CHAPTER 50 - CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD) ZONES

50.05 User Guide – CBD 1 zones.

The charts in KZC 50.12 contain the basic zoning regulations that apply in the CBD 1 zones of the City. Use these charts by reading down the left hand column entitled Use. Once you locate the use in which you are interested, read across to find the regulations that apply to that use.

Section 50.10

Section 50.10 – GENERAL REGULATIONS

The following regulations apply to all uses in this zone unless otherwise noted:

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

2.    The maximum height of structure shall be measured at the midpoint of the frontage of the subject property on the abutting right-of-way, excluding First Avenue South. See KZC 50.62 for additional building height provisions.

 

3.    The street level floor of all buildings shall be limited to one or more of the following uses: Retail; Restaurant or Tavern; Banking and Related Financial Services; Entertainment, Cultural and/or Recreational Facility; Parks; Government Facility; or Community Facility. The street level floor of buildings south of Second Avenue South may also include Office Use. The required uses shall have a minimum depth of 20 feet and an average depth of at least 30 feet (as measured from the face of the building on the abutting right-of-way, not including alleys and similar service access streets). Buildings proposed and built after April 1, 2009, and buildings that existed prior to April 1, 2009, which are at least 10 feet below the maximum height of structure, shall have a minimum depth of 10 feet and an average depth of at least 20 feet containing the required uses listed above.

    The Design Review Board (or Planning Director if not subject to D.R.) may approve a minor reduction in the depth requirements if the applicant demonstrates that the requirement is not feasible given the configuration of existing or proposed improvements and that the design of the retail frontage will maximize visual interest. Lobbies for residential, hotel, and office uses may be allowed within this space subject to applicable design guidelines.

 

4.    Where public improvements are required by Chapter 110 KZC, sidewalks on pedestrian-oriented streets within CBD 1A and 1B shall be as follows:

    Sidewalks shall be a minimum width of 12 feet. The average width of the sidewalk along the entire frontage of the subject property abutting each pedestrian-oriented street shall be 13 feet. The sidewalk configuration shall be approved through D.R.

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5.    Upper story setback requirements are listed below. For purposes of the following regulations, the term “setback” shall refer to the horizontal distance between the property line and any exterior wall of the building. The measurements shall be taken from the property line abutting the street prior to any potential right-of-way dedication.

a.    Lake Street: No portion of a building within 30 feet of Lake Street may exceed a height of 28 feet above Lake Street except as provided in KZC 50.62.

b.    Central Way: No portion of a building within 30 feet of Central Way may exceed a height of 41 feet above Central Way except as provided in KZC 50.62.

c.    Third Street and Main Street: Within 40 feet of Third Street and Main Street, all stories above the second story shall maintain an average setback of at least 10 feet from the front property line.

d.    All other streets: Within 40 feet of any front property line, other than Lake Street, Central Way, Third Street, or Main Street, all stories above the second story shall maintain an average setback of at least 20 feet from the front property line.

e.    The required upper story setbacks for all floors above the second story shall be calculated as Total Upper Story Setback Area as follows:

    Total Upper Story Setback Area = (Linear feet of front property line(s), not including portions of the site without buildings that are set aside for vehicular areas) x (Required average setback) x (Number of stories proposed above the second story). See Plate 35.

f.    The Design Review Board is authorized to allow a reduction of the required upper story setback by no more than five feet subject to the following:

1)    Each square foot of additional building area proposed within the setback is offset with an additional square foot of public open space (excluding area required for sidewalk dedication) at the street level.

2)    The public open space is located along the sidewalk frontage and is not covered by buildings.

3)    For purposes of calculating the offsetting square footage, along Central Way, the open space area at the second and third stories located directly above the proposed ground level public open space is included. Along all other streets, the open space area at the second story located directly above the proposed ground level public open space is included.

4)    The design and location is consistent with applicable design guidelines.

g.    The Design Review Board is authorized to allow rooftop garden structures within the setback area.

 

6.    May also be regulated under the Shoreline Master Program; refer to Chapter 83 KZC.

link to Section 50.12 table