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Caliper. The diameter of a tree in inches as measured according to specifications promulgated by the American Association of Nurserymen in American Standard For Nursery Stock, ANSI Z60,1-1990. See also Significant Tree. (Ord. 4973, 3-3-97, § 602; Ord. 4816, 11-27-95, § 702)

Camper Shell. Any all-weather cargo enclosure which is mounted on the walls of a truck over the bed, contains no interior fittings, and is used for the transportation of cargo. (Ord. 6670, 7-18-22, § 40; Ord. 5475, 10-20-03, § 14; Ord. 3985, 2-21-89, § 5)

Center, On. The distance measured between the center of two or more tree trunks or plants.

Central Business District or CBD. See Downtown. (Ord. 4979, 3-17-97, § 19)

Certificate of Occupancy. Permit to occupy, or change occupancy in, a structure; issued by the Development Services Department. (Ord. 3498, 5-28-85, § 128)

Child Care Service. A use providing regular care and training for children, generally for less than 24 hours, outside of the immediate family, or K through 12 education system. This use includes family child care homes and child day care centers. Also included are preschool and nursery school facilities which are not part of the K through 12 education program. Not included are uses solely for religious purposes. (Ord. 5089, 8-3-98, § 51; Ord. 4086, 11-27-89, § 7; Ord. 3095, 5-24-82, § 7)

Child Day Care Center. A child care service use providing regularly scheduled care for a period less than 24 hours. A child care service use meeting the definition of family child care home does not fall within the scope of this definition. (Ord. 5089, 8-3-98, § 52)

City. The City of Bellevue.

Clearing. Act of removing vegetation from land. See Chapter 23.76 BCC.

Clinic. A building designed and used for the diagnosis and treatment of human patients which does not include overnight care facilities.

Closed Record Appeal. An administrative appeal on the record to a hearing body, including the legislative body, following an open record hearing on a project permit application when the appeal is on the record with no new evidence or information allowed to be submitted and only appeal argument allowed. (Ord. 4973, 3-3-97, § 861; Ord. 4816, 11-27-95, § 961)

Closed Stream Segment. Those stream segments, regardless of their type, that are fully enclosed in an underground pipe or similar conveyance. (Ord. 5683, 6-26-06, § 36)

Club. An incorporated or unincorporated association of persons organized for a social, recreational, educational, literary, political or charitable purpose.

Commercial Recreation. Establishments engaged in providing amusement or entertainment for a fee or admission charge, including but not limited to activities such as dance halls, studios, bowling alleys, billiard and pool establishments, arenas, rings, racetracks, golf courses, video arcades, amusement parks, amusement and bathing beaches, swimming pools, riding academies, carnival operations, expositions, game parlors, horse shows, marinas, and yacht clubs. (Ord. 3747, 1-20-87, § 17)

Commercial Vehicles. Any vehicle with or without identifying commercial signage which is used primarily for a commercial purpose. (Ord. 3985, 2-21-89, § 5)

Commission. The Planning Commission of the City of Bellevue.

Communication, Broadcast and Relay Towers. These uses include broadcast towers, two-way radio towers, fixed-point microwave towers, wireless communication facility with support structures, and other high-level transmission facilities. (Ord. 5086, 8-3-98, § 10; Ord. 4028, 7-17-89, § 12)

Community Club. A formally constituted nonprofit association or corporation made up of the residents of a given area. This definition does not apply within the Shoreline Overlay District (refer to LUC 20.25E.280 – “Community Club”). (Ord. 6417, 5-21-18, § 69)

Community Facility. A facility which primarily serves the public, and generally is of a noncommercial nature. Specifically included are schools, religious institutions, public recreation facilities, and other public facilities determined by the Director of the Development Services Department to be of a similar character. (Ord. 5479, 10-20-03, § 1; Ord. 5475, 10-20-03, § 15; Ord. 3498, 5-28-85, § 128)

Conditional Use. A use, which is compatible with its surrounding area, permitted if approved by a Hearing Body. See LUC 20.10.440 and district specific land use charts contained in Chapter 20.25 LUC. (Ord. 5876, 5-18-09, § 37)

Congregate Care Senior Housing. A complex of dwellings, exclusively designed for and occupied by households having at least one person 62 years of age or older, which provides common facilities such as but not limited to dining, recreation, and practical nursing care. Some of the dwellings may contain kitchens; some may not. For purposes of this definition, a kitchen is defined as an area containing a refrigerator, range, 220 volt oven and a sink which are permanent to the unit. (Ord. 4065, 10-23-89, § 8)

Continuous Tree Canopy. Tree crown cover which forms a predominately solid overhead plane. (Ord. 2964, 3-23-81, § 8)

Contract Construction Services. A use which combines administrative offices with on-site storage of equipment or materials. (Ord. 4028, 7-17-89, § 12)

Convalescent Home. See Nursing Home.

Convenience Store. A use which combines retail food sales with fast foods or take-out food service. (Ord. 4028, 7-17-89, § 12)

Cooperative Parking. The development and use of parking areas on two or more separate properties for joint use by the businesses on those properties. (Ord. 3747, 1-20-87, § 17)

Corrosive Soil Area. Area of soil having a high acidic content, which is generally low-lying, poorly drained and has a high organic content. It is composed of the Seattle Muck soil type.

Cottage, Guest. See Guest Cottage, Guest House.

Covered Moorage. Moorage covered by a roof. (Ord. 4055, 9-25-89; Ord. 3914, 5-23-88, § 21)

Critical Areas. Areas required to be protected under the Growth Management Act, Chapter 36.70A RCW. The City’s critical areas are designated in Part 20.25H LUC, and include wetlands, fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas, geologically hazardous areas, and frequently flooded areas. Fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas are comprised of streams, habitats associated with species of local importance, and steep slopes. Areas with a critical recharging effect on aquifers used for potable water are not designated by the City. (Ord. 6417, 5-21-18, § 70; Ord. 5683, 6-26-06, § 36)

Culvert. Transverse pipes or conveyance used to convey streams or drainage under driveway, roads, rail lines or other similar transportation corridors. (Ord. 5683, 6-26-06, § 36)