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A. Buildings shall be oriented to adjacent streets according to Tables V-1 through V-6.

1. Where required, façades and primary entrances shall be parallel to and visible from the adjacent street or its tangent except as allowed under sections 2 and 3 below.

2. Primary entrances may face street corners where corner entry private frontages are permitted.

3. A primary entrance accessed through a Forecourt private frontage is not required to face a public street provided that it is visible from the public street.

B. Buildings on corner lots shall have a principal frontage and a secondary frontage. The principal frontage shall be consistent with the site address and the location of primary pedestrian site access. Lot configuration shall be based on the principal frontage.

C. Where a building façade does not extend along any portion of a frontage line in the Neighborhood Center zone, an architectural wall between 3.5 and 4.5 feet in height shall extend from the façade along the remainder of the street frontage. The wall shall be architecturally consistent with the principal building and shall have horizontal openings no larger than necessary to allow vehicle and/or pedestrian access.

D. Setbacks for principal buildings and outbuildings shall be as shown in Tables V-1 through V-6. Setbacks may be adjusted according to SMC 14.212.140.

1. Bay windows and open porches with no enclosed floor area may encroach into the front setback up to 50 percent the setback depth.

E. One principal building at the frontage and one outbuilding to the rear of the principal building may be built on each lot. Only one single-family dwelling is permitted on one lot except pursuant to the bungalow court exception in SMC 14.212.500.

F. The private frontages for each zone shall conform to the standards in Tables V-1 through V-6.

G. Awnings and canopies may encroach into the public frontage within two feet of the curb. Where a canopy encroaches into the public frontage, the lowest portion of the canopy shall be eight feet above the sidewalk. Note: if blade signs are anticipated, awnings and canopies should be designed to allow an eight-foot clearance between the bottom of the sign and the sidewalk.

H. Loading docks and service areas shall be permitted on private frontages only by approval of a deviation pursuant to SMC 14.212.170. For buildings with a commercial floor area of 25,000 square feet or greater, loading spaces shall be provided that fully contain delivery vehicles on the site and outside any alley, street, or sidewalk. Buildings less than 25,000 square feet of commercial floor area are not required to provide a loading space.

Table V-1. Neighborhood Single-Family

1 BUILDING FUNCTION

Per Table IV-1

Building Height

2 BUILDING HEIGHT

A

Principal building

2 stories max

A

Outbuilding

2 stories max.

B

First floor

18 in. min. above sidewalk

C

Ground floor ceiling

9 ft. clear min

D

Upper floor ceiling

8 ft. clear min.

3 BUILDING ORIENTATION TO STREET

Principal building

Required

Outbuilding

Not required

Exceptions: None

4 SETBACKS–PRINCIPAL BUILDING

E

Front Setback -

15 ft min.

Primary frontage

20 ft max.

F

Front Setback -

10 ft min.

Secondary frontage

G

Side Setback

5 ft min. (8 ft. min. for alley)

H

Rear Setback

20 ft min.

5 SETBACKS–OUTBUILDING

Setbacks – Principal Building

I

Front Setback

20 ft min. plus principal building setback

Primary frontage

J/K

Side setback)

5 ft min. (10 ft if second frontage)

L

Rear Setback

5 ft min. (8 ft. min. for alley)

6 PRIVATE FRONTAGES (see SMC 14.212.1010)

Common yard

Permitted

Porch

Permitted

Terrace or lightwell

Not permitted

Stoop

Not permitted

Corner entry

Not permitted

Forecourt

Not permitted

Shopfront & canopy

Not permitted

Grand entry

Not permitted

7 FRONTAGE COVERAGE

N/A

Setbacks – Outbuilding

8 BUILDING LENGTH

(Primary frontage)

40 ft. max.

9 IMPERVIOUS SURFACE COVERAGE

N/A

10 PARKING (see Article VI)

Table V-2. Neighborhood Townhouse

1 BUILDING FUNCTION

Per Table IV-1

Building Height

2 BUILDING HEIGHT

A

Principal building

2 stories max.

Outbuilding

2 stories max.

B

First floor

18 in. min. above sidewalk

C

Ground floor ceiling

9 ft. clear min

D

Upper floor ceiling

8 ft. clear min

3 BUILDING ORIENTATION TO STREET

Principal building

Required

Outbuilding

Not required

Exceptions: Pedestrian courtyard configuration permitted;

4 SETBACKS–PRINCIPAL BUILDING

E

Front Setback

Primary frontage

15 ft min.

20ft max.

F

Front Setback Secondary frontage

10 ft min.

G

Side Setback

5 ft min. unless common wall on property line

H

Rear Setback

20 ft min.

5 SETBACKS–OUTBUILDING

Setbacks – Principal Building

I

Front Setback

Primary frontage (I)

20 ft min. plus principal building setback.

J/K

Side setback

5 ft min. (10 ft min. for second frontage; 8 ft min for alley) unless common wall garage in conjunction with townhouse development

Rear Setback (L)

5 ft min. (8 ft. min. for alley)

6 PRIVATE FRONTAGES (see SMC 14.212.1010)

Common yard

Permitted

Porch

Permitted

Terrace or lightwell

Not permitted

Stoop

Not permitted

Setbacks – Outbuilding

Corner entry

Not permitted

Forecourt

Not permitted

Shopfront & canopy

Not permitted

Grand entry

Not permitted

7 FRONTAGE COVERAGE

N/A

8 BUILDING LENGTH

(Primary frontage)

85 ft. max.

Townhouse – 40 ft. min.

9 IMPERVIOUS SURFACE COVERAGE

75% max.

10 PARKING (see Article VI)

Table V-3. Neighborhood Center

1 BUILDING FUNCTION

Per Table IV-1

Building Height and Upper Story Setback

2 BUILDING HEIGHT

A

Minimum height –

Principal building

2 stories (second story at 75% of footprint)

B

Maximum height:

By right

3 stories

With TDR

4 stories

With TDR in Height Overlay

5 stories

C

Ground floor ceiling

12 ft min. clear

D

Upper floor ceiling

8 ft min. clear

Exceptions: see Anchor Use Exceptions Table V-5

3 BUILDING ORIENTATION TO STREET

Principal building

Required

Outbuilding

Required if corner lot

4 SETBACKS–PRINCIPAL BUILDING

E

Front setback -

0 ft min.

Primary frontage

10 ft max.

F

Front setback - Secondary frontage

0 ft min.

10 ft max.

G

Side setback

0 ft min.

H

Rear setback

0 ft min. (8 ft. min. for alley)

I

Special setbacks: Floors above third floor set back 8 ft min. setback from the primary ground floor façade plane on any frontage

5 SETBACKS–OUTBUILDING

Setbacks – Principal Building

J

Front setback - Primary frontage

20 ft min. plus building setback.

K

Front setback - Secondary frontage

Same as principal building or greater

L

Side setback

0 ft min.

M

Rear setback

0 ft min. (5 ft. min. for alley)

6 PRIVATE FRONTAGES (see SMC 14.212.1010)

Common yard

Not permitted

Porch

Not permitted

Terrace or lightwell

Permitted

Stoop

Permitted

Corner entry

Permitted

Setbacks – Outbuilding

Forecourt

Permitted

Shopfront & canopy

Permitted

Grand entry

Permitted

7 FRONTAGE COVERAGE

80% min.

Exceptions: Forecourt width shall not be deducted from frontage coverage for Forecourt private frontages

8 BUILDING LENGTH (Primary frontage)

150 ft. max

Exceptions: see Anchor Use Exceptions Table V-5

9 IMPERVIOUS SURFACE COVERAGE

90% max.

10 PARKING (see Article VI)

Table V-4. Neighborhood Civic

1 BUILDING FUNCTION

Per Table IV-1

Building Height

2 BUILDING HEIGHT

A

Principal building (A)

3 stories max.

B

Ground floor ceiling (C)

12 ft min. clear

C

Upper floor ceiling (D)

8 ft min. clear

Exceptions: see Civic Use Exceptions Table V-6

3 BUILDING ORIENTATION TO STREET

Principal building

Required

Exceptions: see Civic Use Exceptions Table V-6

4 SETBACKS

D

Front setback - Primary frontage

5 ft min.

E

Front setback - Secondary frontage

5 ft min.

F

Side Setback

0 ft min.

G

Rear Setback

0 ft min. (8 ft. min. for alley)

Exceptions: see Civic Use Exceptions Table V-6

5 PRIVATE FRONTAGES (see SMC 14.212.1010)

Common yard

Not permitted

Porch

Not permitted

Terrace or Lightwell

Not permitted

Stoop

Not permitted

Corner entry

Permitted

Setbacks

Forecourt

Permitted

Shopfront & canopy

Permitted

Grand entry

Permitted

6 FRONTAGE COVERAGE

80% min.

7 BUILDING LENGTH (Primary frontage)

150 ft. max

8 IMPERVIOUS SURFACE COVERAGE

90% max.

10 PARKING (see Article VI)

Table V-5. Anchor Use Exceptions

Minimum building height

1 story and 20 ft.

Maximum building length (Primary frontage)

200 ft.

Table V-6. Civic Use Exceptions

Maximum building height

5 stories (with special setback in Table V-3)

Ground floor ceiling

9 ft. min. clear

Orientation to street

Determined according to function

Front setback - Primary frontage

Determined according to function

Front setback - Secondary frontage

Determined according to function

Private frontages

Determined according to function

Frontage coverage

Determined according to function

Building length

Determined according to function

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