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Title 17G Administration and Procedures

Chapter 17G.040 Design Review Board Administration and Procedures

Section 17G.040.020 Development and Applications Subject to Design Review

Development Applications Subject to Design Review. The board shall review the design elements of the following developments and/or project permit applications:

  1. All public projects or structures. Such design reviews shall be conducted using the Public Projects and Structures Design Guidelines, as shown in Exhibit A.
  1. Skywalks over a public right-of-way. Such design reviews shall be conducted using the Skywalks Design Guidelines as shown in Exhibit B.
  1. Projects seeking a design departure per chapter 17G.030 SMC, Design Departures, SMC 17G.030.030, Review Process. Unless such projects would otherwise be subject to another set of design guidelines, such design reviews shall be conducted using the Citywide Design Guidelines as shown in Exhibit C.
  1. Within downtown zones. Such design reviews within the downtown zones shall be conducted using the Downtown Design Guidelines:
    1. Within the central area identified on the Downtown Design Review Threshold Map 17G.040-M1:
      1. New buildings and structures greater than twenty-five thousand square feet.
      1. Modification of more than twenty-five percent (at minimum three hundred square feet) of a building façade visible from an adjacent street.
    1. Within the perimeter area identified on the Downtown Design Review Threshold Map 17G.040-M1:
      1. New buildings and structures greater than fifty thousand square feet.
      1. Modification of more than twenty-five percent (at minimum three hundred square feet) of a building façade visible from an adjacent street.
    1. Within the gateway areas identified on the Downtown Design Review Threshold Map 17G.040-M1:
      1. All new buildings and structures.
      1. Modification of more than twenty-five percent (at minimum three hundred square feet) of a building façade fronting on a designated gateway street or within one hundred feet of an intersection with a gateway street.
    1. Sidewalk encroachment by private use. Unless such projects would otherwise be subject to another set of design guidelines, such design reviews shall be conducted using the Citywide Design Guidelines.
  1. Within Centers & Corridors zones, requests for design deviations from the Design Standards and Guidelines for Centers and Corridors. Such design reviews shall be conducted using the Citywide Design Guidelines.
  1. Mini-storage Facilities, when required under SMC 17C.350.040. Such design reviews shall be conducted using the Mini-Storage Design Guidelines.
  1. Other developments or projects listed within the Unified Development Code that require design review. Unless such projects would otherwise be subject to another set of design guidelines, such design reviews shall be conducted using the Citywide Design Guidelines.
  1. Any development proposal about which the planning director or hearing examiner requests to have the board’s advice pertaining to any design elements.
  1. Any planning study about which the plan commission, or planning director requests to have the board’s advice pertaining to any design elements.

Date Passed: Monday, May 9, 2022

Effective Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022

ORD C36204 Section 2