A. Applicability. The regulations of this section shall apply to all new construction, and to renovation of existing site and building improvements when the cost of renovation of existing site and building improvements exceeds 50 percent of the assessed valuation of the site and improvements.
1. Abutting streets shall be improved to three-quarters standards, as shown in the Samish Way subarea plan, except as follows:
a. Samish Way. Projects abutting Samish Way shall improve only the abutting sidewalk from the existing curb line to the property line. Abutting curb and gutter shall additionally be replaced when necessary to close curb cuts and/or to replace damaged sections.
b. Abbott Street. Projects abutting Abbott Street shall improve a five-foot minimum standard sidewalk and repave the abutting portion of the street.
c. 35th Street Extension and Link to Samish Way. Projects abutting the proposed extension of 35th Street between Abbott Street and Consolidation Avenue and the link to Samish Way shown in Figure 20.37.140 are required to dedicate sufficient right-of-way and construct street improvements as necessary to serve the multimodal transportation needs of the proposed development and create an orderly extension of public infrastructure.
d. 37th Street Extension. Projects abutting the proposed extension of 37th Street between Abbott Street and Consolidation Avenue as shown in Figure 20.37.140 are required to dedicate sufficient right-of-way and construct a 20-foot paved area meeting fire access and public works standards.
2. Pedestrian/Bike Corridor. A nonmotorized bike and pedestrian corridor with public access easement linking 34th Street to Samish Way shall be provided as generally shown in Figure 20.37.140. The corridor shall be designed and built to city standards.
3. The calculation of available FAR for land dedicated as right-of-way is outlined in BMC 20.37.130(B)(4)(b)(v).
a. Practical difficulties arise in the design and construction of streets due to topographic or geological limitations or other problems inherent or peculiar to the area; or
b. The directors find that imposition of the required street design would be detrimental to the interest of the neighborhood; or
c. The directors find that the modification will provide an equal or better solution that is consistent with the goals and policies in the Samish Way urban village plan.
[Ord. 2019-12-038 § 2 (Exh. B); Ord. 2009-11-069].