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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.

provisional: permitted subject to satisfaction of special criteria

(C1): permitted only in Park at Bothell Landing Overlay and Pop Keeney Stadium Overlay as provided in 12.64.107(B)(2)(d) and (3)(h)

(C2): except as allowed under 12.64.107(B)(2)(e) and (3)(i)

(C3): see Special Park and Open Space District Requirements (12.64.107(B)(1)(b))

(C4): see Special Park and Open Space District Requirements (12.64.107(B)(1)(c))

A. District Charts.

12.64.200 Site Development Regulations

District Requirements

12.64.201 Building Use

A. Retail

1. Pedestrian Oriented Retail

permitted; (C1)

2. Neighborhood Center Retail

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3. Business & Personal Services

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4. Auto-Oriented Retail

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5. Corner Store Retail

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B. Civic & Cultural

permitted

C. Office

permitted; (C1)

D. Lodging

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E. Residential

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1. Multi-Family w/ Common Entry

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2. Multi-Family w/ Individual Entry

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3. Detached Single Family Housing

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4. Manufactured Homes

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5. Home Occupation

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12.64.202 Building Height

minimum height

n/a

maximum height

35 ft; (C2)

12.64.203 Special Height Regulations

Abutting Residential Only Zones

required

Across the Street from Residential Only Zones

required

Special Height Requirement

n/a

12.64.204 Building Orientation

required or not required

not required

12.64.205 Public Frontage

required or not required

required

12.64.206 Private Frontage

1) Shop-Front

permitted

2) Corner Entry

permitted

3) Arcade

permitted

4) Grand Portico

permitted

5) Forecourt

permitted

6) Grand Entry

permitted

7) Stoop

permitted

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

0 ft / no max

12.64.208 Side Yard Setback

min w/ living space windows (or adj to s.f. homes)

10 ft

min w/out living space windows

10 ft

12.64.209 Rear Yard Setback

minimum setback

10 ft

12.64.210 Special Setback Regulations

minimum setback

30 ft

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

n/a

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

n/a

2. Pre-Located Streets

n/a

B. Sammamish River Access

required

C. Street Configuration

n/a

D. Street Type

1. City Street

permitted

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

permitted

12.64.302 Surface Water Management

Regulations

A. Hard Surface Coverage

see 12.64.108(B)(1)(a)

B. Drainage Plan

required

12.64.303 Setback Area Landscaping

A. Perimeter Block Setback Areas

1. Sidewalk Extension

permitted

2. Parkway Landscaping

permitted

3. Neighborhood Street Landscaping

permitted

B. Interior Block Setback Areas

1. Paving

permitted

2. Groundcover

permitted

3. Moderate Screening

permitted

4. Heavy Screening

permitted

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

District Requirements

12.64.401 Parking Types

A. Surface Parking Lot - Front

provisional (C3)

B. Surface Parking Lot - Side

permitted

C. Surface Parking Lot - Rear

permitted

D. Surface Parking Lot - Exposed

permitted

E. Parking Structure - Exposed

provisional (C3)

F. Parking Structure - Wrapped: Ground Level

provisional (C3)

G. Parking Structure - Wrapped: All Levels

permitted

H. Parking Structure - Partially Submerged Podium

permitted

I. Parking Structure - Underground

permitted

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 Offstreet parking location and design, and BMC 12.16.110 Transit and rideshare provisions; except that other parking requirements specific to a proposed development may be applied if a study of the particular parking demand for the proposed development is prepared by a qualified professional and determined by the city to be accurate.

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 (C4)

Base

required (C4)

12.64.502 Building Length Massing

Regulations

Street & River Façade Increment

n/a

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 Park and Public Open Space District Requirements. The Special Requirements in this section apply to development in the Park and Public Open Space District.

All land having this classification is owned by public entities (City of Bothell, Northshore School District, King County or Washington Department of Transportation) and is intended for uses conducted or supported by these entities including but not limited to; passive enjoyment of natural open space; participation in or observation of athletic, musical, theatrical or other individual or group activities; picnicking, socializing, game-playing, walking, pet exercising and other low-intensity pursuits; preservation, continuation and celebration of community resources which contribute to the Downtown character and identity by virtue of their history, visual appeal and/or function; vegetative buffering adjacent to highways; and compatible uses which enhance the aforementioned activities.

Given the public ownership of properties classified Park and Public Open Space, and the public review requirements to which these entities are subject for any significant capital project, these regulations are intentionally broadly written to promote flexibility in achievement of the purpose of this District.

1. Special Requirements Applicable to the Entire District.

a. Hard Surface Coverage. Park design shall incorporate low impact development (LID) surface water management techniques to the greatest extent possible. Percentage of hard surface coverage may vary from property to property, depending on the purpose of the park or open space, suitability of the soil for LID, and other factors.

b. Parking Types. The surface parking lot – front, parking structure – exposed, and parking structure – wrapped: ground level parking types are allowed subject to mitigation of visual impacts.

c. Architectural Regulations. Development on property zoned Park and Public Open Space District shall comply with the top and base building height massing regulations in 12.64.501 and the building length massing regulations in 12.64.502 unless the purpose of the development dictates otherwise, for example, to preserve and/or replicate historic buildings.

2. Park at Bothell Landing Overlay.

a. The Park at Bothell Landing is the focal gathering space for Downtown and for the City of Bothell as a whole. The realignment of SR 522 resulting from the Crossroads project enables the northward expansion of the Park and by so doing provides opportunities to further enhance its pivotal place in the community fabric.

b. The adoption of the Downtown Subarea Plan and Regulations is to be followed immediately by a master planning effort for the expanded Park at Bothell Landing. Such an effort will provide opportunities for public participation and will include review and recommendation by the Parks and Recreation Board, followed by deliberation and approval by the City Council.

c. The Park at Bothell Landing Overlay regulations are intended to provide flexibility to accommodate the Park at Bothell Landing master plan. Accordingly, these Overlay regulations establish only those requirements separate from or in addition to the Park and Public Open Space District Requirements Charts and 12.64.107(B)(1) which are deemed warranted to recognize the unique attributes and opportunities inherent in the Park at Bothell Landing.

d. Uses. In addition to the Civic and Cultural uses permitted in the Park and Public Open Space District Requirements Charts, other uses as described in the Use Category Charts in 12.64.201 are permitted subject to approval through the Park at Bothell Landing master planning process.

e. Maximum Building Height. Recognizing that building height can play a role in visually establishing the Park at Bothell Landing as an anchor attraction Downtown, for example, by placing a vertical feature at the terminus of the multiway boulevard, the maximum permitted building height shall be determined through the master planning process, taking into account property location; purpose of the building; height relationship of the building to other buildings on the property, particularly the existing historical buildings; allowed building heights on adjacent properties; views to and from the property; and other relevant factors.

3. Pop Keeney Stadium Overlay.

a. Pop Keeney Stadium is a rare remaining example of a high school stadium located in a community’s town center. As it has since its opening in 1920, this facility activates and enlivens Downtown before, during and after football games and other athletic and non-athletic events. The Northshore School District has indicated its intent to continue operation of Pop Keeney Stadium, and to update and enhance the facility for the enjoyment of future generations of student athletes and their fans. The property has also been identified as a potential site for an aquatics center, as a companion use to the Stadium.

b. Any renovation or redevelopment of Pop Keeney Stadium and the surrounding grounds will provide opportunities for public participation and will require deliberation and approval by the Northshore School Board.

c. The Pop Keeney Stadium Overlay regulations are intended to provide flexibility to accommodate any future renovation, enhancement and redevelopment of this facility by the Northshore School District, and to memorialize certain non-conforming rights and other characteristics related to the stadium’s historic use.

d. Accordingly, these Overlay regulations establish only those requirements separate from or in addition to the Park and Public Open Space District Requirements Charts and 12.64.107(B)(1) which are deemed warranted to recognize the unique attributes and opportunities inherent in the Pop Keeney Stadium property.

e. For purposes of application of BMC 8.64.030, Exterior lighting, which establishes limits on the amount of light allowed to cross a property line in a “residential zone”, the Pop Keeney Stadium District and the mixed-use zoning districts immediately to the north, east and south of the Pop Keeney Stadium District shall not be considered “residential zones”. The single family residential zoning classifications immediately to the west of Pop Keeney Stadium, outside the Downtown Subarea, shall be considered “residential zones.” Continuation of stadium light generation at historic levels is allowed: however, future upgrades of the lighting system shall employ the latest technology to limit light spillage to the maximum extent feasible.

f. Noise generated by events at Pop Keeney Stadium which are officially sanctioned by the Northshore School District are exempt from BMC 8.26.060, Public nuisance and disturbance noises, in accordance with BMC 8.26.060(K), which reads in relevant part, “The foregoing provisions shall not apply to regularly scheduled events at parks of stadiums…”; and BMC 8.26.050, Exemptions, which adopts by reference exemptions to the maximum permissible environmental noise levels set forth in WAC 173-60-050, among which exemptions are “sounds originating from officially sanctioned parades and other public events.”

g. Provided that the seating capacity at Pop Keeney Stadium does not exceed 4,500, the Northshore School District shall accommodate on the property comprising the Pop Keeney Stadium District at least 500 parking spaces, or no fewer than 450 spaces if a transportation management plan which reduces on-site parking demand is submitted to and approved by the city. Timing of compliance with this requirement shall be subject to negotiation between the School District and the city, as it may relate to the timing of redevelopment of surplus School District property purchased by the city. If proposed improvements at Pop Keeney Stadium would result in a seating capacity of more than 4,500, the amount of parking required for the added seating capacity would be based on a study to be submitted to and approved by the city.

h. Uses. In addition to the Civic and Cultural uses permitted in the Park and Public Open Space District Requirements Charts, the following uses are allowed on the Pop Keeney Stadium property, provided such uses are part of a coordinated overall site design and support and are ancillary to the Stadium and such other Civic and Cultural uses as may be developed on the property:

(i) Eating and drinking establishments, specifically including restaurants, take-out order only; restaurants, fast food; restaurants, on-site dining; and vendor carts, spaces or stands;

(ii) Convenience uses, specifically including convenience stores; delicatessens / cafes; and florists; and

(iii) Daycare facilities.

i. Maximum building height. The maximum permitted building height in the Pop Keeney Stadium Overlay shall be 45 feet, subject to the special relational height limits in 12.64.203 which apply next to residential-only zoning. (Ord. 2337 § 1, 2020; Ord. 2200 § 2 (Exh. B), 2016).