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Rail Transportation. The provision of passenger or freight transportation by rail and rail transportation support.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Rain Garden.  A non-engineered shallow landscaped depression, with compost-amended native soils and adapted plants. The depression is designed to pond and temporarily store stormwater runoff from adjacent areas, and to allow stormwater to pass through the amended soil profile.  (Ord. 2858)

Effective on: 12/17/2016

Rapid Charging Station. An industrial grade electrical outlet that allows for faster recharging of electric vehicle batteries through higher power levels and that 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

Real Estate Services. The sale, rental, or lease of real estate; the management of real property for others; self-storage establishments; and the provision of real estate appraisal and similar services. (Ord. 2709)

Effective on: 10/26/2013

Real Estate Sign. A portable or temporary sign that advertises real property for rent, lease, or sale.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Rebuild. To undertake construction within and/or on an existing building which has a valid construction permit with construction value greater than 50 percent of the replacement cost of the existing building being rebuilt. The permit value is valid for a 12-month period beginning on the date of permit issuance.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Receiving Areas. Properties eligible to receive Transfer of Development Rights (TDR).

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Receiving Property. See RMC 6.36, Noise Standards.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Reception Window Obstruction. A physical barrier which would block an electromagnetic signal.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Reclaimed Water. Non-potable water derived from domestic and/or industrial wastewater. (Ord. 2957)

Effective on: 4/27/2019

Recreational and Utility Vehicles. Travel trailers, boats, jet skis, wind surfing boards, folding tent trailers, motor homes, truck campers removed from a truck or pickup, horse trailers, boat trailers with or without boats, and utility trailers. This definition does not include pickup or light trucks, that are10,000 pounds gross weight or less, with or without a mounted camper unit, which are primarily used by the property owner for transportation purposes.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Recycled Water. Water that is usually run repeatedly through a closed system.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Redmond Fire Department Standards. As published and periodically updated by the Redmond Fire Department, a compilation of written and/or illustrated policies, procedures, criteria, and guidelines designed to clarify and explicate the decisions of the Chief in regards to the application of adopted codes, ordinances, and regulations. Redmond Fire Department Standards shall constitute the Redmond Fire Department’s primary reference document.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Redmond Heritage Resource Register. A listing of designated historic and archeological resources that have been designated following the processes and standards in RZC 21.30, Historic and Archeological Resources, or its successor. The Department of Planning and Community Development or its successor maintains the Redmond Heritage Resource Register.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Reestablishment. The manipulation of the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics of a site with the goal of returning natural or historic functions to a former critical area. Reestablishment is a type of restoration. For wetlands, reestablishment results in a gain in wetland acres and functions. Activities could include removing fill material, plugging ditches, or breaking drain tiles. (Ord. 2803)

Effective on: 10/17/2015

Regional Light Rail Transit System. A public rail transit line that operates at grade level, above grade level, or in a tunnel and that provides high-capacity, regional transit service owned and operated by a regional transit authority authorized under RCW Chapter 81.112. A light rail transit system may be designed to share a street right-of-way although it may also use a separate right-of-way. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Regional Utilities. Facilities and infrastructure provided by a public agency, utility, or franchise which convey essential services throughout the area beyond but including Redmond. These facilities include, but are not limited to, regional water storage tanks, reservoirs and booster stations, waste water interceptors, pump stations and treatment facilities, electrical transmission substations and lines 115 kV or greater, regional natural gas pipelines and gate stations, and regional telecommunications facilities.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Regulated Activity. Activities that have a potential to significantly impact a critical area that is subject to the provisions of RZC 21.64, Critical Areas Regulations. Regulated activities generally include, but are not limited to, any filling, dredging, dumping or stockpiling, draining, excavation, flooding, clearing or grading, construction or reconstruction, driving pilings, obstructing, shading, or harvesting.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Rehabilitation. The manipulation of the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics of a site with the goal of repairing natural or historic functions of a degraded critical area. Rehabilitation is a type of restoration. For wetlands, rehabilitation results in a gain in wetland function but does not result in a gain in wetland acres.  Activities could involve breaching a dike to reconnect wetlands to a floodplain. (Ord. 2803)

Effective on: 10/17/2015

Religious Institutions. Churches, temples, synagogues, monasteries, and similar establishments operated by religious organizations.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Removal. Removal of a tree(s) or vegetation, through either direct or indirect actions, including but not limited to clearing, cutting, causing irreversible damage to roots or trunks; poisoning; destroying the structural integrity; and/or any filling, excavation, grading, or trenching in the drip line area of a tree which has the potential to cause irreversible damage to the tree, or relocation of an existing tree to a new planting location.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Rental Room. A rental room is any leased or rented habitable room used or intended to be used for living and sleeping, but not for cooking or eating.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Repair. Normal repair means to restore a development to a state comparable to its original condition, including but not limited to its size, shape, configuration, location and external appearance, within a reasonable period after decay or partial destruction, except where repair causes substantial adverse effects to shoreline resources or environment. Replacement of a structure or development may be authorized as repair where such replacement is the common method of repair for the type of structure or development, and the replacement structure or development is comparable to the original structure or development, including but not limited to its size, shape, configuration, location and external appearance, and the replacement does not cause substantial adverse effects to shoreline resources or environment. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Replacement. For the purposes of standards on shoreline stabilization measures, replacement means the construction of a new structure to perform a shoreline stabilization function of an existing function which can no longer adequately serve the purpose. Additions to or increases in size of existing shoreline stabilization measures shall be considered new structures. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Research and Development. Research and analysis in the physical, engineering, cognitive, social, or life sciences. (Ord. 2652)

Effective on: 4/28/2012

Residential Care Facility. A facility that provides, on a regular basis, personal care, including dressing and eating and health-related care and services for at least five, but not more than 15 functionally disabled persons and which is not licensed under RCW Chapter 70.128. A residential care facility shall not provide the degree of care and treatment that a hospital or long-term care facility provides.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Residential Suite. A type of residence in which all living space other than a bathroom is contained within a single room and which is located in a multifamily structure in which clusters of residential suites share common amenities such as kitchens, laundry facilities, and gathering spaces. (Ord. 2803)

Effective on: 10/17/2015

Residential Uses. Include living areas, common areas used to access living areas, offices for the renting, leasing, or selling the housing units in the development, and recreational areas used exclusively by residents and their guests.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Restoration - Critical Areas. The manipulation of the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics of a site with the goal of returning natural or historic functions to a former or degraded critical area.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Restore, Restoration, or Ecological Restoration. The reestablishment or upgrading of impaired ecological shoreline processes or functions. This may be accomplished through measures, including but not limited to revegetation, removal of intrusive shoreline structures, and removal or treatment of toxic materials. Restoration does not imply a requirement for returning the shoreline area to aboriginal or pre-European settlement conditions. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Retail Outlet. A location licensed by the State Liquor Control Board for the retail sale of usable marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates. (Ord. 2744)

Effective on: 6/28/2014

Retirement Residence. A building or group of buildings which provides residential facilities for residents 55 years of age or more, except for the spouses of such residents for whom there is no minimum age requirement. A retirement residence may provide a range of types of living units, including attached and detached housing units, and may also provide to its residents: food service, general health care supervision, medication services, housekeeping services, personal services, recreation facilities, and transportation services for its residents. Individual living units (suites) may include kitchens. A retirement residence may also include a skilled nursing facility provided that the number of nursing beds shall not exceed 25 percent of the total number of retirement residence units. Facilities with more than 25 percent of the retirement residence units having nursing beds shall be considered a long-term care facility.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Retirement Residence Unit. A retirement residence unit shall be defined as: (1) one or more rooms, designated occupied, or intended for occupancy as a separate living quarters with sleeping facilities provided in the dwelling for one person or one household regardless of whether cooking and sanitary facilities are provided in the unit; or (2) one bed in a room or facility where each bed is designated, occupied, or intended for occupancy by a separate person, any of whom are not related by blood or marriage.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Revetment. A shoreline-protective structure constructed on a slope and used to prevent erosion. Construction materials may be rock riprap, gabions, interlocking concrete blocks, or similar materials. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Right-of-Way. Land owned by a public agency and used or planned to be used as a public thoroughfare.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Riparian Stream Corridor. Areas adjacent to stream systems that contain elements of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that mutually influence each other. The width of these areas extends to that portion of the terrestrial landscape that directly influences the aquatic ecosystem by providing shade, fine or large woody material, nutrients, organic and inorganic debris, terrestrial insects, or habitat for riparian-associated wildlife. These areas provide a myriad of functions to support a healthy stream system.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Riparian Zone. The area of vegetation adjacent to a body of water that influences (and is influenced by) the water; an area typically used by more species of wildlife than other land areas. (SMP)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Riprap. A facing layer or protective mound of broken stones placed to prevent erosion or sloughing of a structure or embankment.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Road, Ground Passenger, and Transit Transportation. The provision of road, ground passenger, and transit transportation systems, such as bus and rail systems, including supporting infrastructure.  This definition excludes towing operators and auto impoundment yards. (Ord. 2709)

Effective on: 10/26/2013

Roadside Produce Stand. A small, sometimes temporary or seasonal establishment from which a farmer, gardener, or other person sells, delivers, or peddles any fruits, vegetables, flowers, berries, butter, eggs, fish, milk, poultry, meat, or other farm produce or edibles produced or manufactured by such person in the State of Washington.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Roof Sign. A sign erected on or above a roof or parapet of a building or structure. (Signs attached to a pseudo-mansard roof are not included.)

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Round or Rounding. The process by which fractional values used in calculations are rounded to the nearest whole number. Fractional values of five-tenths (0.5) and above are rounded up; fractional values below five tenths (0.5) are rounded down.

Effective on: 4/16/2011

Runoff. Water originating from rainfall and/or other precipitation that flows from a site during or immediately after a storm.

Effective on: 4/16/2011