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(1) Design Standards. Except for multifamily structures, the following design standards shall apply to all newly constructed or newly placed dwellings in the RT, R-S-20, R-S-12, R-S-1, R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4 districts:

(a) The main entry doors of all dwellings must face the street on which the dwelling is addressed;

(b) A minimum of 30 square feet of glazing must be on the portion of the dwelling facing the street. Dwellings with less than 32 square feet of glazing must contain covered porches with a minimum of a four-foot overhang;

(c) All entry porches/landing areas must be constructed as an integral part of the dwelling architecture;

(d) The main roof of all dwellings shall have a minimum 5/12 pitch; except dwellings with less than a 5/12 pitch legally established as of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall be permitted to be rebuilt, altered, enlarged or remodeled without the roof being changed to a 5/12 pitch; and except for flat-pitched roofs (roofs with a pitch of 1/12 or less) and/or shed-style roofs with varying pitches as part of an architecturally integrated design.

(e) Eave overhangs are required and shall be a minimum of 12 inches;

(f) Dwellings with 4/12 pitch roofs may be permitted, provided the main roof includes one or more secondary roofs intersecting the main roof at right angles. The secondary roof must have a pitch of 5/12 or greater;

(g) No false or artificial dormers are permitted, except fenestrated false or artificial dormers on roofs with at least a 5/12 pitch;

(h) All foundation walls must be poured concrete or masonry block;

(i) All dwellings must be permanently connected to foundations, and must meet seismic and wind loading standards for Franklin County, Washington;

(j) No more than 12 inches of foundation wall can be exposed on the walls facing a street;

(k) All siding must be durable materials, such as brick, masonry, stucco, vinyl, exterior-grade wood, or exterior-grade composites, each with a lifespan of at least 20 years under normal conditions;

(l) All siding must extend below the top of the foundation one and one-half to two inches. A bottom trim board does not qualify as siding and cannot be used to cover the top of the foundation;

(m) All trim materials around windows, doors, corners, and other areas of the dwelling must be cedar or other City-approved materials that are not subject to deterioration;

(n) All electric meters must be securely attached to an exterior side wall of the dwelling. Meters are not permitted to face the street upon which the dwelling is addressed;

(o) All additions and/or other architectural features must be designed and permanently connected to the dwelling so as to be an integral part of the dwelling;

(p) Primary driveways shall terminate into an architecturally integrated garage or carport. No parking pad is permitted in front of a dwelling unless such pad leads to a garage or carport;

(q) At least one required off-street parking space must be located behind the front building setback line of the dwelling.

(2) Exceptions. Exceptions to the design standards may be granted through the special permit process based upon review of the criteria listed in PMC 25.200.080. [Ord. 4358 § 1, 2017; Ord. 4110 § 26, 2013; Ord. 3731 § 23, 2005; Code 1970 § 25.70.085.]