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A. General.

1. General. The provisions of LUC 20.20.590.C, E, G, H, I, K, and L apply to development in the BR Land Use Districts in addition to the provisions contained in this section.

2. Review Required. The Director shall review the proposed parking, circulation, and walkways and may approve the proposed structure, alteration, site development, use, or occupancy only if the requirements of this section are met, subject to the provisions of LUC 20.25D.060 for existing conditions.

B. Minimum/Maximum Parking Requirements by Use – Specified Uses.

1. Number of Parking Stalls. The requirements of this section for the number of parking stalls apply to each new use and to each new tenant.

2. Parking Standards for BelRed – Chart 20.25D.120.B.2.

Table 20.25D.120.B.2. Parking Standards for BelRed (6)(7)

MO-1, OR-1, OR-2, RC-1, RC-2, RC-3

MO, OR, RC, CR, GC, R, ORT

Use

Unit of Measure

Min.

Max.

Min.

Max.

a.

Financial institution

Per 1,000 nsf

2.0

3.0/3.5 (1)

3.0

4.0

b.

Manufacturing/assembly

Per 1,000 nsf

1.0

2.0

2.0

4.0

c.

Home furnishing retail and major appliances retail

Per 1,000 nsf

1.5

3.0

1.5

3.0

d.

Manufacturing/assembly (other than high technology/light industry)

Per 1,000 nsf

1.0

1.5

1.5

2.0

e.

Office: Business services/professional services/general office

Per 1,000 nsf

2.0

3.0/3.5 (1)

3.0

4.0

f.

Office: Medical/dental/health-related services

Per 1,000 nsf

3.5

4.0/4.5 (1)

4.0

5.0

g.

Residential (5)

Per unit

0.75

2.0

1.0 (8)

2.0

h.

Restaurant and bar (3)

Per 1,000 nsf

5.0 (4)

15.0

10.0

20.0

i.

Retail, personal service, shopping center

Per 1,000 nsf

2.5 (4)

4.5

3.0

5.0

j.

Retail and personal service in mixed-use development (2, 3)

Per 1,000 nsf

2.0

3.5

3.0

4.5

k.

Senior housing: Nursing home (8)

Per patient bed

0.25

0.75

0.25

1.0

l.

Senior housing: Senior citizen dwelling or congregate care (8)

Per living unit

0.25

1.0

0.5

1.25

m.

Wholesale, warehouse

Per 1,000 nsf

1.5

2.0

1.5

No max.

Notes applicable to parking standards for BelRed (Chart 20.25D.120.B.2):

(1)The maximum parking ratio for financial institutions and office uses in Chart 20.25D.120.B.2.a and e may be increased from 3.0 to 3.5 per 1,000 nsf and in Chart 20.25D.120.B.2.f from 4.0 to 4.5 per 1,000 nsf as follows:

(a)For off-site parking, the additional 0.5 per 1,000 nsf increment shall be provided in an interim surface parking configuration no more than 500 feet away from the site. The interim parking will have a sunset clause of 10 years, or such other period approved through a phasing plan, Part 20.30V LUC; or

(b)For on-site parking, the additional 0.5 per 1,000 nsf increment may be constructed on-site if it is part of an approved phasing plan, Part 20.30V LUC, and dedicated for a portion of the parking requirement for a future phase of the project.

(2)If retail and personal service space in a mixed-use development exceeds 25 percent of the net square footage of the development, the retail, personal service, and shopping center parking requirements in Chart 20.25D.120.B.2.i apply to the entire retail and personal service space.

(3)If restaurant and/or bar uses exceed 25 percent of the total net square footage of a retail, shopping center, or mixed-use development, the restaurant and bar requirements in Chart 20.25D.120.B.2.h apply to the entire restaurant and/or bar space.

(4)Inside nodes, no parking is required for retail and restaurant and/or bar uses under 2,000 nsf when the use is: directly adjacent to a public on-street parking supply of at least 20 spaces within 500 feet, or within 1,000 feet of a public parking garage, or within 500 feet of a light rail or bus rapid transit station.

(5)The minimum requirement for up to and including one bedroom apartment units available to persons earning 60 percent or less than the median income as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Seattle Metropolitan Statistical Area is 0.25 stalls per unit. An agreement to restrict the rental or sale of any such units to an individual earning 60 percent or less of the median income shall be recorded with King County.

(6) Vanpool/Carpool Facilities: The applicant shall provide a vanpool/carpool loading facility that is outside of required driveway or parking aisle widths and that is contained within the required parking and circulation areas. The facility shall be adjacent to an entrance door to the structure served by the parking, or as nearly so as possible after barrier-free access parking has been provided, and shall be consistent with all applicable design guidelines.

(7) Tandem/Stacked Parking Stalls: The applicant may use tandem/stacked parking stalls to exceed the minimum parking requirement, so long as the maximum parking requirement is not exceeded.

(8)See LUC 20.20.590.L for affordable housing, market rate multifamily dwelling, and senior housing minimum parking standards when these residential uses are located near frequent transit service.

C. Off-Site Accessory Parking. The Director may approve off-site accessory parking to meet the minimum and up to the maximum parking allowed to serve a specific use if the following criteria are met:

1. Adequate visitor parking is provided on the subject property;

2. Adequate pedestrian, van, or shuttle connections between the sites exists;

3. On-site signage is provided regarding accessory parking location;

4. The use being served is within 500 feet of a light rail, bus, or bus transit station; and

5. The off-site parking is within one-quarter mile of the use being served.

D. Parking Structure Performance Standards. The Director may approve a proposal for a parking structure through design review if the following criteria are met:

1. Driveway openings are limited to those needed to adequately serve the facility;

2. Exposed parking on the roof of a structure shall be screened by a parapet or other solid screening that equals or exceeds the height of the vehicles;

3. Safe pedestrian connection between the parking structure and the public right-of-way exists;

4. Unfinished ceilings visible from the public right-of-way shall be substantially screened from view; and

5. Lighting shall utilize cut-off shields to prevent spillover upon adjacent uses and the right-of-way and to conceal the light source.

E. Phased Parking. The property owner may install the required parking spaces in phases pursuant to a phasing plan, Part 20.30V LUC. Each phased parking installation must include the approved minimum to meet the parking requirements for the completed phases of the development for which the parking is provided. The phasing schedule must specifically indicate when all parking approved pursuant to this section will be provided.

1. Location. Phased parking may be located off site if the criteria of subsection C of this section are met.

2. Assurance Device. The Director may require an assurance device pursuant to LUC 20.40.490 to ensure compliance with the requirements and intent of subsection C of this section.

F. Director’s Authority to Modify Required Parking.

1. The Director may modify the minimum or maximum parking ratio for any use in LUC 20.25D.120.B as follows:

a. The modified parking ratio is supported by a parking demand analysis including but not limited to:

i. Documentation supplied by the applicant regarding actual parking demand for the proposed use; or

ii. Evidence in available planning and technical studies relating to the proposed use; or

iii. Required parking for the proposed use as determined by other comparable jurisdictions.

b. The proposal does not result in any adverse impact beyond the site; and

c. A shared parking agreement is executed pursuant to LUC 20.20.590.I, Shared Use of Parking.

2. Periodic Review. The Director may require periodic review of the reduced parking supply to ensure the terms of the approval are being met.

3. Assurance Device. The Director may require an assurance device pursuant to LUC 20.40.490 to ensure compliance with the requirements and intent of subsection F.1 of this section.

G. Bicycle Parking. Office, residential, institutional, retail, and education uses are required to provide bicycle parking pursuant to the following standards:

1. Ratio.

a. One space per 10,000 nsf for nonresidential uses greater than 20,000 nsf.

b. One space per every 10 dwelling units for residential uses.

2. Location. Minimum bicycle parking requirement shall be provided on site.

3. Covered spaces. At least 50 percent of required parking shall be protected from rainfall by cover.

4. Racks. The rack(s) shall be securely anchored and a bicycle six feet long can be securely held with its frame supported so the bicycle cannot be pushed or fall in a manner that will damage the wheels or components.

5. Size Requirement. Each required bicycle parking space shall be accessible without moving another bicycle.

H. Unspecified Uses. The Director shall establish the minimum number of parking spaces required and may establish the maximum number of parking spaces allowed for any use not specified in LUC 20.25D.120.B. The Director may consider but is not limited to the following in establishing parking requirements for an unspecified use:

1. Documentation supplied by the applicant regarding actual parking demand for the proposed use; or

2. Evidence in available planning and technical studies relating to the proposed use; or

3. Required parking for the proposed use as determined by other comparable jurisdictions. (Ord. 6575, 4-26-21, §§ 5, 6; Ord. 5874, 5-18-09, § 1)