Chapter 13

Adopted Specific Plans

11-013-01: Harris Ranch


1. Interpretation Of District

A. Specific Plan District Established: The area of Boise City commonly known as Harris Ranch is identified as the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District, as shown on the map hereinafter included by reference. The legal description of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District is attached to Boise City Ordinance No. 6626, adopted December 11, 2007 (the "Effective Date"), and hereinafter included by reference.

B. Boundary Of Specific Plan District Established: The location and boundaries of the Specific Plan District established for Harris Ranch is shown on the map entitled "Specific Plan District - Harris Ranch, Boise City, Idaho," which is hereby incorporated into and made a part of this Section by reference. The original copy of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan Map shall be filed with the City Clerk and the Planning & Development Services Department. The Harris Ranch Specific Plan Map, together with all notations, references and other information shown thereon, and all amendments thereto, are a part of this Chapter and shall have the same force and effect as if the Harris Ranch Specific Plan Map was fully set forth herein.

C. Interpretation Of District Boundaries: Wherever uncertainty exists as to the boundary of any portion of Harris Ranch, the following rules shall apply:

(1) Where any such boundary line is indicated as following a street, alley or public way, it shall be construed as following the center line thereof. Where a boundary line is indicated as approximately following a lot line, such lot line shall be construed to be such boundary line.

(2) Where a boundary line divides a lot or crosses unsubdivided property, the location of such boundary shall be as indicated upon the Harris Ranch Specific Plan Map.

(3) Where a boundary line divides a lot or crosses unsubdivided property, the location of such boundary shall be as indicated upon the Harris Ranch Specific Plan Map.


2. Purpose: The purpose of this Chapter is to define general procedures for review of land use proposals within the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District. All proposed uses and development within the District will require review for compliance of the use or development with the Harris Ranch Specific Plan, to be known as a "Notice of Specific Plan Compliance."


3. Conformity Required: Except as otherwise provided herein, land, buildings, structures and uses in the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District shall hereafter be used and developed in accordance with the Harris Ranch Specific Plan 2007, Volumes I and II (the "Harris Ranch Specific Plan"), the regulations herein established for the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District known as the Harris Ranch Specific Plan Code (hereinafter sometimes referred to as the "Code") and, as applicable, Title 11, Chapter 7, Section 9 (Foothills Planned Development Ordinance), Title 11, 7, Section 8 (Hillside and Foothill Areas Development Ordinance) in force and effect on the effective date of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan Amendment 7, as may be amended by applicable state and/or federal laws or regulations (collectively, the "Ancillary Ordinances"), which Ancillary Ordinances are reprinted in their entirety below. The Harris Ranch Specific Plan and the Ancillary Ordinances are hereby incorporated into and made a part of this Chapter by reference. The Ancillary Ordinances, as the same shall apply to Harris Ranch, shall not be amended, except as may be required by applicable state or federal laws or regulations, for a period of eighteen years from the Effective Date.


4. Administration:

A. Harris Ranch Review Board:

(1) The Harris Ranch Review Board (hereinafter sometimes referred to as the "Board") is comprised of members and/or representatives of Harris Family Limited Partnership and private owners within the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District. Restrictive use covenants and design guidelines will be prepared by Harris Family Limited Partnership, its successors and/or assigns, to control, without limitation, architecture, landscape, walls, parking, signage and lighting. The restrictive use covenants and design guidelines meet at least the minimum standards for, without limitation, architecture, landscape, walls, parking, signage and lighting contained in the Code. The Board administers and enforces the restrictive use covenants and design guidelines.

(2) All proposed development within the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District shall be subject to review by the Harris Ranch Review Board prior to an applicant's submission for City approval. The Board shall provide City with a synopsis of that review and a recommendation. A list of the information required by the Board prior to the Board's review is contained in the Board's restrictive use covenants and design guidelines, a copy of which can be obtained from the Board, or the Board's designee.

B. Planning Director: The Planning Director, or designee, shall perform the duties and functions as provided in the Code. These duties and functions include the day-to-day and long-range administration of the Code, the acceptance and processing of all permit applications, and confirmation of compliance with the Harris Ranch Specific Plan and Code.

C. Design Review Committee: The Design Review Committee is authorized to review and hear appeals of decisions made by the Planning Director in connection with design review within the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District. The Design Review Committee shall review information provided by the Planning Director and other available sources.

D. Planning & Zoning Commission: The Planning & Zoning Commission is authorized to hear appeals of decisions made by the Planning Director or the Design Review Committee, as applicable, in connection with the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District. The Planning & Zoning Commission shall review information provided by the Planning Director and other available sources.

E. City Council: The City Council is authorized to hear appeals of decisions made by the Planning & Zoning Commission in connection with the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District. The City Council shall review information provided by the Planning Director and other available sources.

F. Annual Review: The Applicant is required to attend and document meetings with Planning Director on a yearly basis to analyze: 1) administration of plan; 2) trip generation and traffic service levels on surrounding roads; 3) the relative mix of land uses; and 4) infrastructure related improvements. Specific issues to be addressed are: the Boise School District elementary school site and agreement; development and installation of the Greenbelt and other public trails included in the Harris Ranch Specific Plan; and the implementation and performance of the Transit Management Plan. The meeting will require other commenting agency involvement as needed. If amendments to the Specific Plan are deemed necessary through this periodic review, then the Harris Ranch Applicant or the City of Boise may request revisions to the Specific Plan through an amendment process.

G. Phasing Plan Modifications: The phasing plan described in Section (A)(2)(d)(vi) of Volume I of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan (2010) (the "Phasing Plan") is the current best estimate of the expected orderly progression of development and infrastructure improvements throughout the life of the project. Because infrastructure availability may impact public-service facilities, substantial consistency with the Phasing Plan is an element of the findings for ongoing permit approval.Future on-the-ground conditions and considerations may dictate modifications to the Phasing Plan. The Planning Director may make staff-level allowances to the Phasing Plan upon application by the Harris Ranch Applicant, contingent upon the following findings:

(1) That all affected public service providers have been notified of the proposed Phasing Plan modification and the proposed Phasing Plan modification will not adversely affect public service providers. Additional affected property owners may be noticed at the Planning Director's discretion;

(2) That an alternative schedule has been presented to the Planning Director for when the infrastructure will be provided; and

(3) That the proposed modification complies with and supports the goals and objectives of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan.


5. Administrative Review - Use:

A. Uses Specified Within The Harris Ranch Specific Plan:

(1) The City Council, having reviewed and approved the Harris Ranch Specific Plan, has delegated to the Planning Director the authority to administratively review every application for a Notice of Specific Plan Compliance or modification to a Notice of Specific Plan Compliance. Every application seeking confirmation of conformity with the Code and/or a permit affecting the use of land or of a structure and/or a request for a variance shall be deemed to be also an application for a Notice of Specific Plan Compliance. The Planning Director shall ensure that the proposed use complies with the Harris Ranch Specific Plan and the standards described in the Code. The determination of the Planning Director shall be a final decision. The findings to be made by the Planning Director are as follows:

(a) The land use is consistent with the land use matrix, prototypical block plans and special use standards.

(b) The land use, supporting infrastructure and other elements are consistent with the improvements and timelines identified within the phasing plan.

(c) The land use and related transportation improvements are consistent with the circulation plan and Ada County Highway District (ACHD) recommendations.

(d) The land use includes all public facilities required in the Community Services Plan.

(e) Harris Ranch has maintained an annual monitoring review as required by subsection 11-013-01.4.F.

(2) Upon such determination that the proposed use is in compliance with the Harris Ranch Specific Plan, the Planning Director shall issue a Notice of Specific Plan Compliance.

B. Uses Not Specified Within The Harris Ranch Specific Plan:

(1) Uses not specified in the Harris Ranch Allowed Uses, pages 51 to 62 of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan, are prohibited unless determined by the Planning Director to be similar in nature to those specified as allowed uses herein. The Planning Director shall give due consideration and deference to the decision of the Harris Ranch Review Board, for the purpose of determining whether a use complies with the Harris Ranch Specific Plan. Upon such determination the Planning Director shall issue a Notice of Specific Plan Compliance. Approval may be made contingent upon such conditions as are reasonably necessary to secure the public welfare. The determination of the Planning Director shall be final unless an appeal is made as provided in the Code. The findings to be made by the Planning Director in determining compliance of such proposed uses with the Harris Ranch Specific Plan are as follows:

(a) That the location of the proposed use is compatible to other uses in the general neighborhood.

(b) That the proposed use will not place an undue burden on transportation and other public facilities in the vicinity.

(c) That the site is large enough to accommodate the proposed use and all yards, open spaces, pathways, walls and fences, parking, loading, landscaping and such other features as are required by the Harris Ranch Specific Plan and Harris Ranch Specific Plan Code.

(d) That the proposed use will not adversely affect other property in the vicinity.

(e) That the proposed use is in compliance with and supports the goals and objectives of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan.

(2) Whenever there is doubt as to the classification of a use not specifically referenced in the Harris Ranch Allowed Uses, the determination shall be made by the Planning Director. Such determination shall be based upon a recommendation by the Harris Ranch Review Board, a detailed description of the proposed use and such other information as may be required by the Planning Director. The Planning Director shall make such investigations as are necessary to compare the nature and characteristics of the proposed use with those of listed uses in the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District, and shall determine whether the use is, in all essentials, pertinent to the objectives of the Code and of the same character as a use listed as allowed in the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District. Upon such determination and the findings provided above, the Planning Director shall issue a Notice of Specific Plan Compliance. The determination of the Planning Director shall be final unless an appeal is made as provided in the Code.




Figure 11-013.1: Harris Ranch Specific Plan code process

C. Application: The Planning Director is authorized to review an application against all required approval standards and/or criteria for allowed uses and designs, and issue final approval or withhold final approval. Every person seeking a Notice of Specific Plan Compliance as herein defined shall submit an application to the Planning Director on a prescribed form, accompanied by the appropriate filing fee as approved by the City Council. Application forms shall be accompanied by supporting information as defined by the application form and as required by the Code and will include the recommendation of the Harris Ranch Review Board.

D. Fees: The Planning Director shall maintain a current list of fees for all applications. The fees for zoning applications may be revised only by the City Council. Current fee schedules may be obtained from the Planning Director.

E. Review Period: The Planning Director must approve or deny any application requested within 30 calendar days of receipt and acceptance of a complete application and shall submit the findings, conclusions and any required conditions in writing to the applicant. The Planning Director's decision shall be based upon the findings required within the applicable Sections of the Code. For good cause, such as, for example, receipt of review from other applicable governmental entities, the Planning Director may extend the time period for review to 45 days.

F. Term: Unless otherwise stated, the term of a Notice of Specific Plan Compliance shall not exceed 18 months, unless, upon request of the holder, the Planning Director grants successive extensions or renewals for such term or period not to exceed one year for each such extension or renewal. The Planning Director may also fix the time or period within which the permit shall be exercised or perfected, otherwise said approval shall lapse. A maximum of 3 such extensions may be granted by the Planning Director. Within this period, the holder of the permit must:

(1) Acquire construction permits and commence placement of permanent footings and structures on or in the ground. The definition of structures in this context shall include sewer lines, water lines, streets, or building foundations; or

(2) Commence the use permitted by the administrative approval in accordance with the conditions of approval.

G. Revocation: Upon violation of the Notice of Specific Plan Compliance issued pursuant to Section 11-013-01.5.A of the Code, the Planning Director may cause the certificate to be revoked. Upon violation of any of the conditions or terms of the Notice of Specific Plan Compliance issued pursuant to Section 11-013-01.5.B of the Code, the Planning Director may cause the certificate to be revoked.


6. Administrative Review-Design: All structural and open space improvements except single family detached homes will be subject to design review approval. The Planning Director, while giving due consideration and deference to the decision of the Harris Ranch Review Board, shall make such investigations as are necessary to compare the nature and characteristics of the proposed design with the design guidelines of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan and Code, and shall determine whether the design is, in all essentials, pertinent to the objectives of the Plan and Code for the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District. The Planning Director may allow up to a twenty percent (20%) variation from the Design Guidelines if it has been approved by the Harris Ranch Review Board and if the Planning Director Agrees. Upon such determination the Planning Director shall issue a Notice of Specific Plan Design Review Compliance. The determination of the Planning Director shall be final unless an appeal is made as provided in the Code. The findings, as applicable, to be made by the Planning Director in this regard are as follows:

A. That the site plan minimizes impact of traffic on adjacent streets and that the pedestrian and bicyclist have been provided for by requiring sidewalks, paths, micro-pathways, landscape and safe parking lot design as appropriate.

B. That the proposed site's landscape screens are adequate to protect adjacent uses, provide sound and sight buffers and can be adequately maintained; slope and soil stabilization have been provided for; and, that unsightly areas are reasonably concealed or screened.

C. That on-site grading and drainage have been designed so as to minimize off-site impact and provide for erosion control.

D. That signage for any proposed project provides for business identification and minimizes clutter and confusion on and off the site, and is in compliance with Harris Ranch Specific Plan Code.

E. That utility service systems do not detract from building design and that size and location of all service systems are appropriate and maintainable.

F. The mass of the building(s) or structure(s) is consistent with existing development in the immediate surrounding area and with the allowed use proposed by the applicant.

G. The height to width relationship of new structures is compatible and consistent with the architectural character of the area and the proposed use.

H. Openings in the facade are consistent with the architectural character of the area (for example, balconies, bays and porches are encouraged with a minimum of monotonous flat planes), to provide shadow relief.

I. Exterior materials are appropriate as they relate to building mass, shadow relief and existing area development; color is used to provide natural blending of materials with the surrounding area, shadow relief and building use; there is functional appropriateness of the proposed building design as it relates to the proposed use.

J. Multi-family building(s) are designed to include features which add to the visual and aesthetic appearance of the structure and prevent a sterile, box-like appearance; specific design features have been added to enhance the physical appearance of such multi-family residential buildings.

K. Commercial buildings adjacent to residential uses are designed to minimize impacts on adjoining (including across a street or alley) residential uses.

L. Design is compatible with design guidelines of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan.




Figure 11-013.2: Design review process


7. Hearing Process:

A. Procedure Before The Review Body: For purposes of this section, the Design Review Committee, the Planning & Zoning Commission and the City Council, as applicable, are referred to as the "Review Body." The Planning Director shall provide the Review Body with information and technical assistance. The Review Body shall prepare and conduct public hearings as required by the terms of the Code according to a schedule determined and approved by the Planning Director. The timing of all hearings and the public notice in connection with such hearings shall be in conformity with the Boise City Code and with the Local Land Use Planning Act.


8. General And Specific Use Standards:

A. Purpose: These standards are designed to ensure that development within the Harris Ranch Specific Plan District will produce an environment of stable, desirable character which is harmonious with existing and future development and is consistent with the intent and purpose of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan and Harris Ranch Specific Plan Code. Provided that the Planning Director may allow up to a twenty percent (20%) variation from General Standards if it has been previously approved by the Harris Ranch Review Board and the Planning Director agrees.

B. General Standards:

(1) Minimum setbacks are outlined in the summary found on each Block Prototype (see pages 65 - 107 of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan). More restrictive setbacks may be established through the Harris Ranch Design Guidelines prepared by Harris Family Limited Partnership, its successors and/or assigns, and enforced by the Harris Ranch Review Board.

(2) Setbacks shall be measured from the exterior wall of a building or garage face to the setback line. The front and corner setback lines shall be the back of sidewalk or back of curb if no sidewalk exists, or edge of pavement if no curb exists.

(3) Residential front loading driveway length shall be 20 feet minimum beyond the sidewalk line to allow vehicles to park completely outside the vehicle corridor or pedestrian streetscape. Alley loaded driveway length from garage door to the alley shall be 6 feet or greater than 20 feet for side-loaded garages, 20 feet of full-width driveway shall be provided behind the sidewalk.

(a) Bay windows, architectural appendages, fireplaces, cabinets designed to screen utility meters and similar architectural features may encroach no more than 2 feet into the applicable yard, provided they remain at least 3 feet from the side lot lines and do not increase the living space within a dwelling unit. The maximum width of such structures shall not exceed 6 feet.

(b) Roof overhangs, cornices and similar architectural features may encroach no more than 2 feet into the applicable yard.

(c) Balconies must maintain the setback required for the structure to which the balconies are attached and may not extend into the required yard.

(d) Detached accessory structures including those such as pool houses, gazebos and storage structures may be located in the side or rear yard. Such accessory structures must be located at least 5 feet from the lot line.

(e) Attached patio covers, awnings, trellises and similar structures may encroach no more than 3 feet into the front yard and may encroach into the side and rear yard provided they remain at least 3 feet from the applicable lot line. Such structures must remain open without the use of siding, screens or other enclosures. Enclosed structures must conform to the setback standards for the principal dwelling unit.

(f) In-ground swimming pools which are 1 feet or less in height, as measured from the property's finished grade, may occupy any rear or interior side yard, provided a minimum 15 feet setback is maintained from the pool apron or splash guard. Decks and other features that are more than 2 ft. above grade shall be located outside of yards (within the building envelope). Above ground pools are not allowed in single-family townhouse, or 4 - 8 unit buildings.

(g) Courtyard walls up to 36 in. in height may exist within the front and corner side yard setbacks so long as they remain a minimum of 3 feet from the lot line.

(h) Height exceptions to allow form elements that are uninhabited such as turrets and towers. Habitable roof gardens are accepted from height limitations including accessory elements of such roof gardens. Accessory elements include, without limitation, open-sided pergolas, pavilions, and trellises, along with enclosed garden equipment spaces measuring a maximum of 100 sq. ft. Such accessory elements shall not exceed 16 feet above the height limit and be comparable in color and materials to the principal building. Mechanical and elevator-related equipment shall be screened as provided further herein.

(i) Common Driveways: The Planning Director shall approve common driveways that meet all of the following requirements:

i. The common driveway provides access to no less than 2 lots or parcels, and no more than 6 lots that are each occupied with a single-family or a townhouse dwelling unit.

ii. The length of the common driveway shall not exceed 80 feet, and shall not be less than 10 feet wide for the entire length of the common driveway.

iii. Unless limited by geographical features, all lots or parcels that abut a common driveway shall take access from the common driveway, and all individual private driveways shall originate from the common driveway and not from the public right-of-way.

iv. A perpetual ingress/egress access easement shall be provided which shall include a requirement for a concrete or asphalt paved surface and provisions for maintenance of the common driveway including any required landscape. The required easement shall be placed of record prior to the issuance of any certificate of occupancy for any lot utilizing the common driveway. If a final plat or Record of Survey is associated with the creation of a common driveway, the easement area shall also be clearly depicted on the plat or survey.

v. Required off-street parking shall be set back a minimum of 3 feet from the edge of the common driveway, 0 feet for parallel parking and 13 feet for perpendicular parking.

vi. The use of the common driveway benefits the design of the driveway and reduces the number of accesses onto the public street.

(4) Transportation Standards:

(a) A traffic impact study may be required if there is a significant change in the current land use plan;

(b) A turn lane warrant analysis may be required on a case-by-case basis depending on the proposed land use. Contact ACHD to determine if a turn lane analysis is required prior to submitting a development application;

(c) When parcels abutting Warm Springs Avenue are preliminary platted, provide current roadway segment traffic counts and intersection counts (raw data) for the segment of Warm Springs Avenue abutting the site and the nearest intersection(s) (Wise Way/Warm Springs, Old Hickory Way/Warm Springs, or Millbrook Way/Warm Springs). ACHD will analyze the data to determine if roadway or intersection improvements are needed to mitigate the development;

(d) The developer shall ensure that adequate real property is dedicated for the future installation of four lanes at E. Warm Springs Ave., commonly referred to as the Warm Springs Bypass, in the event traffic conditions warrant such widening;

(e) With regard to roundabouts on E. Warm Springs Ave., when warranted the developer shall construct an interim single-lane roundabout similar to that shown on attachment 4 to ACHD's March 6, 2019 action, which can be widened to a dual lane roundabout if traffic conditions warrant such a widening.

C. Specific Use Standards: In addition to the other requirements of the Code, the following standards apply to the uses listed in this section. Where applicable, the Planning Director shall obtain a review and recommendation from ACHD.The Planning Director will review and make a determination of approval or denial within 15 calendar days of receipt of a complete application. A notice will be sent informing owners within 300 feet of the property, of the decision of the Planning Director and of such other property owners' right to appeal the Director's decision as provided by the Code.

(1) Accessory Building Or Structure:

(a) The location of accessory buildings or structures shall be restricted as follows:

i. Accessory buildings or structures shall not be located in any required setback or on any publicly-dedicated easements.

ii. Accessory buildings or structures shall not block the view of the main entrance to the principal building.

(b) Size Standards: The size of accessory structures shall be restricted as follows:

i. Accessory structures such as sheds, barns, and workshops shall not exceed 1000 sq. ft.

ii. Accessory dwelling units shall not exceed 1000 sq. ft.

(c) The height of an accessory structure shall not exceed 24 feet.

i. In a residential block, accessory buildings or structures may be located in the front yard or within a side yard if any portion of the structure lies between the front property line and a distance of 15 ft. behind the front wall of the principal dwelling and shall not exceed the height of the principal dwelling.

(d) All accessory buildings or structures shall meet all of the following design standards:

i. The roof and finish materials shall be similar in color to the principal building;

ii. The roof shall have a similar pitch to that of the principal building;

iii. The accessory building or structure shall portray the architectural character of the principal building.

(2) Amusement Or Recreation Facility, Outdoor:

(a) General Standards:

i. All structures or outdoor recreation areas shall maintain a minimum setback of 50 feet from all abutting predominantly residential blocks.

ii. Any outdoor speaker system associated with the amusement or recreation facility shall not exceed a noise measurement of 65 decibels at the lot or parcel line of any adjoining lot or parcel.

iii. All outdoor activities and events shall be scheduled so as to complete all activity before or as near to 9:30 P.M. as practical. Illumination of the outdoor amusement or recreation facility shall not be permitted after 10:00 P.M. except to conclude a scheduled event that was in progress before 10:00 P.M. and circumstances prevent concluding before 10:00 P.M. All illumination shall be terminated no later than 1 hour after conclusion of the event.

(b) Golf Driving Range: Accessory sales and rental of golf equipment shall be allowed. The golf driving range shall be designed to protect abutting property and roadways from golf balls.

(c) Swimming Pool: Any outdoor swimming pool shall be completely enclosed within a 6-foot barrier that meets the requirements of the Boise City building code.

(3) Automobile Repair And Service, Minor: Minor automobile repair and service facilities shall comply with the following standards and limitations:

(a) The use shall be located a minimum of 200 feet from any predominantly single-family residential block and a minimum of 100 feet from any predominantly multi-family residential block.

(b) The operating hours shall be limited to between 7:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.

(c) All repair and service work shall be done within a completely enclosed building.

(d) No used or discarded automotive parts or equipment may be located in any open area outside of an enclosed building.

(e) All disabled vehicles shall be stored in an area that is screened from view from the surrounding lots and/or parcels and adjoining streets. Such vehicles shall not be stored on-site longer than 5 days.

(f) Permitted minor automobile repair and service facilities shall be limited to the following kinds of activities: electronic tune ups; brake repairs (including drum turning); air conditioning repairs; generator and starter repairs; tire installation and repairs; front end alignments; battery recharging; lubrications; selling/installing minor parts and accessories; repairing and installing other minor elements of an automobile such as windshield wipers, hoses and windows, but excluding engine, transmission and differential repair or installation.

(4) Bar, Brew Pub, Or Nightclub:

(a) The facility shall comply with all applicable governmental regulations, including regulations regarding the sale, manufacturing, or distribution of alcoholic beverages.

(b) For properties abutting a predominantly residential block, no outside activity or event shall be allowed on the site, except as provided for a "Temporary Use."

(5) Bed And Breakfast Inn:

(a) Any such facility shall be an owner occupied dwelling. For the purposes of this subsection, an "owner" shall be defined as a person with a 50 percent or greater interest in the bed and breakfast inn.

(b) The exterior appearance of the building shall be that of a single-family dwelling. Fire escapes and other features may be added to protect public safety; however, structural alterations may not be made that would prevent future use of the structure as a single-family dwelling.

(c) No more than 20 occupants (including, without limitation, the owner, the owner's family, and any resident or nonresident employees) shall be permitted to occupy the facility at any one time (daytime, evening, or night).

(d) The maximum stay shall be 2 weeks for any guest.

(e) Breakfast may be served on the premises only for guests and employees of the facility. No other meals shall be provided on the premises. Guestrooms shall not be equipped with cooking facilities.

(f) Only business signs referring to the principal use as a bed and breakfast inn are permitted.

(6) Car Wash:

(a) A 100-foot separation shall be maintained between any car wash facility and any predominantly residential block.

(b) Any outdoor speaker system associated with the car wash shall not exceed a noise measurement of 65 decibels at the lot or parcel line of any adjoining lot or parcel.

(c) Vehicle stacking lanes shall be available on the property but outside the car wash facility entrance. Stacking lanes shall have sufficient capacity to prevent obstruction of the public right of way by patrons. Such stacking lanes shall be separate from areas required for access and parking. The stacking lanes shall not be located within 10 feet of any predominantly residential block.

(7) Club/Lodge:

(a) All structures which contain this use shall meet Block Prototype setback requirements in which this use is allowed.

(b) Any food service shall be licensed by all applicable governmental agencies.

(8) Convenience Stores: All structures which contain this use shall meet Block Prototype setback requirements in which this use is allowed.

(9) Daycare Facility Or Residence:

(a) General Standards For Childcare And Adult Care Facilities:

i. The applicant shall secure and maintain a license from all applicable governmental agencies and shall provide the Planning Director with proof that such licenses have been granted.

ii. There shall be a minimum of 35 sq. ft. of net floor area indoors per client. This space shall be measured wall to wall in rooms that are regularly used by the clients, exclusive of halls, bathrooms, and kitchen.

iii. Off-street parking shall be provided as per this Code.

iv. There shall be an off-street client pick up area in addition to the required off-street parking. On arterial or collector streets, a circular driveway or an off street turnaround (which does not involve any space from a required off-street parking space) shall be provided for the client pick-up area.

v. Hours of client pick up and/or drop off shall be between 7:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M.

vi. No portion of the facilities used by clients may be within 300 ft. of explosive or hazardous material storage including, without limitation, the following uses: flammable substance storage or gasoline or diesel fuel station.

(b) Additional Standards For Child Daycare Facility:

i. The applicant shall provide a minimum outdoor play area of 100 sq. ft. per child. The minimum play area requirement may be waived if:

A. there is greater or equal area of a park that abuts the facility or residence that can be used by the children; or

B. the program is designed such that the number of children using the play area at any one time conforms to the 100 sq. ft. per child criteria.

ii. All outdoor play areas shall be completely enclosed by minimum 6 ft. barriers to secure against exit/entry by small children and to screen abutting properties.

iii. Outdoor play equipment over 6 feet high shall not be located in a front yard or within any required yard.

(10) Drive-Through Retail: Certain types of drive-through window establishments may be reviewed and allowed by the Planning Director subject to the following approval criteria:

(a) The use shall be located a minimum of 200 feet from any predominantly single-family residential block and a minimum of 100 feet from any predominantly multi-family residential block within the SP01 plan.

(b) That the number of drive-through lanes is limited to allow for adequate on-site circulation of pedestrians and vehicles, and that the internal circulation on the site provides for pedestrians to walk from parking lots to the lobby entrance(s) without traversing the waiting lane(s) for the drive-through window.

(c) That the waiting lane(s) be of sufficient length to provide for anticipated average monthly peak volumes.

(d) That design, signage or operational characteristics of the establishment prevent or discourage vehicles from waiting for service on public sidewalks or streets.

(e) That drive-through waiting lanes be designed so that curbs, gates or other devices do not prevent a vehicle from leaving a waiting lane.

(f) That all lights and other illuminated materials shall be designed, positioned, shielded, directed and located to minimize glare from falling on adjoining lots or parcels.

(g) Landscape shall be used to minimize the visual impact of vehicle lights and signs.

(h) That all communication systems shall not exceed a noise measurement of 65 decibels at the lot line.

(11) Drug And Alcohol Treatment Facility: The owner of the facility shall secure and maintain licenses from all applicable governmental agencies and shall provide the Planning Director with proof that such licenses have been granted.

(12) Dwelling, Accessory: The applicant must submit, with the application, a list of signatures of residents of adjacent lots and/or parcels, including lots and/or parcels across streets and alleys, indicating that such residents have been notified of the applicant's intention to construct an accessory dwelling at a specified location. The applicant shall reference which neighbors were unwilling or unable to sign. The Planning Director must make the following findings to approve an accessory dwelling:

(a) That the footprint of the accessory dwelling is not larger than 10 percent of the lot area or 750 sq. ft., whichever is less, and that the accessory dwelling has not more than 1 bedroom. Where practical, the 10 percent or 750 sq. ft. standard may be altered to accommodate logical expansions or internal conversions. Examples of this include, without limitation, the addition of a second floor to a detached garage or the separation of a basement as an accessory dwelling.

(b) That an accessory dwelling is created through:

i. Internal conversion of an existing living area, basement or attic;

ii. An addition to the principal dwelling;

iii. The conversion of an existing detached accessory structure such as a detached garage or shop;

iv. An addition to an existing accessory structure such as a detached garage or shop;

v. Construction of a new single-family detached house on a vacant lot or parcel with an internal or detached accessory dwelling; or

vi. The construction of a detached accessory dwelling.

(c) That the accessory dwelling meets all of the development standards of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan and all applicable life-safety codes.

(d) That the design of the accessory dwelling is compatible with the existing neighborhood by taking into account height, bulk, and site location, and incorporating materials, colors and a design motif that is compatible with and complements the architectural theme and style of the principal dwelling. The principal and the accessory dwellings shall be designed to portray the character of a single-family dwelling. Only 1 entrance into the principal dwelling shall be located on the front building elevation of the principal dwelling unless multiple entrances are already in existence.

(e) That 1 parking space is provided for the accessory dwelling in addition to the existing minimum parking requirement for the principal dwelling. The driveway apron may be used for this requirement.

(f) Conversion of a garage is not permitted unless required parking can be sited legally elsewhere on the lot or parcel. However, a waiver to the parking requirements may be granted by the Planning Director upon a determination that unusual circumstances of the occupancy will result in a reduced need for parking and will not negatively impact the neighborhood. The waiver and the circumstances allowing for the waiver will be documented in a deed restriction referenced immediately below.

(g) That on-going owner-occupancy of either the principal or the accessory dwelling is required and shall be enforced through recordation of a deed restriction to that effect with the Ada County Recorder. A temporary waiver of this requirement may be granted by the Planning Director in the case of a documented need for the owner-occupant to leave the premises for up to 1 year due to employment, illness or other circumstances.

(h) That the accessory dwelling also meets the applicable specific standards for accessory buildings and structures.

(13) Foundry: All structures or outdoor activity areas shall be located a minimum of 50 feet from any property line. The use shall be located a minimum of 200 feet from any predominantly single family residential block.

(14) Gasoline Station:

(a) The use shall be located a minimum of 200 feet from any predominantly single-family residential block and a minimum of 100 feet from any predominantly multi-family residential block. The distance shall be measured from lot line to lot line in a straight line.

(b) The use shall be located on a block(s) developed predominantly as commercial development.

(c) Installation and operation of underground fuel tanks shall require compliance with all applicable governmental agencies.

(d) Structures and pump station canopies on corner lots or parcels shall observe a minimum setback of 35 feet from any public street.

(e) The total height of any overhead canopy or weather protection device shall not exceed 20 feet.

(f) Vehicle stacking lanes shall be available on-site but outside the fueling areas. Stacking lanes shall have sufficient capacity to prevent obstruction of the public right of way by patrons. Such stacking lanes shall be separate from areas required for access and parking.

(g) All trash and waste materials shall be stored within a separate enclosure behind the principal structure of the gasoline station.

(15) Greenhouse/Nursery:

(a) Outdoor mechanical equipment (including, without limitation, heaters and fans) shall not be located within 50 feet of a lot or parcel line. To reduce noise, permanently mounted mechanical equipment shall be enclosed to the maximum extent possible.

(b) Outdoor storage areas for materials shall comply with Section 11-013-01.8.C(22) of this Code. The following nursery materials shall be exempt from this requirement:

i. Growing plants in ground or in containers; and

ii. Wood chips, bark, rock, gravel, or similar ground cover material where such storage piles do not exceed 6 feet in height.

(c) Any outdoor speaker system associated with the nursery shall not exceed a noise measurement of 65 decibels at the lot or parcel line of any adjoining lot or parcel.

(d) The application of fertilizer or process wastewater at agronomic rates shall be deemed a component of the nursery use.

(e) Additional standards for wholesale and/or retail nursery within a predominantly residential block or adjoining a predominantly residential block:

i. All proposed lighting shall be downward cast to minimize impact on adjacent property.

ii. No aerial spraying of the property shall be allowed.

(f) Retail nurseries shall also comply with the following:

i. The total amount of enclosed retail space shall not exceed 5,000 sq. ft. Greenhouses shall not be considered retail space.

ii. The property shall have frontage on an arterial or collector street.

(16) Group Home:

(a) The applicant shall secure and maintain a license from all applicable governmental agencies and shall provide the Planning Director with proof that such licenses have been granted.

(b) Off-street parking shall be provided as per this Code.

(c) The applicant shall provide a minimum outdoor play area of 100 sq. ft. per child. The minimum play area requirement may be waived if:

i. There is greater or equal area of a park that abuts the facility or residence that can be used by the children; or

ii. The program is designed such that the number of children using the play area at any one time conforms to the 100 sq. ft. per child criteria.

iii. All outdoor play areas shall be completely enclosed by minimum 6 ft. barriers to secure against exit/entry by small children and to screen abutting properties.

iv. Outdoor play equipment over 6 feet high shall not be located in a front yard or within any required yard.

(d) No portion of the facilities used by clients may be within 300 feet of explosive or hazardous material storage including, without limitation, the following uses: flammable substance storage or gasoline or diesel fuel station.

(17) Home Occupation:

(a) Any gainful occupation within a dwelling or accessory building or structure must receive administrative approval from the Planning Director. Applicants must submit, with their application, a list of signatures of residents of adjacent lots and/or parcels, including lots and/or parcels across streets and alleys, indicating they have been notified of the applicant's intention to conduct a home occupation at a specified location. The applicant shall reference which neighbors were unwilling or unable to sign. More than one home occupation may be approved for the same property address provided that the combined activities and uses of the home occupations do not exceed the approval criteria as set forth herein. For example, the aggregate total of floor space devoted to one or more occupations at a given address may not exceed 750 sq. ft.

(b) Home occupations may not be approved for uses that are prohibited by the Code or would violate the intent of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan as determined by the Planning Director. Home occupations may be approved provided they meet all of the following criteria:

i. The use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the lot or parcel for dwelling purposes.

ii. The use is conducted entirely within a dwelling or accessory structure and the aggregate of all space within any or all buildings devoted to one or more home occupations shall not exceed 750 sq. ft.

iii. No activities shall be allowed which involve the use, storage, repair, milling or manufacture of highly combustible materials or internal combustion engines.

iv. Dimensions, power rating or weight of equipment and tools used in the conduct of the home occupation shall not exceed that of normal household equipment and tools.

v. Any home occupation that causes abnormal automotive or pedestrian traffic or which is objectionable due to unsightliness or emission of odor, dust, smoke, noise, glare, heat, vibration or similar disturbances to the outside of any building containing such home occupation shall be prohibited.

vi. The dwelling shall at all times be maintained as residential in appearance, cleanliness and quietness.

vii. Any materials used or any item produced or repaired in the dwelling or accessory structure shall not be displayed or stored so as to be visible from the exterior of the dwelling or accessory structure.

viii. Articles may be offered for sale and sold in the dwelling provided that the occupant produces the product or that the sale of an article is not the essential nature of, but is instead incidental to, the home occupation. For example, sales of shampoo and other beauty supplies at a home beauty salon may be considered incidental to the home occupation. Furthermore, the home occupation shall not constitute a retail store, in terms of traffic, appearance and other impacts.

ix. Instruction in music, crafts and dance studios shall be limited to no more than 3 students at one time. Home beauty salons or barbershops shall be limited to one chair and/or nail table, which are commonly referred to as stations.

x. One employee, in addition to the occupant, may be allowed if an off-street parking space meeting the standards of the Code is provided. Required off-street parking spaces for the residence may not be displaced by the home occupation.

xi. Limitations placed on home occupations in this Section shall not be construed as prohibiting home occupations which make use of computers, modems, telephones, faxes, or other similar devices.

xii. There shall be no signs identifying the home occupation.

xiii. One vehicle, in addition to that used by an employee, may be used in conjunction with the home occupation provided the vehicle is within the parameters of a normal vehicle, which parameters include and describe cars, pickup trucks, and vans unless outfitted with excessive amounts of tools, equipment and supplies. Large commercial vehicles, trailers, construction equipment, and regular vehicles with commercial and/or industrial attachments are not allowed. Generally, any vehicle exceeding one ton in weight shall be regarded as outside the allowed parameters.

(18) Hotel:

(a) Accessory retail uses including, without limitation, restaurants, retail shops, food or beverage service, and personal service shops, may be allowed if such facilities are completely within the hotel structure. A bar, brew pub or nightclub must meet separate specific standards.

(b) No outdoor recreation area associated with the hotel shall be within 100 feet of a predominantly residential block. An outdoor swimming pool shall be enclosed with a 6 foot barrier that meets the requirements of the Boise City building code.

(19) Kennels, Animal Boarding: Animal boarding kennels and pet shops shall conform to the following standards:

(a) The use shall be located a minimum of 200 feet from any predominantly single-family residential block and a minimum of 100 feet from any predominantly multi-family residential block. The distance shall be measured from lot line to lot line in a straight line.

(b) All animals shall be confined within an enclosed area or on a leash at all times.

(c) The facility shall be designed to provide reasonable sound barriers and odor protection for adjacent lots or parcels.

(20) Laundry Self Service: If abutting a predominantly residential block, the hours of operation shall be 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

(21) Live/Work Units: This subsection provides standards for the development of live/work units. Live/work units are intended to be occupied by business operators who live in the same building that contains the commercial or light industry activity. A live/work unit is intended to function predominantly as residential accommodations with incidental work space.

(a) Permitted uses in a live/work dwelling include:

i. Child Care (Small; 6 or fewer children);

ii. Professional Office;

iii. Medical Office;

iv. Personal Service (hair salon, massage, etc.);

v. Photo Studio;

vi. Specialty Retail (fly shop, bike tuning, woodworking, etc.);

vii. Restaurant (bakery, etc.);

viii. Education (tutoring, music, etc.).

(b) Any other use may be allowed if such use is determined, in writing, by the Planning Director to be of the same general character as those uses listed above, compatible and not objectionable or detrimental to surrounding properties and the neighborhood. To determine compatibility, the following characteristics, without limitation, of the uses shall be reviewed relative to other potentially-affected uses, dwellings or structures: location, orientation, operation, vibration, odor, electrical interference, fire hazard, visual privacy and sound privacy.

(c) Live/work dwellings must receive an administrative permit issued by the Planning Director. Restrictions on such use shall include, without limitation:

i. At least 1 person working in the live/work dwelling shall also reside in the live/work dwelling; no portion of the live/work dwelling shall be leased as a work space to any person not living in the live/work dwelling or as a residential space for any person not working in the live/work dwelling.

ii. The first floor of any live/work dwelling shall not be converted to an additional dwelling unit without Planning Director approval.

iii. Each live/work dwelling is limited to 1 employee. Resident(s) of the live/work dwelling are not considered to be an employee.

iv. The owner of the live/work dwelling or the employee shall be responsible for the work activity performed.

v. The work/business component of the live/work dwelling shall be conducted entirely within the live/work dwelling, including the front porch of the live/work dwelling.

vi. The work/business component of the live/work dwelling shall not be located in the garage of the live/work dwelling.

vii. No activities shall be allowed in the live/work dwelling or the lot or parcel of such live/work dwelling that involves the use, storage, repair, milling or manufacture of highly combustible materials, paint, or internal combustion engines.

viii. Vehicle-oriented businesses requiring multiple vehicles are prohibited. As an example, without limitation, limousine services, taxis, towing companies and cleaning companies would be prohibited.

ix. If a sign is desired in connection with the work/business component of the live/work dwelling, such sign shall be limited to 1 in number and limited to a size of 2 sq. ft. and shall be attached flat on the live/work dwelling or on an awning below the eave of the live/work dwelling.

x. Any work/business that creates excessive emissions of odor, dust, smoke, noise, glare, heat, vibration or similar disturbances shall be prohibited.

xi. Hours of operation for any work/business shall begin no earlier than 7:00 A.M. and end no later than 10:00 P.M.

xii. Any work/business shall obtain any and all applicable governmental licenses, permits and tax identification numbers and shall comply with any and all applicable employment laws.

xiii. Each live/work dwelling shall conform to all life-safety codes and regulations and disabled persons access requirements.

xiv. Outdoor storage is not permitted.

xv. The volume of deliveries of truck or other vehicular traffic shall not be in excess of what is normally associated with residential use.

(22) Outdoor Storage:

(a) Screening: Outdoor storage areas shall be screened. Outdoor storage of chemicals and/or fertilizers shall be prohibited.

(b) Prohibited Locations: Materials shall not be stored within the required yards. Stored items shall not block sidewalks or parking areas and may not impede vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

(c) Use Of Site: Use of the site shall not constitute a "pit, mine, or quarry" or "contractor's shop."

(d) Prohibited Uses: The site shall not be used as a "junkyard," "automobile wrecking yard," or vehicle impound yard.

(e) Additional Standards For Outdoor Storage As An Accessory Use: Accessory outdoor storage shall be allowed for approved uses subject to the following standards:

i. The location of the outdoor storage area shall be noted on the master site plan and reviewed as part of that application.

ii. Storage areas shall not be rented, leased, let, or otherwise used as a commercial business.

iii. Outdoor storage for commercial or industrial uses shall be limited to those items owned or used by the business.

iv. Outdoor storage for a multi-family development shall be only for recreational vehicles or personal recreation items of the tenants.

(23) Package And Letter Delivery Service:

(a) No structure, facility, drive lane, parking area, nor loading area shall be located within 20 feet of a predominantly residential block.

(b) If abutting a predominantly residential block, the facility hours of operation shall be limited to 7:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

(c) No outdoor storage shall be allowed.

(24) Recycling Center:

(a) Outdoor storage areas shall comply with Section 11-013-01.8.C(22) of this Code. No storage, excluding truck trailers, shall be visible above the required screening material.

(b) Except for after-hours donation containers, no unsorted material shall be stored outdoors.

(c) Any container provided for after-hours donation of recyclable materials shall be a minimum of 50 feet from a predominantly residential block, shall be of sturdy, rustproof construction, and shall have sufficient capacity to accommodate materials collected.

(d) Power driven processing (including, without limitation, aluminum foil and can compacting, baling, plastic shredding, or other light processing activities necessary for efficient temporary storage and shipment of materials) may be allowed when located within an enclosed structure.

(e) All recycling center grounds and facilities shall be maintained in an orderly manner so as not to create a public nuisance.

(25) Sawmill Or Planing Mill:

(a) The use shall be conducted within an enclosed structure.

(b) There shall be a 1,000 foot separation from the mill structure and any predominantly residential block.

(c) Outdoor storage areas shall comply with Section 11-013-01.8.C(22) of this Code.

(26) Schools: General Standards for Schools:

(a) Off-street parking shall be provided as per this Code.

(b) There shall be an off-street client pick up area in addition to the required off-street parking. On arterial or collector streets, a circular driveway or an off street turnaround (which does not involve any space from a required off-street parking space) shall be provided for the client pick-up area.

(c) Reserved.

(d) In instances where a restaurant or retail store seeks to sell, serve, or dispense alcoholic beverages at a business premises located within three hundred feet (300') of any school site, notwithstanding Boise City Code or any other law or ordinance of similar import, the Boise City Clerk's office shall be authorized to review and approve a waiver of the foregoing City requirements in accordance with standards and procedures as may be adopted by the Boise City Clerk's office. The waiver procedure identified herein shall not apply to bars or establishments catering to or including adult uses, as defined in Boise City Code.

(27) Special Events: Special events such as musical and dance performances, arts and craft shows, artifact displays, carnivals, special holiday events, and charitable events shall comply with the following standards:

(a) No such use shall be located closer than 100 feet from a predominately residential block, except at the Neighborhood Greens with Homeowner's Association approval.

(b) The special event shall not operate for longer than 1 week.

(c) Parking shall be provided as required by City Event Permit.

(d) Incidental sales of hand crafted items and goods which are reasonably related to the special event program may be permitted.

(e) A temporary use permit is required from the Planning Director.

(28) Temporary Uses:

(a) Any temporary use must be administratively approved by the Planning Director. A temporary use permit shall be required for temporary buildings, temporary display and sale of merchandise, model homes, trailers, activities, and/or uses incidental to the construction of a building or group of buildings on the same or adjacent lot(s) or parcel(s). A temporary use permit shall also be required for seasonal uses (such as, for example, fireworks stands, Christmas tree lots, fruit and vegetable stands marketing locally grown produce). Other uses which clearly are not associated with a holiday, the growing season, or a construction project may be considered for approval by the Planning Director, such as a home sales office in a residential structure. Temporary uses may be approved upon compliance with the following criteria:

i. Are operating for a set time period as requested by the applicant and agreed to by the Planning Director. For most uses, such time period shall not exceed 180 calendar days. Temporary home sales offices may request longer time periods as approved by the Planning Director.

ii. The proposed temporary use shall not allow for placement of, for example, any structure, vehicle or sign, within a clear vision triangle, required setback, required parking space (except as permitted for temporary, outdoor display sale of merchandise), service drive, dedicated trash dumpster location, sidewalk, or any other position on a lot or parcel that may interfere with vehicle or pedestrian circulation or the normal functions of other uses on the property, or otherwise be potentially hazardous to the public.

iii. The proposed use must be in conformance with the other applicable requirements of the Code, and applicable state and federal regulations.

iv. No temporary use permit, except in the case of seasonal uses or uses incidental to construction, shall be issued for structures or uses that are intended to be placed upon an unimproved lot or parcel.

v. The Planning Director shall require guarantees to assure removal of temporary uses and of any debris or refuse resultant there from, so as to restore the premises to its prior condition and shall establish the date of such removal.

(b) The applicant shall obtain from the lot or parcel owner a signed and notarized affidavit acknowledging that the property owner shall be accountable for any debris or refuse left on the lot or parcel more than 3 days after the applicant vacates such lot or parcel and shall be responsible for any additional cleanup costs incurred by the City. A cash bond or cash deposit in the amount of not less than $125, or such other security as may be reasonably acceptable to the Planning Director, shall be placed by the applicant with the City Clerk. Such deposit or security shall be returned to the applicant only in the event the applicant ensures such debris or refuse has been removed from the applicable lot or parcel to the satisfaction of the Planning Director. Moreover, an applicant who fails to clean such debris or refuse from the applicable lot or parcel shall be guilty of a misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine not to exceed $300 and/or 6 months confinement in jail.


9. Parking Standards - General:

A. Purpose: This section is intended to: provide accessible, attractive, secure, properly lighted, well-maintained and screened off-street parking facilities; reduce traffic congestion and hazards; protect neighborhoods from the effects of vehicular noise and traffic generated by adjacent non-residential land uses; assure the maneuverability of emergency vehicles; and provide appropriately designed parking facilities in proportion to the needs generated by varying types of land use.

B. Use:

(1) Parking garages and/or parking lots shall be used for vehicle parking only.

(2) The use allowed in the building and the corresponding parking spaces required and fixed shall be noted on the Notice of Specific Plan Compliance or Notice of Specific Plan Design Review Compliance, hereinafter referred to individually and/or collectively as "Notice of Compliance", received by the applicant. See Table 11-013.1. Any enlargement or addition to a building, or any change in use of a building, or an enlargement or increase in intensity of use of a building, shall require an amendment to the Notice of Compliance or Notice of Specific Plan Design Review Compliance stating the nature of the enlargement of the building or use, or the change in use of the building, and the number of parking spaces required and established as a result of such change.

C. Fractional Requirements: Any fractional requirement of a parking space shall be rounded up to require one additional parking space.

TABLE 11-013.1: OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS
USE CATEGORY NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES
Residential: Single Family Detached, town homes, and multifamily (including live/work and work/live units) 2 per d.u. >950 sf; 1 per d.u. <950 sf
Lodging 1 per room or suite (no additional parking is required for accessory uses such as restaurants or meeting rooms)
Office 1 per 500 sq. ft. of gross floor area
Retail 1 per 500 sq. ft. of gross floor area
Educational
Elementary School:
Junior, Middle, and Senior High School:
College:
as per Boise City Code:
1 per 6 students
1 per 4 students
per full time student
Industrial 1/2 per employee
Civic/Cultural 1 per 500 sq. ft. of gross floor area
Civil Support 1 per 500 sq. ft. of gross floor area

D. Reduction of Parking Requirements (Single Use):

(1) Parking requirements for a single use as established by Table 11-013.1 may be reduced upon determination by the Planning Director based on a specific showing by the applicant that the intensity of the particular use will need fewer parking spaces. On-street parking along the frontage line of the lot or parcel may be counted toward fulfilling the parking requirements. In the event a determination is made that the parking requirements shall be reduced, the reduced off-street parking spaces requirements shall be noted on the Notice of Compliance or Notice of Specific Plan Design Review Compliance. The Planning Director shall have the authority to reduce the parking requirement by up to 10 percent if one or more of the following circumstances exist:

(a) Expected automobile ownership or use patterns of employees, tenants, or other users vary from what is typical in the community or typical for the use.

(b) The parking demand varies throughout the day in relation to parking supply.

(c) The nature of operational aspects of the use warrants unique parking arrangements.

(d) Actual parking practice in the community demonstrates that the parking standard may be too high or too low.

(e) The development contains a pedestrian walkway and/or bicycle lane that connects to existing, adjacent or future walkways and/or bicycle lane(s), including pedestrian and bicycle connections to residential subdivisions.

(2) The Planning Director may also consider the reduction of off-street parking requirements to: (1) avoid the visual intrusion and heat build-up that results from large paved areas; (2) ensure the efficient use of land; and/or (3) create an incentive to provide pedestrian-oriented development.

E. Distance For Private Off-Street Parking When Off-Site: Required off-street parking shall be located on the same lot or parcel as the use being served by the parking, wherever practical. No off-site parking is allowed for single-family detached residential. Parking may be located off-site not more than the following distances measured along the sidewalk or a walkway available for public use from the primary entrance or elevator bank of the premises to the nearest entrance of the parking garage or parking lot:

(1) For retail or commercial customer or office client: 600 feet.

(2) For employee parking on a daily basis where the car is used occasionally regardless of the nature of the employment: 1,500 feet.

(3) When off-site parking is provided, a directional sign shall be erected on-site advising the public of the distance and direction to additional parking.

(a) Required parking spaces that are off-site shall be committed by a recordable lease or other agreement acceptable to the City Attorney. The parties to such recordable document shall include the owner(s) or lessee(s), if applicable, of the off-site parking area, and the owner(s) and lessee(s), if applicable, of the lot or parcel being served by the off-site parking, with covenants reflecting the conditions of approval for off-site parking.

(b) The parties to the recordable document referenced above shall immediately notify the Planning Director of any change of ownership or use of the lot or parcel for which the off-site parking is required, and notify the Planning Director of any termination or default of the agreement between the parties. Upon notification that the required off-site parking spaces are or will be reduced in number, the Planning Director shall determine a reasonable time in which one of the following shall occur: substitute parking is provided that is acceptable to the Planning Director; or the size or capacity of the use served by the off-site parking is reduced in proportion to the parking spaces lost.

F. Restricted Parking: Off-street parking space requirements are based on each parking space being available on a first-come, first-use basis. If a parking space is to be restricted by assignment of one or more parking spaces to a particular individual or user, such parking spaces shall be so designated and such restriction shall be noted on the Notice of Compliance. Off-street parking requirements shall be increased by 20 percent of the number of such restricted parking spaces.

G. Compact Spaces: A maximum of 35 percent of the total parking spaces provided may be designed, designated and used for compact-size vehicles. Parking areas immediately adjacent to or within close proximity to building entrances shall be designated for compact parking spaces. Full-size vehicle parking spaces shall be located along the perimeter of the parking lot or in those areas most distant from the building being served. Compact parking spaces shall be clearly marked as such on the pavement or curb. The percentage of compact parking spaces may be increased by the Planning Director following a showing by the applicant that the routine use of the parking lot or parking garage will exceed the 35 percent standard.

H. Tandem Parking: Tandem parking outside all required yards may be used on detached single-family residential lots. The Planning Director may allow tandem parking for duplexes, town homes, and multifamily lots upon determination that all of the following are true:

(1) The tandem parking does not have a negative impact on adjacent properties;

(2) Tandem parking is required because of physical limitations of the site;

(3) The standard parking design(s) would have a negative impact on the functional and/or aesthetic value of the site; and

(4) The tandem parking will accommodate no more than 2 vehicles per row within the parking envelope.

I. Drive-Through Facilities: Stacking lanes shall have a minimum width of 10 feet.

J. Access To Parking: Parking, including parking garages, shall be accessed from an alley or secondary frontage when possible. The opening of a parking lot or parking garage on a frontage shall not exceed 2 lanes in width. Pedestrian entrances to all parking lots and parking garages shall be directly from a frontage line. Only underground parking garages may be entered directly from a building. Applicants are encouraged to provide off-street vehicle access to parking areas on adjacent properties to provide for convenience, safety and efficient circulation. Shared pedestrian access between adjacent lots or parcels is also strongly encouraged.

K. Bicycle Parking: One bicycle parking space within a bicycle rack shall be required for every 30 required automobile parking spaces for non-residential developments. Multi-family residential developments shall provide one bicycle rack space per each 2 dwelling units.

L. Parking Garage Screening: On the ground floor, a parking garage shall be located to the rear of the lot or parcel wherever practical and masked by a liner building.

M. Accessible Parking Spaces: This Section applies to the quantity, dimensional standards, and location of accessible parking spaces. This section does not supersede and is not a substitute for the International Building Code (IBC), but rather provides for zoning-related standards consistent with the purpose of the IBC. The more restrictive of the two - the IBC and this Section - shall prevail in the event of any discrepancies. All other provisions not addressed in this Section that are related to accessible parking spaces shall be governed by the IBC. Note also that this Section does not take the place of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requirements, as amended (ADA).

Variances and interpretations can only be reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

(1) Quantity:

TABLE 11-013.2: REQUIRED NUMBER OF ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES
TOTAL NUMBER OF
PARKING SPACES IN LOT
REQUIRED MINIMUM NUMBER OF ACCESSIBLE SPACES
1 - 25 1
26 - 50 2
51 - 75 3
76 - 100 4
101 - 150 5
151 - 200 6
201 - 300 7
301 - 400 8
401 - 500 9
501 - 1,000 2% of Total
1,001 and Over 20 plus 1 for each 100 Parking Spaces over 1,000

N. Exceptions:

(1) At facilities providing medical care and other services for persons with mobility impairments, parking spaces must be provided and must comply with Table 11-013.2 except as follows:

(a) Outpatient units and facilities: 10 percent of the total number of parking spaces provided shall be accessible parking spaces to serve each such outpatient unit facility.

(b) Units and facilities that specialize in treatment or services for persons with mobility impairments: 20 percent of the total number of parking spaces provided shall be accessible parking spaces to serve each such unit or facility.

(2) Valet Parking: Valet parking facilities shall provide a passenger loading zone located on an accessible route to the entrance of the facility being served with valet parking. subsections 11-013-01.9.N(1)(a) and (b) do not apply to valet parking facilities.

O. Dimensions:

(1) All accessible parking spaces shall be a minimum of 8 feet in width plus a 5-foot wide adjacent access aisle to provide clearance appropriate for use by physically disabled people. No access aisle is required if all required parking spaces are designed with 11-foot wide parking space with an adjacent 5-foot wide access aisle.

(2) 1 in every 8 accessible parking spaces, but not less than 1 parking space, shall have an adjacent access aisle 8 feet in width and shall be designated as "van accessible."

(3) All accessible parking spaces shall be a minimum of 20 feet in length.

P. Design:

(1) Access aisles shall not be restricted by planters, curbs, or wheel stops.

(2) Access aisles shall be level with the parking spaces.

(3) Accessible parking spaces may utilize the same adjacent access aisle.

(4) Accessible parking spaces shall be designated as reserved for the disabled by a sign showing the symbol of accessibility. Such sign shall not be obscured by a vehicle parking in the parking space.

Q. Location:

(1) Access aisles shall be connected to an accessible route to the accessible entrance of a building. The parking access aisle must either blend with the accessible route or have a curb ramp. Such ramp opening must be located within the access aisle boundaries and not within the parking spaces boundaries.

(2) Parking spaces for disabled people and accessible passenger loading zones that serve a particular building shall be the parking spaces or loading zones located closest to the nearest entrance on an accessible route.

(3) At least 1/2 of the accessible parking spaces are encouraged to be located adjacent to the building so that disabled persons will not have to cross traffic aisles.

R. Common Facilities For Joint And Mixed Uses:

(1) Mixed Uses: In those instances where there are clearly identified accessory or multiple uses within a building or multiple buildings, the minimum standards shall apply to each use or building, resulting in a total parking requirement when summed, except as provided in Section 11-013-01.9.R(2), below.

(2) Reduction In Parking (Multiple Uses): Parking spaces required under the provisions of this subsection may be provided cooperatively for 2 or more uses, subject to arrangements that will assure the permanent availability of such parking spaces. The Planning Director may reduce the number of parking spaces required where the Planning Director finds that the cooperating uses have different hours of normal activity. The applicant shall provide adequate information by which the proposal can be reviewed, including, without limitation: types of uses; number of employees; building design capacity; square feet of sales area and service area; parking spaces proposed on-site; parking spaces proposed to be provided off-site; and hours of operation. The Planning Director may reduce the amount of required parking in accordance with the following methodology: (1) determine the minimum parking requirements in accordance with Table 11-013.3 for each land use as if it were a separate use; (2) multiply each amount by the corresponding percentages for each of the 5 time periods set forth in columns (B) through (F) of Table 11-013.3; (3) calculate the total for each time period; and (4) select the highest total as the required minimum number of parking spaces.

TABLE 11-013.3: MINIMUM PARKING REQUIREMENTS OVER 24-HOUR PERIOD
(A)
LAND USE
WEEKDAY WEEKEND (F)
NIGHTTIME
(MIDNIGHT - 6 A.M.)
(B)
DAYTIME
(9 A.M. - 4 P.M.)
(C)
EVENING
(6 P.M. - MIDNIGHT)
(D)
DAYTIME
(9 A.M. - 4 P.M.)
(E)
EVENING
(6 P.M. - MIDNIGHT)
Office/Industrial 100% 10% 10% 5% 5%
Retail 60% 90% 100% 70% 5%
Restaurant 50% 100% 100% 100% 10%
Entertainment/
Commercial
40% 100% 80% 100% 10%

(3) Determination: The Planning Director will review the application relative to the approval criteria and make a determination of approval or denial within 10 calendar days of receipt of an application and will submit the findings and conclusions in writing to the applicant.

S. Public And Private Parking Areas:

(1) Ingress And Egress: Access driveways providing reasonable access to parking areas, including parking garages, may extend through the front or street-side set back in a perpendicular manner provided the Planning Director finds that such access driveways comply with this subsection. Driveways that extend through the setback in other than a perpendicular manner may be approved if due to physical limitations of the site or for aesthetic or safety purposes, and upon a determination that the following are true:

(a) The driveway is clearly for access to a parking garage or parking lot; and

(b) The proposed driveway does not have a negative impact on adjacent properties; and

(c) The driveway is required because of physical limitations of the site; or

(d) The driveway is required to enhance the aesthetics of the site such as preserving existing trees; or

(e) The driveway is required for safety reasons such as avoiding backing into a busy street or a street with limited motorist visibility.

(2) Residential Parking In Yards: Parking shall not be permitted in any required yard of any residential land use district, except as follows:

(a) Trailers, camp trailers, boats, boat trailers, recreational vehicles and all other vehicles not in daily use are restricted from parking in the front and street-side setbacks of alley loaded garage lots; these vehicles are restricted from parking in the front and street-side setbacks of front loaded garage lots or any adjacent street for more than 24 hours.

(b) Open air public or private parking areas and service drives, that are utilized in conjunction with any building or use permitted in a predominantly residential block shall be permitted in side yards that do not abut a street provided that a minimum 5-foot wide landscape and screening area is constructed and maintained adjacent to the adjoining property line. No vehicle or the parking thereof shall be permitted in such minimum 5-foot wide landscape and screening area.

(c) No commercial vehicle or trailer shall be parked, stored or otherwise left unattended at any place in a predominantly residential block whether on a lot or on the public right-of-way for over 2 hours except while actually engaged in pickup or delivery activities, or during the course of actual construction, alteration or repair of buildings and structures or any other permitted use in the immediate vicinity.

(d) All parking areas, driveways and other vehicular access for single-family or two-family residential uses shall be paved with asphalt, concrete or other hard surface material that shall be approved by the Planning Director.

(e) Driveways for single-family or two-family residential uses shall be a minimum of 9 feet wide and a maximum of 12 feet of width from curb to back of sidewalk, then tapering to the allowed width.

(f) The minimum unobstructed interior width of a two-car private residential garage shall be 20 feet, 10 feet if tandem. The minimum unobstructed depth of the stalls must be 20 feet for the first stall and may be 16 feet for the second stall. These dimensions must be kept clear of any permanent obstructions, including, without limitation, mechanical units.

(g) For single-family residential uses, individual driveways in the front setback shall not exceed a width of 33 feet within the setback with a maximum of 12 feet of width from curb to back of sidewalk, then tapering to the full allowed width. Individual driveways are to be separated from any other vehicular accessway by a minimum of 5 feet of landscape or similar material not designed to accommodate vehicles.

(h) The Planning Director may permit up to 1/2 of the parking required for a single-family or two-family residential use to conform to compact parking stall dimensional standards on lots having topographic or other physical constraints. However, interior garage dimensions must comply with the requirements of Section 11-013-01.9.S(2).

(3) Service Drives:

(a) Service drives may not adversely affect access or good public transportation planning to adjacent property and to the area travel networks. Service drives may not landlock adjacent property due to topographic or parcel layout and may not interfere with the continuity of public streets. When public streets are feasible and necessary for the proper development of the public street system as determined by ACHD, then public streets, as opposed to service drives, shall be required.

(b) Service drives shall be designed and constructed to facilitate the flow of traffic, provide maximum safety for traffic ingress and egress, and provide maximum safety for pedestrian and vehicular traffic on-site.

(c) Service drives must not encourage or promote the use of the service drive as a "pass-through" between public streets.

(d) Maximum grade for service drives shall be 10 percent unless specifically approved by the City Engineer and the Boise City Fire Chief. A maximum grade of 2 percent shall be allowed for the initial 80 feet from the intersecting curb to provide a landing at the junction of the service drive and the public right-of-way, unless specifically approved otherwise by ACHD and the City Engineer.

(e) Where determined by the City Engineer to be necessary for drainage control, vertical curbing is required.

(f) Except single-family or two-family dwellings on a single lot or parcel, parking spaces in groups of 3 or more shall be served by a service drive designed to prevent backing onto a street.

(g) Service drives shall comply with the requirements of the City's fire department. To the extent that any Boise City requirement conflicts with this Section, fire department requirements will control.

(h) Service drives shall be designed to intersect the public right-of-way at a 90° angle or as near to that angle as possible. Discrepancies shall require review and approval by both the City Engineer and ACHD.

(i) A service drive that provides access from a local street shall be set back a minimum of 50 feet from an intersection of streets. Under unusual circumstances, the Planning Director may waive this requirement.

(j) Service Drive Widths:

i. Drive-through lanes and associated escape lanes shall each be a minimum of 10 feet wide.

ii. One-way service drives without parking on either side shall be a minimum of 10 feet wide. Two-way service drives without parking on either side shall be a minimum of 20 feet wide.

iii. Garages shall be set back from service drives such that 22 feet of back up distance is provided to the far side of the service drive.

iv. Except at the intersection of a service drive and public road, the service drive shall be narrowed to 20 feet where occupied by a crosswalk.

v. 24 feet of clear width shall be maintained between building appurtenances, such as carport overhangs, that border service drives.

vi. Service drives and parking lots shall allow public access to places of public use and/or interest.

(k) Service drives that serve more than 40 dwelling units will be designed based upon the standards of this Section and by an on-site traffic circulation plan for the interior roadway and parking system, and submitted to and approved by the Planning Director and the Public Works Department.

T. Parking Lot And Service Drive Improvements:

(1) All public or private parking lots shall be designed and laid out to conform to the minimum standards required by this Section including the minimum standards for parking lot design set forth in Tables 11-013.4 and 11-013.5. See also Figure 11-013.3. Vehicle backup areas shall be provided, which backup area may include the width of a service drive or alley.

TABLE 11-013-4: MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR PARKING LOT DESIGN--STANDARD VEHICLES
Parking Angle
See Figure 3-1,
A
Stall Width
See Figure 3-1,
B
Curb Length Per Car
See Figure 3-1,
C
Stall Depth
See Figure 3-1,
D
Driveway Width
See Figure 3-1,
E
9'- 0" 23'- 0" 9'- 0" 12'- 0"
20° 9'- 0" 26'- 4" 15'- 3" 11'- 0"
30° 9'- 0" 18'- 0" 17'- 8" 11'- 0"
40° 9'- 0" 14'- 0" 19'- 6" 12'- 0"
45° 9'- 0" 12'- 9" 20'- 5" 13'- 0"
50° 9'- 0" 11'- 9" 21'- 0" 14'- 0"
60° 9'- 0" 10'- 5" 21'- 10" 16'- 0"
70° 9'- 0" 9'- 8" 21'- 10" 18'- 0"
80° 9'- 0" 9'- 2" 21'- 4" 20'- 0"
90° 9'- 0" 9'- 0" 20'- 0" 22'- 0"


TABLE 11-013.5: MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR COMPACT-SIZE VEHICLES
Parking Angle
See Figure 3-1,
A
Stall Width
See Figure 3-1,
B
Curb Length Per Car
See Figure 3-1,
C
Stall Depth
See Figure 3-1,
D
Driveway Width
See Figure 3-1,
E
45° 7'- 6" 10'- 6" 16'- 0" 11'- 0"
60° 7'- 6" 8'- 9" 16'- 9" 14'- 0"
75° 7'- 6" 7'- 10" 16'- 4" 17'- 5"
90° 7'- 6" 7'- 6" 15'- 0" 20'- 0"



Figure 11-013.3: Minimum standards for parking lot design

(2) Surfacing: All parking lots, service drives, vehicle storage areas,and vehicle sales lots shall be paved and constructed to meet ACHD and Boise City Fire Code standards, whichever is more restrictive, for base course and asphalt or concrete mat thickness; and curbs and gutters where applicable. The design shall be prepared by a licensed, professional engineer.

(3) Grading: Parking lots shall be graded to prevent storm water runoff from crossing any sidewalk or from running onto adjacent properties or rights-of-way.

(4) Bumper: All parking areas shall be provided with a substantial wheel restraint that will prevent cars from encroaching upon abutting private and public property or overhanging beyond the designated parking stall dimensions. The requirements of this subsection may be waived by the Planning Director for proper cause.

(5) Bumper Overhang: When the Planning Director approves parking stall dimensions that allow bumper overhang onto a sidewalk or landscape strip, the parking stall dimension may be reduced 2 feet in length if 2 feet in width is added to the required sidewalk or landscape strip. Bumper overhang shall not damage landscape.

(6) Screening: All parking lots, including vehicle sales areas, truck parking areas and bus parking areas, shall be masked by a street wall and/or landscape from public right of way and/or adjacent property. The parking lot and service drives shall meet the following standards:

(a) Along all streets there must be a continuous landscaped area in accordance with the Landscape Design Guidelines A.3)b, and the following standards:

i. Street trees with a minimum size of 2-in. caliper. Tree type to be in accordance with "Boise City Street Tree Planting and Selection Guide."

ii. Shrubs, lawn or other ground cover shall be installed in all landscape areas. Landscape plants shall not include plastic or other artificial materials.

iii. All landscaped areas shall contain an underground irrigation system.

(b) A minimum 5 or 6-foot high solid screen shall be provided when a parking lot is adjacent to residential land uses. This screen may include fencing, walls and/or landscape combinations that will provide a dense barrier.

(c) The Planning Director may approve a transfer of all or part of the required interior landscape to other areas of the site.

(d) Existing healthy trees should be retained as approved by the City Forester and the Planning Director and be considered in the design and grading of the property. The Planning Director may grant up to a 10 percent reduction in the required number of parking spaces in order to preserve an existing tree(s).

(7) Clear Vision Triangle: A clear vision triangle shall be maintained with regard to all visual barriers, including, without limitation, all vegetation (except deciduous trees pruned to at least 8 feet in height above the sidewalk and 14 feet above the roadway), walls, signs, vehicles, solid fences or other sight obstructions exceeding 3 feet in height.

(8) Lighting: Parking lot lighting shall comply with the following requirements:

(a) Outdoor light fixtures shall be limited to a maximum height of 15 feet or the height of the nearest building, whichever is less.

(b) Lighting shall be energy-efficient and shielded or recessed so that: the light source (that is, the bulb) is not visible from off-site; and glare and reflections are confined to the maximum extent feasible within boundaries of the parking lot. Each light fixture shall be directed downward and away from adjoining properties and rights-of-way.

(c) No lighting shall produce an illumination level greater than 1 footcandle on adjacent residential lots or parcels. No permanently installed lighting shall blink, flash or be of unusually high intensity or brightness, as determined by the Planning Director.

(9) Marking: Parking spaces shall provide understandable markings to indicate where drivers should park. Subtle markings, such as contrasting colors/paving stones, are encouraged. The restriping of any parking space or parking lot shall require the approval of a restriping plan by the Planning Director.

(10) Ingress And Egress: Ingress and egress of parking garages shall be designed with due regard for visibility and safety.

(11) Pedestrian Access: Sidewalks and crosswalks must completely link transit stations, parking areas, buildings, open spaces and adjacent paths. Sidewalks shall be at least 4 ft. wide, sited and illuminated to provide safe passage and observation of the path route. Sidewalk crossings of service drives shall be provided and clearly distinguished from the service drive.

U. Short Term Parking: Upon the determination of the Planning Director that the particular building use has a substantial demand for short-term parking immediately adjacent to the business, and upon the conditions that short-term parking will be restricted to a period of not more than 20 minutes and that the limit will be enforced by the business, the amount of parking spaces required may be reduced up to 20% to correspond to the number of parking spaces assigned to short-term parking. Any such reduction shall be noted on the Notice of Compliance.

V. Loading Requirements: Where loading and unloading of commercial vehicles cannot be accommodated from a public street within 20-minutes time, there shall be provided on the same lot with each commercial or industrial building or structure adequate space for off-street loading, unloading and the maneuvering of commercial vehicles. Off-street maneuvering space shall be provided so that no backing onto or from a public street is required. All loading and maneuvering areas shall:

(1) Be provided with an asphalt or cement surface or any other surface with comparable durability and strength.

(2) Be properly drained.

(3) Be designed with regard to pedestrian safety.

(4) Have direct access to public streets or alleys.

(5) Be screened from adjacent single family residentially zoned property.

(6) No delivery, loading, trash removal or compaction, or other such operations shall be permitted between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. when adjacent to an area that is predominantly residential, unless sound barriers are used and such barriers effectively reduce noise emissions to a level of 65 decibels, as measured at the lot or parcel line of any adjoining lot or parcel.

(7) All loading spaces and related access areas shall be graded, improved and maintained in a manner permitting safe and convenient use under normal weather conditions, so as to avoid adverse effects on neighboring property.

(8) Loading spaces shall be marked as such and reserved for loading purposes, and shall not be used for general off-street parking nor computed as part of required off-street parking.

(9) No loading docks, service bays, or service windows shall face any street.

(10) Loading Facilities: Loading spaces as hereinafter defined and set forth shall be provided.

(a) Definitions and Standards:

i. Type A Space: Not less than 65 feet in length.

ii. Type B Space: Not less than 35 feet in length.

iii. All spaces shall be not less than 12 feet wide and have a minimum clear height of 15 feet.

(b) Quantity and type of loading space as determined by the gross floor area of any commercial or industrial building are found in Table 11-013.6 below. The Planning Director may modify the requirements of Table 11-013.6 if it is demonstrated that alternative loading methods/facilities will be adequate for the business(es) being served.

TABLE 11-013.6: QUANTITY AND TYPE OF LOADING SPACES BASED ON GROSS FLOOR AREA
GROSS FLOOR AREA
(SQ. FT)
NUMBER OF
LOADING SPACES
TYPE OF
LOADING SPACE
14,000 - 36,000 1 B
36,001 - 60,000 2 B
60,001 - 100,000 2 B
For each additional 75,000 sq. ft., or fraction thereof, an additional Type A space shall be required.
1

A

W. Temporary Parking Lots:

(1) Term Of Permit: Temporary parking lots for non-required parking may be permitted where new building construction is planned. Temporary parking lots may be permitted for up to 2 years if the following criteria are met:

(2) The parking lot shall be located within 600 feet of the building or use the parking lot serves.

(3) The parking lot shall include adequate land to accommodate parking spaces, drives, and a general circulation pattern that complies with the standards of this section in connection with permanent parking lots.

(4) A minimum 20-foot width of direct access to the parking lot from a public road right-of-way shall be provided.

(5) Existing mature landscape shall not be displaced by the parking lot unless prior written approval is received from the Planning Director.

(6) A detailed grading and drainage plan shall be submitted for review and approval by ACHD and the City's Public Works Department.


10. Sign Standards:

A. Purpose: This section of the Harris Ranch Specific Plan Code creates the framework for sign regulation that is intended to create an identifiable theme for Harris Ranch and to facilitate communication between people and businesses recognizing the need for both a well-maintained and attractive community and the need for adequate business identification, advertising and communication. The purpose of this section is:

(1) To provide reasonable and enforceable provisions for the location, design and construction of signs;

(2) To safeguard and enhance property values and to protect public and private investment in buildings and open spaces;

(3) To promote those qualities in the visual environment that bring economic value to the community;

(4) To encourage the design of signs that are in harmony with the principal activities and structures that the signs serve and that are compatible with the overall street setting and neighborhood character;

(5) To ensure that the maintenance of a sign continues throughout the life of the sign; and

(6) To promote the public safety, welfare, convenience and enjoyment of travel and the free flow of traffic within the City and Harris Ranch.

B. General Provisions And Requirements:

(1) Design: Signs shall incorporate design and materials that complement the architectural theme of the building with which the sign is identified. Pole support structures, if any, shall be covered.

(2) The type, materials, colors and shapes of signs should be architecturally compatible with the buildings and the surrounding area of the sign's location.

(3) The sign shall not be the dominant feature of the sign's location.

(4) A uniform sign plan shall be required for all office and/or retail complexes and multi-family buildings. The sign plan shall denote maximum total sign area permitted for the development. All tenants shall comply with the uniform sign plan.

(5) The Planning Director shall review and approve all sign designs and uniform sign plans.

(6) These standards are to provide general guidance. The Harris Ranch Review Board must approve all signs and sign design plans and may reduce sizes if deemed appropriate.

C. Sign Orientation: All free-standing signs shall be oriented to the street(s) on which the building the sign is identifying has frontage. Free-standing signs shall be located on the front half of the lot or parcel or in front of all buildings on the property that the sign is intended to identify.

D. Sign Area: The sign area shall be the area of smallest geometric figure that encompasses the facing of the sign including the copy, insignia, logo, symbol, photograph, background and borders. In the case of signs mounted back-to-back, only one side of the sign is to be used for computation of the sign area. Otherwise, the surface area of each sign is to be separately computed. In the case of cylindrical signs, signs in the shape of cubes, or other signs that are substantially three-dimensional with respect to their display surfaces, the entire display surface or surfaces is included in computations of sign area. If a sign is attached to an entrance wall or fence, only that portion of that wall or fence onto which the sign face or letters are placed shall be calculated in the sign area. Entrance wall or fence area outside of the sign area width shall not be considered a part of the sign. The entrance wall or fence outside of the sign area width shall not exceed 3 feet in height.

E. Street Address: All free-standing signs shall include the street address(es) of the lot or parcel of the building that the sign is identifying. The placement of the street address on the sign shall be in addition to any address required to be placed on the building. Numbering shall be a minimum of 31/2 in. tall, and be of a contrasting color. Street addresses shall not be included in the calculation for sign background area, except for those portions that exceed 5 sq. ft.

F. Blanketing Of Signs: No sign shall be erected in the same horizontal plane with other signs unless spaced at least 25 feet apart.

G. Signs Adjacent To Predominantly Residential Areas: No sign shall be designed or located such that more than 1/2 foot-candle of light fall occurs at ground level at the property line of a lot or parcel within a predominantly residential block.

H. Signs In Areas Where A Use Exception Has Been Approved: Where a use exception has been approved pursuant to the Code, such uses that are office in nature shall be subject to the sign standards of Tier II blocks (see Table 4-1, Tier II), and uses that are commercial/retail in nature shall be subject to the sign standards of Tier III blocks (see Table 4-1, Tier III).

I. Gateway Streets: As provided in this Section, a sign oriented to Warm Springs Avenue and/or Park Center Boulevard may be regulated differently than a sign oriented to any other street in Harris Ranch.

J. Special Sign District: Properties occupying 60 percent or more of the street frontage on both sides of a street in any defined area, with prior approval from the Harris Ranch Review Board, may petition for the formation of a special sign district. A special sign district might be created to evoke, for example, an area with a particular atmosphere, to simulate a historic period, identify a theater or entertainment area, or other similar purpose. The petition shall be filed with the Planning Director and shall be accompanied by a designated filing fee and sufficient evidence that the petition and the particulars of the proposed sign district have been approved by the Harris Ranch Review Board. The petition shall specify the reasons for the creation of the special sign district and shall contain the signatures and addresses of not less than 60 percent of the owners of all properties proposed for inclusion in the special sign district. The petition shall be accompanied by a map of the proposed district and a complete description of the recommended criteria for signs in the district. A complete list of all property owners and persons in possession of such properties to be included in the district shall be submitted along with the petition and all such parties shall be sent notices of the Planning Director's decision to create the special sign district.

K. Sign Maintenance And Repair: All signs shall be maintained in a state of good appearance, security, safety and repair throughout the life of the signs. Maintenance shall be such that a sign continues to conform to the conditions imposed by the particular sign permit. Nothing in the Code shall relieve the owner or user of any sign, or the owner of property on which a sign is located from maintaining a sign in a safe condition and in a state of good repair. Maintenance requirements include, without limitation: any metal pole covers and sign cabinets shall be kept free of rust and rust stains; and any sign that has been damaged to such extent that the sign may pose a hazard to passersby shall be repaired or removed immediately.

L. Abandoned Signs: Except as otherwise provided in the Code, any on-site sign located on property that has been vacant and unoccupied for at least 6 months, or any sign that pertains to a time, event or purpose that no longer applies, shall be deemed to have been abandoned and the sign permit shall become void. An abandoned sign is prohibited and shall be removed by either the owner of the abandoned sign or the owner of the property on which the abandoned sign is located.

M. Clear Vision Triangles: Signs shall not be permitted in the clear vision triangle except at a height of less than 3 feet or at a height greater than 8 feet to the bottom of the sign display surface area.

TABLE 11-013.7: SUMMARY OF SIZE AND LOCATION OF SIGNS PERMITTED IN HARRIS RANCH
Sign Type Maximum
Background Area
Maximum Height Location Illumination Number Allowed Projection Clearance (from
above) Public
Right-of-Way
Tier I Blocks: NW4-16; NW18-24; NW26-30; NE1-7; NE9-12; SE14
Rent; Lease; Sale 4 sq. ft. 4 ft. 5 ft. from back of sidewalk (minimum) None 1 per Lot
Home Occupation; Live-Work 2 sq. ft. Not higher than eave line for projecting roof and parapet line for Flat Roof Attached flat on Building, or on an awning Indirect 1 per Lot None
Apartment, Condominium Complex Identification 4 sq. ft. 3 ft. 5 ft. from back of sidewalk (minimum) Indirect 1 per street frontage
All Other Signs PROHIBITED
Tier II Blocks: SW2-5; SW7; SW9-10; NW31; TC8-9; SE1-5
Rent; Lease; Sale 4 sq. ft. 4 ft. 5 ft. from back of sidewalk (minimum) None 1 per Lot
Home Occupation; Live-Work; Work-live 2 sq. ft. Not higher than eave line Attached flat on Building Indirect 1 per Lot None
Apartment, Condominium Complex Identification 4 sq. ft. 4 ft. 5 ft. from back of sidewalk (minimum) Indirect 1 at each entrance point
Business Identification Signs (attached; 50% maximum background area for awning sign) 1 sq. ft. per 3 lineal ft. of Building wall facing a Street; maximum 50 sq. ft. Not higher than eave line On wall face facing Street Indirect 1 per Lot
On-site Signs: Wall or Canopy or Marquee 20 sq. ft. (maximum). Not to exceed height of wall On wall face facing Street Indirect 1 or more not to exceed total sq. ft. allowed 3 ft. from wall; may not project above Building
All Other Signs PROHIBITED
Tier III Blocks: SW11-13; TC1-2, 4-7; SE7-12; SE14; SE16-17; SE18A; SE18B; NE14
Rent; Lease; Sale 16 sq. ft. 10 ft. On wall face None 1 per Street Frontage
On-premise Wall or Company or Marquee* 20 sq. ft. (maximum)** Not to exceed height of wall On wall face facing Street Indirect 1 or more; not to exceed total sq. ft. allowed 1 per Alley 3 ft. from wall if a projecting sign 12 ft.
Marquee/Canopy/Awning 50% (None for Alley or Parking Lot) 15 ft. Indirect 1 per business 10 ft. with less than 2/3 projection from property line to curb; 12 ft. with more than 2/3 projection from property line to curb
Under Marquee/Canopy Length not to exceed 75% of marquee width Indirect 1 per business 3 ft. if projecting sign 10 ft.
* When combination of wall and free-standing signs are used, total area for signs must be reduced by 50%.
** A sign on a building wall that does not face a street may be permitted when:

(1) The sign background area is a maximum of 10% of the building wall; and

(2) The adjoining block is predominantly commercial.







Figure 11-013.4: Types of attached signs




Figure 11-013.5: Types of ground signs

N. Further Regulation Of Particular Sign Types:

(1) Permitted By Planning Director: Balloons and other inflated devices, and other temporary signs which exceed the free-standing sign height allowances in this Section may be permitted by the Planning Director provided that: (1) no more than 1 such sign is allowed per year; and (2) the sign is securely fastened.

(2) Projecting Signs: Projecting signs are prohibited except for those blocks listed in subsections (b) and (c), below.

(a) Maximum background area:

(b) 5 percent of building face facing a street in Blocks SW2-3; SW5; SW7; SW9-10; NW31; TC8; SE1-6; SE14C-14F;

(c) 15 percent in Blocks SW11; SW12-14; TC1-7; SE7-14B; SE14G; SE16-17.

(d) For the purpose of calculating background area, the lesser of: the height of the lower level including parapet walls, or 20 feet.

(e) Projection above building height: Prohibited.

(f) Clearance over public property must be a minimum of 10 feet. Evidence of permission obtained from the governmental entity with authority over such public property must be provided to the Planning Director.

(g) Lighting can be direct or indirect.

(h) Number allowed: 1 for each use located at grade level.

(i) Projection from wall: the lesser of 10 feet or to within 3 feet of the face of the curb.

(j) Location: attached to the building facing a street.

(3) Accessory Signs For Public Parking Lots:

(a) In blocks that are predominantly residential or office or a mixture of the two uses, 1 identification sign for each street frontage of a parking lot is permitted. Each sign shall not exceed 9 sq. ft. in area or 6 feet in height and shall be located not closer than 5 feet to any property line unless attached to a building. All signs shall be stationary, and if lighted, may be indirectly illuminated only.

(b) In blocks that are predominantly commercial, the immediately above provisions shall apply, except that the background area of each sign may be a maximum of 16 sq. ft. in area.

(4) Temporary Signs:

(a) Unless otherwise specified by this Section, 1 temporary sign may be displayed on a lot or parcel for a maximum of 30 consecutive days in a calendar year.

(b) A permit application, together with appropriate fee, is required for temporary signs.

(c) The maximum height for a temporary sign is 6 feet; the maximum background area is 9 sq. ft.

(d) Temporary signs shall not be permitted either in clear vision triangles or over any public rights-of-way. Temporary signs shall not be located in any manner so as to cause a danger or threat to the public.

(e) No street banner stretched over public property that pertains to civic affairs shall be allowed over such public property for longer than 14 days. A substantial rope at least 1 in. in diameter (not wire cable or other metallic rope or wire) shall be used as the main support for banners, and 21/2 in. ropes shall be used for securing each lower corner. The banner shall have sufficient wind holes.

(f) Searchlights will be permitted when: (1) they are used by a business or enterprise once yearly for a maximum period of 7 consecutive days, or for purposes of a grand opening of a new enterprise or an enterprise under new management for a maximum period of 7 consecutive days; and (2) in no case shall the beam of the searchlight flash against any building or sweep an arc greater than 45° from vertical.

(5) Off-Site Signs: A business may request an off-site advertising sign because of excessive distance from a public street, special access or street frontage issues, unusual topography or other special circumstances. Upon a determination that such circumstances exist, and after receiving written permission from the property owner of the property on which the sign would be located, the Planning Director may issue a permit for a sign. The dimensional and square feet allowances for the block within which the sign will be located shall apply. Such sign shall be in lieu of, and not in addition to, on-site free-standing signs. Off-premise signs are prohibited in Blocks: NW4-16; NW18-24; NW26-30; NE1-7; NE9-10, SE14C-14F; SW12; SW15-16; TC1; TC8; NE8; NE11.

O. Signs For Which A Permit Is Not Required:

(1) Construction Signs: Construction signs, provided that such signs are erected no more than 30 days prior to the beginning of construction for which a valid building permit has been issued, are confined to the site of construction, and must be removed 5 days after completion of construction and prior to occupancy. Each sign shall not exceed 9 sq. ft. in area or 6 feet in height and shall be located not closer than 5 feet to any property line unless attached to a building.

(2) Real Estate Signs: One real estate sign may be allowed on any lot or parcel, provided the real estate sign is removed within 7 days after the sale, rental or lease has been consummated.

(3) Political Or Campaign Signs:

(a) There is permitted 1 or more temporary, unlighted, on a lot or parcel on behalf of candidates for public office or measure on the ballot, or announcing a campaign, drive or event of a civic, philanthropic, educational or religious organization or nature, provided that the property owner grants permission for the erection of the sign.

(b) Political or campaign signs shall be erected not earlier than 60 days prior to the applicable election, campaign or event and shall be removed within 10 days after such election, campaign or event.

(c) Political or campaign signs shall not exceed:

i. 6 feet in height or a total of 10 sq. ft. in area for Blocks NW4-16; NW18-24; NW26-30; NE1-7; NE9-10; SE14C-14F.

ii. 10 feet in height or a total of 16 sq. ft. in area in Blocks SW2-3; SW5; SW7; SW9-10; NW31; TC8; SE1-6; SW11; SW12-14; TC1-7; SE7-14B; SE14G; SE16-17.

iii. If attached to a building, campaign signs shall not exceed the height of the eave line of the building.

(d) No political or campaign sign shall be located closer than 5 feet to any property line unless attached to a building that is closer than 5 feet from the property line.

(4) Window Signs: Temporary or permanent commercial window signs for on-site commercial activity provided that the signs shall not exceed 25 percent of the total window area and the combined total copy area of temporary and/or permanent window signs shall not exceed 50 percent of the total window area.

(5) Hand-held Signs.

(6) Public Notices: Public notices posted by public officials in the performance of their duties.

(7) Residential Yard/Garage/Estate Sale Signs: Display is not to exceed 3 days prior to the date of the sale with removal within 24 hours following the last day of the sale. Such signs may be of any number and type provided that each sign does not exceed 9 sq. ft. in area.

(8) Directional Signs: Directional or public service information signs shall be no greater than 4 sq. ft. in area and no more than 4 feet in height. If business identification is included, the information shall be secondary in all aspects to the primary use of these signs for directional purposes.

(9) Flags: Conventional flags, emblems or insignia of any national or political subdivision or corporation.

(10) Government Signs: Governmental signs for the control of traffic or other regulatory purposes, or authorized public signs of public service companies indicating danger.

(11) House Numbers: House numbers and name plates.

(12) Interior Signs: Interior signs located within the interior of any buildings or structures that are not visible from the public right-of-way.

(13) No Trespassing: "No Trespassing" or similar signs not to exceed 11/2 sq. ft. in area per sign and not exceeding 4 in number per lot or parcel.

(14) Memorial Signs: Memorial signs or tablets, names or buildings and date of erection when cut into any masonry surface or inlaid so as to be part of the building.

(15) Plaques: Plaques or nameplate signs of not more than 21/2 sq. ft. in area which are fastened directly to a building.

(16) Display Windows: Signs in the display windows of a business that are incorporated in a display of merchandise.

(17) Symbols Or Insignia: Religious symbols, commemorative plaques of recognized historical agencies, or identification emblems of religious orders or historical agencies, provided that no such symbol, plaque or identification emblem shall exceed 4 sq. ft. in area, and provided further that all such symbols, plaques and identification emblems shall be placed flat against a building.

(18) Warning Signs: Signs warning the public of the existence of danger, but containing no advertising material, of a size as may be necessary, to be removed upon subsidence of danger.

(19) Orientation From Street: Any sign which is oriented only to the property on which it is located and is not visible from the public right-of-way.

(20) Change In Sign Copy: A permit shall not be required for a change of copy on any sign, nor for the repainting, cleaning or other normal maintenance or repair of a sign or sign structure for which a permit has previously been issued in accordance with this Harris Ranch Specific Plan Code, provided that the sign or sign structure is not substantially altered in any way.

(21) Portable Signs: In blocks that are predominantly commercial or mixed use, an A-frame, T frame and similar "sandwich" signs placed on public sidewalks for promotion of businesses and products are to be considered portable signs. Portable signs shall be placed to allow for unobstructed pedestrian traffic, to prevent pedestrian-vehicular conflicts and tripping hazards. At a minimum, signs shall be placed to provide a 5-foot clear zone for pedestrians on the sidewalk between the building and curb and, if possible, portable signs shall be located outside the pedestrian zone. Portable signs are allowed without a permit from City. However, evidence of permission from the governmental entity with authority over the public sidewalks must be provided to the Planning Director.

P. Non-Conforming Signs:

(1) Legal Non-Conforming Signs: A legal non-conforming sign is any sign that does not conform to the requirements of the Code, but which was legally erected in any of the following circumstances:

(a) A valid permit was issued for the sign prior to the adoption of the Code;

(b) The sign needed no permit but was a legal sign prior to the adoption of the Code; or

(c) The sign was lawfully occupying a building or land at the effective date of the Code.

(2) No temporary or prohibited signs shall be eligible for "legal non-conforming" status. A legal non-conforming sign shall lose its legal non-conforming status if:

(a) The sign is altered in any way in structure or copy (except for copy changes and normal maintenance) which violates provisions of the Code other than those violated before the alterations; or

(b) The sign is moved to a position that violates the Code; or

(c) The sign is replaced; or

(d) The use of the property on which the sign is located is changed.

(3) If a non-conforming sign loses its legal status, the sign owner shall remove the sign or bring the sign into compliance with the Code within 60 days.

(4) The Planning Director may require the removal of non-conforming signs as a condition for granting a new sign. Factors to consider include the degree of non-compliance, the relation of the proposed sign to the non-conforming sign(s), the number of non-conforming signs, and any other factors that the Planning Director deems reasonably significant.

Q. Prohibited Signs:

(1) Miscellaneous Signs And Posters: No signs or posters that are visible from a public right-of-way and are tacked, pasted or otherwise affixed to or upon, without limitation, the walls of buildings or upon trees, poles (including, but, not limited to power poles), posts, fences, bridges or other structures shall be allowed.

(2) Public Area Signs: Except as permitted by the governmental entity with authority over such public property, no signs placed on, without limitation, any street right-of-way, curb, sidewalk, post, pole, hydrant, bridge or tree, except official public notices posted by an authorized public officer shall be allowed.

(3) Banners: No banners, pennants, portable signs, strings of lights, ribbons, streamers, spinners, twirlers or propellers, balloons, bubble machines and similar devices of a carnival nature shall be allowed.

(4) Confusion With Other Signs: No signs which, by reason of their size, location, movement, content, coloring or manner of illumination may be confused with or construed as a traffic control sign, signal or device, or the light of an emergency or road equipment vehicle or that obstructs the visibility of any traffic or street sign or signal device shall be allowed. This shall include strobe lights and animated signs.

(5) Roof Sign: Roof signs are not allowed.

11-013-02: Barber Valley


1. Applicability Of Ordinance: This Barber Valley Specific Plan Zoning Ordinance applies to all property designated on the Barber Valley Specific Plan Zoning Map (Figure 11-013.6 below) and the Barber Valley Specific Plan Land Use Sub-Districts Map (Figure 11-013.7 below) in lieu of Chapter 11-04, Zoning Districts, except where noted herein. All remaining chapters of this Code still apply, except where noted herein. If any provision of this section conflicts with any provision of the Code, the provisions of this section shall control.


2. Interpretation Of Districts:

A. Sub-Districts Established:

(1) Low-density Residential (SP02-LR).

(2) Medium-density Residential (SP02-MR).

(3) High-density Residential (SP02-HR).

(4) Mixed Use: Office and Medium-density Residential (SP02-OMR).

(5) Mixed Use: Office and Commercial (SP02-OC).

(6) City Park (SP02-P).

B. District Boundaries: The location and boundaries of the Barber Valley Specific Plan (SP02) District are shown on the Barber Valley Specific Plan Zoning Map (Figure 11-013.6 below). The location and boundaries of the Barber Valley Specific Plan Sub-Districts established herein are shown on the Barber Valley Specific Plan Land Use Sub-Districts Map (Figure 11-013.7 below). Where any uncertainty exists as to the boundary of any such district, the following rules shall apply:

(1) Where any such boundary line is indicated as following a street, alley or public way, it shall be construed as following the centerline thereof.

(2) Where a boundary line is indicated as approximately following a lot line, such lot line shall be construed to be such boundary line.

(3) Where a boundary line divides a lot or crosses unsubdivided property, the location of such boundary shall be as indicated upon the Barber Valley Zoning Map.


3. Conformity Required:

A. General: Except as otherwise provided herein, all land, buildings and premises in any district established herein shall be used only in accordance with the regulations established herein for that district. Additionally, no property shall be allowed to maintain an attractive or public nuisance as defined by this Code and/or state code at any time.

B. Purpose Of SP02-LR Sub-District: The purpose of the SP02-LR Sub-District is to provide for the development of diverse urban housing products at a net density of approximately 2 to 6 units per acre. This area may include a variety of lot sizes, with lots as small as 3500 square feet allowed, but overall gross density cannot exceed 6 units per acre. Attached units are allowed within the overall density limitations. Accessory dwelling units and uses are also allowed, along with community uses such as parks, community centers and recreational facilities.

C. Purpose Of SP02-MR Sub-District: The purpose of the SP02-MR Sub-District is to (a) accommodate medium density residential uses at a net density of approximately 6 to 18 units per acre; (b) provide an orderly transition from more intensive, higher density uses to less intensive, lower density uses; and (c) allow limited cottages and quasi-residential uses, including senior housing and care facilities. The SP02-MR Sub-District includes significant flexibility in lot sizes and restrictions, and anticipates residential uses ranging from row houses and townhouses to condominiums and multi-story apartments. A range of civic and recreational facilities is allowed, along with office, medical and personal service commercial uses that are ancillary to senior housing and care facilities.

D. Purpose Of SP02-HR Sub-District: The purpose of the SP02-HR Sub-District is to (a) accommodate higher density residential uses at a net density of approximately 18 to 40 units per acre; and (b) encourage residential uses that are convenient to shopping, recreation, cultural and other concentrated community facilities. The range of uses is similar to the SP02-MR Sub-District, with the addition of hotels, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and theaters as allowed uses.

E. Purpose Of SP02-OMR Sub-District: The purpose of the SP02-OMR Sub-District is to accommodate medium density residential uses, business and professional office uses, and complementary commercial uses such as hotels, restaurants and theaters, together with necessary off-street parking facilities. The SP02-OMR Sub-District will emphasize high quality design, pedestrian orientation, and flexible development standards.

F. Purpose Of SP02-OC Sub-District: The purpose of the SP02-OC Sub-District is to provide a significant commercial and office component in Barber Station, together with necessary off-street parking facilities. The SP02-OC Sub-District will emphasize high quality design, pedestrian orientation, and flexible development standards. Large office buildings are allowed in this area, along with retail, shopping, service, lodging, and civic uses.

G. Purpose Of SP02-P Sub-District: The purpose of the SP02-P Sub-District is to accommodate City park uses, including indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and any necessary parking. The SP02-P Sub-District may also include dedicated open spaces, protected environmental sites such as wetlands and riparian areas, and hazardous areas such as floodways and steep slopes.

H. Design Review:

(1) Creation Of BVD Design Review Overlay District: This section creates an overlay district within portions of Barber Valley called the Barber Valley Design District ("BVD District"). The BVD District overlays the SP02-MR, SP02-HR, SP02-OMR and SP02-OC Sub-Districts.

(2) Applicability: Any visible exterior improvements to a site, building or structure (including new facilities, remodeling, rehabilitation projects and expansion projects) within the BVD District shall require submittal of a Design Review application and fee in accordance with Section 11-03-04.12, except where expressly modified herein.

(3) BVDR Board Review: Development applications within the BVD District must be submitted to the Barber Valley Design Review Board ("BVDR Board") prior to submission to the City for design review approval. The BVDR Board shall forward their decisions on to the City for their consideration for all projects.

(4) Application Content: Any BVD District application to the City shall be accompanied by the information required by Section 11-03-04.12 and by the findings, conclusions and any conditions of approval issued by the BVDR Board.

(5) Level Of Review: The Planning Director shall determine whether an application shall be processed at the administrative level or Design Review Committee ("Committee") level; provided, however, (i) all applications for projects that have less than 5,000 square feet of gross building area and less than 20,000 square feet of site improvements shall be administratively reviewed by the Planning Director and (ii) all applications for a Continuing Care Retirement Community shall be reviewed at the Committee level.

(6) Procedures: With due consideration to the decision of the BVDR Board, the Planning Director or Committee, as appropriate, shall review the application to determine whether the proposed application complies with the design review objectives, considerations and guidelines set forth in Section 11-03-04.12, Chapter 11-07, Development and Design Standards and the design criteria for the BVD District as set forth in the Barber Valley Specific Plan. Upon making such determination, the Planning Director or Committee shall issue its findings of fact, conclusions of law and conditions of approval. Any action of the Planning Director or the Committee may be appealed pursuant to the appeal provisions of this Code.

I. Allowed Uses: Table 11-013.8 sets forth the allowed uses in each Sub-District established herein. Allowed uses are designated with a "•". Uses listed but not designated as allowed in Table 11-013.8 are prohibited. Uses not listed in Table 11-013.8 are allowed only upon a determination by the Planning Director that such uses are similar or compatible in nature to the allowed uses in Table 11-013.8. Any affected person may appeal such a determination of the Planning Director to the Planning and Zoning Commission within 10 calendar days following the date the decision is mailed in accordance with Chapter 11-03, Review and Decision Procedures.

TABLE 11-013.8: Uses Allowed in Sub-Districts
SP02-LR SP02-MR SP02-HR SP02-OMR SP02-OC SP02-P
RESIDENTIAL
Apartment or Multiple Family Dwelling*
Row House (Townhouse)
Duplex House
Single Family Residence or Cottage
Condominiums
Home Occupation
Continuing Care Retirement Community*
Assisted Living Apartment*
Skilled Nursing Care Facility*
Memory Care Facility*
Accessory Dwelling Unit
Accessory Use
Common Areas to Support Allowed Uses
LODGING
Hotel (no room limit)
Hotel (up to 12 rooms)
Inn (up to 5 rooms)
Motel
OFFICE/RETAIL
Office - Business, Professional, Medical
Retail Store (convenience, clothing, video rental, sundries, pharmacy, etc.)
Personal Service Store (dry cleaning, Laundromat, barber shop, etc.)
Service Station
Automobile Service
Lot, Automobile Sales
Drive-Up Window
Billboard
Shopping Center, Convenience Commercial, Neighborhood Commercial or Community Commercial
Shopping Center, Regional Commercial
Car Wash
Grocery (up to 60,000 square feet)
Bank
Building Materials Supply
Wholesale Business
Restaurant, Cafe, Coffee Shop
Tavern
Liquor Store
Adult Cabaret, Adult Motion Picture Theater, Adult Theater, Bikini Bar
Temporary Sales Offices
Model Homes or Units
Health Club Facility
Spa/Resort
Nursery (retail or greenhouse)*
CIVIC (PUBLIC AND PRIVATE)
Bus Shelter
Fountain or Public Art
Library
Theater
Outdoor Auditorium
Park
Playground
Parking Lot
Parking Structure
Conference Center
Community Center
Religious Institution
Clubs, Lodges, Social Halls
Private Open Space
Recreation Center
Outdoor Recreation Facility
Swimming Pool
Golf Course
Golf Driving Range
CIVIL SUPPORT
Fire Station
Police Station
Cemetery
Funeral Home
Hospital
Medical Clinic (accessory use only in MR and HR)*
Rehabilitation Clinic
Hospital. Large Animal or Small Animal
EDUCATION
School (public, private or parochial)
School, Trade or Vocational
Family Child Care Home (1 - 6 children)
Group Child Care (7 - 12 children)
Intermediate or Large Child Care Center (13+ children)
INDUSTRIAL
Heavy Industrial Facility
Light Industrial Facility
Agriculture
Livestock
Laboratory
Public Utility Facility - Minor
Public Utility Facility - Major
Wireless Communication Facility, Micro-Cell or Visually Unobtrusive/Attached
Other Wireless Communication Facility
Mini-Storage
Warehouse
Manufacturing Facility
Power Production Facility
Broadcasting Facility (e.g. TV, radio), Micro-Cell or Visually Unobtrusive/Attached
Other Broadcasting Facility (e.g. TV, radio)
* This use is not allowed in the 8-acre parcel in the SP02 MR Sub-District.

J. Lot And Structure Dimensions: Table 11-013.9 sets forth the lot, yard, density and structure height requirements for uses within each Sub-District established herein.

TABLE 11-013.9: Lot and Structure Dimensions in Sub-Districts
SP02-LR SP02-MR1 SP02-HR SP02-OMR SP02-OC SP02-P
a. MAXIMUM DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE 6 182 40 18 0 --
Attached Detached Attached Detached
b. MIN. LOT AREA (square ft.)
Interior Lot 3500 4000 2000 2500 0 0 0 --
Corner Lot 4000 4500 2500 3000 0 0 0 --
c. MIN. AVG. LOT WIDTH (lineal ft.)
Interior Lot 35 40 20 25 0 0 0 --
Corner Lot 40 45 25 30 0 0 0 --
d. MIN. STREET FRONTAGE (flag lot) 10/203 10/203 0 0 0 0 0 --
e. MIN. BUILDING SETBACKS (lineal ft.)
Front Yard & Side Yard Abutting Public St.4 105 105 55 55 0 0 0 --
Abutting public park 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 --
Rear Yard 156 156 5 5 0 0 0 --
Side Yard - Interior 0 5 0 4 0 0 0 --
f. MIN. PARKING LOT/SERVICE DR SETBACKS (lineal ft.)
Front Yard & Side Yard - Adj. to St. -- 7 7 7 7 --
Rear Yard & Side Yard - Interior -- 5 5 5 5 --
g. MAX. FLOOR AREA RATIO -- -- -- -- -- --
h. MIN. LOT AREA PER UNIT (square ft.) -- -- -- -- 1000 --
i. MAX. BUILDING HEIGHT (ft.) 35 45 55 55 55 35
1 Skilled nursing and memory care facility beds are each counted as 1/3 of a dwelling unit.
2 The following standards shall apply to the 8-acre parcel in the SP02 MR Sub-District only: (i) the maximum density shall be 12 units per acre; (ii) on perimeter lots adjacent to existing residential alleys, structures shall be no more than 2 stories and rear yard setbacks shall be 6 feet; (iii) alley access shall 22 feet of backup space; and (iv) the maximum building height shall be 35 feet.
3 10' allowed with shared access easement agreement.
4 Measured from back of sidewalk.
5 20' setback required for garages accessed from public streets.
6 5' setback allowed on corner lots with garages accessed from the side yard street (see Figure 11-013.8); 30' setback required on lots abutting the existing Riverland Terrace Subdivision.


K. Property Development Standards: Except as follows, the Property Development Standards for the Sub-Districts established herein shall be the same as those set forth in the Section 11-04-03 for residential uses and Sections 11-04-04 and 11-04-05 for office and commercial uses:

(1) For attached single-family units, the minimum frontage requirement in Section 11-04-03 is reduced to 18 feet.

(2) For lots with 0 feet frontage on a public right-of-way, drive aisles will provide access to the public street with perpetual ingress/egress or cross access easements recorded against the property. An owner's association or other agreed upon arrangement among the affected property owners will maintain the drive aisles in accordance with a recorded declaration. The easements and declaration must be reviewed by the Boise City Attorney's office at the time of preliminary plat approval to ensure the access and maintenance obligations of this paragraph are addressed. The Ada County Highway District must approve installation of any required street signs. Buildings will be addressed to the public street from which the drive aisles extend. Addresses will be clearly delineated with appropriate monuments or signs.

(3) Off-street parking and loading facilities shall be provided in accordance with Section 11-013-02.4 below.

(4) The maximum number of residential units allowed within the Barber Valley Specific Plan District is 1025. The maximum combined office and commercial square footage allowed within the Barber Valley Specific Plan District is 541,500. To exceed either of these limits, the Barber Valley Specific Plan Applicant must follow the rezone procedures of the Boise City Code to amend the Barber Valley Zoning Ordinance. In so doing, the Applicant need not amend the entire Barber Valley Specific Plan so long as the City finds that the revised limits are generally in accordance with the Barber Valley Specific Plan.

(5) Civic uses are limited to no more than 20 percent of the developed area in the SP02-LR Sub-District.

(6) A private management company must be responsible for maintenance of sprinkler systems within mixed use buildings.


4. Off-Street Parking And Loading Requirements: In the SP02-LR, SP02-MR and SP02-HR Sub-Districts, off-street parking and loading facilities shall be provided in accordance with Section 11-07-03, except as noted herein. In the SP02-OMR and SP02-OC Sub-Districts, off-street parking and loading facilities shall be provided in accordance with the Pedestrian Commercial Zoning District parking requirements in Section 11-07-06.2.C, except as noted herein. In lieu of the off-street parking ratio requirements in Sections 11-07-03 and 11-07-06.2.C, non-residential uses in the SP02-MR, SP02-HR, SP02-OMR and SP02-OC Sub-Districts must meet an overall parking density of 3.5 per 1000 square feet. Assisted living apartments, independent living residences within the Continuing Care Retirement Community, and similar uses shall be subject to the off-street parking requirements for "Housing for Elderly" uses listed in Section 11-07-03. Memory care facilities, skilled nursing care facilities, and similar uses shall be subject to the off-street parking requirements for "Nursing Home" uses listed in Section 11-07-03.


5. Administrative Provisions:

A. Plat Approval Criteria: Development within the Barber Valley Specific Plan District shall be subject to the subdivision and other related provisions of the Boise City Code. Additionally, the City Council must find that each preliminary plat proposed and/or amended within the Barber Valley Specific Plan District substantially conforms to the adopted Barber Valley Specific Plan and complies with all applicable provisions of the Barber Valley Specific Plan Zoning Ordinance. Plats must still proceed through the normal hearing process with review by the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council.

B. Annexation Into SP02 District: Any property owner or authorized representative may seek to reclassify their property for inclusion within the Barber Valley Specific Plan District pursuant to Section 11-05-08.

C. Amendments: Any property owner within the Barber Valley Specific Plan District may seek to amend the Barber Valley Specific Plan Zoning Ordinance or the Barber Valley Specific Plan pursuant to the Boise City Code provisions for zoning amendments.

D. Exceptions:

(1) The Planning Director may grant exceptions to any setback, frontage, parking or height restriction up to 20 percent of the applicable limit and may grant exceptions to any use restrictions on a case by case basis.

(2) The Planning and Zoning Commission may grant exceptions to any setback, frontage, parking or height restriction greater than 20 percent of the applicable limit.

(3) Any approval pursuant to this section shall be supported by each of the following findings:

(a) The exception is consistent with the Barber Valley Specific Plan; and

(b) The exception is justified based on unique circumstances of the proposed use or exceptional design features or the shape of the land.

(c) The exception would not cause undue adverse impacts on any other property.

(d) For any approval pursuant to subparagraph b, the exception meets the general conditional use criteria in the Boise City Zoning Ordinance.

(4) Applications pursuant to this section shall include such information as the Planning Director determines is necessary to make the applicable findings in subparagraph c.

(5) The decision on any requested exception may be appealed pursuant to the appeal provisions of the Boise City Code.

E. Periodic Review: The Planning Director may perform a review of the implementation of the Barber Valley Specific Plan not more frequently than every 1 year after approval of first final plat. The review may address any matters the Planning Director deems appropriate regarding the progress of the development, including but not limited to (a) the Transportation Management Association; (b) the Barber Valley Wildlife Mitigation Plan; and (c) traffic impacts until 2016. Any modification of the Barber Valley Specific Plan Zoning Ordinance may only occur after review by the Barber Valley Specific Plan Applicant and the Planning Director and in compliance with the applicable Boise City Code sections for zoning amendments and Idaho Code Section 67-6511(d).


6. Definitions: The following definitions apply to this Section. If any conflict exists with definitions in other parts of the Code, the following definitions control.

A. Assisted Living Apartment: A residential apartment or apartment complex that provides personal care services to senior citizens for daily living needs. Assisted living services are a coordinated array of supportive personal and health services available 24 hours a day to residents who have been assessed to need these services, including residents who require long term care. Assisted living services promote resident self-direction and participation in decisions that emphasize independence, individuality, privacy and dignity in a home-like surrounding.

B. Barber Valley Specific Plan Zoning Ordinance: Section 11-013-02 of the Boise City Code or successor section specifically setting forth zoning regulations for the Barber Valley Specific Plan District.

C. Barber Valley Specific Plan: The Specific Plan adopted for the Barber Valley Specific Plan District by the City of Boise on March 18, 2008, as maintained in the official records of the City, including subsequent modifications.

D. Barber Valley Specific Plan Applicant: Brighton Corporation or successor entities.

E. Barber Valley Specific Plan District: The area designated as the SP02 zone or successor designation on the City of Boise's zoning map and as shown on the Barber Valley Specific Plan Zoning Map (attached as Figure 11-013.6).

F. Continuing Care Retirement Community: A campus-style facility (multiple buildings on a single lot) that provides housing, personal services and health care, including nursing home care to people of retirement age. The community must provide a continuum of care to meet the needs of the individual residents, from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing care and, possibly, memory care support. Meals, housekeeping, linens, 24-hour security and recreational services usually are provided. Each individual resident enters into a contract with the retirement community that defines the type of housing and services to be provided and the fees that will be charged.

G. Memory Care Facility: Same as Skilled Nursing Facility except the residents also receive care for some form of memory impairment.

H. Skilled Nursing Facility: A residential facility that provides 24-hour supervision by licensed nurses. The care usually is prescribed by a physician. Emphasis is on medical care, supplemented by physical, occupational, speech and other types of therapies. Personal care services, such as help with meals, bathing, dressing and grooming are also provided along with social services, religious services and recreational activities. A nursing facility offers care for individuals suffering from chronic diseases or conditions that do not require the constant attention of physicians. Services are provided that address the individuals' personal care and social-emotional needs.



Figure 11-013.6: Barber Valley zoning map





Figure 11-013.7: Barber Valley land use Sub-districts




Figure 11-013.8: Barber Valley site plan