Chapter 12.44
SHELTON VIEW/MERIDIAN/3RD AVENUE SE SUBAREA REGULATIONS

Sections:

12.44.010    Purpose.

12.44.020    OP and R-AC, OP, CB zoning in north end of subarea.

12.44.030    Northwest Mobile Estates mobile home park overlay – R 9,600 zoning on 228th Street.

12.44.040    CB zoning west of SR-527 and north of 240th Street SE.

12.44.010 Purpose.

Subarea zoning regulations implement subarea-specific policies in the Imagine Bothell... Comprehensive Plan. The subarea zoning regulations in this chapter apply specifically to land within the Shelton View/Meridian/3rd Avenue SE Subarea. Subarea zoning regulations are in addition to city-wide zoning regulations, or, where more restrictive, take the place of city-wide zoning regulations. (Ord. 1946 § 2, 2005; Ord. 1629 § 1, 1996).

12.44.020 OP and R-AC, OP, CB zoning in north end of subarea.

A.    Building Height in R-AC, OP, CB Zoning.

1.    Maximum building height shall be 35 feet, but may be increased to 65 feet if both of the following conditions are met:

a.    At least 40 percent of the gross floor area of the average story within the building (total building gross floor area divided by the number of stories) is devoted to parking either within or under the building or within a separate parking structure;

b.    At least 10 percent of the gross floor area of the average story within the building (total building gross floor area divided by number of stories) is devoted to externally oriented at-grade space for retail uses, eating and drinking establishments, recreation, culture and entertainment uses, personal services, and/or other similar businesses which are characterized by regular and frequent patronage during the course of the normal business day. “Externally oriented” for the purposes of this regulation shall mean having a door opening directly to the outside. This requirement may be reduced or waived by the community development director for individual buildings within multiple-building developments if it can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the director that the total amount of the above-described space within the development would comprise at least as much space as the combined total of the minimum required amounts of such space for all of the individual buildings in the development.

2.    When buildings exceed 35 feet, in accordance with subsection (A)(1) of this section, the mandatory setbacks from, and mandatory landscaping buffers adjacent to, any abutting R zoning (not including combination zones) shall be increased as follows:

a.    The mandatory setbacks from any abutting R zoning, as set forth in BMC 12.14.070(D), shall be increased three feet horizontally for each foot of building height exceeding 35 feet. These increased setbacks shall apply to the entire building, rather than only to those portions of the building which may be higher than 35 feet. Where the property zoned R-AC, OP, CB abuts R zoning along a street, the increased setbacks shall be measured from the street property line of the property zoned R-AC, OP, CB.

b.    The mandatory landscaping buffers adjacent to any abutting R zoning, as set forth in BMC 12.18.110, shall be increased 0.25 feet (three inches) for each foot of building height exceeding 35 feet, up to a maximum of 10 feet of additional landscaping. In such cases, the entire buffer shall consist of Type I landscaping.

3.    Building height shall be measured as set forth in BMC 12.14.110 through 12.14.130.

B.    The Office-Professional zoned parcels between 7th and 9th Avenues SE shall derive access from 228th at the 9th Avenue traffic signal. (Ord. 1946 § 2, 2005; Ord. 1876 § 2, 2002; Ord. 1629 § 1, 1996).

12.44.030 Northwest Mobile Estates mobile home park overlay – R 9,600 zoning on 228th Street.

Development shall be limited to the existing mobile home park (MHP) and any additional mobile or manufactured homes which may be permitted by existing approvals or by new approvals obtained under Chapter 12.08 BMC. Redevelopment to uses other than a mobile home park shall require prior review and approval of an amendment to the Imagine Bothell... Comprehensive Plan. (Ord. 1957 § 1 (Exh. B), 2006; Ord. 1946 § 2, 2005; Ord. 1629 § 1, 1996).

12.44.040 CB zoning west of SR-527 and north of 240th Street SE.

Development occurring within this area shall be subject to the following:

A.    A 30-foot-wide Type I landscape buffer shall be installed and maintained along the westernmost property line. Existing vegetation may be used to meet some or all of the landscaping requirement.

B.    Buildings shall be set back a minimum of 100 feet from abutting residential properties. The area between the 30-foot landscape buffer identified above and the 100-foot building setback may be used for parking lots, access drives, storm water facilities, and other improvements not involving structures. Buildings abutting the 100-foot setback which contain office professional or community business uses shall be limited to one story in height.

C.    Any development in this area shall be oriented toward existing development to the east and shall be compatible in bulk and scale with the homes and accessory structures of the R 9,600-zoned area to the west and south.

D.    Vehicle access to this area shall be limited to SR-527 to protect the detached residential areas located to the west and south. Vehicle access from 240th Street SE and 3rd Avenue SE shall be prohibited. (Ord. 1948 § 2, 2005).

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