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20.37.120 Samish Way urban village – Permitted uses.
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A. In Table 20.37.120, land use classifications are listed on the horizontal axis. Samish Way urban village land use areas are shown on the vertical axis.

1. If the symbol “P” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and row, the use is permitted subject to general requirements for the use and the use area.

2. If the symbol “C” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is permitted subject to the conditional use provisions specified in Chapter 20.16 BMC and to general requirements for the use and the use area.

3. If a number appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is permitted in the use area subject to the special limitation indicated in the corresponding note.

4. If the symbol “N” appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use is not allowed in that area, except for certain short-term uses (see BMC 20.10.040, Temporary uses).

5. In the case of a question as to the inclusion or exclusion of a particular proposed use in a particular use category, the director shall have the authority to make the final determination. The director shall make the determination according to the characteristics of the operation of the proposed use as they relate to similar allowed uses within the use area.

Table 20.37.120 – Permitted Uses

P = Permitted  # = Permitted with limitations  C = Conditional Use  N = Not allowed

Land Use Classification

Area

Commercial Core

Commercial Approach

Commercial Transition 1 and 2

Residential Transition 1

Residential Transition 2

1. Retail establishments

P(1)

P(1)

P(1)

N

N

2. Motor vehicles sales (automobiles, motorcycles, scooters, boats, recreational vehicles, etc.) when business activities are conducted entirely within an enclosed showroom

P(1)

P(1)

N

N

N

3. Offices

P

P

P

N

N

4. Personal and business services

P

P

P

N

N

5. Day labor halls

N

N

N

N

N

6. Eating and/or drinking facilities

P

P

P

N

N

7. Hotels and motels

P

P

P

N

N

8. Short-term rentals, per BMC 20.10.037

P

P

P

P

P

9. Neighborhood clubs and activity centers

P

P

P

C

C

10. Commercial recreation

P

P

P

N

N

11. Theaters, art galleries, and art studios

P

P

P

N

N

12. Nightclubs

P

P

N

N

N

13. Adult entertainment

N

N

N

N

N

14. Drive-up facilities such as bank tellers, food and beverage services, laundry pick up, and car washes

N(2)

P

N

N

N

15. Service stations for automobiles

N

P

N

N

N

16. Parking facilities

P

P

P

N

N

17. Warehousing and wholesaling of products when in conjunction with retail sales of the same product on site

N

P

N

N

N

18. Mini storage facilities; when the floor area is less than 50 percent of the floor area of other permitted use(s) on site

N

P

N

N

N

19. Repair shops for small equipment and items

P

P

P

N

N

20. Small product manufacturing

P(3)

P(3)

P(3)

N

N

21. Live/work

P

P

P

N

N

22. Care shops for small animals (house pets such as dogs, cats, etc.)

P(4)

P(4)

N

N

N

23. Detached single-family dwelling unit with less than 5,500 square feet of total floor area

P

P

P

P(6)

P(6)

24. Detached single-family dwelling unit containing 5,500 square feet or more total floor area

N

N

N

N

N

25. Attached accessory dwelling unit (consistent with procedures and requirements outlined in BMC 20.10.036)

P

P

P

P

P

26. Detached accessory dwelling unit (consistent with procedures and requirements outlined in BMC 20.10.036)

P

P

P

P

P

27. Chapter 20.28 BMC, Infill Housing

a. Smaller House

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

N

b. Small House

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

c. Cottage

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

d. Duplex/Triplex

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

N

e. Shared Court

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

f. Garden Court

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

g. Townhouse

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

P(5)

N

28. Multifamily dwelling units (apartments or condos)

P

P

P

P(7)

N

29. Boarding and rooming houses

P

P

P

C(7)

N

30. Co-housing developments (subject to the provisions in BMC 20.10.048)

P

P

P

P

P

31. Confidential shelters (subject to the provisions of BMC 20.10.047)

P

P

P

P

P

32. Schools, art schools and institutions of higher education

P

P

P

C(6)

C(6)

33. Churches

P

P

P

C(6)

C(6)

34. Day care

P

P

P

C(6)

C(6)

35. Service care, day treatment and child placing agencies

P

P

P

C(6)

C(6)

36. Medical care facility

P

P

P

C(6)

C(6)

37. Billboards

N

N

N

N

N

38. Wireless communication facilities (subject to the provisions in Chapter 20.13 BMC)

P

P

C

N

N

39. Public utilities (when located within a public right-of-way)

P

P

P

P

P

40. Community public facilities (subject to the provisions in BMC 20.16.020(J)(4))

P

P

P

C

C

41. Public parks, trails and playgrounds

P

P

P

P

P

42. Community gardens

P

P

P

P

P

43. Certain temporary homeless shelters, per Chapter 20.15 BMC

P

P

P

P

P

Notes:

1Retail sales of the following are prohibited:

aHeavy farm and construction equipment.

bHouse trailers and mobile homes.

2Only drive-up facilities/structures and uses existing as of December 7, 2009, are permitted in the commercial core.

3Permitted when in conjunction with sales of the same on site; provided, that noise, smell and other impacts are internalized within an enclosed structure. This category includes:

aManufacture and assembly of light and small items made from previously prepared materials such as office machines, small motors, cabinets, electronic equipment, electrical devices, and signs; and

bHandicraft manufacturing (jewelry, pottery, glass, furniture, etc.).

4Keeping of three or fewer animals overnight is permitted as an accessory use if animals are kept in an enclosed structure, and noise, smell and other impacts are internalized within an enclosed structure.

5Development shall comply with procedures and requirements outlined in Chapter 20.28 BMC, Infill Housing, and BMC 20.37.130(C) and (D).

6Development shall comply with procedures and requirements outlined in Chapter 20.30 BMC, Residential Single Development, and BMC 20.37.130(C) and (D).

7Development shall comply with procedures and requirements outlined in Chapter 20.32 BMC, Residential Multi Development, and BMC 20.37.130(C) and (D).

[Ord. 2018-11-024 § 11; Ord. 2018-10-019 § 9; Ord. 2018-05-009 § 19; Ord. 2009-11-069].

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