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If providing public open space in the interior or rear of a parcel is not viable, required public open space may count toward the frontage coverage requirement.

A. Frontage coverage is defined as the percentage of the length of the frontage coverage zone that shall be occupied by a primary building façade(s). The frontage coverage zone is defined as the space between the minimum and maximum front yard setback lines and the minimum side yard or front yard setback lines as shown in Figure 12.64.212 Frontage Coverage. Minimum or maximum Frontage Coverage percentages shall be as specified in BMC 12.64.100 District Requirements.

B. In Districts where there is no maximum front yard setback, the frontage coverage zone shall extend from the minimum front yard setback lines to the furthest side or rear property line.

C. In order to connect the public sidewalk with active open spaces, courtyards, parking lots, and alleys in the interior or at the rear of a parcel, development may incorporate a passage that counts towards the frontage coverage requirements. A passage is a paved pedestrian walkway penetrating the building to access interior parking, courtyards, or other public spaces. In this case, the width of a passage may not exceed 15 feet.

Fig. 12.64.212. Frontage Coverage

(Ord. 2072 § 2 (Exh. B)).