Chapter 21.45
RECREATION AND TRAIL CORRIDORS

Sections:

21.45.010    On-site recreation – Maintenance of recreation space or dedication.

21.45.020    On-site recreation – Fee in lieu of recreation space.

21.45.030    On-site recreation – Acceptance criteria for fee in lieu of recreation space.

21.45.040    On-site recreation – Determination of fee in lieu of space.

21.45.050    On-site recreation – Collection and expenditure of fee in lieu of space.

21.45.060    Trail corridors – Applicability.

21.45.070    Trail corridors – Design standards.

21.45.080    Trail corridors – Maintenance of trail corridors/improvements.

21.45.010 On-site recreation – Maintenance of recreation space or dedication.

(1) Unless the recreation space is dedicated to City of Woodinville pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, maintenance of any recreation space retained in private ownership shall be the responsibility of the owner(s) or other separate entity (homeowner’s association) capable of long-term maintenance and operation in a manner acceptable to the Parks and Recreation Director, provided:

(a) A provision for the maintenance of the recreation space must be provided in the covenants of the development, or in some other binding document; and

(b) Any recreation space not maintained to the City’s standards shall be maintained by the City at the homeowners’ expense.

(2) Recreation space may be dedicated as a public park when the following criteria are met:

(a) The dedicated land provides one or more of the following:

(i) Shoreline access,

(ii) Regional trail linkages,

(iii) Habitat linkages,

(iv) Recreation facilities, or

(v) Heritage sites.

(b) The entire dedicated area is located less than one mile from the project site. (Ord. 611 § 8 (Att. A), 2016)

21.45.020 On-site recreation – Fee in lieu of recreation space.

If on-site recreation space is not provided, the applicant shall pay a fee in lieu of actual recreation space. (Ord. 611 § 8 (Att. A), 2016)

21.45.030 On-site recreation – Acceptance criteria for fee in lieu of recreation space.

City of Woodinville acceptance of this payment is discretionary, and may be permitted if:

(1) The proposed on-site recreation space does not meet the criteria of WMC 21.45.010(2); or

(2) The recreation space provided within a public park in the vicinity will be of greater benefit to the prospective residents of the development.

In the case of either subsection (1) or (2) of this section, the fee must be approved by the Development Services Director. (Ord. 611 § 8 (Att. A), 2016)

21.45.040 On-site recreation – Determination of fee in lieu of space.

(1) Fees provided in lieu of on-site recreation space shall be determined annually by the Parks and Recreation Director on the basis of the typical market value of the recreation space prior to development.

(2) Any recreational space provided by the applicant shall be credited towards the required fees. (Ord. 611 § 8 (Att. A), 2016)

21.45.050 On-site recreation – Collection and expenditure of fee in lieu of space.

The fee in lieu of recreation space shall be:

(1) Paid to the City of Woodinville prior to issuance of building permits for all residential or mixed use development;

(2) Used by the City for the acquisition and improvement of City parks or public recreational facilities to serve the development; and

(3) Expended through the City Council’s capital budget and program appropriations. (Ord. 611 § 8 (Att. A), 2016)

21.45.060 Trail corridors – Applicability.

Trail easements shall be provided by any development, except for single detached residential permits, when such developments are located within any community or regional trail corridor identified by the Comprehensive Plan as a part of a local and/or regional trail systems. The residents or tenants of the development shall be provided access to the trail easement. The area of the trail easement is included in density and floor area calculations. (Ord. 611 § 8 (Att. A), 2016)

21.45.070 Trail corridors – Design standards.

Trail design shall be reviewed by the Development Services Director for consistency with adopted standards for:

(1) Width of the trail corridor;

(2) Location of the trail corridor on the site;

(3) Surfacing improvements; and

(4) Use(s) permitted within the corridor. (Ord. 611 § 8 (Att. A), 2016)

21.45.080 Trail corridors – Maintenance of trail corridors/improvements.

Maintenance of any trail corridor or improvements, retained in private ownership, shall be the responsibility of the owner or other separate entity capable of long-term maintenance and operation in a manner acceptable to the Parks and Recreation Director, provided:

(1) A provision for the maintenance of the recreation space must be provided in the covenants of the development, or in some other binding document; and

(2) Any recreation space not maintained to the City’s standards shall be maintained by the City at the homeowners’ expense. (Ord. 611 § 8 (Att. A), 2016)