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Reasonable use: the minimum economic use a property owner is entitled to by virtue of the due process and takings clauses of the state and federal constitutions.

Reasonably safe from flooding: development that is designed and built to be safe from flooding based on consideration of current flood elevation studies, historical data, high water marks and other reliable date known to the community. In unnumbered A zones where flood elevation information is not available and cannot be obtained by practicable means, reasonably safe from flooding means that the lowest floor is at least two (2) feet above the highest adjacent grade.

Receiving site or area: one (1) or more properties designated by ordinance to which Transfer of Development Rights credits may be transferred for the right to develop property in excess of the development potential entitled by-right.

Recreational use: a private or public facility designed and used to provide recreational opportunities to the public.

Recreational vehicle: a vehicle type unit built on a single chassis primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreation, camping, travel or seasonal use that either has its own motive power or is mounted on, or towed by, another vehicle as defined by NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreational Vehicles, current edition. Recreational vehicles include, but are not limited to, camping trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, motor homes, travel trailers, and truck campers. For floodplain management purposes pursuant to Chapter 14.270 SMC, the definition in 44 CFR 59.1 shall apply.

Recreational vehicle parks: land, which may or may not include utility hook-up facilities, where two (2) or more recreational vehicles may park as short-term (less than thirty (30) days) living or recreation quarters.

Repair or maintenance: an activity that restores the character, scope, size, and design of a serviceable area, structure, or land use to its previously authorized and undamaged condition without changing the character, size, or scope of the original development.

Residence or residential: a building or part thereof containing dwelling units or rooming units, including houses, multifamily dwellings, boarding houses, and rooming houses. The term excludes hotels, motels, and correctional, medical, and convalescent facilities.

Residential development: the creation and construction of single-family residences, including appurtenant structures and uses. Residential development also includes multifamily development and the creation of new residential lots through land subdivision. Residential development does not include hotels, motels, bed and breakfast facilities, convalescent or similar health-care facilities.

Resource accessory use: a use, structure, or part of a structure, that is customarily subordinate and incidental to an agricultural resource use, including housing of agricultural workers on site, on-site storage of agricultural products or equipment, or other uses as specified in this Development Code.

Restoration: measures taken to restore or upgrade an altered, impaired, diminished, or damaged feature, process, function, or structure to its original condition. When applied to critical areas, such measures can include:

1. Active re-establishment steps taken to restore damaged wetlands, streams, protected habitat, or their buffers to the functioning condition that existed prior to an unauthorized alteration; and

2. Rehabilitation actions performed to repair structural and functional characteristics of a critical area that have been lost by alteration, past management activities, or catastrophic events.

3. Revegetation, removal of invasive species or intrusive structures, and removal or treatment of toxic materials.

Retirement apartments: dwelling units exclusively designed for and occupied by residents sixty-two (62) years of age or older in accordance with the requirements of state and/or federal programs for senior citizen housing. There is no minimum age requirement for the spouse of a resident who is sixty-two (62) years of age or older.

RF: radio frequency on the radio spectrum.

Right-of-way: land purchased by or dedicated to the public for the movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

Riprap: angular quarry rock used for revetments or other bank stabilization projects.

Road, private: see Street, private.

Rockery: a type of functional freestanding wall comprised of interlocking dry-stacked rocks without mortar or steel reinforcement. See also “Wall, retaining.”

Roomer/boarder: a resident of a single-family dwelling or approved accessory dwelling unit who is not a member of the family occupying the single-family dwelling. Compensation may or may not be provided. (Ord. 2401, 2020)