CHAPTER 20 – MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ZONES (RM 5.0; RMA 5.0; RM 3.6; RMA 3.6; WD I; WD III; PLA 2; PLA 3B; PLA 6F, PLA 6H, PLA 6K; PLA 7C; PLA 9; PLA 15B; PLA 17)

Sections:

20.05    User Guide

20.05.010    Applicable Zones

20.05.020    Common Code References

20.10    General Regulations

20.10.010    All Medium Density Residential Zones

20.10.020    RM, RMA Zones

20.10.030    WD I Zones

20.10.040    PLA 3B Zones

20.10.050    PLA 9 Zones

20.20    Permitted Uses

20.30    Density/Dimensions

20.40    Development Standards

20.05 User Guide

Step 1.    Check that the zone of interest is included in KZC 20.05.010, Applicable Zones. If not, select the chapter where it is located.

Step 2.    Refer to KZC 20.05.020, Common Code References, for relevant information found elsewhere in the code.

Step 3.    Refer to the General Regulations in KZC 20.10 that apply to the zones as noted.

Step 4.    Find the Use of interest in the Permitted Uses Table in KZC 20.20 and read across to the column pertaining to the zone of interest. If a Use is not listed in the table, it is not allowed. A listed use is permitted unless “NP” (Not Permitted) is noted for the table. Note the Required Review Process and Special Regulations that are applicable. There are links to the Special Regulations listed immediately following the table (PU-1, PU-2, PU-3, etc.).

Step 5.    Find the Use of interest in the Density/Dimensions Table in KZC 20.30 and read across the columns. Note the standards (Minimum Lot Size, Required Yards, Maximum Lot Coverage, and Maximum Height of Structure) and Special Regulations that are applicable. There are links to the Special Regulations listed immediately following the table (DD-1, DD-2, DD-3, etc.).

Step 6.    Find the Use of interest in the Development Standards Table in KZC 20.40 and read across the columns. Note the standards (Landscape Category, Sign Category, and Required Parking Spaces) and Special Regulations that are applicable. There are links to the Special Regulations listed immediately following the table (DS-1, DS-2, DS-3, etc.).

Note: Not all uses listed in the Density/Dimensions and Development Standards Tables are permitted in each zone addressed in this chapter. Permitted uses are determined only by the Permitted Uses Table.

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20.05.010 Applicable Zones

This chapter contains the regulations for uses in the medium density residential zones of the City:

RM 5.0; RMA 5.0; RM 3.6; RMA 3.6; WD I; WD III; PLA 2; PLA 3B; PLA 6F, H, K; PLA 7C; PLA 9; PLA 15B; and PLA 17.

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20.05.020 Common Code References

1.    Refer to Chapter 1 KZC to determine what other provisions of this code may apply to the subject property.

2.    Public park development standards will be determined on a case-by-case basis. See KZC 45.50.

3.    Review processes, density/dimensions and development standards for shoreline uses can be found in Chapter 83 KZC, Shoreline Management.

4.    Development may be limited by Chapter 83 or 90 KZC regarding development near streams, lakes, wetlands, fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas and frequently flooded areas. The site must be designed to concentrate development away from and to minimize impact on these critical areas.

5.    Refer to Chapter 85 KZC for regulations regarding development on property containing an unstable slope.

6.    Refer to KZC 90.90 for regulations regarding Forbes Lake.

7.    Chapter 115 KZC contains regulations regarding home occupations and other accessory uses, facilities, and activities associated with Assisted Living Facility; Detached, Attached or Stacked Dwelling Units; Detached Dwelling Unit and Hotel or Motel uses.

8.    Chapter 115 KZC contains regulations regarding common recreational space requirements for Detached, Attached, or Stacked Dwelling Units uses.

9.    Development adjoining the Cross Kirkland Corridor or Eastside Rail Corridor shall comply with the standards of KZC 115.24.

10.    A hazardous liquid pipeline extends through or near the RMA 2.4 and RMA 3.6 zones in the vicinity of 136th Avenue NE. Refer to Chapter 118 KZC for regulations pertaining to properties near hazardous liquid pipelines.

(Ord. 4551 § 4, 2017; Ord. 4476 § 2, 2015)

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20.10 General Regulations

20.10.010 All Medium Density Residential Zones

1.    Developments creating four or more new dwelling units shall provide at least 10 percent of the units as affordable housing units as defined in Chapter 5 KZC. Two additional units may be constructed for each affordable housing unit provided. In such cases, the minimum lot size listed in the Use Regulations shall be used to establish the base number of units allowed on the site, but shall not limit the size of individual lots. See Chapter 112 KZC for additional affordable housing incentives and requirements.

2.    May not use lands waterward of the ordinary high water mark to determine lot size or to calculate allowable density (does not apply to PLA 6F, PLA 6H, PLA 6K, PLA 7C, PLA 9 and PLA 15B zones).

3.    Structures located within 30 feet of a parcel in a low density zone or a low density use in PLA 17 shall comply with additional limitations on structure size established by KZC 115.136, except for the following uses: KZC 20.20.060, Detached, Attached, or Stacked Dwelling Units, and KZC 20.20.180, Piers, Docks, Boat Lifts and Canopies Serving Detached Dwelling Unit (does not apply to WD I, WD III, PLA 2, and PLA 3B zones).

4.    Where maximum densities are established based on minimum lot size in KZC 20.30.060 and 20.30.070, residential uses shall develop at a minimum of 80 percent of the maximum density allowed.

This general regulation (KZC 20.10.010(4)) is not effective within the disapproval jurisdiction of the Houghton Community Council.

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20.10.020 RM, RMA Zones

1.    If the subject property is located east of JBD 2 and west of 100th Avenue NE, the following regulation applies:

    Must provide a public pedestrian access easement if the Planning Official determines that it will furnish a pedestrian connection or part of a connection between 98th Avenue NE and 100th Avenue NE. Pathway improvements will also be required if the easement will be used immediately. No more than two complete connections shall be required.

2.    If the subject property is located within the North Rose Hill neighborhood, east of Slater Avenue NE and north of NE 116th Street, the minimum required front yard is 10 feet. Ground floor canopies and similar entry features may encroach into the front yard; provided, the total horizontal dimension of such elements may not exceed 25 percent of the length of the structure. No parking may encroach into the required 10-foot front yard.

3.    Any required yard abutting Lake Washington Boulevard or Lake Street South must be increased two feet for each one foot the structure exceeds 25 feet above average building elevation. (Does not apply to Piers, Docks, Boat Lifts and Canopies Serving Detached, Attached or Stacked Dwelling Units and Public Park uses).

4.    If the property is located in the Rose Hill Business District (RHBD), the following shall apply:

a.    If the subject property is located south of NE 85th Street between 124th Avenue NE and 120th Avenue NE, the applicant shall to the extent possible save existing viable significant trees within the required landscape buffer separating nonresidential development from adjacent single-family homes.

b.    If the subject property is located directly north of the RH 4 zone, the applicant shall install a through-block pedestrian pathway pursuant to the standards in KZC 105.19 to connect an east-west pedestrian pathway designated in the Comprehensive Plan between 124th Avenue NE and 120th Avenue NE. (See Plate 34K).

5.    Residential uses may have an associated private shoreline park that is commonly owned and used by residents and guests.

6.    For properties within the jurisdiction of the Shoreline Management Act that have a shoreline setback requirement as established in Chapter 83 KZC and the setback requirement is met, the minimum required front yard is either: 10 feet or the average of the existing front yards on the properties abutting each side of the subject property. For the reduction in front yard, the shoreline setback is considered conforming if a reduction in the required shoreline setback is approved through KZC 83.380. This regulation does not pertain to the School or Day-Care Center uses that accommodate 50 or more students or children.

7.    If the subject property is in the RM 3.6 zone located west of State Street South between Second Avenue South and Fourth Avenue South, the following regulations apply:

a.    The maximum height of structure above ABE shall be 25 feet.

b.    The required front yard shall be 10 feet, except any garage accessed from the right-of-way shall provide a minimum 20-foot by 20-foot parking pad between the garage and the right-of-way. The Planning Official may reduce or waive this requirement for parking structures used by multiple units or uses where parking in front of the garage is not possible due to shared access.

c.    The required side yard shall be five feet, except developments containing four or more units abutting an existing detached dwelling unit where the minimum required side yard shall be 10 feet.

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20.10.030 WD I Zones

1.    A view corridor must be maintained across 30 percent of the average parcel width. Refer to Chapter 83 KZC for additional details.

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20.10.040 PLA 3B Zones

1.    A view corridor must be maintained across 30 percent of the average parcel width. Refer to Chapter 83 KZC for additional details.

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20.10.050 PLA 9 Zones

1.    The area of the formal gravel pit must be recontoured to a usable, natural appearing topography. This area must be covered with topsoil and revegetated, using native plant materials wherever feasible (does not apply to Mini-School or Mini-Day-Care, Public Utility, Government Facility, Community Facility and Public Park uses).

2.    The site must be designed to minimize the noise impacts from this use. A certificate to this effect, signed by an Acoustical Engineer, must be submitted with the development permit application (does not apply to Mini-School or Mini-Day-Care, Public Utility, Government Facility, Community Facility and Public Park uses).

3.    NE 106th Street must be rerouted to provide for through traffic. 108th Avenue NE and NE 108th Street west of 111th Avenue NE must be signed for local access only (does not apply to Mini-School or Mini-Day-Care, Public Utility, Government Facility, Community Facility and Public Park uses).

4.    Access to this use must, to the maximum extent possible, be coordinated with a centralized circulation system that will serve the entire zone (does not apply to Government Facility, Community Facility and Public Park uses).

5.    Structures must be clustered to the maximum extent possible with open space provided adjacent to any abutting public park, low density zone, or critical area (does not apply to Detached Dwelling Unit, Mini-School or Mini-Day-Care, Public Utility, Government Facility, Community Facility and Public Park uses).

6.    Exterior lighting must be directed away from the nearby residential use, and must be at an intensity comparable to lighting in a residential neighborhood. The City may require that lighting be reduced to the minimum required for building security after 10:00 p.m. (does not apply to Detached Dwelling Unit, Attached Dwelling Unit, Mini-School or Mini-Day-Care and Public Park uses).

(Ord. 4717 § 1, 2020; Ord. 4683 § 2, 2019; Ord. 4551 § 4, 2017; Ord. 4506 § 2, 2015; Ord. 4476 § 2, 2015)

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20.20 Permitted Uses

Permitted Uses Table – Medium Density Residential Zones 

(RM 5.0; RMA 5.0; RM 3.6; RMA 3.6; WD I; WD III; PLA 2; PLA 3B; PLA 6F, PLA 6H, PLA 6K; PLA 7C; PLA 9; PLA 15B; PLA 17)

(See also KZC 20.30, Density/Dimensions Table, and KZC 20.40, Development Standards Table)

Use

Required Review Process:

I = Process I, Chapter 145 KZC

IIA = Process IIA, Chapter 150 KZC

IIB = Process IIB, Chapter 152 KZC

None = No Required Review Process

NP = Use Not Permitted

# = Applicable Special Regulations (listed after the table)

RM, RMA

WD I

WD III

PLA 2

PLA 3B

PLA 6F

PLA 6H

PLA 6K

PLA 7C

PLA 9

PLA 15B

PLA 17

20.20.010

Assisted Living Facility

None

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

I

3, 4

I

3, 4

NP

IIB

3, 4

None

3, 4, 5

IIA

3, 4, 5

None

3, 4, 5

None

3, 4, 5

NP

NP

IIA

3, 4, 5, 8

20.20.020

Boat Launch (for nonmotorized boats)

NP

I

6

I

6

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

20.20.030

Church

IIA

2, 14

NP

NP

NP

NP

IIA

IIA

IIA

IIA

IIA

IIA

14, 15, 16

20.20.040

Community Facility

IIA

2, 17, 18

IIA

IIA

IIB

17

IIB

IIA

IIA

IIA

IIA

IIA

IIA

17

15, 16

20.20.050

Convalescent Center

IIA

2, 4

NP

NP

NP

NP

IIA

4

IIA

4

IIA

4

IIA

4

IIA

NP

IIA

4, 16, 17

20.20.060

Detached, Attached, or Stacked Dwelling Units

None

2, 21, 22, 23, 44

I

I

9

IIB

9

IIB

9

None

IIA

None

None

IIB

7

9, 11, 12

IIA

8, 9, 13

20.20.070

Detached Dwelling Unit

None

24

None

None

NP

None

None

24

None

24

None

24

None

24

None

24

None

None

24

20.20.080

Entertainment, Cultural and/or Recreational Facility

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

IIB

25, 26

NP

NP

20.20.090

Golf Course

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

IIA

16, 17, 19, 20

20.20.100

Government Facility

IIA

2, 17

IIA

IIA

IIA

17

IIB

IIA

IIA

IIA

IIA

IIA

IIA

17

15, 16

20.20.110

Grocery Store, Drug Store, Laundromat, Dry Cleaners, Barber Shop, Beauty Shop or Shoe Repair Shop

IIA

27

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

20.20.120

Hotel or Motel

NP

NP

NP

NP

IIB

10

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

20.20.130

Marina

NP

I

6, 28

NP

NP

I

6, 28

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

20.20.140

Mini-School or Mini-Day-Care Center

None

2, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

NP

NP

IIB

30, 31, 33, 34, 35

NP

None

30, 31, 33, 34, 35

None

30, 31, 33, 34, 35

None

30, 31, 33, 34, 35

None

30, 31, 33, 35

IIA

30, 31, 33, 34, 35

None

30, 31, 33, 35

I

16, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36

20.20.150

Nursing Home

IIA

2, 4

NP

NP

NP

NP

IIA

4

IIA

4

IIA

4

IIA

4

IIA

NP

IIA

4, 16, 17

20.20.160

Office Use

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

IIB

25, 37, 38, 39

NP

NP

20.20.170

Piers, Docks, Boat Lifts and Canopies Serving Detached, Attached or Stacked Dwelling Units

I

6

I

6

I

6

NP

I

6

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

20.20.180

Piers, Docks, Boat Lifts and Canopies Serving Detached Dwelling Unit

NP

I

6

I

6

NP

I

6

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

20.20.190

Public Access Pier, Boardwalk, or Public Access Facility

NP

I

6

I

6

NP

I

6

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

20.20.200

Public Park

Development standards will be determined on a case-by-case basis. See KZC 45.50

20.20.210

Public Utility

IIA

2, 17, 18

IIA

IIA

IIA

17

IIB

None

IIA

IIA

IIA

IIA

IIA

17

15, 16

20.20.220

Restaurant or Tavern

NP

IIA

41, 42

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

20.20.230

School or Day-Care Center

IIA

2, 29, 30, 32, 33, 43

NP

NP

NP

NP

IIA

30, 33, 34, 35, 43

IIA

30, 33, 34, 35, 43

IIA

30, 33, 34, 35, 43

IIA

30, 33, 35, 43

IIA

30, 33, 34, 35, 43

IIA

30, 33, 34, 35, 43

15

16, 30, 33, 34, 36, 43

20.20.240

Water Taxi

NP

I

6

I

6

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

Permitted Uses (PU) Special Regulations:

PU-1.     Not permitted in RM 5.0 or RMA 5.0. Back to Table

PU-2.     Within the Rose Hill Business District (RHBD), D.R., Chapter 142 KZC. Back to Table

PU-3.     A facility that provides both independent dwelling units and assisted living units shall be processed as an assisted living facility. Back to Table

PU-4.     A nursing home use may be permitted as part of an assisted living facility use in order to provide a continuum of care for residents. If a nursing home use is combined with an assisted living facility use, the required review process shall be the least intensive process between the two uses. Back to Table

PU-5.     The assisted living facility shall provide usable recreation space of at least 100 square feet per unit, in the aggregate, for both assisted living units and independent dwelling units, with a minimum of 50 square feet of usable recreation space per unit located outside. Back to Table

PU-6.     See Chapter 141 KZC for additional procedural requirements in addition to those in Chapter 145 KZC. Back to Table

PU-7.     Stacked Dwelling Units are not allowed. Back to Table

PU-8.     a.    If development will result in the isolation of a low density use, site design, building design, and landscaping must mitigate the impact of that isolation.

b.    West of Forbes Lake, site design should provide for the continuation of a bicycle or pedestrian path which generally follows the alignment of Slater Avenue NE and extending south to NE 90th Street.

c.    Adjacent to Forbes Lake, new development should provide for public access to the lake in appropriate locations. Public access should be limited to passive uses, such as walking trails or viewpoints.

d.    No vehicular connection through this subarea to NE 90th Street is permitted.

e.    Viewpoints and interpretive information around streams and wetlands should be provided where possible. These features shall be permitted only where protection of natural features can be reasonably assured. Back to Table

PU-9.     Detached Dwelling Units are not allowed as part of a development containing Attached or Stacked Dwelling Units. Back to Table

PU-10.    a.    The hotel or motel use may include ancillary meeting and conference facilities for the resident clientele and guests of residents, but not the general public.

b.    The hotel or motel use may not include restaurant, retail, or office uses. Back to Table

PU-11.    Development must be consistent with an approved Master Plan. The Master Plan must address all properties within PLA 15A and PLA 15B, which are owned by the applicant. The Master Plan will be approved in two stages:

a.    The first stage will result in approval of a Preliminary Master Plan using Process IIB, Chapter 152 KZC. The Preliminary Master Plan shall consist of at least the following:

1)    A site plan which diagrammatically shows the general location, shape and use of the major features of development.

2)    A written description of the planned development which discusses the elements of the site plan and indicates the maximum number of dwelling units and their probable size; the maximum area to be developed with nonresidential uses; the maximum size of moorage facilities and the maximum number of moorage slips; the maximum and minimum number of parking stalls; and the schedule of phasing for the Final Master Plan. The majority of the public use and access areas and off-site right-of-way improvements shall be included in the initial phases of the Final Master Plan.

In approving the Preliminary Master Plan, the City shall determine the appropriate review process for the Final Master Plan. The City may determine that the Final Master Plan be reviewed using Process IIA, Chapter 150 KZC, if the Preliminary Master Plan shows the placement, approximate dimensions and uses of all structures, vehicular and pedestrian facilities, open space and other features of development. Otherwise, the Final Master Plan shall be reviewed using Process IIB, Chapter 152 KZC.

b.    The second stage will result in approval of a Final Master Plan using Process IIA, Chapter 150 KZC, or Process IIB, Chapter 152 KZC, as established by the Preliminary Master Plan. The Final Master Plan shall set forth a detailed development plan which is consistent with the Preliminary Master Plan. Each phase of the Master Plan shall set forth a schedule for obtaining building permits for and construction of that phase. Back to Table

PU-12.    a.    Must be developed in conjunction with property in Planned Area 15A.

b.    Vehicular circulation on the subject property must be designed to mitigate impacts on Lake Washington Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. Access points must be limited. The City may require traffic control devices and right-of-way realignment or limit development if necessary to further reduce traffic impacts.

c.    Obstruction of views from existing development lying east of the Burlington Northern Railroad right-of-way must be minimized.

d.    Structures, parking areas and roadways must be clustered and located away from areas with soils limitations and outside of the steep ravine located near the middle of Planned Area 15B.

e.    Development must be consistent with the policies for development on the Houghton Slope in the Comprehensive Plan. Back to Table

PU-13.    If the subject property contains four or more units, then it must contain at least 200 square feet per unit of common recreational open space usable for many activities. This required common recreational open space must have the following minimum dimensions:

a.    For four to 20 units, the open space must be in one or more pieces each having at least 800 square feet and having a length and width of at least 25 feet.

b.    For 21 units or more, the open space must be in one or more pieces having a length and width of at least 40 feet. Back to Table

The required common recreational open space may be reduced to 150 square feet per unit if permanent outdoor furniture, pool, cooking facilities, playground equipment, and/or a recreation building are provided in the common open space. The City shall determine if these outdoor provisions provide comparable recreational opportunities as would the open space that is reduced, based on the number of residents that they would serve at one time. Also, the required minimum dimension for the open space containing these outdoor provisions may also be reduced in proportion to the reduced open space area.

PU-14.    The property must be served by a collector or arterial street. Back to Table

PU-15.    The required review process is as follows:

a.    If the subject property, including all contiguous property owned by the applicant and held by others for future use by the applicant, is less than five acres, the required review process is Process IIA, Chapter 150 KZC.

b.    If the subject property, including all contiguous property owned by the applicant and held by others for future use by the applicant, is five or more acres, a Master Plan, approved through Process IIB, Chapter 152 KZC, is required. The Master Plan must show building placement, building dimensions, roadways, utility locations, land uses within the Master Plan area, parking location, buffering and landscaping. Back to Table

PU-16.    No vehicular connection through this subarea to NE 90th Street is permitted. Back to Table

PU-17.    Site design must minimize adverse impacts on surrounding residential neighborhoods. Back to Table

PU-18.    A community facility use is not permitted on properties within the jurisdiction of the Shoreline Management Act. Back to Table

PU-19.    May not include miniature golf. Back to Table

PU-20.    The following accessory uses are specifically permitted as part of this use:

a.    Equipment storage facilities.

b.    Retail sales and rental of golf equipment and accessories.

c.    A restaurant. Back to Table

PU-21.    Stacked dwelling units are not permitted in RM 5.0 and RMA 5.0 zones. Stacked dwelling units are permitted in all other RM and RMA zones. Back to Table

PU-22.    Development located in the RM 3.6 zone in North Rose Hill, lying between Slater Avenue NE and 124th Avenue NE, and NE 108th Place (extended) and approximately NE 113th Place (extended) shall comply with the following:

a.    Each development shall incorporate at least two acres; and

b.    Significant vegetation that provides protection from I-405 shall be retained to the maximum extent feasible. Back to Table

PU-23.    Residential uses may have an associated private shoreline park that is commonly owned and used by residents and guests. Back to Table

PU-24.    For this use, only one dwelling unit may be on each lot regardless of lot size. Back to Table

PU-25.    Hours of operation may be limited by the City to reduce impact on residential uses. Back to Table

PU-26.    The following accessory components are permitted as part of this use:

a.    Retail sales and rental of sports equipment for activity conducted on the subject property.

b.    A restaurant encompassing not more than 20 percent of the gross floor area of this use. Back to Table

PU-27.    a.    This use may be permitted only if it is specifically consistent with the Comprehensive Plan in the proposed location.

b.    May only be permitted if placement, orientation, and scale indicate this use is primarily intended to serve the immediate residential area.

c.    Must be located on a collector arterial or higher volume right-of-way.

d.    Placement and scale must indicate pedestrian orientation.

e.    Must mitigate traffic impacts on residential neighborhood.

f.    May not be located above the ground floor of a structure.

g.    Hours of operation may be limited by the City to reduce impacts on nearby residential uses.

h.    This use is not permitted in an RM zone located within the Rose Hill Business District (RHBD).

i.    Also see Chapter 83 KZC for properties in shoreline jurisdiction. Back to Table

PU-28.    The following accessory components are allowed if approved through Process IIB, Chapter 152 KZC:

a.    Boat and motor sales leasing.

b.    Boat and motor repair and service if:

1)    This activity is conducted on dry land and either totally within a building or totally sight screened from adjoining property and the right-of-way; and

2)    All dry land motor testing is conducted within a building.

c.    Meeting and special events rooms.

d.    Gas and oil sale for boats if:

1)    Storage tanks are underground and on dry land; and

2)    The use has facilities to contain and clean up gas and oil spills. May have an overwater shed that is not more than 50 square feet and 10 feet high as measured from the deck. Back to Table

PU-29.    May locate on the subject property if:

a.    It will not be materially detrimental to the character of the neighborhood in which it is located.

b.    Site and building design minimizes adverse impacts on surrounding residential neighborhoods. Back to Table

PU-30.    A six-foot-high fence is required along the property lines adjacent to the outside play areas. Back to Table

PU-31.    Structured play areas must be set back from all property lines by five feet. Back to Table

PU-32.    Hours of operation of the use may be limited and parking and passenger loading areas may be relocated by the City to reduce impacts on nearby residential uses. Back to Table

PU-33.    May include accessory living facilities for staff persons. Back to Table

PU-34.    May locate on the subject property if:

a.    It will serve the immediate neighborhood in which it is located; or

b.    It will not be materially detrimental to the character of the neighborhood in which it is located. Back to Table

PU-35.    Hours of operation may be limited by the City to reduce impacts on nearby residential uses. Back to Table

PU-36.    Hours of operation and maximum number of attendees may be limited by the City to reduce impacts on nearby residential uses. Back to Table

PU-37.    This use must be part of a primarily residential development that encompasses the entire zone. The maximum amount of allowable floor area for office use is computed using the following formula:
(The maximum number of dwelling units allowed on the subject property minus the number of dwelling units proposed) x (the average square footage of the dwelling units proposed) equals the amount of square footage available for office use. In addition, the gross floor area of office use may not exceed 25 percent of the gross floor area of residential use. Back to Table

PU-38.    May not include offices providing veterinary, medical, dental, or other health-related services. Back to Table

PU-39.    Ancillary assembly and manufacture of goods on the premises of this use are permitted only if:

a.    The ancillary assembled or manufactured goods are subordinate to and dependent on this use.

b.    The outward appearance and impacts of this use with ancillary assembly or manufacturing activities must be no different from other office uses. Back to Table

PU-40.    In the PLA 2 zone, portions of the park located within the wetlands must be devoted exclusively to passive recreation that is not consumptive of the natural environment. Back to Table

PU-41.    Outside storage is not permitted. Back to Table

PU-42.    Drive-in or drive-through facilities are prohibited. Back to Table

PU-43.    Structured play areas must be set back from all property lines as follows:

a.    Twenty feet if this use can accommodate 50 or more students or children.

b.    Ten feet if this use can accommodate 13 to 49 students or children. Back to Table

PU-44.    If the subject property lies in the RMA 3.6 zone and is adjacent to property within the TL 7B zone, the following shall apply:

a.    Landscaping on the subject property abutting the TL 7B boundary shall comply with KZC 95.42(1). Otherwise, Category D applies.

b.    Developers and residents should be aware that this property lies adjacent to a district containing and allowing future development of uses of a light industry/office nature, and impacts typically associated with these uses, such as noise and odor, may be experienced by residents. Back to Table

(Ord. 4749 § 1, 2021; Ord. 4683 § 2, 2019; Ord. 4498 § 9, 2015; Ord. 4495 § 2, 2015; Ord. 4476 § 2, 2015)

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20.30 Density/Dimensions

Density/Dimensions Table – Medium Density Residential Zones 

(RM 5.0; RMA 5.0; RM 3.6; RMA 3.6; WD I; WD III; PLA 2; PLA 3B; PLA 6F, PLA 6H, PLA 6K; PLA 7C; PLA 9; PLA 15B; PLA 17)

(Refer to KZC 20.20, Permitted Uses Table, to determine if a use is allowed in the zone; see also KZC 20.40, Development Standards Table)

USE

Minimum Lot Size

REQUIRED YARDs

(See Ch. 115 KZC)

Maximum Lot Coverage

Maximum Height of Structure

ABE = Average Building Elevation

Front

Side

Rear (or shoreline setback)

20.30.010

Assisted Living Facility1

3,600 sq. ft.

PLA 6H: 2 acres

PLA 17: 2 acres11

20'

RM, RMA: 20'2

WD I: 30'4, 5, 36, 37

WD III, PLA 3B: 30'5, 22, 38

5'33

RMA: 5'

WD I, WD III, PLA 3B: 5'5, 33

10'

WD I, WD III: 5, 35

PLA 3B: 5

60%

WD I, WD III, PLA 3B: 80%

RM: 30' above ABE.7

RMA: 35' above ABE.

WD I: 30' above ABE.8

WD III: 30' above ABE.9

PLA 3B: 30' above ABE.

PLA 6F: 30' above ABE.34

PLA 6H: 25' above ABE.

PLA 6K: 30' above ABE.

PLA 7C: 30' above ABE.10

PLA 17: 30' above ABE.

20.30.020

Boat Launch (for nonmotorized boats)

None

See Chapter 83 KZC.

20.30.030

Church

7,200 sq. ft.

PLA 15B: 12,500 sq. ft.

20'

RM, RMA: 20'2

20'

20'

70%

PLA 15B: 50%

RM: 30' above ABE.7

RMA: 35' above ABE.

PLA 6F: 30' above ABE.23, 34

PLA 6H: 25' above ABE.

PLA 6K: 30' above ABE.

PLA 7C: 30' above ABE.10

PLA 9: 25' above ABE.

PLA 15: 25' above ABE.

PLA 17: 30' above ABE.

20.30.040

Community Facility

None

20'

RM, RMA: 20'2

WD I: 30'36, 37

WD III, 8

PLA 3B: 30'22, 38

10'

WD I, WD III: 5'33

10'

WD I, WD III: 35

70%

WD I, WD III, PLA 3B: 80%

PLA 15B: 50%

RM: 30' above ABE.7

RMA: 35' above ABE.

WD I: 30' above ABE.8

WD III: 30' above ABE.9

PLA 2: 25' above ABE.

PLA 3: 30' above ABE.16

PLA 6F: 30' above ABE.34

PLA 6H: 25' above ABE.

PLA 6K: 30' above ABE.

PLA 7C: 30' above ABE.10

PLA 9: 25' above ABE.

PLA 15B: 25' above ABE.

PLA 17: 30' above ABE.

20.30.050

Convalescent Center

7,200 sq. ft.

20'

RM, RMA: 20'2

10'

10'

70%

RM: 30' above ABE.7

RMA: 35' above ABE.

PLA 6F: 30' above ABE.34

PLA 6H: 25' above ABE.

PLA 6K: 30' above ABE.

PLA 7C: 30' above ABE.10

PLA 9: 25' above ABE.

PLA 17: 30' above ABE.

20.30.060

Detached, Attached or Stacked Dwelling Units

RM, RMA: 3,600 sq. ft.21

WD I, WD III, PLA 3B: 3,600 sq. ft. per unit.

PLA 2: 35,000 sq. ft. per unit

PLA 6F: 3,600 sq. ft. per dwelling unit

PLA 6H: 2 acres with at least 3,600 sq. ft. per unit.

PLA 6K: 3,600 sq. ft. with at least 2,400 sq. ft. per unit.

PLA 7C: 3,600 sq. ft.27

PLA 9: 5,000 sq. ft. per unit

PLA 15B: 5 acres, with no less than 6,200 sq. ft. per unit.18, 19

PLA 17: 3,600 sq. ft. per unit, with a minimum lot size of 2 acres.11

RM, RMA: 20'2

WD I: 30'14, 36, 37

WD III: 30'14, 22, 38

PLA 2: 20'12, 13

PLA 6F, PLA 6K, PLA 7C, PLA 9, PLA 17: 20'

PLA 3B: 30'5, 17, 22, 38

PLA 6H: 20'24

PLA 15: 20

5'33

RM: Detached units: 5'; attached or stacked units: 5'12, 33

RMA: 5'12

WD I, WD II: 5'14, 33

PLA 2: 5'12, 13, 33

PLA 3B: 5'5, 17, 33

PLA 6F, PLA 6K, PLA 7C: detached units: 5'; attached or stacked units, 5'12, 33

PLA 6H: detached units: 5'; attached or stacked units, 5'12, 24, 25, 33

PLA 9, PLA 17: 5'12, 33

PLA 15: 20

RM, RMA: 10'13

WD I, WD II: 14, 35

PLA 2: 10'12, 13

PLA 3B: See Chapter 83 KZC.5, 17

PLA 6F, PLA 6K, PLA 7C, PLA 9, PLA 17: 10'13

PLA 6H: 10'13, 24, 26

PLA 15: 20

60%

WD I, WD III, PLA 3B: 80%

PLA 9, PLA 15: 50%

RM: 30' above ABE.7, 23

RMA: 35' above ABE.

WD I: 30' above ABE.8

WD III: 30' above ABE.9

PLA 2: 25' above ABE.15

PLA 3B: 30' above ABE.16

PLA 6F: 30' above ABE.23, 34

PLA 6H: 25' above ABE.

PLA 6K: 30' above ABE.

PLA 7C: 30' above ABE.10, 23

PLA 9: 25' above ABE.

PLA 15: 20

PLA 17: 30' above ABE.

20.30.070

Detached Dwelling Unit

RM, RMA: 3,600 sq. ft.3

WD I, WD III: 3,600 sq. ft./unit6

PLA 3B, PLA 6F, PLA 6K, PLA 7C: 3,600 sq. ft.

PLA 6H: 5,000 sq. ft. per unit

PLA 9: 8,500 sq. ft.

PLA 15B: 12,500 sq. ft. per dwelling unit

PLA 17: 7,200 sq. ft.

20'

RM, RMA: 20'2

WD I: 30'5, 36, 37

WD III: 30'22, 38

PLA 3B: 30'5, 22, 38

5'

RM, RMA, WD I, WD III, PLA 9: 5'33

PLA 3B: 5'5, 33

WD I: 5'5, 33

PLA 17: 5'28

10'

WD I: 5, 35

WD III: 35

PLA 3B: See Chapter 83 KZC.5

60%

WD I, WD III, PLA 3B: 80%

PLA 9, PLA 15B: 50%

RM: 30' above ABE.7, 23

RMA: 35' above ABE.23

WD I, WD III, PLA 3B: 30' above ABE. This provision may not be varied.

PLA 6F: 30' above ABE.23, 34

PLA 6H, PLA 9, PLA 15B: 25' above ABE.

PLA 6K, PLA 17: 30' above ABE.

PLA 7C: 30' above ABE.10, 23

20.30.080

Entertainment, Cultural and/or Recreational Facility29

7,200 sq. ft.

20'

10'

10'

60%

25' above ABE.

20.30.090

Golf Course

1 acre

50'

50'

50'

60%

30' above ABE.

20.30.100

Government Facility

None

20'

RM, RMA: 20'2

WD I: 30'36, 37

WD III: 30'22, 38

PLA 3B: 30'22, 38

10'

WD I, WD III: 5'33

10'

WD I, WD III: 35

PLA 3B: See Chapter 83 KZC.

70%

WD I, WD III, PLA 3B: 80%

PLA 15B: 50%

RM: 30' above ABE.7

RMA: 35' above ABE.

WD I: 30' above ABE.8

WD III: 30' above ABE.9

PLA 2, PLA 6H, PLA 9, PLA 15B: 25' above ABE.

PLA 3B: 30' above ABE.16

PLA 6F: 30' above ABE.34

PLA 6K, PLA 17: 30' above ABE.

PLA 7C: 30' above ABE.10

20.30.110

Grocery Store, Drug Store, Laundromat, Dry Cleaners, Barber Shop, Beauty Shop or Shoe Repair Shop30

7,200 sq. ft.

20'2

5'33

10'

60%

RM: 30' above ABE.7

RMA: 35' above ABE.

20.30.120

Hotel or Motel

None

30'22, 38

5'33

See Chapter 83 KZC.

80%

30' above ABE.16

20.30.130

Marina

None

Landward of the ordinary high water mark:

80%

Landward of the ordinary high water mark, 30' above ABE.8

WD I: 30'36, 37

PLA 3B: 30'22, 38

5'33

See Chapter 83 KZC.

WD I: 35

Waterward of the Ordinary High Water Mark: See Chapter 83 KZC.

20.30.140

Mini-School or Mini-Day-Care Center

3,600 sq. ft.

PLA 2: 35,000 sq. ft.

PLA 9: 5,000 sq. ft.

PLA 15B: 12,500 sq. ft.

PLA 17: 7,200 sq. ft.

20'

RM, RMA: 20'2

5'33

10'

60%

PLA 9, PLA 15B: 50%

RM: 30' above ABE.7

RMA: 35' above ABE.

PLA 2: 25' above ABE.15

PLA 6F: 30' above ABE.34

PLA 6H, PLA 9, PLA 15: 25' above ABE.

PLA 6K, PLA 17: 30' above ABE.

PLA 7C: 30' above ABE.10

20.30.150

Nursing Home

7,200 sq. ft.

20'

RM, RMA: 20'2

10'

10'

70%

RM: 30' above ABE.7

RMA: 35' above ABE.

PLA 6F: 30' above ABE.34

PLA 6H, PLA 9: 25' above ABE.

PLA 6K, PLA 17: 30' above ABE.

PLA 7C: 30' above ABE.10

20.30.160

Office Use

31

20'

5'33

10'

60%

25' above ABE.

20.30.170

Piers, Docks, Boat Lifts and Canopies Serving Detached, Attached or Stacked Dwelling Units

None

See Chapter 83 KZC.

See Chapter 83 KZC.

RM, RMA: Landward of the ordinary high water mark: RM, 30' above ABE; RMA: 35' above ABE.

20.30.180

Piers, Docks, Boat Lifts and Canopies Serving Detached Dwelling Unit

None

See Chapter 83 KZC.

See Chapter 83 KZC.

20.30.190

Public Access Pier, Boardwalk, or Public Access Facility

None

See Chapter 83 KZC.

See Chapter 83 KZC.

20.30.200

Public Park

Development standards will be determined on a case-by-case basis. See KZC 45.50 for required review process.

20.30.210

Public Utility

None

20'

RM, RMA: 20'2

WD I, WD III: 30'

PLA 3B: 30'38

20'

WD I, WD III: 5'33

PLA 3B: 10'

10'

RM, RMA, PLA 6F, PLA 15B, PLA 17: 20'

WD I, WD III: 35

70%

WD I, WD III, PLA 3B: 80%

PLA 15B: 50%

RM: 30' above ABE.7

RMA: 35' above ABE.

WD I: 30' above ABE.8

WD III: 30' above ABE.9

PLA 2, PLA 6H, PLA 9, PLA 15B: 25' above ABE.

PLA 3B: 30' above ABE.16

PLA 6F: 30' above ABE.34

PLA 6K, PLA 17: 30' above ABE.

PLA 7C: 30' above ABE.10

20.30.220

Restaurant or Tavern

7,200 sq. ft.

30'4, 36, 37

5'33

See Chapter 83 KZC.35

80%

30' above ABE.8

5

20.30.230

School or Day-Care Center

7,200 sq. ft.

PLA 15B: 12,500 sq. ft.

If this use can accommodate 50 or more students or children, then:

70%

PLA 15B: 50%

RM: 30' above ABE.7, 32

RMA: 35' above ABE.

PLA 6F: 30' above ABE.32, 34

PLA 6H, PLA 9: 25' above ABE.32

PLA 6K, PLA 17: 30' above ABE.32

PLA 7C: 30' above ABE.10, 32

PLA 15B: 25' above ABE.

50'

50'

50'

If this use can accommodate 13 to 49 students or children, then:

20'

20'

20'

RM, RMA: 2

20.30.240

Water Taxi

None

Landward of the Ordinary High Water Mark

80%

Landward of the ordinary high water mark, 30' above ABE.

WD I: Landward of the ordinary high water mark, 30' above ABE.8

30'

5'33

See Chapter 83 KZC.

Density/Dimensions (DD) Special Regulations:

DD-1.     For density purposes, two assisted living units shall constitute one dwelling unit. Total dwelling units may not exceed the number of stacked dwelling units allowed on the subject property. Through Process IIB, Chapter 152 KZC, up to one and one-half times the number of stacked dwelling units allowed on the property may be approved if the following criteria are met:

a.    Project is of superior design; and

b.    Project will not create impacts that are substantially different than would be created by a permitted multifamily development. Back to Table

DD-2.     See KZC 20.10.020(6). Back to Table

DD-3.     5,000 square feet in RM 5.0 and RMA 5.0. Back to Table

DD-4.     The required yard of a structure abutting Lake Washington Boulevard or Lake Street South must be increased two feet for each one foot that structure exceeds 25 feet above average building elevation. Back to Table

DD-5.     The minimum dimension of any yard, other than those listed, is five feet. Back to Table

DD-6.     Except 1,800 square feet/unit for up to two dwelling units if the public access provisions of KZC 83.420 are met. Back to Table

DD-7.     If adjoining a low density zone other than RSX, then 25 feet above average building elevation. Back to Table

DD-8.     Structure height may be increased to 35 feet above average building elevation if the increase does not impair views of the lake from properties east of Lake Washington Boulevard; and

a.    The increase is offset by a view corridor that is superior to that required by the General Regulations. Back to Table

DD-9.     Structure height may be increased to 35 feet above average building elevation if:

a.    The increase does not impair views of the lake from properties east of Lake Washington Boulevard; and

b.    The increase is offset by a view corridor that is superior to that required by Chapter 83 KZC. Back to Table

DD-10.    If adjoining a low density zone other than RSX, or detached dwelling unit in Planned Area 7C, then 25 feet above ABE. Back to Table

DD-11.    Lands upland of the ordinary high waterline only may be included in the calculation of lot area. Back to Table

DD-12.    The side yard may be reduced to zero feet if the side of the dwelling unit is attached to a dwelling unit on an adjoining lot. If one side of a dwelling unit is so attached and the opposite side is not, the side that is not attached must provide a minimum side yard of five feet. Back to Table

DD-13.    The rear yard may be reduced to zero feet if the rear of the dwelling unit is attached to a dwelling unit on an adjoining lot. Back to Table

DD-14.    Any required yard, other than the front required yard or shoreline setback, may be reduced to zero feet if the side of the dwelling unit is attached to a dwelling unit on an adjoining lot. If one side of a dwelling unit is so attached and the opposite side is not, the side that is not attached shall provide the minimum required yard. Back to Table

DD-15.    Structure height may be increased as long as neither of the following maximums is exceeded:

a.    The structure may not exceed 60 feet above average building elevation.

b.    The structure may not exceed a plane that starts three and one-half feet above the outside westbound lane of SR 520 and ends at the high waterline of Lake Washington in the zone, excluding the canal. Back to Table

DD-16.    Structure height may be increased to 35 feet above average building elevation if the increase does not impair views of the lake from properties east of Lake Washington Boulevard; and

a.    The increase is offset by a view corridor that is superior to that required by the General Regulations; or

b.    The increase is offset by maintaining comparable portions of the structure lower than 30 feet above average building elevation. Back to Table

DD-17.    For attached or stacked dwelling units, this yard may be reduced to zero feet if the side of the dwelling unit is attached to a dwelling unit on an adjoining lot. If one side of a dwelling unit is so attached and the opposite side is not, the side that is not attached must provide the otherwise applicable minimum required yard. Back to Table

DD-18.    Part of the unit count allowed in Planned Area 15A may be developed in Planned Area 15B. The maximum permitted number of dwelling units on the subject property in Planned Area 15B is computed using the following formula: Back to Table

(The total lot area in square feet divided by 6,200) plus the unit count transferred from Planned Area 15A = The maximum number of permitted dwelling units.

DD-19.    Subsequent subdivision of an approved Master Plan into smaller lots is permitted; provided, that the required minimum acreage is met for the Master Plan. Back to Table

DD-20.    The City will determine required yards and structure height based on the compatibility of development with adjacent uses and the degree to which development maintains the existing natural characteristics of the slope. Back to Table

DD-21.    With a density as established on the Zoning Map. Minimum amount of lot area per dwelling unit is as follows:

a.    In RM 5.0 and RMA 5.0 zones, the minimum lot area per unit is 5,000 square feet.

b.    In RM 3.6 and RMA 3.6 zones, the minimum lot area per unit is 3,600 square feet.

c.    In RM 2.4 and RMA 2.4 zones, the minimum lot area per unit is 2,400 square feet.

d.    In RM 1.8 and RMA 1.8 zones, the minimum lot area per unit is 1,800 square feet. Back to Table

DD-22.    The required 30-foot front yard may be reduced one foot for each one foot of this yard that is developed as a public use area if:

a.    Substantially, the entire width of the yard (from north to south property line) is developed as a public use area; and

b.    The design of the public use area is specifically approved by the City. Back to Table

DD-23.    Where the 25-foot height limitation results solely from an adjoining low density zone occupied by a school that has been allowed to increase its height to at least 30 feet, then a structure height of 30 feet above average building elevation is allowed. Back to Table

DD-24.    Buildings may not be closer than 40 feet to any low density zone. Back to Table

DD-25.    Special Regulation DD-12 shall not supersede Special Regulation DD-24. Back to Table

DD-26.    Special Regulation DD-13 shall not supersede Special Regulation DD-24. Back to Table

DD-27.    Minimum amount of lot area per dwelling unit is as follows:

a.    In the PLA 7C zone, the minimum lot area per unit is 3,600 square feet. Back to Table

DD-28.    On corner lots, only one front yard must be a minimum of 20 feet. All other front yards shall be regulated as a side yard (minimum five-foot yard). The applicant may select which front yard shall meet the 20-foot requirement. Back to Table

DD-29.    The area covered by structures, parking, buffers, and other elements of this use may not be used in calculating residential density in the development. Back to Table

DD-30.    Gross floor area may not exceed 3,000 square feet. Back to Table

DD-31.    Must be part of a development that encompasses the entire zone. See PU-37 for the maximum amount of office space allowed. Back to Table

DD-32.    For school use, structure height may be increased, up to 35 feet, if:

a.    The school can accommodate 200 or more students; and

b.    The required side and rear yards for the portions of the structure exceeding the basic maximum structure height are increased by one foot for each additional one foot of structure height; and

c.    The increased height is not specifically inconsistent with the applicable neighborhood plan provisions of the Comprehensive Plan; and

d.    The increased height will not result in a structure that is incompatible with surrounding uses or improvements.

This special regulation is not effective within the disapproval jurisdiction of the Houghton Community Council. Back to Table

DD-33.    Five feet, but two side yards must equal at least 15 feet. Back to Table

DD-34.    If adjoining a low density zone, then 25 feet above average building elevation. Back to Table

DD-35.    The required rear yard for each use shall be the same as the required rear yard for the same use in the RM zone, unless otherwise specified in Special Regulation DD-14. Back to Table

DD-36.    The required 30-foot front yard may be reduced one foot for each one foot of this yard that is developed as a public use area if:

a.    Within 30 feet of the front property line, each portion of a structure is set back from the front property line by a distance greater than or equal to the height of that portion above the front property line; and

b.    Substantially, the entire width of this yard (from north to south property lines) is developed as a public use area; and

c.    The design of the public use area is specifically approved by the City. Back to Table

DD-37.    The required 30-foot front yard may be reduced, subject to all of the following conditions:

a.    The existing primary structure does not conform to the minimum shoreline setback standard;

b.    The proposed complete replacement or replacement of portion of the existing primary structure complies with the minimum required shoreline setback established under the provisions of Chapter 83 KZC, or as otherwise approved under the shoreline setback reduction provisions established in KZC 83.380;

c.    The front yard for the complete replacement or the portion of replacement may be reduced one foot for each one foot of the shoreline setback that is increased in dimension from the setback of the existing nonconforming primary structure; provided, that subsection (d) of this regulation is met; and

d.    Within the front yard, each portion of the replaced primary structure is set back from the front property line by a distance greater than or equal to the maximum height of that portion above the front property line. Back to Table

DD-38.    The required 30-foot front yard may be reduced, subject to all of the following conditions:

a.    The existing primary structure does not conform to the minimum shoreline setback standard;

b.    The proposed complete replacement or replacement of a portion of the existing primary structure complies with the minimum required shoreline setback established under the provisions of Chapter 83 KZC, or as otherwise approved under the shoreline setback reduction provisions established in KZC 83.380; and

c.    The front yard for the complete replacement or the portion of replacement may be reduced one foot for each one foot of the shoreline setback that is increased in dimension from the setback of the existing nonconforming primary structure. Back to Table

(Ord. 4749 § 1, 2021; Ord. 4495 § 2, 2015; Ord. 4476 § 2, 2015)

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20.40 Development Standards

Development Standards Table – Medium Density Residential Zones

(RM 5.0; RMA 5.0; RM 3.6; RMA 3.6; WD I; WD III; PLA 2; PLA 3B; PLA 6F, PLA 6H, PLA 6K; PLA 7C; PLA 9; PLA 15B; PLA 17)

(Refer to KZC 20.20, Permitted Uses Table, to determine if a use is allowed in the zone; see also KZC 20.30, Density/Dimensions Table)

Use

Landscape Category

(Chapter 95 KZC)

Sign Category

(Chapter 100 KZC)

Required Parking Spaces

(Chapter 105 KZC)

20.40.010

Assisted Living Facility

D

RM, RMA: D1

PLA 6H: D2

PLA 17: D10

A

RM, RMA, PLA 6F, PLA 6H, PLA 6K, PLA 7C: 1.7 per independent unit; 1 per assisted living unit.

PLA 17: 1.7 per independent unit; 1 per assisted living unit.3

WD I, WD III, PLA 3B: 2.0 per independent unit; 1 per assisted living unit.

20.40.020

Boat Launch (for nonmotorized boats)

WD I: See KZC 105.25.

WD III: None.

20.40.030

Church

C

RM, RMA: C1

PLA 17: C10

B

1 for every 4 people based on maximum occupancy load of any area of worship.5

20.40.040

Community Facility

C6

RM, RMA: C1, 6

WD I: C

PLA 2: B8

PLA 17: C6, 10

B

See KZC 105.25.

20.40.050

Convalescent Center

C

RM, RMA: C1

PLA 17: C10

B

1 for each bed.

20.40.060

Detached, Attached or Stacked Dwelling Units

D

RM, RMA: D9, 11

PLA 6F, PLA 6K, PLA 7C: D12

PLA 6H: D12, 13

PLA 9: E

PLA 17: D10

A

1.2 per studio unit.

1.3 per 1 bedroom unit.

1.6 per 2 bedroom unit.

1.8 per 3 or more bedroom unit.

See KZC 105.20 for visitor parking requirements.

PLA 17: 3

20.40.070

Detached Dwelling Unit

E

PLA 6H: E2

A

2.0 per unit.

20.40.080

Entertainment, Cultural and/or Recreational Facility

B

D

See KZC 105.25.

20.40.090

Golf Course

E

PLA 17: E10

B

See KZC 105.25.

20.40.100

Government Facility

C6

RM, RMA: C1, 6

PLA 2: B8

PLA 17: C6, 10

B

RM, RMA: B7

See KZC 105.25.

20.40.110

Grocery Store, Drug Store, Laundromat, Dry Cleaners, Barber Shop, Beauty Shop or Shoe Repair Shop

B

E

1 per each 300 sq. ft. of gross floor area.

20.40.120

Hotel or Motel

B

E

1 per each room.

20.40.130

Marina

B

B

1 per each 2 slips.

20.40.140

Mini-School or Mini-Day-Care Center

E

RM, RMA, PLA 2: D

B

See KZC 105.25.14, 15

RM, RMA: See KZC 105.25.14

PLA 2: See KZC 105.25.15

20.40.150

Nursing Home

C

RM, RMA: C1

PLA 17: C10

B

1 for each bed.

20.40.160

Office Use

C

D

1 per each 300 sq. ft. of gross floor area of office use.

20.40.170

Piers, Docks, Boat Lifts and Canopies Serving Detached, Attached, or Stacked Dwelling Units

See Chapter 83 KZC.

RM, RMA: B

See Chapter 83 KZC.

RM, RMA: B

None

20.40.180

Piers, Docks, Boat Lifts and Canopies Serving Detached Dwelling Unit

See Chapter 83 KZC.

See Chapter 83 KZC.

None

20.40.190

Public Access Pier, Boardwalk, or Public Access Facility

See Chapter 83 KZC.

See Chapter 83 KZC.

See KZC 105.25.

20.40.200

Public Park

Development standards will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

20.40.210

Public Utility

A6

RM, RMA: A1, 6

PLA 2, PLA 7C, WD I: A

PLA 17: A6, 10

B

PLA 2: A

See KZC 105.25.

20.40.220

Restaurant or Tavern

B

E

1 per each 100 sq. ft. of gross floor area.

20.40.230

School or Day-Care Center

D

PLA 17: D10

B

See KZC 105.25.4, 15

RM, RMA: See KZC 105.25.4

20.40.240

Water Taxi

B

B

See KZC 105.25.

Development Standards (DS) Special Regulations:

DS-1.     If the subject property is located within the NRH neighborhood, west of Slater Avenue NE and south of NE 100th Street, and if it adjoins a low density zone or a low density use in PLA 17, then Landscape Category A applies. Back to Table

DS-2.     Must provide the buffer described in Buffering Standard 2 in Chapter 95 KZC where the subject property adjoins a low density zone. Back to Table

DS-3.     The parking area shall also include a designated location and facilities to serve on-site residents as they wash or otherwise service their personal vehicles. These facilities shall be so located, improved, and furnished to prevent surface water contaminants, such as detergents, oils and debris, from entering the lake or wetlands. Back to Table

DS-4.     An on-site passenger loading area must be provided. The City shall determine the appropriate size of the loading area on a case-by-case basis, depending on the number of attendees and the extent of the abutting right-of-way improvements. Carpooling, staggered loading/unloading time, right-of-way improvements or other means may be required to reduce traffic impacts on nearby residential uses. Back to Table

DS-5.     No parking is required for day-care or school ancillary to the use. Back to Table

DS-6.     Landscape Category A or B may be required depending on the type of use on the subject property and the impacts associated with the use on the nearby uses. Back to Table

DS-7.     One pedestal sign with a readerboard having electronic programming is allowed at a fire station only if:

a.    It is a pedestal sign (see Plate 12) having a maximum of 40 square feet of sign area per sign face;

b.    The electronic readerboard is no more than 50 percent of the sign area;

c.    Moving graphics and text or video are not part of the sign;

d.    The electronic readerboard does not change text and/or images at a rate less than one every seven seconds and shall be readily legible given the text size and the speed limit of the adjacent right-of-way;

e.    The electronic readerboard displays messages regarding public service announcements or City events only;

f.    The intensity of the display shall not produce glare that extends to adjacent properties and the signs shall be equipped with a device which automatically dims the intensity of the lights during hours of darkness;

g.    The electronic readerboard is turned off between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. except during emergencies;

h.    It is located to have the least impact on surrounding residential properties.

If it is determined that the electronic readerboard constitutes a traffic hazard for any reason, the Planning Director may impose additional conditions. Back to Table

DS-8.     Landscape Category A may be required depending on the type of use on the subject property and the impacts associated with the use on the nearby uses. Back to Table

DS-9.     Except for low density uses, if the subject property is located within the NRH neighborhood, west of Slater Avenue NE and south of NE 100th Street, and if it adjoins a low density zone or a low density use in PLA 17, then Landscape Category A applies. Back to Table

DS-10    a.    A significant buffer shall be required around all proposed structures and parking areas. This buffer should take the form of up to a 25-foot-wide landscaped area or a lesser dimensioned area furnished with screening walls, fences, berms, or dense stands of trees, but in no case be less than 10 feet.

b.    A solid screening wall or fence shall be required between any portion of a parking area which is closer than 40 feet to a low density use, low density zone, or the right-of-way of NE 97th Street. Such wall or fence shall be in addition to the landscape materials required by Chapter 95 KZC. Back to Table

DS-11.    When a low density use adjoins a detached dwelling unit in a low density zone, Landscape Category E applies. Back to Table

DS-12.    When a low density use abuts a detached dwelling unit in a low density zone, Landscape Category E applies. Back to Table

DS-13.    Except for low density uses, must provide the buffer described in Buffering Standard 2 in Chapter 95 KZC where the subject property adjoins a low density zone. Back to Table

DS-14.    An on-site passenger loading area may be required depending on the number of attendees and the extent of the abutting right-of-way improvements. Back to Table

DS-15.    The location of parking and passenger loading areas shall be designed to reduce impacts on nearby residential uses. Back to Table

(Ord. 4487 § 1, 2015; Ord. 4476 § 2, 2015)

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