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Daylight Plane. A daylight plane is a height limitation that, when combined with the maximum height limit, defines the building envelope. A daylight plane shall begin at a horizontal line at 10 feet directly above grade as measured at the side property line of each lot and shall slope inward at a 45-degree angle or less. (Ord. 5896, 8-3-09, § 5)

Dead Storage. A storage area for items which are not currently intended for use. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79)

Dedication. The deliberate appropriation of land by an owner for general or public uses, reserving no other rights than such as are compatible with the full exercise and enjoyment of the public uses to which the property has been devoted. The intention to dedicate shall be evidenced by the owner by the presentment for filing of a final plat showing the dedication thereon; and the acceptance by the public of any public dedications shall be evidenced by the administrative approval by the City of such plat for filing and the filing thereof. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79; Ord. 3937, 7-18-88, § 4)

Department of Planning and Community Development. An administrative department of the City of Bellevue as described in Chapter 3.45 BCC. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79)

Department of Transportation. An administrative department of the City of Bellevue as described in Chapter 3.39 BCC. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79)

Development. All structures and other modifications of the natural landscape above and below ground or water, on a particular site. For the purposes of Part 20.25E LUC, regulation for the Shoreline Overlay District, a different definition is used. See “Shoreline Development” in LUC 20.25E.280. (Ord. 6417, 5-21-18, § 71; Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79; Ord. 4055, 9-25-89; Ord. 3914, 5-23-88, § 22)

Development Area. That portion of a parcel designated as OLB-OS that is not reserved as open space as described in Part 20.25L LUC. (Ord. 5403, 8-5-02, § 14)

Development Services Department. The Development Services Department is an administrative department of the City as described in Chapter 3.44 BCC. (Ord. 5876, 5-18-09, § 38)

Director. The Director of the Development Services Department for the City of Bellevue, the Director’s authorized representative, or any representative authorized by the City Manager, unless otherwise specified. (Ord. 5876, 5-18-09, § 38; Ord. 4973, 3-3-97, § 860; Ord. 4816, 11-27-95, § 960)

Director of Planning and Community Development. For the purposes of administering this Code, references to the Director of Planning and Community Development shall refer to the Director of the Development Services Department. (Ord. 5876, 5-18-09, § 38; Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79)

District. A land use district. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79)

Division of Land. The separation of any parcel of land into two or more parcels. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79; Ord. 3937, 7-18-88, § 4)

Domestic Animals, Large. Generally grazing or foraging animals including horses, cattle, llama, sheep, goats, ponies and other animals of similar size and character. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79; Ord. 3413, 9-24-84, § 4)

Domestic Animals, Small. Includes ducks, geese, swans, chickens, other fowl and animals of similar size and character, however, fewer than six fowl are treated as household pets. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79; Ord. 3413, 9-24-84, § 4)

Downtown. The area of the City located generally from I-405 on the east to 100th Avenue NE on the west and from NE 12th Street on the north to approximately Main Street on the south, specifically within the boundaries described as follows:

Beginning at the Northwest corner of the Northwest quarter of Section 32, Township 25 North, Range 5 East, W.M., also being the centerline intersection of NE 8th Street and 100th Avenue NE; thence south along the west line of said Northwest quarter and along the centerline of 100th Avenue NE to the Northwest corner of the Southwest quarter of said Section 32 and the intersection of Main Street; thence south along the west line of said Southwest quarter and the centerline of 100th Avenue SE to a point being 200 feet south of, as measured at right angles to, the north line of said Southwest quarter of Section 32; thence easterly parallel with said north line 215 feet; thence southerly parallel with the west line of said Southwest quarter 90 feet to a point on the north line of Lot 82 of Bellevue Acre and Half Acre Tracts; thence easterly along the north line of Lot 82 to the centerline of Meydenbauer Way SE; thence southwesterly along the arc of the centerline of Meydenbauer Way SE and diverging southerly along the centerline of 101st Avenue SE to a point being the intersection of the centerline with the westerly projection of the south line of Lot 50 of Bellevue Acre and Half Acre Tracts as shown on that certain Condominium (THE FORUM) recorded under V.13, P.47-48 and Amended under V.18, P.8; thence easterly along the south line of Lot 50 to the centerline of 102nd Avenue SE; thence continuing easterly along the south lines of Lots 49 and 14 of Bellevue Acre and Half Acre Tracts to the centerline of 104th Avenue SE; thence northerly along said centerline to a point being the intersection of the centerline with the westerly projection of the south line of Lot 14 of Maxwelton Braes; thence easterly along the south line of Lot 14 to the Southeast corner thereof; thence northerly along the east line of Lot 14 to the Southwest corner of Lot 57 of Maxwelton Braes; thence easterly along the south line of Lot 57 to the centerline of 105th Avenue SE; thence continuing easterly along the south lines of Lots 58 and 101 of Maxwelton Braes to the centerline of 106th Avenue SE, and also being 15 feet westerly of the west line of Lot 2 of Trinwith Addition; thence continuing easterly along the prolongation of the south lines of Lots 58 and 101 of Maxwelton Braes to the centerline of 107th Avenue SE; thence northerly along said centerline to a point being the intersection of the centerline with the westerly projection of the south line of Lot 15 of Trinwith Addition; thence easterly along the south line of Lot 15 to the Southeast thereof; thence southerly to the south line of the North 227.07 feet of the Southwest quarter of said Section 32; thence easterly along said south line to the west line of the East 230 feet of said Southwest quarter; thence northerly along said west line to the south line of the North 176.42 feet of said Southwest quarter; thence easterly along said south line to the east line of the Southwest quarter of said Section 32 also being the centerline of 108th Avenue SE; thence northerly along said centerline to the intersection of 108th Avenue SE and Main Street; thence easterly along the centerline of Main Street to its intersection with the westerly right of way margin of SR 405 as shown on WSDOT Right of Way plan set titled SR 405 S.E. 30TH ST. VIC. TO N.E. 40TH ST. VIC., Sheets 17 through 24, approved and adopted February 11, 2005; thence northerly along said westerly margin to its intersection with the easterly right of way margin of 112th Avenue NE; thence northerly along said easterly right of way margin to its intersection with the westerly right of way margin of SR 405; thence northerly along said westerly margin to its intersection with the centerline intersection of NE 12th Street; thence westerly along the centerline of NE 12th Street to its projected intersection with the west line of the Southwest quarter of Section 29 Township 25 North, Range 5 East, W.M., also being the centerline intersection of 100th Avenue NE; thence south along the west line of said Southwest quarter and along the centerline of 100th Avenue NE to the Point of Beginning, and there ending, all in King County, Washington.

(Ord. 6277, 3-7-16, § 16; Ord. 4979, 3-17-97, § 20)

Dredging. Removal of earth from the bottom of a body of water usually for the purpose of deepening a navigational channel or obtaining bottom materials. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79)

Duplex. See Dwelling, Duplex. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79)

Dwelling, Duplex. A building containing two kitchens and designed to be occupied by two families living independently of each other, but not including single-family dwellings within an approved accessory dwelling unit. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79)

Dwelling, Multifamily. A building designed to house two or more families living independently of each other. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79)

Dwelling, Single-Family. A building containing but one kitchen, designed for and occupied exclusively by one family, except where a valid accessory dwelling unit registration has been approved. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79)

Dwelling Unit. Houses, apartments, condominiums, groups of rooms, or single rooms, which are occupied, or vacant, but intended for occupancy, as separate living quarters. Specifically, there is a dwelling unit when the occupants live and eat separately from any other persons in the structure and there is either (1) direct access to the unit from the outside or through a common hall, or (2) complete kitchen facilities for the occupants’ exclusive use. A single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons including permanent provisions of living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation. (Ord. 4654, 6-6-94, § 79)