Chapter 17.332


17.332.010    Purpose.

17.332.020    Uses.

17.332.030    Densities.

17.332.040    Lot requirements.

17.332.050    Height.

17.332.060    Signs.

17.332.070    Off-street parking.

17.332.080    Other provisions.

17.332.010 Purpose.

The Senior Living Homestead zone is intended to apply large contiguous parcels capable of new development as single, unified projects. This zone shall provide housing for seniors (fifty-five years of age and older) with a focus on the continuum of care. This zone will allow for a range of new housing types for seniors including single-family, multi-family, congregate care and mixed-use residential opportunities. This zone will also allow limited commercial activities designed and sized to serve the senior living community. Projects in this zone shall cluster development to avoid impacts to streams, wetlands and other critical areas, as well as to provide substantial open space. Projects within the zone shall reflect the historic agricultural nature of the zone through site design, architecture, signage and use configuration.

(Ord. 495 (2012) § 11 (part), 2012: Ord. 493 (2012) § 4, 2012)

17.332.020 Uses.

Uses shall be allowed in accordance with Chapter 17.381 and Table 17.381.040(A), Urban Low Residential Zones Use Table.

(Ord. 495 (2012) § 11 (part), 2012: Ord. 493 (2012) § 4, 2012)

17.332.030 Densities.

Density shall be in accordance with Chapter 17.382 and Table 17.382.060, Urban Low Residential Density and Dimensions Table.

(Ord. 495 (2012) § 11 (part), 2012: Ord. 493 (2012) § 4, 2012)

17.332.040 Lot requirements.

Lot requirements shall be in accordance with Chapter 17.382 and Table 17.382.060, Urban Low Residential Density and Dimensions Table.

(Ord. 495 (2012) § 11 (part), 2012: Ord. 493 (2012) § 4, 2012)

17.332.050 Height.

Height limitations shall be in accordance with Chapter 17.382 and Table 17.382.060, Urban Low Residential Density and Dimensions Table. Height shall be minimized through topography, architecture or other means when possible.

(Ord. 495 (2012) § 11 (part), 2012: Ord. 493 (2012) § 4, 2012)

17.332.060 Signs.

Signage shall be permitted in accordance with Chapter 17.445. Signage shall be designed to reflect the historic agricultural nature of the area.

(Ord. 495 (2012) § 11 (part), 2012: Ord. 493 (2012) § 4, 2012)

17.332.070 Off-street parking.

Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 17.435.

(Ord. 495 (2012) § 11 (part), 2012: Ord. 493 (2012) § 4, 2012)

17.332.080 Other provisions.

A.    Ninety percent of all primary residents and/or owners of dwellings or multi-family units must be fifty-five years of age or over. Spouses, caregivers, medical professionals and family members under fifty-five years of age may be secondary residents of the dwellings. This requirement shall be memorialized by a covenant recorded on the properties prior to final plat, condominium, and/or certificate of occupancy.

The owner or management entity of the development must ensure compliance with this requirement. This must include reliable surveys, affidavits or other means of documentation. The owner or management entity must provide annual reports to the director on or before December 31st of each year. If, upon review of the material, the director finds that the requirement is not being met, a hold will be placed on all future land use and subdivision approvals until the requirement is met.

B.    All projects proposing a residential, commercial, recreational and/or cultural component must include a minimum of seventy-five percent of the gross acreage of the zone boundary.

C.    All projects must include a large-scale, connected and integrated portion of its gross acreage in open space, of which twenty percent of such open space must be located outside of critical areas and their buffers. The open space shall be configured as to provide wildlife connectivity through the project site. Passive recreational amenities including regional and local trail systems are encouraged as part of the open space.

D.    All projects must be designed to be compatible with surrounding rural areas and reflect the agricultural history of the area. A minimum one-hundred-foot landscaping buffer shall be provided along the perimeter of the project where it abuts rurally zoned properties.

E.    All new vehicular access to NE Paulson Road is limited to emergency vehicles only. Any emergency vehicle accesses from NE Paulson Road to new development must be constructed with gates, bollards or other moveable barriers to meet this requirement. Any existing access to existing residential or agricultural uses may continue; limited to the uses’ trip generation as of September 4, 2012.

F.    Any commercial, recreational and/or cultural uses proposed by a project shall be incidental to the predominant residential use of the site and located in a manner to ensure efficient access by the residents of the development. Such uses shall not exceed fifteen percent of the net acreage of the entire project. Additionally, such uses are only allowed after twenty-five percent of the residential units of the project have received final plat approval and/or a certificate of occupancy, whichever occurs first.

G.    All projects shall include sidewalks on both sides of all streets providing internal circulation within the development or other suitable and accessible pedestrian access ways separated from the internal streets.

(Ord. 495 (2012) § 11 (part), 2012: Ord. 493 (2012) § 4, 2012)