CHAPTER 17.01
INTRODUCTION

Sections:

17.01.010    Intent.

17.01.020    Rules of interpretation.

17.01.030    Definitions.

17.01.010 Intent.

The purpose of this Title, to be known as the Development Code, is to combine and consolidate the application, review and approval process for land development in the City in a manner that is clear, concise, and understandable, and pursuant to RCW 36.70B, as well as the same processes for the review of connections to the state highway system, pursuant to RCW 47.50 and Chapter 12.24. It is further intended to comply with state guidelines for combining and expediting development review and integrating environmental review and land use development plans. This Chapter is therefore intended to be used to implement the Subdivision Code (Title 19) and the Zoning Code (Title 20). This Title 17, together with the Subdivision Code and the Zoning Code, shall be referred to as the Land Use Code. (Ord 08-229 §3; Ord 01-86 §3 (Ex A))

17.01.020 Rules of interpretation.

1. When there is conflict between the provision of the Development Code and the provision of other portions of the Quincy Municipal Code, the provisions of the Development Code shall govern.

2. For the purpose of the Land Use Code, all words used in the Quincy Municipal Code shall have their normal and customary meanings, unless specifically defined otherwise in the Quincy Municipal Code. (Ord 01-201 §2 (Ex B) 2007; Ord 01-86 §3 (Ex A))

17.01.030 Definitions.

In construing the Land Use Code, the following definitions shall apply:

Abandoned sign: A sign which represents or displays any reference to a business or use which has been discontinued for more than six months or for which no valid business license is in effect in the City.

Accessory: A building, part of a building or structure or use which is subordinate to and the use of which is incidental to that of principal building or use.

Adult bookstore, adult novelty store, or adult video store: A commercial establishment which has as a significant or substantial portion of its stock in trade or a significant or substantial portion of its revenues or devotes a significant or substantial portion of its interior business or advertising to the sale or rental for any form of consideration, of any one or more of the following:

1. Books, magazines, periodicals, or other printed matter, or photographs, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides or other visual representations which are characterized by the depiction or description of "Specified Sexual Activities" or "Specified Anatomical Areas"; or

2. An establishment may have other principal business purposes that do not involve the offering for sale or rental of materials depicting or describing "Specified Sexual Activities" or "Specified Anatomical Areas", and still be categorized as an Adult Bookstore, Adult Novelty Store, or Adult Video Store, so long as one of its principal business purposes is offering for sale or rental, for some form of consideration, the specified materials which depict or describe "Specified Anatomical Areas" or "Specified Sexual Activities", or

3. Video stores that sell and/or rent only video tapes or other photographic or computer generated reproductions, and associated equipment shall come within this definition if 20% or more of its stock-in-trade or revenues comes from the rental or sale of video tapes or other photographic reproductions or associated equipment which are characterized by the depiction of "Specified Sexual Activities" or "Specified Anatomical Areas".

Adult Cabaret: A commercial establishment which presents go-go dancers, strippers, male strippers, male or female impersonators, or similar entertainers and in which patrons are exposed to "Specified Sexual Activities" or "Specified Anatomical Areas".

Adult drive-in theater: A drive-in theater used for presenting motion picture films, video cassettes, cable television, or any other such visual media, distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matters depicting, describing or relating to "Specified Sexual Activities" or "Specified Anatomical Areas".

Adult motion picture theater: An enclosed building used for presenting for commercial purposes motion picture films, video cassettes, cable television or any other such visual media, distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matters depicting, describing or relating to "Specified Sexual Activities" or "Specified Anatomical Areas".

Adult panorama or Adult panorama establishment: A business in a building or a portion of a building which contains devise(s) which for payment of a fee, membership fee, or other charge, is used to exhibit or display a picture, view, or other graphic display distinguished or characterized by emphasis on matters depicting, describing or relating to "Specified Sexual Activities" or "Specified Anatomical Areas".

Alley: A public or private way permanently reserved as a secondary means of access to abutting property.

Alteration of sign: Any construction material, size, name or location change except for normal maintenance to an existing sign.

Amendment: A change in the wording or substance of this title or a change in the zone boundaries or classification upon the zoning map.

Apartment house: See Dwelling, multiple.

Apartment: A room or suite of rooms suitable for occupancy by one family or occupied by one family doing its cooking therein.

Applicant: A person seeking development approval from the City.

Area, or sign area: The total area of a sign excluding the sign support structure. The area is calculated by measuring from the outside edge of the frame. (For calculating the area of a double-faced sign, only one side of the sign is to be used.) Architectural embellishments are decorative features which contain no written or advertising copy, which are not illuminated and which contain no logos or trademarks shall not be included in the sign area. Signs painted on or attached to a wall or awning are calculated by imaginary straight lines around the entire copy or grouping of letters, words, or symbols, using a maximum of eight lines.

Automobile wrecking: The dismantling of motor vehicles or trailers or the storage, sale or dumping of wrecked vehicles or parts.

Awning: An overhead shelter, supported entirely from the exterior walls of a building composed of a rigid supporting framework and a flexible or nonrigid covering.

Batch: Any waste that is generated less frequently than once a month.

Binding site plan: The method by which land may be divided, as authorized by Chapter 19.18. (Ed Note: reference to Chapter 19.18 was corrected during compilation)

Block front: All property abutting upon one street or between intersecting or intercepting streets or between a street and a waterway and a dead-end street and a street or City boundary.

Boarding house: A building other than a hotel, motel, or restaurant where five or more regular patrons are served for compensation.

Body shampoo parlor: Any place open to the public where an attendant is present and a patron’s body is washed or shampooed. A body shampoo parlor shall not include any barber or beauty salon, medical facility or nursing home facility where a customer or patient may be washed, shaved and/or shampooed.

Boundary Line Adjustment: The process of adjusting the boundaries to property, under the circumstances, and according to the provisions set out in Chapter 19.20.

Building: A permanently located structure having a roof (all forms of vehicles excluded). When any portion thereof is completely separated from every other portion thereof by a fire wall division having no openings, which wall extends from the ground to the roof at every point, then each such portion shall be considered a separate building.

Building face: The exposed building front or exposed exterior wall of a building from the grade of the building to the eave line or parapet and the entire width of the building elevation.

Building height: The vertical distance measured from the average grade of the building level of the highest and lowest portion of the site covered by the building to the ceiling of the highest story.

Building side: A surface of a building that extends more or less perpendicularly from an observer standing in front or side of a building.

Building site: The ground area of a building or group of buildings together with all open spaces required by this title.

Business: The purchase, sale or exchange of any articles or substances for profit or the ownership or management of offices, recreational or amusement enterprises, or the maintenance and use of offices by professions and those rendering services.

Canopy: A freestanding permanent rooflike structure with support columns composed of rigid materials providing protection from the elements, such as a service station gas pump island. A portion of a canopy may be supported by an adjacent structure.

Carport: A roofed structure open on at least two sides and used for the storage of private or privately owned pleasure vehicles.

Child day care center: A facility providing regularly scheduled day care for a group of thirteen or more children, within a one month of age through twelve years of age range exclusively for periods of less than twenty-four hours. No such facility shall be housed in a family residence. These facilities constitute E-3 occupancies pursuant to the Washington State Uniform Building Code, as now enacted or as hereafter amended.

Child day care home: A facility in the family residence of the person holding the license issued by the state of Washington, Department of Social and Health Service, providing regularly scheduled care for between six and twelve children (including children under the age of twelve who are members of the family housed in the residence), within a birth through eleven years of age range exclusively, for period less than twenty-four hours. These facilities constitute R-3 occupancies pursuant to the Washington State Uniform Building Code, as now enacted or as hereafter amended.

Church: A permanently located building commonly used for religious worship, fully enclosed within walls and a roof.

City Council: The City Council of the City.

City: The City of Quincy, and as implemented by the designated officer of the City.

Club: An association of persons for some common nonprofit purpose.

Code: The Quincy Municipal Code.

Code Enforcement Officer: The person appointed by the Mayor pursuant to Chapter 2.07.

Commercial: Any activity carried on for financial gain.

Container storage: A unit formerly used for transporting sea-going cargo, railroad cars and cabooses or semi-trailers when intended to be used as storage facilities, or any other unit which slides off a chassis or frame when intended to be used as storage facilities.

Dangerous waste: Those solid wastes designated in WAC 173-303-070 through 173-303-103 as dangerous or extremely hazardous waste (WAC 173-303-040).

Dedication: The deliberate appropriation of land by a Developer for any general and public uses, reserving to themself no other rights than such as are compatible with the full exercise and enjoyment of the public uses to which the property has been devoted. The intention to dedicate shall be evidenced by the Developer by the presentment for filing of a final plat, short plat, or final plan showing the dedication thereon; and, the acceptance by the City shall be evidenced by the approval of such plat or plan for filing by the City.

Designated facility zone: A land use zone in which hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities are permitted uses subject to the state siting criteria.

Designated Manufactured Home: A manufactured home constructed after June 15, 1976, in accordance with state and federal requirements for manufactured homes, which:

1. Is comprised of at least two fully enclosed parallel sections each of not less than twelve fee (12’) wide by thirty-six feet (36’) long;

2. Was originally constructed with and now has a composition or wood shake or shingle, coated metal, or similar roof not less than 3:12 pitch;

3. Has exterior siding similar in appearance to siding materials commonly used on conventional site built uniform building code single-family residences.

Developer: Any person who proposes an action or seeks a permit regulated by the Development Code.

Development: Any land use permit or action regulated by the Land Use Code, including but not limited to subdivisions, binding site plans, re-zones, conditional use permits, or variances.

Development Agreement: An agreement entered into between the City and a Developer according to the provisions of Chapter 17.11 of the Development Code.

Development Code: Title 17 of the Code.

Drive-in restaurant or "refreshment stand": Any place or premises used for sale, dispensing, or serving of food, refreshments, or beverages to customers in automobiles, including those establishments where customers may serve themselves and may eat or drink the food, refreshments, or beverages on the premises.

Driveway sight distance triangle: A triangle having two sides of 15 feet measured along the property lines from the property corner common to the subject and adjacent property, and a third side connecting the end points on the first two sides. If any adjacent lot is undeveloped, it shall be construed as having access from all adjacent streets until the direction of access has been established, either by development or by waiver of right of direct access as per RCW 58.17.165. Nothing within the sight distance triangle shall be erected, planted or allowed to grow in such a manner as to impede vision between the heights of two and one-half feet and twelve feet above the adjoining street grade.

Duplex: A building designed exclusively for occupancy by two families living independently of each other.

Dwelling: A building or portion of building designed for residential purposes, including single family, two family and multiple family dwellings, but not including hotels, motels, boarding and lodging houses.

Dwelling, multiple: A building or portion of a building designed for occupancy of three or more families living independently of each other, but not including hotels or motels.

Dwelling unit: A room or suite of rooms designed for and not occupied by more than one family doing its own cooking therein and having not more than one kitchen facility.

Dwelling, single family: A detached building containing not more than one dwelling unit.

Eave line: The juncture of the roof and the perimeter wall of the structure.

Erect: To build, construct, alter, display, relocate, attach, hand, place, suspend, affix any sign, and shall also include the painting of murals and wall signs.

Established grade: The curb line grade at the front lot line as established by the City Council.

Family residence: A single dwelling unit and accessory buildings occupied for living purposes by a family which provides permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation.

Family: A person or two or more persons related by blood or marriage or a group of not more than five person who are not related by blood or marriage, living together as a single housekeeping group in a dwelling unit.

Final Decision: The final action by the Hearing Examiner or City Council.

Final Site Plan: The final drawing of a Binding Site Plan prepared for filing for record with the Grant County Auditor and containing all elements and requirements set forth in the Subdivision Code.

Garage, private: An accessory building or portion of a building, including a carport, designed and used only for the storage of vehicles owned or operated by the occupants of the building to which it is accessory.

Garage, public: A building, other than a private garage used for the parking or repair of motor vehicles or where the vehicles are kept for hire or sale.

Generator: Any person, by site, whose act or process produces dangerous waste or whose act first causes a dangerous waste to become subject to regulation under the Dangerous Waste Regulations WAC Chapter 173-303 (WAC 173-303-040).

Guestroom: A room occupied or intended to be occupied by one or more guests, but in which no cooking facilities are provided and not including dormitories.

Hazardous substance: Any liquid, solid, gas, sludge, including any material, substance, product, commodity or waste, regardless of quantity, that exhibits any of the characteristics or criteria of hazardous waste (RCW 70.105.010).

Hazardous waste: All dangerous and extremely hazardous waste (RCW 70.105.010).

Hearing Examiner: The person appointed and operating pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2.18 and the Land Use Code.

Highway frontage: Property which abuts a state highway, as designated by Washington State Department of Transportation.

Historical site or structure: Any structure, collection of structures, and their associated sites, deemed of importance to the history, architecture or culture of an area by an appropriate local, state or federal governmental jurisdiction. Included shall be structures on official national, state or local historic registers or official listings such as the National Register of Historic Places, the State Register of Historic Places, state points of historical interest, and registers or listings of historical or architecturally significant sites, places, historic districts, or landmarks as adopted by a public entity.

Home occupation: An occupation carried on as a secondary use by the resident residing in that dwelling when the occupation is conducted entirely within that dwelling unit, as permitted pursuant to Chapter 20.54.

Hospital: Unless otherwise specified, a building or portion of a building used for treatment and care of human patients.

Hotel: A building or portion of a building containing six or more guestrooms used or designed to be used for transient lodgers.

House, lodging: A building or portion of a building containing six or less guestrooms used or intended to be used for lodging purposes for compensation.

Interim status permit: A temporary permit given to treatment, storage and disposal facilities which qualify under WAC 173-303-805 (WAC 173-303-040).

Intersection sight distance triangle: A triangle having two sides of 30 feet, measured along the property lines from the property corner at the street intersection, and a third side connecting the ends of the first two sides. Nothing within the sight distance triangle shall be erected planted or allowed to grow in such a manner as to impede vision between the heights of two and one-half feet and twelve feet above the adjoining street grade.

Junkyard: An area used for the orderly storage, sorting or processing of scrap metal, automobile bodies or farm machinery, rags, scrap lumber or other salvage materials when not completely enclosed by a building. A junkyard shall not be a place where the dismemberment of articles takes place.

Kennel: An establishment maintaining six or more grown dogs and cats or six or more grown dogs and cats for boarding, sale or private use.

Land Use Code: Titles 17 through 20 of the Code.

Land Use Code Administrator: That officer of the City assigned by the Mayor to administer the application of the Land Use Code in its various applications. The Land Use Administrator may be a single individual, or may be comprised of several different officers of the City.

Large Scale Retail or Retail, Large Scale means a retail establishment where the total floor area utilized by a single tenant, exclusive of parking, exceeds 40,000 square feet.

Lot: A parcel of real property occupied or to be occupied by a building and its accessory building together with such open spaces as are required by this title and abutting upon a public street. Lots are either Interior Lots or Corner Lots.

Lot area: The total horizontal area within the lot lines of the lot.

Lot, buildable width: The total width of the lot minus the side yard set backs.

Lot, Corner: A lot located at the intersection of two streets having an angle of intersection of not more than one hundred thirty-five degrees and a lot width not greater than seventy-five feet. A Corner Lot is bounded by the front lot line and side lot lines, and has no rear lot line.

Lot depth: The mean horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines.

Lot, Interior: A lot other than a corner lot. An Interior Lot is bounded by the front lot line, real lot line and side lot lines.

Lot, key: The first lot to the rear of a reversed corner lot and whether or not separated by an alley.

Lot line, front: In the case of an interior lot, the lot line which abuts upon a street; in the case of a corner lot, the lot lines abutting each street.

Lot line, rear: A lot line opposite and most distant from the front lot line and in the case of a triangular or gore-shaped lot, a line ten feet in length within the lot, parallel to and at a maximum distance from the front lot line.

Lot line, side: Any lot boundary line not a front or rear lot line.

Lot width: The mean horizontal distance between the side lot lines measured at right angles to the lot depth.

Lot, reversed corner: A corner lot, the side street line of which is substantially a continuation of the front lot line of the lot upon which it abuts to the rear.

Lot, through: A lot having frontage on two parallel or approximately parallel streets.

Marquee: A permanent rooflike structure composed of rigid materials providing protection from the elements, attached to and supported by the building and projecting over public or private property. This does not include a projecting roof.

Material: Any wood, metal, plastic, glass, cloth, fabric, or any other substance used to construct a sign.

Mobile/manufactured home: A residential unit on one or more chassis for towing to the point of use and designed to be used with a foundation as a dwelling unit on a year-around basis, and which bears an insignia issued by a state or federal regulatory agency indicating that the manufactured home complies with all applicable construction standards of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) definition of a manufactured home. The unit shall be certified for transportation on public streets by the State Department of Labor and Industries. The terms mobile home and manufactured home are considered to be interchangeable in the context of this title. A commercial coach, recreational vehicle, or motor home are not a mobile/manufactured home.

Mobile home park: A lot, parcel or tract of land, improved or unimproved, under the ownership or management of one or more persons which is utilized as the location for six or more mobile/manufactured homes for dwelling or sleeping purposes.

Mobile home subdivision: A lot, parcel or tract of land, similar to a mobile home park, but with spaces or lots reserved for sale as residential sites for manufactured homes.

Modular Home: A factory-assembled structure designed primarily for use as a dwelling, built of conventional materials to Uniform Building Code Standards and mounted on a permanent foundation. A modular home does not include a mobile home or a designated manufactured home.

Motel: A group of attached or detached buildings on the same lot containing individual sleeping quarters, with our without cooking facilities, for rental to transients.

Multiple building complex: A group of structures housing two or more retail offices, or commercial uses sharing the same lot, access and/or parking facilities or coordinated site plan.

Multiple tenant building: A single structure housing two or more retail, office or commercial uses.

Nonconforming Structure: A structure which complied with the City’s codes and regulations at the time it was constructed, but which violates the bulk, dimensional or construction type requirements of the City’s current codes and regulations. A nonconforming mobile/manufactured home is one that was manufactured and approved to the standards of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, or the Department of Housing and Urban Development and appropriately labeled as meeting such requirements, and is currently sited in a residential, business, or commercial zone, and is not within or part of an approved manufactured home park or subdivision.

Nonconforming Use: Any use of land or of a structure which complied with all codes and regulations at the time the use was established, but which violates the City’s codes and regulations, including those relating to zoning districts, density, access and off-street parking.

Non-vision obscuring fences: Partially open fences and hedges which do not obscure adequate driver visibility through the fence or hedge.

Normal maintenance: An act of repair or other acts to prevent decline, lapse or cessation from original state or condition.

Nursing home: A building occupied or intended to be occupied by convalescents, invalids and aged persons and wherein nursing, dietary, and other personal services are rendered.

Off-premises sign: A sign which advertises or promotes merchandise, service, goods, or entertainment which are sold, produced, manufactured or furnished at a place other than on the property on which said sign is located.

Off-site: Hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities that treat and store waste from generators on properties other than those on which the off-site facilities are located.

On-site: The same, geographically contiguous or bordering property. On-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities treat and store wastes generated on the same property.

Open fences: Those fences consisting of open chain link, widely spaced board rails or other materials which provide adequate driver visibility through the fence.

Plat: The map or representation of a Subdivision, showing thereon the division of a tract or parcel of land into lots, blocks, streets and alleys, or other divisions and dedications.

Planning Commission: The organization authorized and operating pursuant to Chapter 2.32, and the Land Use Code. (Ed. Note: the reference to Chapter 2.12 was corrected to Chapter 2.32 during codification.)

Pole Building: A building where the structural supports are embedded in the ground, and not placed upon a foundation which forms the perimeter of the building, and is a Group U Division 1 occupancy pursuant to the 1997 Uniform Building Code, as hereafter amended.

Preliminary Plat: A neat and approximate drawing of a proposed Subdivision showing the general layout of streets and alleys, lots, blocks, and other elements of a Subdivision consistent with the requirements of the Subdivision Code, and which shall be the basis for the approval or disapproval of the general layout of a Subdivision.

Preliminary Site Plan: A neat and approximate drawing of a proposed Binding Site Plat showing the general layout of streets and alleys, lots, blocks, and other elements of a Binding Site Plan consistent with the requirements of the Subdivision Code, and which shall be the basis for the approval or disapproval of the general layout of a Binding Site Plan.

Processing or handling: "Processing" or "handling" of hazardous substances means the use, storage, manufacture, production or other land use activity involving hazardous substances. Hazardous substances processing and handling activities are normally found in commercial, manufacturing and industrial zones. It does not include individually packaged household consumer products or quantities of hazardous substances of less than five gallons in volume per container.

Public entity: A state, county, district, public authority, or public agency.

Public Hearing: An open record hearing at which evidence is presented and testimony is taken.

Recreational vehicle: A vehicular type unit primarily designed for recreational camping, travel or seasonal use which has its own motor power, or is mounted on or towed by another vehicle, including, but not limited to, the following: Travel Trailer, Folding Camper Trailer, Tent Trailer, Park Trailer, Truck Camper, Motor home, and Multi-use vehicles.

Repair: To renew, refresh or to restore to sound condition.

Residential Uses: Uses for dwellings, single family dwellings, multiple family dwellings and duplexes, family residences and apartments.

Retail: means a shop or store selling commodities and goods to the ultimate consumer.

Retail, Large Scale or Large Scale Retail means a retail establishment where the total floor area utilized by a single tenant, exclusive of parking, exceeds 40,000 square feet.

Reviewing Body: The body who is authorized to review the decision of a hearing body, as specifically identified in Chapter 17.09.

SEPA: The State Environmental Policy Act.

Sexually oriented business: An Adult Bookstore, Adult Novelty Store, Adult Cabaret, Adult Motion Picture Theater, Adult Drive-in Theater, Adult Panorama, Body Shampoo Parlor, or Adult Video Store.

Short plat: The map or representation of a Short Subdivision.

Short Subdivision: The division or redivision of land into four (4) or fewer lots, tracts, parcels, sites, or divisions for the purpose of sale, lease, or transfer of ownership.

Sign: A structure or fixture using letters, symbols, trademarks, logos or written copy that is intended to aid the establishment, promote the sale of products, goods, services, or events.

The term "sign" includes, without limitation, the following types of signs:

1. Accessory commercial sign, which includes, but is not limited to, open/closed signs, bank card signs, credit card signs, travel club signs, welcome signs and vacancy/no vacancy signs; provided, that such signs are erected in accordance with the location requirements of this chapter, and that the sign does not advertise any business or product.

2. Advertising Sign: A structure or portion thereof that is intended for advertising purposes or on which letters, figures, or pictorial matter are or are intended to be displayed for advertising purposes other than name, occupation or nature of business conducted on the premises or the products primarily manufactured or sold thereon. This definition shall not be held to include a real estate sign advertising for sale or rent the property upon which it stands.

3. Animated sign: Any sign which includes the optical illusion of action or motion or color changes of all or any part of the sign facing to show or give the appearance of video or television-type pictures that required electrical energy.

4. Awning sign: A sign applied to or incorporated into the covering of an awning. An awning sign shall be considered a wall sign for the purposes of this chapter.

5. Banner sign: A sign constructed of cloth, fabric or other nonrigid material hanging from a staff, pole or frame or wall mounted. A banner sign shall be considered a temporary sign.

6. Bench sign: A sign located on any part of the surface of a bench or seat placed on or adjacent to a public right-of-way.

7. Canopy sign: A sign installed on the wall or side of a canopy that conceals the structural portion of the canopy roof.

8. Commemorative plaque: A memorial plaque or plate, with engraved or cast lettering, which is permanently affixed to or near the structure or object it is intended to commemorate.

9. Construction sign: A sign on the site of a construction project that identifies the project, its character or purpose and/or the architects, engineers, planners, contractors, or other individuals or firms involved.

10. Directory sign: A sign on which the names and locations of occupants or the use or uses of a building are given.

11. Electronically changeable message sign: A sign upon which graphics, symbols or words can be varied upon the face or faces of the sign.

12. Flashing sign: A sign or other advertising structure having lights or illuminations that flash, move, rotate, scintillate, blink, flicker, vary in intensity or color, or use intermittent electrical pulsations, except for time and temperature signs.

13. Freestanding sign: A sign permanently supported from the ground in a fixed location by a structure of poles, uprights, braces or monumental base and not supported by nor attached to a building. The base of such sign shall be located on the business property.

14. Historically significant sign: A sign which was installed or constructed prior to January 1, 1956, and which has been approved by the City Council. Approved historical signs shall be restored and maintained in good condition.

15. Illuminated sign: A sign internally illuminated in any manner by an artificial light source within which the light source is not exposed.

16. Indirectly illuminated sign: A sign which by design is illuminated by reflection of a light source from the sign face. Such signs shall not project light from the light source across property lines, or directly towards traffic.

17. Integral sign: A memorial sign or tablet or name of or date of erection of a building when cut into any masonry surface or when constructed of bronze or other incombustible material mounted on the face of a building.

18. Logo sign: A sign bearing characters, letters, symbols, or characteristic design which, through trademark status or consistent usage, has become the customary identification for a business.

19. Marquee sign: A sign attached to fascia or on the roof of a marquee. For the purposes of this code, a sign located on the roof of a marquee shall be considered a projecting or freestanding sign and a sign located on the fascia or a marquee shall be considered a wall sign.

20. Moving sign: A sign or other advertising structure having visible moving, revolving or rotating parts or visible mechanical movement of any kind or other apparent visible movement achieved by electrical, electronics or mechanical means, except for street clocks and time and temperature signs.

21. Mural: A painting applied directly to a wall or building.

22. Nonconforming sign: A sign located within the corporate limits of the City that existed prior to the effective date of the ordinance codifying Chapter 20.62 which does not conform with the provisions of Chapter 20.62. Abandoned signs shall not be considered a nonconforming sign.

23. Off-premises sign: A sign which directs attention to a business, profession, product, activity or service which is not conducted, sold or offered on the premises where the sign is located as listed on the business license.

24. On-premises directional sign: A sign directing pedestrian or vehicular traffic to parking, entrances, exits, service areas, or other on-site locations.

25. Pennants or streamers: Long tapering flags or strips of material used to attract attention to a business, place, or area.

26. Political sign: A sign identifying or expressing a political candidate or viewpoint on public issues decided by ballot.

27. Portable sign: A sign, excluding sandwich-board signs, that is capable of being moved easily and not permanently affixed to the ground, a structure, or a building.

28. Projecting sign: A sign other than a wall sign that extends horizontally from and is supported by a wall of a building or structure.

29. Readerboard: A sign face consisting of tracks to hold readily changeable letters allowing frequent changes of copy. A readerboard shall be considered a wall sign.

30. Real estate sign: A sign that advertises the real estate on which it is located for rent, lease, or sale.

31. Roof sign: A sign painted, erected or constructed wholly upon or over the roof of any building and supported on the roof structure; however a sign located on a roof or a marquee shall be regarded as a projecting or freestanding sign.

32. Sandwich-board sign: A sign no more than forty-two inches in height and thirty inches in width and weighted to prevent it from tipping over.

33. Suspended sign: A sign which hangs below the permanent overhang, marquee or canopy extending over public or private sidewalks or rights-of-way.

34. Temporary sign: A sign, banner, pennant, valance, or advertising display constructed of cloth, paper, canvas, cardboard, or other light nondurable materials intended to be displayed for no more than thirty days per calendar year. Types of signs included in this category include but are not limited to: grand opening, special sales, special events, and garage sale signs.

35. Time and temperature: That portion of a sign intended to display only the time of day and current temperature.

36. Wall graphic: A wall design in which color and form are part of an overall design on the building.

37. Wall sign: A sign painted, attached to or erected against and parallel to the wall plane of a building or structure. A wall sign shall be confined within the limits of said wall and shall not extend more than twelve inches from the face of the wall. Awning signs shall be considered wall signs for the purposes of this code.

38. Window sign: A sign located on the interior of a window within one foot of the glass or located on the exterior of a window.

Sign Code: Chapter 20.62 of the Code.

Sign height: The vertical distance measured from the grade below the sign to the highest point of the sign.

Subdivision: The division or redivision of land into five or more lots, tracts, parcels, sites, or divisions for the purpose of sale, lease, or transfer of ownership.

Wall plane: That portion of a building face which is contained on one general plane. If there is a shift in the facade forward or back, a new plane is created. A single wall plane may contain windows and doors.

Specified anatomical areas:

1. Less than completely and/or opaquely covered human genitals, pubic region, buttocks, or female breast below the point immediately above the top of the areola; or

2. Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely or opaquely covered.

Specified sexual activities:

1. The fondling or other intentional touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttocks, anus or female breasts;

2. Sex acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated, including intercourse, oral copulation, or sodomy; or

3. Masturbation, actual or simulated; or

4. Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation, arousal or tumescence; or

5. Excretory functions as part of or in connection with any of the activities set forth in this definition.

Stable, private: A detached accessory building for the keeping of horses owned by the occupants of the premises and not kept for hire or sale.

Stable, public: A stable other than a private stable.

Storage – Dangerous waste: "Storage" means the holding of dangerous waste for a temporary period. Accumulation of dangerous waste by the generator on the site of generation is not storage as long as the generator complies with the applicable requirements of WAC 173-303-200 and 173-303-201.

Story: That portion of a building between the surface of any habitable floor and the surface of the floor next above it, or if there is not floor above, then the space between the floor and ceiling next above it.

Street: A public thoroughfare affording a principle means of access to abutting property.

Street, line: The boundary line between street and abutting property.

Street, side: A street which bounds a corner lot and which extends in the same general direction of the line determining the depth of the lot.

Structural alterations: Any change in the supporting members of a building such as bearing walls, columns, beams, floor or roof joists, or changes in roof or exterior lines.

Structure: Anything constructed or erected which requires location on the ground but not including fences or free-standing walls less than six feet high.

Subdivision Code: Title 19 of the Code.

Surface impoundment: A facility or part of a facility which is a natural topographic depression, manmade excavation, or diked area formed primarily of earthen materials (although it may be lined with manmade materials), and which is designed to hold an accumulation of liquid dangerous wastes or dangerous wastes containing free liquids. This term includes holding, storage, settling and aeration pits, ponds or lagoons (WAC 173-303-404).

Treatment: The physical, chemical or biological processing of dangerous waste to make such wastes non-dangerous or less dangerous, safer for transport, amenable for energy or material resource recovery, amenable for storage or reduced in volume.

Use: The purpose for which land or a building is designed, arranged or intended, or for which it is occupied or maintained, let or leased.

Use or building, principal: The primary use of the lot upon which the use or building is located.

Use or structure, accessory: A use or structure customarily incidental to a permitted principal use or building and located on the same lot with the principal use or building.

Vehicle Wrecker: A person, firm, partnership, association or corporation defined in RCW 46.80 engaged in the business of buying, selling, or dealing in vehicles for the purpose of wrecking, dismantling, disassembling, or substantially changing the form of a vehicle.

Vehicle Wrecking Yard: An area used by a Vehicle Wrecker, for the furtherance of those activities licensed pursuant to RCW 46.80.

Vision-obscuring fences and hedges: Solid or partially open fences and hedges which obscure the vision.

Waste pile: Any non-containerized accumulation of solid, non-flowing waste that is used for treatment or storage (WAC 173-303-040).

WSDOT: Washington State Department of Transportation.

WSDOT Standard Specifications: Washington State Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge and Municipal Construction.

Yard: An open space, other than a court, on a lot, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward. In measuring a yard, the line of a principal building means a line parallel to the nearest lot line drawn through the point of a building or the point of a building group nearest to such lot line, except as otherwise provided in Chapter 20.40 and the measurement shall be taken from the line of the building to the nearest lot line. Attached and covered porches, carports, and the like shall be considered part of the principal building.

Yard, front: A yard extending across the full width of the lot, the depth of which yard is the minimum horizontal distance between the front lot line and a line parallel thereto on the lot drawn through the nearest point of the principal building, provided that when a future street right-of-way has been established by the adoption of an official plan, the front yard shall be measured from the right-of-way line.

Yard, rear: A yard extending across the full width of the lot between the rear lot line and the nearest line of the principal building.

Yard, side: A yard between the side lot line and the nearest line of the principal building, extending from the front yard or front lot line where no front yard is required, to the rear yard or rear lot line where no rear yard is required.

Zone: A portion of the City designated on the Quincy zoning map as one of the categories listed and described in Chapter 20.12 for the purpose of promoting sound and orderly development of land compatible with surroundings and in accordance with the comprehensive plan.

Zoning Code: Title 20 of the Code. (Ord 09-262 §8, (Ex B); Ord 08-234 §3, §7 (Ex A); Ord 07-216 §4; Ord 07-201, §2 (Ex B); Ord 06-176 (Ex B); Ord 05-157 §1; Ord 03-120 §§1, 2; Ord 01-86 §3 (Ex A))