40.260.172    Recreational Vehicle Parks

A.    Purpose. Recreational vehicle (RV) parks are intended to provide for the accommodation of visitors who travel by recreational vehicle and reside in that vehicle for a period not to exceed one hundred eighty (180) days.

B.    Permitted Uses. Recreational vehicle (to include motor homes and recreational trailers) and caretaker’s units. Storage of RVs on site is prohibited unless such use is allowed by the zoning district.

C.    Development Standards.

1.    Minimum size of an RV park is two (2) acres.

2.    Landscaping.

a.    Perimeter landscaping and buffers shall be those as required by Table 40.320.010-1 except that those portions of the perimeter of the site that abut residential land uses, regardless of zoning, shall be landscaped to an L-4 standard.

b.    Interior landscaping shall be provided at the rate of one (1) tree per every two (2) RV spaces. Deciduous trees used for interior landscaping shall be fully branched, have a minimum caliper of one and one-half (1 1/2) inches, and a minimum height of eight (8) feet at the time of planting. Evergreen trees used for interior landscaping shall be fully branched and a minimum of six (6) feet high at the time of planting. Location of trees can be grouped, but each RV space shall be no further than fifty (50) feet from a tree. Trees shall be protected from damage by a curb stop or other approved method, and shall be maintained in accordance with Section 40.320.010(G)(6).

3.    Interior Accessways and Circulation.

a.    Access drives shall be paved to a width of not less than twenty-four (24) feet, and provided with sidewalks meeting ADA requirements on one (1) side.

b.    One (1) way road systems may reduce the access drive width to not less than twenty (20) feet.

c.    Minimum turning radii of access drives shall accommodate emergency vehicle access.

d.    Emergency vehicle access shall be provided per Title 15.

e.    Parked vehicles shall not encroach into the required access drive width.

4.    Recreational Amenities. A minimum of ten (10) square feet of recreational space such as, but not limited to, pool areas, sports/play fields and game courts, shall be provided for each RV space, but in no case shall be less than one thousand five hundred (1,500) square feet. Interior recreational areas that provide amenities such as arcade or game tables may be counted as one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the required square footage.

5.    Individual RV Spaces. Individual spaces shall be designed to:

a.    Accommodate an RV and one (1) standard vehicle parking space.

b.    Provide sufficient width such that the minimum recreational vehicle separation between spaces (including slide outs) shall be at least ten (10) feet; separation between passenger vehicles and recreational vehicles shall be a minimum of five (5) feet.

c.    All unpaved areas shall be landscaped in accordance with Section 40.320.010.

6.    Utilities.

a.    All RV spaces shall be provided with electrical, potable water and sewer connections. All utilities shall be provided underground and shall be subject to purveyor’s requirements.

b.    Drinking water connections shall require a minimum six (6) inch riser. Confirmation of the approved water system must be obtained from the public water purveyor or public health, and have backflow protection in conformance with state and purveyor requirements.

c.    Confirmation of connection to an approved public sewer system or on-site sewage system must be obtained from the public sewer provider or public health.

7.    Sanitary Facilities.

a.    One (1) toilet, lavatory and shower for each sex for every fifty (50) recreational vehicle spaces or fraction thereof shall be provided within an enclosed building.

b.    Toilet, lavatory and shower facilities shall be located not more than five hundred (500) feet from any recreational vehicle space.

c.    Laundry Facilities. One (1) washing machine and dryer shall be provided for every fifty (50) recreational vehicle spaces or fraction thereof.

d.    A minimum of one (1) sanitation station per each one hundred (100) RV spaces or fraction thereof shall be provided. Sanitation stations shall be located within the park in such a manner so as not to be obnoxious to the tenants of the park and shall be set back at least fifty (50) feet from all property lines and at least one hundred (100) feet from property lines that abut residential development.

8.    Solid Waste. Solid waste collection areas shall be provided at the rate of at least one hundred (100) square feet for every thirty (30) spaces. Such areas shall be equally distributed throughout the site and meet the design requirements of Section 40.360.030.

9.    Parking. Off-street parking shall be provided for vehicles as follows:

a.    Each individual RV space shall provide one (1) standard vehicle parking space in addition to the RV space itself. Such spaces shall not encroach into the required minimum access drive width.

b.    One (1) visitor parking space shall be provided for every ten (10) recreational vehicle spaces or fraction thereof in addition to parking spaces needed for office or caretaker’s units.

c.    In addition to standard vehicle parking spaces for office uses and any caretaker’s unit required by Section 40.340.010, parking areas for RVs shall be provided near office or check-in structures, and shall not obstruct traffic circulation or emergency vehicle access.

10.    All storage of supplies, maintenance, materials and equipment shall be provided within a storage area. Such storage areas shall be screened from adjoining properties by a minimum L3 landscape buffer.

11.    Lighting shall be hooded and positioned away from abutting properties. Light standards shall be a maximum of eighteen (18) feet in height.

12.    Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance. Office parking, individual RV spaces, and other site facilities such as restrooms and recreational areas shall be reviewed for compliance with current ADA guidelines.

13.    A caretaker’s residence which meets applicable building codes shall be provided.

D.    Performance Standards.

1.    Length of Occupancy. The period of time that an RV may occupy the park must not exceed (180) consecutive days, or one hundred eighty (180) calendar days of a year.

2.    Wheels or similar devices shall not be removed from recreational vehicles, nor shall any fixture other than awnings, etc., that is an integral part of the vehicle be added which will prevent the recreational vehicle from being moved.

3.    Site Management.

a.    An on-call maintenance manager that is able to respond to emergencies shall be available at all hours.

b.    Management of the RV park shall be responsible to ensure compliance with the noise standards of Chapter 173-60 WAC.

c.    Lighting generated from RV or camping spaces shall not cast glare on abutting properties.

(Added: Ord. 2017-12-10)