A. Parking Location—General Requirements for Residential Uses.
a. Single-Family (One-Unit Dwelling) or Two-Unit Dwelling. Parking may be located within the front or street side setbacks on a driveway that meets city design standards or within the rear or interior side setbacks. This exception does not apply to:
(1) Easement access lots;
(2) Historic overlay zones, if applicable; or
(2) Within the rear setback when (A) meeting outdoor and common area requirements (Chapter 19.09 EMC); (B) when meeting landscaping and screening requirements (Chapter 19.35); and (C) when not abutting a single-family (R-S, R-1, R-2, R-2(A)) zone.
(3) When parking is located below grade, parking may be located within any required setback if situated completely below grade, and the required landscaping can be provided on top of the below-grade parking structure.
3. Private Access Drives. Parking on any private access drive shall be prohibited except when authorized through a land division or other land use permit. Off-street parking may be located adjacent to an approved access drive outside of the minimum required dimensions of the access drive. Where applicable, the homeowners’ association shall be responsible for enforcing this requirement.
5. Historic Overlay. Off-street parking in an historic overlay zone shall not be located closer to the public street than the building located closest to the street unless approved by the planning director due to street topography which precludes other placement.
B. Parking Location—General Requirements for Nonresidential Uses.
2. For nonresidential uses, required off-street parking shall be located on property within five hundred feet of the building or use which it is required to serve. This distance shall be measured along the access route. The property upon which the off-street parking is provided shall be located in the same zone as, or a zone which allows, the use for which the parking is required.
3. Separation of Surface Parking Lots from Public Right-of-Way.
b. For all other streets, surface parking lots shall be set back either ten feet from the public sidewalk, or five feet from the property line, whichever is greater. The intent of this requirement is to provide a minimum ten-foot landscape separation between surface parking lots and public streets in accordance with Chapter 19.35 EMC.
C. Parking Location Requirements, Metro Everett.
1. Separation of Surface Parking from Public Right-of-Way. All surface parking lots within Metro Everett shall have a minimum front setback of forty feet. For corner lots, the minimum setback from a street side lot line shall be five feet. Exception: within the Light Industrial 1 zone, the minimum front setback for surface parking shall be fifteen feet. Where surface parking is provided, it shall be separated from any public sidewalk by a minimum of five feet to allow screening/landscaping in accordance with Chapter 19.35 EMC.
D. Parking Location—Alley Requirements for Multifamily and Nonresidential. Structured parking garages accessed from the rear with no internal turnaround shall be set back at least twenty-five feet from the far side of the alley, except as otherwise approved by city engineer. (Ord. 3774-20 § 8 (Exh. 6), 2020; Ord. 3672-19 § 10, 2019; Ord. 3616-18 § 2 (Exh. 1), 2018.)