Chapter 17.360


17.360.010    Purpose.

17.360.020    Uses.

17.360.030    Height regulation.

17.360.040    Site requirements.

17.360.050    Signs.

17.360.060    Off-street parking and loading.

17.360.070    Site landscaping and design plan.

17.360.080    Performance standards.

17.360.090    Administration.

17.360.100    Master planning requirements for the ULID #6/McCormick Woods Sub-Area.

17.360.010 Purpose.

This zone is intended to provide for integrated grouping of small to medium size businesses within an attractive park-like setting. The business park (BP) zone allows flexibility in the amount of space within each business dedicated to office use, warehousing, and/or light manufacturing operations. Permitted businesses are intended to support the creation, development and retention of primary wage employment in the professional and technical fields, and not intended for the general retail commercial needs of the area.

(Ord. 216 (1998) § 4 (part), 1998)

17.360.020 Uses.

Uses shall be allowed in accordance with Chapter 17.381 and Table 17.381.040(C), Airport and Industrial Zones Use Table. Properties with these zoning classifications located outside of urban growth areas are allowed the same uses as their urban counterparts.

(Ord. 384 (2007) § 5, 2007: Ord. 367 (2006) § 79, 2006: Ord. 216 (1998) § 4 (part), 1998)

17.360.030 Height regulation.

Height requirements shall be in accordance with Chapter 17.382 and Table 17.382.070, Urban Commercial and Mixed Use Density and Dimensions Table.

(Ord. 367 (2006) § 80, 2006: Ord. 216 (1998) § 4 (part), 1998)

17.360.040 Site requirements.

A.    Site requirements shall be in accordance with Chapter 17.382 and Table 17.382.080, Industrial Density and Dimensions Table.

B.    Fences. Fences, walls and hedges will be allowed inside of a boundary planting screen where it is necessary to protect property of the industry or business concerned; or to protect the public from a dangerous condition. Fences may not be constructed in a required yard adjacent to a public right-of-way. Lot requirements shall be in accordance with Chapter 17.382 and Table 17.382.070, Urban Commercial and Mixed Use Density and Dimensions Table.

(Ord. 367 (2006) § 81, 2006: Ord. 216 (1998) § 4 (part), 1998)

17.360.050 Signs.

Signs shall be permitted according to the provisions of Chapter 17.445, except that a free standing sign not to exceed thirty-five square feet shall be allowed at each main entrance to the business park. Any additional signs shall be limited to a maximum total area of ten square feet for each individual tenant business.

A.    Site Signs. No signs shall be constructed or installed above the highest point of a building roof, any perimeter signs adjacent to residential zones shall not be illuminated.

B.    Tenant Signs. Tenant signs shall be wall mounted. Signs painted onto building surfaces or windows shall be considered signs for the purposes of this section, and shall be measured by calculating a square based on the widest and highest dimension of the image or images.

(Ord. 216 (1998) § 4 (part), 1998)

17.360.060 Off-street parking and loading.

Off-street parking and loading shall be provided as required by Chapter 17.435.

(Ord. 216 (1998) § 4 (part), 1998)

17.360.070 Site landscaping and design plan.

Development within this zone shall be subject to review and approval by the director of a site landscape and design plan. In addition to the requirements of Chapter 17.385, the following requirements shall apply:

A.    All required landscaping shall be installed prior to occupancy, unless installation is bonded at one hundred fifty percent of the cost of materials and labor (or other method) for a period not to exceed six months.

B.    Required rear and side yard setback areas abutting a residential zone shall provide and maintain a dense evergreen buffer which attains a mature height of at least eleven feet, or other screening measure as may be prescribed by the director.

C.    Required setback areas adjacent to streets and those abutting a residential zone shall be continuously maintained in plantings, with such live ground cover and trees or shrubs established and maintained in a manner providing a park-like character to the property.

D.    Areas which are to be maintained in their natural setting shall be so designated on a landscape plan, and subject to the review and approval of the director.

E.    All mechanical, heating, and ventilating equipment shall be visually screened whether on grade or building mounted.

(Ord. 216 (1998) § 4 (part), 1998)

17.360.080 Performance standards.

No land or structure shall be used or occupied within this zone unless there is compliance with the following minimum performance standards:

A.    Maximum permissible noise levels shall be in compliance with the Kitsap County Noise Ordinance.

B.    Vibration, other than that caused by highway vehicles, trains, and aircraft which is discernible without instruments at the property line of the use concerned is prohibited.

C.    Smoke and particulate matter, air emissions must be approved by the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Authority.

D.    Odors. The emission of noxious gases or matter in such quantities as to be readily detectable at any point beyond the property line of the use causing such odors is prohibited.

E.    Heat and Glare. Except for exterior lighting, operations producing heat and glare shall be conducted within an enclosed building. Exterior lighting shall be designed to shield surrounding streets and land uses from nuisance and glare.

(Ord. 216 (1998) § 4 (part), 1998)

17.360.090 Administration.

As a condition for the granting of a building permit and/or site plan approval, at the request of the director, information sufficient to determine the degree of compliance with the standards in this title, shall be furnished by the applicant. Such request may include continuous records of operation, for periodic checks to assure maintenance of standards or for special surveys.

(Ord. 216 (1998) § 4 (part), 1998)

17.360.100 Master planning requirements for the ULID #6/McCormick Woods Sub-Area.

Consistent with Chapter 17.428, prior to any new development within an area zoned BP in the ULID #6/McCormick Woods Sub-Area, a master plan shall be prepared for the entirety of the BP zone located within the ULID #6/McCormick Woods Sub-Area prior to any new development; provided that, the director may decrease the area within the sub-area that will be included in the master plan upon making a written finding that doing so will not adversely effect the provision of a coordinated system of open space, parks, recreational areas, transportation improvements and water and wastewater facilities within the entirety of the zone.

(Ord. 311 (2003) [Attachment 7 (part)], 2003)