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ORD 18-853 ORDINANCE NO. 18-853 AN ORDINANCE of the City of Federal Way, Washington, relating to zoning and design guidelines for self-service storage facilities; repealing FWRC 19.215.130; and adding a new section to Chapter 19.115 FWRC. (Amending Ordinance No. 17-834.) WHEREAS, the City recognizes the need to periodically modify Title 19 of the Federal Way Revised Code ("FWRC"), "Zoning and Development Code," in order to conform to state and federal law, codify administrative practices, clarify and update zoning regulations as deemed necessary, and improve the efficiency of the regulations and the development review process; and WHEREAS, this ordinance, containing amendments to development regulations and the text of Title 19 FWRC, has complied with Process VI review, Chapter 19.80 FWRC, pursuant to Chapter 19.35 FWRC; and WHEREAS, it is in the public interest for the City Council to adopt new development regulations in Chapter 19.115 FWRC that establish design guidelines for self-service storage facilities within the City of Federal Way; and WHEREAS, City Council desired to review the zoning, development regulations, and design guidelines for self-service storage facilities to determine whether the current code is adequate to implement the vision, goals, and policies within the adopted Comprehensive Plan; and WHEREAS, on September 5, 2017, Council passed Ordinance No. 17-838 imposing a 12 month development moratorium upon self-service storage facilities in order to review the potential impact of new self-storage facilities upon the City of Federal Way, and to review the existing development regulations related to self-service storage facilities to determine whether Ordinance No. 18-853 Page 1 of 8 current zoning and development regulations are adequate to implement the vision, goals, and policies within the adopted Comprehensive Plan; and WHEREAS, City staff has been researching regulations for self-service storage facilities for conformity with the Comprehensive Plan and for comparison to other jurisdictions; and WHEREAS, City staff's research determined current regulations are inadequate to implement the vision, goals, and policies of the Comprehensive Plan; and WHEREAS, City staffs research determined current design guidelines require lower standards than those of surrounding jurisdictions; and WHEREAS, City staffs research determined Chapter 19.215.130 FWRC does not adequately implement the pedestrian-oriented land use vision, goals, and policies of the Comprehensive Plan for the Neighborhood Business Zoning District; and WHEREAS, the Planning Commission conducted public workshops on these code amendments on March 21, 2018 and May 16, 2018; and WHEREAS, an Environmental Determination of Nonsignificance ("DNS") was properly issued for the Proposal on May 18, 2018, and no comments or appeals were received and the DNS was finalized on June 1, 2018; and WHEREAS, the Planning Commission properly conducted a duly noticed public hearing on these code amendments on June 6, 2018, and forwarded a recommendation that the code amendments not be adopted; and WHEREAS, the Land Use & Transportation Committee of the Federal Way City Council considered these code amendments on July 2, 2018, and recommended adoption of the text amendments. Ordinance No. 18-853 Page 2 of 8 NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Findings. The City Council of the City of Federal Way makes the following findings with respect to the proposed amendments. (a) These code amendments are in the best interest of the residents of the City and will benefit the City as a whole by preserving the neighborhood scale of development close to residential uses, and enhancing the general appearance of the City by improving design guidelines. (b) FWRC 19.215.130 should be repealed because it does not adequately implement the pedestrian-oriented land use vision, goals, and policies of the Comprehensive Plan for the Neighborhood Business Zoning District. (c) These code amendments comply with Chapter 36.70A RCW, Growth Management. (d) These code amendments are consistent with the purposes of Title 19 FWRC and will implement and are consistent with the applicable provisions of the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan. (e) These code amendments bear a substantial relationship to, and will protect and not adversely affect, the public health, safety, and welfare. (0 These code amendments have followed the proper procedure required under the FWRC. Section 2. Conclusions. Pursuant to Chapter 19.80 FWRC and Chapter 19.35 FWRC, and based upon the recitals and the findings set forth in Section 1, the Federal Way City Council Ordinance No. 18-853 Page 3 of 8 makes the following Conclusions of Law with respect to the decisional criteria necessary for the adoption of the proposed amendments: (a) The proposed FWRC amendments are consistent with, and substantially implement, the following Federal Way Comprehensive Plan goals and policies: Goals: LUG7: Provide neighborhood and community scale retail centers for the City's neighborhoods. LUG6: Transform Community Business areas into vital, attractive, areas with a mix of uses that appeal to pedestrians, motorists, and residents, and enhance the community's image. Policies: LUP 1: Use development standards and design guidelines to maintain neighborhood character and ensure compatibility with surrounding uses. LUP3: Use design guidelines and performance standards to create attractive and desirable commercial, office and commercial/residential mixed-use developments. LUP 13: Maintain and protect the character of existing single-family neighborhoods through strict enforcement of the City's land use regulations. LUP14: Protect residential areas from impacts of adjacent non-residential uses. LUP29: Ensure compatibility between non-residential developments and residential zones by regulating height, scale, setbacks, and buffers. LUP41: Integrate retail developments into surrounding neighborhoods through attention to quality design and function. LUP 42: Encourage pedestrian and bicycle access to neighborhood shopping and services. LUP 43: Encourage neighborhood retail and personal services to locate at appropriate locations where local economic demand and design solutions demonstrate compatibility with the neighborhood. LUP 44: Retail and personal services should be encouraged to group together within planned centers to allow for ease of pedestrian movement. LUP 45: Neighborhood Business centers should consist of neighborhood scale retail and personal services. Ordinance No. 18-853 Page 4 of 8 LUP 46: Encourage commercial/residential mixed-use development in Neighborhood Business designations. LUP 47: Support the provision of transit to Neighborhood Business areas. LUP 39: Encourage transformation of the Pacific Highway (SR-99) Community Business corridors into quality retail/commercial mixed use areas, designed to integrate auto, pedestrian, and transit circulation, and to improve traffic flow and safety, including access control and off-street interconnectivity between adjoining properties where feasible. Continue to utilize Community Design Guidelines to ensure quality site and building design and functional and aesthetic compatibility between uses. Integration of pedestrian amenities and open space into retail and office development should also be encouraged. LUP 40: Encourage a range of pedestrian-oriented retail, while continuing to accommodate auto-oriented retail uses, and provide supportive uses to meet the needs of residents and employees in the area. (b) The proposed FWRC amendments bear a substantial relationship to the public health, safety, and welfare because they preserve the neighborhood scale of development close to residential uses and enhance the general appearance of the City by improving design guidelines. (c) The proposed amendments are in the best interest of the public and the residents of the City of Federal Way as they will improve the aesthetics of the built environment by enhancing design guidelines and creating compatibility between different zoning districts by removing self-service storage facilities from the list of permitted uses in the Neighborhood Business Zoning District. Additionally, the proposed text amendments will lead to more architecturally complementary developments throughout the City by improving design guidelines for self-service storage facilities. Section 3. Section 19.115.105 is hereby added to Chapter 19.115 FWRC to read as follows: Ordinance No. 18-853 Page 5 of 8 19.115.105 Self-service storage uses. In all zoning districts where such uses are permitted the following shall apply: (1) Self-service storage facilities are only permitted within multistory structures designed to emulate multifamily or office buildings. Self-service storage facilities buildings shall incorporate architectural and design features common to commercial and/or multifamily development. Examples of such architectural and design features include but are not limited to: massing, proportion, facade modulation, exterior building materials and detailing, varied roof line, pedestrian scale, fenestration, and repetition. (2) At least 40 percent of each floor of any principal facade located along a right-of-way must contain transparent glass, or material that emulates glass, such as polycarbonate, acrylic mirror sheeting, or other reflective or transparent material. All reflective or transparent materials used to satisfy this section's requirements, other than transparent glass, must be approved by the director of the community development department. (3) Roofline variation is required for any roof lines that exceed fifty(50) feet in length. Roof line variation shall be achieved using one (1) or more of the following methods: (a) Vertical offset ridge line; or (b) Horizontal offset ridge line; or (c) Variations of roof pitch. Figure 22—FWRC 19.115.105(3) ROOF PITCH VARIATION VERTICAL OFFSET RIDGE 3C} • 2601 S + Roofline Variation (4) The maximum building facade length is one hundred (100) linear feet, regardless of modulation, for any facade located within fifty (50) feet of and facing a residential zoned property or right-of-way. Ordinance No. 18-853 Page 6 of 8 (5) All storage units shall be accessed from the interior of the building(s) or site — no exterior unit doors may be visible from the right-of-way or from adjacent properties. (6) Chain-link fences shall not be allowed. Section 4. FWRC 19.215.130 is hereby repealed in its entirety. Section 5. Severability. The provisions of this ordinance are declared separate and severable. The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or portion of this ordinance, or the invalidity of the application thereof to any person or circumstance, shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the ordinance, or the validity of its application to any other persons or circumstances. Section 6. Corrections. The City Clerk and the codifiers of this ordinance are authorized to make necessary corrections to this ordinance including, but not limited to, the correction of scrivener/clerical errors, references, ordinance numbering, section/subsection numbers and any references thereto. Section 7. Ratification. Any act consistent with the authority and prior to the effective date of this ordinance is hereby ratified and affirmed. Section 8. Effective Date. This ordinance shall be effective five (5) days after passage and publication as provided by law. PASSED by the City Council of the City of Federal Way this 14th day of August, 2018. Ordinance No. 18-853 Page 7 of 8 CITY OF FEDERAL WAY: JI ER LL, MAYOR ATTEST: S 'H NIE COURTNEY, C, CITY CLERK APPROVED AS TO FORM: J. RYAN CALL, CITY ATTORNEY FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK: 07/11/2018 PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL: 08/14/2018 PUBLISHED: 08/17/2018 EFFECTIVE DATE: 08/22/2018 ORDINANCE NO.: 18-853 Ordinance No. 18-853 Page 8 of 8