Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0320 - Definitions of Terms and Land Uses

The definitions in OAR 340-200-0020, 340-204-0010 and this rule apply in 340-242-0300 through 340-242-0390. If the same term is defined in this rule and 340-200-0020 or 340-204-0010, the definition in this rule applies in 340-242-0300 through 340-242-0390.

(1) General Definitions:
(a) "AQMA" means the Portland Air Quality Maintenance Area as defined in OAR 340-204-0010.
(b) "CCTMP" means the Central City Transportation Management Plan as defined by ordinance number 169535 and resolution number 35472, adopted by City of Portland City Council December 6, 1995, effective January 8, 1996.
(c) "Department" means the Department of Environmental Quality.
(d) "Director" means the Director or the Director's designee.
(e) "Employee Commute Options Program" or "Employee Commute Options Rule" means OAR 340-242-0010 through 340-242-0290.
(f) "Gross Floor Area" means the total area expressed in square feet of all floors of a building that include halls, stairwells, elevator shafts, basements, mezzanines or upper floors but excludes structured parking. Gross floor area is measured to the outside surfaces of exterior wall.
(g) "Gross Leasable Area" means total building area expressed in square feet designed for tenant occupancy and exclusive use that includes basements, mezzanines or upper floors, but does not include stairwells, elevator shafts. Gross leasable area is measured to the inside surfaces of exterior walls. Gross leasable area is that area for which tenant pays rent; it is the area that produces income.
(h) "OAR" means Oregon Administrative Rules.
(i) "Parking Ratio Permit" means a permit in letter form issued by the Department, bearing the signature of the Director or designee, that specifies the property owner's requirements under the parking ratio program.
(j) "Parking Ratio Program" means the Voluntary Parking Ratio Program, OAR 340-242-0300 through 340-242-0390.
(k) "Parking Space" means any off-street area of space below, above or at ground level, open or enclosed that is used for parking one motor vehicle at a time. If the property owner intends to stack cars (valet parking) on-site and off-site, the total area or areas used for parking must be calculated as parking spaces, not just the striped parking spaces. This does not include handicapped parking spaces officially designated pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
(l) "Property Owner" means individual, corporation, partnership, limited partnership (reflecting the proposed development), association, government, firm or joint stock company who owns title to real property.
(2) Land Use Definitions:
(a) "Bank with Drive-In and Walk-In" means banking facilities for motorists remaining in a vehicle and for someone walking into the building.
(b) "Commercial Retail" means either a free standing store or an integrated group of retail establishments planned, developed and managed as a unit. These retail facilities offer a variety of products, but do not include a separate grocery store.
(c) "Fast-food Restaurant with Drive-In Window" means a fast food restaurant with motor vehicle drive-in window order service.
(d) "General Office" means an office usually housing single or multiple tenants including, but not limited to, professional services; characterized by landscaped office park or campus-type atmosphere; a group of buildings where the tenant space is flexible to house a variety of uses including, but not limited to, start-up companies or small mature companies that require a variety of space, such as research and development, engineering, or biotechnology; or a facility that houses one or more agencies of city, county, state, federal or other governmental unit. These facilities may also include tenant and support services including, but not limited to, banks, restaurants and other small retail support services.
(e) "Light Industrial, Industrial Park, Manufacturing" means an area containing a number of industrial or related facilities such as office, warehouse, research and associated functions, manufacturing and fabrication; facilities that are diversified which may have a large number of small businesses and others with one or two dominant industries; or facilities with features including, but not limited to, craneways, heavy power, grade and/or dock level doors.
(f) "Medical Clinic/Hospital/Dental Clinic" means a facility that provides diagnostic outpatient care and is equipped to provide prolonged in-patient medical care.
(g) "Movie Theater" means indoor cinemas showing motion pictures. Live stage performances are not included in this land use.
(h) "Other Restaurants" means other establishments serving food for immediate consumption that are not classified as fast food with drive-in.
(i) "Place of Worship" means church, synagogue or other religious facility.
(j) "Schools" means a facility attended by students, including senior high school, junior college, technical college and university levels.
(k) "Sports Club and Recreational Facilities" means a facility offering multiple types of fitness activities including, but not limited to, basketball, tennis, racquetball, volleyball and basketball courts, weight training, aerobics, jazzercise, running. The facility may also include a sauna, swimming pool, game rooms and/or meeting rooms.
(l) "Supermarket" means a retail store selling a complete assortment of food and food preparation materials, household items, and other retail items; may include pharmacies, delicatessens, and snack bars.
(m) "Tennis and Racquetball Courts" means a facility where the predominant activity is tennis courts and/or racquetball courts; it may include exercise facilities.
(n) "Warehouse" means a facility that is primarily devoted to the storage of materials, but may also include some office and maintenance areas.

NOTE: These rules are included in the State of Oregon Clean Air Act Implementation Plan as adopted by the Environmental Quality Commission under OAR 340-200-0040.


Or. Admin. R. 340-242-0320
DEQ 17-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-14-96; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from 340-030-1160

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468.020

Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.363

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