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20.00.150 Samish neighborhood table of zoning regulations.

SAMISH NEIGHBORHOOD ZONING MAP

Areas 1 – 10

Area

Zoning

Use Qualifier

Density

Special Conditions

Prerequisite Considerations

Special Regulations

1

Commercial

Auto

N/A

Traffic and noise, parking, buffer, limit curb cuts.

Improvements to the Interstate 5 interchange and the recommended improvements to Samish Way should occur before the area is developed.

None

1A

Commercial

Planned (see Special Regulations for uses)

N/A

None

None

Uses are permitted as specified in Chapter 20.38 BMC, except:

1. Residential uses are permitted outright.

2

Commercial

Planned (restrictive covenant, see Special Regulations)

N/A

Clearing, access, buffer.

The Byron/Consolidation Pkwy. and the realignment of Samish Way should both be accomplished as recommended before the area is developed.

A restrictive covenant (Auditor File No. 2081200310) has been recorded against the Yorkston property identified as parcel 370306 500576 and addressed as 3825 Elwood Ave. (Ordinance No. 2008-12-112). The restrictive covenant prohibits a motor vehicle fuel station use on the property.

2A

Residential Multi

Planned

4,000 square feet per unit; 1,500 if affordable housing and design objectives are met. See Special Regulations.

Clearing, access, buffer, affordable housing, reduction from 25 feet planned residential setbacks to achieve other site design objectives, such as open space, location of parking and access, better building design and relationship to the street.

Improvement to Ashley, Byron; sewer and water.

A density bonus to 1,500 square feet per unit shall be allowed if 15 percent of the units are affordable to households at 80 percent of median income or below; and

A concomitant agreement is completed concurrent with the planned contract to maintain affordability for 15 years or provide mitigation acceptable to the city of Bellingham for payment of fee to the housing development fund; and

The development is substantially based on or similar to the site plan presented by the Ashley Group on September 6, 1994, which reflects a neotraditional concept with access at the rear of the units and not off Ashley.

The following conditions apply to any development of the site:

1. Improve Ashley St. to 3/4 standard improvement (20 feet of pavement on the development side, 10 feet on the east side, concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk adjacent to the development, lighting and street trees).

2. Improve Byron St. to 3/4 standard from the terminus of the existing improvements from the property to the west of Ashley. Improvements shall be in kind with the improvements to the west.

3. Provide surface water quality and quantity control measures in conformance with public works department standards.

4. Pay transportation impact fees including an additional amount for the Samish Overpass project.

5. Pay share of San Juan Blvd. at $1,000 per lot.

6. Extend sanitary sewer along Ashley from Byron.

7. Loop water system to upgrade fire flow to appropriate standards.

(Note: A concomitant agreement shall be completed with the developer in the planned development process, based on the elements outlined in a memorandum dated November 14, 1994, to the city council from the planning director.)

3

Residential Multi

Planned

5,000 square feet per unit.

Access, clearing, buffer, view.

Access from Lincoln St. via Byron Ave. or Consolidation should be built prior to or concurrent with development of the area.

4

Residential Single

Detached, cluster detached

12,000 sq. ft. minimum detached lot size.

Traffic, view, clearing, Connelly/34th/Harrison arterial route, buffer Interstate 5.

Byron/Consolidation Pkwy. (Yew/Samish Connector).

1 lot/12,000 sq. ft. avg. overall cluster density.

5

Residential Single

Detached, cluster

20,000 sq. ft. minimum detached lot size.

Clearing, view, minimize impervious surfaces, traffic.

Development of a comprehensive stormwater drainage plan for the area.

1 lot/20,000 sq. ft. overall cluster density.

5A

Residential Single

Detached

7,201 sq. ft. minimum detached lot size.

Clearing, view, minimize impervious surfaces, traffic.

None

All lots developed in this area shall be required to submit a tree/vegetation preservation and replacement plan. The plan shall minimize clearing, address tree/vegetation removal, building footprint and a replacement plan for those trees/vegetation to be removed.

6

Residential Single

Cluster

20,000 sq. ft. minimum detached lot size.

Access, view, clearing, natural buffers to the park and Interstate 5.

All development must be served by utilities (water and sewer). Development of a comprehensive stormwater drainage plan for the area.

1 lot/20,000 sq. ft. overall cluster density.

7

Public

Parks, open space/recreation

N/A

None

None

8

Residential Multi

Planned

12,000 sq. ft. per unit.

Traffic, view, clearing, buffer Interstate 5.

None

Res. 98-82.

9

Commercial

Planned (see Special Regulations for uses)

N/A

Access, street improvements, view, topography, buffers.

Adequate fire flow.

Uses are permitted as specified in Chapter 20.38 BMC, except:

1. Residential uses are permitted outright.

10

Commercial

Planned

N/A

Access, street improvements, view, topography, buffers.

Adequate fire flow.

Uses are limited to offices only (as defined in BMC 20.08.020).

[Ord. 2015-06-026 §§ 4 (Exh. D), 5 (Exh. E); Ord. 2015-06-025 §§ 3 (Exh. C), 4 (Exh. D); Ord. 2015-06-024 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 2008-12-112; Ord. 2007-06-044; Ord. 2004-12-087].

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