Chapter 21.14
SETBACKS FROM CENTERLINE

Sections:

21.14.100    Building line established.

21.14.200    Minimum street setbacks.

21.14.210    Exceptions.

21.14.100 Building line established.

The building line for any building shall be the greater of the following:

A. The rear line of the required yard of the respective zone, as defined; or

B. The setback from centerline, according to the following table. On fully improved streets, the setback shall be measured from the centerline of improvements. On streets which are not open or are not improved to city standards, the setback shall be measured from centerlines projected by the public works department. (Ord. 2020 § 8, 1994; Ord. 1343 § 4, 1983; Ord. 989 § 1, 1978)

21.14.200 Minimum street setbacks.

Table 21.14.01

Street Type+

Standard Right-of-Way Width

Minimum Setback*

Freeway

Various

None

Principal Arterial

100 ft. or more

65 ft.

80 ft. to 100 ft.

55 ft.

60 ft. to 80 ft.

45 ft.

Minor Arterial

60 ft.

45 ft.

Collector

60 ft.

45 ft.

Access Street adjoining industrial, commercial, business and/or multiple-family zones

60 ft.

45 ft.

Access Street adjoining single-family zones

60 ft.

55 ft.

Notes:

+     As designated by the city comprehensive plan.

*     From centerline.

(Ord. 2388 § 8, 2001; Ord. 2020 § 8, 1994; Ord. 1343 § 4, 1983; Ord. 989 § 1, 1978)

21.14.210 Exceptions.

A. Minor Arterials. The following minor arterials shall comply with the Principal Arterial standards:

1. 76th Avenue W, between Olympic View Drive and 208th Street SW;

2. 168th Street SW, between Olympic View Drive and 44th Avenue W;

3. 196th Street SW (Filbert Road), east of I-5;

4. 212th Street SW, between 44th Avenue W and 76th Avenue W;

5. 36th Avenue W, between 196th Street SW and 164th Street SW;

6. 44th Avenue W, between 196th Street SW and 164th Street SW.

B. Collectors. The following collectors shall comply within the principal arterial standards:

1. 188th Street SW, between 36th Avenue W and 33rd Avenue W;

2. Alderwood Mall Boulevard, between 36th Avenue W and 184th Street SW.

C. LI and RS Zones. Setback from centerline along side streets of corner lots in the LI and RS zones shall be as follows:

1. In the LI zone, 30 feet plus half the adjacent right-of-way if fully dedicated; or 30 feet from the centerline as projected by the public works department;

2. In RS zones, 15 feet plus half the right-of-way width as projected by the public works department. (Ord. 2020 § 8, 1994; Ord. 1343 § 4, 1983; Ord. 989 § 1, 1978)