Chapter 30.31B
FREEWAY SERVICE (FS) AND GENERAL COMMERCIAL (GC) ZONES

Sections:

30.31B.010    Purpose and applicability.

30.31B.020    Minimum zoning criteria (Freeway Service only).

30.31B.100    General performance standards.

30.31B.200    Official site plan.

30.31B.210    Binding site plan (BSP).

30.31B.220    Time limitation of application.

30.31B.230    Approval expiration.

30.31B.300    Revisions to approved official site plans.

30.31B.310    Review or revocation of approval.

30.31B.010 Purpose and applicability.

This chapter regulates development in and establishes zoning criteria for the freeway service (FS) and general commercial zones. It sets forth procedures and standards to be followed in applying for, and building in these zones.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-085, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006)

30.31B.020 Minimum zoning criteria (Freeway Service only).

The FS zone is to be established only upon land abutting a frontage or access road of a limited access highway and under a single ownership or unified control. The official site plan approved for the zone must include provisions for the elimination of existing uses which are made nonconforming by establishment of the zone.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-085, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006)

30.31B.100 General performance standards.

Each development shall be permanently screened from adjoining and contiguous residential areas or zone by a wall, fence, greenbelt, or other enclosure approved by the hearing examiner of minimum height of four feet and maximum height of seven feet. No signs shall be permitted on any part of a screening enclosure unless equivalent screening is provided by existing parks, parkways, recreational area, or by topography or other natural conditions. No screening shall be required when abutting existing parks, parkways, recreational area, or by topography or other natural conditions.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)

30.31B.200 Official site plan.

(1) An official site plan for the zone, indicating the provisions for acceleration and deceleration lanes, ingress and egress driveways; curbing, internal traffic circulation and parking; the location of structures; and the floor area devoted to accessory uses must be reviewed and approved by:

(a) The hearing examiner concurrently with the freeway service or general commercial rezone request pursuant to chapter 30.42A SCC and subtitle 30.7 SCC as a Type 2 process; or

(b) The department only for properties where the freeway service or general commercial zones already exist, pursuant to chapter 30.43A SCC as a Type 1 process.

(2) The department may approve an official site plan for partial development of the existing zone.

(3) The department shall include in its staff report to the hearing examiner or in its decision pursuant to chapter 30.43A SCC the director of the department of public works’ written evaluation of the adequacy of the proposed traffic control measures and, where applicable, the effect of the applicant’s proposal on the proper function of the freeway interchange. Where a state facility is involved, the department of public works shall request a similar evaluation by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-085, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006)

30.31B.210 Binding site plan (BSP).

(1) An applicant may choose to divide land pursuant to a binding site plan (chapter 30.41D SCC) in conjunction with obtaining approval of an FS or GC official site plan.

(2) All hearing examiner conditions of approval shall appear on the binding site plan and record of survey either in full, or by reference to separately recorded covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CCRs).

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended Ord. 05-085, December 21, 2005, Eff date Feb. 1, 2006)

30.31B.220 Time limitation of application.

An application for an official site plan under this chapter shall expire pursuant to SCC 30.70.140.

(Added by Amended Ord. 16-004, Mar. 16, 2016, Eff date Apr. 1, 2016)

30.31B.230 Approval expiration.

Approval of an official site plan under this chapter shall expire pursuant to SCC 30.70.140.

(Added by Amended Ord. 16-004, Mar. 16, 2016, Eff date Apr. 1, 2016)

30.31B.300 Revisions to approved official site plans.

Revisions to an approved official site plan shall be processed pursuant to SCC 30.70.210 or 30.70.220.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-050, Aug. 28, 2013, Eff date Sept. 19, 2013)

30.31B.310 Review or revocation of approval.

Rezones and any concurrent or subsequent approvals issued pursuant to this chapter may be reviewed or revoked in accordance with SCC 30.71.027.

(Added Amended Ord. 02-064, December 9, 2002, Eff date February 1, 2003)