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Record No: CB 119146    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119146
Type: Council Bill (CB) Status: In Committee
Current Controlling Legislative Body Parks, Seattle Center, Libraries, and Waterfront Committee
Final Action:
Ordinance No:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Sections 23.42.106 and 23.42.118 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); to modify standards for the expansion of nonconforming uses and structures.
Sponsors: Debora Juarez
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att 1 - Map of Seattle Asian Art Museum, 3. Director's Report
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to land use and zoning; amending Sections 23.42.106 and 23.42.118 of the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC); to modify standards for the expansion of nonconforming uses and structures.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 23.42.106 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 124919, is amended as follows:
23.42.106 Expansion of nonconforming uses
A. A structure occupied by a nonconforming residential use may be maintained, repaired, renovated, or structurally altered, but may not be expanded or extended, except:
1. As otherwise required by law or as necessary to improve access for the elderly or disabled; or
2. To construct or modify minor structural features on the principal structure including, but not limited to, exterior decks and balconies, bay windows, dormers, eaves, and solar collectors added to a principal structure, or a new or expanded accessory structure may be constructed; provided that the addition or new accessory structure conforms to the development standards of the zone.
3. To construct or expand an accessory structure, provided that the addition or new structure conforms to the development standards of the zone.
B. In addition to the standards in subsection 23.42.106.A, a structure in a single-family zone occupied by a nonconforming residential use may be allowed to expand subject to the following:
1. The number of dwelling units shall not be increased, except as may be allowed pursuant to Section 23.40.040 or Section 23.44.015.
2. For a nonconforming residential use that is not a multifamily use, except as may be allowed pursuant to Section 23.40.040 or Section 23.44.015, the number of residents may not be increased beyond the maximum number that was allowed by the standards of the zone at the time of approval; if...

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