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Facade. The front or face of a building. (Ord. 5896, 8-3-09, § 6)

Factoria Land Use District 1 (F1). The following described property shall be known as the F1 Land Use District:

That portion of Sections 9 and 16, Township 24 North, Range 5 East, W.M., in King County, Washington, described as follows:

Beginning at the intersection of the South line of said Section 9 and the LW-Line, as shown on the S.R. 405, Bagley Lane to Wilburton Right of Way Plans, sheet 3 of 7, dated March 31, 1959 and the S.R. 90, East Channel Bridge to Richards Road Right of Way Plans, sheet 5 of 20, dated August 17, 1965; thence Northerly along said LW-Line to the Northwesterly extension of the centerline of S.E. 38th Street; thence Southeasterly along said Northwesterly extension and centerline to the centerline of 128th Avenue S.E.; thence Southerly along the centerline of 128th Avenue S.E. to the Easterly extension of the Northerly margin of S.E. 41st Street; thence Westerly along said Easterly extension, Northerly margin and the Westerly extension thereof to the Westerly margin of 124th Avenue S.E.; thence Northerly along said Westerly margin to the South line of said Section 9; thence Westerly along said South line to the Point of Beginning.

(Ord. 5385, 7-15-02, § 10)

Factoria Land Use District 2 (F2). The following described property shall be known as the F2 Land Use District:

That portion of the Southeast quarter of Section 9, Township 24 North, Range 5 East, W.M., in King County, Washington, described as follows:

Commencing at the Northeast corner of the Northwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of said Section 9; thence North 87°22′54″ West along the North line thereof 82.21 feet; thence North 1°13′20″ East 163.66 feet to the True Point of Beginning; thence South 1°13′20″ West 163.66 feet; thence South 1°15′48″ West to the centerline of S.E. 38th Street; thence Southeasterly along said centerline to the East line of the Northwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of said Section 9; thence Northerly along said East line to the Southwest corner of Parcel E, King County Lot Line Adjustment No. 8810004; thence Easterly along the Southerly line thereof, the Southerly line of Parcel F of said lot line adjustment and the Easterly extension of said Southerly line to the centerline of 128th Avenue S.E.; thence Northerly along said centerline and Rel. Richards Road Line, as shown on the S.R. 90, East Channel Bridge to Richards Road Right of Way Plans, sheet 5 of 20, dated August 17, 1965 to the Southerly margin and prohibited access line of S.R. 90, as shown on said S.R. 90 Right of Way Plans; thence Westerly along said Southerly margin to a line which bears North 1°16′05″ East from the True Point of Beginning; thence South 1°16′05″ West along said line to the True Point of Beginning.

(Ord. 5385, 7-15-02, § 10)

Factoria Land Use District 3 (F3). The following described property shall be known as the F3 Land Use District:

That portion of the Southeast quarter of Section 9, Township 24 North, Range 5 East, W.M., in King County, Washington, described as follows:

Beginning at the Southeast corner of Lot 2, King County Short Plat No. 278125 Revised, as filed under Recording No. 8112079004; thence Westerly along the Southerly line thereof to the East line of the West 222.00 feet of the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of said Section 9; thence Southerly along said East line to the North line of the South 12.00 feet of the North half of the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of said Section 9; thence Westerly along said North line to the centerline of 128th Avenue S.E.; thence Southerly along said centerline to the South line of the North half of the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of said Section 9; thence Easterly along said South line to the Northwest corner of Parcel B, King County Lot Line Adjustment No. 1085098; thence Southerly along the Westerly line thereof and the Southerly extension of said Westerly line to the South line of the North half of the North half of the South half of the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of said Section 9; thence Easterly along said South line to the Southeast corner of said Parcel B; thence Northerly along the Easterly line thereof to the South line of the North half of the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of said Section 9; thence Westerly along said South line to the Southwest corner of Lot A, King County Lot line Adjustment No. 8903018; thence Northerly along the Westerly line thereof to the Northwest corner of said Lot A; thence Easterly along the Northerly line thereof to the East line of the Southeast quarter of said Section 9; thence Northerly along said East line to a line 30.00 feet Southerly of the LL-Line, as shown on the S.R. 90, Richards Road to Lake Sammamish Right of Way and Limited Access Plan, sheet 3 of 25, dated June 12, 1969 and the S.R. 90, East Channel Bridge to Richards Road Right of Way Plans, sheet 5 of 20, dated August 17, 1965 (Bellevue City Limits, established by City of Bellevue Ordinance No. 676); thence Westerly along said line to the Northerly extension of the Easterly line of Lot 2 of said King County Short Plat No. 278125 Revised; thence Southerly along said Northerly extension and the Easterly line thereof to the Point of Beginning.

(Ord. 5385, 7-15-02, § 10)

F3 Land Use District Separation Line. A line, lying within the Southeast quarter of Section 9, Township 24 North, Range 5 East, W.M., in King County Washington, described as follows:

Beginning at the Southwest corner of Lot 4, King County Short Plat No. 487008, as filed under Recording No. 8809220297; thence Easterly along the South line thereof to the Northwest corner of Lot A, King County Lot Line Adjustment No. 8903018 and the Terminus.

(Ord. 5385, 7-15-02, § 10)

Fair Market Value. The expected price at which the development can be sold to a willing buyer. For developments which involve nonstructural operations such as dredging, drilling, dumping, or filling, the fair market value is the expected cost of hiring a contractor to perform the operation or where no such value can be calculated, the total of labor, equipment use, transportation, and other costs incurred for the duration of the permitted project. This definition does not apply within the Shoreline Overlay District (refer to LUC 20.25E.280 – “Fair Market Value”). (Ord. 6417, 5-21-18, § 72; Ord. 4055, 9-25-89; Ord. 3914, 5-23-88, § 23)

Family. Not more than four adult persons, unless all are related by blood, marriage, or legal adoption, living together as a single housekeeping unit. A group of related persons living in a household shall be considered a single housekeeping unit. Provided: a group of more than four unrelated adult persons living together in a dwelling unit may also be included within the definition of “family” if they demonstrate to the Director that they operate in a manner that is functionally equivalent to a family. Factors that shall be considered by the Director include whether the group of more than four unrelated persons:

A. Shares the entire dwelling unit or acts as separate roomers;

B. Includes minor, dependent children regularly residing in the household;

C. Can produce proof of sharing expenses for food, rent, or ownership costs, utilities, and other household expenses;

D. Shares common ownership of furniture and appliances among the members of the household;

E. Constitutes a permanent living arrangement, and is not a framework for transient living;

F. Maintains a stable composition that does not change from year to year or within the year;

G. Is not a society, fraternity, sorority, lodge, organization or other group of students or other individuals where the common living arrangement or basis for the establishment of the housekeeping unit is temporary; or

H. Can demonstrate any other factors reasonably related to whether or not the group of persons is the functional equivalent of a family.

The Director shall issue a written determination of whether a group of more than four unrelated adult persons are operating in a manner that is functionally equivalent to a family.

For purposes of this definition and notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, children with familial status within the meaning of Title 42 United States Code, Section 3602(k) and persons with handicaps within the meaning of Title 42 United States Code, Section 3602(h) will not be counted as unrelated persons. (Ord. 6223, 4-6-15, § 7; Ord. 5001, 7-7-97, § 4)

Family Child Care Home. A child care service use located in the family residence which provides regularly scheduled care for 12 or fewer children for periods of less than 24 hours. For the purposes of this definition, family residence means the dwelling unit occupied for living purposes by the child care provider which includes permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation. (Ord. 5089, 8-3-98, § 55)

Fast Food Restaurant. An establishment which offers quick food service which is accomplished through a limited menu of items already prepared and held for service, or prepared, fried, or griddled quickly, or heated in a device such as a microwave oven. Orders are not generally taken at the customer’s table, and food is generally served in disposable wrappings or containers. There is only limited table service. (Ord. 2945, 2-2-81, § 20)

Fence. A barrier, including supporting posts, enclosing or separating a field, yard, or other real property. This definition includes solid and open fences. A fence may be constructed of wood, masonry or any other material. For the purposes of this Code, plant material is not considered a fence. (Ord. 3145, 9-27-82, § 76)

Fill. A solid material which increases ground surface elevation. This definition does not apply within the Shoreline Overlay District (refer to LUC 20.25E.280 – “Fill”). (Ord. 6417, 5-21-18, § 73; Ord. 4055, 9-25-89; Ord. 3914, 5-23-88, § 23)

Filling. Placing soil, rock gravel, sand, peat or debris on top of the existing land surface. See Chapter 23.76 BCC. (Ord. 5232, 6-26-00, § 20)

Final Plat. The final drawing of the subdivision and any dedications prepared for filing for record with King County Department of Records and Elections and containing all elements and requirements set forth for final plats in Chapter 20.45A LUC and as required by state law. (Ord. 3937, 7-18-88, § 6)

Fish Habitat. Any habitat which is used by any fish at any life stage at any time of the year, including potential habitat likely to be used by fish which could be recovered by restoration or management. “Fish Habitat” includes off-channel habitat. (Ord. 5683, 6-26-06, § 38)

Floor Area, Gross. The area included within the inside finished wall surface of the surrounding exterior walls of a building, excluding interior openings in floor plates (e.g., vent shafts, stair wells, and interior atriums), outdoor courts and exterior balconies. (Ord. 5050, 1-20-98, § 13; Ord. 2945, 2-2-81, § 20)

Floor Area Ratio (FAR). A measure of development intensity equal to the gross floor area, excluding parking and mechanical floors or areas, divided by net on-site land area (square feet). Net on-site land area includes the area of an easement but does not include public right-of-way. Refer to LUC 20.25H.045 for additional limitations on development intensity applicable to sites with critical areas or critical area buffers. This definition does not apply to single-family dwellings (refer to the definition of Floor Area Ratio (FAR) – Single-Family Dwelling contained in this section), or to Downtown (refer to the definition of DT – Floor Area Ratio (FAR)). (Ord. 6425, 10-1-18, § 29; Ord. 6197, 11-17-14, § 38; Ord. 5683, 6-26-06, § 39; Ord. 5232, 6-26-00, § 21; Ord. 5050, 1-20-98, § 14; Ord. 4979, 3-17-97, § 21; Ord. 3766, 3-23-87, § 4)

Floor Area Ratio (FAR) – Single-Family Dwelling. A measure of development intensity equal to the gross floor area divided by net on-site land area (square feet). Included in the calculation of gross floor area is the floor area of the ground floor plus that of any additional stories of all buildings on the lot, including accessory structures. High-volume spaces – 18 feet or greater in height – are counted twice. Excluded in the calculation of gross floor area is the floor area or partially exposed lower levels that are less than five feet above finished grade, attic areas which are unfinished and nonhabitable, and carports, porches, and decks that are open on at least two sides. See also LUC 20.20.010, Note (43). (Ord. 6197, 11-17-14, § 39)

Fraternity, Sorority, or Student Cooperative. A building occupied by and maintained exclusively for students affiliated with an academic or professional college or university, or other recognized institution of higher learning.

Frontage, Lot or Street. See Lot, or Street, Frontage.

Functions and Values. Functions are the ecological things that critical areas do and can include biochemical, hydrological and food web and habitat processes at a variety of temporal and spatial scales. The economic or social roles provided by critical areas are also functions. Values are societal perceptions regarding the goods and services provided by critical areas. (Ord. 6521, 7-27-20, § 11 - 13; Ord. 5683, 6-26-06, § 38)