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17.88.010 Definitions.

City Code Section

(Replaced by Ordinance 177028; amended by Ordinances 187681 and 190251, effective February 5, 2021.)

  1. As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the following definitions:
  2. A.  "Exceptional Habitat Quality" for connectivity purposes:
    1. 1.  Riparian-associated wetlands protected with environmental zones;
    2. 2.  Locally or regionally rare or sensitive plant communities;
    3. 3.  Important forest stands contributing multiple functions and values to the adjacent water feature habitats of sensitive, threatened or endangered wildlife species; or
    4. 4.  Habitats that provide unusually important wildlife functions, such as (but not limited to) a major wildlife crossing/runway or a key migratory pathway.
  3. B.  "Mixed-Use Area" is compact development that allows a mix of uses, either within buildings or among buildings, and includes residential development as one of the potential components.  Mixed-use areas include all commercial/mixed-use zones (CR, CM1, CM2, CM3, CE, CX), the EX, Central Employment Zone, and the Campus Institutional Zones (CI1, CI2, and IR).  All other employment zones, industrial zones, and the Open Space Zone are not included.
  4. C. "Significant alterations" are changes to property that are 35 percent or greater than the assessed value of all improvements on the site.  Mandatory improvements for fire, life safety and accessibility do not count toward the threshold.
  5. D.  “Single-family residential zone” means any of the Single-Dwelling Zones identified in Title 33 of the City Code.
  6. E.  “Frontage” means the length of public right-of-way adjacent to a property, measured in feet, but does not apply to collectors, arterials, or alleyways.
  7. F.  “Unimproved street” means any local street without a curb other than a local street that has been formally accepted by the Bureau of Transportation as having been fully built to an adopted Residential Shared or Residential Separated City street standard that does not require a curb.
  8. G.  “Local street” means any street classified as a Local Service Street in the City’s adopted Transportation System Plan.
  9. H.  “Subdivision” means a division of land into four or more lots.
  10. I.  “Local Transportation Infrastructure Charge” is a charge collected to fund improvements to the City’s network of unimproved local streets and adjacent or related transportation facilities.