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A. The Director of the Development Services Department may approve or modify and approve a Home Occupation Permit if the following decision criteria are met:

1. The business does not involve automobile related services, warehousing of more than 1,000 cubic feet of materials, or external storage of goods; and

2. The business is conducted wholly within a structure and utilizes no more than 25 percent of the gross floor area of the structure in which it is located; and

3. No more than one person who is not a resident of the dwelling is participating in the business at the dwelling, except in boarding houses and bed and breakfasts pursuant to LUC 20.20.140; and

4. There is no exterior display, exterior alteration of the property, including expansion of parking or the addition or expansion of exterior mechanical equipment, no exterior sign other than business signage on the applicant’s vehicle, no exterior storage of materials or other exterior indication of the business; and

5. There is no variation from the residential character of the premises; and

6. There is no structural alteration to the interior or exterior of the structure which changes its residential character; and

7. There is no use of electrical or mechanical equipment which would change the fire rating of the structure or which would create visible or audible interference in radio or television receivers or which would cause fluctuations in line voltage outside the dwelling; and

8. There is no noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odor, heat or glare produced by the business which would exceed that normally associated with a dwelling; and

9. In addition to parking required for the residents, there are no more than two vehicles parked on or in the vicinity of the property as a result of the business at any one time; and

10. There are no more than six client visits per day and there is not more than one client on the premises at any one time, except in Boarding Houses and Bed and Breakfasts pursuant to LUC 20.20.140. One client does include a family arriving in a single vehicle; and

11. There are no more than two deliveries per week either to or from the residence by a private delivery service and no other use of a commercial vehicle other than that normally used by the applicant or an employee; and

12. If deemed necessary, the business has been inspected by the Bellevue Fire Department and the applicant commits to implement all required corrective measures within the stated time period.

B. In approving, conditioning or denying an application for a Home Occupation Permit, the City may consider, in addition to the criteria in paragraph A of this section, the following:

1. The location of the proposed home occupation in relation to traffic impacts and safety concerns to the adjacent neighborhood; and

2. The impacts the proposed home occupation may have on the residential character of the neighborhood; and

3. The cumulative impacts of the proposed home occupation in relation to other City-approved home occupations in the immediate vicinity; and

4. The imposition of a condition under which the City reserves the right to impose additional conditions or to reconsider the home occupation within a certain timeframe from approval date, based on complaints filed with the City. (Ord. 6643, 1-24-22, § 9; Ord. 6616, 11-15-21, § 4; Ord. 6197, 11-17-14, § 24; Ord. 5089, 8-3-98, § 39; Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 62; Ord. 4255, 6-3-91, § 14; Ord. 4086, 11-27-89, § 6)