54.02 User Guide – NRHBD 1A zone.

The charts in KZC 54.06 contain the basic zoning regulations that apply in the NRHBD 1A zone 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 54.04


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.    In cases where the height of a structure is specified in number of stories, the following applies:

a.    Height measured at the midpoint of the frontage of the subject property on the abutting right-of-way. If the site abuts more than one right-of-way, the applicant may select the right-of-way from which to measure.

b.    The following heights per story are allowed:

1)    Ground floor retail; ground floor restaurant and tavern; ground floor entertainment/cultural and/or recreational facility shall be a minimum of 13 feet in height and a maximum of 15 feet.

2)    Office; private club or lodge; church; school; day-care center; public utility, government facility, or community facility; public park, ground floor hotel or motel; retail above the ground floor shall be a maximum of 13 feet.

3)    Residential; hotel or motel above the ground floor shall be a maximum of 10 feet.

c.    To determine the allowed height of a structure, determine the number of stories allowed in the use zone charts and apply the allowed height per story specified in subsection (2)(b) of this section. For example, if three stories are allowed and the proposed use is ground floor retail with two stories of residential above, the allowed height would be 35 feet.

d.    Height shall be measured above the point of measurement (e.g., above average building elevation, or above right-of-way) as specified in the particular use zone charts. For purposes of measuring building height above the abutting right(s)-of-way, alleys shall be excluded.

e.    In addition to the height exceptions established by KZC 115.60, the following exceptions to height regulations in NRHBD zones are established:

1)    Decorative parapets may exceed the height limit by a maximum of four feet; provided, that the average height of the parapet around the perimeter of the structure shall not exceed two feet.

2)    For structures with a peaked roof, the peak may extend eight feet above the height limit if the slope of the roof is equal or greater than four feet vertical to 12 feet horizontal.

3.    The minimum required front yard is 10 feet, unless otherwise prescribed in the use zone chart. 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.

4.    A pedestrian connection should be developed to link Slater Avenue NE with NE 116th Street.





5.    The following commercial frontage requirements shall apply to all development that includes dwelling units or assisted living uses:

a.    The street level floor of all buildings shall be limited to one or more of the following uses: Retail; Restaurant or Tavern; Hotel or Motel; Entertainment, Cultural and/or Recreational Facility; or Office. These uses shall be oriented toward NE 116th Street and 124th Avenue NE and have a minimum depth of 20 feet and an average depth of at least 30 feet (as measured from the face of the building along the street).

    The Design Review Board (or Planning and Building 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 commercial frontage will maximize visual interest.

b.    Other uses allowed in this zone and parking shall not be located on the street level floor unless an intervening commercial frontage is provided between the street and those other uses or parking subject to the standards above. Lobbies for residential or assisted living uses may be allowed within the commercial frontage provided they do not exceed 20 percent of the building’s linear commercial frontage along the street.

link to Section 54.06 table