Council Re-Affirms Existing Zoning Regulations in Downtown

Release Date: 
05/13/2013

The Hermiston City Council Monday agreed with a recommendation from the Mobile Vendor Sub-Committee that existing zoning rules in the downtown area need to be enforced more strictly.  One component of the existing C-1 zoning area which the Council said needs more emphasis is those businesses operating outside of an enclosed building, which is currently prohibited in the C-1 zone.  Other issues currently violating the C-1 rules also include outside storage and outside display of merchandise.

Although the C-1 zoning rules have already been in effect, the City Council asked for a 90-day grace period before any enforcement emphasis actions are taken toward existing businesses.  Additionally, several businesses currently in violation of the C-1 zone are “grandfathered” because they pre-date the zoning ordinance, while several others have received a zoning variance. 

The language of the C-1 zone is available HERE, and a map HERE

A list of exempted businesses is available HERE.

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