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17.13.020 Definitions.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 173386, 173565, 174617, 176511 and 181669, effective January 1, 2009.)

 

A.  “Accessory Dwelling Unit” means a second dwelling unit created on a single lot with a single-family or a manufactured housing dwelling unit.  The second unit is created auxiliary to, and is always smaller than the single family or manufactured housing unit.

 

B.  “Administrator” means that person, or designee, appointed by the City Council to manage and implement this Parks and Recreation SDC program.

 

C.  “Alternative System Development Charge” means an SDC established pursuant to Section 17.13.080 of this Chapter.

 

D.  “Applicant” means the person who applies for a building permit.

 

E.  “Application” means the Parks SDC Information Form together with other required forms and documents submitted at the time of application for a building permit.

 

F.  “Building Official” means that person, or designee, certified by the State and designated as such to administer the State Building Codes for the City.

 

G.  “Building Permit” means that permit issued by the City Building Official pursuant to the State of Oregon Structural Specialty Code Section 301 or as amended, and the State of Oregon One and Two Family Dwelling Code Section R-109 or as amended.  In addition, Building Permit shall mean the Manufactured Home Installation Permit issued by the City Building Official, relating to the placement of manufactured homes in the City. 

 

H.  “Central City” means the area identified in the SDC Methodology Report as the Central City Service Area, and whose boundaries are included on the map in the SDC Methodology Report.  This area is also referred to as the Central City sub-area. 

 

I.  “City” means the City of Portland, Oregon.

 

J.  “Comprehensive Plan” means the City’s generalized, coordinated land use map and policy statement that interrelated all functional and natural systems and activities relating to the use of lands, including but not limited to sewer, water and transportation systems, educational and recreation facilities and natural resources and air and water quality management programs.

 

K.  “Condition of Development Approval” is any requirement imposed on an Applicant by a City land use or limited land use decision, site plan approval or Building Permit either by operation of law, including but not limited to the City Code or Rule or regulation adopted thereunder, or a condition of approval.

 

L.  “Cost Index” related to construction costs means the Seattle Area Engineering News Record (ENR) Construction Cost Index and related to land acquisition costs means the change in average market value of residential and commercial land in the City, according to the records of the Multnomah County Tax Assessor.

 

M.  “Credit” means the amount by which an Applicant may be able to reduce the SDC fee as provided in this Chapter.

 

N.  "Dependent Care Facility" means a facility in which the resident cannot perform any part of activities of daily living;  it must be done entirely by someone else.

 

O.  “Development” means a building or other land construction, or making a physical change in the use of a structure or land, in a manner which increases the usage of parks and recreation capital improvements or which may contribute to the need for additional or enlarged parks and recreation capital facilities.

 

P.  “Director” means the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Recreation for the City of Portland.

 

Q.  “Duplex” means two attached single-family dwelling units on a single lot.

 

R.  “Dwelling Unit” means a building or a portion of a building consisting of one or more rooms which include sleeping, cooking, and plumbing facilities and are arranged and designed as living quarters for one family or household.

 

S.  “Employee” means any person who received remuneration for services, and whose services are directed and controlled either by the employee (self-employed) or by another person or organization.

 

T.  “Manufactured Housing” means a Dwelling Unit constructed for movement on the public highways that has sleeping, cooking and plumbing facilities, that is intended for human occupancy, that is being used for residential purposes and that was constructed in accordance with federal Manufactured Housing construction and safety standards and regulations in effect at the time of construction.

 

U.  “Manufactured Housing Park” means any place where four or more Manufactured Housing Dwelling Units are located within 500 feet of one another on a lot, tract or parcel of land under the same ownership, the primary purpose of which is to rent or lease space or keep space for rent or lease to any person for a charge or fee paid or to be paid for the rental or lease or use of facilities or to offer space free in connection with securing the trade or patronage of such person.  “Manufactured Housing Park” does not include a lot or lots located within a subdivision being rented or leased for occupancy by no more than one Manufactured Housing Dwelling Unit per lot.

 

V.  “Minimum standards” for the City’s park requirements are described and quantified in Parks 2020 Vision and the “SDC Methodology Report”.

 

W.  “Multi-family Dwelling Unit” means a portion of a building consisting of one or more rooms including living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation facilities arranged and designed as permanent living quarters for one family or household; attached to two or more dwelling units by one or more common vertical walls; and with more than one dwelling unit on one lot. This term includes, but is not limited to, triplex, quadraplex, condominium ownership, and apartment structures containing three (3) or more dwelling units.

 

X.   “Non-Central City” means all portions of the City outside the Central City Service Area.

 

Y.   “Non-Residential Development” means development which does not include dwelling units.

 

Z.  “New Development” means Development for which a Building Permit is required.

 

AA.  “Non-profit” means an entity that is certified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

BB.   “Occupancy Group Codes” means the use codes (A-1, B, H, e.g.) in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, “Use and Occupancy Classification.”

 

CC.   “Occupancy Use Types” means the occupancy classifications in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, “Use and Occupancy Classification.”

 

DD.  “Parks and Recreation SDC Capital Improvement Plan” also called the Parks and Recreation SDC-CIP, means the City program set forth in the “SDC Methodology Report” that identifies all of the major parks and recreation system and facilities capacity-increasing improvements projected to be funded with Parks and Recreation SDC revenues.

 

EE.  “Permit” means a Building Permit.

 

FF.  “Previous use” means the most intensive use conducted at a particular property within the past 36 months from the date of completed Application.  Where the site was used simultaneously for several different uses (mixed use) then, for the purposes of this Chapter, all of the specific use categories shall be considered.  Where one us of the site accounted for 70% or more of the total area used, then that dominant use will be deemed to be the sole Previous Use of the site.  Where the Previous Use is composed of a primary use with one or more ancillary uses that support the primary use and are owned and operated in common, that primary use shall be deemed to be the sole Previous Use of the property for purposes of this Chapter.

 

GG.  “Proposed use” means the use proposed by the Applicant for the New Development.  Where the Applicant proposes several different uses (mixed use) for the New Development then, for purposes of this Chapter, all of the specific use categories shall be considered.  Where the Proposed Use is composed of a primary use with one or more ancillary uses that support the primary Proposed Use and are owned and operated in common, that primary use shall be deemed to be the sole Proposed Use of the property for purposes of this Chapter.

 

HH.  “Qualified Public Improvement” means any parks and recreation system capital facility or conveyance of an interest in real property that:

 

1.  increases the capacity of the City’s Parks and Recreation System;

 

2.  pertains to the park categories defined in Parks 2020 or in the Park SDC/CIP: local access, city-wide access, regional, urban, neighborhood or community parks, botanic and community gardens trails, or habitat.  If the proposed donation is a habitat, it must be adjacent to a Portland Parks property, or it must be a minimum of 3 contiguous acres with at least 66% of its area covered by the City’s environmental overlay zone.  If the proposed donation is a trail, it must be designated as a recreational trail on the City’s Comprehensive Plan;

 

3.  is approved by the Director of Parks; and

 

4.  is in any of the following categories:

 

a.  Is a capital improvement listed on the City’s Parks and Recreation SDC-CIP or two year funded list of City of Portland Parks and Recreation Capital Improvement Program, regardless of the improvement’s proximity to the Applicant’s New Development site, and is not a Real Property Interest already committed by contract or other obligation to public recreational use;

 

b.  Is a public recreational trail improvement within the Willamette River Greenway overlay zone as designated on the Official Zoning Maps within the Central City plan boundary, and that exceeds all development standards currently contained in PCC Title 33 (Chapter 33.440, 33.272, and 33.248).  Credits will be given for improvements which will result in enhancement for habitat or public recreational use on the landward side of the top of the bank.  Credits will be valued at 100% of the value of Real Property Interests that ensures perpetual public access (subject to reasonable temporary closures) and/or improvements that occur on the land-ward side of the required 25’ minimum Greenway setback width, if the increase of width is at least 5’.  The credit transfer mechanism described in 17.13.070 E is applicable to Real Property Interests at 25 percent of its appraised value.  The use of Greenway credit transfers are valid only for New Development within the Central City, and is not available to Applicants that are using the Willamette River Greenway Bonus Option described in City Code 33.510.210 C. 9.

Reasonable improvements within the required 25’ minimum Greenway setback shall also receive full Credit only for improvements that exceed the current basic required standards described in PCC Title 33 (Chapters 33.440, 33.272, and 33.248) or landscaping or mitigation plantings that are required as a Condition of Development Approval.  The Credit transfer mechanism described in 17.13.070 E is not applicable to Greenway improvements.  Greenway improvement SDC Credits may be used only on the New Development that included the Greenway improvement, including subsequent phases of multi-phase Development.

 

c.  Is a conveyance of Real Property Interests or capital improvements for public recreational use that is required as a condition of development approval.  For purposes of this section, the phrase “required as a condition of development approval” means

 

(1)   requirements to construct improvements or convey Real Property Interests for public recreational use that are imposed as specifically listed conditions pursuant to a Code provision authorizing such conditions, or

 

(2)  features of a development that are specifically stated as an element of a proposal that is approved by the review body.

 

d.  An improvement or conveyance of Real Property Interests for parks and recreational use which does not otherwise meet the requirements of this section, is not already committed by contract or other obligation to public recreational use, and in the opinion of the Director of Parks in his or her reasonable discretion the improvement or conveyance serves the City’s public parks and recreation needs as well or better than the improvements or conveyance described above.

 

5.  Conveyances of Real Property Interests or capital improvements for public recreational use specified in a development agreement between the City and a developer entered into after the effective date of this Ordinance are excluded from the definition of “qualified public improvement” unless the development agreement specifically provides otherwise.  If the development agreement does include conveyances of Real Property Interests that are intended to be eligible for Parks SDC Credits, the value of the Real Property Interests must be established at the time the development agreement is finalized by the appraisal methods described in 17.13.070.  The date of valuation is the date of the final development agreement.  If there are subsequent amendments to the development agreement, the date of valuation will be the date of the original development agreement unless otherwise specified in future amendments.

 

6.  In addition to capital improvements described in section 17.13.020 HH.1. through 5., the term “qualified public improvement” also includes agreements for long-term enhanced maintenance of park facilities within the City’s Parks and Recreation System, provided the following requirements are met:

    

a.  The Parks and Recreation System facilities for which enhanced maintenance is provided are located within the Central City Plan District as identified in PCC chapter 33.510;

 

b.  The long-term maintenance obligations are specifically described in a binding agreement that contains adequate financial assurances to ensure performance of the maintenance obligations for the duration of the agreement;

 

c.  The Parks Director has determined the net present value of the maintenance obligations in order to establish the amount of SDC credits; and

 

d.  The Parks Director has determined, in each instance where long-term maintenance obligations are accepted, that acceptance of the long-term maintenance obligations will promote the interests of the City’s Parks and Recreation System as well or better than acceptance of capital improvements.

 

II.   “Rate Group” means one of four rates or groups of rates, each of which has its own percentage split between land costs and development costs as follows:

 

 

 

Central City

Non Central-City

Residential

55% Land Portion

45% Development Portion

55% Land Portion

45% Development Portion

Non-Residential

53% Land Portion

47% Development Portion

57% Land Portion

43% Development Portion

 

 

JJ.  “Real Property Interests” means fee title, easement, or other permanent interests in real property as documented in a written conveyance.

 

KK.  “Remodel” or “remodeling” means to alter, expand or replace an existing structure.

 

LL.   “Resident Equivalent” means a measure of the impact on parks and recreation facility needs created by non-residential development, as compared to the impact of a resident.

 

MM.  “Row house” means an attached single-family Dwelling Unit on a single lot.

 

NN.    “Single-Family Dwelling Unit” shall mean a building or a portion of a building consisting of one or more rooms including living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation facilities arranged and designed as permanent living quarters for one family or household; may be attached to one or more than one other dwelling units by one or more vertical walls.  In addition to detached single family dwelling units, this definition also includes duplex, zero-lot-line, townhouse, and row house dwelling units designed for one family or household.

 

OO.  “SDC Methodology Report” means the methodology report entitled Parks System Development Charge Methodology Update Report, dated March 5, 2008 and adopted as Exhibit B to Ordinance 181669.

 

PP.  "Single Room Occupancy Unit (SRO)" means one dwelling unit that provides a living unit that has a separate sleeping area and some combination of shared bath or toilet facilities.  The structure may or may not have separate or shared cooking facilities for the residents.  "SRO" includes structures commonly called residential hotels and rooming houses.

 

QQ.  “Temporary use” means a construction trailer or other non-permanent structure.

 

RR.    “Town House” means an attached single-family Dwelling Unit on a shared lot.


Title 17 Public Improveme
Chapter 17.04 Definitions
Chapter 17.06 Administration of Public Works Permitting
Chapter 17.08 Local Improvement Procedure
Chapter 17.12 Assessments
Chapter 17.13 Parks and Recreation System Development Charge
Chapter 17.14 Financing Systems Development Charges
Chapter 17.15 Transportation System Development Charge
Chapter 17.16 General Provisions
Chapter 17.18 General Obligation Improvement Warrants
Chapter 17.19 Northwest Transportation Fund
Chapter 17.20 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.23 Special Traffic Control District
Chapter 17.24 Permits
Chapter 17.25 Sidewalk Cafes
Chapter 17.26 Sidewalk Vendors
Chapter 17.27 Structural Driveways
Chapter 17.28 Sidewalks, Curbs and Driveways
Chapter 17.30 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.32 Public Sewer and Drainage System Permits, Connections and Maintenance
Chapter 17.33 Required Public Sewer Connection
Chapter 17.34 Sanitary Discharges
Chapter 17.35 Septage Discharge
Chapter 17.36 Sewer User Charges
Chapter 17.37 Downspout Disconnection
Chapter 17.38 Drainage and Water Quality
Chapter 17.39 Storm System Discharges
Chapter 17.40 Protection of Public Right-of-Way
Chapter 17.41 Landslide Abatement
Chapter 17.42 Property Owner Responsibility for Streets
Chapter 17.44 Street Obstructions
Chapter 17.45 Advertising on Bus Benches
Chapter 17.46 Newsracks
Chapter 17.48 Moving Buildings
Chapter 17.52 Trees
Chapter 17.56 Public Utilitites
Chapter 17.60 Underground Wiring Districts
Chapter 17.64 Protection of City Owned Telecommunications Line and Equipment, Street Lighing and Traffic Signal Systems
Chapter 17.68 Street Lights
Chapter 17.72 (Repealed)
Chapter 17.76 Fuel Tanks
Chapter 17.80 Plats and Dedications
Chapter 17.82 Land Divisions
Chapter 17.84 Street Vacations
Chapter 17.88 Street Access
Chapter 17.92 Street Designation
Chapter 17.93 Renaming City Streets
Chapter 17.96 Surveys, Elevations and Monuments
Chapter 17.100 Remedies and Penalties
Chapter 17.102 Solid Waste & Recycling Collection
Chapter 17.103 Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bags