Chapter 14.95


14.95.010    Purpose.

14.95.020    Exemptions.

14.95.030    Design commission may delegate.

14.95.010 Purpose.

The purposes of these design review regulations are to:

A. Promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of Bonney Lake;

B. Recognize that land use regulations aimed at the orderliness of community growth, the protection and enhancement of property values, the minimization of discordant and unsightly surroundings, the avoidance of inappropriateness and poor quality of design and other environmental and aesthetic objectives provide not only for the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens, but also for their comfort and prosperity and the beauty and balance of the community, and as such, are the proper and necessary concerns of local government;

C. Protect, preserve, and enhance the social, cultural, economic, environmental, aesthetic, and natural values that have established the desirable quality and unique character of Bonney Lake;

D. Promote and enhance construction and maintenance practices that will tend to promote visual quality throughout Bonney Lake;

E. Recognize environmental and aesthetic design as an integral part of the planning process; and

F. Implement adopted land use policies and regulations, including the downtown design guidelines and Bonney Lake 2035. (Ord. 1524 § 2, 2015; Ord. 1025 § 10, 2004).

14.95.020 Exemptions.

The design process shall apply to all property improvements except the following which will not materially affect implementation of the comprehensive plan’s design goals, and are therefore exempt:

A. Development permits not immediately associated with building construction, such as short plats, subdivisions, or rezones unaccompanied by any building permit application;

B. Detached homes, attached homes, townhouses, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and accessory uses, both new construction and modifications;

C. Construction activities which do not require a building permit, sign permit, or any other city permit;

D. Modifications to existing structures which will not be visible from outside the structure;

E. Nonresidential additions of less than 1,000 square feet of floor area;

F. Modifications of existing building facades which are not visible from a public right-of-way or which affect less than 200 square feet of facade surface;

G. Temporary placement of mobile structures such as construction offices;

H. Wireless communication antennas on existing towers or other structures. (Ord. 1702 § 5, 2023; Ord. 1099 § 4, 2005; Ord. 1025 § 11, 2004).

14.95.030 Design commission may delegate.

The design commission may in writing delegate its design review responsibility on any specific development proposal to the director(s). (Ord. 1025 § 12, 2004).