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Institutional uses include those nonresidential uses that typically are found in all zones, including residential zones, such as health and social service facilities, community facilities for juveniles or seniors, schools, libraries, museums, government structures and facilities, and churches. Uses conducted within a single-family residential structure and which are secondary to the residential use of the structure such as a day care, elder care, home school or foster home are not considered institutional uses for the purposes of this chapter.

(1) Institutional developments shall comply with the standards for commercial development pursuant to SCC 30.67.525 unless conducted incidental to a residential use, in which case the residential requirements contained in SCC 30.67.570 apply.

(2) In addition to the general regulations contained in SCC 30.67.555(1), the following environment-specific regulations for institutional uses apply:

(a) Institutional uses are permitted in the Urban and Rural Conservancy environments.

(b) Institutional uses are conditionally permitted in the Resource environment.

(c) Institutional uses are prohibited in the Urban Conservancy, Municipal Watershed Utility and Natural environments.

(d) In the Aquatic shoreline environment designation, only those water-dependent portions of the use that require an over-water or in-stream location are conditionally permitted when the adjacent shoreline environment designation is Urban, Urban Conservancy, Rural Conservancy or Resource. All other institutional uses are prohibited. (Added by Amended Ord. 12-025, June 6, 2012, Eff date July 27, 2012).