Chapter 21A.20
PERMITTED USES Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

Sections:

21A.20.010    Establishment of uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.20.020    Interpretation of land use tables. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.20.030    Residential land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.20.040    Recreational/cultural land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.20.050    General services land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.20.060    Government/business services land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.20.070    Retail land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.20.080    Manufacturing land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.20.090    Resource land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.20.100    Regional land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

21A.20.010 Establishment of uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

The use of a property is defined by the activity for which the building or lot is intended, designed, arranged, occupied, or maintained. The use is considered permanently established when that use will be or has been in continuous operation for a period exceeding 60 days. A use that will operate for less than 60 days is considered a temporary use, and subject to the requirements of Chapter 21A.70 SMC. All applicable requirements of this code, or other applicable state or federal requirements, shall govern a use located in the City of Sammamish. (Ord. O2016-406 § 3 (Att. C); Ord. O2003-132 § 11)

21A.20.020 Interpretation of land use tables. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

(1) The land use tables in this chapter determine whether a specific use is allowed in a zone district. The zone district is located on the vertical column and the specific use is located on the horizontal row of these tables.

(2) If an “X” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is not allowed in that district, except for certain temporary uses.

(3) If the letter “P” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is allowed in that district subject to the review procedures specified in Chapter 21A.100 SMC and the general requirements of the code.

(4) If the letter “C” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is allowed subject to the conditional use review procedures specified in Chapter 21A.100 SMC and the general requirements of the code.

(5) If the letter “S” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the regional use is permitted subject to the special use permit review procedures specified in Chapter 21A.100 SMC and the general requirements of the code.

(6) If a number appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use may be allowed subject to the appropriate review process indicated above, the general requirements of the code and the specific conditions indicated in the development condition with the corresponding number immediately following the land use table.

(7) If more than one letter-number combination appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is allowed in that zone subject to different sets of limitation or conditions depending on the review process indicated by the letter, the general requirements of the code and the specific conditions indicated in the development condition with the corresponding number immediately following the table.

(8) All applicable requirements shall govern a use whether or not they are cross-referenced in a section. (Ord. O2016-406 § 3 (Att. C); Ord. O2003-132 § 11)

21A.20.030 Residential land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

A. Table of Residential Land Uses.

KEY

P – Permitted Use

C – Conditional Use

S – Special Use

X – Prohibited Use

 

 

ZONE

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

 

 

Urban Residential

Neighborhood Business

Community Business

Office

SIC#

SPECIFIC LAND USE

R-1 – R-8

R-12 – R-18

NB

CB

O

 

DWELLING UNITS, TYPES:

 

 

 

 

 

*

Single detached

P

C9

P

C9

X

X

X

*

Townhouse

P10

P

P2

P2

P2

*

Apartment

P3

P

P2

P2

P2

*

Mobile home park

C6

P

X

X

X

*

Duplexes(17)

P16

P

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP RESIDENCES:

 

 

 

 

 

*

Community residential facility-I

C

P

P2

P2

P2

*

Community residential facility-II

X

X

P2

P2

P2

*

Dormitory

C4

P

X

X

X

*

Senior citizen assisted housing

X

P

P2

P2

P2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCESSORY USES:

 

 

 

 

 

*

Residential accessory uses

P5

P5

X

X

X

*

Home business Type 1

P

P

P

P

P

*

Home business Type 2

C

C

C

C

C

*

EV charging station(11, 12)

P13

P13

P

P

P

*

Rapid charging station(14)

P15

P15

P

P

P

*

Cooperative(18)

X

X

X

X

X

*

Collective garden(18)

X

X

X

X

X

*

TEMPORARY LODGING:

 

 

 

 

 

7011

Hotel/motel (1)

X

X

X

P

P

*

Bed and breakfast guesthouse

P7

P7

P7

P8

X

7041

Organization hotel/lodging houses

X

X

X

X

X

B. Development Conditions.

1. Except bed and breakfast guesthouses.

2. Only as part of a mixed use development subject to the conditions of Chapter 21A.30 SMC, stand-alone townhouse developments are permitted subject to the provisions of SMC 21A.25.040, 21A.30.020, 21A.30.040 and 21A.30.140.

3. Only in a building listed on the National Register as an historic site or designated as a landmark subject to the provisions of Chapter 21A.70 SMC.

4. Only as an accessory to a school, college/university, or church.

5. a. Accessory dwelling units:

(1) Only one accessory dwelling per primary single detached dwelling unit;

(2) Only in the same building as the primary dwelling unit when there is more than one primary dwelling on a lot;

(3) The primary dwelling unit or the accessory dwelling unit shall be owner occupied;

(4) The accessory dwelling units shall not exceed a floor area of 1,000 square feet when detached, except when one of the dwelling units is wholly contained within the existing residence then the floor area shall not exceed 50 percent of the floor area of the existing unit;

(5) When the primary and accessory dwelling units are located in the same building, only one entrance may be located on each street side of the building;

(6) The total number of occupants in both the primary residence and the accessory dwelling unit combined may not exceed the maximum number established by the definition of family in SMC 21A.15.450;

(7) Additions to an existing structure or the development of a newly constructed detached ADU shall be designed consistent with the existing facade, roof pitch, siding, and windows of the primary dwelling unit;

(8) No additional off-street parking space shall be required when the parcel contains four or more parking spaces;

(9) The accessory dwelling unit shall be converted to another permitted use or shall be removed if one of the dwelling units ceases to be owner occupied; and

(10) An applicant seeking to build an accessory dwelling unit shall file a notice approved by the department with the records and elections division that identifies the dwelling unit as accessory. The notice shall run with the land. The applicant shall submit proof that the notice was filed before the department shall approve any permit for the construction of the accessory dwelling unit. The required contents and form of the notice shall be set forth in administrative rules.

b. One single or twin engine, noncommercial aircraft shall be permitted only on lots that abut, or have a legal access that is not a City right-of-way, to a waterbody or landing field, provided:

(1) No aircraft sales, service, repair, charter, or rental; and

(2) No storage of aviation fuel except that contained in the tank or tanks of the aircraft.

6. Mobile home parks shall not be permitted in the R-1 zones.

7. Only as an accessory to the permanent residence of the operator, provided:

a. Serving meals to paying guests shall be limited to breakfast; and

b. The number of persons accommodated per night shall not exceed five, except that a structure which satisfies the standards of the Uniform Building Code as adopted by the City of Sammamish for R-1 occupancies may accommodate up to 10 persons per night.

8. Only when part of a mixed use development.

9. Required prior to approving more than one dwelling on individual lots, except on lots in subdivisions, short subdivisions, or binding site plans approved for multiple unit lots, and except as provided for accessory dwelling units in subsection (B)(5) of this section.

10. Only when done in accordance with the low impact development standards in SMC 21A.30.020 and Chapter 21A.85 SMC.

11. Level 1 and Level 2 charging only.

12. Level 1 and Level 2 charging are permitted in critical aquifer recharge areas and in other critical areas when serving an existing use.

13. Allowed only as accessory to a primary permitted use or permitted conditional use.

14. The term “rapid” is used interchangeably with “Level 3” and “fast charging.”

15. Only as an “electric vehicle charging station – restricted.”

16. Duplexes are allowed in R-4, R-6 and R-8 zones only. Duplexes must be new construction only; no additions to existing structures are allowed.

17. Duplexes only are subject to the design standards in SMC 21B.30.270 and are defined in SMC 21B.15.160. Affordable duplex units that meet the provisions of SMC 21B.75.050 and 21B.75.060 shall be counted as one-half of a dwelling unit for the purpose of calculating density. Units in duplexes on the corners of rights-of-way shall be counted as one-half a dwelling unit for the purpose of calculating density. The entrances to the duplex dwelling units on corners shall be located with only one entrance facing on each street side of the building.

18. All marijuana related uses both medical and recreational, including marijuana collective gardens, marijuana cooperatives, marijuana producers, marijuana processors, marijuana distributors, and marijuana retailers, are prohibited in all zones in the City of Sammamish. (Ord. O2016-406 § 3 (Att. C); Ord. O2012-327 § 1 (Att. A); Ord. O2011-316 § 1 (Att. A); Ord. O2011-300 § 1 (Att. A); Ord. O2009-249 § 1; Ord. O2003-132 § 11)

21A.20.040 Recreational/cultural land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

A. Table of Recreational/Cultural Land Uses.

KEY

P – Permitted Use

C – Conditional Use

S – Special Use

X – Prohibited Use

 

 

ZONE

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

 

 

Urban Residential

Neighborhood Business

Community Business

Office

SIC#

SPECIFIC LAND USE

R-1 – R-8

R-12 – R-18

NB

CB

O

 

PARK/RECREATION:

 

 

 

 

 

*

Park

P1

P1, P10

P

P

P

*

Trails

P

P

P

P

P

*

Marina

C2

C2

P4

P

P

*

Sports club (9)

C3

C3

C

P

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMUSEMENT/ENTERTAINMENT:

 

 

 

 

 

*

Theater

X

X

X

P5

P5

7833

Theater, drive-in

X

X

X

X

X

793

Bowling center

X

X

X

P

X

*

Golf facility

P6

P6

X

X

X

7999

Amusement and recreation services

P7

C

P7

C

X

P

X

*

Amusement arcades

X

X

X

P

X

 

CULTURAL:

 

 

 

 

 

823

Library

P8

C

P8

C

P

P

P

841

Museum

P8

C

P8

C

P

P

P

842

Arboretum

P

P

P

P

P

*

Conference center

P8

C

P8

C

P

X

P

B. Development Conditions.

1. The following conditions and limitations shall apply, where appropriate:

a. No stadiums on sites less than 10 acres;

b. Lighting for structures and fields shall be directed away from residential areas;

c. Setback requirements for structures in these on-site required recreation areas shall be maintained pursuant to SMC 21A.25.030. Buildings, service yards, swing sets, sandboxes, playhouses, other playground equipment, basketball hoops, tennis courts, camping tents, temporary tent structures used for functions and gathering, and dumpsters shall maintain a minimum distance of 20 feet from property lines adjoining residential zones R-1 to R-8.

2. Limited to day moorage. The marina shall not create a need for off-site public services beyond those already available prior to date of application.

3. Limited to recreation facilities subject to the following conditions and limitations:

a. The bulk and scale shall be compatible with residential or rural character of the area;

b. For sports clubs, the gross floor area shall not exceed 10,000 square feet unless the building is on the same site or adjacent to a site where a public facility is located or unless the building is a nonprofit facility located in the urban area; and

c. Use is limited to residents of a specified residential development or to sports clubs providing supervised instructional or athletic programs.

4. Limited to day moorage.

5. Adult use facilities shall be prohibited within 660 feet of any residential zones, any other adult use facility, or school licensed daycare centers, parks, community centers, public libraries or churches which conduct religious or educational classes for minors.

6. Clubhouses, maintenance buildings and equipment storage areas, and driving range tees shall be at least 50 feet from residential property lines. Lighting for practice greens and driving range ball impact areas shall be directed away from adjoining residential zones.

7. Limited to a golf driving range as an accessory to golf courses.

8. Only as accessory to a park or in a building listed on the National Register as an historic site or designated as a landmark subject to the provisions of Chapter 21A.70 SMC.

9. Only for stand-alone sports clubs that are not part of a park.

10. Park structures shall maintain a minimum distance of 10 feet from property lines adjoining multifamily zones R-12 and R-18. (Ord. O2016-406 § 3 (Att. C); Ord. O2010-279 § 1 (Att. A); Ord. O2005-171 § 2; Ord. O2003-132 § 11)

21A.20.050 General services land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

A. Table of General Services Land Uses.

KEY

P – Permitted Use

C – Conditional Use

S – Special Use

X – Prohibited Use

 

 

ZONE

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

 

 

Urban Residential

Neighborhood Business

Community Business

Office

SIC#

SPECIFIC LAND USE

R-1 – R-8

R-12 – R-18

NB

CB

O

 

PERSONAL SERVICES:

 

 

 

 

 

72

General personal service

X

X

P

P

P3

7216

Drycleaning plants

X

X

X

X

X

7261

Funeral home/crematory

C4

C4

X

P

X

*

Cemetery, columbarium or mausoleum

P20

C5

P20

C5

P20

P20

P20

*

Daycare I

P6

P

P

P

P7

*

Daycare II

P8

C

P8

C

P

P

P7

074

Veterinary clinic

X

X

P9

P9

X

753

Automotive repair(1)

X

X

P10

P

X

754

Automotive service

X

X

P10

P

X

76

Miscellaneous repair

X

X

X

P

X

*

Battery exchange station

X

X

P10

P10

X

866

Churches, synagogue, temple

P11

C

P11

C

P

P

P

83

Social services(2)

P11

C12

P11

C12

P12

P

P

*

Stable

P13

C

X

X

X

X

*

Kennel or cattery

X

X

X

C

X

*

Theater production services

X

X

X

P24

X

*

Artist studios

P22

P22

P

P

P23

*

Interim recycling facility

P17

P17

P18

P18

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH SERVICES:

 

 

 

 

 

801 – 04

Office/outpatient clinic

P11

C12

P11

C12

P

P

P

805

Nursing and personal care facilities

X

C

X

P

X

806

Hospital

C12

C12

X

P

C

807

Medical/dental lab

X

X

X

P

P

808 – 09

Miscellaneous health

X

X

X

P

P

*

Marijuana producer(25)

X

X

X

X

X

*

Marijuana processor(25)

X

X

X

X

X

*

Marijuana retailer(25)

X

X

X

X

X

*

Cooperative(25)

X

X

X

X

X

*

Collective garden(25)

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION SERVICES:

 

 

 

 

 

*

Elementary school

P

P

X

X

X

*

Middle/junior high school

P

P

X

X

X

*

Secondary or high school

P21

P21

X

X

X

*

Vocational school

P12

C

P12

C

X

C

P14

*

Specialized instruction school

P15

C16

P15

C16

P

P

P14

*

School district support facility

P19

C

P19

C

C

P

P

B. Development Conditions.

1. Except SIC Industry No. 7534, Tire retreading, see manufacturing permitted use table.

2. Except SIC Industry Group Nos.:

a. 835 – Daycare services; and

b. 836 – Residential care, which is otherwise provided for on the residential permitted land use table.

3. Limited to SIC Industry Group and Industry Nos.:

a. 723 – Beauty shops;

b. 724 – Barber shops;

c. 725 – Shoe repair shops and shoeshine parlors;

d. 7212 – Garment pressing and agents for laundries and drycleaners;

e. 217 – Carpet and upholstery cleaning.

4. Only as an accessory to a cemetery.

5. Structures shall maintain a minimum distance of 100 feet from property lines adjoining residential zones.

6. Only as an accessory to residential use, provided:

a. Outdoor play areas shall be completely enclosed by a solid wall or fence, with no openings except for gates, and have a minimum height of six feet; and

b. Outdoor play equipment shall maintain a minimum distance of 20 feet from property lines adjoining residential zones.

7. Permitted as an accessory use, see commercial/industrial accessory, SMC 21A.20.060 (A).

8. Only as a re-use of a public school facility subject to the provisions of Chapter 21A.70 SMC, or an accessory use to a school, church, park, sport club or public housing administered by a public agency, provided:

a. Outdoor play areas shall be completely enclosed by a solid wall or fence, with no openings except for gates and have a minimum height of six feet;

b. Outdoor play equipment shall maintain a minimum distance of 20 feet from property lines adjoining residential zones;

c. Direct access to a developed arterial street shall be required in any residential zone; and

d. Hours of operation may be restricted to assure compatibility with surrounding development.

9. a. No burning of refuse or dead animals is allowed;

b. The portion of the building or structure in which animals are kept or treated shall be soundproofed. All run areas, excluding confinement areas for livestock, shall be surrounded by an eight-foot solid wall and surfaced with concrete or other impervious material; and

c. The provisions of Chapter 21A.65 SMC relative to animal keeping are met.

10. The repair work, battery exchange station work, or service shall only be performed in an enclosed building, and no outdoor storage of materials. SIC Industry No. 7532, Top, body, and upholstery repair shops and paint shops, is not allowed.

11. Only as a re-use of a public school facility subject to the provisions of Chapter 21A.70 SMC.

12. Only as a re-use of a surplus nonresidential facility subject to Chapter 21A.70 SMC.

13. Covered riding arenas are subject to the provisions of Chapter 21A.65 SMC and shall not exceed 20,000 square feet; provided, that stabling areas, whether attached or detached, shall not be counted in this calculation.

14. All instruction must be within an enclosed structure.

15. Only as an accessory to residential use, provided:

a. Students are limited to 12 per one-hour session;

b. All instruction must be within an enclosed structure; and

c. Structures used for the school shall maintain a distance of 25 feet from property lines adjoining residential zones.

16. Subject to the following:

a. Structures used for the school and accessory uses shall maintain a minimum distance of 25 feet from property lines adjoining residential zones;

b. On lots over two and one-half acres:

(1) Retail sales of items related to the instructional courses are permitted, provided total floor area for retail sales is limited to 2,000 square feet;

(2) Sales of food prepared in the instructional courses are permitted, provided total floor area for food sales is limited to 1,000 square feet and is located in the same structure as the school; and

(3) Other incidental student-supporting uses are allowed, provided such uses are found to be both compatible with and incidental to the principal use; and

c. On sites over 10 acres, and zoned R-1 and/or R-4:

(1) Retail sales of items related to the instructional courses are permitted, provided total floor area for retail sales is limited to 2,000 square feet;

(2) Sales of food prepared in the instructional courses are permitted, provided total floor area for food sales is limited to 1,750 square feet and is located in the same structure as the school;

(3) Other incidental student-supporting uses are allowed, provided such uses are found to be functionally related, subordinate, compatible with and incidental to the principal use;

(4) The use is integrated with allowable agricultural uses on the site;

(5) Advertised special events shall comply with the temporary use requirements of this chapter; and

(6) Existing structures that are damaged or destroyed by fire or natural event, if damaged by more than 50 percent of their prior value, may reconstruct and expand an additional 65 percent of the original floor area but need not be approved as a conditional use if their use otherwise complies with the standards set forth in development condition (B)(16)(c) of this section and the requirements of this title.

17. Limited to drop box facilities accessory to a public or community use such as a school, fire station or community center.

18. With the exception of drop box facilities for the collection and temporary storage of recyclable materials, all processing and storage of material shall be within enclosed buildings. Yard waste processing is not permitted.

19. Only when adjacent to an existing or proposed school.

20. Limited to columbariums accessory to a church; provided, that required landscaping and parking are not reduced.

21. a. New high schools shall be permitted in urban residential zones subject to the review process set forth in Chapter 21A.100 SMC; and

b. Renovation, expansion, modernization, or reconstruction of a school, or the addition of relocatable facilities, is permitted.

22. Only as a re-use of a surplus nonresidential facility subject to Chapter 21A.70 SMC or as a joint use of an existing public school facility.

23. All studio use must be within an enclosed structure.

24. Adult use facilities shall be prohibited within 660 feet of any residential zones, any other adult use facility, or school licensed daycare centers, parks, community centers, public libraries or churches which conduct religious or educational classes for minors.

25. All marijuana related uses both medical and recreational, including marijuana collective gardens, marijuana cooperatives, marijuana producers, marijuana processors, marijuana distributors, and marijuana retailers, are prohibited in all zones in the City of Sammamish. (Ord. O2016-406 § 3 (Att. C); Ord. O2011-300 § 1 (Att. A); Ord. O2009-249 § 1; Ord. O2003-132 § 11)

21A.20.060 Government/business services land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

A. Table of Government/Business Service Land Uses.

KEY

P – Permitted Use

C – Conditional Use

S – Special Use

X – Prohibited Use

 

 

ZONE

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

 

 

Urban Residential

Neighborhood Business

Community Business

Office

SIC#

SPECIFIC LAND USE

R-1 – R-8

R-12 – R-18

NB

CB

O

 

GOVERNMENT SERVICES:

 

 

 

 

 

*

Public agency or utility yard(25)

C25

C25

P

P

P

*

Satellite public agency or utility yard

P26

C

P26

C

P

P

P

*

Public agency or utility office

P2, P27

C

P2, P27

C

P

P

P

*

Public agency archives

P27

P27

X

X

P

921

Court

P27

P27

P3

P3

P

9221

Police facility

P27

P27

P5

P

P

9224

Fire facility

C4

C4

P

P

P

*

Utility facility

P22

C21

P22

C21

P

P

P

*

Commuter parking lot

C

P14

C

P14

P

P

P

*

Private storm water management facility

P6

P6

P6

P6

P6

*

Vactor waste receiving facility

P13

P13

P23

P23

P23

*

Farmers’ market

P26, P27

P26, P27

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS SERVICES:

 

 

 

 

 

*

Construction and trade

X

X

X

X

P7

*

Individual transportation and taxi

X

X

X

P18

P8

421

Trucking and courier service

X

X

X

P9

P10

*

Self-service storage

X

C11

X

P

P

473

Freight and cargo service

X

X

X

X

P

472

Passenger transportation service

X

X

X

P

P

48

Communication offices

X

X

X

X

P

482

Telegraph and other communications

X

X

X

P

P

*

General business service

X

X

P

P

P

*

Professional office

X

P31

P

P

P

7312

Outdoor advertising service

X

X

X

X

P12

735

Miscellaneous equipment rental

X

X

X

P12

P12

751

Automotive rental and leasing

X

X

X

P

X

752

Automotive parking

X

X

P15

P15

P15

*

Off-street required parking lot

P24

P24

P24

P24

P24

7941

Professional sport teams/promoters

X

X

X

X

P

873

Research, development and testing

X

X

X

X

P1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCESSORY USES:

 

 

 

 

 

*

Commercial/industrial accessory uses

X

X

P16

P16

P

*

Helistop

C17

C17

C17

C17

C17

*

EV charging station(28, 29)

P

P

P

P

P

*

Rapid charging station(29, 30)

P

P

P

P

P

B. Development Conditions.

1. Except SIC Industry No. 8732, Commercial economic, sociological, and educational research, see general business service/office.

2. a. Only as a re-use of a public school facility or a surplus nonresidential facility subject to the provisions of Chapter 21A.70 SMC; or

b. Only when accessory to a fire facility and the office is no greater than 1,500 square feet of floor area.

3. Only as a re-use of a surplus nonresidential facility subject to Chapter 21A.70 SMC.

4. a. All buildings and structures shall maintain a minimum distance of 20 feet from property lines adjoining residential zones;

b. Any buildings from which fire-fighting equipment emerges onto a street shall maintain a distance of 35 feet from such street;

c. No outdoor storage.

5. Limited to “storefront” police offices. Such offices shall not have:

a. Holding cells;

b. Suspect interview rooms (except in the NB zone); or

c. Long-term storage of stolen properties.

6. Private storm water management facilities serving development proposals located on commercial zoned lands shall also be located on commercial lands, unless participating in an approved shared facility drainage plan. Such facilities serving development within an area designated “urban” in the King County comprehensive plan shall only be located in the urban area.

7. No outdoor storage of materials.

8. Limited to office uses.

9. Limited to self-service household moving truck or trailer rental accessory to a gasoline service station.

10. Limited to SIC Industry No. 4215, Courier services, except by air.

11. Accessory to an apartment development of at least 12 units, provided:

a. The gross floor area in self-service storage shall not exceed the total gross floor area of the apartment dwellings on the site;

b. All outdoor lights shall be deflected, shaded and focused away from all adjoining property;

c. The use of the facility shall be limited to dead storage of household goods;

d. No servicing or repair of motor vehicles, boats, trailers, lawn mowers or similar equipment;

e. No outdoor storage or storage of flammable liquids, highly combustible or explosive materials or hazardous chemicals;

f. No residential occupancy of the storage units;

g. No business activity other than the rental of storage units; and

h. A resident director shall be required on the site and shall be responsible for maintaining the operation of the facility in conformance with the conditions of approval.

12. No outdoor storage.

13. Only as an accessory use to a public agency or utility yard, or to a transfer station.

14. Limited to new commuter parking lots designed for 30 or fewer parking spaces or commuter parking lots located on existing parking lots for churches, schools, or other permitted nonresidential uses which have excess capacity available during commuting; provided, that the new or existing lot is adjacent to a designated arterial that has been improved to a standard acceptable to the Department of Transportation.

15. No tow-in lots for damaged, abandoned or otherwise impounded vehicles.

16. Storage limited to accessory storage of commodities sold at retail on the premises or materials used in the fabrication of commodities sold on the premises.

17. Limited to emergency medical evacuation sites in conjunction with police, fire or health service facilities.

18. Limited to private road ambulance services with no outside storage of vehicles.

19. Limited to two acres or less.

20. a. Utility yards only on sites with utility district offices; or

b. Public agency yards are limited to material storage for road maintenance facilities.

21. Limited to bulk gas storage tanks which pipe to individual residences but excluding liquefied natural gas storage tanks.

22. Excluding bulk gas storage tanks.

23. Vactor waste treatment, storage and disposal shall be limited to liquid materials. Materials shall be disposed of directly into a sewer system, or shall be stored in tanks (or other covered structures), as well as enclosed buildings.

24. Provided:

a. Off-street required parking for a land use located in the urban area must be located in the urban area;

b. Off-street required parking for a land use located in the rural area must be located in the rural area; and

c. Off-street required parking must be located on a lot which would permit, either outright or through a land use permit approval process, the land use the off-street parking will serve.

25. Prior to issuing the notice of decision, the applicant shall hold a second neighborhood meeting consistent with the provisions of SMC 20.05.035.

26. Accessory to an existing publicly owned and improved site, limited to parks and schools.

27. Accessory to an existing publicly owned and improved site, containing a school, City Hall, or civic center.

28. Level 1 and Level 2 charging are permitted in critical aquifer recharge areas and in other critical areas when serving an existing use.

29. Allowed only as accessory to a primary permitted use or permitted conditional use.

30. The term “rapid” is used interchangeably with “Level 3” and “fast charging.”

31. The professional office use and improvements shall be subject to the following limitations:

a. Only allowed within the Inglewood and Pine Lake Community Centers as designated by the Sammamish Comprehensive Plan;

b. The total floor area associated with the use shall not exceed 3,000 square feet;

c. The hours that the business is open to the public shall be limited to between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.;

d. The number of individual professional office spaces shall not exceed three per building; and

e. The individual professional office spaces shall be located on the ground floor of the building in which they are located. (Ord. O2016-406 § 3 (Att. C); Ord. O2011-300 § 1 (Att. A); Ord. O2011-299 § 1 (Att. A); Ord. O2010-279 § 1 (Att. A); Ord. O2005-170 § 1; Ord. O2003-132 § 11)

21A.20.070 Retail land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

A. Table of Retail Land Uses.

KEY

P – Permitted Use

C – Conditional Use

S – Special Use

X – Prohibited Use

 

 

ZONE

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

 

 

Urban Residential

Neighborhood Business

Community Business

Office

SIC#

SPECIFIC LAND USE

R-1 – R-8

R-12 – R-18

NB

CB

O

*

Building, hardware and garden materials

X

X

P1

P

X

*

Department and variety stores

X

X

P

P

C

54

Food stores

X

X

P

P

C

*

Agricultural product sales

P2

X

X

X

X

553

Auto supply stores

X

X

X

P4

X

554

Gasoline service stations

X

X

P

P

X

56

Apparel and accessory stores

X

X

X

P

X

*

Furniture and home furnishings stores

X

X

X

P

X

58

Eating and drinking places

X

X

P5

P

P

*

Drug stores

X

X

P

P

C

592

Liquor stores

X

X

X

P

X

593

Used goods: antiques/secondhand shops

X

X

X

P

X

*

Sporting goods and related stores

X

X

X

P

X

*

Book, stationery, video and art supply stores

X

X

P

P

C

*

Jewelry stores

X

X

X

P

X

*

Hobby, toy, game shops

X

X

P

P

X

*

Photographic and electronic shops

X

X

P

P

X

*

Fabric shops

X

X

X

P

X

598

Fuel dealers

X

X

X

C7

P

*

Florist shops

X

X

P

P

P

*

Personal medical supply stores

X

X

X

P

X

*

Pet shops

X

X

P

P

X

*

Bulk retail

X

X

X

P

X

*

Livestock sales

P8, P9

X

X

X

X

*

Marijuana retailer(10)

X

X

X

X

X

B. Development Conditions.

1. Only hardware and garden materials stores shall be permitted.

2. a. Except for hay sales, limited to products produced on site; and

b. Covered sales areas shall not exceed a total area of 500 square feet.

3. Limited to SIC Industry No. 5331, Variety stores, and further limited to a maximum of 2,000 square feet of gross floor area.

4. Only the sale of new or reconditioned automobile supplies is permitted.

5. Excluding SIC Industry No. 5813, Drinking places.

6. Adult use facilities shall be prohibited within 660 feet of any residential zones, any other adult use facility, school, licensed daycare centers, parks, community centers, public libraries, or churches which conduct religious or educational classes for minors.

7. No outside storage of fuel trucks and equipment.

8. Retail sale of livestock is permitted only as accessory to raising livestock.

9. Limited to the R-1 zone.

10. All marijuana related uses both medical and recreational, including marijuana collective gardens, marijuana cooperatives, marijuana producers, marijuana processors, marijuana distributors, and marijuana retailers, are prohibited in all zones in the City of Sammamish. (Ord. O2016-406 § 3 (Att. C); Ord. O2014-376 § 3 (Att. A); Ord. O2009-249 § 1; Ord. O2003-132 § 11)

21A.20.080 Manufacturing land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

A. Table of Manufacturing Land Uses.

KEY

P – Permitted Use

C – Conditional Use

S – Special Use

X – Prohibited Use

 

 

ZONE

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

 

 

Urban Residential

Neighborhood Business

Community Business

Office

SIC#

SPECIFIC LAND USE

R-1 – R-8

R-12 – R-18

NB

CB

O

27

Printing and publishing

X

X

P1

P1

P1

C

32

Stone, clay, glass and concrete products

X

X

X

P2

X

357

Computer and office equipment

X

X

X

X

C

38

Measuring and controlling instruments

X

X

X

X

C

*

Marijuana producer(3)

X

X

X

X

X

*

Marijuana processor(3)

X

X

X

X

X

*

Cooperative(3)

X

X

X

X

X

*

Collective garden(3)

X

X

X

X

X

B. Development Conditions.

1. Limited to photocopying and printing services offered to the general public.

2. Only within enclosed buildings, and as an accessory use to retail sales.

3. All marijuana related uses both medical and recreational, including marijuana collective gardens, marijuana cooperatives, marijuana producers, marijuana processors, marijuana distributors, and marijuana retailers, are prohibited in all zones in the City of Sammamish. (Ord. O2016-406 § 3 (Att. C); Ord. O2003-132 § 11)

21A.20.090 Resource land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

A. Table of Resource Land Uses.

KEY

P – Permitted Use

C – Conditional Use

S – Special Use

X – Prohibited Use

 

 

ZONE

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

 

 

Urban Residential

Neighborhood Business

Community Business

Office

SIC#

SPECIFIC LAND USE

R-1 – R-8

R-12 – R-18

NB

CB

O

 

AGRICULTURE:

 

 

 

 

 

01

Growing and harvesting crops

P

X

X

X

X

02

Raising livestock and small animals

P2

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORESTRY:

 

 

 

 

 

08

Growing and harvesting forest products

P

X

X

X

X

*

Forest research

X

X

X

X

P1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT:

 

 

 

 

 

0921

Hatchery/fish preserve

C

X

X

X

X

0273

Aquaculture

C

X

X

X

X

B. Development Conditions.

1. Only forest research conducted within an enclosed building.

2. Large livestock allowed only in the R1-8 zones. On parcels less than 2.00 acres the property must have an approved farm plan from the King County conservation district on file with the City. (Ord. O2016-406 § 3 (Att. C); Ord. O2009-249 § 1; Ord. O2003-132 § 11)

21A.20.100 Regional land uses. Repealed Ord. O2021-540 SeeTitle 21: Sammamish Development Code

A. Table of Regional Land Uses.

KEY

P – Permitted Use

C – Conditional Use

S – Special Use

X – Prohibited Use

 

 

ZONE

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

 

 

Urban Residential

Neighborhood Business

Community Business

Office

SIC#

SPECIFIC LAND USE

R-1 – R-8

R-12 – R-18

NB

CB

O

*

Jail

S

S

S

S

S

*

Work release facility

S

S

S

S

S

*

Public agency training facility

X

X

X

S1

S1

*

Hydroelectric generation facility

C9

S

X

X

X

X

*

Nonhydroelectric generation facility

C8

S

C8

S

C8

S

C8

S

C8

S

*

Wireless communication facility

Refer to SMC 21A.56.070 for wireless communication facility uses.

*

Earth station

C4a

S

C4a

S

P4b

C

P

P

13

Oil and gas extraction

S

S

S

S

S

*

Energy resource recovery facility

S

S

S

S

S

*

Landfill

S

S

S

S

S

*

Transfer station

S

S

S

S

X

*

Wastewater treatment facility

S

S

S

S

S

*

Municipal water production

S

S

S

S

S

*

Airport/heliport

S

S

S

S

S

*

Transit bus base

S

S

S

S

S

*

School bus base

C

P3

S

C3

S

S

S

S

7948

Racetrack

S5

S5

S5

S

S5

*

Fairground

X

X

X

S

X

8422

Zoo/wildlife exhibit

S

S

X

S

X

7941

Stadium/arena

X

X

X

X

X

8221 – 8222

College/university

P6

C7

S

P6

C7

S

P6

C7

S

P

P

B. Development Conditions.

1. Except weapons armories and outdoor shooting ranges.

2. Except outdoor shooting range.

3. Only in conjunction with an existing or proposed school.

4. a. Limited to no more than three satellite dish antennas.

b. Limited to one satellite dish antenna.

c. Limited to tower consolidations.

5. Except racing of motorized vehicles.

6. Only as a re-use of a public school facility subject to the provisions of Chapter 21A.70 SMC.

7. Only as a re-use of a surplus nonresidential facility subject to the provisions of Chapter 21A.70 SMC.

8. Limited to cogeneration facilities for on-site use only.

9. Limited to facilities that comply with the following provisions:

a. Any new diversion structure shall not:

(1) Exceed a height of eight feet as measured from the stream bed; or

(2) Impound more than three surface acres of water at the normal maximum surface level;

b. There shall be no active storage;

c. The maximum water surface area at any existing dam or diversion shall not be increased;

d. An exceedance flow of no greater than 50 percent in mainstream reach shall be maintained;

e. Any transmission line shall be limited to a:

(1) Right-of-way of five miles or less; and

(2) Capacity of 230 KV or less;

f. Any new, permanent access road shall be limited to five miles or less; and

g. The facility shall only be located above any portion of the stream used by anadromous fish. (Ord. O2021-528 § 6 (Att. E); Ord. O2016-406 § 3 (Att. C); Ord. O2003-132 § 11)