Chapter 21.26


21.26.010    Special district overlay – Tourist District.

21.26.010 Special district overlay – Tourist District.

(1) The purpose of the Tourist District Overlay is to provide for tourist-oriented retail and commercial uses in the Sammamish Valley. These uses are additional to the uses permitted in the underlying zoning, are visually compatible with surrounding uses, complement the agricultural and recreational activities in the valley, and are planned and conducted in an environmentally sensitive manner. Permitted uses in the Tourist District Overlay and development standards are established to ensure that uses and development within the overlay area fit harmoniously and compatibly and inappropriate intrusion is minimized.

(2) The following additional uses are permitted in the Tourist District Overlay:

(a) Wineries, breweries and distilleries (NAICS 312), and those uses customarily associated with wineries, breweries, and distilleries including administrative offices, grounds maintenance, gardens, parking, visitor services, retail outlets primarily for products produced on site, public concert and theatrical events, restaurants, as well as beer and wine tasting events and facilities;

(b) Manufacture of arts and crafts; provided, that at least 10 percent of floor area is devoted to retail;

(c) Manufacture of bakery (NAICS 311811), confectionery (NAICS 722213), and other specialty food and kindred products; provided, that at least 10 percent of the products manufactured on site must be sold on site;

(d) Tourist-related retail and commercial uses: bike shops, delicatessens, art/Northwest craft shops, and food stores limited to NAICS 4452;

(e) Theaters, museums, and outdoor performance centers, provided:

(i) Movie theaters with more than one screen and drive-in theaters are prohibited;

(f) Lodging facilities, including bed and breakfast guest houses, lodges, inns, youth hostels, and campgrounds, except hotels/motels located in the Tourist Business Zone, provided:

(i) The number of rooms is limited to 24 per acre;

(ii) Minimum landscaping coverage shall be 45 percent of the site;

(iii) The height is limited to 35 feet, not exceeding three stories; and

(iv) The style of the structure shall:

(A) Fit one of the following styles: country inn, bed and breakfast, Victorian, woodland lodge, or other style defined in the Tourist District Master Plan and approved by the Planning Commission Design Review Subcommittee;

(B) Be compatible with existing development; and

(C) Meet the criteria as listed in the Tourist District Master Plan;

(g) Conference centers; provided, that:

(i) The design and scope of the project fit in with the intent of the Tourist District and are compatible with surrounding development; and

(ii) The design meets the criteria of the Tourist District Master Plan;

(h) Passenger train stations;

(i) Parks, trails and recreation services providing rental of bicycles, roller skates or blades, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and flotation devices;

(j) Restaurants, except drive-through facilities;

(k) Antique stores and bookstores;

(l) Art dealers and galleries (retail);

(m) River-related uses and accessories, such as small-boat rentals or steamboat quays/docking;

(n) Accessory uses incidental to or dependent upon permitted uses; and

(o) Uses similar to those listed above which the Development Services Director determines are consistent with the purposes of the Tourist District Master Plan.

(3) Existing manufacturing businesses in existence prior to January 1, 2010, shall continue to be permitted as an outright use. No provisions in subsection (4) of this section shall be construed to require an existing business to comply with the stated requirements. However, this status does not run with the property, and once the existing business ceases to exist, this status is removed. A new business moving into an existing building shall comply with the requirements in subsection (4) of this section.

(4) New manufacturing uses or businesses that are permitted in the underlying zoning are allowed in the Tourist District, except that:

(a) No primary manufacturing, including smelting or refining, as defined in the NAICS Manual, is allowed;

(b) All manufacturing activities must take place indoors;

(c) No ongoing outdoor storage of machinery, raw materials, or finished products is permitted in excess of 60 days without proper and complete screening from public view;

(d) Noxious and persistent odors must be minimized to the greatest extent available and feasible; and

(e) Repetitive noise that is attributable to manufacturing must be minimized between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

(5) The following development criteria shall apply to development proposals within the Tourist District Overlay:

(a) Building architecture including design, materials, bulk and scale shall be compatible with the recreational, agricultural, and tourist character of surrounding uses and consistent with the purposes of Tourist District Master Plan;

(b) Site and landscape design shall facilitate pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic flow between major project phases and individual developments and any adjacent tourist-related uses;

(c) Site design shall minimize connections to the Woodinville-Redmond Road (SR 202) through use of shared driveways;

(d) All development is subject to the City of Woodinville’s Design Guidelines and Standards, except that:

(i) Developments shall provide a 10-foot width of pedestrian-oriented space as defined in WMC 21.40.380 or provide 10 feet of Type III landscaping; and

(ii) A 10-foot sidewalk/bike path shall be provided; and

(e) All development with frontage on SR 202 is subject to the City’s Design Guidelines and Standards for pedestrian-oriented streets.

(6) The following development standards and requirements shall apply to all new development or redevelopment and all property under common ownership located within the Tourist District Overlay:

(a) All uses except for accessory uses shall be conducted inside an entirely enclosed building; provided, that uses that are not contained in the enclosed building shall be treated architecturally to minimize visual impact;

(b) The height of each building and accessory structures shall not exceed 45 feet from the existing grade, provided height may be increased when the increase is for architectural or functional features integral to the design or use of the structure and is consistent with the purpose of the Tourist District Overlay, subject to approval by the Development Services Director. Said architectural or functional features shall be limited to penthouses or roof structures for housing of elevators, stairways, tanks, ventilating fans or similar equipment required to operate and maintain the building; fire or parapet walls, skylights, towers, flagpoles, chimneys, smokestacks, church steeples and belfries, wireless mast, utility line towers and poles, windmills, food silos and barns, and similar structures required for the use of the building;

(c) All loading and service areas shall be screened so that they are not visible from public roads and trails by berms, Type I landscaping and/or architectural features;

(d) All buildings shall maintain a 20-foot landscaped setback from residentially zoned or developed areas, unless it can be shown that 20 feet of permanent landscaped buffer exists between structures;

(e) All buildings shall maintain a five-foot-wide landscaped setback from interior property lines abutting nonresidentially zoned areas;

(f) All buildings shall maintain a 100-foot landscaped setback from the Sammamish River;

(g) Trails shall either be provided or land for trails dedicated along the Sammamish River;

(h) The site coverage standards set forth in Chapter 21.22 WMC are modified as follows:

(i) Minimum landscaping coverage shall be 15 percent devoted to open space. Open space may include all required landscaping, and any unbuildable environmentally sensitive areas and their associated buffers;

(ii) Trails may be provided in the area dedicated to open space; and

(iii) When a subdivision or a binding site plan is proposed for a unified site, the site coverage standards apply to the total unified site and not each proposed lot;

(i) Landscaping shall meet the standards set forth in the City’s Design Guidelines and Standards; provided, that:

(i) An overall landscaping plan for each development phase shall be approved by the Development Services Director prior to the issuance of any site development, grading, or building permits;

(ii) Either 10 feet of street front landscaping or 10 feet of pedestrian-oriented space shall be provided;

(iii) Landscaping shall be included along interior lot lines in a commercial, office, or industrial development as follows:

(A) A 20-foot width of Type I abutting residentially developed property or undeveloped residentially zoned property;

(B) A 10-foot width of Type I abutting property developed public recreational;

(C) A 10-foot width of Type I abutting property designated as permanent open space; or

(D) Five feet of Type II abutting commercially or industrially zoned or developed areas;

(iv) Type IV landscaping shall be provided within all surface parking lots as follows:

(A) Fifteen percent of the parking area, excluding required perimeter landscaping, shall be landscaped in parking lots with more than 30 parking stalls;

(B) At least one tree for every four parking stalls shall be provided, to be reasonably distributed throughout the parking lot; and

(C) No parking shall be more than 40 feet from some landscaping;

(v) Notable trees identified in the Tree Board or Public Spaces Commission inventory shall be retained as set forth in Chapter 21.50 WMC;

(j) Refuse collection/recycling areas and loading or delivery areas shall meet the requirements of WMC 21.30.020(4) and shall be located at least 20 feet from residential areas, tourist-related uses, or trails and screened with Type I landscaping;

(k) Sign standards for the Tourist District are set forth in Chapter 21.35 WMC;

(l) All rooftop mechanical equipment shall be screened architecturally to minimize its visual impact; provided, that the screen is as high as the equipment.

(7) All development in the Tourist District shall be subject to design review, provided design review shall be performed considering the following factors:

(a) These regulations;

(b) The City’s design standards;

(c) The design is consistent with any existing development on the site; and

(d) The Tourist District Master Plan.

(8) Street frontage standards shall adhere to the following:

(a) Landscaping and open space shall conform to subsection (6)(i) of this section;

(b) Standard sidewalks and bike paths shall be provided; however, a 10-foot combined sidewalk/bike path made of asphalt may be provided in lieu of standard sidewalks and bike paths;

(c) The sidewalk or the combined sidewalk/bike path shall be separated from vehicle lanes by a minimum five-foot landscaped strip;

(d) The sidewalk or the combined sidewalk/bike path may meander onto private property with a public access easement; and

(e) Street trees shall be planted in the landscaping strip 25 feet on center utilizing one of the species of street tree selected from the Tree Board or Public Spaces Commission recommended Tree Species List, and approved by the City Tree Official.

(9) Special events and outdoor performances shall comply with the temporary use permits sections of Chapter 21.36 WMC and the following:

(a) All needed parking will be accommodated on site by a combination of permanent and temporary facilities or on other private sites with appropriate written consent;

(b) An event management plan covering sanitation, crowd control, traffic parking and emergency services shall be filed with the Public Works Director; and

(c) Chapter 8.08 WMC, Noise Regulation. (Ord. 675 § 14, 2018; Ord. 634 §§ 30, 31, 2016; Ord. 611 § 8 (Att. A), 2016)