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Packing, Crating, and Convention and Trade Show Services. The provision of services, such as packaging client-owned materials, possibly with package labeling or imprinting, or organizing, promoting, and managing events, such as business and trade shows, conventions, conferences, and meetings.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Parks, Open Space, Trails and Gardens. A variety of outdoor recreation areas including wildlife refuges; wetland, stream, and wildlife mitigation areas; arboretums; pea patches; and play areas. This definition excludes: Athletic, Sports, and Play Fields; and Marine Recreation. (Ord. 2652)

Effective on: 4/28/2012

Party of Record. In addition to the project applicant and owner(s) of property subject to an application, any person who:

A. Submits written or verbal comments prior to the decision maker (as identified in RZC 21.76.050.B) issuing its decision, and/or;

B. Participates in an open record, pre decision hearing, and/or;

C. Signs in at a neighborhood meeting conducted in compliance with RZC 21.76.060.C.2), Required Neighborhood Meeting and/or;

D. Requests to be made a party of record prior to the decision maker (as identified in RZC 21.76.050.B) issuing its decision.

Any person who completes any of the above actions must also provide a complete, legible postal mailing address to
be considered as a party of record. (Ord. 2652)

Effective on: 4/28/2012

Peak Hour. The consecutive 60-minute period during a 24-hour period which experiences the highest sum of traffic volumes as determined by the City on a roadway segment, passing through a roadway intersection, or entering or leaving a development. The peak hour typically takes place between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on a workday.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Peak Hour, a.m.. The consecutive 60-minute period during the a.m. hours which experiences the highest sum of traffic volumes as determined by the City on a roadway segment passing through a roadway intersection, or entering or leaving a development.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Peak Hour, p.m.. The consecutive 60-minute period during the p.m. hours which experiences the highest sum of traffic volumes as determined by the City on a roadway segment passing through a roadway intersection, or entering or leaving a development.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Peak Hour Noise. See RMC Chapter 6.36, Noise Standards.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Peak Hour Vehicle Trips. Total vehicular trips entering and leaving a development project during the consecutive 60-minute period typically between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. which experiences the highest sum of traffic volumes entering and leaving the development.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Pedestrian-Oriented Uses. Includes but is not limited to retail, restaurants, cultural or entertainment uses, hotel lobbies, travel agencies, personal service uses, parcel and mail services, copy centers, the customer service portion of financial institutions, or other businesses that are intended to be pedestrian attracting or pedestrian generating in nature as determined by the Administrator.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Pedestrian Plaza. A pedestrian plaza is an area between a building and a public street, or between buildings on a pedestrian path, that provides visual and pedestrian access onto or within the site.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Performance Assurance. A form of financial security posted to ensure timely and proper completion of improvements, to ensure compliance with the Redmond Zoning Code, and/or to ensure compliance with land use permit approval conditions. Performance assurances include irrevocable letter of credit, cash deposit, and surety bonds, and or other forms of financial security acceptable to the Administrator. For the purposes of this title, the term performance guarantee is synonymous with performance assurance.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Performing Arts or Supporting Establishment. An establishment that rehearses, produces or organizes and promotes live presentations, or that represents entertainers. This definition includes theaters, event promoters, agents who represent and manage performing artists, sports figures and entertainers, and independent artists, writers, and performers. This definition does not include sports team or club venues, which are separately defined and regulated.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Permanent Supportive Housing. Permanent supportive housing has the same meaning as RCW 36.70A.030, “Permanent supportive housing,” and as thereafter amended. (Ord. 3074)

Effective on: 2/12/2022

Permeable Pavement. Any paving material that accommodates pedestrian, bicycle, or vehicle traffic while allowing stormwater infiltration, treatment, and storage or runoff. Examples include porous asphalt or concrete, grid lattice systems, or pavers.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Person Miles of Travel (PMT). The number of person trips generated by a land use multiplied by the average trip distance.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Personal Communication Services (PCS). Digital wireless telephone technology, such as portable phones, pagers, faxes, and computers utilizing cellular technology for wireless communication.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Personal Services. The provision of services, such as laundry, hair care, nail care, and similar services.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Personal Wireless Facilities. Unstaffed facilities that are used for the transmission or reception, or both, of wireless communications services, including but not necessarily limited to antenna arrays, transmission cables, equipment shelters, and support structures.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Personal Wireless Services. Any federally licensed personal wireless service.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Pet and Animal Sales or Service (Except Veterinary). The retail sale of pets and other animals (except livestock) and the provision of pet or animal care services, such as grooming, training, sitting, boarding, and caretaking. This definition includes pet and pet supply stores but does not include veterinary services.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Physical Access. The ability of the general public to reach the water’s edge. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Pier. A structure supported by pilings that projects over and is raised above the water but is attached to land, and that is used for boat moorage, swimming, fishing, public access, float plane moorage, or similar activities requiring access to deep water. (SMP). This term also applies Citywide.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Piling. The structural supports for piers, usually below the pier decking and anchored in the water. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Pipeline Transportation. The use of transmission pipelines to transport products, such as crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products, and slurry.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Planting Area. Parts of a landscape area that are planted, or proposed to be planted, are referred to as the planting area.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Plat. A map or representation of a subdivision, showing thereon the division of a tract or parcel of land into lots, blocks, streets, and alleys, or other divisions and dedications.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Pleistocene. Pleistocene is 2.8 million to 10,000 years before present (BP).  The late Pleistocene is usually defined as 300,000 - 10,000 years BP. (Ord. 2982)

Effective on: 1/2/2020

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). An electric vehicle that (1) contains an internal combustion engine and also allows power to be delivered to drive wheels by an electric motor; (2) charges its battery primarily by connecting to the grid or other off-board electric sources; (3) may additionally be able to sustain battery charge using an onboard internal combustion driven generator; and (4) has the ability to travel powered entirely by electricity.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Political Sign. A sign which exclusively and solely advertises a candidate or candidate’s public elective office, a political party, or promotes a position on a public, social, or ballot issue.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Portable Sign. A sign which is capable of being moved easily and is not permanently affixed to the ground, a structure, or a building.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Postal Services. The provision of one or more postal services, such as sorting, routing, and delivery on a contract basis (except bulk transportation of mail).

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Potential to Yield Information. Likelihood of a property to provide information about an important aspect of history or prehistory through its physical composition and remains. (Ord. 2982)

Effective on: 1/2/2020

Pre-Development. The land use condition prior to any development (in Redmond this condition would typically be meadow, forest, and/or wetlands).

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Preferred Shoreline Use. A single-family residence or appurtenance, a water-dependent, water-related, or water-enjoyment use, and shoreline recreation. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Preliminary Determination of Significance (Historic). A preliminary decision made by a Landmarks and Heritage Commission in the event of a hearing continuation that a historic resource is highly likely to qualify for the designation under consideration at that hearing.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Preliminary Plat. A neat and approximate drawing of a proposed subdivision showing the general layout of streets and alleys, lots, blocks, and other elements of a subdivision consistent with the requirements of the Zoning Code. The preliminary plat shall be the basis for the approval or disapproval of the general layout of a subdivision.

The minor alterations of a preliminary approved short plat or subdivision may be brought forward to final plat without obtaining an Administrative Modification. The Administrator may determine that alterations are not minor in nature and therefore, will be required to obtain an Administrative Modification prior to final plat approval. (Ord. 2958)

Effective on: 4/27/2019

Primary Room, Secondary Room.

1. The primary room means a living room, dining room, or family room. Where an open floor area plan combines the living and dining rooms, the living/dining room shall be considered one room. 

2. All rooms not defined above as a primary room shall be considered a secondary room.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Priority Habitat/Species or Priority Wildlife Habitat/Species. Habitats and species of local importance and concern in urban areas, as identified by the Washington Department of Wildlife Priority Habitat and Species (PHS) program. “Priority species” are wildlife species of concern due to their population status and their sensitivity to habitat alteration. “Priority habitats” are areas with one or more of the following attributes: comparatively high wildlife density, high wildlife species richness, significant wildlife breeding habitat, significant wildlife seasonal ranges, significant movement corridors for wildlife, limited availability, or high vulnerability. General types of priority habitat identified in the PHS program potentially found in Redmond include meadows, oak woodlands, old-growth/mature forests, riparian areas, snag-rich areas, urban natural open space, and wetlands.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Processing or Handling of Hazardous Substances. The use, storage, manufacture, production, or other land use activity involving hazardous substances. It does not include individually packaged household consumer products or quantities of hazardous substances of less than five gallons in volume per container.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Professional Archaeologist. An individual who meets the U.S. Department of Interior (1997) Preservation Professional Qualification Standards for Prehistoric Archaeologist or Historical Archaeologist. (Ord. 2982)

Effective on: 1/2/2020

Professional Services. The provision of services requiring a high degree of professional, scientific, or technical expertise and training. This definition includes advanced technology services; legal services; title research and abstract services; notary services; accounting, tax, bookkeeping and payroll services; architectural, engineering, and related services; graphic, industrial, and interior design services; consulting services (such as management and environmental consulting); research and development services; advertising, media, and photography services; and veterinary services.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Project Limit. A lot, portion of a lot or combination of lots or portions of lots treated as a single development parcel for purposes of the Redmond Zoning Code. (Ord. 3028)

Effective on: 2/27/2021

Projecting Sign. A sign other than a wall sign which is attached to and projects from a structure or building face at approximately a right angle. (A marquee sign is not considered a projecting sign.)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Property Line. A line of record bounding a lot that divides one lot from another lot, or from a public or private street, or any other public space.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Property Line, Front. The lot line separating a lot from a street right-of-way.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Property Line, Rear. The lot line opposite and most distant from the front lot line. In the case of triangular or otherwise irregularly shaped lots, a line 10 feet in length entirely within the lot, parallel to and at a maximum distance from the front lot line.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Property Line, Side. Any lot line other than a front or rear lot line.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Pro Rata or Proportionate Share. That portion of the cost of transportation improvements that are reasonably related to the service demands and needs of new development.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Protected Tree/Protected Vegetation. A tree or area of understory vegetation identified on an approved tree protection and replacement plan to be retained and protected during construction and/or permanently protected by easement, tract, or covenant restriction. A protected tree may be located outside or within a Native Growth Protection Area (NGPA), critical area or critical area buffer. (Ord. 3028)

Effective on: 2/27/2021

Protection Measure. A practice or combination of practices (e.g., construction barriers, protective fencing, tree wells, etc.) used to control construction or development impacts to vegetation that is approved for protection in a tree removal permit.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Public Access. The ability of the general public to reach, touch, and enjoy the water’s edge, to travel on the waters of the state, and to view the water and the shoreline from adjacent locations. (SMP) (Ord. 2486)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Public Access Facility. A water-oriented structure, such as a trail, pier, pedestrian bridge, boat launch, viewing platform, fishing pier, that provides access for the public to or along the shoreline. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Public Administration. All government functions, including federal, state, and local government agencies that administer, oversee, and manage public programs or that have executive, legislative, or judicial authority. This definition includes legislative and executive offices, courts, and other government functions. This definition does not include correctional institutions, which are separately defined and regulated.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Public Safety. The provision of fire and rescue, police, and emergency response services by a governmental entity.

Effective on: 4/16/2011