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314-33 “R” Combining Zone Designations
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33.1 R - RECREATION

(See also, Recreation Combining Zone “X”)

The Recreation Combining Zone is intended to be combined with any principal zone in which the addition of recreational uses is desirable and will not be detrimental to the uses of the principal zone or of adjacent zones. The following regulations shall apply in any zone which is combined with a Recreation Combining Zone. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1; Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76; Amended by Ord. 2166, Sec. 19, 4/7/98)

33.1.1 Principal Permitted Uses.

33.1.1.1Uses allowed as Principal Permitted Uses within the Principal Zone. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(a)(1); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76; Amended by Ord. 2166, Sec. 19, 4/7/98)

33.1.2 Uses Permitted with a Use Permit.

33.1.2.1Commercial recreation facilities. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(b)(1); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.2.2Commercial uses compatible with recreational uses which in the opinion of the Planning Commission will not impair present and potential uses of the area. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(b)(2); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.2.3Special occupancy parks for transient use. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(b)(3); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76; Amended by Ord. 2166, Sec. 19, 4/7/98)

33.1.2.4Public stables and golf courses. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(b)(4); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.2.5Recreational accommodations as defined in Section C: Index of Definitions of Language and Legal Terms. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(b)(5); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.2.6Private noncommercial recreation facilities. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(b)(6); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3 Other Regulations.

33.1.3.1Minimum lot area - as established by the principal zone or five (5) acres, whichever is greater. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(1); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.2Minimum lot width - 300 feet. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(2); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.3Minimum yards - front, rear and side, fifty feet (50'). (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(3); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.4Maximum building height - thirty-five feet (35'). (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(4); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.5In addition to permitted uses, maximum ground coverage of the project site shall not exceed two (2) acres. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(5); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.6All uses as may be permitted on the project site shall by design, operation and management be mutually compatible and shall not be detrimental to any of the principal permitted uses allowed with adjacent zones. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(6); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.7Development along County roads may be allowed and conditioned upon road or related improvements, on or off-site, to reduce, to an acceptable level as determined by the Hearing officer, the impacts of the project upon the road and related improvements. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(7); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.8Within the TPZ, AE and AG zone districts recreational use projects shall:

33.1.3.8.1Remain under the control of the owner of the agricultural or timber resource lands. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(8)(a); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.8.2Demonstrate that the project parcel has direct frontage on a public maintained road or a recorded access. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(8)(b); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.8.3Demonstrate that first consideration was given to locate the project on non-resource production lands, with second consideration given to locate the project on the least productive soils on the resource production lands. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(8)(c); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.8.4Be conditioned, as part of the Use Permit process, to preclude future land division segregating the recreational use from the resource production areas. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(8)(d); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.9Applications for Use Permits for the development of land in a Recreation Zone shall be accompanied by a plan of the development proposal. Such plan shall include graphic and written material as may be required to show:

33.1.3.9.1That the project location and the specific project site is suitable for the intended use. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(9)(a); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.9.2Topography of the land, contour intervals and drainage patterns. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(9)(b); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.9.3Proposed access, traffic and pedestrian ways, parking and easements. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(9)(b); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.9.4Water and wastewater systems. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(9)(d); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.9.5Areas, structures and facilities proposed for habitation, recreation and commercial uses. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(9)(e); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.9.6Proposed location of buildings on the land including all dimensions necessary to indicate size of structures, setback and yard areas. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(9)(f); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.9.7Proposed landscaping, fencing and screening, signing and outdoor lighting. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(9)(g); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.1.3.9.8Such other detailed elevations, plans and other information as may be necessary to adequately evaluate the proposed development. (Former Sections INL#315-3.1(c)(9)(h); Added by Ord. 1741, Sec. 2, 7/8/76)

33.2 RR – RAILROAD RIGHTS-OF-WAY PROTECTION

33.2.1 Purpose. The purpose of these provisions is to protect specified contiguous rail rights-of-way from development that may interfere with the use of the rights-of-way for rail and other public transportation uses.

33.2.2 Applicability. The Railroad Rights-of-Way Protection Combining Zone, indicated by “RR” on the Zoning Maps, shall apply to contiguous rail rights-of-way currently held by the North Coast Railroad Authority, and those along the former Annie and Mary Railroad rail corridor between Arcata and Blue Lake that are designated Railroad in the General Plan Land Use Element and as shown by a line symbol on the Circulation and Public Facilities Maps contained in General Plan Appendix F, Map Book.

33.2.3 Compatible Uses. The following uses are permitted within areas designated as a Railroad Rights-of-Way Protection Combining Zone:

33.2.3.1Railroad and accessory uses carried out by the applicable rail authority or successor entity, or licensee.

33.2.3.2Paved public roads, surfaced pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths; semi-improved recreational trails for walkers, bicyclists, and equestrians; and unimproved rural trails for hikers, mountain biking, and horse-riding, carried out by the applicable rail authority or successor entity, or licensee.

33.2.3.3Management and maintenance of trees, shrubs, and other plant life consistent with the Zoning Regulations and other applicable provisions of the Humboldt County Code.

33.2.3.4Incidental public service purposes, including, but not limited to, pipelines for water, sewer and natural gas utilities, electrical transmission and telecommunication lines.

33.2.4 Other Development. All development proposed on land designated Railroad Rights-of-Way Protection Combining Zone on the Zoning Maps other than the compatible uses described in Section 314-33.2.3 shall be sited and designed to protect these areas from activities that may interfere with the use of the rights-of-way for rail and other public transportation purposes and conducted in accordance with applicable law. Evidence that the development is sited and designed to protect the rights-of-way for rail and other public transportation uses shall include, but not be limited to, license agreements between the proponent of the development and the applicable rail authority or successor entity.

33.2.5 Special Permit Required. Development, other than compatible uses identified in Section 314-33.2.3, may be approved in areas designated as Railroad Rights-of-Way Protection Combining Zone on the Zoning Maps upon approval of a special permit and may require approvals from other concerned agencies. Applications for special permits shall be referred to the Public Works Department for review and comment. (Ord. 2629, § 8, 6/11/2019)

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