Chapter 18.33


18.33.010    Purpose.

18.33.020    General provisions.

18.33.030    Lighting.

18.33.040    Drive-through facilities.

18.33.050    Parking.

18.33.060    Pedestrian circulation.

18.33.070    Building design.

18.33.010 Purpose.

Land use and development standards provide for cohesive site development, which is a crucial element in the creation of an Eastown commercial district that has interconnected parking, complementary site design, and a logical infrastructure. The standards included in this chapter build upon the goals and policies established in the Eastown center plan and Bonney Lake 2035. (Ord. 1524 § 7, 2015; Ord. 1407 § 1 (Att. A), 2011).

18.33.020 General provisions.

A. All requirements of applicable underlying zoning shall be met, except as modified in this chapter.

B. All site plans shall include sufficient detail to determine whether site and building designs comply with this chapter, including the Eastown future road network.

C. Developments at the northeasternmost end of Bonney Lake shall provide an easement for placement of a city-sponsored gateway sign. (Ord. 1407 § 1 (Att. A), 2011).

18.33.030 Lighting.

A. Lighting shall be designed and installed so that it does not spill onto adjacent properties.

B. Lighting shall be provided in all loading, storage, and circulation areas, but shall incorporate cutoff shields to prevent off-site glare.

C. Lighting standards shall not reduce the amount of landscaping provided for the project. (Ord. 1407 § 1 (Att. A), 2011).

18.33.040 Drive-through facilities.

Drive-through facilities, including but not limited to banks, cleaners, coffee shops, fast food, drug stores, and service stations, shall comply with the following:

A. Drive-through windows and stacking lanes are prohibited along facades of buildings that face a right-of-way unless they are visually screened from the street by Type 3 landscaping and/or architectural elements that are consistent with the building design.

B. The stacking lane shall be physically separated from the parking lot, sidewalk, and pedestrian areas by Type 3 landscaping and/or architectural elements that are consistent with the building design.

C. Drive-through speakers shall not be audible off site. (Ord. 1634 § 5, 2020; Ord. 1454 § 3, 2013; Ord. 1407 § 1 (Att. A), 2011).

18.33.050 Parking.

A. Commercial developments shall design parking facilities to allow for internal traffic circulation with adjacent developments. Where feasible, such circulation shall be achieved through connected parking lots.

B. Developments shall plan for driveways that can be jointly used by adjacent development.

C. All parking lots containing over 100 parking spaces must contain well-defined pedestrian walkways that separate pedestrians from cars. At least one walkway must be provided for every four rows of parking. Interconnections between walkways shall be provided to create safe walking.

D. Multifamily developments, except nursing homes, assisted living centers and designated senior housing, shall provide visitor parking at a ratio of one visitor parking space per five dwelling units. This parking may be accomplished by designating visitor spaces within a parking lot or by creating on-street parking on private internal roads.

E. Bicycle parking must be provided in all new parking lots. A minimum of one bicycle parking space per 10 vehicle spaces must be provided, with a maximum 10 bicycle stalls per parcel. Bicycle parking areas shall be:

1. Located in a covered, secure area with racks for locking bicycles;

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. (Ord. 1407 § 1 (Att. A), 2011).

18.33.060 Pedestrian circulation.

A. Pedestrian walkways must provide direct connections between roadways, parking lots and building entrances.

B. Developments shall be designed to allow pedestrian walkways and bicycle lanes to connect to adjacent developments.

C. Internal sidewalks must extend to property lines to facilitate pedestrian connections between adjacent developments. (Ord. 1407 § 1 (Att. A), 2011).

18.33.070 Building design.

Multistory commercial buildings and commercial buildings wider than 100 feet (measured along walls adjacent to streets and/or front entrances) shall include at least three of the following articulation features along all facades at articulation intervals of no wider than 75 feet:

A. Providing building modulation of at least two feet in depth and four feet in width.

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

C. Providing a covered entry or separate weather protection feature for each articulation interval.

D. Change of roofline.

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

F. Providing lighting fixtures, trellis, tree, or other landscape feature within each interval.

G. Other methods that meet the intent of this chapter as approved by the director. (Ord. 1407 § 1 (Att. A), 2011).