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---: not permitted

n/a: not applicable as indicated

not required: these elements are not required as indicated

permitted: these elements are allowed by right unless otherwise specified in BMC 12.64.201 Building Use

required: these are required elements of all new development as indicated.

(S/VV): special regulations apply, see 12.64.106(B)(3) Impervious Surface Coverage

(G): for detached single-family homes, only garages, carports, and driveways are permitted. For off street parking location and design, see BMC 12.16.080.

A. District Charts.

12.64.200 Site Development Regulations

District Requirements

12.64.201 Building Use

A. Retail

1. Pedestrian Oriented Retail

---

2. Neighborhood Center Retail

---

3. Business & Personal Services

---

4. Auto-Oriented Retail

---

5. Corner Store Retail

---

B. Civic & Cultural

---

C. Office

---

D. Lodging

---

E. Residential

1. Multi-Family w/ Common Entry

---

2. Multi-Family w/ Individual Entry

---

3. Detached Single Family Housing

permitted

4. Manufactured Homes

permitted

5. Home Occupation

permitted

12.64.202 Building Height

minimum height

n/a

maximum height

30 feet

12.64.203 Special Height Regulations

Abutting Residential Only Zones

n/a

Across the Street from Residential Only Zones

n/a

Special Height Requirement

n/a

12.64.204 Building Orientation

required or not required

required

12.64.205 Public Frontage

required or not required

required

12.64.206 Private Frontage

1) Shop-Front

---

2) Corner Entry

---

3) Arcade

---

4) Grand Portico

---

5) Forecourt

---

6) Grand Entry

---

7) Stoop

---

8) Porch

permitted

9) Front Door

permitted

10) Edge Treatment: Fenced

permitted

11) Edge Treatment: Terraced

permitted

12) Edge Treatment: Flush

permitted

12.64.207 Front Yard Setback

minimum / maximum

20 ft

12.64.208 Side Yard Setback

min

5 ft

min combined side yard setbacks

15 ft

12.64.209 Rear Yard Setback

minimum setback

15 ft

12.64.210 Special Setback Regulations

minimum setback

n/a

12.64.211 Alley Setback

minimum setback

5 ft

12.64.212 Frontage Coverage

minimum percentage covered

n/a

12.64.213 Build-to-Corner

required or not required

not required

12.64.214 Maximum Building Length

maximum

70 ft

12.64.215 Special Building Length Limit

Corner

n/a

Mid-Block

n/a

12.64.216 Space Between Buildings

n/a

12.64.300 Street, Surface Water Management, and Open Space Regulations

District Requirements

12.64.301 Street Regulations

A. Provision of New Streets

1. Maximum Parcel Perimeter

1500 ft

2. Pre-Located Streets

n/a

B. Sammamish River Access

n/a

C. Street Configuration

required

D. Street Type

1. City Street

---

2. Neighborhood Avenue

permitted

3. Neighborhood Green Street

permitted

4. Neighborhood Street

permitted

5. NE 185th St. / 98th Ave. NE Connector

n/a

6. Alley

permitted

7. Passage

permitted

8. Pedestrian Walkway

n/a

12.64.302 Surface Water Management

Regulations

A. Hard Surface Coverage

(S/VV)

B. Drainage Plan

required

12.64.303 Setback Area Landscaping

A. Perimeter Block Setback Areas

1. Sidewalk Extension

---

2. Parkway Landscaping

---

3. Neighborhood Street Landscaping

permitted

B. Interior Block Setback Areas

1. Paving

---

2. Groundcover

required

3. Moderate Screening

permitted

4. Heavy Screening

n/a

12.64.304 Provision of Outdoor Space

12.64.201 Building Use

Public Space Requirements

Private Outdoor Space Requirements

A. Retail

N/A

N/A

B. Civic & Cultural

N/A

N/A

C. Office

N/A

N/A

D. Lodging

N/A

N/A

E. Residential:

N/A

N/A

12.64.400 Parking Regulations

12.64.401 Parking Types

A. Surface Parking Lot - Front

--- (G)

B. Surface Parking Lot - Side

--- (G)

C. Surface Parking Lot - Rear

--- (G)

D. Surface Parking Lot - Exposed

--- (G)

E. Parking Structure - Exposed

--- (G)

F. Parking Structure - Wrapped: Ground Level

--- (G)

G. Parking Structure - Wrapped: All Levels

--- (G)

H. Parking Structure - Partially Submerged Podium

--- (G)

I. Parking Structure - Underground

--- (G)

12.64.402 Provision of Parking

12.64.201 Building Use

Minimum Parking Requirements

Permitted Maximum Parking in a Surface Lot

Shared Parking Reduction

Special Condition Requirements

1 - Retail:

Subject to Bothell Municipal Code Chapter 12.16 and specifically but not limited to BMC 12.16.030 Computation of required off-street parking spaces, BMC 12.16.040 Shared parking requirements, BMC 12.16.080 Off-street parking location and design, and BMC 12.16.110 Transit and rideshare provisions.

a) Pedestrian Oriented Retail (Except Eating and Drinking Establishments)

Pedestrian Oriented - eating and drinking establishments

b) Neighborhood Center Retail

c) Auto-Oriented Retail

d) Corner Store Retail

2 - Civic & Cultural

 

3 - Office

 

4 - Lodging

 

5 - Residential (All)

 

12.64.500 Architectural Regulations

District Requirements

12.64.501 Building Height Massing Regulations

Top

required

Base

not required

12.64.502 Building Length Massing Regulations

Street & River Façade Increment

60 ft

12.64.600 Signage Regulations

District Requirements

12.64.601 General Signage Regulations

see BMC 12.64.601

12.64.602 Sign Types Regulations

see BMC 12.64.602

B. Special Sunrise/Valley View Neighborhood Requirements. All Special Requirements on this page apply to development in the Sunrise Valley View Neighborhood.

1. Minimum Lot Circle. Each lot must be of sufficient size to fully accommodate an 80 foot diameter circle for lots of 9,600 square feet or larger. The circle accommodated may decrease proportionally with smaller lot sizes to a minimum diameter of 70 feet for lots of 8,400 square feet.

2. Minimum Lot Size.

a. Minimum Lot size requirements for properties within the R9,600 Overlay (see Figure 12.64.106 Lot Size Overlays) shall be as follows:

(i) The minimum lot size shall be 9,600 square feet on average.

(ii) Subdivisions shall achieve an average of no less than 9,600 square feet per lot, except as may be otherwise permitted under an approved planned unit development, in accordance with Chapter 12.30 BMC. That is, the total area of all lots within a proposed subdivision divided by the number of lots shall amount to an average lot area of at least 9,600 square feet. Twenty percent of the lots in a subdivision may be smaller than 9,600 square feet, but no lot shall be smaller than 8,400 square feet, nor larger than 14,400 square feet. No more than one primary dwelling unit shall be placed on a lot.

b. Minimum Lot size requirements for properties within the R8,400 Overlay (see Figure 12.64.106 Lot Size Overlays) shall be as follows:

(i) The minimum lot size shall be 8,400 sq.ft.

(ii) No lot shall be less than the minimum lot area per single-family dwelling unit, except as may otherwise be permitted under an approved planned unit development, in accordance with Chapter 12.30 BMC. No more than one primary dwelling unit shall be placed on a lot.

c. In order to promote efficient use of land, no subdivision shall contain any lot having more than one and one-half times the minimum lot area, in the R 8,400 overlay or one and one-half times the average lot area, in the R 9,600 overlay (i.e., 14,400 square feet), except as follows:

(i) Any subdivision of four lots or fewer may contain larger lots, but the property lines of such a subdivision shall be laid out so as to allow future subdivisions which comply with this subsection;

(ii) A subdivision of five or more lots may contain larger lots to accommodate phasing of the subdivision; provided, that at completion of all phases, the subdivision complies with this subsection;

(iii) A subdivision of five or more lots may contain a larger lot to permit the pre-existing house and any related outbuildings and grounds to be retained intact on one property;

(iv) These maximum lot size regulations do not apply to any common tracts for critical area protection, open space retention, storm water retention/detention or other purposes as may be required by the city as a condition of subdivision approval.

d. Land area in roads and other rights-of-way, surface storm water retention/detention/water quality facilities, critical areas, critical area buffers, or land dedicated to the city, shall not be included in any proposed single-family lot, unless so stated in the conditions of an approved planned unit development, in accordance with Chapter 12.30 BMC.

e. Land in an access easement, utility easement, or other form of easement which is not set aside as a separate tract shall be counted as part of the area of a parcel for the purpose of calculating minimum lot area.

3. Hard Surface Coverage. Front Yard Setback Areas shall not contain any hard surface except for driveways, walkways, and structures allowed to encroach or project into the setback area. Hard surface requirements do not apply to the remainder of the parcel.

Fig. 12.64.106. Lot Size Overlays

(Ord. 2337 § 1, 2020; Ord. 2200 § 2 (Exh. B), 2016).