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“Factory-built housing.” See “Modular home.”

“Familial status” means one or more individuals who have not attained the age of 18 years being domiciled with: (1) a parent or other person having legal custody of such individual or individuals, or (2) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with the written permission of such parent or other person. The protections afforded against discrimination on the basis of familial status shall apply to any person who is pregnant or is in the process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained the age of 18 years.

“Family” means individuals domiciled together in one dwelling unit and who are cooking and living together as a single household, but the number of individuals occupying the dwelling unit shall not exceed the occupant load of the structure, as the same is calculated under the city’s adopted building code.

“Family day care” means a state-licensed day care provider as defined in RCW 74.15.020, who regularly provides day care for not more than 12 children in the provider’s home in the family living quarters.

“FCC” means the Federal Communications Commission.

“Feathered edge” means a visual amenity created by the silhouette of trees against the sky and the appearance of wooded slopes on the various hillsides surrounding the city and within the city.

“Fence” means a fabrication, typically made of wood or metal posts, wooden boards or slats and/or wire strands, which is erected for the purpose of obstructing view, preventing passage, ensuring security, and/or visually defining a space, and which has no roof.

“Fenestration” means the arrangement, proportioning and design of windows, doors and other exterior openings in a building.

“File” means to submit for consideration and decision, subject to satisfaction of all requirements for accepting such submittal, including but not limited to required application fees, drawings, and/or other documentation.

“Floor area, gross” means the sum of the gross horizontal areas of the floors of a building or buildings, measured from the exterior faces of exterior walls and from the centerline of division walls. Floor area includes basement space.

“Floor area ratio” means the relationship between the total amount of gross floor area of a building or the amount of gross square footage a building is permitted to become, and the net or buildable area of a parcel on which the building is located. This ratio is determined by dividing the total, or gross, floor area of the building by the net or buildable area of the parcel.

“Floor area, usable nonresidential” means the measurement of usable floor area for nonresidential uses to the exterior face of exterior walls on the first story and any other story connected with a fixed stairway or elevator, which may be made fit for human habitation. The measurement includes the floor area of all accessory buildings measured similarly, but excludes the floor area required for heating and other mechanical equipment, unenclosed porches, light shafts, public corridors and public toilets.

“Floor area, usable residential” means the measurement of usable floor area for residential uses which is the sum of the area of the first story measured to the exterior face of exterior walls plus, similarly measured, the area having more than seven feet six inches headroom of any upper story that is connected by a fixed stairway which may be made usable for human habitation; but excluding the floor area of basements, garages, accessory buildings, attics, breezeways, and unenclosed porches.

“Forest, intact” means a stand of coniferous or deciduous trees characteristic of conditions that predated European settlement that contain the following characteristics:

A. Mature indigenous trees, such as Douglas fir, western red cedar, western hemlock, red alder, big leaf maple, and other indigenous tree species, that are eight inches in diameter or greater and provide overhead tree canopy;

B. A shrub/understory layer of plants between four to 15 feet in height such as vine maple, salal, salmonberry, evergreen huckleberry, and other similar indigenous plants;

C. An emergent layer of plants less than four feet in height such as sword fern, Cascades grape, trillium, and other forbs, grasses, and plants; and

D. A layer of organic material commonly referred to as “forest duff” comprising needles, leaves, branches, twigs and other organic matter laying upon the soil surface.

As an alternative to the above description, the city may use the United States National Vegetation Classification System’s “Douglas-fir, Western Hemlock Vancouverian Forest and Woodland Division” definition pursuant to Division Detail Report: D192 as it exists or may be amended in the future.

“Forest land” means land primarily devoted to growing trees for long-term commercial timber production on land that can be economically and practically managed for such production, including Christmas trees subject to the excise tax imposed under RCW 84.33.100 through 84.33.140, and that has long-term commercial significance. (See also RCW 36.70A.040(8).)

“Forest practice” means any activity conducted on or directly pertaining to forest land and relating to growing, harvesting or processing timber, including but not limited to road and trail construction; harvesting, final and intermediate; precommercial thinning; reforestation; fertilization; prevention and suppression of diseases and insects; salvage of trees; and brush control.

“Forest rehabilitation and forest restoration” means the process of rehabilitating or restoring native vegetation and soils on disturbed land with the intent of eventually achieving an intact forested condition. Forest rehabilitation or forest restoration shall consist of:

A. Forest rehabilitation consists of interplanting within an area containing existing mature and immature trees that have an established canopy but may not be a solid canopy cover. Plantings to rehabilitate a forest shall consist of exclusively native or indigenous trees, understory and emergent plants;

B. Forest restoration consists of interplanting an area where the native trees have been removed and/or replaced for agricultural or ornamental purposes but the native soils remain in place. Plantings to restore a forest shall consist of exclusively native or indigenous trees, understory and emergent plants; and

C. All understory plants shall consist of native shrubs and ground cover planted at a sufficient density to provide an immediate surface cover of at least 40 percent with 75 percent cover within three years and 100 percent cover within five years.

“Collegiate Greek system residence or dormitory” means a building containing sleeping rooms and bathroom facilities for permanent or temporary occupancy with or without a central kitchen for the use of occupants or their guests.

“Freestanding wall” means a fabrication, typically made of wood and/or masonry, which is erected for the purpose of obstructing view, preventing passage, ensuring security, and/or visually defining a space, and which has no roof.

“Front face of a building” means the face of a building which is parallel to an abutting street or, in the case of a building oriented obliquely to the street, the dimension of the building wall when projected perpendicular to the centerline of the abutting street.

“Frontage” means that portion of a property abutting a public street. (Ord. 2353 § 4, 2021; Ord. 2221 § 2 (Exh. B), 2017; Ord. 2041 § 3 (Exh. B), 2010; Ord. 1957 § 1 (Exh. B), 2006; Ord. 1946 § 1, 2005; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1697 § 3, 1997; Ord. 1691 § 1, 1997; Ord. 1628 § 1, 1996).