17.01.010    Intent.

17.01.020    Rules of interpretation.

17.01.030    Definitions.

17.01.010 Intent.

The purpose of this title, to be known as the Development Code, is to combine and consolidate the application, review and approval process for land development in the City in a manner that is clear, concise, and understandable, and pursuant to Chapter 36.70B RCW, as well as the same processes for the review of connections to the state highway system, pursuant to Chapter 47.50 RCW and Chapter 12.24. It is further intended to comply with state guidelines for combining and expediting development review and integrating environmental review and land use development plans. This chapter is therefore intended to be used to implement the Subdivision Code (Title 19) and the Zoning Code (Title 20). This title, together with the Subdivision Code and the Zoning Code, shall be referred to as the Land Use Code. (Ord 20-553 §1 (Ex A); Ord 08-229 §3; Ord 01-86 §3 (Ex A))

17.01.020 Rules of interpretation.

A. When there is conflict between the provision of the Development Code and the provision of other portions of the Quincy Municipal Code, the provisions of the Development Code shall govern.

B. For the purpose of the Land Use Code, all words used in the Quincy Municipal Code shall have their normal and customary meanings, unless specifically defined otherwise in the Quincy Municipal Code. (Ord 20-553 §1 (Ex A); Ord 01-201 §2 (Ex B) 2007; Ord 01-86 §3 (Ex A))

17.01.030 Definitions.

In construing the Land Use Code, the following definitions shall apply:

Abandoned sign: A sign which represents or displays any reference to a business or use which has been discontinued for more than six months or for which no valid business license is in effect in the City.

Abut: To physically touch or border upon; or to share a common property line but not overlap.

Accessory dwelling unit (ADU): A separate dwelling unit, which may be attached, detached, or located within the primary residence. No mobile home or recreational vehicle shall be an accessory dwelling unit.

Accessory use/structure: A use of land or building or portion thereof which is customarily incidental and subordinate to a principal use of the land or building and located on the same lot or within the same project as the principal use.

Adequate public facilities: Facilities which have the capacity to serve development without decreasing levels of service below locally established minimums.

Adult day care: A facility that is certified by the state of Washington to provide health and social services on a less than twenty-four-hour basis to elderly, blind, or disabled adults.

Adult family home: A regular family abode in which a person or persons provide personal care, special care, room, and board to more than one but not more than six adults who are not related by blood or marriage to the person or persons providing the services.

Alley: A public or private way permanently reserved as a secondary means of access to abutting property.

Alteration of sign: Any construction material, size, name or location change except for normal maintenance to an existing sign.

Alternative tower structure: Manmade trees, clock towers, bell steeples, light poles, traffic signals, buildings, and similar alternative design mountain structures that are compatible with the natural setting and/or surrounding structures, and camouflage or conceal the presence of antennas or towers so as to make them architecturally compatible with the surrounding area pursuant to this Land Use Code. This term also includes any antenna or antenna array attached to an alternative tower structure. A stand-alone monopole (including a replacement pole) in the ROW that accommodates small cell wireless facilities is considered an alternative tower structure to the extent it meets the camouflage and concealment standards of this Land Use Code.

Amendment: A change in the wording or substance of this title or a change in the zone boundaries or classification upon the zoning map.

Apartment: A room or suite of rooms suitable for occupancy by one family or occupied by one family doing its cooking therein.

Apartment house: See "Dwelling, multiple."

Applicant: A person seeking development approval from the City.

Area, or sign area: The total area of a sign excluding the sign support structure. The area is calculated by measuring from the outside edge of the frame. (For calculating the area of a double-faced sign, only one side of the sign is to be used.) Architectural embellishments or decorative features which contain no written or advertising copy, which are not illuminated, and which contain no logos or trademarks, shall not be included in the sign area. Signs painted on or attached to a wall or awning are calculated by imaginary straight lines around the entire copy or grouping of letters, words, or symbols, using a maximum of eight lines.

Assisted living or congregate care: A residential facility that provides meals or assistance with daily activities, such as dressing, grooming, and bathing, for the elderly or adults who are unable to manage these activities themselves.

Automobile wrecking: The dismantling of motor vehicles or trailers or the storage, sale or dumping of wrecked vehicles or parts.

Awning: An overhead shelter, supported entirely from the exterior walls of a building composed of a rigid supporting framework and a flexible or nonrigid covering.

Bar, tavern, or nightclub (large): An establishment with an occupant load greater than one hundred persons designed for the on-site consumption of alcoholic beverages, or evening entertainment such as live music, comedy acts, a floor show, or dancing. The use may include tables and chairs but does not have fixed theater-style seating. The phrase "bar, tavern, or nightclub (large)" does not include the phrase "sexually oriented business" or temporary sales of alcohol for on-premises consumption.

Bar, tavern, or nightclub (small): An establishment with an occupant load of one hundred persons or less designed for the on-site consumption of alcoholic beverages, or evening entertainment such as live music, comedy acts, a floor show, or dancing. The use may include tables and chairs but does not have fixed theater-style seating. The phrase "bar, tavern, or nightclub (small)" does not include the phrase "sexually oriented business" or temporary sales of alcohol for on-premises consumption.

Batch: Any waste that is generated less frequently than once a month.

Bed and breakfast: An adaptive reuse of a single-family detached building as a place of temporary overnight accommodation, in which:

1. Five or fewer guest rooms are rented for daily and/or weekly terms;

2. Breakfast is provided to guests; and

3. The operator resides on the premises.

Binding site plan: The method by which land may be divided, as authorized by Chapter 19.18.

Block front: All property abutting upon one street or between intersecting or intercepting streets or between a street and a waterway and a dead-end street and a street or City boundary.

Boarding house: A building other than a hotel, motel, or restaurant where five or more regular patrons are served for compensation.

Body shampoo parlor: Any place open to the public where an attendant is present and a patron’s body is washed or shampooed. A body shampoo parlor shall not include any barber or beauty salon, medical facility or nursing home facility where a customer or patient may be washed, shaved and/or shampooed.

Boundary line adjustment: The process of adjusting the boundaries to property, under the circumstances and according to the provisions set out in Chapter 19.20.

Building: A permanently located structure having a roof (all forms of vehicles excluded). When any portion thereof is completely separated from every other portion thereof by a fire wall division having no openings, which wall extends from the ground to the roof at every point, then each such portion shall be considered a separate building.

Building face: The exposed building front or exposed exterior wall of a building from the grade of the building to the eave line or parapet and the entire width of the building elevation.

Building height: The vertical distance measured from the average grade of the building level of the highest and lowest portion of the site covered by the building to the ceiling of the highest story.

Building side: A surface of a building that extends more or less perpendicularly from an observer standing in front or side of a building.

Building site: The ground area of a building or group of buildings together with all open spaces required by this title.

Business: The purchase, sale or exchange of any articles or substances for profit or the ownership or management of offices, recreational or amusement enterprises, or the maintenance and use of offices by professions and those rendering services.

Canopy: A freestanding permanent roof like structure with support columns composed of rigid materials providing protection from the elements, such as a service station gas pump island. A portion of a canopy may be supported by an adjacent structure.

Carport: A roofed structure open on at least two sides and used for the storage of private or privately owned pleasure vehicles.

Child care center: A facility, by whatever name known, which is maintained for the whole or part of a day for the care of five or more children under the age of sixteen years and not related to the owner, operator, or manager thereof, whether such facility is operated with or without compensation for such care and with or without stated educational purposes. The term includes: (1) facilities commonly known as "day care centers," "day nurseries," "nursery schools," "kindergartens," "preschools," "play groups," "day camps," "summer camps," "centers for mentally retarded children," and (2) facilities that provide twenty-four-hour care for dependent and neglected children, and (3) facilities for children under the age of six years with stated educational purposes operated in conjunction with a public, private, or parochial college or a private or parochial school, except that the term does not apply to any kindergarten maintained in connection with a public, private, or parochial elementary school system of at least six grades. Childcare centers are classified as either "small" (five to twelve children) or "large" (thirteen or more children).

Church: A permanently located building commonly used for religious worship, fully enclosed within walls and a roof.

City: The City of Quincy, and as implemented by the designated officer of the City.

City Council: The City Council of the City.

City facilities: A building, structure, storage yard, or major utility installation that is owned, operated, and used by the City, that the City determines is necessary for its operations or the advancement of the health, safety and welfare of City residents.

Club: An association of persons for some common nonprofit purpose.

Cluster development: The arrangement or grouping of lots on an overall parcel or parcels to increase densities on some portions of the property to preserve the rest of the parcel for open space, forest or agricultural use, recreation or preservation of environmentally sensitive areas or for future development if zoning regulations allow.

Code: The Quincy Municipal Code.

Code Enforcement Officer: The person appointed by the Mayor pursuant to Chapter 2.08.

Co-location: The use of a single antenna support structure, alternative antenna support structure, or underground conduit or duct, by more than one wireless communication service provider to accommodate wireless communications facilities of two or more wireless communications service providers.

Commercial: Any activity carried on for financial gain.

Commercial lodging, convention: A building or group of buildings in which one hundred or more guest rooms are used to provide accommodations for transient guests for compensation, and meeting rooms, ballrooms, exhibit halls, and/or banquet rooms are arranged to facilitate the hosting of conventions or conferences. Such uses may also include restaurant facilities and recreational facilities.

Community and cultural services: Establishments primarily engaged in the provision of services that are strongly associated with community, social, or public importance. Typical uses include libraries, museums, art galleries, senior centers, community centers, performing arts theaters, community clubs and organizations, boys and girls clubs, granges and grange halls, wedding facilities including on-site food preparation, blood banks, organizational camps, food banks, fraternal organizations, and shelters for the homeless.

Container storage: A unit formerly used for transporting seagoing cargo, railroad cars and cabooses or semi-trailers when intended to be used as storage facilities, or any other unit which slides off a chassis or frame when intended to be used as storage facilities.

Critical areas: Includes the following areas and ecosystems:

1. Wetlands; and

2. Areas with a critical recharging effect on aquifers used for potable water; and

3. Fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas; and

4. Frequently flooded areas; and

5. Geologically hazardous areas.

Data center: A building or portion thereof that is used by telecommunications carriers, internet access providers, or internet service providers, in which equipment for telecommunications and data processing use (e.g., servers, data storage devices, switches, routers, and other comparable technology infrastructure) is concentrated and physically secured. Equipment in a data center may be owned or operated by more than one entity. The phrase "data center" does not include the phrase "wireless telecommunications facility."

Dangerous waste: Those solid wastes designated in WAC 173-303-070 through 173-303-103 as dangerous or extremely hazardous waste (WAC 173-303-040).

Dedication: The deliberate appropriation of land by a developer for any general and public uses, reserving to themselves no other rights than such as are compatible with the full exercise and enjoyment of the public uses to which the property has been devoted. The intention to dedicate shall be evidenced by the developer by the presentment for filing of a final plat, short plat, or final plan showing the dedication thereon; and the acceptance by the City shall be evidenced by the approval of such plat or plan for filing by the City.

Designated facility zone: A land use zone in which hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities are permitted uses subject to the state siting criteria.

Designated manufactured home: A manufactured home constructed after June 15, 1976, in accordance with state and federal requirements for manufactured homes, which:

1. Is comprised of at least two fully enclosed parallel sections each of not less than twelve feet wide by thirty-six feet long;

2. Was originally constructed with and now has a composition or wood shake or shingle, coated metal, or similar roof not less than three-to-twelve pitch;

3. Has exterior siding similar in appearance to siding materials commonly used on conventional site-built Uniform Building Code single-family residences.

Developer: Any person who proposes an action or seeks a permit regulated by the Development Code.

Development: Any land use permit or action regulated by the Land Use Code, including but not limited to subdivisions, binding site plans, rezones, conditional use permits, or variances.

Development agreement: An agreement, pursuant to RCW 36.70B.170, which sets forth the development standards and other provisions that shall apply to and govern and vest the development, use, and mitigation of the development of the real property for the duration specified in the agreement.

Development Code: Title 17.

Drive-in restaurant or "refreshment stand": Any place or premises used for sale, dispensing, or serving of food, refreshments, or beverages to customers in automobiles, including those establishments where customers may serve themselves and may eat or drink the food, refreshments, or beverages on the premises.

Driveway sight distance triangle: A triangle having two sides of fifteen feet measured along the property lines from the property corner common to the subject and adjacent property, and a third side connecting the end points on the first two sides. If any adjacent lot is undeveloped, it shall be construed as having access from all adjacent streets until the direction of access has been established, either by development or by waiver of right of direct access as per RCW 58.17.165. Nothing within the sight distance triangle shall be erected, planted or allowed to grow in such a manner as to impede vision between the heights of two and one-half feet and twelve feet above the adjoining street grade.

Duplex: A building designed exclusively for occupancy by two families living independently of each other.

Dwelling: A building or portion of building designed for residential purposes, including single-family, two-family and multiple-family dwellings, but not including hotels, motels, boarding and lodging houses.

Dwelling, multiple: A building or portion of a building designed for occupancy of three or more families living independently of each other, but not including hotels or motels.

Dwelling, single-family: A detached building containing not more than one dwelling unit.

Dwelling unit: A room or suite of rooms designed for and not occupied by more than one family doing its own cooking therein and having not more than one kitchen facility.

Eave line: The juncture of the roof and the perimeter wall of the structure.

Electric vehicle charging station: A public or private parking space that is served by charging equipment that has as its primary purpose the transfer of electric energy to a battery or other energy storage device in an electric vehicle. It may include a battery charging station, battery exchange station, rapid charging station and/or electric vehicle infrastructure, as defined in RCW 36.70A.695(5).

Endangered species: Those species listed by Washington State agencies as endangered species pursuant to WAC 232-12-014, as amended.

Endangered species (federal): Those species listed by federal agencies under the Federal Register for the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, as endangered species.

Essential public facilities: Those facilities, privately or publicly owned, typically difficult to site, such as airports, state educational facilities, state and regional transportation facilities, correctional facilities, solid waste handling facilities, inpatient facilities including substance abuse treatment centers, mental health facilities, group homes and secure community transition facilities and/or any facility listed on the state ten-year capital plan maintained by the Office of Financial Management.

Erect: To build, construct, alter, display, relocate, attach, hang, place, suspend, affix any sign, and shall also include the painting of murals and wall signs.

Established grade: The curb line grade at the front lot line as established by the City Council.

Family: A person or two or more persons related by blood or marriage or a group of not more than five persons who are not related by blood or marriage, living together as a single housekeeping group in a dwelling unit.

Family residence: A single dwelling unit and accessory buildings occupied for living purposes by a family which provides permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation.

Final decision: The final action by the Hearing Examiner or City Council.

Final site plan: The final drawing of a binding site plan prepared for filing for record with the Grant County Auditor and containing all elements and requirements set forth in the Subdivision Code.

Fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas: Do not include such artificial features or constructs as irrigation delivery systems, irrigation infrastructure, irrigation canals, or drainage ditches that lie within the boundaries of and are maintained by a port district or an irrigation district or company.

Floodplain: Includes all lands subject to flooding as depicted on the flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) and the floodway maps as published and from time to time amended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Floodway: The primary channel of the river or other watercourse that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one foot.

Freestanding communications tower: A structure that is designed and constructed to support one or more wireless communication facilities and including all appurtenant devices attached to it. A freestanding communications tower may be designed to be solely supported by attachment to the ground or supported by direct attachment to the ground and with guy wires and may be of either lattice or monopole construction.

Frequently flooded area: An area subject to flooding, as defined by FIRM, once every one hundred years.

Garage, private: An accessory building or portion of a building, including a carport, designed and used only for the storage of vehicles owned or operated by the occupants of the building to which it is accessory.

Garage, public: A building, other than a private garage, used for the parking or repair of motor vehicles or where the vehicles are kept for hire or sale.

Generator: Any person, by site, whose act or process produces dangerous waste or whose act first causes a dangerous waste to become subject to regulation under the Dangerous Waste Regulations, Chapter 173-303 WAC (WAC 173-303-040).

Geologically hazardous areas: Areas susceptible to erosion, sliding, earthquake, or other geological events.

Golf course: A use that provides public or private facilities for playing golf and preserving and maintaining open space on the subject property. Accessory uses include, but are not limited to, clubhouses (including pro shop and restaurant), maintenance facilities, driving range, and similar accessory uses.

Guest room: A room occupied or intended to be occupied by one or more guests, but in which no cooking facilities are provided and not including dormitories.

Hazardous substance: Any liquid, solid, gas, sludge, including any material, substance, product, commodity or waste, regardless of quantity, that exhibits any of the characteristics or criteria of hazardous waste (RCW 70.105.010).

Hazardous waste: All dangerous and extremely hazardous waste (RCW 70.105.010).

Hearing Examiner: The person appointed and operating pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 2.18 and the Land Use Code.

Heavy industry: Industrial uses that are not specifically defined elsewhere in this code, that can be described in one of the following four ways:

1. Primary processing or manufacturing or repair operations not specifically defined elsewhere in this chapter or this definition, that involve:

a. A material risk of significant environmental contamination, explosion, or fire;

b. Perceptible ground vibration at the property line;

c. Excessive noise or dust emissions at the property line and downwind;

d. Large-scale outdoor storage of inputs or products;

e. Significant outdoor installations of processing equipment;

f. Outside emission of objectionable odors;

g. Twelve or more trips by semi-trailer trucks per day; or

2. Processing of minerals (except precious and semi-precious stone cutting for jewelry or precision instruments such as lasers or watches), ores, logs, pulpwood, or fossil fuels;

3. Activities that are required to undergo New Source Review under the Federal Clean Air Act or are subject to construction or operation permits pursuant to the Washington Clean Air Act (Chapter 70.94 RCW) or Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act; or

4. For illustrative purposes, heavy industrial uses include (if they meet the thresholds of this definition), but are not limited to:

a. Coal cleaning plants with thermal dryers; coke oven batteries; carbon black plants (furnace process); petroleum refineries; petroleum storage and transfer units (except retail gasoline stations); and bulk fuel dealers;

b. Facilities used in the primary or secondary production of metals (e.g., primary zinc, copper, or lead smelters; primary aluminum ore reduction plants; iron and steel mills; sintering plants; secondary metal production plants; and blacksmith shops);

c. Portland cement plants;

d. Sawmills and pulp mills;

e. Incinerators with the capacity to charge more than two hundred fifty tons of refuse per day;

f. Lime plants; phosphate rock processing plants; sulfur recovery plants; and hydrofluoric, sulfuric, or nitric acid plants;

g. Fossil fuel combustion (except for electricity generation) totaling more than two hundred fifty million BTUs per hour of heat input;

h. Fabrication of motor vehicles, manufacturing equipment, durable goods, or prefabricated homes or home components;

i. Dry cleaner processing plants that use large quantities of PERC or comparable petrochemical solvents;

j. Manufacture of plastic products (except assembly of parts that are manufactured elsewhere);

k. Hot mix asphalt plants; and

l. Meat processing involving butchering of large animal carcasses.

Heavy logistics center: A wholesaling, warehousing, or distribution use that provides a central location for receiving, storing and distributing raw materials, semi-finished goods, or finished goods. Heavy logistics centers may be warehouses in which goods are stored (a.k.a., "product warehouses"), or truck terminals in which goods are transferred between trucks or between trucks and trains or other transportation modes (a.k.a., "truck terminals" or "logistics centers"), or moving warehouses (including indoor storage of portable on-demand storage containers), or wholesaling operations (but not wholesale membership clubs in which memberships are available to the general public). Heavy logistics centers are expected to generate at least twelve truck trips per day. Warehousing and distribution uses that involve fewer than twelve truck trips per day are classified as light industry.

Heavy motor vehicle repairs and services: Repairs to passenger vehicles that are not included in the definition of the gasoline service station or light automotive repairs and services use, such as body repair, paint, upholstery, engine replacement or reconditioning, air conditioning replacement, tire recapping, and custom body work (but not including installation of audio, video, and navigation systems); and any type of repairs to commercial vehicles or construction vehicles.

Heavy retail: Retail or service activities in which more than twenty-five percent of the area put to the use is located outside or in partially enclosed structures. Illustrative heavy retail uses include manufactured home sales, boat sales, heavy equipment sales or rental, retail greenhouses and garden supply stores, and outdoor lumberyards. Heavy retail does not include uses that are specifically defined elsewhere in this code, such as motor vehicle sales and rental.

Highway frontage: Property which abuts a state highway, as designated by Washington State Department of Transportation.

Historical site or structure: Any structure, collection of structures, and their associated sites, deemed of importance to the history, architecture or culture of an area by an appropriate local, state or federal governmental jurisdiction. Included shall be structures on official national, state or local historic registers or official listings such as the National Register of Historic Places, the State Register of Historic Places, state points of historical interest, and registers or listings of historical or architecturally significant sites, places, historic districts, or landmarks as adopted by a public entity.

Home occupation: An occupation carried on as a secondary use by the resident residing in that dwelling when the occupation is conducted entirely within that dwelling unit, as permitted pursuant to Chapter 20.54.

Hospital: Unless otherwise specified, a building or portion of a building used for treatment and care of human patients.

Hotel: A building or portion of a building containing six or more guest rooms used or designed to be used for transient lodgers.

House, lodging: A building or portion of a building containing six or less guest rooms used or intended to be used for lodging purposes for compensation.

Indoor amusement, recreation, or entertainment: Uses that provide amusement and recreational activities indoors (except sexually oriented businesses, and bars, taverns, or nightclubs), including, but not limited to:

1. Bowling alleys;

2. Escape rooms;

3. Game arcades (e.g., video games, Skee-Ball, and comparable amusement machines);

4. Indoor playgrounds (may include conventional playground equipment, inflatables, trampolines, rock climbing walls, zip lines, and comparable equipment);

5. Indoor skating rinks (ice or roller);

6. Laser tag;

7. Local area network ("LAN") gaming centers;

8. Pool/billiard rooms;

9. Shooting arcades (but not indoor firing or gun ranges);

10. Indoor archery ranges; and

11. Recreation centers.

Indoor firing or gun range: The use of a building for the discharging of firearms for the purposes of target practice. Excluded from this use type are amusements that simulate shooting but do not involve potentially lethal projectiles (e.g., laser tag, foam darts, etc.) which are classified as "indoor amusement, recreation, or entertainment."

Interim status permit: A temporary permit given to treatment, storage and disposal facilities which qualify under WAC 173-303-805 (WAC 173-303-040).

Intersection sight distance triangle: A triangle having two sides of thirty feet, measured along the property lines from the property corner at the street intersection, and a third side connecting the ends of the first two sides. Nothing within the sight distance triangle shall be erected, planted or allowed to grow in such a manner as to impede vision between the heights of two and one-half feet and twelve feet above the adjoining street grade.

Junk: Storage or accumulation of inoperable motor vehicles or equipment, vehicle or equipment parts, used lumber and building materials, pipe, appliances, demolition waste, or any used material.

Kennel: An establishment maintaining six or more grown dogs and cats for boarding, sale or private use.

Land Use Code: Titles 17 through 20.

Land Use Code Administrator: That person that has been appointed by the Mayor as the Municipal Services Director and includes the designee of the Municipal Services Director.

Large scale retail or retail, large scale: A retail establishment where the total floor area utilized by a single tenant, exclusive of parking, exceeds forty thousand square feet.

Light industry: A land use that involves research and development, assembly, remanufacturing, compounding, packaging, testing, or treatment of products, generally from previously prepared materials or components, with limited outside storage and limited truck traffic, external impacts, or risks, such that the use is not defined as "heavy industry" or "heavy logistics." Light industry also includes wholesaling, warehousing, and distribution uses that involve fewer than twelve truck trips per day. For illustrative purposes, light industrial uses may include:

1. Assembly, testing, repair, or refurbishing of products, instruments, electronics, office and computing machines, and fixtures using premanufactured components;

2. Offices of general contractors; specialty subcontractors; tradesmen; or telecommunications providers which include:

a. Overhead door access to indoor storage of tools, parts, and materials;

b. Parking of commercial vehicles or a fleet of cars, vans, or light trucks that are used in the business; or

c. Limited outdoor storage areas;

3. Food production (e.g., commercial kitchen or bakery) and packaging, but not:

a. Meat processing involving butchering of large animal carcasses;

b. Restaurants;

4. Beverage production (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) and bottling;

5. Furniture making or refinishing;

6. Manufacture of textiles or apparel;

7. Screen printing of apparel (except low volume screen printing at a retail store);

8. Printing and publishing, except copy centers, and except printing presses that require a stationary source permit or Title V permit for air emissions;

9. Research, development, and testing laboratories (e.g., for development of products, equipment, or materials), if not classified as "office" or "heavy industry";

10. Disassembly of consumer electronics and/or appliances into component parts, where all operations and storage are within an enclosed building;

11. Manufacture of glass products (e.g., window panes, bottles and jars), including hand-blown products;

12. Fabrication of building materials such as countertops, drywall, and cut stone (if not classified as heavy industry);

13. Manufacture or compounding of pharmaceutical products, dietary supplements, health and beauty products, and herbal products;

14. Packaging of products; or

15. Storing, selling, and/or distributing merchandise for or to retailers; industrial, commercial, institutional, or professional business users; or wholesalers, except that wholesale membership clubs that offer memberships to the general public are not light industrial uses.

Lot: A parcel of real property occupied or to be occupied by a building and its accessory building together with such open spaces as are required by this title and abutting upon a public street. Lots are either interior lots or corner lots.

Lot area: The total horizontal area within the lot lines of the lot.

Lot, buildable width: The total width of the lot minus the side yard setbacks.

Lot, corner: A lot located at the intersection of two streets having an angle of intersection of not more than one hundred thirty-five degrees and a lot width not greater than seventy-five feet. A corner lot is bounded by the front lot line and side lot lines, and has no rear lot line.

Lot depth: The mean horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines.

Lot, interior: A lot other than a corner lot. An interior lot is bounded by the front lot line, rear lot line and side lot lines.

Lot, key: The first lot to the rear of a reversed corner lot and whether or not separated by an alley.

Lot line, front: In the case of an interior lot, the lot line which abuts upon a street; in the case of a corner lot, the lot lines abutting each street.

Lot line, rear: A lot line opposite and most distant from the front lot line and in the case of a triangular or gore-shaped lot, a line ten feet in length within the lot, parallel to and at a maximum distance from the front lot line.

Lot, reversed corner: A corner lot, the side street line of which is substantially a continuation of the front lot line of the lot upon which it abuts to the rear.

Lot line, side: Any lot boundary line not a front or rear lot line.

Lot, through: A lot having frontage on two parallel or approximately parallel streets.

Lot width: The mean horizontal distance between the side lot lines measured at right angles to the lot depth.

Manufactured home: A manufactured home that meets the following:

1. Is comprised of at least two fully enclosed parallel sections each of not less than twelve feet wide by thirty-six feet long;

2. Was originally constructed with and now has a composition or wood shake or shingle, coated metal or similar roof of not less than three-to-twelve pitch; and

3. Has exterior siding similar in appearance to siding materials commonly used on conventional site-built Uniform Building Code single-family residences.

Marquee: A permanent roof like structure composed of rigid materials providing protection from the elements, attached to and supported by the building and projecting over public or private property. This does not include a projecting roof.

Material: Any wood, metal, plastic, glass, cloth, fabric, or any other substance used to construct a sign.

Medical office or clinic: A facility that provides medical, psychiatric, or surgical service for sick or injured persons, or provides preventative care or monitoring, exclusively on an outpatient basis. Services may include diagnostic services, treatment, training, administration, and related services to outpatients, employees, or visitors, with or without appointment. The phrase also includes immediate care facilities, where urgent (nonemergency) care treatment is the dominant form of care provided at the facility, medical laboratories to the extent necessary to carry out diagnostic services for the medical clinic’s patients, and physical therapy, licensed massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, nutrition counseling, homeopathy, Ayurveda, and other comparable services.

Mobile home: A single-family dwelling unit constructed prior to June 15, 1976, designed on a permanent chassis, transportable in one or more sections that are eight feet or more in width and thirty-two feet or more in length.

Mobile home park: A lot, parcel or tract of land, improved or unimproved, under the ownership or management of one or more persons which is utilized as the location for six or more mobile/manufactured homes for dwelling or sleeping purposes.

Mobile home subdivision: A lot, parcel or tract of land, similar to a mobile home park, but with spaces or lots reserved for sale as residential sites for manufactured homes.

Modular home: A manufactured structure designed for initial movement in whole or units without benefit of an undercarriage frame or wheels to a site of permanent placement on a full perimeter foundation. A modular home constructed to international codes standards and bearing the gold insignia from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries shall be considered a single-family dwelling and not a manufactured/mobile home.

Motor vehicle sales and rental: A business engaged in the sale or rental of motor vehicles, in which some or all of the motor vehicle inventory is stored on site.

Multiple building complex: A group of structures housing two or more retail offices or commercial uses sharing the same lot, access and/or parking facilities or coordinated site plan.

Multiple tenant building: A single structure housing two or more retail, office or commercial uses.

Nonconforming structure: A structure which complied with the City’s codes and regulations at the time it was constructed, but which violates the bulk, dimensional or construction type requirements of the City’s current codes and regulations. A nonconforming mobile/manufactured home is one that was manufactured and approved to the standards of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, or the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and appropriately labeled as meeting such requirements, and is currently sited in a residential, business, or commercial zone, and is not within or part of an approved manufactured home park or subdivision.

Nonconforming use: Any use of land or of a structure which complied with all codes and regulations at the time the use was established, but which violates the City’s codes and regulations, including those relating to zoning districts, density, access and off-street parking.

Non-vision-obscuring fences: Partially open fences and hedges which do not obscure adequate driver visibility through the fence or hedge.

Normal maintenance: An act of repair or other acts to prevent decline, lapse or cessation from original state or condition.

Noxious weeds: Those plants that are non-native, highly destructive and competitive as defined in Chapter 17.10 RCW, as now or hereafter amended.

Nursing home: A building occupied or intended to be occupied by convalescents, invalids and aged persons and wherein nursing, dietary, and other personal services are rendered.

Office, general: Buildings from which professional, administrative, financial, clerical, brokering, real estate, and limited technical services are provided. The phrase includes, but is not limited to, the following types of businesses:

1. Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping;

2. Advertising and graphic design (but not mailing services, which are classified as "business services");

3. Architectural, engineering, and surveying services;

4. Attorneys and court reporters;

5. Banks, savings and loans, credit agencies, and investment companies;

6. Brokering of motor vehicles, commodities, and other items where the thing brokered is not stored on site for any length of time;

7. Business incubators (unless the businesses being incubated are classified as another type of use, such as light industry);

8. Computer programming and data recovery services;

9. Corporate headquarters;

10. Data processing and word processing services;

11. Detective agencies;

12. Government offices;

13. Insurance;

14. Interior design;

15. Real estate sales and off-site rental offices;

16. Research and development (not including on-site manufacturing or fabrication, and not including marijuana uses);

17. Retail catalog, internet, and telephone order processing, but not warehousing; and

18. Virtual office services.

Off-premises sign: A sign which advertises or promotes merchandise, service, goods, or entertainment which are sold, produced, manufactured or furnished at a place other than on the property on which said sign is located.

Off-site: Hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities that treat and store waste from generators on properties other than those on which the off-site facilities are located.

On-site: The same, geographically contiguous or bordering property. On-site hazardous waste treatment and storage facilities treat and store wastes generated on the same property.

Open fences: Those fences consisting of open chain link, widely spaced board rails or other materials which provide adequate driver visibility through the fence.

Other wireless communications facilities:

1. Wireless communications facilities that are mounted on a base station; including but not limited to those wireless communications facilities attached to a roof or a wall; or

2. Modification of an existing wireless communications tower or base station that involves:

a. Co-location of new transmission equipment;

b. Removal of transmission equipment; or

c. Replacement of transmission equipment.

Outdoor commercial recreation or amusement: An outdoor entertainment facility that includes such facilities as batting cages, mini-golf, bumper cars, bumper boats, go-cart racing, water slides, or the use of land for mock war games that involve paintball equipment or similar equipment and that generally involves the use of safety gear such as goggles or vests. Outdoor commercial amusement may also include indoor or outdoor areas with games, food service, and incidental retail uses (e.g., souvenir shops) that are subordinate to the principal outdoor amusement uses. The phrase "outdoor commercial amusement" includes outdoor archery range but does not include outdoor firing or gun range.

Outdoor stadium, arena, amphitheater, or drive-in theater: An outdoor area surrounded by tiered rows of seats or benches, designed for the viewing of sporting events, rodeos, equestrian events, livestock exhibitions, concerts, or other organized entertainment. "Drive-in theater" means an area of land that includes one or more large outdoor screens or other structure for the display of motion pictures and an area for parking automobiles from which the motion pictures are viewed. The use may also include concession sales and outdoor seating areas.

Parks (active): Uses that provide active recreation opportunities outdoors for the public (open to the community) or residents of a subdivision or development, which are generally not commercial in nature. The phrase "parks (active)" includes areas for active recreational activities including, but not limited to:

1. Sports fields, tennis courts, and outdoor racquetball or squash courts;

2. Outdoor swimming pools and splash parks; and

3. Other active recreation-oriented parks, including pickleball.

Parks (passive): Uses that provide passive recreation opportunities outdoors for the public (open to the community) or residents of a subdivision or development, which are generally not commercial in nature. The phrase "parks (passive)" includes areas for passive recreational activities including, but not limited to:

1. Jogging, cycling, tot lots, fitness trails, playgrounds;

2. Arboretums, wildlife sanctuaries, forests, and other natural areas which may be used for walking or hiking; or

3. Other passive recreation-oriented parks, including picnic areas.

Planned development (PD): An area of a minimum contiguous size to be planned, developed, operated, and maintained as a single entity and containing one or more structures with appurtenant/supportive common areas as classified in the following code sections pertaining to residential planned developments (RPD) and mixed use planned developments (MUPD).

Planning Commission: The organization authorized and operating pursuant to Chapter 2.32 and the Land Use Code.

Plat: The map or representation of a subdivision, showing thereon the division of a tract or parcel of land into lots, blocks, streets and alleys, or other divisions and dedications.

Pole building: A building where the structural supports are embedded in the ground, and not placed upon a foundation which forms the perimeter of the building, and is a Group U Division 1 occupancy pursuant to the 1997 Uniform Building Code, as hereafter amended.

Preliminary plat: A neat and approximate drawing of a proposed subdivision showing the general layout of streets and alleys, lots, blocks, and other elements of a subdivision consistent with the requirements of the Subdivision Code, and which shall be the basis for the approval or disapproval of the general layout of a subdivision.

Preliminary site plan: A neat and approximate drawing of a proposed binding site plat showing the general layout of streets and alleys, lots, blocks, and other elements of a binding site plan consistent with the requirements of the Subdivision Code, and which shall be the basis for the approval or disapproval of the general layout of a binding site plan.

Processing or handling: "Processing" or "handling" of hazardous substances means the use, storage, manufacture, production or other land use activity involving hazardous substances. Hazardous substances processing and handling activities are normally found in commercial, manufacturing and industrial zones. It does not include individually packaged household consumer products or quantities of hazardous substances of less than five gallons in volume per container.

Public entity: A state, county, district, public authority, or public agency.

Public hearing: An open record hearing at which evidence is presented and testimony is taken.

Recreational vehicle: A vehicular-type unit primarily designed for recreational camping, travel or seasonal use which has its own motor power, or is mounted on or towed by another vehicle, including, but not limited to, the following: travel trailer, folding camper trailer, tent trailer, park trailer, truck camper, motor home, and multiuse vehicles.

1. "Recreational vehicle park/campground" means any lot or parcel of land upon which two or more recreational vehicles, camp sites, and/or lodge or cabin units, as allowed, are located, established, or maintained for occupancy by recreational vehicles as temporary living quarters for recreation or vacation purposes.

2. "Major recreational vehicle (RV) parks/campgrounds" means developed campgrounds having more than fifty camp or RV sites, cabins and/or lodge units as allowed.

3. "Minor recreational vehicle (RV) parks/campgrounds" means developed campgrounds having fifty or fewer camp or RV sites, cabins and/or lodge units as allowed.

4. "Recreational vehicle, park model trailers" means recreational vehicles used primarily as destination camping units and regulated consistent with other recreational vehicles.

Recycling collection center (attended): A location for the collection of clean materials for reuse or recycling, such as aluminum cans, glass, or paper, for transport to another location for reuse or recycling. The phrase "recycling collection center (attended)" does not include the phrase "salvage yard."

Repair: To renew, refresh or to restore to sound condition.

Residential uses: Uses for dwellings, single-family dwellings, multiple-family dwellings and duplexes, family residences and apartments.

Retail (large scale): Large-scale commercial retail uses with a gross floor area greater than twenty-five thousand square feet.

Retail sales and services: A use involving the sale, lease, or rental of consumer, home, and business goods to consumers. Such uses include but are not limited to department stores, furniture stores, clothing stores, secondhand stores, thrift shops, consignment stores, and establishments providing the following products or services: antiques, appliances, art, art supplies, beauty supplies, bicycles, books, building supplies, magazines and newspapers, craft supplies, copies, costumes, dry goods, electronics, fabric, framing, games, garden supplies, gifts, groceries, hardware, head shops, home improvement goods, household products, jewelry, lumber, music, musical instruments, office supplies, party supplies, pet supplies, pharmaceuticals, phones, photography equipment, produce, sporting goods, stationery, temporary signs, toys, and videos; and new automotive parts and accessories. The phrase also includes services such as charitable donation collection centers, coin laundries, installation of electronics (e.g., audio systems and navigation systems) into motor vehicles, passenger motor vehicle rentals; provided, that not more than five rental vehicles are stored on site at any time, picture framing, real estate offices that are open for walk-in traffic; repairs of products sold by the establishment (e.g., a computer store may also repair computers), repairs of consumer electronics, tattoo parlors, and comparable services.

The phrase "retail sales and services" does not include uses that are classified or defined more specifically in this code, including but not limited to restaurants (all types); sexually oriented businesses; pawnbrokers, convenience lending, and liquor store. Retail sales and services uses are generally conducted indoors.

Retail (small scale): Commercial retail uses less than twenty-five thousand square feet. This includes one business entity at twenty-five thousand square feet or a series of business units under one roof or sharing a wall where each business unit’s space is comprised of less than twenty-five thousand square feet; examples include open-air markets, local retail plazas and strip malls, small scale business or storefronts, etc.

Reviewing body: The body who is authorized to review the decision of a hearing body, as specifically identified in Chapter 17.09.

Rooming house: A building with sleeping rooms and shared kitchen and living areas (usually designed like a single-family detached residence) used to accommodate, for compensation, four but not more than eight people who are not related by blood, marriage, adoption, or legal guardianship.

Salvage yard or automobile graveyard: Any establishment or place of business that is maintained, used, or operated by storing, keeping, buying, or selling wrecked, scrapped, ruined, or dismantled motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts. Definitions pertaining to these businesses are outlined in RCW 47.41.020.

Self-storage: A facility that provides individual storage compartments within a building for household or commercial goods. Storage spaces may be accessed from interior hallways or individual outside doors or overhead doors. This use may include quarters for one or more persons employed by and residing at the self-storage facility for the purpose of on-site management and security.

SEPA: The State Environmental Policy Act.

Sexually oriented business: An adult bookstore, adult novelty store, adult cabaret, adult motion picture theater, adult drive-in theater, adult panorama, body shampoo parlor, or adult video store.

1. Adult bookstore, adult novelty store, or adult video store: A commercial establishment which has as a significant or substantial portion of its stock-in-trade or a significant or substantial portion of its revenues or devotes a significant or substantial portion of its interior business or advertising to the sale or rental, for any form of consideration, of any one or more of the following:

a. Books, magazines, periodicals, or other printed matter, or photographs, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides or other visual representations which are characterized by the depiction or description of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas"; or

b. An establishment may have other principal business purposes that do not involve the offering for sale or rental of materials depicting or describing "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas," and still be categorized as an adult bookstore, adult novelty store, or adult video store, so long as one of its principal business purposes is offering for sale or rental, for some form of consideration, the specified materials which depict or describe "specified anatomical areas" or "specified sexual activities"; or

c. Video stores that sell and/or rent only video tapes or other photographic or computer generated reproductions, and associated equipment, shall come within this definition if twenty percent or more of its stock-in-trade or revenues comes from the rental or sale of video tapes or other photographic reproductions or associated equipment which are characterized by the depiction of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas."

2. Adult cabaret: A commercial establishment which presents go-go dancers, strippers, male strippers, male or female impersonators, or similar entertainers and in which patrons are exposed to "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas."

3. Adult drive-in theater: A drive-in theater used for presenting motion picture films, video cassettes, cable television, or any other such visual media, distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matters depicting, describing or relating to "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas."

4. Adult motion picture theater: An enclosed building used for presenting for commercial purposes motion picture films, video cassettes, cable television or any other such visual media, distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on matters depicting, describing or relating to "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas."

5. Adult panorama or adult panorama establishment: A business in a building or a portion of a building which contains device(s) which for payment of a fee, membership fee, or other charge is used to exhibit or display a picture, view, or other graphic display distinguished or characterized by emphasis on matters depicting, describing or relating to "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas."

Short plat: The map or representation of a short subdivision.

Short subdivision: The division or redivision of land into four or fewer lots, tracts, parcels, sites, or divisions for the purpose of sale, lease, or transfer of ownership.

Short-term rental: The renting or leasing of a single-family detached dwelling unit for a term of less than ninety consecutive days, other than a house exchange for which there is no payment. The phrase "short-term rental" does not include month-to-month tenancies that immediately follow lease terms of ninety days or more.

Sign: A structure or fixture using letters, symbols, trademarks, logos or written copy that is intended to aid the establishment, promote the sale of products, goods, services, or events.

The term "sign" includes, without limitation, the following types of signs:

1. Accessory commercial sign, which includes, but is not limited to, open/closed signs, bank card signs, credit card signs, travel club signs, welcome signs and vacancy/no vacancy signs; provided, that such signs are erected in accordance with the location requirements of this chapter, and that the sign does not advertise any business or product.

2. Advertising sign: A structure or portion thereof that is intended for advertising purposes or on which letters, figures, or pictorial matter is or is intended to be displayed for advertising purposes other than name, occupation or nature of business conducted on the premises or the products primarily manufactured or sold thereon. This definition shall not be held to include a real estate sign advertising for sale or rent the property upon which it stands.

3. Animated sign: Any sign which includes the optical illusion of action or motion or color changes of all or any part of the sign facing to show or give the appearance of video or television-type pictures that required electrical energy.

4. Awning sign: A sign applied to or incorporated into the covering of an awning. An awning sign shall be considered a wall sign for the purposes of this chapter.

5. Banner sign: A sign constructed of cloth, fabric or other nonrigid material hanging from a staff, pole or frame or wall mounted. A banner sign shall be considered a temporary sign.

6. Bench sign: A sign located on any part of the surface of a bench or seat placed on or adjacent to a public right-of-way.

7. Canopy sign: A sign installed on the wall or side of a canopy that conceals the structural portion of the canopy roof.

8. Commemorative plaque: A memorial plaque or plate, with engraved or cast lettering, which is permanently affixed to or near the structure or object it is intended to commemorate.

9. Construction sign: A sign on the site of a construction project that identifies the project, its character or purpose and/or the architects, engineers, planners, contractors, or other individuals or firms involved.

10. Directory sign: A sign on which the names and locations of occupants or the use or uses of a building are given.

11. Electronically changeable message sign: A sign upon which graphics, symbols or words can be varied upon the face or faces of the sign.

12. Flashing sign: A sign or other advertising structure having lights or illuminations that flash, move, rotate, scintillate, blink, flicker, vary in intensity or color, or use intermittent electrical pulsations, except for time and temperature signs.

13. Freestanding sign: A sign permanently supported from the ground in a fixed location by a structure of poles, uprights, braces or monumental base and not supported by nor attached to a building. The base of such sign shall be located on the business property.

14. Historically significant sign: A sign which was installed or constructed prior to January 1, 1956, and which has been approved by the City Council. Approved historical signs shall be restored and maintained in good condition.

15. Illuminated sign: A sign internally illuminated in any manner by an artificial light source within which the light source is not exposed.

16. Indirectly illuminated sign: A sign which by design is illuminated by reflection of a light source from the sign face. Such signs shall not project light from the light source across property lines, or directly towards traffic.

17. Integral sign: A memorial sign or tablet or name of or date of erection of a building when cut into any masonry surface or when constructed of bronze or other incombustible material mounted on the face of a building.

18. Logo sign: A sign bearing characters, letters, symbols, or characteristic design which, through trademark status or consistent usage, has become the customary identification for a business.

19. Marquee sign: A sign attached to fascia or on the roof of a marquee. For the purposes of this code, a sign located on the roof of a marquee shall be considered a projecting or freestanding sign and a sign located on the fascia or a marquee shall be considered a wall sign.

20. Moving sign: A sign or other advertising structure having visible moving, revolving or rotating parts or visible mechanical movement of any kind or other apparent visible movement achieved by electrical, electronic or mechanical means, except for street clocks and time and temperature signs.

21. Mural: A painting applied directly to a wall or building.

22. Nonconforming sign: A sign located within the corporate limits of the City that existed prior to the effective date of the ordinance codifying Chapter 20.50 which does not conform with the provisions of Chapter 20.50. Abandoned signs shall not be considered a nonconforming sign.

23. Off-premises sign: A sign which directs attention to a business, profession, product, activity or service which is not conducted, sold or offered on the premises where the sign is located as listed on the business license.

24. On-premises directional sign: A sign directing pedestrian or vehicular traffic to parking, entrances, exits, service areas, or other on-site locations.

25. Pennants or streamers: Long tapering flags or strips of material used to attract attention to a business, place, or area.

26. Political sign: A sign identifying or expressing a political candidate or viewpoint on public issues decided by ballot.

27. Portable sign: A sign, excluding sandwich-board signs, that is capable of being moved easily and not permanently affixed to the ground, a structure, or a building.

28. Projecting sign: A sign other than a wall sign that extends horizontally from and is supported by a wall of a building or structure.

29. Readerboard: A sign face consisting of tracks to hold readily changeable letters allowing frequent changes of copy. A readerboard shall be considered a wall sign.

30. Real estate sign: A sign that advertises the real estate on which it is located for rent, lease, or sale.

31. Roof sign: A sign painted, erected or constructed wholly upon or over the roof of any building and supported on the roof structure; however, a sign located on a roof or a marquee shall be regarded as a projecting or freestanding sign.

32. Sandwich-board sign: A sign no more than forty-two inches in height and thirty inches in width and weighted to prevent it from tipping over.

33. Suspended sign: A sign which hangs below the permanent overhang, marquee or canopy extending over public or private sidewalks or rights-of-way.

34. Temporary sign: A sign, banner, pennant, valance, or advertising display constructed of cloth, paper, canvas, cardboard, or other light nondurable materials intended to be displayed for no more than thirty days per calendar year. Types of signs included in this category include but are not limited to: grand opening, special sales, special events, and garage sale signs.

35. Time and temperature: That portion of a sign intended to display only the time of day and current temperature.

36. Wall graphic: A wall design in which color and form are part of an overall design on the building.

37. Wall sign: A sign painted, attached to or erected against and parallel to the wall plane of a building or structure. A wall sign shall be confined within the limits of said wall and shall not extend more than twelve inches from the face of the wall. Awning signs shall be considered wall signs for the purposes of this code.

38. Window sign: A sign located on the interior of a window within one foot of the glass or located on the exterior of a window.

Sign code: Chapter 20.50.

Sign height: The vertical distance measured from the grade below the sign to the highest point of the sign.

Small cell wireless facility: A wireless communications facility where each antenna is located inside an enclosure of no more than three cubic feet in volume, or, in the case of an antenna that has exposed elements, the antenna and all of its exposed elements could fit within an imaginary enclosure of no more than three cubic feet; and primary equipment enclosures are not larger than seventeen cubic feet in volume. The following associated equipment may be located outside of the primary equipment enclosure and, if so located, is not included in the calculation of equipment volume: electric meter, concealment, telecommunications demarcation box, ground-based enclosure, backup power systems, grounding equipment, power transfer switch, and cut-off switch.

Specified anatomical areas:

1. Less than completely and/or opaquely covered human genitals, pubic region, buttocks, or female breast below the point immediately above the top of the areola; or

2. Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if completely or opaquely covered.

Specified sexual activities:

1. The fondling or other intentional touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttocks, anus or female breasts; or

2. Sex acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated, including intercourse, oral copulation, or sodomy; or

3. Masturbation, actual or simulated; or

4. Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation, arousal or tumescence; or

5. Excretory functions as part of or in connection with any of the activities set forth in this definition.

Stable, private: A detached accessory building for the keeping of horses owned by the occupants of the premises and not kept for hire or sale.

Stable, public: A stable other than a private stable.

Storage – Dangerous waste: "Storage" means the holding of dangerous waste for a temporary period. Accumulation of dangerous waste by the generator on the site of generation is not storage as long as the generator complies with the applicable requirements of WAC 173-303-200 and 173-303-201.

Story: That portion of a building between the surface of any habitable floor and the surface of the floor next above it, or if there is not floor above, then the space between the floor and ceiling next above it.

Street: A public thoroughfare affording a principal means of access to abutting property.

Street, line: The boundary line between street and abutting property.

Street, side: A street which bounds a corner lot and which extends in the same general direction of the line determining the depth of the lot.

Structural alterations: Any change in the supporting members of a building such as bearing walls, columns, beams, floor or roof joists, or changes in roof or exterior lines.

Structure: Anything constructed or erected which requires location on the ground but not including fences or freestanding walls less than six feet high.

Subdivision: The division or redivision of land into five or more lots, tracts, parcels, sites, or divisions for the purpose of sale, lease, or transfer of ownership.

Subdivision Code: Title 19.

Surface impoundment: A facility or part of a facility which is a natural topographic depression, manmade excavation, or diked area formed primarily of earthen materials (although it may be lined with manmade materials), and which is designed to hold an accumulation of liquid dangerous wastes or dangerous wastes containing free liquids. This term includes holding, storage, settling and aeration pits, ponds or lagoons (WAC 173-303-404).

Temporary use: A use established for a period of one hundred eighty calendar days or when the need for the use has ceased, whichever is shorter. Temporary uses do not involve the construction or alteration of a permanent structure.

Treatment: The physical, chemical or biological processing of dangerous waste to make such wastes nondangerous or less dangerous, safer for transport, amenable for energy or material resource recovery, amenable for storage or reduced in volume.

Urban growth area: Those areas designated by the county where urban growth will be supported by public facilities and services, as established by RCW 36.70A.110.

Use: The purpose for which land or a building is designed, arranged or intended, or for which it is occupied or maintained, let or leased.

Use or building, principal: The primary use of the lot upon which the use or building is located.

Use or structure, accessory: A use or structure customarily incidental to a permitted principal use or building and located on the same lot with the principal use or building.

Utilities, major: Generating plants (except nuclear and photovoltaic), switching stations, water or wastewater treatment plants, or electrical substations, and other comparable infrastructure. The phrase "major utility" does not include utility or communications uses that are more specifically defined as utility, minor or essential utilities.

Utilities, minor: Water booster stations, wastewater lift stations, electrical distribution substations, gas regulator substations, solar fields, and other comparable infrastructure used in the provision or distribution of utility service.

Vehicle wrecker: A person, firm, partnership, association or corporation defined in Chapter 46.80 RCW engaged in the business of buying, selling, or dealing in vehicles for the purpose of wrecking, dismantling, disassembling, or substantially changing the form of a vehicle.

Vehicle wrecking yard: An area used by a vehicle wrecker for the furtherance of those activities licensed pursuant to Chapter 46.80 RCW.

Vision-obscuring fences and hedges: Solid or partially open fences and hedges which obscure the vision.

Wall plane: That portion of a building face which is contained on one general plane. If there is a shift in the facade forward or back, a new plane is created. A single wall plane may contain windows and doors.

Waste pile: Any noncontainerized accumulation of solid, nonflowing waste that is used for treatment or storage (WAC 173-303-040).

Waste transfer station: The use of land or a facility, regardless of name or title, to unload solid waste from vehicles, and, with or without intermediate processing such as compaction, sorting, or shredding, subsequently reload the waste onto other vehicles for delivery to another transfer site, storage site, or disposal site. In addition to transferring solid waste, a waste transfer station may also include facilities for drop-off of recyclable materials (e.g., waste paper, motor oil, scrap metal, polystyrene foam, porcelain, batteries, electronic components, textiles, plastics, discarded clothing or shoes, cardboard, and other discarded household materials), where the materials are sorted, temporarily stored, and then shipped in bulk to other locations for processing.

Wellhead protection area: The surface and subsurface area surrounding a well or well field for a distance of one hundred feet, supplying a public water system, through which contaminants are reasonably likely to move toward and reach such water well or well field.

Wetland or wetlands: Areas that are inundated or saturated by surface water or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas. Wetlands do not include those artificial wetlands intentionally created from non-wetland sites, including, but not limited to, irrigation and drainage ditches, grass-lined swales, canals, detention facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, farm ponds, and landscape amenities, or those wetlands created after July 1, 1990, that were unintentionally created as a result of the construction of a road, street, or highway. Wetlands may include those artificial wetlands intentionally created from non-wetland areas created to mitigate conversion of wetlands (RCW 36.70A.030).

Workshop: A facility wherein goods are produced or repaired by hand, using hand tools or small-scale equipment, including activities such as repairing small engines, making, restoring, and upholstering furniture, restoring motorcycles, creating art work such as paintings and sculptures, ceramics, and other similar activities, wherein noise, odor, smoke, heat, glare, or vibration produced by such activities are confined within the building.

WSDOT: Washington State Department of Transportation.

WSDOT Standard Specifications: Washington State Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge and Municipal Construction.

Yard: An open space, other than a court, on a lot, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward. In measuring a yard, the line of a principal building means a line parallel to the nearest lot line drawn through the point of a building or the point of a building group nearest to such lot line, except as otherwise provided in Chapter 20.44, and the measurement shall be taken from the line of the building to the nearest lot line. Attached and covered porches, carports, and the like shall be considered part of the principal building.

Yard, front: A yard extending across the full width of the lot, the depth of which yard is the minimum horizontal distance between the front lot line and a line parallel thereto on the lot drawn through the nearest point of the principal building; provided, that when a future street right-of-way has been established by the adoption of an official plan, the front yard shall be measured from the right-of-way line.

Yard, rear: A yard extending across the full width of the lot between the rear lot line and the nearest line of the principal building.

Yard, side: A yard between the side lot line and the nearest line of the principal building, extending from the front yard or front lot line where no front yard is required, to the rear yard or rear lot line where no rear yard is required.

Zone: A portion of the City designated on the Quincy zoning map as one of the categories listed and described in Chapter 20.06 for the purpose of promoting sound and orderly development of land compatible with surroundings and in accordance with the comprehensive plan.

Zoning Code: Title 20. (Ord 20-553 §1 (Ex A); Ord 19-538 §24 (Ex A); Ord 09-262 §8 (Ex B); Ord 08-234 §3, §7 (Ex A); Ord 07-216 §4; Ord 07-201, §2 (Ex B); Ord 06-176 (Ex B); Ord 05-157 §1; Ord 03-120 §§1, 2; Ord 01-86 §3 (Ex A))