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20.00.095 King Mountain neighborhood table of zoning regulations.
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KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD ZONING MAP

Areas 1 – 15

Area

Zoning

Use Qualifier

Density

Special Conditions

Prerequisite Considerations

Special Regulations

1

Residential Multi

Planned

2,400 sq. ft per dwelling unit

In addition to arterial streets, provide local pedestrian and vehicular access between adjacent developments.

Limit access points on arterial streets. Shared access is encouraged.

Provide public trails as indicated in the North Bellingham Trail plan with connections to existing city trail systems and new residential developments.

Improvement of Kellogg Rd. to full urban collector arterial standard.

2

Residential Single

Detached, cluster, cluster attached and cluster detached; mixed: limited duplex and multifamily (see Special Regulations)

7,200 sq. ft. per dwelling unit; up to 4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit using cluster bonus provisions in Chapter 23.08 BMC or adopted city TDR program or the “fee-in-lieu-of” option. A property owner/developer can purchase additional density by paying a fee to the city’s Lake Whatcom watershed property acquisition program (LWWPAP).*

The fee for density bonus is calculated on a per dwelling unit basis according to a fee schedule established by the city council.

One unit of additional density will be allowed for each unit purchased through use of this option.

An applicant’s submittal for land use review shall include a letter from the Bellingham finance department documenting the amount to be contributed to the LWWPAP.

Lots not created by cluster subdivision: 5,000 sq. ft. minimum detached lot size and a maximum density of 7,200 sq. ft. per unit.

In addition to arterial streets, provide local pedestrian and vehicular access between adjacent developments.

An east-west residential access road should be developed in this area.

Limit access points on arterial streets. Shared access is encouraged.

Provide public trails as indicated in the North Bellingham Trail plan with connections to existing city trail systems and new residential developments.

Improvement of James Street Rd. to full secondary arterial standard.

Dedication and improvement of Cammack Rd. to minimum standard or greater prior to development of property using Cammack for access.

Duplex and multifamily units shall require planned residential development approval under Chapter 20.38 BMC and shall not exceed 25 percent of the total allowed dwelling units for the entire site.

Duplex and multifamily building permits shall not be issued until at least 50 percent of the single-family or infill housing units have been constructed on site, except the director may waive this requirement; provided, that the duplex and multifamily housing is abutting or across the street right-of-way from a nonresidential single zone for the purpose of providing a transition area between zoning districts.

No more than four single-family attached dwelling units allowed.

Infill housing forms are permitted per Chapter 20.28 BMC.

*The density bonus may exceed 50 percent total maximum under Chapter 23.08 BMC but density shall not exceed 4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit.

3

Public

Park

None

4

Public

Park

None

5

Residential Single

Detached, cluster, cluster attached and cluster detached.

Also see Special Regulations.

7,200 sq. ft. per dwelling unit for detached and cluster lots.

Lots not created by cluster subdivision: 6,000 sq. ft. minimum detached lot size and a maximum density of 7,200 sq. ft. per unit.

In addition to arterial streets, provide local pedestrian and vehicular access between adjacent developments.

Limit access points on arterial streets. Shared access is encouraged.

Provide public trails as indicated in the North Bellingham Trail plan with connections to existing city trail systems and new residential developments.

Improvement of James Street Rd. to full secondary arterial standard.

Upgrades to the James Street water pump station to serve existing and future lots with fire flow.

Improvement of Montgomery Rd. to a minimum standard residential street or greater prior to development of property using Montgomery for access.

No more than four single-family attached dwelling units allowed.

Cluster bonus provisions in Chapter 23.08 BMC are not allowed.

6

Residential Single

Detached, cluster, cluster attached and cluster detached; mixed: limited duplex and multifamily (see Special Regulations)

7,200 sq. ft. per dwelling unit for detached and cluster lots, up to 4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit using cluster bonus provisions in Chapter 23.08 BMC or adopted city TDR program or the “fee-in-lieu-of” option. Under the fee-in-lieu-of option, a property owner/developer can purchase additional density by paying a fee to the city’s Lake Whatcom watershed property acquisition program (LWWPAP).*

The fee for density bonus is calculated on a per dwelling unit basis according to a fee schedule established by the city council. One unit of additional density will be allowed for each unit purchased through use of this option.

An applicant’s submittal for land use review shall include a letter from the Bellingham finance department documenting the amount to be contributed to the LWWPAP.

Lots not created by cluster subdivision: 5,000 sq. ft. minimum detached lot size and a maximum density of 7,200 sq. ft. per unit.

In addition to arterial streets, provide local pedestrian and vehicular access between adjacent developments.

Limit access points on arterial streets. Shared access is encouraged.

Provide public trails as indicated in the North Bellingham Trail plan with connections to existing city trail systems and new residential developments.

Improvement of James Street Rd. to full secondary arterial standard.

Improvement of E. Bakerview Rd. to full primary arterial standard.

Upgrades to the James Street water pump station to serve existing and future lots with fire flow.

Improvement of Montgomery Rd. to a minimum standard residential street or greater prior to development of property using Montgomery for access.

Duplex and multifamily units shall require planned residential development approval under Chapter 20.38 BMC and shall not exceed 25 percent of the total allowed dwelling units for the entire site.

Duplex and multifamily building permits shall not be issued until at least 50 percent of the single-family or infill housing units have been constructed on site, except the director may waive this requirement; provided, that the duplex and multifamily housing is abutting or across the street right-of-way from a nonresidential single zone for the purpose of providing a transition area between zoning districts.

No more than four single-family attached dwelling units allowed.

Infill housing forms are permitted per Chapter 20.28 BMC.

*The density bonus may exceed 50 percent total maximum under Chapter 23.08 BMC but density shall not exceed 4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit.

7

Residential Single

Detached, cluster, cluster attached and cluster detached; mixed: limited duplex and multifamily (see Special Regulations)

7,200 sq. ft. per dwelling unit for detached and cluster lots, up to 4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit using cluster bonus provisions in Chapter 23.08 BMC or adopted city TDR program or the “fee-in-lieu-of” option. Under the fee-in-lieu-of option, a property owner/developer can purchase additional density by paying a fee to the city’s Lake Whatcom watershed property acquisition program (LWWPAP).*

The fee for density bonus is calculated on a per dwelling unit basis according to a fee schedule established by the city council. One unit of additional density will be allowed for each unit purchased through use of this option.

An applicant’s submittal for land use review shall include a letter from the Bellingham finance department documenting the amount to be contributed to the LWWPAP.

Lots not created by cluster subdivision: 5,000 sq. ft. minimum detached lot size and a maximum density of 7,200 sq. ft. per unit.

In addition to arterial streets, provide local pedestrian and vehicular access between adjacent developments.

Limit access points on arterial streets. Shared access is encouraged.

Provide public trails as indicated in the North Bellingham Trail plan with connections to existing city trail systems and new residential developments.

Dedication and improvement of James Street Rd. to full secondary arterial standard.

Improvement of East Bakerview Rd. to full primary arterial standard.

Dedication and improvement of Cammack Rd. to minimum standard or greater prior to development of property using Cammack for access.

Duplex and multifamily units shall require planned residential development approval under Chapter 20.38 BMC and shall not exceed 25 percent of the total allowed dwelling units for the entire site.

Duplex and multifamily building permits shall not be issued until at least 50 percent of the single-family or infill housing units have been constructed on site, except the director may waive this requirement; provided, that the duplex and multifamily housing is abutting or across the street right-of-way from a nonresidential single zone for the purpose of providing a transition area between zoning districts.

No more than four single-family attached dwelling units allowed.

Infill housing forms are permitted per Chapter 20.28 BMC.

*The density bonus may exceed 50 percent total maximum under Chapter 23.08 BMC but density shall not exceed 4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit.

8

Residential Multi

Planned

4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit; up to 1,800 sq. ft. per dwelling unit using density bonus provisions, adopted city TDR program or the “fee-in-lieu-of” option. Under the fee-in-lieu-of option, a property owner/developer can purchase additional density by paying a fee to the city’s Lake Whatcom watershed property acquisition program (LWWPAP).*

The fee for density bonus is calculated on a per dwelling unit basis according to a fee schedule established by the city council. One unit of additional density will be allowed for each unit purchased through use of this option.

An applicant’s submittal for land use review shall include a letter from the Bellingham finance department documenting the amount to be contributed to the LWWPAP.

In addition to arterial streets, provide local pedestrian and vehicular access between adjacent developments.

Limit access points on arterial streets. Shared access is encouraged.

Provide public trails as indicated in the North Bellingham Trail plan with connections to existing city trail systems and new residential developments.

Improvement of East Bakerview Rd. to full primary arterial standard.

Dedication and improvement of Cammack Rd. to minimum standard or greater prior to development of property using Cammack for access.

Dedication and improvement of Prince Ave. as a residential street connecting to Cammack.

Development may exceed the 50 percent limitation pursuant to Chapter 23.08 BMC provided the overall density does not exceed 1,800 sq. ft. per dwelling unit.

9

Residential Multi

Planned

4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit; up to 1,800 sq. ft. per dwelling unit using density bonus provisions, adopted city TDR program or the “fee-in-lieu-of” option.

Under the fee-in-lieu-of option, a property owner/developer can purchase additional density by paying a fee to the city’s Lake Whatcom watershed property acquisition program (LWWPAP).*

The fee for density bonus is calculated on a per dwelling unit basis according to a fee schedule established by the city council. One unit of additional density will be allowed for each unit purchased through use of this option.

An applicant’s submittal for land use review shall include a letter from the Bellingham finance department documenting the amount to be contributed to the LWWPAP.

In addition to arterial streets, provide local pedestrian and vehicular access between adjacent developments.

Limit access points on arterial streets. Shared access is encouraged.

Provide public trails as indicated in the North Bellingham Trail plan with connections to existing city trail systems and new residential developments.

Improvement of E. Bakerview Rd. to full primary arterial standard.

Improvement of Telegraph Rd. to full collector arterial standard.

Development may exceed the 50 percent limitation pursuant to Chapter 23.08 BMC provided the overall density does not exceed 1,800 sq. ft. per dwelling unit.

10

Residential Multi

Planned

4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit; up to 1,800 sq. ft. per dwelling unit using density bonus provisions, adopted city TDR program or the “fee-in-lieu-of” option. Under the fee-in-lieu-of option, a property owner/developer can purchase additional density by paying a fee to the city’s Lake Whatcom watershed property acquisition program (LWWPAP).*

The fee for density bonus is calculated on a per dwelling unit basis according to a fee schedule established by the city council. One unit of additional density will be allowed for each unit purchased through use of this option.

An applicant’s submittal for land use review shall include a letter from the Bellingham finance department documenting the amount to be contributed to the LWWPAP.

In addition to arterial streets, provide local pedestrian and vehicular access between adjacent developments.

Limit access points on arterial streets. Shared access is encouraged.

Provide public trails as indicated in the North Bellingham Trail plan with connections to existing city trail systems and new residential developments.

Improvement of James Street Rd. to full secondary arterial standard.

Improvement of East Bakerview Rd. to full primary arterial standard.

Improvement of Telegraph Rd. to full collector arterial standard.

*Development may exceed the 50 percent limitation pursuant to Chapter 23.08 BMC provided the overall density does not exceed 1,800 sq. ft. per dwelling unit.

11

Residential Single

Detached: cluster, cluster attached, and cluster detached.

Also see Special Regulations.

7,200 sq. ft. per dwelling unit for detached and cluster lots.

Lots not created by cluster subdivision: 6,000 sq. ft. minimum detached lot size and a maximum density of 7,200 sq. ft. per unit.

In addition to arterial streets, provide local pedestrian and vehicular access between adjacent developments.

Limit access points on arterial streets. Shared access is encouraged.

Provide public trails as indicated in the North Bellingham Trail plan with connections to existing city trail systems and new residential developments.

Improvement of James Street Rd. to full secondary arterial standard.

Improvement of Telegraph Rd. to full collector arterial standard.

No more than four single-family attached dwelling units allowed.

Cluster bonus provisions in Chapter 23.08 BMC are not allowed.

12

Residential Single

Detached: cluster, cluster attached and cluster detached; mixed: limited duplex and multifamily (see Special Regulations)

7,200 sq. ft. per dwelling unit for detached and cluster lots, up to 4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit using cluster bonus provisions in Chapter 23.08 BMC or adopted city TDR program or the “fee-in-lieu-of” option. Under the fee-in-lieu-of option, a property owner/developer can purchase additional density by paying a fee to the city’s Lake Whatcom watershed property acquisition program (LWWPAP).*

The fee for density bonus is calculated on a per dwelling unit basis according to a fee schedule established by the city council. One unit of additional density will be allowed for each unit purchased through use of this option.

An applicant’s submittal for land use review shall include a letter from the Bellingham finance department documenting the amount to be contributed to the LWWPAP.

Lots not created by cluster subdivision: 5,000 sq. ft. minimum detached lot size and a maximum density of 7,200 sq. ft. per unit.

Provide public trails as indicated in the Bellingham comprehensive plan.

Improvement of Iron Gate Rd. to full secondary arterial standards.

Improvement of Montgomery Rd. to a collector arterial standard residential street or greater prior to development of property using Montgomery Rd. for access.

Sewer mains will need to be extended to provide service. Upgrades to the James Street Sewer Pump Station to serve existing and future lots may be required.

Water mains will need to be extended to provide service, additional water main connections may be required to Hannegan Rd.

Duplex and multifamily units shall require planned residential development approval under Chapter 20.38 BMC and shall not exceed 25 percent of the total allowed dwelling units for the entire site.

Duplex and multifamily building permits shall not be issued until at least 50 percent of the single-family or infill housing units have been constructed on site, except the director may waive this requirement; provided, that the duplex and multifamily housing is abutting or across the street right-of-way from a nonresidential single zone for the purpose of providing a transition area between zoning districts.

No more than four single-family attached dwelling units allowed.

Infill housing forms are permitted per Chapter 20.28 BMC.

*The density bonus may exceed the 50 percent total maximum under Chapter 23.08 BMC but density shall not exceed 4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit.

13

Residential Multi

Planned

4,300 sq. ft. per dwelling unit; up to 1,800 sq. ft. per dwelling unit using density bonus provisions, adopted city TDR program, or the “fee-in-lieu-of” option whereby a property owner/developer can purchase additional density by paying a fee to the city’s Lake Whatcom watershed property acquisition program (LWWPAP).*

The fee for density bonus is calculated on a per dwelling unit basis according to a fee schedule established by the city council. One unit of additional density will be allowed for each unit purchased through use of this option.

An applicant’s submittal for planned development shall include a letter from the Bellingham finance department documenting the amount to be contributed to the LWWPAP.

Multimodal transportation concurrency evaluation required.

Traffic study required according to public works design guidelines.

Limit driveway and side street access points on arterial streets. Shared access is encouraged.

Improvement of James Street to full secondary arterial standard. (New alignment from current terminus to Van Wyck/Thomas Rd.; ROW dedication and three-fourths abutting improvements required.)

Development may exceed the 50% limitation pursuant to Chapter 23.08 BMC provided the overall density does not exceed 1,800 sq. ft. per dwelling unit.

A portion of Area 13 is subject to Concomitant Agreement No. 2009‑0459 requiring a master plan and implementing development regulations approved by the city.

14

Residential Single

Detached, cluster attached

7,200 sq. ft. min. detached lot size.

1 lot per 7,200 sq. ft. overall cluster density.

Floodplain; floodway; shoreline; wetlands; clearing; buffer freeway.

A sanitary sewer pump station or trunk line should be constructed prior to development.

See neighborhood plan text for Area 1.

14A

Residential Multi

Planned, Mixed, Neighborhood Commercial Uses allowed. Retail and personal services not to exceed 10,000 sq. ft. of total floor area within Area 14A.

Shall be limited to the equivalent of 1 residential unit per 3,600 sq. ft. of gross site area within Area 14A prior to any dedication of land for public purposes.

Buffering/screening of I-5 from adjacent single-family designations required. Primary access at the Orchard Drive/James Street intersection.

Dedication and construction of Orchard Drive in a plan approved by the city.

Dedication and construction of a north/south public trail through the site along the western portion of Area 14A with a connection to the Bay to Baker Trail in a location approved by the Parks and Recreation Department.

No minimum lot size, no public street frontage required for individual lots, reduced yard setbacks permitted, no maximum lot coverage requirement, street standards may be reduced. Actual standards shall be established through the planned development process.

Medical offices and medical related uses are exempt from the commercial density limitations provided Orchard Street Extension is dedicated and constructed to arterial standards as a through road, the medical uses comprise no more than 12 acres of the site fronting Orchard Drive, and the medical uses are planned as a campus.

15

Residential Single/
Multi

Planned

*See Special Regulations

Protection of Baker Creek

Building and parking setbacks on East Bakerview shall meet minimum planned development requirements.

*The density would allow from four to 10 units/acre (10,000 sq. ft. min. detached lot size or four units/acre), plus a multifamily component not to comprise more than 25 percent of the total dwelling units allowed for property over two acres. Conditional uses may be considered through the planned development process.

Density bonuses, achieved through incorporation of performance criteria for cluster development in the Bellingham land division ordinance, BMC Title 23, and transfer of development rights can be used to increase the number of units to 10 per acre, or 4,356 sq. ft. per unit.

To use the TDR density bonus, a property owner can purchase development rights from a Lake Whatcom watershed land owner or use the “fee-in-lieu-of” option. Under the fee-in-lieu-of option, a property owner/developer can purchase additional density by paying a fee to the city’s Lake Whatcom watershed property acquisition program (LWWPAP).

[Ord. 2018-12-036 § 14 (Exh. D); Ord. 2017-09-023 § 3 (Exh. C); Ord. 2013-12-083 § 2 (Exh. A); Ord. 2013-04-026 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 2011-03-011; Ord. 2010-12-068; Ord. 2009-08-055; Ord. 2009-08-054; Ord. 2009-06-037; Ord. 2008-12-106].

(Ord. 2018-12-036 § 14 (Exh. D), 2018; Ord. 2017-09-023 § 3 (Exh. C), 2017; Ord. 2013-12-083 § 2 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 2013-04-026 § 2 (Exh. B), 2013; Ord. 2011-03-011 , 2011; Ord. 2010-12-068 , 2010; Ord. 2009-08-055 , 2009; Ord. 2009-08-054 , 2009; Ord. 2009-06-037 , 2009; Ord. 2008-12-106 , 2008.)
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