The zoning established for the Bel Marin Keys Industrial Parks allows the following uses: industrial, manufacturing and business services uses; laboratories, warehousing, distribution or storage; professional or administrative offices, and automotive service and repair. In addition, the zoning allows for “small retail and/or service commercial uses specifically accessory to and related to an approved use…intended as a convenience for the employees within the industrial park, such as snack bars and barber shops.” Over the years, the Planning Division has received requests to allow uses such as restaurants, sports/recreation studios, and medical offices. Currently, these uses are permitted if the operator can demonstrate that the size and nature of the business is intended to serve tenants of the industrial park and not the larger community. The Bel Marin Keys Industrial Parks White Paper identifies policy options to consider in determining whether or not to expand the allowable uses and/or to clarify the existing language in the zoning ordinance.
The Bel Marin Keys Industrial Parks White Paper was presented to the Planning Commission on March 3, 2014 and to the City Council on March 18, 2014. The City Council supported Policy Options 1, 2, 3 and 5, retaining the historic limitations on land uses to industrial and service commercial uses, but better defining and regulating ancillary, supportive uses such as restaurants, personal services and retail.
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