Chapter 17.52


17.52.010    Parking space defined.

17.52.020    Residence parking.

17.52.030    Parking area location.

17.52.040    Loading space requirements.

17.52.050    Parking space requirements.

17.52.060    Unspecified uses.

17.52.070    Public parking area requirements.

17.52.010 Parking space defined.

For the purpose of this chapter, 200 square feet of lot area shall be deemed a parking space for one automobile. (Ord. 805 § 1, 1999; Ord. 74 § 10(A), 1959)

17.52.020 Residence parking.

In all zoning districts there shall be one permanently maintained parking space, not including carports or garages, on the same lot or tract with each residential structure erected on the lot, or within 100 feet of such residential structure, providing it is on a lot or tract owned by the residential structure owner. Such parking space need not be separately zoned. (Ord. 805 § 1, 1999; Ord. 74 § 10(B), 1959)

17.52.030 Parking area location.

In all zoning districts, except R-1, the maintained parking space shall not occupy any part of the required front yard setback area. (Ord. 805 § 1, 1999; Ord. 74 § 10(C), 1959)

17.52.040 Loading space requirements.

Loading space, having access to a public street, shall be required adjacent to each business building, hereafter erected or enlarged, if the use of such building entails deliveries to it or shipping from it, and such loading space shall be of adequate size to accommodate the maximum number and size of vehicles simultaneously loaded or unloaded, in connection with the business conducted in such building. No part of the truck or van using the loading space may project into the public right-of-way. (Ord. 805 § 1, 1999; Ord. 74 § 10(D), 1959)

17.52.050 Parking space requirements.

For a new building or structure, or for the enlargement or increase in size of any existing building or structure, there shall be established and maintained a permanent parking area adjacent to the structure. The capacity of such parking area shall be as follows, for the following uses:

Land Use

Number of Parking Spaces


1 for each 3 seats

Stadiums, sports arenas, auditoriums and other places of assembly

1 for each 4 seats


1 for each 75 square feet of dining area

Business, professional, commercial and government (nonschool) buildings

1 for each 250 square feet of net floor area

Recreational facilities (privately owned)

3 for each 2 families


Elementary and middle school: 1.5 per classroom, plus 1 for each 50 students;

High school: 2 per classroom, plus 1 for every 3 students


(Note: Parking facilities for one use shall not be considered as providing required parking facilities for any other use.)

(Ord. 805 § 1, 1999; Ord. 74 § 10(E), 1959)

17.52.060 Unspecified uses.

In the case of a use not specifically mentioned in this chapter, the requirements for parking facilities shall be the same as the use mentioned in CHMC 17.52.050 which, in the opinion of the public works director, shall be deemed most similar or applicable. (Ord. 805 § 1, 1999; Ord. 74 § 10(F), 1959)

17.52.070 Public parking area requirements.

A. Any person, firm or institution or corporation desiring permission to establish and maintain any public parking area shall submit to the public works director an application accompanied by a plan which shall be a part thereof and which shall clearly indicate the proposed development, including the location, size, shape, design, landscaping, lighting, curb cuts, fencing, screening, and other features and appurtenances of the parking area and the time within which the improvements will be completed after the granting of the construction permit. The landscaping plan shall be guided by “A Citizen’s Guide to Urban Forest Management in the Town of Clyde Hill,” as amended. If the plan is consistent with the city’s codes and regulations, it shall be approved by the public works director and the public works director shall issue a construction permit in accordance therewith, subject to any modifications agreed to between the applicant and the public works director, provided the proposed development meets the following minimum requirements:

1. All such parking areas shall be graded, surfaced and maintained to the minimum standards contained in the city specifications for street improvements.

2. All such parking areas shall be effectively screened on each side which adjoins or faces other use districts in accordance with the plan submitted by the applicant and approved by the public works director. All fencing, screening and landscaping shall be maintained in good condition.

3. Any light used to illuminate any parking area shall be so equipped as to reflect the light away from nearby residential premises.

4. A performance and maintenance bond, in an amount set by the public works director, shall be tendered with the application for a building permit. The amount of the performance and maintenance bond shall be sufficient to cover the costs of construction and maintenance for a two-year period. An application for a use and occupancy permit shall also be tendered with the application for a building permit.

B. Any permit issued by the public works director may be revoked at any time that the requirements of this section are not complied with and any person who uses the premises to which the permit relates in violation of any of the conditions specified by this title or fixed to such permit shall be deemed in violation of this code and subject to the penalty prescribed in Chapter 17.80 CHMC. (Ord. 805 § 1, 1999; Ord. 74 § 10(G), 1959)