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A. Temporary Event/Uses.

1. A temporary event lasting one day is permitted without complying with the conditions of subsection (A)(2) of this section; provided, that no more than four temporary events in any one calendar year are permitted on that property. Temporary uses meeting the definition of “special event” are subject to the standards of AMC Chapter 7.04.

2. All temporary events lasting more than one day on any premises in any one calendar year must meet all of the following:

a. No premises may be the site of a temporary event exceeding a collective total of 20 days, or three individual weekends, or both within any one calendar year. In this context, a weekend constitutes three consecutive days.

b. Signs associated with a permitted temporary event are subject to the standards in AMC 19.67.110.

c. All outdoor activities must be discontinued by eleven p.m. when located closer than 500 feet to a residential use.

d. No unauthorized encroachments on public rights-of-way are allowed.

e. The temporary event must comply with all applicable environmental regulations in Division 7 of this title.

f. Separation Requirement. Except for yard sales and Christmas tree sales, no temporary use may be located closer than 100 feet to a dwelling unit unless the owners of such properties provide written consent of the temporary use to the Director.

g. Plans for security and safety must be provided for civic/cultural events.

h. The sponsor, owner, or manager of any temporary use must be responsible for ensuring that the site remains free of debris or waste upon the conclusion of each day’s sale or use.

i. No more than one temporary use may be permitted per lot at any given time.

j. Unless otherwise specified, upon expiration of a temporary use, the site must return to its original state within seven days.

B. Produce Stand.

1. Definition. A temporary structure limited to the display and sales of seasonal produce or handicrafts or other seasonal products.

2. Standards.

a. A produce stand use is limited to 120 days per calendar year.

b. A produce stand must be located outside of the right-of-way and at least 10 feet from the edge of the paved roadway or, if a paved sidewalk exists, at least five feet from the edge of the sidewalk.

c. A produce stand must not be located closer than 10 feet to any side lot line and 20 feet to any side lot line which is in or abuts a residential zone, unless a greater setback is required for the zone in which it is located.

d. During the times of the year in which the produce stand is not in operation, the stand and any structure associated with it must not be visible from any public road, unless it meets the location and dimensional standards for an accessory structure.

C. Cargo Containers.

1. Definition. A standardized, reusable vessel that was originally, specifically or formerly designed for use in packing, shipping, movement or transportation of freight, articles, goods or commodities and/or capable of being mounted or moved on a railcar or on a chassis for movement by truck trailer or loaded on a ship.

2. Standards.

a. Cargo containers are prohibited in all residential zones, except that temporary containers for the purpose of household moving may be permitted for a period not to exceed 30 days in any 12-month period and temporary cargo containers used at construction sites not to exceed the completion of the construction project.

b. Cargo containers must not be placed on developed streets and alleys.

D. Recreational Vehicles (RV).

1. Definition. A vehicle built on a chassis and propelled by its own engine, or a trailer or “fifth wheel” designed to be towed, and may have cooking, bathing, and toilet facilities to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel and recreational purposes. A pickup truck with a simple canopy or a passenger van must not be considered an RV.

2. Standards.

a. Recreational vehicles up to 32 feet in length may be placed on a single-family residence construction site during actual construction of a single-family residence at that location for a maximum period of one year during construction. Such trailer may be used only as a residence for the owner/builder and must be self-contained or connected to city water and sewer and must meet all other applicable health and safety standards.

b. An RV may not be used as a temporary or permanent place of residence within the city limits of Anacortes, unless:

i. Parked within an RV park.

ii. Specifically authorized by the City Council. If the City Council authorizes such a temporary use, the duration of the authorization must be specified, and the temporary residence must be removed promptly at the end of that time.

iii. A guest(s) of a permanent resident may occupy a recreational vehicle parked on private property for a period not exceeding three weeks in a one-year period for any individual guest, nor nine weeks in a one-year period for all such RV occupancy on a property; the guest RV may be parked in a street setback in a driveway, or in a side or rear setback, for the legal duration of the guest’s stay. An unoccupied recreational vehicle may be parked on private property in a side or rear yard, but not in a street setback (whether or not it is in a driveway), except for the limited guest period defined herein. RVs parked on streets, alleys, or undeveloped street rights-of-way must be subject to the city’s general parking regulations and enforcement. (Ord. 3040 § 2 (Att. A), 2019)