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Unless a different definition is provided below, the definitions in VMC Titles 11, 17, and 20 shall apply in this chapter.

“Average PM Peak Hour Corridor Travel Speed” means the critical direction average corridor speed established by the Director through sampling of the time it takes to drive the length of a corridor divided by corridor length.

“Concurrency Corridor” means a principal or minor arterial roadway extent identified in the Comprehensive Plan Transportation Element to which this Chapter applies.

“Concurrency Corridor Built to Ultimate Capacity” means a Concurrency Corridor designated by City Council ordinance as a Concurrency Corridor Built to Ultimate Capacity.

“Concurrent” means that transportation improvements or strategies necessary to address the transportation impacts of the development are in place at the time of development, or that a financial commitment is in place to complete the improvements or strategies within six years.

“Corridor Management Plan” means an access management, demand management, and multimodal mobility plan adopted by the City pursuant to VMC 11.95.080.

“Development” means any human-made change to improved or unimproved real estate including but not limited to: mining, dredging, filling, drilling, grading, paving, or excavation, storage of equipment or materials; any subdivision or short platting of land; the construction or re-construction of residential, commercial, industrial, public or any other building or building space. Development also includes the change in use of a building or land if approval is required pursuant to the Vancouver Municipal Code, Title 17 (Building Code). As related to the Tree Conservation Ordinance, development shall mean the division of a parcel of land into two or more parcels; the construction, reconstruction, conversion, structural alteration, relocation, or enlargement of any structure; any mining, excavation, landfill, clearing or land disturbance.

“Director” means the Director of Public Works or designee.

“Existing level of service” means the level of service on a transportation concurrency corridor as determined by the Director pursuant to the requirements of this chapter.

“ITE Manual” means the most recent Institute of Transportation Engineers Trip Generation, An ITE Informational Report and the most recent Institute of Transportation Engineers Trip Generation Handbook, An ITE Proposed Recommended Practice.

"Level of service" means an established minimum capacity of public facilities or services that must be provided per unit of demand or other appropriate measure of need. Level of service standards are synonymous with locally established minimum standards.

“Level of Service Standard” means concurrency corridor standards adopted by Vancouver City Council in the Comprehensive Plan.

“Manual” or “Administrative Manual” means the document published by the Director pursuant to VMC 11.95.050.

“Net New Trips” means trip generation calculated using ITE Manual methods for the proposed use less net pre-existing site trips as approved by the Director.

“Net Pre-existing Site Trips” means trip generation calculated using ITE Manual methods for a pre-existing site use as approved by the Director.

“PM Peak Hour” means the weekday PM hour with the highest hourly volume of traffic on the City’s streets adjusted for the day of the week and the month of the year, as determined by the Director.

“Regional Industry” means an industrial or commercial land use which provides significant community-wide or regional economic benefit through the creation of new economic growth and employment opportunity.

“Regional Public Facility” means a land use which is designed to serve the needs of the community or region affected by the impact(s) of development. Regional Public Facilities include: airports, colleges, hospitals, and regional parks or community centers. (Ord. M-4026 §15, 2012; Ord. M-4007 §2, 2011)