55.29 User Guide – TL 4A, TL 4B and TL 4C zones.

The charts in KZC 55.33 contain the basic zoning regulations that apply in the TL 4A, TL 4B and TL 4C 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 55.31


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

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

2.    The ground floor of all structures with frontage on a paved pedestrian or vehicular circulation route, or adjacent to a pedestrian-oriented space, shall be a minimum of 13 feet in height (see Plate 34C, Chapter 180 KZC). Where necessary for the ground floor of the building to be at the elevation of an abutting street, the building may exceed the permitted maximum height of structure by up to five feet. This requirement does not apply to:

a.    The following uses: vehicle service stations, private lodges or clubs, stacked dwelling units, churches, schools, day-care centers, mini-schools or mini-day-care centers, assisted living facilities, convalescent centers or nursing homes, public utilities, government facilities or community facilities;

b.    Parking garages; or

c.    Additions to existing nonconforming development where the Planning Official determines it is not feasible.

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

a.    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.

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

4.    In TL 4B, development shall provide publicly accessible space(s) at the primary pedestrian frontage that extends the public realm while creating a transition between public and private spaces. These public spaces shall have no dimension less than 15 feet. Developments with less than 25,000 square feet of gross floor area or fewer than 50 dwelling units shall provide publicly accessible space(s) ranging from 500 to 1,000 square feet. Larger developments shall provide publicly accessible space(s) ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 square feet in size. Through design review, the City will review the location, size and dimensions, features and improvements (such as multi-use paths, plazas, seating, public art and water features) proposed for the publicly accessible space(s) as part of the Design Review approval. The City may also require or permit modification to the required publicly accessible space as part of the Design Review approval.

5.    Access for drive-through facilities must be approved by the Public Works Official. See Chapter 105 KZC for requirements.

6.    Some development standards or design regulations may be modified as part of the design review process. See Chapters 92 and 142 KZC for requirements.

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

link to Section 55.33 table