Chapter 18.10
ZONING DISTRICTS1

Sections:

18.10.010    Zoning districts – Established.

18.10.020    Zoning districts – Purposes.

18.10.025    Special districts.

18.10.030    Table of permitted and conditional uses.

18.10.040    Table of bulk and dimensional standards.

18.10.041    Bulk and dimensional standards for residential accessory units, structures and uses.

18.10.050    Table of performance standards.

18.10.010 Zoning districts – Established.19

There are hereby established the following zoning districts. Zoning district locations are delineated on the official zoning map.

District:

Abbreviation:

Constrained Low-Density Residential

(CLDR)

Low-Density Residential

(LDR)

High-Density Residential

(HDR)

Cottage Residential

(CR)

Neighborhood Business

(NB)

Downtown Commercial

(DC)

Interchange Commercial

(IC)

Interchange Mixed Use

(IMU)

Employment Park-1

(EP-1)

Employment Park-2

(EP-2)

Parks, Open Space and Public Facilities

(POSPF)

(Ord. 1576 § 1, 2016: Ord. 1325 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1256 § 1 (part), 2006: Ord. 1020 (part), 1997).

18.10.020 Zoning districts – Purposes.

In addition to general purposes of the zoning title outlined in NBMC 18.02.020, zoning districts have the following respective purposes in subsections A, B, C, D, E, and F of this section. NBMC 18.10.025(B) describes overlay districts that apply to specific areas.

A. Purposes – LDR and CLDR Districts.

1. Provide for neighborhoods of predominately single-family structures at a gross density of four dwelling units per acre for LDR, with an allowance for cottage housing developments within the LDR of up to eight units per acre under limited circumstances subject to the provisions of Chapter 18.11 NBMC, Cottage Residential, and single-family structures of up to two dwelling units per acre for CLDR, as designated on the zoning map;

2. The CLDR district is recognized for having larger lots or development constraints, such as frequently flooded areas, geologically hazardous areas, river and stream corridors, channel migration areas, wetlands, and native wildlife and fish habitat. Density in this zone shall not exceed two dwelling units per gross acre. Furthermore, large estate size lots, in excess of 18,000 square feet minimum lot size is the intent within the CLDR district;

3. Accommodate other uses compatible with single-family residences and other types of innovative styles of residential units including accessory dwelling units and cottage housing developments under limited circumstances within the LDR district subject to the provisions of Chapter 18.11 NBMC, Cottage Residential;

4. Maintain the integrity and character of existing neighborhood areas, including requiring that all units be held in fee simple ownership status;

5. Create attractive and satisfying neighborhood environments for family life;

6. Ensure that adequate sewer, water, and other utilities and services are provided;

7. Provide for public amenities such as passive and active recreation areas, open space, and trails and promote the opportunity for area-wide coordination and continuity of pedestrian, bicycle, and greenbelt corridors;

8. Assure development gives due consideration to existing development or that which can be reasonably anticipated on adjacent lands, with respect to common infrastructure requirements and compatibility of uses;

9. Promote a traditional neighborhood development pattern and scale which serves to maintain and enhance existing small-city character and pedestrian orientation; and

10. Implement provisions of the comprehensive plan, including the vision plan, related to residential areas.

B. Purposes – HDR District.

1. Provide for neighborhoods and/or areas of predominantly multifamily structures, but with a mix of housing types including affordable housing units;

2. Accommodate other uses compatible with multifamily residences;

3. Create attractive and satisfying environments for family and household life;

4. Ensure that adequate sewer, water, and other utilities and services are provided;

5. Provide for public amenities such as passive and active recreation areas, open space, and trails, and promote the opportunity for area-wide coordination and continuity of pedestrian, bicycle, and greenbelt corridors;

6. Assure development which gives due consideration to existing development or that which can be reasonably anticipated on adjacent lands, with respect to common infrastructure requirements and compatibility of uses;

7. Promote a traditional neighborhood development pattern and scale which serves to maintain and enhance existing small-city character and pedestrian orientation;

8. Implement provisions of the comprehensive plan, including the vision plan, related to residential development.

C. Purpose – Cottage Residential District (CR).

1. Encourage innovative housing types of predominantly single-family smaller detached housing (i.e., cottage housing), with a limited number of two-unit homes, carriage units, and standard single-family homes pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 18.11 NBMC, Cottage Residential;

2. Allow smaller lot sizes and increased densities from six to 10 DU/acre gross to create greater economic choices for homebuyers in North Bend;

3. Accommodate other uses compatible with residential life;

4. Create attractive and satisfying environments for family and household life;

5. Ensure that adequate sewer, water, and other utilities and services are provided;

6. Provide for public amenities such as passive and active recreation areas, open space, and trails, and promote the opportunity for area-wide coordination and continuity of pedestrian, bicycle, and greenbelt corridors;

7. Assure development which gives due consideration to existing development or that which can reasonably be anticipated on adjacent lands, with respect to common infrastructure requirements and compatibility of uses;

8. Promote a traditional cottage neighborhood development pattern centered around common open space, and a scale which serves to maintain and enhance existing small-city character and pedestrian orientation;

9. Implement provisions of the comprehensive plan, including the vision plan, related to residential development.

D. Purpose – Commercial Districts (NB, DC, IC, IMU). The NB, DC, IC, and IMU zoning districts have the following general and specific purposes (general purposes include subsections (D)(1) through (4) of this section; specific purposes include subsections (D)(5) through (8) of this section at densities established by a floor area ratio):

1. Provide land for different intensities and types of residential, retail, service, business, office, and entertainment uses that complement, enhance, and support residential and other land uses within North Bend.

2. Implement provisions of the comprehensive plan related to commercial land uses, including but not limited to providing economic and employment opportunities, property tax bases, necessary goods and services, and in some cases, mixed-use (commercial first floor/residential upper floor) dwelling opportunities.

3. Promote high-quality commercial development that incorporates traditional development patterns and elements, including but not limited to building locations, architectural designs, construction materials, and site features that are harmonious with North Bend’s small-city character.

4. Ensure that proper site needs and amenities, including but not limited to vehicular circulation and parking, pedestrian, bicycle, and greenbelt networks (where applicable), landscaping, lighting, public areas (e.g., greenspace, plazas), services, and utilities, and other necessary and desirable elements are integral parts of all commercial projects.

5. Neighborhood business (NB) districts are intended to be general commercial areas; however, buildings are expected to be smaller in scale, and applicable businesses to operate on less than a 24-hour basis. The NB district will accommodate a variety of residential and other land uses, including limited fabrication and light manufacturing when conducted in locations isolated from residential zoning districts. Residential is limited to the second story or to rear of the parcels zoned NB that front North Bend Way and Mount Si Road at the intersection of North Bend Way and Mount Si Road.

6. The downtown commercial (DC) district is intended to provide specialty retail goods, as well as a range of business, professional, and other services consistent with historic uses and scale of the downtown area. Buildings in the DC district are also expected to be smaller in scale; however, there is a provision for commercial buildings up to 10,000 square feet if they are “anchors.” Building sizes and floor area ratios may be increased in certain portions of the DC zone by use of transferred development rights. The DC district will also incorporate residential development, as well as encouraging upper floor dwelling units above commercial uses. New first floor residential is prohibited in the DC zone along the entire length of North Bend Way and along Bendigo Boulevard North, from West Park Street to West Third Street. See performance standards in NBMC 18.10.050(1.00(c)). Pedestrian orientation and amenities will also be emphasized.

7. The interchange commercial (IC) district is intended to accommodate businesses that typically serve passerby travelers and tourists, while also supplying goods for Upper Valley residents typical of larger-scale commercial development. Primary access to the IC is anticipated to be vehicular; however, pedestrian amenities and circulation, including linkage to the historic downtown area, will be promoted. Buildings are permitted to be larger in scale relative to other commercial districts, and select businesses are permitted to operate on a 24-hour basis.

8. The interchange mixed use (IMU) zoning district is intended to provide a transitional area between interchange commercial (IC) zoning and residential (LDR, HDR) zoning. The zoning accommodates permitted residential, interchange commercial and other commercial development to minimize adverse impacts on and maximize compatibility with adjacent land uses. Buildings in the IMU district are expected to be smaller in scale than buildings in the IC district, with select businesses permitted to operate on a 16-hour basis or less, closed between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

E. Purpose – Employment Park Districts (EP-1 and EP-2). The EP-1 and EP-2 zoning districts have the following general and specific purposes (general purposes include subsections (E)(1) through (5) of this section; specific purposes include subsections (E)(6) and (7) of this section at densities established by a floor area ratio):

1. Provide appropriate areas for various commercial land uses, including office, warehouse, distribution, manufacturing enterprises, industrial uses, and research and development facilities which complement, enhance, and support the mix of land uses within the city of North Bend. Retail sales or related services are limited to a few select uses, or allowed only as incidental to underlying permitted uses.

2. Implement provisions of the comprehensive plan related to employment park district land uses, including but not limited to providing economic and employment opportunities, as well as balanced property tax bases and possible mixed land use opportunities.

3. Promote high-quality and well-designed business and industrial developments that are harmonious with North Bend’s small-city character, and create an environment free from adverse noise, odors, dust, smoke, air pollution, water pollution, and inappropriate truck traffic or related traffic congestion.

4. Ensure that proper site needs and amenities, including but not limited to vehicular circulation and parking, services and utilities, landscaping, lighting, pedestrian, bicycle, and greenbelt networks and linkages, and other necessary and desirable elements are integral parts of all employment park district projects.

5. Ensure sensitivity to adjacent land uses and the environment, including avoidance of incompatible uses, and that new development is integrated with physical and social linkages to the community.

6. The EP-1 district is intended to provide areas for light industrial and limited commercial uses that are compatible with, and not detrimental to, adjoining land use districts. Permitted uses in the EP-1 district include offices (professional, business, corporate), light manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, and research and development. A wider variety of manufacturing and assembly uses are permitted on a conditional use basis. Smaller-scale business enterprises are permitted to the extent they are needed to serve employees within the EP-1 district. Uses that capitalize on North Bend’s setting and geographic location are encouraged.

7. The EP-2 district is intended to provide areas for a variety of industrial land uses, including manufacturing, fabrication, and processing of natural and manmade materials. Large-scale and/or specialized industrial and commercial operations, including those having greater potential impacts to surrounding areas, will be permitted in this district. Business uses which support activities occurring in outlying rural areas, including support services for forestry or resource-based industries, are encouraged.

F. Purpose – Park, Open Space, and Public Facilities District (POSPF).

1. Recognize and designate areas for public and quasi-public parks, open space, trail, and recreation areas, as well as public facilities including but not limited to schools, community buildings, government offices, and public facilities and utilities.

2. Implement provisions of the comprehensive plan related to park, open space, and public facility land uses.

3. Ensure that adequate areas are set aside for park, open space, trail, recreation areas, and public facility land uses. (Ord. 1657 § 6, 2018: Ord. 1653 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2018; Ord. 1590 § 1, 2016; Ord. 1578 § 2, 2016; Ord. 1576 § 2, 2016; Ord. 1325 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1256 § 1 (part), 2006: Ord. 1165 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1164 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1020 (part), 1997).

18.10.025 Special districts.

A. Repealed by Ord. 1657.

B. General Overlay Districts.

1. Transitional landscape area (TLA), as identified in the North Bend Comprehensive Plan Figure 1-5, includes specific locations along I-90 and North Bend Way within North Bend and the UGA, which require appropriate landscape transitions to help foster the existing small town character of North Bend, buffer incompatible uses, sustain the city’s natural assets for continued economic prosperity and quality of life, and support the regional efforts along the Interstate 90 (I-90) corridor, a designated national scenic byway that gets international tourism promotion from the Federal Scenic Byways Program. North Bend is considered the “Gateway to the Puget Sound” from westbound I-90, therefore careful consideration should be taken with regard to landscaping and buffering intensive uses near and adjacent to the I-90 corridor in order to support the goals of the national scenic byway designation along the scenic I-90 corridor. Where a TLA affects more than 20 percent of the total gross area of any parcel, the TLA may be reduced such that not more than 20 percent of the total gross area of the parcel is affected by the TLA, subject to performance standards found in NBMC 18.10.050 and landscape criteria found in Chapter 18.18 NBMC. Regional trail linkages are allowed within the TLA. The TLA applies to new commercial or industrial development applications, residential building permits, short plats, subdivisions and multifamily site plans, binding site plans, and/or clearing and grading permits associated with said applications. The TLA shall be measured from the edge of the applicable right-of-way and should either be placed in a tract to be dedicated to the applicable owners’ association, placed within an easement for transitional landscape area purposes, or subject to city approval, dedicated to the city for TLA and trail purposes.

2. Critical areas overlay district (CAOD) is intended to identify those areas within the North Bend urban growth area that include: (a) floodways, (b) channel migratory areas, (c) streams and associated buffers, and (d) wetlands and associated buffers where there are special regulations on the use and development of property in order to protect environmentally critical areas. The applicable development regulations are contained in Chapters 14.05 through 14.12 NBMC.

3. Urban Separator Overlay District (USOD). The urban separator is an area of North Bend which is located in, among and around significant natural features that help to define the community’s identity. The USOD, as identified in the North Bend Comprehensive Plan as Figure 1-6, includes land located predominately north of the Snoqualmie River, east of SR 202, and south of the boundary with the city of Snoqualmie. This area includes both Meadowbrook and Tollgate Farms. The intent of the USOD is to ensure that development occurs consistent with the goals and policies of the comprehensive plan requiring the minimum build-out of the zoning district in which the parcel is located. Property owners in the USOD may also take advantage of the transfer of development rights program to enable development rights to be transferred out of the USOD. NBMC 18.10.030, Table of permitted and conditional uses, identifies the permitted uses within the USOD. The permitted uses within the USOD must also satisfy the criteria stipulated in NBMC 18.10.040 in relation to bulk and dimensional standards, NBMC 18.10.050 in relation to performance standards and Chapter 18.34 NBMC, Design Standards and Guidelines.

C. Master Plan Overlay Districts.

1. Process. A master plan overlay district (MPOD) provides a process by which a specific planned mix of uses and layout may be provided through a master plan to address unique site-specific opportunities and constraints.

a. The MPOD layout map shows the approximate location of future land uses, open spaces, public streets and access points.

b. All short plats, subdivisions, binding site plans, site plans or all other development approvals, including construction approvals, shall be generally consistent with the MPOD layout map, and shall conform to specific standards established under the MPOD, and the provisions of this chapter. The road location shown on the MPOD layout map may change in the final development plan, but shall be generally consistent with the layout map.

c. The first and initial land use development application for any parcel within the MPOD shall show the approximate location of all applicable land uses, open spaces, public streets and access points for the entire parcel or application site, allowing for the comprehensive planning intended by the MPOD.

2. Tanner Landing Master Plan Overlay District (Tanner Landing MPOD). The Tanner Landing MPOD is located between North Bend Way on the south and the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and King County’s Tanner Landing Park on the north.

a. Purpose. Due to the proximity of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and King County’s Tanner Landing Park immediately north of the site, both of which are regionally significant recreation facilities, certain light industrial and manufacturing uses permitted by the underlying EP-1 zone could be inconsistent with the recreational uses and character of the immediate area. In addition, access to the eastern end of Tanner Landing Park is desired for future King County plans for improved whitewater access facilities and a more visible entrance to the park from North Bend Way. A master plan overlay district establishes a site plan and mix of uses more compatible with, and more oriented to, these important park and recreation lands and facilitates and enables future access to the eastern end of Tanner Landing Park. Should an applicant wish to propose a site layout or mix of uses alternative to that provided by the MPOD, the applicant may apply for a development agreement pursuant to Chapter 18.27 NBMC. Such development agreement shall not preclude other parcels within the MPOD from achieving conformance to the provisions of the MPOD.

b. Site Circulation. Streets and access locations to be constructed shall at a minimum include the following:

i. There shall be a maximum of three access locations into the parcel from North Bend Way, including the through street described below. An additional access point may be considered only for emergency access purposes or if warranted by a traffic study. Public and private access locations shall include minimum five-foot-wide sidewalks and minimum five-foot-wide planter strips at the intersection with North Bend Way, and may transition from there to alternative standards within the private development.

ii. A public north-south through street shall bisect the site in the eastern half of the parcel to enable future public access to the Tanner Landing Park, generally in the location identified on Figure 18.10.025-1.

(A) The north-south through street shall be constructed to curve and meander through the site as depicted in the below diagram and shall be dedicated to the city of North Bend with the recording of the final plat or final binding site plan approval, in a location so as to accommodate a minimum two-and-one-half-acre park east of the street, as further described under subsection (C)(2)(c) of this section.

(B) The north-south through street shall be constructed through the site to the boundary of the parcel containing the King County Snoqualmie Valley Trail, at approximately the location of the existing gated access into Tanner Landing Park, for future connection by King County into Tanner Landing Park. Construction of the road shall occur with the first phase of any development application.

(C) The north-south through street shall be located adjacent to the park area as depicted below in Figure 18.10.025-1.

(D) The north-south through street shall be constructed according to the standard for collector streets in Chapter 19.01 NBMC and the city of North Bend public works standards, or as otherwise approved to accommodate a low impact development design. Wherever buildings front to the street, the landscape strip shall be paved and shall include street trees and tree grates. Remaining areas of landscape strip shall be planted with street trees and ground cover.

iii. Vehicular and pedestrian connectivity shall be maintained through the site in an east-west direction between the most westerly entrance point to the north-south through street. This road shall meander throughout the site and not be a straight road. This connectivity may be via a private route or routes.

c. Site Layout and Mix of Uses. The uses allowed within the Tanner Landing MPOD are identified under Table 18.10.030, Permitted and Conditional Land Uses. Figure 18.10.025-1 identifies the locations where these uses are to be allowed on the site. Generally:

i. Residential and Retail-Commercial Area. The area west of the minimum two-and-one-half-acre park, comprising approximately 60,000 square feet, shall be reserved for retail-commercial uses and/or residential uses. Bulk and dimensional standards applicable to the residential and retail-commercial area shall be as established for the NB or HDR zone (depending on the use) per Table 18.10.040, Bulk and Dimensional Standards.

ii. Park-Oriented Retail Area. An area of approximately 10,000 square feet east of the north-south through street within the park shall be reserved for restaurant or recreation-oriented retail uses which complement the park (e.g., coffee shop, sandwich shop, and seasonal and year-round recreational uses, such as kayak, canoe, bicycle, hiking and skiing related sales, rental and repair). This area shall be dedicated to the city; provided, however, ownership of such restaurant or recreation-oriented uses may be private, subject to city approval. Such uses shall integrate with the park as determined by the CED director, based on consistency with the provisions of the city’s comprehensive plan, parks plan, or related planning documents. Bulk and dimensional standards applicable to the park-oriented retail area shall be as established for the NB zone per Table 18.10.040, Bulk and Dimensional Standards.

iii. Mixed Residential and Office Commercial Area. The area west of the residential and retail-commercial area shall be reserved for residential development and/or office commercial uses. A mix of residential and office commercial uses is preferred but not required.

(A) Bulk and dimensional standards applicable to residential uses shall be as established for the HDR zone per Table 18.10.040, Bulk and Dimensional Standards, except as follows:

(1) Density shall not exceed 10 dwelling units per acre. The retail-commercial area described in subsection (C)(2)(c)(i) of this section and the two-and-one-half-acre public park described in subsection (C)(2)(c)(iv) of this section shall not be included in calculating density;

(2) Frontage setbacks along North Bend Way shall be a minimum of 20 feet and may be increased to accommodate stormwater biochannels and other park features. Type 2 Landscaping, per Chapter 18.18 NBMC, shall be provided within the 20-foot setback along North Bend Way, except where biochannels exist;

(3) The rear yard setback shall be a minimum of 20 feet;

(4) A minimum of 30 feet shall exist between any multifamily structure or associated building within the development; and

(5) Height of any structure located adjacent to North Bend Way shall not exceed two stories and the roof pitch shall be 6:12 for the primary roofline.

(B) Bulk and dimensional standards applicable to office commercial uses shall be as established for the EP-1 zone per Table 18.10.040, Bulk and Dimensional Standards.

(C) Required residential recreation and common space for the residential uses shall be as provided in Chapter 17.25 NBMC unless otherwise approved by the city in consideration of other park or open space land provided.

(D) A minimum of three trail access connections from the east-west through street to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail shall be provided within the mixed residential and office commercial area. Trail access connections shall be constructed per the requirements of Chapter 17.25 NBMC.

(E) The specific mix and locations of residential and commercial uses shall be guided by the following general provisions:

(1) The site planning for the mix of uses, if any, should be coordinated to provide view corridors from public and residential areas. Buildings shall be oriented to create a minimum of three unobstructed 60-foot-wide view corridors through the site to Mt. Si and Tanner Landing Park in locations determined by the city, providing visual penetration through the site to the natural features of Mt. Si and Tanner Landing Park. An unobstructed view corridor means there are no buildings within such view corridor.

(2) Required residential recreation and common space, as provided per Chapter 17.25 NBMC, should be located to connect with the Snoqualmie Valley Trail corridor, and coordinated with the location of the required trail access connections from the development.

(3) Commercial buildings should be oriented generally with a north-south axis to maintain view corridors through the site.

iv. Public Park. An area east of the north-south through street, and containing a minimum of two and one-half acres, shall be dedicated and conveyed to the city of North Bend for use as a public park prior to or concurrent with submittal of the first land use application, building permit application, or other development approval application on the site. A development agreement implementing these overlay zoning district regulations is not considered a development application for this purpose. Prior to the city’s acceptance of the dedication of the park site, the applicant shall remove all existing improvements from the park site, including the dilapidated house and accessory structures and equipment. A maximum of 10,000 square feet of the minimum two-and-one-half-acre park area shall be reserved for park-oriented commercial-retail development within the park as described above. The north-south through street shall not be included in the calculation of the two and one-half acres for the park. The park shall be named after the property owner upon dedication to the city of North Bend: “Dahlgren Family Park.”

d. Building Size and Orientation. In addition to the provisions of the applicable design standards in Chapter 18.34 NBMC, the following standards shall apply to the layout and orientation of buildings within the Tanner Landing MPOD:

i. Buildings constructed within the residential and retail-commercial area shall provide primary frontage to the north-south internal through street, with a focus on the intersection of the north-south through street and the east-west internal connection to the western parts of the site. Secondary frontage may be provided along the east-west internal connection;

ii. A plaza, constructed per the plaza requirements identified in NBMC 18.34.070, shall be located either on the west side of the north-south through street, or in association with a park-oriented commercial development on the east side of the north-south through street. The plaza shall be incorporated with the design of the building fronting to the plaza. The final location of the plaza will be determined by the development plan;

iii. Parking for buildings in the residential and retail-commercial area shall be located behind the buildings. Each residential unit shall provide an attached garage. Carports are not allowed. All parking must be screened from public streets by landscaping and/or architectural screening and located so their visual presence is minimized;

iv. The parking lot for any park-oriented commercial development on the east side of the north-south through street shall to the extent practicable be located behind (east of) the building. Vehicular access to the parking lot shall be from the north-south through street;

v. Building Footprint Limitation. Commercial building footprints shall not exceed approximately 30,000 square feet per building. Larger buildings may be considered when creating a significant employment base (approximately one job/500 gross square feet of building area);

vi. All loading docks shall be located behind the buildings and not be visible from North Bend Way;

vii. Multifamily structures shall be designed to include usable covered decks, porches and/or balconies for each unit;

viii. Architectural features on buildings shall include large rough timbers, natural stone, handcrafted materials, use of natural materials, large roof overhangs and other architectural features typically seen in mountain or alpine buildings. No white vinyl window frames are allowed; and

ix. For residential developments, a mix and diversity of multifamily building structures shall be provided, including duplex, triplex and fourplex. No more than 20 percent of the total number of buildings in the development may contain the maximum of 10 dwelling units per building allowed under the HDR zone and such buildings shall not be located adjacent to North Bend Way.

3. East North Bend Master Plan Overlay District (ENB-MPOD).

a. Purpose. To accommodate a well coordinated mix of employment generating uses such as office, employment park, research and development and light manufacturing. Commercial truck services may be allowed subject to the provisions of this overlay district. It is the intent of the overlay district to coordinate vehicular circulation and site design to minimize possible adverse impacts to adjacent residential areas and nearby schools, while preserving the existing small town rural character of North Bend and nearby regional recreational areas. The overlay shall provide safe, efficient and well coordinated public traffic routes and minimize driveway cuts on North Bend Way and 468th Avenue SE. Buildings shall be oriented to and accessed by public streets or shared driveways as conceptually depicted in Figure 18.10.025-2.

b. Definitions.

i. “Warehouse” is a building or structure used for the storage of goods and/or materials, where the total gross floor area dedicated to the storage of goods and/or materials exceeds 65 percent; provided, however, if an applicant can provide evidence and make a showing that the primary function of the use within such building or structure is manufacturing, assembly, or reassembly of goods and materials, then it shall not be defined as a warehouse. In the event of multiple structures or buildings (e.g., campus-style layout) operated by a single user, the use is warehousing if aggregate warehousing exceeds 65 percent of the total gross floor area of all buildings associated with that single user.

ii. “Single user” means a single business entity that shares management, controlling ownership interests, storage areas or shared ingress and egress into that business entity.

iii. “Substantial improvements” means improvements worth more than

50 percent of the assessed value of the original building(s).

c. Site Circulation. Site circulation shall minimize driveway cuts and provide for safe, efficient and well coordinated traffic routes and intersections along North Bend Way and 468th Avenue SE. Public streets shall be provided within and through the ENB-MPOD generally as identified on Figure 18.10.025-2 and the following provisions. Locations of streets, depicted herein, are conceptual and may be adjusted subject to maintaining the overall circulation, connectivity and building orientation as described herein.

i. SE 144th Street shall be extended westward through the ENB-MPOD and intersect with a north/south collector street at the westerly boundary of the ENB-MPOD.

ii. A north/south collector street shall be provided between North Bend Way and SE 140th Street, at the westerly boundary of the ENB-MPOD.

iii. An additional north/south street shall be provided south to North Bend Way at approximately the west boundary of the existing or future expansion of the truck service area.

iv. One additional access point located between SE 144th Street and the existing access gate may be provided from 468th Avenue SE, which shall connect to the extension of SE 144th Street.

v. Street Standards. The public streets provided within the ENB-MPOD shall be designed per the collector street standard in Chapter 19.01 NBMC and the city of North Bend public works standards, unless otherwise approved by the city public works director. On-street parking may be prohibited to avoid overflow truck parking on public streets.

vi. Access to Parcels. Access to parcels shall be from shared driveways off the future public streets internal to the master plan and not from North Bend Way, SE 140th Street, or 468th Avenue SE. For parcels located adjacent to North Bend Way not more than four shared access points shall be permitted, one of which shall be constructed as a public street and connect to the street network internal to overlay district.

vii. No driveway access shall be allowed from the internal streets of the ENB-MPOD to the existing commercial truck center, more commonly known as Truck Town.

d. Site Layout and Mix of Uses. The allowed uses and bulk and dimensional standards for areas within the ENB-MPOD shall be consistent with that provided by the underlying zoning of either employment park 2 or interchange commercial as identified in NBMC Table 18.10.030, Permitted and Conditional Land Uses, and NBMC Table 18.10.040, Bulk and Dimensional Standards, unless otherwise noted below.

i. Neighborhood Service/Retail Area. Approximately one acre, but not more than 1.25 acres, of neighborhood service/retail may be located at the intersection of SE 144th Street and 468th Avenue SE. Access to this area shall be from the future public street internal to the master plan site, and shall not be from 468th Avenue SE. This area is intended to provide neighborhood services, restaurants and small scale retail to meet the needs of the nearby employment park uses and neighborhoods.

(A) Allowed Uses. In addition to those uses permitted in the EP-2 zone, all uses as permitted in the neighborhood business (NB) zone as identified in NBMC Table 18.10.030 are permitted, with the following exceptions which are prohibited: residential, automotive/vehicular uses, equipment rental, grocery/supermarket, hardware store, theater, lumber and building materials, storage facilities, and drive-thru restaurants or services; provided, however, that a coffee shop may have one drive-thru lane.

(B) Orientation of Buildings. The retail buildings shall be oriented and front to 468th Avenue SE and the future extension of SE 144th Street. Access shall be from roads internal to the ENB-MPOD. The retail building shall incorporate a functional entrance at the corner of SE 144th Street and 468th Avenue SE.

ii. Employment Park 2 – General.

(A) Allowed Uses. All uses as permitted in the EP-2 zone as identified in NBMC Table 18.10.030, Permitted and Conditional Land Uses.

(B) Building footprint shall not exceed 150,000 square feet per building.

(C) Warehousing is prohibited.

(D) If any of the existing residential properties located within the ENB-MPOD are redeveloped into an EP-2 use, those properties shall be subject to the provisions of this overlay district. Access to the redeveloped sites should be via streets internal to the ENB-MPOD, to the extent feasible as determined in the reasonable discretion of the CED director.

(E) All loading docks shall be located behind the buildings and shall be screened from view from public streets using 15-foot Type 1 landscaping.

(F) Commercial truck center/service area is prohibited.

iii. Employment Park 2 – Office/Light Manufacturing. The EP-2-Office/Light Manufacturing area is located directly adjacent to North Bend Way with good exposure to I-90. All uses as permitted in the EP-2 zone as identified in NBMC Table 18.10.030, Permitted and Conditional Land Uses, are permitted, except the following uses are prohibited: automotive/vehicular uses, equipment rental, storage facilities, distribution/assembly centers and warehousing.

(A) Building Footprint Limitation. Building footprint shall not exceed 35,000 square feet per building.

(B) Buildings shall orient to and have the main entrance front North Bend Way.

(C) All loading docks shall be located behind the buildings and shall not be visible from North Bend Way.

(D) Assisted senior living and hotels are allowed subject to the following:

(1) A 30-foot Type 2 landscape buffer is provided on the side and rear property boundaries to mitigate any future conflict with incompatible uses on adjacent properties to the north.

(2) Hotels shall not exceed the district’s height limitation of 35 feet.

iv. Commercial Truck Center/Service Areas. The ENB-MPOD includes an existing commercial truck center/service area, commonly known as Truck Town, which is located on approximately 16.1 acres in the interchange commercial zone. Due to its location at the base of Snoqualmie Pass and at the gateway to the Puget Sound area, commercial truck traffic and overnight truck parking is often an issue, creating unmitigated adverse impacts to the city’s streets and air quality. This facility is currently the only commercial truck center in King County. The city has determined a new commercial truck center/service area or expansion of the existing use, beyond the current site, is not in the best interest of North Bend and therefore prohibited. The existing commercial truck center/service area may continue to operate and improve the facility, at its current site, subject to the provisions below. As used in this section, “substantial improvements” means new improvements having a market value worth more than 50 percent of the assessed value of the existing improvements as determined by the King County assessor and includes any repair or reconstruction of a structure; and/or to the site (other than a structure). “Substantial improvement” is considered to occur when the first alteration to any structure or other improvement to the site commences, whether or not that alteration affects the external dimensions of any structure. The market value shall be determined by reviewing King County parcel data for improvements and the owner may be required to obtain an MAI appraisal to substantiate value. The market value and the cost of new improvements will be determined at the time of complete building permit submittal and shall take into account the cost of any improvements undertaken on the site within the 10-year period immediately preceding the date of submittal of such application. The term “substantial improvement” excludes any interior tenant improvements to a structure. The term runs with the property and not with the property owner.

(A) Substantial improvement to existing commercial truck center/service area facilities shall make available truck stop electrification capabilities, or other means for each truck to utilize to eliminate idling.

(B) Substantial improvement to existing commercial truck center/service area facilities shall require full compliance with the North Bend Municipal Code.

(C) Any redevelopment of the existing 16.1-acre commercial truck center/service area located in the interchange commercial zone shall locate all new retail, restaurants and commercial buildings along 468th Avenue SE and North Bend Way (see Figure 18.10.025-2, commercial building priority area). Truck and vehicular parking and truck service areas shall be placed to the rear and internal areas of the site. Truck parking is prohibited adjacent to North Bend Way or 468th Avenue SE. For the purposes of this subsection, “redevelopment” means construction of new buildings or demolition and reconstruction of any existing buildings or structures.

(D) Commercial truck parking areas shall not be located adjacent to public streets, unless a 30-foot, Type 2 landscape buffer is provided.

(E) Performance Standards. Commercial truck center/service area facilities and related uses shall comply with the performance standards as set forth in NBMC 18.10.050.

(F) Permitted Uses. For interchange commercial zoned property within the ENB-MPOD, all uses permitted in the IC zone as identified in Table 18.10.030, Permitted and Conditional Land Uses, are permitted including commercial truck center/service area facilities.

v. Site design for all uses within the ENB-MPOD shall provide for shared truck turning.

e. Buffering.

i. The required 40-foot transitional landscape area (TLA), located on SE 140th Street, shall be extended southward on 468th Avenue SE to SE 144th Street. If neighborhood retail/service uses are provided at the corner of SE 144th Street and 468th Avenue SE, the TLA may cease where the pedestrian oriented corner treatment of the building begins. The city may approve a reduced dimension of the TLA, in the reasonable discretion of the CED director, to accommodate architectural facade elements and other building design features.

ii. To allow for the retention of the existing and remaining evergreen trees along SE 140th Street and 468th Avenue SE, in lieu of constructing a sidewalk on the south side of SE 140th street and the west side of 468th Avenue SE, a meandering trail shall be provided within the 40-foot transitional landscape area. The trail shall meet the trail standards as set forth in Chapter 17.25 NBMC and ADA barrier-free standards.

iii. All perimeter buffer requirements as set forth in Chapter 18.18 NBMC shall apply.

4. Tanner Junction Master Plan Overlay District (Tanner Junction MPOD). The Tanner Junction MPOD includes properties zoned EP-1 that are located between North Bend Way to the north and SE 136th Street and I-90 to the south, and as further depicted on Figure 18.10.025-3.

a. Purpose. Due to the proximity of the single-family low density residential zones immediately to the south and west and the nearby Snoqualmie Valley Trail, certain light industrial and manufacturing uses permitted by the underlying EP-1 zone could be inconsistent with the recreational uses and residential character of the immediate area. A master plan overlay district establishes a site plan and mix of uses more compatible with these adjacencies. Should an applicant wish to propose a site layout or mix of uses alternative to that provided by the MPOD, the applicant may apply for a development agreement pursuant to Chapter 18.27 NBMC. Such development agreement shall not preclude other parcels within the MPOD from achieving conformance to the provisions of the MPOD.

b. Site Circulation, Frontage and Trails. Streets and access locations to be constructed shall at a minimum include the following:

i. Public and private access locations shall include minimum five-foot-wide sidewalks and minimum five-foot-wide planter strips at the public street intersections, and may transition from there to alternative standards within the private development.

ii. There shall be a maximum of two access locations from North Bend Way, including the collector street described below. The separate triangular-shaped eastern parcel ending in 9188 may have shared access with the adjoining parcel to the east onto SE North Bend Way, to allow for adequate separation from Tanner Road. An additional access point may be considered only for emergency access purposes or if warranted by a traffic study.

iii. At a minimum, a public north-south collector street shall bisect the site in the western half of the parcel to connect SE 136th Street with North Bend Way, in the location identified on Figure 18.10.025-3 connecting SE Tanner Road and SE 136th Street at 440th Place SE to the south.

(A) The north-south collector street shall be constructed and dedicated to the city of North Bend with the recording of the final plat, final binding site plan approval (if applicable), prior to final building permit, or other associated permit for a development proposal on the affected property.

(B) The north-south collector street shall be constructed according to the standard for collector streets in Chapter 19.01 NBMC and the city of North Bend public works standards, or as otherwise determined necessary by the city engineer.

(C) An additional street may be warranted depending on the type of development proposed to bisect the remaining parcel as shown dotted on Figure 18.10.025-3 and aligning with the proposed access points.

iv. The three most westerly parcels shall share one access point, to the extent feasible as determined by the city, from SE 136th Street to line up with 437th Place SE. An additional access point may be considered only for emergency access purposes, or if warranted by a traffic study approved by the city. An exit only may be allowed onto 436th Avenue SE at the city’s discretion.

v. In order to preserve existing significant trees along SE 136th Street and 436th Avenue SE, the public sidewalk shall meander through the retained significant trees, to the extent feasible as determined by the city. The CED director may allow flexible building setbacks to accommodate retention of the significant trees along the frontage and within the front yards.

vi. A 40-foot Type 2 transitional landscape area shall be provided along 136th Street on parcels where EP-1 uses are the only allowed uses and per the diagram below. A public trail, constructed per the trail construction standards in NBMC 17.25.065, shall be constructed along the southern boundary, and within the TLA, to connect the residential areas of SE 136th Street to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. A public access trail easement containing the trail corridor shall be provided to the city, prior to final building permit approval for development on the affected parcel.

vii. A 10-foot-wide paved public trail (Tanner Trail) with 10-foot planter strip area containing street trees and associated turf and/or native shrubs and ground cover plantings, constructed per the trail construction standards in NBMC 17.25.065, built to match the existing Tanner Trail section located within downtown North Bend, shall be constructed along the SE North Bend Way frontage to connect with the King County Snoqualmie Valley Trail as shown on Figure 18.10.025-3. Existing significant trees shall be retained in this area unless there is conflict with an access point.

c. Any land use permit associated with properties fronting North Bend Way shall install a pedestrian crossing across North Bend Way providing a connection to Tanner Trail and Snoqualmie Valley Trail. The pedestrian crossing shall include at a minimum a perpendicular crosswalk at SE North Bend Way with reflective bumps and/or lights. Further safety measures may be determined necessary by the city through the development review process.

i. The applicant shall coordinate with King County Parks and the city of North Bend for a safe and efficient at-grade crossing of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail with SE North Bend Way and Tanner Trail.

ii. Trail parking of not less than three spaces shall be provided as part of any development application and shall be constructed in conjunction with the development. A bike rack is also encouraged.

d. Allowable Uses and Bulk and Dimensional Standards.

i. Uses within the Tanner Junction MPOD are as established in NBMC 18.10.030 based on the corresponding zones identified in Figure 18.10.025-3. Parcel Nos. 1423089132, 1423089136 and 1423089135 may be comprised of HDR uses and/or EP-1 uses, except single-family detached and cottage are not allowed within this overlay. A 20-foot Type 1 landscape transition area, pursuant to Chapter 18.18 NBMC Table 1, shall be installed between HDR and EP-1 uses. Except as expressly authorized in this subsection, no other HDR uses are allowed in this Tanner Junction MPOD.

ii. Bulk and dimensional standards applicable to residential uses shall be as established for the HDR zone per Table 18.10.040, Bulk and Dimensional Standards.

iii. Bulk and dimensional standards applicable to commercial and industrial uses shall be as established for the EP-1 zone per Table 18.10.040, Bulk and Dimensional Standards.

e. Building Size and Orientation. In addition to the provisions of the applicable design standards in Chapter 18.34 NBMC, the following standards shall apply to the layout and orientation of buildings within the Tanner Junction MPOD:

i. Commercial and industrial buildings constructed within the Tanner Junction MPOD shall provide primary frontage to either North Bend Way, SE Tanner Road or to the north-south internal through street, but shall not be oriented to SE 136th Street. The backs of buildings shall not be oriented to North Bend Way, SE Tanner Road or the north-south internal through street;

ii. Buffering to LDR. If any area immediately bordering SE 136th Street is used for commercial or industrial buildings rather than residential buildings, the property of the commercial or industrial building shall provide a 30-foot Type 1 landscape buffer along the frontage of SE 136th Street; and

iii. All loading docks shall be located behind the buildings and not be visible from North Bend Way.

f. Gateway Frontage at 436th Avenue SE and SE 136th Street. The intent of the open space tract at the corner is to retain the forested character, serving as a city gateway. Trees and native vegetation will be retained to the greatest extent possible as determined by the city, with clearing limited to removal of hazard trees and as necessary to accommodate trails and gateway features. The director may approve deviations to the setback or frontage improvements in order to retain trees. Additional elements for this gateway area shall include:

i. The minimum area shall be 66 feet along SE 136th and 82 feet along 436th Avenue SE;

ii. Meandering sidewalks, with pedestrian level lighting, through preserved and enhanced native vegetation as depicted below; and

iii. This area shall include small signage providing interpretation of natural flora or North Bend historic attributes.

g. Affordable Housing. HDR development on Parcel Nos. 1423089132, 1423089136 and 1423089135 in this overlay shall include no less than 20 percent affordable housing units for households earning at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI) for King County as reported by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (the “Local AMI”). Housing developed consistent with the requirements of this subsection shall automatically receive an exemption from ad valorem and other property taxation on the improvements. Such exemption shall be for a period of 12 successive years beginning January 1st of the year immediately following the calendar year of the issuance of a certificate of occupancy thereon.

The affordable units shall be intermixed throughout the development with the market rate units. The affordable units shall be a similar size to the market rate units within the development.

The price of affordable units is based on that amount a household can afford to pay for housing when the household pays no more than 30 percent of household income for housing expenses, and household income is at or below 80 percent of the Local AMI.

If HUD no longer publishes median figure incomes for the King County area, then the city may use any other similar method for determining the King County area median income, adjusted for household size. If the percentage of affordable units in the project required is a fraction, then the number of required affordable units shall be rounded up to the next whole number (unit) if the fraction of the whole number is at least 0.66.

Prior to issuing a certificate of occupancy, an agreement in a form acceptable to the city attorney that addresses price restrictions, eligible household qualifications, and long-term affordability requirements shall be recorded with the King County recorder’s office. This agreement shall be a covenant running with the land and shall be binding on the assigns, heirs and successors of the applicant. Housing units identified for households with household annual income restrictions that are provided under this section shall continue to be made available to households with the identified household annual income restrictions for 12 years from the date of the initial certificate of occupancy.

h. Performance Standards. All HDR development shall comply with all provisions of the NBMC and the following additional performance standards:

i. Common Open Space. HDR development shall include a minimum of 200 square feet per unit of common open space in one contiguous and usable centrally located and easily accessible area to all units within the development with a minimum dimension of 50 feet on all sides.

(A) The common open space shall be located so it will be surrounded by buildings on at least two sides;

(B) At least 50 percent of the buildings in the development shall abut the common open space. A building is considered to “abut” an area of open space if there is no structure between the unit and the open space; and

(C) The common open space should provide a sense of openness, visual relief and community; must be outside of wetlands, streams and buffers; and shall be developed and maintained to provide for passive and/or active recreational activities for the residents of the development. Land located between dwelling units, included within required yard setbacks and/or abutting rights-of-way or access easements may not serve as required common open space. Fences may not be located within common open space.

ii. Each building abutting a public right-of-way shall have an inviting facade such as a primary or secondary entrance or porch, oriented to the public right-of-way. If the building abuts more than one public right-of-way, the city shall determine to which right-of-way the inviting facade shall be oriented.

iii. Buildings and units shall be oriented to take advantage of views of Mt. Si, other mountains, rivers or other natural features.

iv. Variation in Unit Sizes, Building and Site Design. Buildings should establish building site design that promotes variety and visual interest that is compatible with the character of the surrounding neighborhood and will comply with NBMC 18.34.060.

v. Pedestrian Flow-Through Development. Pedestrian connections shall link all buildings and units to the public right-of-way, common open space and parking areas.

vi. All parking must be provided on the subject property, must be screened from public streets and adjacent residential uses by landscaping and/or architectural screening and located so their visual presence is minimized and associated noise or other impacts do not intrude into public spaces.

5. Neighborhood Business Residential Overlay District (NB MPOD). The NB MPOD includes certain parcels zoned neighborhood business district between SE 140th and SE North Bend Way (except those fronting directly to SE North Bend Way) and as further depicted on Figure 18.10.025-4.

a. Purpose. To reduce incompatible uses and provide consistency with the character and build-out of existing lots in this area, it is recognized that continuing to allow single-family detached and cottage within this portion of the NB zone should be allowed. This area is unique as 455th Avenue SE and SE 141st Street remains private, which could limit commercial development. This overlay would be in effect until such time a comprehensive plan amendment and zoning change are approved. If a comprehensive plan amendment and zoning change to these parcels are approved by council to change the land use from commercial to residential and zoning from neighborhood business to low density residential, this overlay would no longer be needed.

b. Allowable Uses and Bulk and Dimensional Standards. Uses within the Neighborhood Business MPOD are as established in NBMC 18.10.030 based on the corresponding zones identified in Figure 18.10.025-4 and may be comprised of NB uses, except single-family detached and cottage are allowed within this overlay. A 15-foot Type 1 landscape transition area, pursuant to Chapter 18.18 NBMC Table 1, shall be installed between the commercial properties abutting SE North Bend Way and the NB MPOD behind. If single-family or cottage is proposed, the bulk and dimensional standards for those uses per NBMC 18.10.040 shall apply and not NB standards.

Figure 18.10.025-1: Tanner Landing MPOD Layout Map

Figure 18.10.025-2: East North Bend Master Plan Overlay District

Figure 18.10.025-3: Tanner Junction Master Plan Overlay District (MPOD)

Figure 18.10.025-4: Neighborhood Business Residential Master Plan Overlay District (MPOD)

(Ord. 1657 § 7, 2018; Ord. 1646 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 1640 §§ 2 (Exh. B), 3 (Exh. C), 2017; Ord. 1626 § 1 (Exh. A), 20172; Ord. 1611-A § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 1611 §§ 4 (Exh. A), 5 (Exh. A), 2016;3 Ord. 1584 § 1 (Exh. A), 2016; Ord. 1583 § 2, 2016; Ord. 1580 § 2 (part), 2016; Ord. 1563 § 2 (part), 2015; Ord. 1552 § 2, 2015; Ord. 1523 § 1 (part), 2014; Ord. 1501 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 1492 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2013; Ord. 1442 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2011; Ord. 1403 § 1 (Exh. A), 2010; Ord. 1393 § 1 (Exh. A), 2010: Ord. 1325 § 1 (part), 2008).

18.10.030 Table of permitted and conditional uses.

To implement purposes of the zoning title, and to implement purposes of the respective zoning districts, permitted and conditional uses allowed within the various districts are identified in Table 18.10.030, Permitted and Conditional Land Uses. Permitted and conditional uses are categorized under the following major use categories: (1) residential; (2) commercial; (3) industrial; (4) public and quasi-public; (5) utilities; and (6) resource uses. No land, building, or structure may be used, and no building or structure erected, unless listed as a permitted (“P”) or conditional use (“CUP”) in Table 18.10.030, Permitted and Conditional Land Uses, provided:

A. Unlisted or interim uses may only be permitted subject to administrative interpretation by the director per NBMC 18.04.030 and the director may allow a less intense use in a more intense zone if other comparable uses are allowed in said zone;

B. Uses that are specifically prohibited are listed in endnotes to Table 18.10.030;

C. Commercial accessory uses that are not permitted as primary uses within a zone may be allowed subject to review and approval of the CED director. In approving the accessory use, the director must find that the accessory use:

1. Is limited in scope to no more than 25 percent of the floor area of the primary use;

2. Is necessary in order for the primary use to operate; and

3. Is consistent with NBMC 18.10.020, Zoning districts – Purposes.

The director may impose conditions on the accessory use to limit its scope and potential impacts to adjacent properties and uses;

D. All conditional uses shall meet standards and procedures outlined in Chapter 18.24 NBMC;

E. Said land, building, or structure meets nonconforming use provisions in Chapter 18.30 NBMC;

F. See NBMC 18.10.025 for all permitted uses within the master plan overlay districts;

G. Affordable housing projects that are not expressly permitted may be allowed subject to entering into a development agreement per Chapter 18.27 NBMC.

 

Table 18.10.030 – Permitted and Conditional Land Uses 

P = Permitted use

CUP = Conditional use permit required

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

INDUSTRIAL

PUBLIC FACILITIES

OVERLAY DISTRICT

LAND USES:

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

TL-MPOD

1.00 RESIDENTIAL:

 

 

 

 

1.10

Single-Family Dwellings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

1.11

Single-Family Detached Dwellings

P

P

P (2)

P

 

P

 

 

P (CLDR only)

 

 

 

 

*

 

1.12

Designated Manufactured Homes

P

P

P (2)

P

 

P

 

 

P (CLDR only)

 

 

 

 

*

 

1.13

Manufactured Home Parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

1.16

Cottages – See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

P (3)

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.17

Townhome (4)

 

 

 

P

 

P

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.20

Multifamily Structures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

1.21

Duplexes

 

 

P (2)

P

 

P

 

P

 

 

 

 

P

*

 

1.22

Triplexes

 

 

 

P

 

P

 

P

 

 

 

 

P

*

 

1.23

Fourplexes

 

 

 

P

 

P

 

P

 

 

 

 

P

*

 

1.24

Other Multifamily Dwellings over Four Units (6)

 

 

 

P

 

P

 

P

 

 

 

 

P

 

1.30

Special Service Housing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

1.31

Adult Family Homes

P

P

P (2)

P

 

P

 

P

P

 

 

 

P

*

 

1.32

Childcare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

1.32a

Family Day Care Provider

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

 

P

*

1.32b

Child Day Care Center

P

 

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

*

1.33

Homes for the Elderly and Related

P

 

P (2)

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

 

1.34

Secure Community Transition Facilities

 

 

CUP

 

 

 

1.40

Miscellaneous Rooms for Rent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.41

Bed and Breakfast Establishments

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

 

P

*

1.42

Boarding Houses

P

 

P

P

 

P

 

P

P

P

1.50

Other Residential

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

1.51

Accessory Residential Uses

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

*

1.52

Accessory Dwelling Units

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

*

1.53

Home Occupations

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

*

1.54

Upper Floor Dwelling Units

 

P

P

P

 

P

P

 

P

1.00 RESIDENTIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

*

1.55

Interim Housing Facilities

P

 

P

P

 

P

 

P

P

 

1.60

Unlisted Residential Use

See Procedure for Unlisted Uses

2.00 COMMERCIAL:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

2.01

Adult Entertainment Facilities

 

CUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.02

Art Gallery

 

P

P

 

P

P

P

*

2.03

Automotive/Vehicular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

2.03a

Boat and Watercraft Sales and Service

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

2.03b

Car Wash

 

P

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

 

 

2.03c

Electric Vehicle Charging Station – Restricted, Accessory to a Principal Use

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

*

 

 

2.03d

Electric Vehicle Charging Station – Public, Accessory to a Principal Use

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

*

 

 

2.03e

Electric Vehicle Charging Station as a Stand-Alone Use

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

 

2.03f

Electric Vehicle Battery Exchange Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

2.03g

Gasoline Sales/Service Stations

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

2.03h

Motorcycle Sales/Service

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

2.03i

Paint and Body Shop

 

CUP

P

P

P

 

 

*

2.03j

Parts Store

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

*

2.03k

Auto Rentals and Leasing

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

2.03l

Repair and Service Shop

 

CUP

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

2.03m

RV/Commercial Truck Sales/Repair and Maintenance Service

 

P

P

P

 

*

2.03n

Sales (New and Used Auto/Passenger Truck)

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

 

 

*

2.03o

Snowmobile Sales/Service

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

2.00 COMMERCIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

2.03p

Tire Shop (Sales/Service)

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

 

 

2.03q

Towing and Impound Yard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

*

2.04

Banks and Financial Institutions

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

2.04a

Check Cashing/Quick Loans

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

*

2.05

Bars and Taverns (Including Microbreweries)

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

*

2.06

Business & Professional Offices

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

2.07

Business Services

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

2.08

Conference Centers and Event Venues

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

2.09

Convenience Store – Open 24 Hours

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

2.10

Equipment Rental (No heavy equipment rental allowed in the DC)

 

P

P (5)

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

2.11

Farmer’s Market – Produce/Other

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

2.12

Funeral Home/Mortuary

 

P

P

 

 

 

 

2.13

Grocery/Supermarket

 

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

 

 

2.14

Hardware Store

 

P

P

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

2.15

Health Club (Including Dance, Exercise Studio)

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

*

2.16

Hotel and Motel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.16a

Hotel

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

2.16b

Motel

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

2.17

Lumber and Associated Sales

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

2.18

Miniature Golf Course

 

P

P

P

P

P

*

2.19

Nursery, Garden, and Landscape Supplies

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

2.20

Personal Services (Beauty Shop, Dry Cleaner, Shoe Repair, Etc.)

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

*

2.22

Recreational Vehicle Park and Campgrounds

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

2.00 COMMERCIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.23

Indoor Commercial Recreation Facilities

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

 

 

2.23a

Indoor Shooting Range

(Gun and Archery)

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

P

P

 

 

2.24

Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.24a

Drive-Thru

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

2.24b

Non-Drive-Thru

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

P

2.24c

Coffee Stands – Freestanding or Accessory

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

2.24d

Food Trucks

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

2.25

Research and Development Facilities

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

 

2.26

Retail

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

P

 

 

2.27

Wholesale Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

2.27a

w/Ancillary Associated Retail

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

2.27b

w/o Associated Retail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

P

P

 

 

2.28

Social and Fraternal Club, Lodge

 

P

P

P

 

 

2.29

Storage Facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

2.29a

Mini-Storage (Enclosed)

 

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

*

2.29b

Indoor (General)

 

P

 

P

P

P

 

 

*

2.29c

Outdoor (Boats, Cars, Campers, Etc.)

 

P

P

 

 

2.30

Studio (Art, Music, Pottery, Etc.)

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

2.31

Theater, Auditorium, Performance Center, Etc.

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

*

2.32

Veterinary Clinic

 

P

P

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

2.33

Commercial Truck Travel Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

See NBMC 18.10.025

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

2.35

Pawn Shop

 

P

 

 

 

 

2.37

Tattoo Parlor and/or Body Piercing Studio (1)

 

P (1)

P (1)

 

 

 

2.38

Hospital

 

P

P

P

 

 

2.00 COMMERCIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.39

Medical/Dental

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

2.40

Unlisted Commercial Uses

See Procedure for Unlisted Uses

 

 

2.41

Marijuana Related Uses (Producer, Processor, Retail and Other)

See Chapter 18.60 NBMC

3.00 INDUSTRIAL:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.10

Manufacturing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

3.11

Apparel, Fabric, Accessories and Leather Goods

 

P

 

P

P

P

 

3.12

Chemical and Related Products

 

CUP

 

 

3.13

Computers, Office Machines, and Equipment

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

3.14

Electrical Equipment (Appliances, Lighting, Radio, TV, Communications)

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

3.15

Fabricated Small Components and Products (Containers, Hand Tools, Screw Products, Coatings and Recreational Products)

 

P

P

P

P

 

P

*

3.16

Food and Beverage Products

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

3.17

Furniture and Fixtures

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

*

3.18

Handcrafted Products

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

3.19

Heavy Equipment and Vehicles – Indoor

 

 

P

P

 

 

*

3.20

Measuring and Controlling Instruments (Medical/Optical, Watches, Computer Software)

 

P

 

P

P

P

P

3.21

Plastic Products

 

P

P

 

 

*

3.22

Prepared Materials – Assembly, Processing, and Packaging – Indoor

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

3.23

Printing, Publishing, and Allied Industries

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

3.24

Recycling Center

 

P

 

 

*

3.24a

Recycling Plant

 

P

 

 

3.00 INDUSTRIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.25

Rubber Products

 

P

 

 

*

3.26

Sign and Advertising Display (Manufacture)

 

P

 

P

P

P

 

 

*

3.27

Stone, Clay, Pottery and China

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

3.28

Textile Products

 

P

P

 

 

*

3.29

Construction Company/Storage Yard

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

3.30

Industrial and Related Equipment – Sales

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

*

3.31

On-Site Hazardous Waste Treatment

 

CUP

CUP

 

 

3.32

Multi-Tenant Industrial Park

 

P

P

P

 

 

*

3.33

Warehousing and Distribution

 

 

P (12)

P (12)

 

 

*

3.34

Welding Shop

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

3.35

Temporary Industrial Buildings and Uses

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

3.40

Unlisted Industrial Uses

See Procedure for Unlisted Uses

 

 

 

3.41 Accessory Industrial Uses

 

 

4.00 PUBLIC AND QUASI-PUBLIC:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

4.10

Open Space, Park, Trail, and Recreation

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

*

4.11

Golf – Course (9 – 18 Hole)

 

P

P

P

P

*

4.12

Golf – Driving Range

 

CUP

P

P

P

 

*

4.13

Athletic Field/Sports Facilities

 

 

 

 

CUP

P

P

P

P

P

4.20

Government Office

 

P

P

P

P

P

 

4.21

Library

 

P

P

P

P

 

4.22

Post Office

 

P

P

P

 

P

 

4.23

Police and Fire Station

 

P

P

P

P

 

 

P

 

 

 

4.24

City Hall and/or Public Works

 

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

4.30

School

 

P

 

 

 

 

4.31

Montessori/Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High School

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

4.32

Colleges, Universities, Technical, Trade and Specialty Schools

 

 

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

4.00 PUBLIC AND QUASI-PUBLIC: (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.40

Churches and Religious Institutions

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

*

4.50

Museums/Interpretive Centers/Community Centers and Associated Activities

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

4.60

Mass Transit Facilities Including Park-and-Ride Lots

 

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

4.75

Unlisted Public and Quasi-Public Uses

See Procedure for Unlisted Uses

5.00 UTILITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

5.10

Public and Private Utilities – Minor

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

*

5.20

Public and Private Utilities – Major

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

5.21

Municipal WWTP

 

 

P

 

 

5.30

Wireless Communication Facilities

See Chapters 18.70 and 18.80 NBMC

6.00 RESOURCE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

6.10

Christmas Tree Farm

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

*

6.20

Commercial Farm – Produce and Related

 

P

P

P

P

P

*

6.30

Commercial Greenhouse – Wholesale

 

P

P

P

P

*

6.40

Farmland – Pasture, Crop Uses

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

*

6.60

Public Garden

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

*

6.70

Unlisted Resource Land Uses

See Procedure for Unlisted Uses

NOTES:

*    

Indicates a specific performance standard(s) is required by the zoning code per Table 18.10.050. Note that standards and/or regulations additional to the zoning code often apply. Environmental quality performance standards apply to all uses in all zoning districts.

(1)    

Tattoo parlors and/or body piercing studios are allowed in the IMU zoning districts only in those areas north of I-90 at Exit 31 and within the DC zoning district only in buildings abutting and fronting North Bend Way and/or Bendigo Blvd. and areas located south of North Bend Way.

(2)    

Standard size single-family homes and duplexes (two-unit homes) are allowed on a limited basis within the CR zoning district, subject to the cottage residential regulations in Chapter 18.11 NBMC.

(3)    

Cottages are allowed on a limited basis within areas of the LDR zoning district subject to the cottage residential regulations in Chapter 18.11 NBMC.

(4)    

Zero lot line townhomes, also referred to as row houses, are single-family attached dwellings that share a common wall with other dwellings on one or both sides of the unit, but are independent homes occupying their own legal lot, unlike condominiums.

(5)    

Heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty vehicles, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently ones involving earthwork operations. They are also known as heavy machines, heavy trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles, or heavy hydraulics. They usually comprise five equipment systems: implement, traction, structure, power train, control and information.

(6)    

For affordable housing projects that are not expressly permitted see Chapter 18.27 NBMC, Development Agreements.

LIST OF PROHIBITED USES (the following uses are specifically prohibited in all zoning districts):

1.

Outdoor gun, archery, “paintball” and similar ranges.

2.

Permanent carnivals, circuses, amusement parks, and live animal rides, animal exhibitions, and similar type commercial amusements.

3.

Manufacturing and related uses as follows: concrete batch plants; asphalt plants; primary metal industries such as foundries/forge shops, smelters, blast furnaces, boiler works, and rolling mills; manufacture of flammable, hazardous, or explosive materials; creosote and related products; coal tar and related products; yeast manufacturing; and manufacture of plastic products from raw materials.

4.

Landfills, junkyards, wrecking and salvage yards, garbage dumps, scrap yards, and incinerators (recycling facilities are regulated per 3.24 and 3.24a).

5.

On-site quarries and other mineral extraction operations that extract soil, logs – storing and processing, paper product manufacturing, stone, sand, gravel, or other minerals from the ground strictly for purpose of sale; provided, that clearing and grading operations, per city regulations, and sand and gravel extraction from waterways, per necessary approvals, are exempt. Retail or wholesale sale of materials quarried or extracted off site is permitted with performance criteria (see Nursery, Garden, and Landscape Supplies – 2.19).

6.

Slaughterhouses and rendering plants devoted to the rendering or refining of animal parts, fats, and oils.

7.

Tanning of animal hides or skins.

8.

Poultry farms for the keeping of poultry for commercial purposes.

9.

Conducting business on a public street, sidewalk, or right-of-way without proper authorization from the city.

10.

Commercial dog kennels. Only kennels associated with a veterinary clinic are permitted (see 2.32).

11.

Pipeline facilities and the transportation of hazardous liquid associated with those facilities. This prohibition does not include:

 

a.

Transportation of a hazardous liquid that is transported in a gaseous state;

 

b.

Transportation of a hazardous liquid:

 

 

i.

By vessel, aircraft, tank truck, tank car, or other nonpipeline mode of transportation; or

 

 

ii.

Through facilities located on the grounds of a materials transportation terminal that are used exclusively to transfer hazardous liquid between nonpipeline modes of transportation or between a nonpipeline mode and a pipeline, not including any device and associated piping that is necessary to control pressure in the pipeline.

12.

Industrial warehousing and distribution shall not exceed 150,000 square feet per building footprint without a CUP. If over 150,000 sf, a CUP is required.

Procedure for Unlisted Uses: For any use(s) of land not listed in Table 18.10.030, and excluding those in the list of prohibited uses, an administrative interpretation shall be made by the director of community services, per NBMC 18.04.030, upon inquiry by an applicant.

(Ord. 1712 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2019; Ord. 1694 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 1664 § 1 (Exh. A), 2018: Ord. 1659 § 1 (Exh. A), 2018: Ord. 1653 § 3 (Exh. A (part)), 2018; Ord. 1641 § 2, 2017; Ord. 1640 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 1612 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017; Ord. 1590 § 2 (Exh. A), 2016; Ord. 1578 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016; Ord. 1576 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016; Ord. 1553 § 1 (part), 2015; Ord. 1529 § 2, 2014; Ord. 1517 § 1 (Exh. B), 2014; Ord. 1514 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2013; Ord. 1492 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2013; Ord. 1442 § 2 (Exh. B (part)), 2011; Ord. 1435 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2011; Ord. 1431 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2011; Ord. 1404 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2010; Ord. 1385 § 1, 2010; Ord. 1334 § 1, 2008; Ord. 1325 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1307 § 1, 2008; Ord. 1256 § 1 (part), 2006: Ord. 1194 § 1 (part), 2003; Ord. 1164 § 2, 2002; Ord. 1153 § 2, 2002; Ord. 1068 §§ 1, 2, 1999; Ord. 1053 § 26, 1998; Ord. 1020 (part), 1997).

18.10.040 Table of bulk and dimensional standards.

To further implement purposes of the zoning title, and to further implement purposes of the respective zoning districts, bulk and dimensional standards are established for respective zoning districts, and in many cases for respective uses within said zoning districts. Bulk and dimensional standards are outlined in Table 18.10.040 and address the following criteria: (1) minimum lot size; (2) maximum lot size; (3) minimum lot width; (4) minimum front yard setback; (5) maximum front yard setback; (6) minimum side yard setback; (7) minimum rear yard setback; (8) maximum building height; (9) maximum building coverage; (10) maximum impervious surface coverage; (11) maximum building size; and (12) floor area ratio. An administrative adjustment to bulk and dimensional standards mechanism is provided, with application requirements, procedures and criteria established in Chapter 18.25 NBMC.

Table 18.10.040 – Bulk and Dimensional Standards 

BULK AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS:

RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS:

COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS:

EMPLOYMENT PARK DISTRICTS:

POSPF DIST.:

1. Minimum Lot Size (1):

LDR

4 DU/Acre Gross Density

CLDR

2 DU/Acre Gross Density

CR

Gross Density

HDR

Net Density

NB

Net Density

DC

Net Density

IC

IMU

Net Density

USOD

EP-1

Net Density

EP-2

POSPF

a. Single-Family Dwellings (includes designated manufactured homes) (2)

Average lot size: 8,000 sf; minimum lot size: 7,500 sf (2)

Minimum lot size: 18,000 sf

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

4,000 sf

 

4,000 sf

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Cottages (lot area per dwelling unit)

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Duplexes (lot area per dwelling unit) (4)

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

3,000 sf

 

3,000 sf

 

2,000 sf

 

 

 

 

d. Triplexes (lot area per dwelling unit) (4)

 

 

 

2,500 sf

 

2,000 sf

 

2,000 sf

 

 

 

 

e. Fourplexes (lot area per dwelling unit) (4)

 

 

 

2,000 sf

 

2,000 sf

 

2,000 sf

 

 

 

 

f. Other Multifamily Structures (lot area per dwelling unit required) (4)

 

 

 

2,000 sf

 

2,000 sf

 

2,000 sf

 

 

 

 

g. Elderly Homes and Related (5)

 

 

 

10,000 sf

10,000 sf

10,000 sf

 

10,000 sf

10,000 sf

 

 

 

h. Upper Floor Dwelling Units (in mixed-use buildings; lot area per dwelling unit)

 

 

 

 

1,000 sf

1,000 sf

1,000 sf

1,000 sf

 

 

 

 

i. Commercial Uses (see Table 18.10.030 – 2.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See NBMC 18.10.025(B)(3)

 

 

 

j. Industrial Uses (see Table 18.10.030 – 3.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See NBMC 18.10.025(B)(3)

 

 

 

k. Public and Quasi-Public Uses (see Table 18.10.030 – 4.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See NBMC 18.10.025(B)(3)

 

 

 

l. Utilities (see Table 18.10.030 – 5.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m. Resource Uses (see Table 18.10.030 – 6.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Maximum Lot Size:

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

a. Single-Family Dwellings (includes designated manufactured homes) – (Short plats are exempt)

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

9,000 sf

 

9,000 sf

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Cottages (see Chapter 18.11 NBMC)

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Duplexes (lot area per dwelling unit)

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

5,000 sf

 

5,000 sf

 

 

 

 

 

 

d. Triplexes (lot area per dwelling unit)

 

 

 

4,500 sf

 

4,500 sf

 

 

 

 

 

 

e. Fourplexes (lot area per dwelling unit)

 

 

 

4,000 sf

 

4,000 sf

 

 

 

 

 

 

f. Multifamily Structures (lot area per dwelling unit)

 

 

 

4,000 sf

 

4,000 sf

 

 

 

 

 

 

g. Other (elderly homes, commercial, industrial, public/quasi-public, utility, and resource uses (g, i, j, k, l, m from No. 1))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Minimum Lot Width (10):

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

a. Single-Family Dwellings (includes designated manufactured homes)

60'

90'

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

40'

 

40'

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Cottages

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Minimum Lot Width (10): (continued)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

 

 

c. Duplex (per dwelling unit for side by side duplexes)

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

30'

 

30'

 

30'

 

 

 

 

d. Triplex, Fourplex and Other Multifamily Structures

 

 

 

50'

 

50'

 

50'

 

 

 

 

e. Other (commercial, industrial, public/quasi-public, utility, and resource uses (i, j, k, l, m from No. 1))

50'

 

50'

50'

50'

50'

50'

50'

50'

50'

50'

50'

4. Minimum Front Yard Setback: (6)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

a. Single-Family Dwellings (includes designated manufactured homes) (3) (7)

20'

30'

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

10'

 

10'

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Cottages (7)

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Duplexes (7)

1) Setback may be reduced to 5 feet when fronting a common open space

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

10'

 

10'

 

10'

 

 

 

 

d. Triplex, Fourplex and Other Multifamily Structures (7)

1) Setback may be reduced to 5 feet when fronting a common open space

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

10'

 

10'

 

 

 

 

 

 

e Elderly Homes and Related (5)

20'

 

 

10'

10'

 

 

 

10'

 

 

 

f. Minimum Setback for Residential Front Entry Garage

20'

20'

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

20'

 

20'

 

 

20'

 

 

 

4. Minimum Front Yard Setback: (6) (continued)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

g. Accessory Dwelling Units, Structures Uses

See NBMC 18.10.041

See NBMC 18.10.041 and Chapter 18.11 NBMC

See NBMC 18.10.041

See NBMC 18.10.041

See NBMC 18.10.041

See NBMC 18.10.041

 

 

 

 

 

 

h. Commercial Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20'

 

 

 

 

i. Industrial Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20'

20'

 

j. Public and Quasi-Public Uses

20'

 

20'

20'

20'

 

20'

20'

 

20'

20'

20'

k. Utilities (8)

20'

 

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

20'

l. Resource Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20'

20'

20'

5. Maximum Front Yard Setback: (6, 7)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

a. Single-Family Dwellings

30'

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

30'

 

25'

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Cottages

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Duplexes

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

25'

 

25'

 

25'

 

 

 

 

d. Triplex, Fourplex and Other Multifamily Structures (including elderly homes and related). See NBMC 18.10.030 for each zone’s permitted uses.

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

25'

25'

25'

 

25'

25'

 

 

 

e. Commercial Uses

 

 

 

 

15'

 

 

 

15'

 

 

 

f. Industrial Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Maximum Front Yard Setback: (6, 7) (continued)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

g. Other (public/quasi-public, utility, and resource areas (k, l, m from No. 1))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Minimum Side Yard Setback: (9, 10)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

a. Single-Family Dwellings (includes designated manufactured homes)

5' one side; 15' total

15' one side; 30' total

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

5' one side; 10' total

 

5' one side; 10' total

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Cottages (10)

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Duplexes (at exterior side walls)

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

5' one side; 15' total

 

5' one side; 15' total

 

5' one side; 15' total

 

 

 

 

d. Triplex, Fourplex, and Other Multifamily Structures, including homes for the elderly and related (10)

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

10'

10'

10'

 

10'

 

 

 

 

e. Commercial Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f. Industrial Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25'

25'

 

g. Public and Quasi-Public Uses

10'

 

10'

 

10'

 

 

 

 

 

 

10'

h. Utility Uses (8)

20'

 

20'

20'

15'

20'

15'

15'

15'

25'

25'

20'

i. Resource Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25'

25'

25'

7. Minimum Rear Yard Setback: (11)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

a. Single-Family Dwellings

25'

25'

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

25'

 

10'

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Minimum Rear Yard Setback: (11) (continued)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

b. Cottages

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

10'

10'

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Duplexes

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

25'

25'

10'

 

25'

 

 

 

 

d. Triplex, Fourplex, and Other Multifamily Structures (including elderly homes and related)

 

 

 

30'

 

10'

 

30'

 

 

 

 

e. Other (commercial, industrial, public/quasi-public, utility, and resource uses (i, j, k, l, m from No. 1))

20'

 

20'

20'

20'

 

 

 

20'

 

 

20'

8. Maximum Building Height: (12)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

a. Single-Family Dwellings (includes designated manufactured homes)

35'

35'

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

35'

 

35'

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Single-Family Dwellings (includes designated manufactured homes) within the floodplain and on lots of widths 50 feet wide or less, measured at the front property line

29'

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

NA

 

Flood Zone:

AE: 29' A01, A02 or A03: 31'

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Cottages

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

35'

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Maximum Building Height: (12) (continued)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

d. Duplexes

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

35'

35'

Flood Zone:

AE: 29'

A01, A02 or A03: 31'

 

30'

 

 

 

 

e. Triplex, Fourplex, and Other Multifamily Structures (including elderly homes and related)

 

 

 

35'

35'

Flood Zone:

AE: 29'

A01, A02 or A03: 31'

 

30'

 

 

 

 

f. Commercial Uses

 

 

 

 

35'

35' – 45' (12.b)

35'

35' (12.b)

30'

35'

35'

 

g. Industrial Uses

 

 

 

 

35'

35'

 

 

 

35'

35'

 

h. Public and Quasi-Public Uses

35'

 

35'

35'

35'

35'

35'

35'

30'

35'

35'

35'

i. Utility Uses

30'

 

30'

30'

30'

30'

35'

30'

30'

35'

35'

30'

j. Resource Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35'

35'

35'

9. Maximum Building Cover: (percent of lot area or project depending on the zone) (13)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

a. Single-Family Dwellings (includes designated manufactured homes)

LDR-4

35%/40% sfd/sfd w/ADU

35%/40% sfd/sfd w/ADU

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

35%/45% sfd/sfd w/ADU

35%/45% sfd/sfd w/ADU

35%/45% sfd/sfd w/ADU

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Cottages

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Duplexes

 

 

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

45%

45%

45%

 

45%

 

 

 

 

9. Maximum Building Cover: (percent of lot area or project depending on the zone) (13) (continued)

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

d. Triplex, Fourplex, and Other Multifamily Structures (including elderly homes and related)

 

 

 

60%

60%

60%

 

60%

 

 

 

 

e. Commercial, Industrial, Public/Quasi-Public, Utility, Warehousing, Distribution and Resource Uses (i, j, k, l, m from No. 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80%

 

 

 

10. Maximum Impervious Surface Coverage: (percent of lot area or project depending on the zone)

For lots within the floodplain, see NBMC 14.12.070 for additional regulations.

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

a. Single-Family, Cottage, and Duplex

65%

55%

See Chapter 18.11 NBMC

65%

 

65%

 

65%

 

 

 

 

b. Triplex, Fourplex, and Other Multifamily Structures (including elderly homes and related)

 

 

 

75%

75%

75%

 

75%

 

 

 

 

c. Commercial Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55% with 10% bonus possible; see Ch. 18.34 NBMC

 

 

 

d. Industrial Uses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55% with 10% bonus possible; see Ch. 18.34 NBMC

 

 

 

e. Other Uses (public and quasi-public, utilities, and resource uses (k, l, m from No. 1))

75%

 

75%

 

 

 

 

 

55% with 10% bonus possible; see Ch. 18.34 NBMC

 

 

 

11. Multifamily Maximum Building Size:

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

a. Multifamily Structures (excluding elderly homes, related assisted living, and mixed-use building containing a retail/office component)

 

 

 

Not more than 10 units per MF bldg.

Not more than 10 units per MF bldg.

Not more than 12 units per MF bldg.

 

Not more than 10 units per MF bldg.

 

 

 

 

12. Maximum Ground Floor Commercial Tenant Space:

In all nonresidential zones, development shall comply with the standards set forth in Ch. 18.34 NBMC.

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

13. Floor Area Ratio (15):

In all zones, development shall comply with the standards set forth in Ch. 18.34 NBMC.

LDR

CLDR

CR

HDR

NB

DC

IC

IMU

USOD

EP-1

EP-2

POSPF

ACRONYMS/SYMBOLS

FAR

floor area ratio

GFA

gross floor area

p.d.u.

per dwelling unit

sf

square feet

'

feet

zero

(0')

blank cell

Use(s) are not allowed in zoning district or there is no standard

GENERAL NOTES – TABLE OF BULK AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS:

A.    Relation to Table 18.10.030. Uses listed in the table of bulk and dimensional standards parallel, in sequential order, the uses listed in Table 18.10.030, except that uses in the table of bulk and dimensional standards are often aggregated. Design guidelines (Chapter 18.34 NBMC) and performance standards (NBMC 18.10.050) must also be consulted.

B.    Application. Bulk and dimensional standards from Table 18.10.040 shall apply to principal and accessory structures. Additional standards for accessory uses and structures on residential sites are addressed in NBMC 18.10.041.

FOOTNOTES – TABLE OF BULK AND DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS:

(1)    Minimum lot size is a measure of the total area within the boundary lines of a lot (gross lot area) including the area of an easement, any critical areas and their buffers. If there is a conflict between the minimum lot size and the permitted number of dwelling units per acre, the minimum lot size controls. Minimum lot size refers to the smallest legally established single parcel of land that is required to construct a structure in that zone. The minimum lot size does not correlate to the density.

(2)    The average lot size shall be 8,000 square feet, with a minimum lot size of 7,500 square feet. Chapter 17.25 NBMC, Residential Recreation and Common Space Requirements, shall be met.

(3)    LDR Zone. Up to 25 percent of lots within a development may have a minimum front setback of 10 feet for homes with front loaded side-entry garages.

(4)    There is no minimum lot size for multifamily residential structures. The lot area per dwelling unit provision controls minimum and maximum lot sizes.

(5)    Elderly Homes and Related Uses. Minimum lot area per dwelling unit required for complexes without individually self-sufficient living quarters is 700 square feet per unit. Minimum lot area per dwelling unit required for homes with individually self-sufficient living quarters is 1,000 square feet per unit.

(6)    Front yard building projections including but not limited to awnings, cornices, eaves, bay windows, and other architectural features may project into front yard areas not more than 30 inches. Porches may project into front yard areas not more than five feet. For corner lots fronting arterial or collector streets, front yard building facades shall be set back from the street per line-of-sight requirements for fences as set forth in NBMC 18.18.175 within the clear view triangle area for traffic safety.

(7)    For single-family detached dwellings in the LDR zoning district, cottages, duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes, garages or carports shall be set back a minimum of 20 feet from the property line to the face of the garage. Rear yard and alley access garages and/or carports are preferred. Garages or carports that gain access from an alley may be set back five feet from the alley property line to the face of the garage. See design guidelines, Chapter 18.34 NBMC. For other multifamily dwellings, parking areas, including but not limited to garages or carports, shall be located in rear yard areas; provided, that understory parking may be provided below units.

(8)    The 20-foot standard is for major utilities; there is no front yard setback requirement for minor utilities.

(9)    Side yard building projections including but not limited to awnings, cornices, eaves, bay windows, and other architectural features may project into side yards not more than 24 inches. Porches may project into side yard areas not more than two feet. For corner lots, side yard building facades shall be set back 10 feet from the street, or per line-of-sight requirements in NBMC 18.18.175, to provide the clear view triangle area for traffic safety as necessary.

(10)    Where more than one multifamily building sits on a lot, interior side yards shall be a minimum of 20 feet between two multifamily buildings. Side yard setback and minimum lot width apply only to buildings as a whole, and not to lots created for zero lot line units constructed as a part of such buildings. Townhome is a single-family attached unit in one building – zero lot line side yard setback permitted.

(11)    Rear yard building projections including but not limited to awnings, cornices, eaves, bay windows, and other architectural features may project into rear yards not more than 30 inches. Porches and decks may project into rear yard areas not more than 15 feet.

(12)    Building Height.

a.    Chimneys may extend approximately six feet above the maximum height measurement; bell/clock towers or similar architectural design features may extend not more than 10 feet above the 35-foot maximum height requirement in the DC and IC zones; and in no case shall exceed 45 feet; church steeples are permitted up to 45 feet in applicable zoning districts. Rooftop mechanical equipment may extend six feet over the height limit on commercial and industrial buildings if it is set back at least 15 feet from the edge of a roof and covers not more than 10 percent of a roof area.

b.    DC Zone. Maximum building height from Sydney Avenue North to Downing Avenue North, south of West Second Street (excluding the historic district) shall be 45 feet. Maximum building height, all other areas, shall be 35 feet.

(13)    Maximum building coverage applies to principal and accessory structures on a site, including garages. It does not apply to driveways, parking lots/parking areas, decks/patios, or other nonstructural elements.

(14)    Mixed Building Provision. In the case of mixed-use buildings (e.g., first floor commercial/second floor residential), standards of the first floor use shall apply except that the minimum lot size shall meet the requirements for upper floor dwellings.

(15)    Floor area ratio is equal to the gross building floor area, divided by net on-site land area (square feet). For example, an FAR of 0.25 means a 2,500-square-foot building could be constructed on a lot with 10,000 square feet of net buildable area.

(16)    Transfer of development rights (TDR) is defined and regulated by Chapter 18.36 NBMC.

(Ord. 1664 § 2 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 1659 § 2 (Exh. B), 2018: Ord. 1653 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2018; Ord. 1590 § 3 (Exh. B), 2016; Ord. 1578 § 4 (Exh. B), 2016; Ord. 1576 § 4 (Exh. B), 2016; Ord. 1540 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2014: Ord. 1517 § 1 (Exh. C), 2014; Ord. 1514 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2013; Ord. 1492 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2013; Ord. 1464 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2012; Ord. 1404 § 1 (Exh. A (part)), 2010; Ord. 1385 § 3, 2010; Ord. 1334 § 2, 2008; Ord. 1325 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1262 § 2, 2006; Ord. 1256 § 1 (part), 2006: Ord. 1194 § 1 (part), 2003; Ord. 1164 § 3, 2002; Ord. 1053 § 27, 1998; Ord. 1020 (part), 1997).

18.10.041 Bulk and dimensional standards for residential accessory units, structures and uses.

A. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs), detached garages, and carports shall be located in side yard or rear yard areas only. All other accessory uses and structures to single-family dwellings, with the exception of fences, shall be located strictly in rear yard areas.

B. Detached ADUs, detached garages, and detached carports shall maintain five-foot side yard and five-foot rear yard setbacks; however, side or rear yard setbacks may be reduced to zero feet on one side yard lot line if the side yard on the opposite side is a minimum of 15 feet for single-family and 10 feet for cottage. All other accessory uses and structures to single-family dwellings shall maintain five-foot side and rear yard setbacks.

C. For multifamily dwellings, accessory uses and structures shall be located strictly in rear yard areas, and maintain the same standards in subsections (C)(2) and (3) of this section, except that:

1. Garages may be located under residential units.

2. Clubhouses, recreation centers, pools, or sport courts may be located per site plan review and approval.

3. Fences shall be regulated per NBMC 18.18.175.

D. On corner lots, to provide a clear view/sight-distance triangle per NBMC 18.18.175, a 10-foot side yard setback is required.

E. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) do not require additional lot area than that required for a single-family dwelling, except ADUs are not permitted on lots less than 4,000 square feet.

F. Height shall not exceed 25 feet.

G. Nonconforming Lots and/or Structures. Lots, structures, and/or land uses legally created and/or legally in existence prior to the adoption date of these standards are not subject to the bulk and dimensional standards herein; provided, that any remodeling, reconstruction, or new construction on such lots or to such structures shall meet all bulk and dimensional standards.

H. Conflict with Other Code Provisions. Where bulk and dimensional standards conflict with other standards, provisions of NBMC 18.04.020 shall apply.

I. Site perimeter landscaping requirements in Chapter 18.18 NBMC shall apply to all sites unless precluded by placement of a building to a conflicting minimum setback distance.

J. Shall comply with NBMC 18.10.050(1.52), Land Use Performance Standards. (Ord. 1334 § 3, 2008).

18.10.050 Table of performance standards.

To further implement purposes of the zoning title, and to further implement purposes of the respective zoning districts, performance standards are established for respective land uses in Table 18.10.050, Land Use Performance Standards.

PREFACE: The following table of performance standards is to be utilized in conjunction with Table 18.10.030. Within the latter table, uses that have specific performance standards are preceded with an asterisk (*). In turn, the required performance standards are listed in this table. The following standards are in relation to basic use provisions; they are not exhaustive, as additional city codes and regulations, as well as regional, state, federal, or other guidelines, standards, requirements, and/or regulations may apply to land uses and land developments. Therefore, applicants for land uses or developments must become familiar with all applicable standards. This table includes standards for some uses that are not listed in Table 18.10.030, as well as environmental quality performance standards that apply to all land uses (see Sections 7.00 and 8.00, respectively, below).

Table 18.10.050 – Land Use Performance Standards 

TYPE OF LAND USE:

PERFORMANCE STANDARD(S):

1.00 RESIDENTIAL:

a.

All permitted business uses must obtain a North Bend business license.

b.

All residential development shall comply with Chapter 17.25 NBMC, Residential Recreation and Common Space Requirements.

c.

New first floor residential is prohibited in the DC zone along the entire length of North Bend Way and along Bendigo Boulevard North from West Park Street to West Third Street.

d.

New first floor residential is prohibited in the NB zone.

e.

To minimize driveway cuts and provide for less congestion along North Bend Way, residential uses and subdivisions shall be accessed by existing or future streets, not driveways, and/or take primary access off Cedar Falls Way or other secondary street.

f.

Street layout and plat design shall create efficient, well-connected streets and neighborhoods. The alignment of neighborhood streets shall provide for continuation and connectivity to adjacent parcels and neighborhoods.

g.

Residential plats adjacent to the Burlington Northern right-of-way, future Tanner Trail extension, shall provide pedestrian/trail access to and from the future Tanner Trail.

h.

See NBMC 18.34.050 for single-family design standards and guidelines and Chapter 18.11 NBMC for cottage residential standards.

i.

Residential zoning districts within the transitional landscape area (TLA) shall require the following:

 

i.

Landscaping. Requires the transitional landscape area and landscaping as shown on Figure 1-5 of the North Bend Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Chapter.

 

ii.

Where a TLA affects more than 20 percent of the total gross area of any parcel, the TLA may be reduced such that not more than 20 percent of the total gross area of the parcel is affected by the TLA. No fences shall be constructed within the landscape transition zone, except along Interstate 90 (I-90).

 

iii.

Regional trail linkages are allowed within the TLA.

1.00 RESIDENTIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

1.12

Designated Manufactured Homes

a.

Manufactured home must be a new manufactured home and is required to comply with all single-family home standards;

b.

The manufactured home must be set upon a permanent foundation, as specified by the manufacturer, and that the space from the bottom of the home to the ground be enclosed by concrete or an approved concrete product which can be either load-bearing or decorative;

c.

The manufactured home must comply with all local design standards applicable to all other homes within the neighborhood in which the manufactured home is to be located;

d.

The home must be thermally equivalent to the State Energy Code;

e.

The manufactured home must otherwise meet all other requirements for a designated manufactured home as defined in RCW 35.63.160; and

f.

Must meet the requirements of NBMC 18.34.050 for single-family design standards.

1.13

Manufactured Home Parks

a.

Must meet applicable standards of North Bend Municipal Code (NBMC Title 16).

b.

Shall also meet designated manufactured home standards (see 1.12 above), except that homes can be single-wide.

c.

Must meet the minimum number of floor plans and garage setback requirements in NBMC 18.34.050 for single- family design standards.

d.

No new parks are allowed. Existing legal mobile home parks or manufactured home parks are allowed to replace homes consistent with current code and shall not be subject to Chapter 18.30 NBMC, Nonconforming Uses.

1.00 RESIDENTIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

1.20

Multifamily Structures

a.

New multifamily dwellings constructed on North Bend Way or Bendigo Boulevard shall be second story or above in the DC and NB zoning districts.

b.

For properties with more than 500 lineal feet along North Bend Way buildings shall be oriented to create unobstructed 60-foot-wide view corridors through the site to natural surroundings in locations determined by the city. These corridors shall provide visual penetration through the site to the surrounding mountains or other natural features and at least 50 percent of the area shall be open space. An unobstructed view means there are no buildings within such view corridor. If only one corridor is required the entire corridor shall be open space, unless otherwise approved by the director.

c.

Multifamily structures shall be designed to include usable covered decks, porches, and/or balconies.

d.

Architectural features on buildings shall include large rough timbers, natural stone, hand crafted materials, use of natural materials, large roof overhangs, and other architectural features typically seen in mountain or alpine buildings. No white vinyl window frames are allowed.

e.

For residential developments of 50 units, a mix and diversity of multifamily building structures shall be provided including duplex, triplex, and fourplex. No more than 20 percent of the total number of buildings in the development may contain the maximum number of dwelling units per building allowed.

1.31

Adult Family Homes

a.

A North Bend business license is required.

b.

Up to six adults maximum are allowed.

c.

Must comply with applicable local, county and state standards related to building, fire, safety, health, and operations, including but not limited to those in Chapter 388-76 WAC.

d.

Must be a single-family detached dwelling.

1.00 RESIDENTIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

1.32,

1.32a,

1.32b

Childcare,

Family Day Care Provider,

Childcare Center

a.

A North Bend business license is required.

b.

Childcare facilities must comply with all applicable building, fire, safety, health, and business licensing requirements, including a license from the Department of Early Learning.

c.

Childcare/day care facilities shall have hours of operation where there are no drop-off/pick-ups of children, or deliveries, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., unless the facility is located on a collector or arterial street.

d.

In approving, conditioning, or denying an application for a childcare center or family day care business license, the city may consider, in addition to respective criteria for each use, the following:

i.

The location of the proposed facility in relation to traffic impacts and safety concerns to the adjacent neighborhood.

ii.

The impacts the proposed facility may have on the residential character of the neighborhood.

iii.

The cumulative impacts of the proposed facility in relation to similar city-approved facilities in the immediate vicinity.

iv.

The imposition of a condition under which the city reserves the right to impose conditions or to reconsider the facility within a certain time frame from approval date, based on complaints filed with the city on violation of childcare/day care or home occupation facility standards.

1.33

Homes for the Elderly and Related

a.

Must comply with all applicable guidelines and standards of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services or its successor agency.

1.42

Boarding Houses

a.

A North Bend business license is required.

b.

May not exceed two boarding rooms; must be owner-occupied.

c.

Must meet any applicable county and/or state standards and regulations, in addition to local codes, including but not limited to building, fire, safety, and health codes.

d.

Must be in a single-family detached dwelling or related ADU.

1.00 RESIDENTIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

1.51

Accessory Residential Uses

a.

In residential districts, may include but are not limited to carports and garages, fences, decks, patios, swimming pools, sports courts, hot tubs, storage buildings, other outbuildings, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and recreation and social clubhouses associated with multifamily developments. An accessory use may be attached (i.e., located within or sharing one full wall in common with a residence) or detached (i.e., in a separate structure or outbuilding to the dwelling).

b.

Detached accessory uses on lots smaller than three-fourths acre in size shall not be higher than 25 feet to the highest point of the structure.

c.

Detached accessory uses on lots smaller than three-fourths acre in size shall cumulatively not have a building footprint more than 75 percent of the building floor area of the principal structure; provided any single-family home shall be allowed to have up to 500 square feet of detached garage or carport and any cottage or multifamily unit shall be allowed to have up to 250 square feet of detached garage or carport per dwelling, and ADU guidelines (below) must be met. For multifamily housing units, the 75 percent standard shall be measured against the largest principal structure on site. Uses that do not require a building permit (buildings less than 200 square feet), as well as swimming pools, sports courts, and other nonstructural site elements, are excluded from the footprint calculations.

d.

Detached accessory uses on lots of three-fourths acre in size or larger may be larger than the height and size limitations established in (b) and (c) above, if set back a minimum of 20 feet behind the front wall of the principal residential structure, and a minimum of 10 feet from side or rear lot lines.

e.

Structures containing an accessory use shall meet the setback requirements of the primary residential structure if the structures are attached. Fences, and decks not over 30 inches in height, are excluded from this provision.

f.

Must comply with standards in NBMC 18.10.041 unless otherwise superseded by the standards in this section.

1.00 RESIDENTIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

1.52

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

a.

Single-family detached dwellings, including designated manufactured homes, are permitted to have one ADU. ADUs shall not be permitted in conjunction with any other principal residential use, including but not limited to manufactured homes or mobile homes.

b.

An ADU may be attached (i.e., located within or attached to an SFDD) or detached (i.e., incorporated in a garage or other outbuilding to the single-family dwelling).

c.

ADUs shall not be permitted on lots less than 4,000 square feet.

d.

ADUs shall not be larger than 10 percent of the lot area or 800 square feet, whichever is smaller, and contain a maximum of one bedroom. Studios are allowed on lots less than 5,000 square feet and ADUs shall meet the height requirements of 1.51(b).

e.

ADUs cannot be separated or subdivided in ownership from the principal dwelling.

f.

The primary dwelling unit shall be owner-occupied. Permission for an ADU can only be applied for and granted to the property owner.

g.

The ADU shall conform to lot coverage and setback requirements for the LDR district.

h.

ADUs shall meet all building, electrical, fire, plumbing, and other applicable code requirements.

1.00 RESIDENTIAL: (continued)

 

 

1.53 Home Occupations

a.

A North Bend business license is required, and a home occupation may only be undertaken in a residential dwelling unit in which the operator of the home occupation actually resides. A home occupation business license shall be issued under and subject to Chapter 5.04 NBMC, and shall further be subject to the following provisions.

b.

A home occupation business license shall not be granted in any case for automobile-related services, direct sale of merchandise on the premises, warehousing of materials, manufacturing that involves the conversion of raw materials, medical marijuana collective gardens or any other use involving legal sales or exchanges of marijuana, the provision of tattoos, or the provision of body piercings. Interior, incidental storage not to exceed 500 and 300 cubic feet of materials, respectively, for single-family and multifamily housing units is permitted. Exterior storage is prohibited, except for the growing or storing of plants in rear or side yards of SFDDs that are associated with the home occupation.

c.

Not more than 25 percent or 500 square feet, whichever is less, of the total floor area of a dwelling unit shall be devoted to the home occupation, excluding attached garages and other accessory structures.

d.

No more than one person who is not a resident of the dwelling can participate in the home occupation.

e.

No use of electrical or mechanical equipment which would change the fire rating of the structure or which would create audible or visible interference in radio or television receivers or which would cause fluctuations in line voltage outside the dwelling is allowed. If deemed necessary, the business shall be inspected by the fire marshal, and the applicant must commit to implement all required fire safety measures within a stated time period.

f.

In addition to parking required for the residents and one permitted nonresident employee, there can be no more than two vehicles parked on or in the vicinity of the property as a result of the business at any one time.

 

 

g.

There can be no more than two deliveries per day either to or from the residence by a private delivery service, and no other use of a commercial vehicle other than that normally used by the applicant or an employee is allowed.

1.00 RESIDENTIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

1.53 Home Occupations (continued)

h.

In approving, conditioning, or denying an application for a home occupation business license, the city may consider, in addition to respective criteria for each use, the following:

i.

The location of the proposed facility in relation to traffic impacts and safety concerns to the adjacent neighborhood.

ii.

The impacts the proposed facility may have on the residential character of the neighborhood.

iii.

The cumulative impacts of the proposed facility in relation to similar city-approved facilities in the immediate vicinity.

iv.

The imposition of a condition under which the city reserves the right to impose conditions or to reconsider the facility within a certain time frame from approval date, based on complaints filed with the city for violation of family day care or home occupation business license standards.

i.

Within all commercial zones, no home occupation business license will be issued for a use that is otherwise prohibited in the underlying zone.

j.

Signs for home occupations shall be mounted on or adjacent to a front door and may not exceed two square feet in cumulative area.

1.54

Upper Floor Dwelling Units (Mixed-Use)

a.

Upper floor dwelling units/mixed-use buildings shall meet the North Bend commercial design standards.

1.55

Interim Housing

a.

Interim housing uses are temporary and must comply with procedures and standards outlined in Chapter 18.22 NBMC.

2.00 COMMERCIAL:

 

 

 

 

a.

All commercial uses must obtain a North Bend business license.

 

 

b.

To provide for increased safety for pedestrians and vehicles along North Bend Way, access shall be off existing secondary streets and/or alleys whenever feasible or via joint use driveways shared between multiple parcels. Driveways serving a single user should be avoided.

 

 

c.

Commercial development within the TLA shall meet the following requirements:

 

 

 

i.

Landscaping. Requires the transitional landscape area and landscaping as shown on Figure 1-5 of the North Bend Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Chapter.

 

 

 

ii.

Where a TLA affects more than 20 percent of the total gross area of any parcel, the TLA may be reduced such that not more than 20 percent of the total gross area of the parcel is affected by the TLA.

 

 

 

iii.

Permitted signs in these areas shall meet the performance standards for low-density residential zoning districts, provided front lighting is down-lit only.

2.00 COMMERCIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

iv.

Regional trail linkages are allowed within the TLA.

 

 

d.

Lighting shall be full-cut fixtures and comply with the performance standards identified in Section 8.40, Glare, and those in Chapter 18.34 NBMC.

 

 

e.

Unless otherwise noted below with specific uses, storage of all associated uses (i.e., parts, equipment and service areas) should be screened from view using 15-foot-wide Type 1 landscaping and located to the side or rear of the development.

 

 

f.

Fences along street frontages shall not be galvanized chain link. If chain link is used for fencing along street frontages it shall be black, green or brown and powder or plastic coated.

2.01

Adult Entertainment Facilities

a.

Adult entertainment establishments shall be conditionally permitted under Chapter 18.24 NBMC.

2.03a

Boat and Watercraft Sales

a.

Storage of all outdoor parts, equipment and service areas shall be located to the rear of the property and screened using 20-foot-wide Type 1 landscaping.

2.03b

Car Wash

 

b.

Fences along street frontages or regional trails shall not be galvanized chain link. If chain link is used for fencing along street frontages it shall be black, green or brown and powder or plastic coated. Fences in combination with landscaping shall provide a visual site barrier.

Per Chapter 18.34 NBMC design standards require buildings to front to North Bend Way.

2.03g

Gas and Service Station

2.03h

Motorcycle Sales/Service

2.03i

Paint and Body Shop

2.03j

Parts Store

c.

Towing, impound and wrecking yards must meet all standards as prescribed by the Washington State Patrol.

2.03k

Auto Rental and Leasing

d.

Uses allowed in the DC zone shall be fully contained inside a building.

2.03l

Repair and Service Shop

 

 

 

2.03m

RV/Commercial Truck Sales

 

 

 

2.03n

Sales (new and used auto passenger truck)

 

 

 

2.03o

Snowmobile Sales/Service

 

 

 

2.03p

Tire Shop Sales and Service

 

 

 

2.00 COMMERCIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

2.03m

Commercial Truck Centers/Service Areas

a.

Substantial improvement of existing commercial truck center/service area facilities shall make available electrical capabilities or other means for each truck to eliminate idling. “Substantial improvements” shall be defined to mean improvements worth more than 50 percent of the assessed value of the improvements as determined by the King County assessor. See NBMC 18.10.025(C)(3)(d).

b.

The required amount of vehicular use area landscaping shall be met; however, the location of said landscaping may be adjusted and placed on the perimeter or as a consolidated feature as approved by the director.

c.

Commercial truck parking areas shall not be located adjacent to public streets, unless a 30-foot Type 2 landscape buffer is provided.

2.06

Business and Professional Office

a.

In the EP-1 and EP-2 districts, only business offices associated with the principal, underlying employment park uses are allowed.

2.10

Equipment Rental – Heavy Equipment

a.

Storage of all outdoor parts, equipment and service areas shall be located to the side or rear of the property and screened with 15-foot-wide Type 1 landscaping.

b.

Fences along street frontages shall not be galvanized chain link. If chain link is used for fencing along street frontages it shall be black, green or brown and powder or plastic coated.

2.10a

Equipment Rental

a.

All storage of equipment must be in a fully enclosed building or otherwise screened from view behind or to the side of the primary building. Fifteen-foot-wide Type 1 landscaping shall be used around all storage of outdoor equipment and fences used for screening shall not be galvanized chain link. If chain link is used for fencing along street frontages it shall be black, green or brown and powder or plastic coated.

2.16

Hotel and Motel

a.

Hotels and motels shall comply with the performance standards herein and with the commercial/mixed-use/industrial design standards and guidelines set forth in NBMC 18.34.050. In the event of conflict between or among any such provisions, the more restrictive as determined by the city shall apply.

b.

Commercial building height, in the IMU zone, may be increased to 55 feet for a hotel subject to strict compliance with the performance standards herein and the commercial/mixed-use/industrial design standards and guidelines set forth in NBMC 18.34.050.

c.

Eaves of not less than 24 inches shall be provided for all roofs.

d.

For hotels exceeding 35 feet in height, all roof-installed mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, elevator shafts, fire staircases, etc., must be hidden within the roof elements or otherwise not visible from the exterior.

e.

Air conditioning units shall not project from the face of the building, and shall be integrated into the window system or other centralized system where the units are not visible from the exterior. Any air intakes shall be integrated into the building architecture.

2.00 COMMERCIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

2.16

Hotel and Motel (continued)

f.

All exterior building lighting shall be full cut off fixtures. Fixtures shall not be visible from neighboring residentially zoned properties, and shall be placed under balconies or eaves, or otherwise as approved by the city.

 

 

g.

Hotels exceeding 35 feet in height shall provide a minimum of 40 percent of all guest rooms above the ground floor with usable balconies accessible from the interiors of all such guest rooms.

 

 

h.

Each unit or room shall provide a window a minimum six feet in width with a transom panel to a minimum height of eight feet, unless otherwise approved by the city during the design review process.

 

 

i.

The following minimum floor heights shall apply:

 

 

 

i.

Ground Floor Common Areas. Twelve-foot to ceiling height, measured floor to ceiling, except for interior design and accent features.

 

 

 

ii.

Any Floor above the Ground Floor. A minimum nine-foot height, measured floor to ceiling, except bathrooms or design and accent features.

 

 

j.

Signs. The following performance standards apply to hotels within the IMU zone, and shall control over those set forth in Chapter 18.20 NBMC or any other provision of this code:

 

 

 

i.

Signs shall be compatible with and not obscure or detract from the architecture, scale, materials and color of the associated building.

 

 

 

ii.

Pole signs are prohibited.

 

 

 

iii.

Building-mounted signs shall be limited to a total of 100 square feet and shall not be oriented towards or be visible from adjacent residentially zoned properties.

 

 

 

iv.

Monument signage shall be limited to a total of 20 square feet, including base, and shall be limited to external down-lit illumination only.

 

 

 

v.

One entry feature sign is allowed at an ingress and egress point and shall be limited to 10 square feet with external down-lit illumination only.

 

 

 

vi.

Panel signs shall not be allowed for building-mounted signs. No unarticulated panel signs shall be allowed for monument signs.

 

 

 

vii.

Building-Mounted Signs. Illumination may include overhead downlighting, subdued halo back lit single stroke neon, opaque can sign with illuminated letters (no box can signs), or channel letters. Unarticulated signs and full internally lit signage are prohibited.

 

 

k.

To help the building blend with its surrounding natural viewscapes, primary building and trim colors shall be natural warm tones of tan, brown, dark gray, brick red, green or blue. Creams, light grays and whites are prohibited.

 

 

l.

Roof color shall be natural dark tones of tan, brown, red, green or gray. All other colors are prohibited.

2.00 COMMERCIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

2.16

Hotel and Motel (continued)

m.

Building materials shall be natural such as wood, brick, stone, or cultured stone. Stucco and concrete masonry unit (CMU) shall be prohibited as a primary material, but may be used as accent features. Vinyl and synthetic stucco is prohibited.

 

 

n.

For parking lot landscaping: Type 2 landscaping, as described in NBMC 18.18.080, shall be provided in place of Type 3 landscaping to increase the quantity of evergreens to increase screening functions, and to reduce visual impacts from surrounding views and vistas. Low impact strategies shall be incorporated into the parking lot design and landscaping.

 

 

o.

Within the transitional landscape area (TLA) the total driveway cut(s) shall be limited to 20 linear feet per lot, unless otherwise approved by the city for emergency vehicles.

 

 

p.

For hotels located south of I-90, improved pedestrian safety shall be provided at the roundabout, including the I-90 on- and off-ramps at Exit 31, to allow safe pedestrian access to North Bend’s commercial areas located north of I-90. Such measures may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the installation of in-roadway warning light crosswalk systems at the crosswalks.

2.17

Lumber and Associated Sales

a.

Storage of all outdoor merchandise and equipment shall be located to the rear or side of the property. Ten-foot-wide Type 2 landscaping is required when these areas front a street.

2.19

Nursery, Landscape, and Garden Supply

a.

Outdoor storage or stockpiling of soil, bark chips, gravel, railroad ties, or related bulk landscape materials for sale or resale is prohibited in the DC zoning district; incidental business use of these materials is permitted. In the NB and EP-1 districts, the outdoor storage or stockpiling standard shall be limited to not more than 125 cubic yards of bulk (nonpackaged) materials.

2.22

 

Recreational Vehicle Park and Campgrounds

a.

Must provide adequate utilities, including but not limited to potable water supply, sewage disposal facilities, and electrical connections, as specified by the city’s building inspector, King County health department, or relevant authority.

b.

Rental Space Size. Minimum rental space size for those sites having utility hookups (including cabin units) shall be 1,200 square feet. Minimum rental space size for those sites not having hookups shall be 1,000 square feet. Minimum rental space size shall not include any area required for access roads, service buildings, recreation areas, office and similar RV park needs. A minimum of 10 percent of the sites shall be for the exclusive use of basic tent camping.

2.00 COMMERCIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

2.22

Recreational Vehicle Park and Campgrounds (continued)

c.

The minimum distance between rental spaces shall be 15 feet. Larger separation buffers a minimum of 20 feet in width with retained or planted trees and Type 2 landscaping shall be provided between every fifth (or fewer) rental space, such that no more than four rental spaces are at the minimum separation distance. Healthy existing tree clusters shall be incorporated wherever possible and considered in determining where to place the rental spaces and larger separation buffers.

d.

New RV parks are intended for short-term camping and recreational use, and shall impose a maximum length of stay of 45 consecutive days in any one-year period for any occupants or RV vehicles. RV parks in existence as of December 2016 shall impose a maximum length of stay of 180 days in any one-year period.

e.

In addition to conformance with perimeter landscape regulations in Chapter 18.18 NBMC, a minimum of two evergreen trees shall be provided adjacent to each rental space, which may include retained existing trees. The ground area between rental spaces and within the recreation areas shall be covered with preserved native vegetation, grass lawn or other landscaping.

f.

A minimum of 40 percent of all significant trees as defined in Chapter 19.10 NBMC shall be retained on site within a recreational vehicle park. 0.33 significant tree credits will be provided for each nonsignificant tree over 12 feet tall retained on the site. Refer to Chapter 19.10 NBMC for all other tree-preservation requirements.

g.

To preserve the scenic, forested character along I-90, a designated National Scenic Byway, RV parks on properties adjacent to I-90 at Exit 34 shall retain the native vegetation within the 50-foot native growth protection easement identified along I-90 in the Edgewick Village Plat of 1980.

h.

Recreational vehicle pads may be graveled or paved. All other parking, driveways and drive aisles shall be paved as required per Chapter 18.16 NBMC.

i.

Up to 30 percent of the sites within the RV park may be occupied by cabin units for the purpose of short-term rental occupancy. Cabin units may consist of yurts or site-built cabins of a comparable size to an RV. The RV park shall impose a limit on occupancy of cabin units by any one party of no greater than 30 days in any one-year period.

j.

Site design shall be subject to the site-related provisions of the city’s commercial design standards in Chapter 18.34 NBMC. All buildings, including cabin units, shall meet the following building-related performance standards:

i.

Materials used on buildings/cabins shall include rough timber or other natural materials or finishes typically used on mountain buildings, and shall be stained or painted darker natural-tone colors to blend with the forested character of the site. Buildings and cabins shall not use vinyl or metal siding.

ii.

Buildings need not be built fronting to the sidewalk as may otherwise be required per Chapter 18.34 NBMC, but may be located internal to the site behind required perimeter landscaping.

iii.

Recreational vehicle pads shall not be located adjacent to North Bend Way. Pads shall be placed behind required frontage improvements or primary site buildings.

2.00 COMMERCIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

2.22

Recreational Vehicle Park and Campgrounds (continued)

 

iv.

Site-built cabin units shall include a roof pitch of 4:12 or greater with eaves a minimum of 12 inches in depth, and contain a covered porch a minimum of 30 square feet or a stoop with a deck or patio a minimum of 30 square feet.

 

v.

Yurt cabin units shall include a deck or patio a minimum of 30 square feet.

 

vi.

All cabin units shall include either a foundation or wood or wood-lattice skirting around the exterior perimeter below any floor area.

k.

Appropriate examples:

l.

The RV park shall keep all grounds and sites within the park well maintained and ensure that occupants do not store equipment or belongings outside of RVs or cabin units in quantities beyond that typical to camping or vacation use.

2.00 COMMERCIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

2.23a

Indoor Shooting Range (Gun and Archery)

a.

All indoor shooting ranges shall comply with applicable local, state and federal laws, standards and regulations.

b.

All indoor shooting ranges shall implement industry best management practices.

c.

Noise Abatement. The building design or use must incorporate sound reduction techniques so that noise levels from the discharge of firearms do not exceed 50 dB as measured at the property line to residential zoned properties. Refer to Chapter 8.26 NBMC, Noise Abatement and Control, for all other zones.

d.

Ventilation. HEPA filters are required for exhaust fans.

e.

Solid Lead. The application must provide a plan for the safe removal and disposal of lead and lead dust. Lead and lead dust may not be disposed of in either the storm or sanitary sewer system.

f.

Containment. Bullet traps, range walls, floors and ceilings must capture all bullets and arrows. Bullet traps, floors, walls and ceilings must all be sufficiently strong to prevent bullets and/or arrows from leaving the range room.

g.

Security. The application must include a security plan which at a minimum contains a continuously operating video surveillance system located on all exterior entrances.

2.24b

Restaurant (Non-Drive-Thru)

a.

In the DC and IC districts, are permitted to be open for 24 hours. In the NB and IMU districts, are expected to be open for maximum 16-hour-per-day periods – not at night.

2.24d

Food Trucks

a.

Parking.

 

i.

For food trucks located in the Downtown Commercial area, no more than two public parking spaces may be occupied. Food trucks are not allowed along Orchard from SE 5th Street to Meadow Drive SE due to sight distance concerns and heavy pedestrian use areas. Further, food trucks are not allowed within vehicle sight triangles at intersections and shall not create any visual or safety obstructions at intersections.

 

ii.

No food truck located either in off-street public parking or on street public parking shall remain in excess of 24 consecutive hours, or as specifically posted.

 

iii.

Each site occupied by a food truck must provide or have available sufficient parking and vehicular maneuvering area for customers. Such parking need not comply with Chapter 18.16 NBMC, Parking Regulations, but must provide safe and efficient interior circulation and ingress and egress to and from public rights-of-way.

 

iv.

No food truck shall park adjacent to or within 18 feet (on the same side of the street) of an existing restaurant unless they have the property owner’s permission.

b.

Permits and Approvals.

 

i.

All food trucks shall be permitted under a food truck permit and pay the associated fee as established by the Taxes Rates and Fees Schedule. Food trucks permitted under a special events permit shall not be required to obtain a food truck permit.

 

 

 

ii.

All food trucks must obtain a city of North Bend business license prior to occupancy of the site.

 

iii.

The food truck shall comply with all applicable standards of Public Health – King County, the Fire Marshal, state Labor & Industries insignia, and all other relevant state and local regulations.

 

iv.

The applicant shall supply to the city written authorization from the owner of property on which the food truck is to be located. If it is to be located on public right-of-way, an approved food truck permit shall serve as owner authorization. A right-of-way use permit is not required unless the food truck shall be parked for longer than 12 hours at one period.

c.

Additional Conditions.

 

i.

Applicant shall provide and maintain a private waste receptacle near the food truck and keep the public ROW free of litter, drink and food waste.

 

ii.

Food truck locations shall be kept clean and litter free at all times. All operations, including but not limited to: signs, refuse containers, generators, handwashing stations, etc., shall be confined to the approved location.

 

iii.

Upon completion and removal of the food truck, each site occupied by a food truck shall be free of debris, litter, or other evidence of the temporary use.

 

iv.

No dumping of any waste, grease, water, etc., into any drains is permitted at any time.

 

v.

If generators are being used, they must be quiet generators in good condition with a maximum of 55 dB(A).

 

vi.

All materials, structures and products related to the food truck must be removed from the premises between days of operation, except between consecutive days of operation.

 

vii.

The director may establish such additional conditions as may be deemed necessary to ensure land use compatibility and to minimize potential impacts on nearby uses.

2.25

Research and Development

a.

In the DC zone, research and development is restricted to the second or higher stories of buildings for lots fronting on North Bend Way or Bendigo Boulevard.

2.26 and 2.27

Retail and Wholesale Sales

a.

In the EP-1 and EP-2 districts, retail sale of goods is limited strictly to those manufactured on-premises, and sales areas may not occupy more than 15 percent of gross floor area.

b.

In the NB zone, retail must occupy a minimum of 20 percent of the gross floor area.

2.29

Storage Facilities

a.

The required amount of vehicular use area landscaping shall be met; however, the location of said landscaping may be adjusted and placed on the perimeter or as a consolidated feature as approved by the director.

b.

Fences along street frontages shall not be galvanized chain link. If chain link is used for fencing along street frontages it shall be black, green or brown and powder or plastic coated.

c.

In the NB and USOD zones, storage facility buildings are limited to two stories.

2.29c

Outdoor Storage of Boats, Cars, Campers, Etc.

a.

Outdoor storage of boats, cars, campers, and the like shall be allowed for a business where point of sale occurs within the city or a business that provides rental space for the convenience of individuals wishing to store their personal boats, campers, etc.

b.

Storage of all outdoor parts, equipment and service areas shall be located to the side or rear of the property and screened from view using 15-foot-wide Type 1 landscaping. In the USOD zone, side yard setbacks between adjacent parcels shall be a minimum of 15 feet wide and include Type 1 landscaping where outdoor storage is proposed.

c.

The required amount of vehicular use area landscaping shall be met; however, the location of said landscaping may be adjusted and placed on the perimeter or as a consolidated feature as approved by the director.

2.32

Veterinary Clinic

a.

Exterior kennels or runs are prohibited in the NB and DC zoning districts.

2.00 COMMERCIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

2.35

Pawn Shop

a.

CUP review shall prohibit security devices such as bars on the windows and address aesthetics by limiting window signs and requiring an attractive facade and high-quality finishes and landscaping consistent with commercial design standards.

2.41

Marijuana Related Uses (Producer, Processor, Retail and Other)

See Chapter 18.60 NBMC.

3.00 INDUSTRIAL:

 

 

 

3.00

All Industrial Uses

a.

Must obtain a North Bend business license.

b.

To provide for increased safety for pedestrians and vehicles along North Bend Way, access should be off existing secondary streets and/or alleys whenever feasible or via joint use driveways shared between multiple parcels. Driveways serving a single user should be avoided.

c.

Industrial development within the TLA shall meet the following requirements:

i.

Landscaping. Required per Chapter 18.18 NBMC, Landscaping Regulations, and as shown on Figure 1-5 of the North Bend Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Chapter.

ii.

Where a TLA affects more than 20 percent of the total gross area of any parcel, the TLA may be reduced such that not more than 20 percent of the total gross area of the parcel is affected by the TLA.

iii.

Permitted signs in these areas shall meet the performance standards for low-density residential zoning districts, provided front lighting is down-lit only.

iv.

Regional trail linkages are allowed within the TLA.

d.

The maximum building size may be increased through CUP approval when creating a significant employment base at approximately one job/500 gross sq. ft., or as determined by the director.

e.

Lighting shall be full-cut fixtures and comply with the performance standards identified in Section 8.40, Glare, and with Chapter 18.34 NBMC.

f.

Unless otherwise noted below with specific uses storage of all associated uses (i.e., parts, equipment and service areas) should be screened from view using 15-foot-wide Type 1 landscaping and located to the side or rear of the development.

g.

Fences along street frontages shall not be galvanized chain link. If chain link is used for fencing along street frontages it shall be black, green or brown and powder or plastic coated.

3.00 INDUSTRIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

3.00

All Industrial Uses (continued)

h.

In any new structure or building and for any new use, warehousing shall be limited to 80 percent of the gross area of the building or structure. In the event of multiple structures or buildings (e.g., campus style layout) operated by a single user, aggregate warehousing shall be limited to 80 percent of the total gross area of all buildings associated with that single user. “Single user” means a single business entity that shares management, controlling ownership interests, storage areas or shared ingress and egress into that business entity. “Warehouse” is a building or structure used for the storage of goods and/or materials, where the total gross floor area dedicated to the storage of goods and/or materials exceeds 65 percent; provided, however, if an applicant can provide evidence and make a showing that the primary function of the use within such building or structure is manufacturing, assembly, or reassembly of goods and materials, then it shall not be defined as a warehouse. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section all existing uses and buildings (without regard to the foregoing 65 percent warehouse threshold) in existence as of and located within the EP-1 zone located west of Bendigo Blvd. S., in each case as of September 21, 2010, and any subsequent expansion of any such uses and buildings, including expansion into new buildings and uses associated with the existing use, shall be exempt from compliance with this provision.

i.

The city highly encourages all buildings to be constructed to meet the minimum program requirements of LEED, Leader in Energy Efficient Design, Silver Certification; however, this is not a requirement.

3.11

Apparel, Fabrics, Etc.

a.

These uses are permitted as indicated in Table 18.10.030. Within the NB and DC districts, the scale of industrial and/or manufacturing operations associated with these uses shall be limited and shall include limited truck or associated shipping and receiving traffic and generally limited land use impacts on surrounding properties and the zoning district. Additional mitigating conditions may be placed on the use through the SEPA process to address impacts of the use that are not addressed through conformance to the city’s development regulations.

3.15

Fabricated Small Components and Products (Containers, Hand Tools, Screw Products, Coatings and Recreational Products)

b.

Within the DC district and NB district (including its associated urban separator overlay district), limited scale industrial/manufacturing uses as listed herein, and as permitted by Table 18.10.030, Permitted and Conditional Land Uses, shall meet the following standards:

3.16

Food and Beverage Products

 

i.

Use shall not exceed the size limitation in NBMC 18.34.050 for ground floor single-user commercial square footage.

3.17

Furniture and Fixtures

 

ii.

Use must contain a retail storefront component, except as authorized under subsection (c) of this section or must be located behind other retail, service or office uses within the building that front directly to the street.

3.18

Handcrafted Products

 

iii.

All manufacturing activities and associated storage areas shall be fully contained within the building.

3.00 INDUSTRIAL: (continued)

 

 

 

3.20

Measuring and Controlling Instruments

c.

Within the NB zone, for limited scale industrial/manufacturing uses as listed herein on parcels located in the urban separator overlay district and located between Thrasher Avenue NE and the intersection of North Bend Way and SE Tanner Road, the following exception to subsection (b) of this section shall apply:

3.22

Prepared Materials – Indoor assembly, processing and packaging

 

i.

Uses constructed on parcels located substantially behind other parcels that are immediately adjacent to the street, or constructed together with other buildings containing separate uses located directly adjacent to the street (such that the building containing the use listed herein cannot be built adjacent to the street), do not require a retail storefront component.

3.23

Printing, Publishing and Allied Industries

 

3.26

Signs and Advertising Display

 

3.27

Stone, Clay, Pottery, and China

 

3.31

On-Site Hazardous Waste Treatment

a.

Permitted as an accessory use only to permitted activities in zones generating hazardous waste; provided, that facilities meet siting criteria in RCW 70.105.210.

4.00 PUBLIC AND QUASI-PUBLIC USES:

a.

All public and quasi-public uses within the park, open space, and public facilities district (see Table 18.10.030 – 4.00) are subject to applicable covenants or restrictions associated with respective public or quasi-public properties and approval by the city council as necessary (e.g., for sale, lease, use, or otherwise).

4.10

Open Space, Park, Trail and Recreation

a.

In residential districts, with the exception of golf courses, shall be noncommercial in nature.

4.11

Golf Course

b.

In residential districts, active recreational complexes shall not include major athletic facilities like stadiums, field complexes, multicourt indoor tennis facilities, or the like.

4.12

Golf Driving Range

c.

Recreational or social clubhouses, or community buildings, are permitted in all residential zoning districts.

4.13

Athletic Fields/Sport Facilities

d.

All park and related recreational uses shall be subject to any criteria or guidelines set forth in the city of North Bend’s Comprehensive Plan, review and recommendation by the parks board, and applicable design guidelines.

4.40

Churches and Religious Institutions

a.

In the LDR district, must be located on or within 300 feet of a collector or arterial street, as defined by the director of community services.

b.

Any residence located in conjunction with churches and religious institutions shall comply with provisions governing residential uses.

4.00 PUBLIC AND QUASI-PUBLIC USES: (continued)

 

 

 

4.50

Museum/Interpretive Center/Community Centers and Associated Activities

a.

Museums and interpretive centers shall be nonprofit businesses incorporated under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) regulations.

b.

Activities permitted at museums and interpretive centers shall be approved by the respective management of the museum or center and shall not be inconsistent with the purpose of the underlying zoning district or incompatible with surrounding land uses.

c.

Museums and interpretive centers that include restoration of large-scale equipment shall be permitted only in the EP-1 district, and shall require a conditional use permit.

5.00 UTILITIES:

 

 

 

5.10

Public and Private Utilities – Minor

a.

Shall be visually screened and meet requirements of the city’s landscape, design review, and/or clearing and grading codes.

b.

Satellite dish antennas shall not exceed 36 inches in diameter, and shall be installed strictly in rear yard areas. In multifamily buildings, multiple dish antennas are prohibited.

5.20

Public and Private Utilities – Major

a.

Same as standards for 5.10 (above).

6.00 RESOURCE USES:

 

 

 

6.10 6.20 6.30 6.40 6.60 6.70

Christmas Tree Farm

Commercial Farm – Produce

Commercial Greenhouse

Farmland, Pasture, Crops

Public Garden

Unlisted Resource Uses

a.

Where commercial in nature, must obtain a North Bend business license.

b.

All resource uses must comply with best management practices, be they for agricultural, horticultural, silvicultural, or other resource-based operations.

c.

Must meet applicable standards of the Washington State Department of Agriculture and/or Department of Natural Resources.

d.

All resource uses within the park, open space, and public facilities district are subject to applicable covenants or restrictions associated with respective public or quasi-public properties and approval by the city council as necessary (e.g., for sale, lease, use, or otherwise).

e.

Right to farm/right to forest is an ordinance that protects farmers and farm operations or foresters and forest operations from private or public nuisance laws.

f.

TDR program sending sites.

6.65

Temporary Resource Buildings or Uses

a.

Temporary resource buildings and uses must comply with procedures and standards outlined in Chapter 18.22 NBMC.

7.00 UNLISTED USE STANDARDS:

 

 

 

7.10

Outdoor Storage of Vehicles

a.

For all single-family uses, with the exception of garages or carports, parking spaces or yard areas shall not be utilized for the storage of any motor vehicle or vehicle accessory such as trucks, camper shells, boats, trailers, motorcycles, or other wheeled accessory or conveyance except those vehicles owned by the owner or occupant of the residence. Such vehicles shall have a current license from the state of Washington if required to operate on the road and shall not occupy an area greater than the total area permitted for detached accessory structures as calculated in 1.51.

b.

For all cottage and multifamily uses and districts, with the exception of garages or carports, parking spaces or yard areas, shall not be utilized for the storage of any motor vehicle or vehicle accessory such as trucks, camper shells, boats, trailers, motorcycles, or other wheeled accessory or conveyance. For purposes of this section, “storage” means a period of 72 hours during which the vehicle or vehicle accessory is nonutilized.

c.

Commercial and employment park zoning district lands shall not be utilized for the outdoor storage of any truck, motor vehicle, or vehicle accessory such as trailers, camper shells, boats, motorcycles, or other wheeled accessory or conveyance; provided, storage uses may be permitted if they (i) are a permitted use; (ii) are incidental to the underlying permitted use. For purposes of this section, “storage” means a period of 72 hours during which the vehicle or vehicle accessory is nonutilized.

8.00 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ALL USES:

a.

All land uses in all zoning districts shall meet nuisance standards under Chapter 8.08 NBMC, as well as the environmental quality performance standards outlined below in 8.10 through 8.70.

8.10

Air Quality

a.

Odors from gases or other odorous matter shall not occur in quantities as to be unreasonably offensive beyond the exterior property lines of the lot or site.

 

 

b.

Smoke may not be emitted from any source in a greater density of gray than that described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart, except that visible gray smoke of a shade darker than that described as No. 2 on the Ringelmann Chart may be emitted for not more than four minutes in any 30-minute period. Provisions applicable to visible gray smoke shall also apply to visible smoke of a different color but with an equivalent apparent opacity.

 

 

c.

Dust, dirt, fly-ash, or airborne solids from any sources shall not be in a density greater than that described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart.

 

 

d.

Toxic gases or matter shall not be emitted in quantities which may be damaging to health, animals, vegetation, or property or which can cause any excessive soiling beyond the exterior of the property lines of the lot or site.

e.

Must meet any standards or requirements promulgated by the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency, or other air-quality regulatory and/or enforcement bodies.

8.00 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY STANDARDS FOR ALL USES: (continued)

 

 

 

8.20

Vibration

a.

Vibration from any machine, operation, or process which exceeds three-thousandths of one inch displacement or three-tenths g peak acceleration, whichever is greater, as measured at any point outside the property lines of the lot or site, shall be prohibited. The latter shall apply in the frequency range of zero to 5,000 cycles per second. Shock absorbers or similar mounting shall be allowed to permit compliance with this specification.

8.30

Heat

a.

No use shall produce heat perceptible beyond its lot lines.

8.40

Glare

a.

No use shall produce direct light or glare beyond its property lines.

8.50

Noise

a.

Emission of noise and vibration shall not exceed those in excess of allowable levels under Chapter 8.26 NBMC.

8.60

Liquid and Solid Waste

a.

Discharge of any material which can contaminate any water supply, interfere with bacterial processes in sewage treatment, or otherwise emit dangerous or offensive material into public or private sewers, water bodies, or into the ground, except in compliance with Washington State Department of Ecology standards, shall not be permitted.

8.70

Storage and Waste Disposal

a.

Storage and handling of all flammable, combustible, explosive, and/or other hazardous materials shall be in compliance with the International Fire Code (IFC) and other applicable codes, including but not limited to Articles 30, 76, 77, 79, 80, and 82 in the IFC.

 

 

b.

All above-ground, outdoor storage facilities for fuel, raw materials, and products shall be enclosed by an approved fence designed for safety.

 

 

c.

Storage of hazardous materials shall be completely enclosed in nonpermeable containers.

 

 

d.