Chapter 18.29


18.29.010    General intent.

18.29.020    General provisions.

18.29.030    Building design standards.

18.29.040    Performance standards.

18.29.050    Setback and bulk regulations.

18.29.060    Vehicular use areas and parking.

18.29.070    Bicycle facilities.

18.29.080    Exterior lighting.

18.29.010 General intent.

The Eastown zoning classification is intended to provide appropriately located areas for various, wholesale distribution facilities, research, light industrial enterprises, and compatible commercial services that enhance the city’s economic base and provide jobs for residents of the area that are complementary and are not detrimental to either existing or proposed industrial uses, or neighboring commercial and residential districts. Typical uses in this classification are storage, distribution and assembly of products from previously prepared materials, including business and light industrial parks which do not generate excessive noise, odors, dust, smoke, heavy traffic congestion or pollution of water or air. (Ord. 1657 § 2, 2021; Ord. 1416 § 9 (Appx. A), 2011; Ord. 748 § 1, 1998).

18.29.020 General provisions.

A. These standards shall apply to all properties located within the boundaries of the Eastown Subarea as established in the Bonney Lake comprehensive plan.

B. The requirements of Chapter 18.31 BLMC – Commercial Development Standards shall not apply to properties within the Eastown zoning classification, except as specifically adopted in this chapter.

C. All development shall comply with the future road network as adopted as part of the mapped streets in Chapter 12.30 BLMC. (Ord. 1657 § 2, 2021).

18.29.030 Building design standards.

Multistory buildings and buildings wider than 100 feet as measured along walls facing streets or mapped streets shall employ measures as discussed below to visually reduce the height, bulk, and any large expanse of undifferentiated wall surface:

A. Building design elements shall be used to reduce the visual bulk and height of large structures or facades facing the street as approved by the director with concurrence of the design commission or by employing at least three of the following articulation features along the facade facing the street at articulation intervals of no wider than 75 feet:

1. Building modulation of at least two feet in depth and four feet in width.

2. Repeating distinctive window patterns at intervals narrower than the articulation interval.

3. Change of roofline.

4. Changing materials and/or color with a change in building plane.

5. Providing lighting fixtures, trellises, trees, or other landscape features within each interval.

B. The elevation of the building facing the street shall include building entrances for associated offices and/or sales areas.

C. Building entrances shall be delineated through architectural design and distinctively differentiated from the remainder of the building as approved by the director with concurrence of the design commission. Options include, but are not limited to: wall modulation, gables, window clusters, landscape treatment, material/color/texture change, awnings, moldings, signage, paving texture, planters, and pedestrian amenities such as benches and tables. (Ord. 1657 § 2, 2021).

18.29.040 Performance standards.

The following special requirements and performance standards shall apply to properties located in this zoning classification:

A. Loading bay doors and docks shall be located on a building elevation not facing a street or mapped street.

B. All refuse containers shall be located in the rear or side of the lot and shall be placed out of sight from any street or mapped streets in a secure enclosure that complies with WAC 51-50-009 and City of Bonney Lake Engineering Standard M-9.

C. Outdoor storage shall only be allowed as an accessory use to another principal use provided it meets the following standards:

1. The material(s) being stored shall not exceed 12 feet in height;

2. The material(s) being stored shall be wrapped or enclosed to prevent wind-blown debris;

3. The outdoor storage area shall not exceed 40 percent of the building footprint or 15 percent of the lot area, whichever is less;

4. The outdoor storage is screened from adjacent streets or mapped streets established in Chapter 12.30 BLMC by a Type 1 Landscaping Buffer as established in Chapter 16.68 BLMC; and

5. The outdoor storage shall not be located closer to a street or mapped street than the facade of the building facing the front property line.

D. Assembly or processing of previously prepared materials in a fully enclosed building, provided:

1. No explosives, ammunition, blasting agents or fireworks are stored or manufactured in this district;

2. Cellulose nitrate products and cellulose nitrate plastics may be stored in accordance with the fire prevention ordinance, but shall not be manufactured in this district;

3. Any material having a closed cup flash point below 105 degrees Fahrenheit is prohibited from this district.

E. Storage or processing of any hazardous waste as defined in Chapter 70.105 RCW is not permitted as a principal use.

F. All developments shall comply with the general performance standards adopted in BLMC 18.31.030. (Ord. 1657 § 2, 2021; Ord. 1428 § 1, 2012).

18.29.050 Setback and bulk regulations.

The following bulk regulations apply to uses in this district:

A. Minimum Front Setback.

1. Service station pump islands: 15 feet from street property line;

2. Setbacks on State Highway 410: 55 feet from the right-of-way line;

3. From any other street: 20 feet from the street where existing right-of-way is adequate; additional setback may be required by the director where existing right-of-way is inadequate.

B. There shall be no minimum side or rear setback requirements except as needed to comply with the landscape requirements of Chapter 16.68 BLMC or building code requirements.

C. The maximum height of any building shall be 55 feet. (Ord. 1657 § 2, 2021; Ord. 1634 § 3, 2020; Ord. 1230 §§ 2, 18, 2007; Ord. 1099 § 27, 2005; Ord. 851 § 36, 2000; Ord. 748 § 1, 1998).

18.29.060 Vehicular use areas and parking.

A. For parking and vehicular use area requirements see BLMC 18.31.010 and 18.31.020 and Chapter 16.68 BLMC.

B. Parking lots containing 100 or more parking spaces shall provide electric vehicle charging stations as described below:

1. Electric vehicle charging stations shall be of the “Type 3” variety: fast charging, DC energy from an off-board charger; maximum current specified is 240 kW, which provides for an approximate 30-minute charge time.

2. Electric vehicle charging stations shall be signed “Reserved for Charging Electric Vehicles.”

3. Electric vehicle charging stations shall be installed at a ratio of two stations per 100 parking spaces.

4. Locations within 20 miles of four or more charging stations are exempt from these requirements.

5. Newly constructed parking lots and parking lot modifications that impact 100 or more spaces are subject to these requirements. This includes the cumulative number of spaces modified at the same site within five years. (Ord. 1657 § 2, 2021; Ord. 748 § 1, 1998).

18.29.070 Bicycle facilities.

A. Bicycle parking must be provided in all new parking lots as required below:

1. For uses listed as manufacturing, wholesale, and industrial uses on the land use matrix adopted in BLMC 18.08.020, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every 25,000 square feet of gross floor area of the building devoted to the particular use specified.

2. For all other uses, one bicycle parking space shall be provided for every 5,000 square feet of gross floor area of the building devoted to the particular use specified.

3. When a combination of uses are included, the minimum number of bicycle parking spaces required shall be the sum of the maximum numbers of spaces required for each individual use.

B. Bicycle parking areas shall be:

1. Located in a covered, secure area with either:

a. Racks for locking bicycles able to accommodate cable locks and “U” locks and must permit the locking of the bicycle frame and one wheel to the rack; or

b. Bicycle lockers;

2. Accessible by means other than stairs;

3. Separated from vehicle parking areas by physical barriers such as bollards, posts, or landscaping;

4. Located adjacent to each building within a multi-building complex.

C. Each bicycle parking space:

1. Must be at least two feet by six feet. Where a bike may be locked on both sides of a bicycle rack without conflict, each side may be counted as a required space.

2. Must be accessible without moving another bicycle and its placement must not result in a bicycle obstructing a required walkway. (Ord. 1657 § 2, 2021).

18.29.080 Exterior lighting.

A. All exterior lighting shall comply with all of the following standards:

1. All outdoor light fixtures shall be dark sky compliant, which means that the lighting is designed, located and lamped with full cut-off fixtures with light sources downcast to prevent glare;

2. The maximum height of the light-emitting surface of a pole-mounted or building-mounted fixture is 30 feet above grade;

3. The maximum illumination level at rear and side property lines adjacent to residential uses or rural zoned properties and the exterior edge of wetland buffers or riparian management zones shall be 0.1 foot candles.

B. Compliance.

1. An assessment of the conformance status of all planned exterior-lighting fixtures on a property location must be a part of any application subject to design review or conditional use permit.

2. The submission of specific descriptions, specifications, photometric data, site-installation locations, lighting plans, studies, or other information may be required, as determined by the director.

3. Confirmation of full compliance is required prior to issuance or approval of any corresponding final inspection or certificate of occupancy.

C. The following actions, applications, and fixtures are prohibited:

1. Searchlights, beacons, laser-source, or other high-intensity lighting fixtures.

2. Fixtures that may be confused with or construed in context as a traffic-control or public-safety device.

3. Lighting found by reason of attraction, intensity, glare, or trespass to be a significant public-safety concern. (Ord. 1657 § 2, 2021).