18.70.090 Design and development standards.
A recreational vehicle park shall be designed and developed to meet or exceed the following standards:
(1) Park Density. The number of park spaces shall not exceed 20 spaces per gross acre or fraction thereof. The park density may be reduced as a condition of the conditional use permit.
(2) Park Size. The minimum recreational vehicle park size shall be as set forth in Table 2, ECMC 18.45.020, excluding critical areas.
(3) Park Spaces. Each park space shall be a minimum of 24 feet width and contain an improved pad for parking a recreational vehicle or recreational park trailer.
(4) Underground Utilities. All utilities shall be installed underground.
(5) Street Access. A recreational vehicle park road at a street intersection shall be designed for safe, convenient, and limited ingress and egress to minimize friction with free movement of traffic on adjacent streets. The street access shall conform to city driveway and access control standards. The street access shall be designed for a minimum of 100 feet sight distance for grade intersection with stop control. Sight distance is defined as the distance that a driver of a stopped vehicle on a park road can see along the street in either direction, as compared to the distance required for safe operation. The city engineer may increase the required sight distance based on accepted intersection design principles.
(6) Overflow Parking Area. At least one improved, overflow parking area shall be provided in a convenient park location. The paved area shall accommodate at least one nine-foot by 20-foot parking space per eight park spaces.
(7) Internal Park Roads and Walkways. All internal park roads and walkways shall be privately owned and maintained and meet the following standards:
(a) All park roads shall be hard surfaced such as chip seal, black top, concrete, or pavers.
(b) The main or central road through the park shall have a width of not less than 28 feet exclusive of parking lanes.
(c) Roads other than the main road shall have a width of not less than 14 feet per each travel lane.
(d) One-way roads shall be permitted only where drive-through park spaces are provided. One-way roads shall have a width of not less than 12 feet.
(e) Parking lanes shall have a width of not less than 10 feet.
(f) All walkways shall be not less than five feet in unobstructed width.
(8) Open Space Recreation. A minimum of 20 percent of the recreational vehicle park area, excluding the area dedicated to permitted uses, accessory uses, and critical areas, shall be set aside and maintained for guest open space recreation. The open space shall be accessible and usable. The area requirement may be reduced to 15 percent if substantial and appropriate recreational facilities such as recreational buildings, swimming pool or tennis courts are provided.
(9) Limitation on Area Covered by Accessory Uses. A maximum of five percent of a recreational park area may be covered by the sum of the areas in accessory uses listed in Chapter 18.40 ECMC.
(10) Setbacks. All park spaces, buildings, and structures other than fencing and utilities equipment shall be set back the following minimum distances from the recreational vehicle park boundary as shown on the binding site plan:
(a) Fifteen feet from the front lot line of an interior or through lot.
(b) Fifteen feet from the front and exterior side lot lines of a corner lot.
(c) Ten feet from the interior side or rear lot lines.
(11) Buffer Landscaping and Fencing. A 10-foot width, Type II landscaping buffer, as described in ECMC 18.47.040, and a minimum six-foot-height fence shall be installed along all sides of the recreational vehicle park boundary, except along any shoreline. The fence is not required to be sight-obscuring. Both the landscaping buffer and the fence shall be installed according to a landscape plan that has been submitted and approved per ECMC 18.47.030. The landscape plan shall meet the general requirements of Chapter 18.47 ECMC. The landscaping buffer shall be maintained per ECMC 18.47.070. A fence installation permit is required prior to installing the fence.
(12) Signs. The following signs may be permitted in a recreational vehicle park:
(a) One directional or freestanding sign at park entrance as part of site plan review and approval, in conformance with Chapter 18.60 ECMC.
(b) Building signs that are directed toward persons traveling in street or highway right-of-way, as part of site plan review and approval and in conformance with Chapter 18.60 ECMC.
(c) Warning/directional signs needed for recreational vehicle park operations.
(d) Signs required by state law and rules, state and city codes, and city ordinances.
(13) Utilities. All utilities within the park shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with all applicable codes.
(a) Full Utility Hookups. Electricity, water, and sewer connections and a watering station for filling recreational vehicle water storage tanks shall be provided to at least 75 percent of all park spaces in a recreational vehicle park campground and 100 percent of the spaces in a recreational vehicle park extended stay.
(b) Sanitary Dumping Stations. Each recreational vehicle park shall be provided with sanitary dumping stations in the ratio of one for every 100 recreational vehicle sites or fractional part thereof. Sanitary stations shall consist of at least a trapped four-inch sewer riser pipe collected to the sewage disposal system and surrounded at the inlet end by a concrete apron sloped to the drain and provided with a suitable hinged cover; and, a water outlet, with the necessary appurtenances connected to the water supply system to permit periodic wash down of the immediate adjacent areas. A sign shall be posted near the water outlet indicating that this water is for flushing and cleaning purposes only, not for drinking. Sanitary dumping stations are not allowed in recreational vehicle parks extended stay.
(c) Solid Waste Collection. Refuse containers shall be placed in convenient locations throughout the recreational vehicle park. Refuse containers shall be screened from public view on three sides. All recreational vehicle parks shall be maintained free of litter and garbage. At least one large refuse bin shall be placed according to the approved site plan.
(d) Stormwater Drainage. All stormwater drainage shall be contained in the park, unless the approved recreational vehicle park construction plans allow connection to the city storm drain system.
(14) Restroom and Shower Facilities. One restroom and shower facility shall be provided and properly identified for each gender. Additional restroom and shower facilities may be provided. Each restroom and shower facility shall contain one toilet, one shower, and one sink per gender per 25 park spaces. The showers shall have hot and cold running water. (Ord. 592 § 11, 2022; Ord. 439 § 1, 2011)