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(Ord. 2652)

Banner. Any sign of lightweight fabric or similar material that is temporarily mounted to a pole or building by one or more edge. National, state or municipal flags, or the official flag of any commercial or noncommercial institution shall not be considered banners.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Bar or Drinking Place. An establishment that primarily prepares and serves alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption and that may provide limited food service and entertainment (primarily music) services. Also known as a bar, tavern, or nightclub.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Base Flood. A flood having a one percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year, also referred to as the 100-year flood, which is based upon built-out conditions. The base flood will be determined through hydrologic modeling and will assume fully developed land use conditions in tributary basins, such as defined in the Bear Creek Community Basin Plan. If the City has not modeled the base flood, the applicant shall be responsible for doing so, consistent with the assumptions set forth in this code and the Bear Creek Community Basin Plan.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Base Flood Elevation. The water surface elevation of the base flood. It shall be referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Base Station. A structure or equipment at a fixed location that enables licensed or authorized wireless communications between user equipment and a communications network. The term does not encompass a tower or any equipment associated with a tower.

1. The term includes, but is not limited to, equipment associated with wireless communications services such as private, broadcast, and public safety services, as well as unlicensed wireless services and fixed wireless services such as microwave back haul.

2. The term includes, but is not limited to, radio transceivers, antennas, coaxial or fiber-optic cable, regular and backup power supplies, and comparable equipment, regardless of technological configuration (including Distributed Antenna Systems and small-cell networks).

3. The term includes any structure other than a tower that supports or houses equipment described in paragraphs (1) and (2) above and that has been reviewed and approved under RZC 21.56, or under another State or local regulatory review process, even if the structure was not built for the sole or primary purpose of providing such support.

4. The term does not include any structure that does not support or house equipment described in paragraphs (1) and (2) above. (Ord. 2919)

Effective on: 4/14/2018

Basin (or Watershed). The area of land drained by a particular creek or river, a geographic unit defined by the flows of rainwater and melting snow, in which all land drains to a common outlet. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Battery Charging Station. An electrical component assembly or cluster of equipment assemblies designed specifically to charge batteries within electric vehicles, which meets or exceeds any standards, codes and regulations set forth in RCW Chapters 19.27 and 19.28, and which is consistent with rules adopted under RCW 19.27.540 and 19.28.281.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV). Any vehicle that operates exclusively on electrical energy from an off-board source that is stored in the vehicle’s batteries, and produces zero tailpipe emissions or pollution when stationary or operating.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Battery Exchange Station. A fully automated facility that will enable an electric vehicle with a swappable battery to enter a drive lane and exchange the depleted battery with a fully charged battery through a fully automated process, which meets or exceeds any standards, codes, and regulations set forth by RCW Chapters 19.27 and 19.28 and which is consistent with rules adopted under RCW 19.27.540 and 19.28.281.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Bed and Breakfast Inn. An establishment providing overnight accommodations and meal service for a small number of guests and typically located in a private home or small building.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Bedrock. The solid rock immediately underlying unconsolidated material, such as soil.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Below-Grade Parking. See Subterranean Parking. (Ord. 2803)

Effective on: 10/17/2015

Bench. A relatively level step-like excavation into earth material.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Best Available Science. Current scientific information used in the process to designate, protect, or restore critical areas that is derived from a valid scientific process as defined by WAC 365-195-900 through 365-195-925.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Bicycle Parking. The space one bicycle takes up when locked to a bicycle rack. This includes both the space of the bicycle rack and the bicycle attached to the rack.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Binding Site Plan. A drawing to a scale of no smaller than one inch equals 50 feet which:

1. Identifies and shows the areas and locations of all streets, roads, improvements, utilities, open spaces, and any other matters specified by local regulations; 

2. Contains inscriptions or attachments setting forth such appropriate limitations and conditions for the use of the land as are established by the City of Redmond; and 

3. Contains provisions making any development be in conformity with the site plan.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Bioretention. Engineered facilities that treat stormwater by passing it through a specified soil profile, and either retain or detain the treated stormwater for flow attenuation.  Refer to the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington (SWMMWW), Chapter 7 of Volume V for Bioretention BMP types and design specifications.  (Ord. 2858)

Effective on: 12/17/2016

Bioswale. A constructed, linear depression lined with vegetation, designed to filter pollutants from stormwater runoff prior to discharge to a catch basin or receiving waters. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Blade/Bracket Sign. A small, pedestrian-oriented sign (i.e., six square feet or less) that projects perpendicular from a structure (bracket sign) or is hung beneath a canopy or marquee (blade sign).

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Blank Walls. A blank wall is any wall or portion of a wall that is visible from any right-of-way, internal access road, pedestrian oriented space, or through block pathway, and that meets either of the following criteria (see Figure 60.29):

1. A wall or portion of a wall with a surface area of at least 400 square feet having both a length and a width of at least 10 feet without a window, door, building modulation at least one foot in depth, or other architectural feature. 

2. Any wall or portion of a wall between four feet and 13 feet above ground level with a horizontal dimension longer than 15 feet without a window, door, building modulation at least one foot in depth, or other architectural feature.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Block. A group of lots, tracts, or parcels within well-defined and fixed boundaries.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

BMPs (Best Management Practices). The physical, structural, and/or managerial practices that have been approved by City of Redmond, and that when used singly or in combination, provide the most effective means of preventing or reducing pollution of water or other undesirable effects.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Boundary Line Adjustment. A division of land made for the purpose of alteration by adjusting boundary lines, between platted or unplatted lots or both, which does not create any additional lot, tract, parcel, site, or division nor create any lot, tract, parcel, site, or division which does not conform to the requirements of this title.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Buffer or Buffer Area. A zone surrounding a critical area that protects the critical area from adverse impacts to its integrity, functions, and values, or is an integral part of the resource’s ecosystem. The buffer shall consist of a naturally vegetated and undisturbed, enhanced, or revegetated zone for streams, wetlands, and the top of slope for landslide hazard areas. The buffer shall be a vegetated zone (may include grass) and free of permanent structures for the toe of slope for landslide hazard areas. For the purpose of Class I and II streams, “inner buffer” refers to that portion of the buffer closest to the stream whose distance is established in RZC 21.64.020.B, Stream Buffers. This area is to be treated the same as a buffer as defined above in this definition. The outer buffer is that portion of the buffer furthest away from the stream, whose distance is established in RZC 21.64.020.B, Stream Buffers. Disturbance is permitted in the outer buffer as defined in RZC 21.64.020.B, Stream Buffers. Otherwise these areas are to remain as a naturally vegetated zone.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Building. See Structure.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Building Permit. Any building permit, any permit to construct tenant improvements, a mobile home hookup and foundation permit, a mobile home hookup permit, or any permit or approval to place or install mobile homes, mobile buildings, manufactured homes, or manufactured buildings.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Build-out Transportation Facilities Plan (BTFP). The transportation plan that serves the build-out land use scenario and is contained in the Appendix of the Transportation Master Plan.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Build-To Line (BTL). A build-to line (BTL) is a set building line on a lot, measured parallel from the front and/or corner side lot line, where the structure must be located. The building facade must be located on the build-to line. Facade articulation such as window or wall recesses and projections are not counted as the building facade line, which begins at the applicable facade wall. (Ord. 3028)

Effective on: 2/27/2021

Bulk Storage Facility. A facility where flammable or combustible liquids, solids, or gels are received by tank vessel, pipeline, railroad tank car or tank vehicle, and are stored or blended in bulk for the purpose of distributing such substances by tank vessel, pipeline, railroad tank car, tank vehicle, portable tank, or container.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Bus Bulb. A bus bulb is an extension of the sidewalk to the edge of the travel lane for a bus stop; typically a bus bulb replaces roadway that would otherwise be part of a parking lane. (Ord. 2803)

Effective on: 10/17/2015