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Park: a site maintained for purposes of active or passive recreation, including pleasure, exercise, amusement or ornamentation.

Parking requirement: the minimum number of parking spaces required by this title for specified uses.

Parking space: the area designated to store a vehicle plus the necessary maneuvering area.

Parking structure: a structure or portion of a structure, enclosed on all frontages except for limited access/egress points and light/ventilation windows, designed for vehicle parking. Parking structures may be at, below, or above the adjacent sidewalk grade.

Party of record: a person who shows interest in a project or issue by testifying or offering written comments about a land use decision or other matter before the Hearing Examiner, Planning Commission, Design Review Board, or City Council. All applicants are automatically considered to be a party of record.

Passenger transportation service: transit service available to the public for a fare, including but not limited to buses, vanpools, tour and charter buses, and taxicabs.

Pedestrian street: see Woonerf.

Permanent sign: a sign constructed of weather-resistant material and intended for permanent use and that does not otherwise meet the definition of “temporary sign.” Wall-mounted sign holders designed for insertion of signs and posters shall be considered permanent signage and subject to all standards of this title.

Permitted use: a use that is allowed by right.

Personal services: a business or occupation which provides goods and services for the nonmedical physical and mental care and support to individuals, such as, but not limited to, barbershops, beauty salons, tattoo parlors, and similar establishments.

Pier: see Dock.

Place of worship: a building or portion of a building dedicated to religious worship or religious education purposes including a church, synagogue, parish hall, temple, mosque, or any assembly hall associated with religious worship. A place of worship may include accessory uses associated with it such as private schools, preschools and daycares, reading rooms, assembly rooms, and residences for clergy and unordained monks, friars, nuns, and religious brothers and sisters.

Planning Commission: the City of Snohomish Planning Commission.

Planning Director: the manager of the City of Snohomish Department of Planning and Development Services. It means the same as City Planner as provided in Chapter 2.34 SMC.

Plat: the drawing of a subdivision of land and other elements as required pursuant to Chapter 58.17 RCW.

Podium parking structure: in the Pilchuck District only, a portion of a building intended for vehicle storage built below the main building mass and partially submerged below the elevation of the adjacent sidewalk.

Portable readerboard sign: a portable sign, supported by feet or wheels, with changeable letters and generally internally illuminated.

Portable sign: a freestanding temporary sign which is capable of being moved by one (1) person and is not permanently affixed to the ground, a structure, or a building.

Preliminary plat: a detailed graphic depiction of a proposed subdivision and associated text showing the layout of property boundaries, tracts, easements, land use, streets, utilities, drainage, and other elements that furnish a basis of approval for the proposed subdivision.

Preschool: a facility licensed by the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families whose primary function is to provide academic learning services to children 30 months through six years of age not attending kindergarten or elementary school as defined in SMC 14.25.200. Preschools operate on a definite school year schedule and follow a stated academic curriculum, and accept only children 30 months through six years of age. Preschools may offer supervised play, socializing, and childcare services, but not as a primary function.

Primary entrance: the main/principal point of pedestrian access into a building, located parallel to and visible from the adjacent street or its tangent.

Primary facade: the exterior wall of a building that faces the principal frontage.

Principal building: the primary habitable structure on a lot.

Principal frontage: the private frontage designated to bear the address and main entrance to the building.

Print shop: an establishment employing twenty-five (25) or fewer persons, which provides custom printing services to the public. The term may include publishing of books, magazines, periodicals or newspapers.

Private frontage:

1. The privately held area between the frontage line and the maximum setback line, if applicable, or the facade of the principal building; and

2. Portions of all primary facades up to the top of the first or second floor, including building entrances, located along and oriented to a street.

Physical elements of the private frontage include, but are not limited to, a building’s primary entrance treatments and setback areas. (see SMC 14.212.1010)

Processing: activities which alter or refine an existing product.

Processing of materials: the series of operations that transforms industrial materials from a raw-material state into finished parts or products.

Professional office: a place of business which is used by licensed professionals or persons in generally recognized professions of a technical, scientific, or other academic discipline, and does not involve outside storage or fabrication, or on-site sale or transfer of commodities.

Project area: all areas, including those within fifty (50) feet of the area, proposed to be disturbed, altered, or used by the proposed activity or the construction of any proposed structures. When the action binds the land, such as a subdivision, short subdivision, site development plan, binding site plan, or rezone, the project area shall include the entire parcel, at a minimum.

Property line: a legal perimeter boundary of a unit of real estate, delineating and limiting land ownership.

Property line, front: the perimeter boundary of a unit of real estate separating it from the street. In the case of corner lots where there are two (2) or more property lines that abut streets, the front property line shall be the property line abutting the street from which the primary pedestrian entrance is taken.

Property line, rear: the perimeter boundary of a unit of real estate which is opposite and most distant from the front property line. In the case of triangular or other irregularly shaped lots, an imaginary line twenty (20) feet in length located entirely within the lot, parallel to and at a maximum distance from the front lot line. When a lot extends into and beyond the mean low water line of a body of water, the rear property line shall be the mean low water line.

Property line, side: any perimeter boundary of a unit of real estate other than a front or rear property line.

Proportionate share: that portion of the cost of public facility improvements that is reasonably related to the service demands and needs of a new development.

Provisional use: a term that characterizes a land use proposed in the Pilchuck District requiring special consideration due either to its potential impacts on the neighborhood and land uses in the vicinity and/or to typical or uncertain aspects of its physical organization, design, or function.

Public agency office: a place for the administration of any governmental activity or program.

Public agency yard: a governmental facility for open or enclosed storage, repair, and maintenance of vehicles, equipment, or related materials, excluding document storage.

Public frontage: the area of the street right-of-way extending from the edge of the vehicle lanes of the adjacent roadway(s) to the frontage line. Physical elements of the public frontage include, but are not limited to, the curb, sidewalk, planter strip, street trees, and streetlights.

Public hearing: an official meeting open to all interested parties and where testimony from interested parties on a particular matter is heard prior to issuance of a decision by the decision-making authority.

Public street: a roadway which is controlled by the City, other than an alley.

Public use: an activity operated by the federal, state, county, or City government or a special purpose district. (Ord. 2401, 2020; Ord. 2434, 2022; Ord. 2445, 2022)