Chapter 19.10


19.10.003    Scope of chapter.

19.10.005    Applicant.

19.10.010    Area zoning.

19.10.030    City.

19.10.035    City manager.

19.10.040    Comprehensive plan.

19.10.050    Council.

19.10.060    Department.

19.10.070    Development regulations.

19.10.080    Docket.

19.10.085    Emergency amendment.

19.10.105    Hearing examiner.

19.10.110    Reclassification.

19.10.120    Site-specific comprehensive plan land use map amendment.

19.10.130    Subarea plan.

19.10.003 Scope of chapter.

This chapter contains definitions of technical and procedural terms used throughout this title. Defined terms are shown in italics in the text of the title. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.005 Applicant.

“Applicant” means a person who files an application for a permit under this chapter and who is either the owner of the land on which that proposed activity would be located, a contract purchaser, or the authorized agent of such a person. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.010 Area zoning.

“Area zoning” means procedures initiated by the City which result in the adoption or amendment of zoning maps on an area-wide basis. This type of zoning is characterized by being comprehensive in nature, and deals with distinct communities, specific geographic areas and other types of districts having unified interests within the City. Area zoning, unlike a reclassification, usually involves many separate properties under various ownerships and utilizes several of the zoning classifications available to express the City’s current comprehensive plan and subarea plan policies in zoning map form. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.030 City.

“City” means the City of Kenmore. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.035 City manager.

“City manager” means the City of Kenmore city manager or his or her designee(s). [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.040 Comprehensive plan.

“Comprehensive plan” means the principles, goals, objectives, policies and criteria approved by the council to meet the requirements of the Washington State Growth Management Act, and:

A. As a beginning step in planning for the development of the City;

B. As the means for coordinating City programs and services;

C. As policy direction for official regulations and controls;

D. As a means of promoting the general welfare. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.050 Council.

“Council” means the Kenmore city council. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.060 Department.

“Department” means the City department or outside agency assigned by the city manager to administer a portion of the City code. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.070 Development regulations.

“Development regulations” means the controls placed on development or land use activities by the City including, but not limited to, zoning ordinances, critical areas ordinances, shoreline master programs, surface water runoff policies, street standards, subdivision ordinances and binding site plan ordinances, together with any amendments thereto. A development regulation includes a zoning map amendment that is related to a comprehensive plan map amendment. A development regulation does not include a decision to approve a project permit application, as defined in RCW 36.70B.020, even though the decision may be expressed in an ordinance by the City. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.080 Docket.

“Docket” (noun) means the list of suggested changes to the comprehensive plan or development regulations maintained by the department. “Docket” (verb) means to record with the department a suggested change to the comprehensive plan or development regulations. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.085 Emergency amendment.

An “emergency amendment” shall be defined as an amendment that is required to the comprehensive plan or development regulations for the immediate protection of public health, safety, property, or peace. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.105 Hearing examiner.

“Hearing examiner” means the hearing examiner as established by Chapter 19.30 KMC. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.110 Reclassification.

“Reclassification” means a change in the zone classification on the zoning map pursuant to a Type 4 land use permit decision, where the reclassification is not related to a comprehensive plan land use map amendment. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.120 Site-specific comprehensive plan land use map amendment.

“Site-specific comprehensive plan land use map amendment” means an amendment to the comprehensive plan land use map which includes one property or a small group of specific properties. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

19.10.130 Subarea plan.

“Subarea plan” means a detailed local land use plan which implements and is an element of the comprehensive plan containing specific policies, guidelines and criteria adopted by the council to guide development and capital improvement decisions within specific subareas of the City. [Ord. 11-0329 § 3 (Exh. 1).]