Chapter 22.08
DEFINITIONS

Sections:

22.08.010    Generally.

22.08.020    Bothell historic inventory.

22.08.030    Bothell landmark preservation board.

22.08.040    Bothell register of historic landmarks.

22.08.050    Building.

22.08.060    Certificate of appropriateness.

22.08.065    Certified local government.

22.08.070    Class of properties eligible for special valuation.

22.08.075    Cost, rehabilitation.

22.08.080    District.

22.08.090    Emergency repair.

22.08.095    Facade easement.

22.08.100    Historic landmark.

22.08.110    Incentives.

22.08.120    National Register.

22.08.130    Object.

22.08.140    Ordinary repair and maintenance.

22.08.150    Owner.

22.08.155    Property.

22.08.160    Significance or significant.

22.08.170    Site.

22.08.175    Special valuation for historic properties.

22.08.180    State Register of Historic Places.

22.08.190    Structure.

22.08.200    Washington State Advisory Council’s Standards for the Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Historic Properties.

22.08.010 Generally.

Within the context of this title, the terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall be interpreted as contained in this chapter. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.020 Bothell historic inventory.

“Bothell historic inventory” or “inventory” means the comprehensive inventory of historic resources within the city of Bothell and/or the planning area of the city. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.030 Bothell landmark preservation board.

“Bothell landmark preservation board” or “board” means the board created by BMC 22.12.010. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.040 Bothell register of historic landmarks.

“Bothell register of historic landmarks” or “register” means the local listing of properties provided for in Chapters 22.16, 22.20 and 22.24 BMC. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.050 Building.

“Building” means a structure as defined in the International Building Code, as adopted by the city. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.060 Certificate of appropriateness.

“Certificate of appropriateness” means the action of the board after it has reviewed the proposed changes to the exterior of a register property, or to the interior of a register property if interior features were a contributing factor in the property’s designation, and certified the changes as not adversely affecting the historic characteristics of the property which contribute to its designation. The exterior of a property may include any significant outside features that contributed to the property’s listing, such as, but not limited to, outbuildings, garden features, etc. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.065 Certified local government.

“Certified local government” means a local government that has been certified by the State Historical Preservation Officer as having established its own preservation commission and program meeting state and federal standards. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.070 Class of properties eligible for special valuation.

The class of properties eligible for special valuation pursuant to Chapter 84.26 RCW, as it now exists or is hereafter amended, shall be properties listed on the Bothell register of historic landmarks or properties certified as contributing to a Bothell register historic landmark district. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1484 § 1, 1992; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.075 Cost, rehabilitation.

“Cost” means the actual cost of rehabilitation, as defined by Chapter 84.26 RCW, which cost shall be at least 25 percent of the assessed valuation of the historic property, exclusive of the assessed value attributable to the land, prior to rehabilitation. The costs shall be incurred within 24 months prior to the date of application and directly resulting from one or more of the following: (A) improvements to an existing building located on or within the perimeters of the original structure; or (B) improvements outside of but directly attached to the original structure which are necessary to make the building fully usable but shall not include rentable/habitable floor space attributable to new construction; or (C) architectural and engineering services attributable to the design of the improvements; or (D) all costs defined as “qualified rehabilitation expenditures” for purposes of the federal historic preservation investment tax credit. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011).

22.08.080 District.

“District” or “historic district” means a geographically definable area, urban or rural, small or large, possessing a significant concentration, linkage or continuity of buildings, objects, sites and/or structures united by past events or aesthetically by plan or physical development. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.090 Emergency repair.

“Emergency repair” means work necessary to prevent destruction or dilapidation to real property or structural appurtenances thereto immediately threatened or damaged by fire, flood, earthquake or other disaster. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.095 Facade easement.

“Facade easement” is a use interest, as opposed to an ownership interest, in the land of another. The easement is granted by the landowner to the city and restricts the landowner’s exercise of the general and natural rights of the property on which the easement lies. The purpose of the easement is the continued preservation of significant exterior features of a structure. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011).

22.08.100 Historic landmark.

“Historic landmark” or “landmark” means a historic building, district, object, site or structure listed on the Bothell register of historic landmarks. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.110 Incentives.

“Incentives” are such rights or privileges, or combination thereof, which the city or other local, state or federal public body or agency, by virtue of applicable present or future legislation, may be authorized to grant or obtain for the owner(s) of register properties. Examples of economic incentives include but are not limited to tax relief, conditional use permits, rezoning, street vacation, planned unit development, transfer of development rights, facade easements, gifts, preferential leasing policies, beneficial placement of public improvements or amenities, or the like. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.120 National Register.

“National Register of Historic Places” means the national listing of properties significant to our cultural history because of their documented importance to our history, architectural history, engineering or cultural heritage. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.130 Object.

“Object” means a thing of functional, aesthetic, cultural, historical or scientific value that may be, by nature or design, movable yet related to a specific setting or environment. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.140 Ordinary repair and maintenance.

“Ordinary repair and maintenance” means work for which a permit issued by the city is not required by law, and where the purpose and effect of such work is to correct any deterioration or decay of or damage to the real property or structure appurtenant thereto and to restore the same, as nearly as may be practicable, to the condition prior to the occurrence of such deterioration, decay or damage. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.150 Owner.

“Owner” of property means the fee simple owner of record as exists on the county assessor’s records, unless the property is being purchased and financed pursuant to a real estate contract. In that case the owner shall be the vendee of that contract. An owner may also be that person or entity that holds legal ownership of property other than real estate, as defined in BMC 22.08.155. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.155 Property.

“Property” means something to which a person or entity has legal ownership, as in real estate, a structure, or an object. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011).

22.08.160 Significance or significant.

“Significance” or “significant” used in the context of historic significance means the following: a property with local, state or national significance is one which helps in the understanding of the history of the local area, state or nation (whichever is applicable) by illuminating the local, statewide or nationwide impact of the events or persons associated with the property, or its architectural type or style in information potential. The local area can include the city of Bothell, King County, or western Washington, or a modest geographical or cultural area, such as a neighborhood. Local significance may apply to a property that illustrates a theme that is important to one or more localities; state significance to a theme important to the history of the state; and national significance to property of exceptional value in representing or illustrating an important theme in the history of the nation. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.170 Site.

“Site” means a place where a significant event or pattern of events occurred. It may be the location of prehistoric or historic occupation or activities that may be marked by physical remains; or it may be the symbolic focus of a significant event or pattern of events that may not have been actively occupied. A site may be the location of a ruined or now nonexistent building or structure if the location itself possesses historic, cultural or archaeological significance. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.175 Special valuation for historic properties.

“Special valuation for historic properties” or “special valuation” means the local option program which when implemented makes available to property owners a special tax valuation for rehabilitation of historic properties under which the assessed value of an eligible historic property is determined at a rate that excludes, for up to 10 years, the actual cost of the rehabilitation. (Chapter 84.26 RCW). (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011).

22.08.180 State Register of Historic Places.

“State Register of Historic Places” means the state listing of properties significant to the community, state or nation but which do not meet the criteria of the National Register. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.190 Structure.

“Structure” means a work made up of interdependent and interrelated parts in a definite pattern of organization. Generally constructed by human resources, it is often an engineering project. (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1258 § 1, 1987).

22.08.200 Washington State Advisory Council’s Standards for the Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Historic Properties.

“Washington State Advisory Council’s Standards for the Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Historic Properties” or “State Advisory’s Council’s Standards” means the rehabilitation and maintenance standards used by the Bothell Landmark Preservation Board as minimum requirements for determining whether or not a historic property is eligible for special valuation and whether or not the property continues to be eligible for special valuation once it has been so classified, as defined by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation (Department of the Interior’s Regulations, 36 CFR 67). (Ord. 2069 § 2 (Exh. B), 2011).