Chapter 18.16


18.16.010    General intent.

18.16.020    Repealed.

18.16.030    Accessory structures.

18.16.040    Repealed.

18.16.050    Setback and bulk regulations.

18.16.060    Off-street parking and loading requirements.

18.16.070    Repealed.

*Prior legislation: Ords. 515 and 515C.

18.16.010 General intent.

The purpose of this district is to establish and preserve medium-density residential neighborhoods at a density of five to nine units per acre, to create a stable environment for family life and to prevent intrusion by incompatible land uses. (Ord. 740 § 5, 1997).

18.16.020 Uses permitted outright.

Repealed by Ord. 1416. (Ord. 1355 § 2, 2010; Ord. 1137 § 3, 2005; Ord. 747 § 1, 1997; Ord. 746 § 3, 1997; Ord. 740 § 5, 1997).

18.16.030 Accessory structures.

The following accessory structures are permitted on a lot in this district:

A. Accessory Structures.

1. Swimming pool, if enclosed with a six-foot fence;

2. Awnings or canopies;

3. Walls or fences; provided the requirements of BLMC 18.22.020 are met;

4. Flagpoles;

5. Outside fireplaces;

6. Accessory, noncommercial greenhouses;

7. Accessory sheds and tool rooms; provided they are part of a residential use;

8. Private docks, mooring facilities and boathouses; provided the project complies with shoreline management regulations and the provisions of BLMC 18.22.070;

9. Garage or carport.

B. Repealed by Ord. 1416. (Ord. 1416 §§ 1, 4, 2011; Ord. 740 § 5, 1997).

18.16.040 Uses permitted conditionally.

Repealed by Ord. 1416. (Ord. 1002 § 4, 2003; Ord. 740 § 5, 1997).

18.16.050 Setback and bulk regulations.

The following bulk regulations shall apply to the uses permitted in the district subject to the provisions for yard projections included in BLMC 18.22.080:

A. Density shall be a minimum of five and a maximum of nine dwelling units per net acre.

B. Minimum lot width: 55 feet.

C. Minimum front setback: 20 feet for garages as measured from the garage door to the street, 10 feet for residences and the wall of a garage that does not contain a garage door, except State Highway 410 where the setback shall be 55 feet from the right-of-way line. In areas where existing right-of-way is insufficient, additional setback may be required by the public works director.

D. Minimum side yard: five feet; provided, that a boathouse and other accessory structures allowed by BLMC Title 16, Division III, Shoreline Code, shall not have a side yard setback in cases where the side lot line is parallel to Lake Tapps.

E. Minimum Rear Setback.

1. Residence: 20 feet;

2. Separated garage or accessory building: 10 feet;

3. Boathouse and other accessory structures allowed by BLMC Title 16, Division III, Shoreline Code, shall not have a rear yard setback in cases where the rear lot line is parallel to Lake Tapps.

F. Maximum height: 35 feet above grade.

G. Maximum lot coverage by impervious surfaces shall be 60 percent.

H. In the case of new subdivisions or short subdivisions that cluster residences to preserve open space and/or environmental critical areas regulated under BLMC Title 16, Division II, concurrent with subdivision or short subdivision approval, the city may reduce the requirements in subsections B, C, E and G of this section by up to 50 percent; provided, that the open space/critical area is placed in a tract(s) and the division still complies with the residential density requirements established in BLMC 18.14.060(A).

I. In cases where setbacks were established in the recorded subdivision or short subdivision that are different than those established in this section, the setbacks established by the recorded subdivision or short subdivision shall be used in lieu of the setbacks established in this section; provided, that:

1. Garages are still required to be set back 20 feet from the front property line; and

2. In instances where the plat or short plat establishes setbacks for some of the property lines, but not all lot lines, the lot line for which a setback was not established in the plat or short plat shall comply with the setback for that lot line established in this section. (Ord. 1641 § 14, 2020; Ord. 1355 § 3, 2010; Ord. 1302 § 2, 2009; Ord. 1099 § 18, 2005; Ord. 740 § 5, 1997).

18.16.060 Off-street parking and loading requirements.

For off-street parking requirements, see Residential Development Standards, BLMC 18.22.100. (Ord. 740 § 5, 1997).

18.16.070 Planned unit development.

Repealed by Ord. 1131. (Ord. 740 § 5, 1997).