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Within the below-described area, properties containing at least one building listed on the national, state, or local register of historic places are eligible for special uses not necessarily allowed within Chapter 12.06 BMC, to include bed and breakfast inns and small meeting centers. Any structure or property implementing any of these special uses shall be required to comply with all of the following special provisions:

A. Parking Requirements.

1. Small Meeting Centers.

a. At least one on-site parking stall shall be provided for each two people allowed by the occupant load. For example, an occupant load of 20 people would require that at least 10 off-street parking stalls be provided on-site;

b. Shared parking as provided for within BMC 12.16.040 may be used to satisfy the parking requirements;

c. The layout, design and sizing of parking areas shall be consistent with the requirements of Chapter 12.16 BMC; and

d. No on-street parking shall be allowed.

2. Bed and Breakfast Inns.

a. The number, layout, and design of parking stalls for a bed and breakfast use shall be consistent with BMC 12.06.110(B)(1)(b); and

b. No on-street parking shall be allowed.

B. Occupancy Load Maximums. To maintain the detached residential appearance of the area each small meeting center shall have a maximum occupant load of 20 people, exempting the residents of the building.

C. Architectural Standards. Any remodel or alteration of structures proposed as part of a bed and breakfast inn or small meeting center shall be required to match and complement the architecture and design of the historic building(s). The inclusion of architectural details and features as identified under BMC 12.66.060(G)(3)(c) may be required by the director of community development to ensure compatibility with adjacent residential structures.

D. Landscaping Standards. Bed and breakfast and small meeting center uses shall be required to install landscaping as required under Chapter 12.18 BMC. Modifications may be made by the community development director to match a specific historic-based landscape design or to preserve existing trees.

E. Outdoor recreation facilities such as decks, patios, or sports facilities shall be oriented away from adjacent detached residential properties. Exterior patios and decks shall be screened with landscaping and solid fencing at the discretion of the community development director.

F. Outdoor lighting fixtures for small meeting centers shall be directed away from single-family residences and kept as low in elevation as is consistent with providing adequate light levels for safety and security while minimizing the impact on single-family residences. (Ord. 2025 § 2 (Exh. C), 2009).