Chapter 30.31E
TOWNHOUSE (T) ZONE

Sections:

30.31E.010    Purpose.

30.31E.020    Applicability.

30.31E.030    Density.

30.31E.040    Uses, height and setback requirements.

30.31E.050    Lot area, width and coverage.

30.31E.060    Parking.

30.31E.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish development standards in the Townhouse (T) zone. The intent of the Townhouse zone is to provide flexible zoning to allow for infill development within urban growth areas without adversely affecting the existing neighborhood.

(Added Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff date April 21, 2009)

30.31E.020 Applicability.

(1) The provisions of this chapter shall apply to any property that is zoned Townhouse zone on the Snohomish County Official Zoning Map.

(2) Properties may be rezoned pursuant to chapter 30.42A SCC to Townhouse zone if the property is located in the Urban Medium Density Residential Comprehensive Plan designation as shown on the Future Land Use Map.

(Added Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff date April 21, 2009)

30.31E.030 Density.

Dwelling unit density shall not exceed a maximum of nine dwellings per net acre. Maximum density shall be derived from the calculation of the gross area of the site less critical areas that cannot be developed, roads, and areas required for public use.

(Added Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff date April 21, 2009)

30.31E.040 Uses, height and setback requirements.

Development within the Townhouse zone shall meet the following standards and regulations:

(1) Slopes. Placement of buildings shall not severely alter the natural topography and shall conform to limitations set forth in chapter 30.62B SCC. Building setbacks and limit of clearing lines shall be displayed on the site plan for projects with slopes regulated by chapter 30.62B SCC.

(2) Uses allowed in the Townhouse zone are set forth in SCC 30.22.100.

(3) The bulk standards in SCC 30.23.030 shall apply, except:

(a) The setbacks from side and rear lot lines may be reduced to allow for zero lot line development of townhouses and attached single family dwellings; and

(b) The setbacks from the front lot line may be reduced by up to 10 feet in order to create variety, as long as the average of all such setbacks is at least 15 feet and each townhouse has a combined total of 25 feet of front and rear setbacks.

(c) If a unit lot subdivision or short subdivision is proposed pursuant to SCC 30.41A.205 or 30.41B.205, the setback provisions of those sections shall apply, and the provisions of subsections (3)(a) and (b) of this section shall not apply.

(4) Where multiple buildings are located on the same lot, a minimum separation of at least 10 feet shall be maintained between buildings as measured from the outer walls of each building.

(Added Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff date April 21, 2009; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-115, Jan. 30, 2013, Eff date March 1, 2013; Amended by Amended Ord. 13-042, July 10, 2013, Eff date July 22, 2013; Amended by Amended Ord. 16-073, Dec. 21, 2016, Eff date Feb. 19, 2017)

30.31E.050 Lot area, width and coverage.

(1) Minimum lot area shall be:

(a) An average of 2,000 square feet per each dwelling; and

(b) None for non-residential uses.

(2) There is no minimum lot width.

(3) Lot coverage requirements shall be in accordance with the following:

(a) Single family detached dwellings, mobile homes and associated accessory structures located on individual lots shall cover not more than 35 percent of the lot;

(b) Dwellings, accessory structures and other uses not prescribed in subsection (3)(a) of this section that are located on individual lots shall together cover not more than 55 percent of the lot; and

(c) If common or single ownership of the development is utilized, the lot coverage in subsections (3)(a) and (b) of this section shall be the sum of the lot coverage applied using the gross area of the entire site less critical areas, roads, and areas required for public use.

(4) Subdivisions in the Townhouse zone shall be subject to the requirements in chapter 30.41A SCC.

(5) If a townhouse unit lot subdivision or short subdivision is proposed pursuant to SCC 30.41A.205 or 30.41B.205, the lot area, width and coverage provisions of those sections shall apply, and the provisions of subsections (1) through (3) of this section shall not apply.

(Added Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff date April 21, 2009; Amended by Amended Ord. 12-115, Jan. 30, 2013, Eff date March 1, 2013)

30.31E.060 Parking.

Parking shall be pursuant to chapter 30.26 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 08-101, Jan. 21, 2009, Eff date April 21, 2009)