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A. Purpose and Intent. BelRed is a major mixed use employment and residential area characterized by a transit-oriented, nodal development pattern, over time replacing the area’s original low intensity light industrial and commercial past. The City will encourage land uses in the BelRed area which promote employment, retail and residential opportunities. More intense uses and greater heights are concentrated in designated nodal development areas along the NE 15th/16th corridor; these areas are intended to be served by high capacity transit. New development in these designated nodal areas is expected to have a transit-supportive and pedestrian-friendly form. The entire BelRed area will be distinguished by environmental and community amenities that serve residents and employees in the area, as well as nearby neighborhoods and the entire city. New development is expected to make significant contributions to these amenities, and to the infrastructure needed to support redevelopment.

Redevelopment of the BelRed area will occur over decades, and the City encourages a graceful transition of land use over time. Therefore special provisions are appropriate for existing uses that may not be part of the area’s long-term envisioned future.

1.  BelRed-Medical Office (BelRed-MO). The purpose of the BelRed-MO Land Use District is to provide an area for office uses, with an emphasis on medical office.

2.  BelRed-Medical Office Node (BelRed-MO-1). The purpose of the BelRed-MO-1 Land Use District is to provide an area for the most intense medical office uses. The district is located within the core of a nodal area, and is limited in extent in order to provide the level of intensity appropriate for areas in close proximity to the highest levels of transit service within the BelRed area.

3.  BelRed Office/Residential (BelRed-OR). The purpose of the BelRed-OR Land Use District is to provide an area for a mix of office, housing and retail uses, with office as the predominant use.

4.  BelRed-Office/Residential Node 1 (BelRed-OR-1). The purpose of the BelRed-OR-1 Land Use District is to provide an area for a mix of office, housing and retail uses within the core of a nodal area, with offices as the predominant use. The district is limited in extent in order to provide the level of intensity appropriate for areas in close proximity to the highest levels of transit service within the BelRed area.

5.  BelRed-Office/Residential Node 2 (BelRed-OR-2). The purpose of the BelRed-OR-2 Land Use District is to provide an area for a mix of office, housing and retail uses, with office as the predominant use. The district is located within a node but outside the node’s core, and building heights provide for a transition between the node’s core and areas outside the node.

6.  BelRed-Residential/Commercial Node 1 (BelRed-RC-1). The purpose of the BelRed-RC-1 Land Use District is to provide an area for a mix of housing, retail, office and service uses within the core of a nodal area, with an emphasis on housing. The district is limited in extent in order to provide the level of intensity appropriate for areas in close proximity to the highest levels of transit service within the BelRed area.

7.  BelRed-Residential/Commercial Node 2 (BelRed-RC-2). The purpose of the BelRed-RC-2 Land Use District is to provide an area for a mix of housing, retail, office and service uses. The district is located within a node but outside the node’s core, and building heights provide for a transition between the node’s core and areas outside the node.

8.  BelRed-Residential/Commercial (BelRed-RC-3). The purpose of the BelRed-RC-3 Land Use District is to provide an area for a mix of housing, retail, office and service uses, with an emphasis on housing. The district is located within a node but in close proximity to mature, stable neighborhoods, and is thus appropriate for transitional heights.

9.  BelRed-Commercial/Residential (BelRed-CR). The purpose of the BelRed-CR Land Use District is to provide an area for a mix of housing, retail, office and services. Multiple uses are encouraged on individual sites, in individual buildings, and in the district as a whole.

10.  BelRed-Residential (BelRed-R). The purpose of the BelRed-R Land Use District is to provide an area for residential uses. Limited retail and service uses are permitted secondary to residential use, in order to provide the amenity of shopping and services within easy walking distance of residential structures.

11.  BelRed-General Commercial (BelRed-GC). The purpose of the BelRed-GC Land Use District is to provide an area for a wide variety of business activities that provide goods and services to other businesses and the general public.

12.  BelRed-Office/Residential Transition (BelRed-ORT). The purpose of the BelRed-ORT Land Use District is to provide an area for low-intensity offices and uses and low density multifamily residential dwellings, developed in such a manner as to provide a buffer between residential and more intensively developed properties.

B. Permitted Uses. Specific categories of uses are listed in Chart 20.25D.070. LUC 20.25D.050 explains Chart 20.25D.070 and describes the applicable review procedures for BelRed. The description of the use chart contained in LUC 20.10.400 and the categories of uses contained in LUC 20.10.440 do not apply to the BelRed Land Use Districts.

C. General Development Requirements.

1. Regulations applying to specific structures or activities are found listed alphabetically in Chapter 20.20 LUC; consult the alphabetical Key Word Index in the beginning of that chapter.

2.  BelRed specific standards and guidelines are found in Chapter 20.25D LUC. All development in BelRed shall conform to these requirements. (Ord. 5876, 5-18-09, § 2)