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Macro Cell Facility. A large wireless communication facility that provides radio frequency coverage served by a high power cellular tower. Generally, macro cell antennas are mounted on ground-based towers, rooftops and other existing structures, at a height that provides a clear view over the surrounding buildings and terrain. Macro cell facilities typically contain antennas that are greater than three cubic feet per antenna and typically cover large geographic areas with relatively high capacity and are capable of hosting multiple wireless service providers. (Ord. 2919)

Effective on: 4/14/2018

Mandatory or Required Right-of-Way Dedications and/or Transportation Improvements. Such dedications and/or transportation facility improvements required of a development by the City of Redmond as a condition of development approval.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Manhole. A cylindrical-shaped structure used to connect or access storm drain pipe where the outlet pipe is less than 12 inches above the bottom of the structure (typically the outlet pipe is at the bottom of the structure and has no catch).

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Manual. The Department of Ecology Storm Water Management Manual for the Puget Sound Basin dated February 1992 and any revisions or updates from Ecology that are approved by the City’s Technical Committee.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Manufactured Home. A factory-built structure transportable in one or more sections which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to required utilities. A manufactured home shall be built to comply with the National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard Act of 1974 (regulations effective June 15, 1976).

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Manufactured Home Park or Mobile Home Park. An area of land designed for the placement of manufactured homes or mobile homes with two or more improved pads or spaces for manufactured homes or mobile homes providing connections for, but not limited to, water, sewer, and electricity service.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Manufacturing and Wholesale Trade. An establishment that engages in the transformation of raw materials into finished products, in the sale or distribution of those products to persons, firms, or corporations for resale, in the storage of materials or products in a warehouse or similar structure, or in the assembly or fabrication of goods. Manufacturing and wholesale trade does not include any activity relating to marijuana. (Ord. 2709; Ord. 2744; Ord. 2958)

Effective on: 4/27/2019

Marijuana. All parts of the plant cannabis, whether growing or not, with a THC concentration greater than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or resin.  The term does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil, or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination. (Ord. 2744)

Effective on: 6/28/2014

Marijuana Concentrates. Products consisting wholly or in part of the resin extracted from any part of the plant cannabis and having a THC concentration greater than 60 percent. (Ord. 2744)

Effective on: 6/28/2014

Marijuana-Infused Products. Products that contain marijuana or marijuana extracts and are intended for human use, and have a THC concentration greater than 0.3 percent and no greater than 60 percent.  The term "marijuana-infused products" does not include either usable marijuana or marijuana concentrates. (Ord. 2744)

Effective on: 6/28/2014

Marijuana Processing. Processing of marijuana by a marijuana processor into usable marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates, including the packaging and labeling of usable marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates for sale in retail outlets, and sale of usable marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates at wholesale to marijuana retailers. (Ord. 2744)

Effective on: 6/28/2014

Marijuana Processor. A person licensed by the State Liquor Control Board to process marijuana into usable marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates, package and label useable marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates for sale in retail outlets, and sell usable marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates at wholesale to marijuana retailers. (Ord. 2744)

Effective on: 6/28/2014

Marijuana Producer. A person licensed by the State Liquor Control Board to produce and sell marijuana at wholesale to marijuana processors and other marijuana producers. (Ord. 2744)

Effective on: 6/28/2014

Marijuana Production. Production of marijuana by a marijuana producer to sell at wholesale to marijuana processors and other marijuana producers. (Ord. 2744)

Effective on: 6/28/2014

Marijuana Retail Sales. The sale of usable marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates by a marijuana retailer in a retail outlet. (Ord. 2744)

Effective on: 6/28/2014

Marijuana Retailer. A person licensed by the State Liquor Control Board to sell usable marijuanamarijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates in a retail outlet. (Ord. 2744)

Effective on: 6/28/2014

Marina, Recreational. A private or public facility for storing, servicing, fueling, berthing, and securing of more than four motorized boats or watercraft, that includes accessory facilities for providing incidental services to users of the marina, such as fuel, food services, waste collection, etc. This does not include commercial marinas, which may provide repair services, in addition to the above services, for commercial and industrial watercraft. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Marine Recreation. An establishment offering water-oriented recreation opportunities in or on a river or lake. Swimming areas are excluded from this definition and are included as part of Parks, Open Space, Trails and Gardens. (Ord. 2652)

Effective on: 4/28/2012

Marquee Sign. A sign which is integrated into a marquee or canopy and does not extend beyond the limits of the marquee or canopy.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Master Plan. A conceptual plan providing for the development and use of land that contains those elements outlined in RZC 21.76.070.P, Master Planned Development.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Master Planned Development. A development concept for a site that is large, would benefit from long-term planning because of complex site issues, or both. A Master Plan approval is a separate approval that sets long-term conditions for development, granting both the applicant and the City a measure of certainty over the future of large and/or complex sites.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

May. Means the action is acceptable, provided it conforms to the provisions of the Shoreline Management Act. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Maximum Uniformity Ratio. The highest horizontal illuminance point provided by an exterior lighting fixture at grade divided by the lowest horizontal illuminance point or area.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Median Income. See “Area Median Income.” (Ord. 3028)

Effective on: 2/27/2021

Membership Wholesale/Retail Warehouse. A warehouse-type facility of 75,000 square feet or greater, where shoppers are required to obtain membership status and must show proof of membership prior to entry and purchase of all items. Products consist of discounted or wholesale goods, such as a wide variety of food, clothing, tires, and appliances. Many items are sold in large quantities or bulk.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Minimum Tract Area. The minimum land area required before a development application may be submitted.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Mini-Warehouse. A warehouse facility intended for use by private parties who wish to store personal objects and whose storage units do not exceed 800 square feet.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Mining and Extraction Establishments. Establishments that are responsible for the extraction of natural mineral solids (coal and ores), liquid minerals (crude petroleum), and gases (natural gas) through quarrying, well operations, beneficiating (e.g., crushing, screening, washing, and flotation), and other methods.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Miscellaneous Pole. A City owned pole other than a Traffic Signal or Light Pole including but not limited to a pole used exclusively for signage, banners, plants or decorative features. A new pole originally constructed for the purpose of providing support for a Wireless Communication Facility (WCF) shall be regulated as a new Antenna Support Structure. (Ord. 2919)

Effective on: 4/14/2018

Mitigation - Cultural Resources. An action taken in response to an effect on a cultural resource.  Mitigation may include a variety of actions agreed upon with the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and affected Indian tribes.  Minimization of alteration, creation of specialized photography or education programs, and data recovery are the methods most frequently employed. (Ord. 2982)

Effective on: 1/2/2020

Mitigation - Transportation Management. For the purposes of administering RZC 21.52, Transportation Standards, “mitigation” shall have either of the following definitions:

1. Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies including facilities, programs, projects and services financed, constructed, or operated by a developer and identified as part of the Transportation Facilities Plan (TFP), or the Unfunded Build-out Transportation Facilities Plan (UBTFP), contained in the Transportation Master Plan (TMP).

2. Mitigation as defined in the SEPA Rules, and found in WAC 197-11-768:

a. Avoiding the impact altogether by not taking a certain action or parts of an action;

b. Minimizing impacts by limiting the degree or magnitude of the action and its implementation, by using appropriate technology, or by taking affirmative steps to avoid or reduce impacts;

c. Rectifying the impact by repairing, rehabilitating, or restoring the affected environment;

d. Reducing or eliminating the impact over time by preservation and maintenance operations during the life of the action;

e. Compensating for the impact by replacing, enhancing, or providing substitute resources or environments; and/or

f. Monitoring the impact and taking appropriate corrective measures. (Ord. 2803)

Effective on: 10/17/2015

Mixed Use. A land use where more than one classification of land use (for example, residential, commercial, and recreational) permitted within a zoning district is combined on a lot or within a structure.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Mixed Use Residential Structure. A structure with at least one residential unit built above one or more nonresidential uses.  This includes retirement residences but excludes all other housing services for the elderly. (Ord. 2709)

Effective on: 10/26/2013

Mobile Fleet Fueling. The practice of filling fuel tanks of vehicles from tank vehicles. Mobile fleet fueling is also known as wet fueling and wet hosing. Mobile fleet fueling does not include fueling at construction sites.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Mobile Home. Any vehicle or similar portable structure built prior to the enactment of the National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, designed for mounting on wheels and intended for use as a residence, except parked and unoccupied recreational vehicles, which meets the standards of the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Mobile Services. Service uses as defined in General Sales or Services that operate out of a motor vehicle and/or attached trailer and have the ability to serve multiple customers at one location. This definition excludes motorized catering. (Ord. 2850)

Effective on: 10/29/2016

Mobility. The movement of people and goods. The two mobility measures that are used in the transportation concurrency system are (1) mobility units (MU) and (2) person miles of travel (PMT).

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Mobility Unit. A measurement unit that is used to express the level of travel demand on the transportation system generated by a land use(s), or the unit increase in the ability to travel on the transportation system due to the increased supply of transportation improvements, such as those on the City’s six-year plan, Transportation Facilities Plan (TFP), or Unfunded Buildout Transportation Facilities Plan (UBTFP). (Ord. 2803)

Effective on: 10/17/2015

Moderate Impact Land Use. Land uses which are likely to have a moderate impact on wetlands because of the intensity of the use and levels of human activity. Moderate impact land uses include the following: residential (one unit per acre or less), moderate-intensity open space (parks), new agriculture (moderate-intensity such as orchards and hay fields), paved trails, and building of logging roads.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Modulation. Modulation is a measured and proportioned inflection on a building’s face. Together articulation, modulation, and their interval create a sense of scale important to buildings.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Monitor - Cultural Resources. A person with knowledge of local ethnohistory and areas of tribal significance used to conduct monitoring during construction or other ground disturbing activities. (Ord. 2982)

Effective on: 1/2/2020

Monument Sign. A freestanding sign placed on or anchored to the ground.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Motorized Catering. The provision of food or drink from a motor vehicle and/or attached trailer.  These are sometimes known as food trucks, popsicle/ice cream scooters, or lunch wagons. (Ord. 2709)

Effective on: 10/26/2013

Motorized Watercraft. See RMC Chapter 6.36, Noise Standards.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Mounting Height. The vertical distance between the bottom of a light fixture and the nearest point on the ground surface.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

MTBE. Methyl tertiary butyl ether, a gasoline additive.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Multifamily Structure. A structure that includes multiple primary dwelling units, or a series of five or more dwelling units with common or party walls on one or two sides but with separate front and/or rear access.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Multiple-Building Complex. A group of structures housing at least one retail business, office, commercial venture, or independent and separate department of a business which shares the same lot, access, and/or parking facilities, or coordinated site plan.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Multiple-Tenant Building. A single-structure housing more than one business, office, or commercial venture.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Museums and Other Special Purpose Recreational Institutions. Establishments that preserve and exhibit objects, sites, and natural wonders of historical, cultural, or educational value, including public and private museums, historical sites, and similar establishments. This definition does not include zoos, which are separately defined and regulated.

Effective on: 4/16/2011