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A. Chapters 14.205 and 14.207 SMC govern permitted land uses in the business park and airport industry designations.

B. Minimum Area. A minimum of five acres will normally be required for a business park development; however, existing smaller parcels that cannot be aggregated together to establish a five-acre project will be allowed, subject to appropriate review and conditions.

C. Setbacks. Structures shall be a minimum distance of 50 feet from any property line abutting a residential land use designation. Where not abutting a residential designation, the minimum setback shall be zero, subject to compliance with the landscape screening requirements in Chapter 14.240 SMC.

D. Landscaping and Open Space.

1. The site shall consist of not less than 20 percent landscaping and/or open space, which open space may consist of undisturbed vegetation or water and will include the five percent area of required landscaping. In addition, any parking lot of over 20 cars must provide a minimum of one contiguous 100-square-foot landscaped island within the parking area for each 10 spaces. Up to 50 percent of the landscaping and open space requirement for a business park development may be provided by permanent dedication of a conservation easement to the City, a land trust, or another entity acceptable to the City of Snohomish, which easement shall restrict property to remain in open space in perpetuity within the same business park designation as the development in question.

2. At least five percent of the site must be in formal developed landscaping no less than 2,000 square feet in area and oriented towards the main entrance and public right-of-way.

3. Landscaping Adjacent to Streets. All uses which adjoin a street will also provide a landscape corridor of trees, planted no more than 50 feet on center. Landscape plant materials used in low impact development facilities may also be considered. Such landscaping shall not obscure the sight distance for traffic and pedestrians at the intersection of streets or driveways.

E. Access.

1. Access Limitation. Business Parks shall have access to at least one major arterial. Access to the adjacent arterial and other streets will be provided in accordance with City traffic plans and will be constructed per Public Works Design and Construction Standards.

2. Access Assurance to Adjacent Properties. At the time of permit review the City may require as a condition of approval either:

a. That a frontage road or marginal access street be constructed to provide access to the arterial for adjacent properties.

b. That the applicant grants to adjacent properties the right to use the applicant’s arterial access.

F. Height Limitation. Building heights shall not exceed 45 feet. One additional foot of building height may be added for each additional foot of setback on all sides provided that the total building height shall not exceed 60 feet. (Ord. 2296, 2016; Ord. 2315, 2016)

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