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22.38.030 General provisions.
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Essential public facilities shall comply with all applicable provisions of the following:

A. Development Standards.

1. Terminology. Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions provided in Chapter 22.12 MMC, Definitions, shall apply to this title.

2. Other Applicable Regulations. All essential public facilities shall comply with all applicable provisions of this title, including the following:

a. Design Standards and Open Space Requirements. Development shall comply with all applicable design standards and open space requirements in Chapter 22.42 MMC, Design Standards.

b. Landscaping. Development shall comply with all applicable landscaping standards in Chapter 22.46 MMC, Landscaping Standards.

c. Off-Street Parking. Off-street parking shall meet the applicable requirements in Chapter 22.44 MMC, Parking Standards and Design.

d. Temporary Uses. Temporary uses shall meet the applicable requirements in Chapter 22.60 MMC, Temporary Uses.

e. Essential Public Facilities. Land uses that are designated as essential public facilities shall meet the applicable requirements in this chapter.

f. Signage. Signage shall meet the applicable requirements in Chapter 22.50 MMC, Signs.

g. Critical Areas Regulations. Development shall comply with all applicable critical areas regulations in Chapter 22.80 MMC, Critical Areas.

B. Types of Essential Public Facilities. Essential public facilities are those public facilities that are typically difficult to site, but are necessary and important in the provision of public systems and services. Land uses classified as essential public facilities are identified in RCW 36.70A.200 and WAC 365-196-550, as amended, and include the following:

1. Airports;

2. State education facilities;

3. State or regional transportation facilities;

4. Transportation facilities of statewide significance as defined in RCW 47.06.140;

5. Regional transit authority facilities as defined under RCW 81.112.020;

6. State and local correctional facilities;

7. Solid waste handling facilities;

8. In-patient facilities, including substance abuse facilities;

9. Mental health facilities; and

10. Any facility on the state ten-year capital plan maintained by the Office of Financial Management.

C. Essential Public Facility Classifications.

1. Local Essential Public Facility. A local essential public facility is owned, operated, or sponsored by the city of Monroe, a special purpose district, or another unit of local government, and which serves the city-wide population.

2. State Essential Public Facility. A state essential public facility is owned, operated, or sponsored by the state of Washington.

3. Regional Essential Public Facility. A regional essential public facility is owned, operated, or sponsored by a regional or federal agency whose boundaries encompass the city, and which serves the countywide population or an area that is greater than the city limits.

D. Inventory of Existing Monroe Essential Public Facilities. Several essential public facilities are currently located within the boundaries of the city of Monroe. These essential public facilities specifically include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. City of Monroe Ingraham Hill Reservoir.

2. City of Monroe Municipal Campus, including City Hall, Police Building, and Public Works Facilities.

3. City of Monroe Trombley Hill Reservoir.

4. City of Monroe Wastewater Treatment Plant.

5. Everett Community College East County Campus.

6. Evergreen Health Monroe Hospital.

7. Fire District No. 7 Facilities.

8. First Air Field Airport. (Ord. 005/2019 § 10 (Exh. B))

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