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This section organizes all properties into Districts and presents charts containing all District Requirements that apply to the properties in each District.

A. Districts Established. To ensure that individual private actions are consistent with the intended patterns of development in the Plan Area, nine Districts are established as the basic organizing principle for the regulations contained in this chapter. The eight Districts are established in the specific locations and with the specific names indicated in the Figure 12.64.100 District Map.

B. How To Review A District’s Requirements. To review the descriptions, requirements charts, and special requirements for each District in BMC 12.64.101 through 12.64.109, take the following steps:

1. Review District Charts.

a. The District Requirements Charts contain all of the primary requirements that apply to development in the indicated District.

b. Review all requirements in the Chart.

c. To understand the specific regulation corresponding to a particular requirement in the Charts, turn to the corresponding regulation number and name in the subsequent sections and review the regulatory definition.

2. Review Special Requirements. Review any special requirements that may apply for the given District.

3. Review General Requirements. Remember to review general requirements common to all properties within the Plan Area contained in sections 12.64.200 – 12.64.600.

C. How Districts Apply To Parcels. Every parcel in the Plan Area shall be regulated by one or more designated Districts as shown in the Figure 12.64.100 Districts Map. Where further clarification is necessary, boundaries shall be determined by consulting with the Community Development Director/Designee as specified in BMC 12.04.140 and as described below for split parcels.

1. Parcels with a single District Designation. All development on parcels, assembled parcels, or portions of a parcel with a single District designation is regulated by the designated District as indicated on the Figure 12.64.100 Districts Map.

2. Split Parcels Boundary A, B, & C. District Boundary A, B, and C shall be determined as follows (see Figure 12.64.100.C.2):

a. The Downtown Core District shall extend from the edge of SR 527 a minimum depth of 70 feet, including all development oriented toward SR 527, and shall not extend to the rear street of the block, except in the case of Anchors.

b. Where special Downtown Core Anchor Exceptions are established, these exemptions apply to the entire block.

c. The Downtown Neighborhood District shall extend from the edge of the rear street of the block a minimum depth of 60 feet, including all development oriented toward the back street of the block, and shall not extend to SR 527.

Fig. 12.64.100.C.2. Split Parcels Boundary A, B, & C

3. Split Parcels Boundary D. District Boundary D shall be determined as follows:

If the property on the west side of 98th Ave NE between the realigned SR 522 and NE 182nd Street (or the extension of Main Street) is developed as a single property, General Commercial development may extend into the Downtown Neighborhood District to the north, and Downtown Neighborhood development may extend into the General Commercial District to the south, provided a minimum 60 foot depth is maintained as Downtown Neighborhood development along NE 182nd Street (Main Street extension).

4. All other Split Parcels. On all other Split Parcels, the boundary shall be determined as follows:

a. Where District or Plan Area Boundaries appear to connect between lot or tract lines of adjacent properties as shown on the Figure 12.64.100 Districts Map, the boundary shall be determined by Community Development Director/Designee as measured on a scaled version of the District Map.

b. Each portion of the Split Parcel shall be regulated by the applicable District or Zoning Classification as indicated on the Figure 12.64.100 Districts Map or in Title 12 of the Bothell Municipal Code. (Ord. 2270 § 4, 2018; Ord. 2056 § 2 (Exh. B)).