Chapter 20.08
DEFINITIONS

Sections:

20.08.010    General interpretation and construction.

20.08.020    Accessory building.

20.08.030    Accessory use.

20.08.040    Alley.

20.08.050    Alteration.

20.08.052    Animal.

20.08.054    Animal establishment.

20.08.060    Apartment house.

20.08.070    Area, building.

20.08.080    Agriculture.

20.08.090    Automobile wrecking.

20.08.100    Bed and breakfast inn.

20.08.110    Boardinghouse.

20.08.120    Building.

20.08.130    Building code.

20.08.140    Building, existing.

20.08.150    Building height.

20.08.160    Building, principal or main.

20.08.170    Centerline.

20.08.180    Commercial animal establishment.

20.08.190    Commission.

20.08.200    Cottage industry.

20.08.210    Coverage.

20.08.220    Dwelling.

20.08.230    Dwelling, multiple-family.

20.08.240    Dwelling, one-family.

20.08.250    Dwelling, two-family.

20.08.260    Dwelling unit.

20.08.270    Emergency response supply cache.

20.08.280    Essential service.

20.08.290    Family.

20.08.300    Fence height.

20.08.310    Floor area.

20.08.320    Fowl.

20.08.330    Frontage.

20.08.340    Garage, private.

20.08.350    Garage, public.

20.08.360    Grade or ground level.

20.08.370    Guest room.

20.08.380    Home occupation.

20.08.390    Hotel.

20.08.400    Junkyard.

20.08.410    Loading space.

20.08.420    Livestock.

20.08.430    Lot.

20.08.440    Lot, corner.

20.08.450    Lot depth.

20.08.460    Lot line, front.

20.08.470    Lot line, rear.

20.08.480    Lot line, side.

20.08.490    Lot width.

20.08.500    Major roads.

20.08.510    Major utility.

20.08.520    Modular dwelling or manufactured housing.

20.08.530    Mobile home.

20.08.540    Mobile home park.

20.08.550    Motel.

20.08.560    Nonconforming lot.

20.08.570    Nonconforming structure.

20.08.580    Nonconforming use.

20.08.590    Nursery, children’s.

20.08.600    Parking space.

20.08.610    Portable sawmill.

20.08.620    Principal use.

20.08.630    Profession.

20.08.640    Property owner.

20.08.650    Recreational lodge.

20.08.660    Service station.

20.08.670    Sign.

20.08.680    State highway.

20.08.690    Street.

20.08.700    Structure.

20.08.710    Use.

20.08.720    Vacation rental dwelling.

20.08.730    Variance.

20.08.740    Yard.

20.08.750    Yard, front.

20.08.760    Yard, side.

20.08.770    Zoning change.

20.08.780    Zoning ordinance or ordinances.

20.08.010 General interpretation and construction.

A. The word “lot” includes the word “plot” or “parcel.”

B. The word “used” or “occupied” as applied to any land or building shall be construed to include the words “intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied.” [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 219 § 5, 1969; prior code § 95.80.010.]

20.08.020 Accessory building.

“Accessory building” means a detached building, the use of which is subordinate and customarily incidental to that of the main building or to the main use of the land, and which is located on the same lot as the main building or use. An accessory building shall be considered to be a part of the main building when joined to the main building by a common wall or when any accessory building and the main building are connected by a breezeway. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020.]

20.08.030 Accessory use.

“Accessory use” means a use customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal use of the land, building or structure and located on the same lot or parcel of land. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020.]

20.08.040 Alley.

“Alley” means a public way designed and intended to provide only a secondary means of access to any property abutting thereon. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020.]

20.08.050 Alteration.

“Alteration” means any change, addition or modification in the construction, location or use classification. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020.]

20.08.052 Animal.

“Animal” means all nonhuman members of the kingdom Animalia. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 785 § 1, 2006.]

20.08.054 Animal establishment.

“Animal establishment” means:

A. Any property wherein or whereon any person engages in the business of regularly selling, training, boarding, or breeding animals for compensation;

B. Any property used to house or board any horse, mule, donkey, or other livestock;

C. For animals other than livestock, fish or fowl, any property used to house more than 20 adult animals; or

D. Any property used to house more than 10 adult fowl. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 785 § 2, 2006.]

20.08.060 Apartment house.

See WMC 20.08.230, Dwelling, multiple-family. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020.]

20.08.070 Area, building.

“Building area” means the total of areas taken on a horizontal plane at the main grade level of the principal building and all accessory buildings, exclusive of steps. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020.]

20.08.080 Agriculture.

“Agriculture” means activities involving cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and fowl. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013.]

20.08.090 Automobile wrecking.

“Automobile wrecking” means the dismantling of used motor vehicles or trailers or the storage or sale of parts from dismantled or partially dismantled, obsolete or wrecked vehicles. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.080.]

20.08.100 Bed and breakfast inn.

“Bed and breakfast inn” means owner occupied residence offering overnight accommodations in five or less rooms for which compensation is paid daily or weekly, for no more than 30 days. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013.]

20.08.110 Boardinghouse.

“Boardinghouse” means a building other than a hotel where lodging, with or without meals, is provided for compensation for three or more persons, on other than a day-to-day basis and which is not open to transient guests. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.090.]

20.08.120 Building.

“Building” means any structure built for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals or property of any kind. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.100.]

20.08.130 Building code.

“Building code” means the building code and/or other building regulations applicable in the borough. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.110.]

20.08.140 Building, existing.

“Existing building” means a building erected prior to the adoption of the ordinance codified in this title or one for which a legal building permit has been issued. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.120.]

20.08.150 Building height.

“Building height” means the vertical distance from the grade, as defined in WMC 20.08.360, to the average height of the highest roof surface. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.130.]

20.08.160 Building, principal or main.

“Principal building” or “main building” means a building in which is conducted the principal or main use of the lot on which the building is situated. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.140.]

20.08.170 Centerline.

“Centerline” means the line which is in the center of a public right-of-way. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.150.]

20.08.180 Commercial animal establishment.

“Commercial animal establishment” means an animal establishment as defined in WMC 20.08.054(A). [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 785 § 3, 2006. Formerly § 20.08.152.]

20.08.190 Commission.

“Commission” means the planning and zoning commission of the borough. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.160.]

20.08.200 Cottage industry.

“Cottage industry” means a small-scale home-based business, similar to a home occupation, allowing up to two employees, involving the on-site manufacture and/or sale of goods or services or the retailing, wholesaling, and renting of real or personal property provided such activities are permitted uses and are not, in the determination of the planning commission, detrimental to surrounding properties. A day sightseeing trip to a remote piece of property is considered a cottage industry. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013.]

20.08.210 Coverage.

“Coverage” means that percentage of the total lot area covered by the total building area. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.170.]

20.08.220 Dwelling.

“Dwelling” means a building or any portion thereof designed or used exclusively for residential occupancy including one-family, two-family and multiple-family dwellings, but not including any other building wherein human beings may be housed. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.180.]

20.08.230 Dwelling, multiple-family.

“Multiple-family dwelling” means any building containing three or more dwelling units. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.190.]

20.08.240 Dwelling, one-family.

“One-family dwelling” means any detached building containing only one dwelling unit. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.200.]

20.08.250 Dwelling, two-family.

“Two-family dwelling” means any building containing only two dwelling units. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.210.]

20.08.260 Dwelling unit.

“Dwelling unit” means one or more rooms and a single kitchen designed as a unit for occupancy by not more than one family for living or sleeping purposes. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.220.]

20.08.270 Emergency response supply cache.

“Emergency response supply cache” (e.g., firefighting equipment) means a small structure for emergency response and firefighting equipment. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013.]

20.08.280 Essential service.

“Essential service” means the erection, construction, alteration or maintenance by public utility companies or municipal departments or commissions of underground or overhead gas, electrical, steam or water transmission or distribution systems; and collection, communication, supply or disposal systems, including poles, wires, mains, drains, sewers, pipes, conduits, cables, fire alarm boxes, traffic signals, hydrants, and other similar equipment and accessories in connection therewith. This definition shall not be interpreted to include public buildings. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.230.]

20.08.290 Family.

“Family” means any number of individuals living together as a single housekeeping unit in a dwelling unit. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.240.]

20.08.300 Fence height.

“Fence height” means the vertical distance between the ground directly under the fence and the highest point of the fence. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.250.]

20.08.310 Floor area.

“Floor area” means the total of each floor of a building within the surrounding outer walls but excluding vent shafts and courts. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.260.]

20.08.320 Fowl.

“Fowl” means all domesticated or domestic members of the order Galliformes, which includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, grouse, quails, pheasants and similar birds. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 785 § 4, 2006. Formerly § 20.08.262.]

20.08.330 Frontage.

“Frontage” means all the property abutting the right-of-way of a dedicated street or a private road easement. Frontage is measured along the right-of-way or easement between side lot lines of a lot. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 443 § 4, 1983; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.270.]

20.08.340 Garage, private.

“Private garage” means an accessory building or any portion of a main building used in connection with residential purposes for the storage of passenger motor vehicles. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.280.]

20.08.350 Garage, public.

“Public garage” means any garage, other than a private garage, available to the public, operated for gain, and which is used for storage, repair, rental, greasing, washing, servicing, or adjusting or equipping of automobiles or other vehicles. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.290.]

20.08.360 Grade or ground level.

“Grade” or “ground level” means a reference plane representing the average of finished ground level adjoining the building at exterior walls. Where the finished ground level slopes away from the exterior walls, the reference plane shall be established by the lowest points within the area between the building and the lot line or, where the lot line is more than six feet from the building, between the building and a point six feet from the building. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.300.]

20.08.370 Guest room.

“Guest room” means any room in a hotel, dormitory, boardinghouse or lodginghouse used and maintained to provide sleeping accommodations for not more than two persons. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.310.]

20.08.380 Home occupation.

“Home occupation” means a profession or use conducted entirely within a dwelling or premises by the residents with no other employees, when such use is incidental and secondary to the home for dwelling purposes, and where there is no change in the outside appearance of the building or premises or other visible evidence of the conduct of such home occupation other than any permitted sign; and where such use does not manifest any characteristics which are essentially different than the use of the building for permitted purposes, such as increased traffic volumes, noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, or electrical interferences which create visual or audible interference in any radio or television receivers off the premises or cause fluctuations in line voltages off the premises. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.320.]

20.08.390 Hotel.

“Hotel” means any building or group of buildings in which there are guest rooms used, designed or intended to be used for the purpose of offering to the general public food or lodging, or both, on a day-to-day basis. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.330.]

20.08.400 Junkyard.

“Junkyard” means any space 100 square feet or more used for the storage, keeping or abandonment of junk or waste material including scrap metals or other scrap materials, or for the dismantling, demolition or abandonment of automobiles, other vehicles, machinery or parts thereof. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.340.]

20.08.410 Loading space.

“Loading space” means an off-street space or berth on the same lot with a building or structure to be used for the temporary parking of commercial vehicles while loading or unloading merchandise or materials. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.350.]

20.08.420 Livestock.

“Livestock” means domestic animals of the type collected, used, raised or kept on a farm or ranch. The term “livestock” includes, but is not limited to, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules and donkeys but does not include cats, dogs, rabbits or fowl. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 785 § 5, 2006. Formerly § 20.08.352.]

20.08.430 Lot.

“Lot” means a parcel of land occupied or to be occupied by a principal use and having frontage on a public street or private road easement as permitted by a flag lot subdivision. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 443 § 5, 1983; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.360.]

20.08.440 Lot, corner.

“Corner lot” means a lot situated at the junction of, and bordering on, two intersecting streets. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.370.]

20.08.450 Lot depth.

“Lot depth” means the horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines measured in the mean direction of the side lot lines. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.380.]

20.08.460 Lot line, front.

“Front lot line” means a line separating the lot from the street. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.390.]

20.08.470 Lot line, rear.

“Rear lot line” means a line that is opposite and most distant from the front lot line and, in case of irregular, triangular or gore-shaped lots, a line not less than 10 feet in length, within a lot, parallel to and at the maximum distance from the front lot line. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.400.]

20.08.480 Lot line, side.

“Side lot line” means any lot boundary line not a front lot line or a rear lot line. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.410.]

20.08.490 Lot width.

“Lot width” means the mean horizontal distance separating the side lot lines of a lot and at right angles to its depth. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.420.]

20.08.500 Major roads.

“Major road” means state primary and secondary aid roads. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.430.]

20.08.510 Major utility.

“Major utility” means a utility service, such as electrical, gas, telephone, cable television or other service operated by the borough or by license from the state or the borough. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.440.]

20.08.520 Modular dwelling or manufactured housing.

“Modular dwelling or manufactured housing” means a dwelling or manufactured housing constructed with the intent to be transported by any means and placed on a permanent foundation that meets all building codes adopted by the borough and which is built after 1979 and is 24 feet or more in width. Modular dwellings or manufactured housing built prior to 1979 or less than 24 feet in width shall only be permitted in established mobile home parks or RR zones. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984. Formerly § 20.08.445.]

20.08.530 Mobile home.

“Mobile home” means any coach, motor home, trailer, or other vehicle or structure built prior to or after 1979 or less than 24 feet in width designed or intended for or capable of human dwelling or sleeping purposes which is mounted on wheels or supports and capable of being moved by its own power or transported by a vehicle, where such mobile home is used or intended for permanent occupancy. This does not include units that are similarly constructed and designed for multiple sleeping quarters such as bunkhouses with separate food preparation and dining areas. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984. Formerly § 20.08.450.]

20.08.540 Mobile home park.

“Mobile home park” means any park, court, parcel or tract of land, designed, maintained, intended or used for the purpose of supplying a location for more than two mobile homes including all buildings used or intended for use as a part of the equipment thereof, whether or not a charge is made for the use of the park and its facilities. A mobile home park does not include automobile or trailer sales lots on which unoccupied mobile homes are parked for the purpose of inspection and sale, with no more than one mobile home fully set up for occupancy located on each such sales lot. A mobile home park may include modular dwellings or manufactured housing built prior to 1979, or less than 24 feet in width, and shall not be permitted in any district as a principal use, except in RR zones. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984. Formerly § 20.08.460.]

20.08.550 Motel.

“Motel” means a group of one or more detached or semidetached buildings containing two or more individual dwelling units and/or guest rooms designed for or used temporarily by automobile tourists or transients, with a garage attached or parking space conveniently located to each unit, including groups designated as auto courts, motor lodges, or tourist courts. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.470.]

20.08.560 Nonconforming lot.

“Nonconforming lot” means a lot lawfully existing at the time an ordinance codified in this title becomes effective which, by reason of area or dimensions, does not meet the development requirements for the district in which it is located. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.480.]

20.08.570 Nonconforming structure.

“Nonconforming structure” means a structure, or portion thereof, lawfully existing at the time an ordinance codified in this title became effective, which by reason of its yards, coverage, height or other aspects of design does not meet the development requirements of this title. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.490.]

20.08.580 Nonconforming use.

“Nonconforming use” means a use of a structure, of land or of a structure and land in combination, lawfully existing at the time an ordinance codified in this title became effective, or established on the premises of a previous nonconforming use, as specified in Chapter 20.64 WMC, which is not in conformity with the uses permitted in the district in which it exists. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.500.]

20.08.590 Nursery, children’s.

“Children’s nursery” means any home or institution used and maintained to provide day care for children not more than seven years of age. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.510.]

20.08.600 Parking space.

“Parking space” means an area of not less than 170 square feet, 10 feet by 17 feet, exclusive of drives or aisles giving access thereto in area accessible from streets and alleys, for the storage of passenger motor vehicles operated by individual drivers. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.520.]

20.08.610 Portable sawmill.

“Portable sawmill” means a machine that typically consists of a blade either circular or band and a guide system that cuts logs into boards, square timbers, or cants. Portable sawmills are light, compact, and capable of being transported either in the back of a pick-up truck, on a trailer, on their own axle and hitch, or similar method. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013.]

20.08.620 Principal use.

“Principal use” means the major or predominant use of a lot or parcel of land. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.530.]

20.08.630 Profession.

“Profession” means an occupation requiring specialized knowledge based on a degree issued by an institution of higher learning. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.540.]

20.08.640 Property owner.

“Property owner” means the owner shown on the latest tax assessment roll. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.550.]

20.08.650 Recreational lodge.

“Recreational lodge” means a structure that provides lodging (room and board) accommodations for use by visitors. Lodges may include satellite small cabins along with the main structure. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013.]

20.08.660 Service station.

“Service station” means any building, structure, premises or other space used primarily for the retail sale and dispensing of motor fuels, tires, batteries, and other small accessories; the installation and servicing of lubricants, tires, batteries and other small accessories; and such other services which do not customarily or usually require the services of a qualified automotive mechanic. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.560.]

20.08.670 Sign.

“Sign” means any words, letters, parts of letters, figures, numerals, phrases, sentences, emblems, devices, sign boards, trade names or trademarks by which anything is made known, such as are used to designate an individual, a firm, an association, a corporation, a profession, a business or a commodity or product, and which are visible from any public street or highway and used to attract attention. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.570.]

20.08.680 State highway.

“State highway” means a right-of-way classified by the state as a primary, secondary A or secondary B highway. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.580.]

20.08.690 Street.

“Street” means a public right-of-way used as a thoroughfare and which is designed and intended to provide the primary means of access to property abutting thereon. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.590.]

20.08.700 Structure.

“Structure” means that which is built or constructed; an edifice or a building of any kind, composed of parts jointed together in some definite manner. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.600.]

20.08.710 Use.

“Use” means the purpose for which land or a building is arranged, designed, or intended, or for which either land or a building is or may be occupied or maintained. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.610.]

20.08.720 Vacation rental dwelling.

“Vacation rental dwelling” means a one-family dwelling structure that provides rental accommodation for a term not to exceed four consecutive months per renter. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013.]

20.08.730 Variance.

“Variance” means a relaxation of development requirements in those cases where unusual physical features of the property involved would make strict application of the zoning regulations unreasonable. Variances shall only be granted under the procedures specified in Chapter 20.72 WMC. Variances shall not be granted for the purpose of permitting a structure or the use of a structure or land which is not otherwise permitted in the district. The allowance of any structure or land or structure uses in a district where such would not otherwise be permitted may be accomplished only through an amendment of the zoning ordinances in accordance with the procedures specified in Chapter 20.76 WMC, a change in district boundaries or additions to uses permitted within a district classification by adding conditional uses requiring planning commission approval in each instance. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.620.]

20.08.740 Yard.

“Yard” means an open, unoccupied space, other than a court, unobstructed from the ground to the sky, except where specifically provided by this title, on the same lot on which a building is situated. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.630.]

20.08.750 Yard, front.

“Front yard” means a yard extending across the full width of a lot measured between the front lot line of the lot and the nearest exterior wall of the building which is the nearest to the front lot line. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.640.]

20.08.760 Yard, side.

“Side yard” means a yard on each side of a main building and extending from the front lot line to the rear lot line. The width of the required side yard shall be measured horizontally from the nearest point of a side lot line to the nearest part of the main building. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.650.]

20.08.770 Zoning change.

“Zoning change” means the alteration or moving of a district boundary, the reclassification of a lot or parcel of land from one district to another, or the change of any of the regulations contained in this title. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.660.]

20.08.780 Zoning ordinance or ordinances.

“Zoning ordinance” or “zoning ordinances” means the borough zoning ordinance codified in this title. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 349 § 5, 1976; prior code § 95.80.020. Formerly § 20.08.670.]