November 2, 1998
Kenmore City Council deals with amendments, trucks, birds, flowers
At the Oct. 26 Kenmore City Council meeting Gregg Dohrn, director of Community Development presented proposed changes to the zoning code and subdivision regulations. The amendments, which will be presented at a public hearing, included:
- the addition of a commercial site development permit prior to the issuance of a building permit;
- the requirement that all home businesses, home industries, accessory dwelling units, changes of use or additions to a non-conforming structure or changes in ownership or operation of a non-conforming structure shall apply for a zoning permit;
- the provision that a temporary use permit may be effective for up to 365 days;
- that calculations for allowable dwelling units, lots or floor area resulting in a fraction shall be rounded down;
- that Bed and Breakfast Inns will be permitted by a conditional use permit subject to the following five conditions: (1) the inn shall be occupied by the owner, (2) guest meals will be limited to breakfast, (3) the number of guest rooms will be determined by uniform building and fire codes, (4) at least one off-street parking stall will be provided for each guest room and one stall for each employee, (5) the inn must be compatible with the neighborhood character and should not create significant adverse neighborhood effects that cannot be mitigated.
In other council action, a change in the language for the proposed overnight parking law in residential zones was suggested. It would exclude pickup or panel trucks of one ton or less. The original law excluded those with one ton rated capacity. The change was voted on at the Nov. 2 meeting.
Also at the Nov. 2 meeting, it was expected that the dahlia will be declared the Kenmore official flower, the rhododendron will become the official evergreen and the official Kenmore bird will become the Blue Heron.
A council retreat open to the public is planned for January.