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A. CN: Neighborhood Commercial District. The CN zoning district is designed to provide for small-scale, convenience commercial uses to serve adjacent residential neighborhoods. Convenience goods and services are those which are purchased frequently and do not require comparison shopping. Typical uses include, but are not limited to, convenience markets, personal services, restaurants, bakeries, and video rental shops. Above ground floor housing and some civic and institutional uses are allowed conditionally. The design and impact of these uses should be compatible with the surrounding neighborhood in size and scale and should generate minimal traffic. Because these uses primarily serve the immediate area, there are significant opportunities for walking, bicycle and transit trips that shall be encouraged and accommodated through building design, landscaping and access. The CN zoning district was referred to as Neighborhood Commercial (NC) prior to March 11, 2004.
B. CC: Community Commercial. The CC zoning district is designed to provide for retail goods and services purchased regularly by residents of several nearby neighborhoods. The zone also accommodates offices, institutions and mixed use housing. Because of the limited trade area, there are significant opportunities for walking, bicycle and transit trips that should be encouraged and accommodated through building/site design, landscaping and access.
C. CG: General Commercial. The CG zoning district is designed to allow for a full range of retail, office, mixed use and civic uses with a city-wide to regional trade area. Above ground floor housing is allowed. Some light industrial uses also are allowed, but limited so as not to detract from the predominant commercial character of the district. Development is generally expected to be auto-accommodating given the large service area but trips by alternative modes – walking, cycling and transit – should be encouraged through building/site design, landscaping and access. Because such areas generate more traffic than less-intense commercial zones, such developments should take their primary access from a street with at least the capacity of a Minor Arterial. The CG zoning district was referred to as General Commercial (GC) prior to March 11, 2004.
D. CX: City Center. The CX zoning district is designed to provide for a concentrated mix of retail, office, civic and housing uses in downtown Vancouver. The broad range of allowed uses is intended to promote Vancouver as the commercial, cultural, financial and municipal center of Clark County. Typical uses include, but are not limited to retail sales; hotels/motels; restaurants; professional offices; educational, cultural and civic institutions; public buildings; and commercial parking. Ground floor residential is allowed with the exception of properties fronting Main Street between Sixth Street and Mill Plain. All of the property that has a CX zoning designation lies within the Downtown Plan District.
E. WX: Waterfront Mixed-Use. The WX zoning district is designed to provide for a significant level of mixed-use development and pedestrian access along the Columbia River while maintaining environmental and scenic resources and compatibility of uses. Permitted use categories include retail, office, institutional, residential, parks and civic uses. Limited warehouse and industrial uses, in addition to some regional scale facilities, are conditionally permitted.
F. CPX: Central Park Mixed-Use. The CPX zoning district is the base zone designation for all land located within the Vancouver Central Park Plan District that contains a number of existing parks and governmental, health, recreational, educational and cultural facilities. The CPX zone district also contains the Vancouver National Historic Reserve that includes Officers Row, Vancouver Barracks, Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Park. The CPX zone district is designed to enhance and protect existing facilities and fulfill the vision and policies identified in the Central Park Plan. The CPX zoning district was referred to as Vancouver Central Park (VCP) in the previous zoning code.
G. MX: Mixed Use District. The Mixed-Use zoning district is intended to provide the community with a mix of mutually supporting retail, service, office, light industrial, and residential uses. It promotes physically and functionally coordinated and cohesive site planning and design which maximizes land use. It also encourages development of a high-density, active urban environment which is expected to:
1. Achieve the goals and objectives of the Community Framework Plan and the Vancouver Urban Area Comprehensive Plan;
2. Fulfill the community vision identified through the Visual Preference Survey and other opportunities for public involvement;
3. Enhance livability, environmental quality, and economic vitality;
4. Maximize efficient use of public facilities and services;
5. Provide a variety of housing types and densities;
6. Reduce the number of automobile trips and encourage alternative modes of transportation; and
7. Create a safe, attractive, and convenient environment for living, working, recreating, and traveling.
H. HX: Heights District. The HX zoning district is envisioned as a vibrant neighborhood center that is sustainable, healthy, equitable, accessible and safe, and includes a mix of complementary uses, engaging public open space, diverse housing affordable to a wide range of community members and safe multimodal travel opportunities within the district and to transit and nearby neighborhoods. The purpose of the Heights Mixed Use (HX) Plan district is to implement the vision, goals, and policies of the Heights District Plan, and ensure future development is integrated, cohesive, context sensitive and contributes to the overall district vision. (Ord. M-4341 § 3 (Exh. B), 2021; Ord. M-4289 § 4, 2019; Ord. M-3891 § 4, 2008; Ord. M-3832 § 5, 2007; Ord. M-3730 § 17, 2005; Ord. M-3643, 2004)