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Day Care Center. An agency which regularly provides temporary care for a group of children between the ages of six weeks to 12 years for periods less than 24 hours in a residence or structure other than the parent’s home on a regular recurring basis for pay or other valuable consideration, including but not limited to, the furnishing of shelter, sustenance, supervision, education and other supportive services. The term is not intended to include babysitting services of a casual, nonrecurring nature.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Day Care, Family. See Family Day Care Provider.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Decibel or dBA. See RMC Chapter 6.36, Noise Standards.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Dedication. The deliberate appropriation of land by an owner for any general and public uses, reserving to himself no other rights than such as are compatible with the full exercise and enjoyment of the public uses to which the property has been devoted.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Deed of Transfer of Development Rights. A document that conveys ownership of development rights that were originally attached to property covered by a TDR easement.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Deleterious Substances. Include, but are not limited to, chemical and microbial substances that are not classified as hazardous materials, as defined under RZC 21.78.080, whether the substances are in usable or waste condition, that have the potential to pose a significant groundwater hazard, or for which monitoring requirements or treatment-based standards are enforced under WAC Chapter 246-290.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Demand Management Strategies. See Transportation Demand Management.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Demolish. To remove more than 50 percent of the exterior walls of an existing building or structure, as measured by the linear length of the walls. Windows, doors, and/or deteriorated wall sections are all considered part of a wall.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Detached Dwelling Units. Single-family residential structures that do not share any common or party walls.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Determination of Eligibility. An action through which the eligibility of a property for local, state, or national register listing is decided but the property is not actually listed. (Ord. 2982)

Effective on: 1/2/2020

Developer. See Fee Payer.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Development. The division of a parcel of land into two or more parcels; the construction, reconstruction, conversion, structural alteration, relocation, or enlargement of any structure; any mining, excavation, grading, landfill, drainage, removal of vegetation, or disturbance of land or water; and use of land or water or the intensification or extension of the use of land or water.

For the purposes of administering RMC Chapter 3.10, Impact Fees, and RZC 21.52, Transportation Standards, “developmentshall mean, in addition to the activities in the previous paragraph, any change in the use of a building or structure, or any changes in the use of land, where the construction, expansion, or change, when occupied or used for its intended purpose, has adverse impacts on, and may create additional demand and need for public facilities, programs, projects, or services, including fire, park, school or transportation facilities, programs, projects, or services.

For the purposes of administering RZC 21.64.040, Frequently Flooded Areas, development shall mean any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, including but not limited to buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations, storage of equipment or materials, subdivision of land, removal of substantial amounts of vegetation, or alteration of natural site characteristics. (Ord. 2663)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Development Application. A written request completed by a developer, seeking City approval for a development.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Development Approval. Any authorization issued by the City of Redmond which approves a development.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Development Rights. One of a series of rights inherent in fee simple ownership of land. It represents the potential for the improvement of a parcel of property measured in residential dwelling units or square footage of commercial, light industrial, or office space based on the zoning classification of the parcel.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Diameter at Breast Height. The diameter of any tree trunk, measured at four and one-half feet above average grade. For species of trees whose normal growth habit is characterized by multiple stems (e.g., hazelnut, vine maple), diameter shall mean the average diameter of all stems of the tree, measured at a point six inches from the point where the stems digress from the main trunk. In no case shall a branch more than six inches above average grade be considered a stem. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Directional Sign. A permanent sign not exceeding six square feet in area, without commercial message, that guides the public to a specific place, such as an entrance, exit, parking, or service area, or a particular aspect of a business or establishment, such as a cocktail entrance.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Directory Sign. A sign that lists the tenants of a multiple tenant building or center.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Disturbed Soils. Soils located on a portion of a property, properties, or right-of-way that are subject to land-disturbing activities, new impervious surfaces, or replaced impervious surfaces.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Dock. A structure that floats on the surface of the water, without piling supports, but which is attached to land. Typically used for boat moorage, swimming, public access, and other activities that require access to deep water. (SMP). This term also applies Citywide.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Docket (or Comprehensive Plan Docket). The package of Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered by the community, Planning Commission, and City Council over the following year as provided for in the Growth Management Act (GMA). The City or any individual, organization, business, or other group may propose an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan and associated Zoning Code. (Ord. 2740)

Effective on: 6/14/2014

Dormitory. A rooming establishment, typically associated with an educational institution, that provides temporary accommodations and may offer housekeeping, meals, and laundry services. (Ord. 2652)

Effective on: 4/28/2012

Double-Faced Sign. A sign constructed to display its message on the outer surfaces of two identical and opposite parallel planes.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Drainage Facilities. See Stormwater Facilities.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Dredging. The removal of earth, sand and/or gravel from the bottom of a stream, river, lake, or other water body for the purposes of deepening or constructing a navigational channel or marina, increasing or maintaining flood conveyance capacity of a channel, installing submarine pipelines, or similar purposes, or to obtain the use of the bottom materials for landfill. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Drip Line. An area encircling the base of a tree, the minimum extent of which is delineated by a vertical line extending from the outer limit of a tree’s branch tips down to the ground.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Drive-Up Stand. A temporary or semipermanent structure operating on private property for the purpose of vending food, drink, or retail goods, generally no larger than six feet wide by 10 feet long which allows the customer to remain in his or her vehicle while making a purchase.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Driveway. An access which serves a lot, project limit, structure, or parking area. (Ord. 3028)

Effective on: 2/27/2021

Drought-Tolerant Vegetation. Vegetation that can thrive with minimal or no supplemental watering after a period of plant establishment that typically lasts two or three years.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Dry Cleaning Establishment. Any facility that uses a transfer machine, dry-to-dry vented unit, or dry-to-dry closed loop unit with chlorinated solvents to clean clothing or other materials.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Durable Consumer Goods Sales, Rental, and Service. The retail sale, rental, or lease of durable consumer goods, or in the retail sale, rental, or lease of such goods in combination with repair and maintenance services and the sale of replacement parts and accessories. This definition includes apparel, appliances, home furnishings, paint, hardware, toiletries, jewelry, sporting goods, books, magazines, music, videos, computer hardware and software, toys, and similar items.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Dwelling Unit. A single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for not more than one family and permitted roomers and boarders, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. A mobile home, manufactured home, modular home, apartment, condominium, townhouse, single-family attached or detached house, or accessory dwelling unit is considered to a be a dwelling unit.

Effective on: 4/16/2011