C-L Limited Commercial Land Use Regulations

The C-L Limited Commercial District generally applies to properties lining both sides of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, west of The Hub (the intersection of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Redhill Avenue and Center Boulevard), for approximately one-quarter of a mile, ending at Bella Vista Avenue. The C-L District was developed as part of the 1988 General Plan to allow only those commercial uses which will not result in the generation of traffic in volumes sufficient to disrupt the flow of vehicular traffic along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Permitted uses are typically low traffic generators, or those that generate an equal or lesser number of trips during the a.m. and p.m. peak hours than uses in 1997. Examples of the types of uses allowed within the District are furniture and antique shops, specially boutiques, book stores, art galleries, and personal services such as barber and beauty shops. Examples of some of the uses specifically prohibited within the District are fast food restaurants, and convenience food stores which are not in combination with a gasoline station. Residential uses are allowed within the District which provide mixed uses, live/work arrangements, and affordable housing that will not result in significant traffic disruption along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Offices and residential uses are encouraged to locate above the ground floor to preserve the District's primary purpose for providing for commercial activities.

Land Use Regulations

This table lists uses of the land permitted (P), conditionally permitted (C), or not permitted (-) in the C-L Zoning District. Uses not specifically listed in this table are specifically prohibited unless the Planning Director finds the use similar to another use permitted or conditionally permitted in the District.

Even if a use is permitted (P), upon change of occupancy, a conditional use permit is required if the building or leasable space has at least 1,200 square feet of gross floor area.

Land Use
Zoning District C-L
Accessory Uses

C

Alcoholism and/or Drug Treatment Facility, Small

-

Alcoholism and/or Drug Treatment Facility, Large

-

Alcohol, Off-Sale

C

Alcohol, On-Sale

-

Amusement, Places of

-

Animal Boarding

C

Animal Grooming and Supplies

P

Appliances Repair, Domestic

P

Appliances Sales, Domestic

P

Audio/Video Sales and Service

C

Automotive, Bio-Diesel Fuel

-

Automotive, Gasoline, Full and Self Serve

C

Automotive, Gasoline, Service Station, Full & Self Service

-

Automotive, Gasoline with Convenience Market

C

Automotive, Rental

-

Automotive, Sales

-

Automotive, Service and Repair

C

Automotive, Wash

-

Bakeries

C

Bakery Goods Stores

C 

Bakery Goods Stores
(no on-site baking)

C

Banks

-

Bars

-

Barber Shops

P

Beauty Parlors

P

Beauty Support Services

P

Bed and Breakfast

-

Bicycle, Sales and Repair

-

Blueprinting Shops

P

Book Stores

P

Building Supplies and Lumber when within a building

-

Business Machine Sales and Repairs

P

Business Support Services

C

Butcher Shops

C

Candy Shops

P

Cannabis – Medicinal facilities

-

Cannabis – Non-medicinal/Adult Use facilities

-

Cannabis – Personal Cultivation

P

Caterers

P

Churches

C

Cigar Stores

P

Clothing Stores

P

Communications Equipment Buildings

C

Computers, Sales & Repair

P

Convalescent Homes

-

Conversion of Residential Use to Professional or Commercial Use

C

Dairy Product Stores

C

Day Care Centers

-

Day Care, Large Family

-

Day Care, Small Family

-

Delicatessens

C

Demolition of Structures

C

Department Stores

-

Drive-Through Services

-

Drug Stores, including

Drug and/or Alcoholism Treatment Facility, Small

-

Drug and/or Alcoholism Treatment Facility, Large

-

Dry Cleaners

P

Dry Cleaners, Self-Serve

C

Electric Transmission Line Routes of 12 Kv or greater prior to ROW Acquisition

C

Emergency Shelter

P

Entertainment, Places of

-

Financial/Real Estate Services

P

Fitness Center

C

Fitness Center, Classes as Primary Use

-

Florists

P

Food Stores (6:00 a.m. — 11:00 p.m. only)

-

Food Stores, Before 6:00 a.m. and After 11:00 p.m.

-

Foster Family Homes

-

Furniture Stores

P

Gift Stores

P

Hardware Stores

P

Home Occupations

-

Hospitals

-

Hotel

-

Institutional, Public

P

Institutional, Non-Profit

C

Jewelry Stores

P

Laundries

C

Laundry, Self-Serve

C

Leather Goods Stores

P

Mail Service

C

Manufacturing, Light

C

Motorcycles, Sales

-

Motorcycles, Service and Repairs

C

Musical Instrument Sales and Service

P

Nursery, Garden

C

Nursery School

-

Outdoor Sales and Rental

C

Paint Stores

C

Parking Area, Off-Street (10)

-

Parking Garage, Commercial

-

Parking Lots, Commercial

-

Parks, Public

-

Pediatric Day Health and Respite Care Facility

-

Pet Stores

P

Pharmacy

C

Photographic Equipment Sales and Service

P

Preschool

-

Printing Shops

P

Professional, Dental

C

Professional, Medical

C

Professional, Medical Clinics

-

Professional, Offices

C

Professional, Optician

C

Professional, Optometrist

C

Professional, Real Estate

C

Professional, Veterinary Clinics

C

Recreation, Places of

-

Rental Libraries

-

Residential Care Facility, Large

-

Residential Care Facility, Small

-

Residential Care Facility for Persons with a Chronic Life-Threatening Illness, Large

-

Residential Care Facility for Persons with a Chronic Life-Threatening Illness, Small

-

Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, Large

-

Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, Small

-

Residential, Accessory Dwelling Units

P

Residential, Multi-Family

C

Residential, Single Family Attached

C

Residential, Single Family Detached

C

Restaurant

C

Restaurant, Cafes

C

Restaurants, Fast Food

-

Restaurants, Take-Out

-

Savings & Loan Institution

-

Schools, Public

-

Schools, Private

-

Schools, Religious

-

Shoe Repair

P

Sporting Goods Stores

C

Stationery Stores

P

Studios

C

Supportive Housing

C

Tool Repair, Commercial

C

Toy Stores

C

Transitional Housing

C

Transportation Services, Bus Depots

-

Travel Bureaus

P

Utility Substations

C

Variety Stores

C

Wall Paper Stores

P

Water Tanks

C

Wholesale Distribution

-

Wholesale Warehouses

C

Windmills

-

Wireless Sales

C