. No. 1132, § 2 (Exh. A), 7-11-2013; Ord. No. 1226, § 2 (Exh. A), 12-15-2016.