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VII.  LAND USE DESIGNATIONS

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Land Use Designation

Implementing Zoning Designations

Description

Park

PI

R-8.4

R-9.6

R-12

R-15

The park land use designation represents land within the City that is intended for public use consistent with the adopted Parks and Recreation Plan.

Linear Park (I-90)

PI

The linear park (I-90) land use designation primarily contains the Interstate 90 right-of-way. The land use designation is also improved with parks and recreational facilities (e.g. Aubrey Davis park, I-90 Outdoor Sculpture Gallery, etc) adjacent to and on the lid above the Interstate 90 freeway.

Open Space

PI

R-8.4

R-9.6

R-12

R-15

The open space use designation represents land within the City that should remain as predominantly unimproved open space consistent with the adopted Parks and Recreation Plan.

Commercial Office

CO

B

The commercial office land use designation represents commercial areas within Mercer Island, located outside of the Town Center, where the land use will be predominantly commercial office. Complementary land uses (e.g. healthcare uses, schools, places of worship, etc.) are also generally supported within this land use designation.

Neighborhood Business

PBZ

The neighborhood business land use designation represents commercial areas within Mercer Island, located outside of the Town Center, where the land uses will be predominantly a mix of small scale, neighborhood oriented business, office, service, public and residential uses.

Single Family Residential (R)

R-8.4

R-9.6

R-12

R-15

The single family residential land use designation (R) represents areas within Mercer Island where development will be predominantly single family residential neighborhoods. Complementary land uses (e.g. private recreation areas, schools, home businesses, public parks, etc) are generally supported within this land use designation.

Multifamily Residential (MF)

MF-2

MF-2L

MF-3

The multifamily residential land use (MF) represents areas within Mercer Island where the land use will be predominantly multifamily residential development. Complementary land uses (e.g. private recreation areas, schools, home businesses, public parks, etc) are generally supported within this land use designation.

Town Center (TC)

TC

The Town Center land use designation represents the area where land uses consistent with the small town character and the heart of Mercer Island will be located. This land use designation supports a mix of uses including outdoor pedestrian spaces, residential, retail, commercial, mixed-use and office-oriented businesses.

Public Facility

C-O

PI

R-8.4

R-9.6

R-15

TC

The public facility land use designation represents land within the City that is intended for public uses, including but not limited to schools, community centers, City Hall, and municipal services.

Community Facilities

CF

The community facilities use designation represents land within the City that is intended for community use including but not limited to private schools and other educational uses, religious facilities, and non-profit community centers and recreation facilities.

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