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20.37.420 Waterfront district urban village – Uses.
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A. Uses are established in Table 20.37.420-A, and the following:

1. Land use classifications are listed on the horizontal axis. Waterfront district land use areas are shown on the vertical axis.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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. If a (number) appears in the box at the intersection of the column and the row, the use may be permitted in the use area subject to the special limitation indicated in the corresponding “note” at the end of the table.

6. Use Determination. In the case of a question as to the inclusion or exclusion of a particular proposed use in a particular use category, the planning and community development 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.

7. Interim permitted uses are allowed in accordance with the development agreement approved by Resolution No. 2013-28, or as amended by city council action.

8. Shoreline Master Program. Specific uses allowed in Table 20.37.420-A may be restricted by the shoreline master program.

Table 20.37.420-A Permitted Uses
  P = Permitted (#) = See Notes C = Conditional N = Not allowed

LAND USE CLASSIFICATION

Area

Industrial Mixed-Use

Commercial Mixed-Use

Institutional Mixed-Use

A. RESIDENTIAL USES

1. Short-term rentals, per BMC 20.10.037

N

P

N

2. Confidential shelters (subject to BMC 20.10.047)

N

P

P

3. Hotel, motel and hostel

N

P(1)

P(1)

4. Residential uses

N

P(1)

P(1)

5. Night watchman or caretaker quarters

P

P

P

B. COMMERCIAL

1. Adult entertainment

N

N

N

2. Commercial recreation

C(5)

P

P

3. Crematory

P

N

N

4. Day care

N

P

P

5. Day treatment center

N

P

P

6. Drinking establishment

P(5)

P

P

7. Drive-up/drive-through facilities such as bank tellers, food and beverage services, laundry pick-up, and car washes

P(4)

N

N

8. Eating establishment

P(5)

P

P

9. Live/work unit

N

P

P

10. Motor vehicles sales, limited to automobiles, motorcycles, scooters, recreational vehicles

N

P(7)

P(7)

11. Nightclubs

N

P

P

12. Offices, including child placement agency, post office and tourism center

P(6)

P

P

13. Repair of small equipment and items such as appliances, electronics, clocks, furniture, hand tools and watches

P

P(2)

P(2)

14. Retail sales, except as restricted in subsection (B)(10) of this table

P(6)

P

P

15. Services, personal

N

P

P

16. Service stations and gas stations

P(4)

N

N

17. Water-related and water-dependent commercial, recreation and transportation uses such as: boat launching facilities, boat rental and sales, boat charter or cruise facilities, visitor moorage, boat storage, marina, water based transportation, and offices and retail supporting the same

P

P

P

C. HEALTH CARE

1. Doctor, dentist, medical and therapy office and/or laboratory

N

P

P

2. Medical care facility

N

P

P

3. Service care

N

P

P

4. Veterinary service, animal hospital and small animal care shop

P(2)

P(2)

P(2)

D. PUBLIC AND SEMI-PUBLIC ASSEMBLY

1. Aquarium, interpretive center, library and museum

P

P

P

2. Art gallery, art school, and commercial art studio

P

P

P

3. Auditorium, stadium and theater

C(4)

P

P

4. Church and house of worship

C(4)

C

C

5. Community center

C

P

P

6. Convention center

C

P

P

7. Institution of higher education

P(4)

P

P

8. Neighborhood club and activity center

N

P

P

9. Park, trail and playground

P

P

P

10. Passenger terminal

P

P

P

11. Private club and lodge

P

P

P

12. Public building and use

P

P

P

13. School

C

P

P

E. INDUSTRIAL

1. Automobile repair

P

N

N

2. Automobile wrecking

N

N

N

3. Commercial electrical power generation per BMC 20.36.030

P

N

N

4. Hazardous waste treatment and storage facility per BMC 20.16.020(G)(1)

C

N

N

5. Manufacture and assembly

P

P(2)

P(2)

6. Mini-storage facility

P

P(8)

P(8)

7. Monument and stone works

P

N

N

8. Repair of large equipment such as vessels, vehicles and floor based tools

P

N

N

9. Warehousing, wholesaling and freight operation

P

N

N

10. Water-related and dependent industrial uses such as: aquaculture, barge loading facility, boat/ship building, boat repair, dry dock, net repair, seafood processing, cargo terminal, web house, and offices supporting the same

P

N

N

F. MISCELLANEOUS USES

1. Adaptive uses for historic register buildings per BMC 17.90.080 and 20.16.020

P

P

P

2. Agricultural nursery

P(7)

N

N

3. Community gardens

N

P

P

4. Community public facilities per BMC 20.16.020(J)(4)

P

P

P

5. Parking facility (nonretail)

P

P

P

6. Parking facility (retail)

P

P

P

7. Public utilities on private property

P

P

P

8. Public utilities within a public right-of-way or park

P

P

P

9. District-specific utilities

P(9)

P(9)

P(9)

10. Recreational vehicle park

N

N

N

11. Recycling collection and processing center, subject to additional standards per BMC 20.16.020(K)(2).

P

P(3)

P(3)

12. Recycling and refuse collection and processing center, subject to additional standards per BMC 20.16.020(K)(2).

P(3), C(10)

N

N

13. Wireless communications facility per Chapter 20.13 BMC

P, C

P, C

P, C

14. Certain temporary homeless shelters, per Chapter 20.15 BMC

P

P

P

Notes

(1)Residential units or hotel rooms may not occupy the street level frontage on Granary or Bloedel Avenue.

(2)Provided noise, smell and other impacts are internalized within an enclosed structure.

(3)Facilities shall be sized and designed to collect waste from residents, businesses and visitors to the waterfront district and shall not be used to collect or treat waste imported from outside of the district.

(4)Provided the project site has frontage on an arterial public street improved to a Type 1A or Type 1B street standard depicted in the waterfront district subarea plan, multi-modal circulation and parking chapter, or an alternate standard approved by the public works director.

(5)Provided the project site has frontage on an arterial public street improved to a Type 1A or Type 1B street standard depicted in the waterfront district subarea plan, multi-modal circulation and parking chapter, or an alternate standard approved by the public works director, or is located adjacent to the public park and trail planned along the frontage of the new ASB marina. Such uses may not be approved adjacent to the marina until after the marina and associated public access and parking are constructed.

(6)Provided the office or retail uses are related to construction, shipping, industrial or marine-related activities, or the sale of products manufactured or processed within the district. Retail sales in buildings adjacent to the new ASB marina may include food, alcohol and other commodities intended to serve boaters or marina customers after the marina has been constructed and is open for vessel use.

(7)When entirely enclosed within a structure.

(8)The floor area devoted to mini-storage shall be less than 50 percent of the floor area of other permitted use(s) on site, and mini-storage uses are prohibited on ground level street frontages except for entry, office and similar active uses.

(9)As allowed through approval of a waterfront utility master plan.

(10)Conditional for facilities that collect or process recycling or refuse imported from outside the district.

[Ord. 2019-09-029 § 8; Ord. 2018-11-024 § 14; Ord. 2018-10-019 § 12; Ord. 2013-12-090 § 10 (Exh. F)].

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