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The following uses shall be permitted within the S-RP Riverfront Park Special Area Zone, pursuant to EC 9.3725 S-RP Riverfront Park Special Area Zone Review Procedures.

(1) Primary Uses. The following activities and uses are considered to be the primary types to be encouraged within this zone:

(a) Programs and activities carried out by institutions of the Oregon State System of Higher Education.

(b) Laboratories, offices, and other non-manufacturing facilities for basic or applied research and development that complement the research and educational activities of the Oregon State System of Higher Education in general or the University of Oregon in particular.

(c) Conference facilities and meeting rooms.

(2) Manufacturing Uses. Prototype and product manufacturing or production is permitted, provided:

(a) The manufacturing is directly related to a primary use located within the zone.

(b) The area devoted to manufacturing does not exceed 40 percent of the gross floor area devoted or applied to the primary use to which the manufacturing is related.

(3) Accessory and Supporting Uses. Accessory and supporting uses are permitted, provided that the gross floor area devoted to the accessory and supporting functions does not exceed 25 percent of the gross floor area within a development site. (As used in this and subsequent sections of the S-RP zone provisions, the term “development site” means the total land area under common control, such as the total area subject to a land lease). Examples of accessory and supporting uses include: retail sales of goods and food service such as book stores, office supplies, delicatessen, and similar activities; service functions such as finance, day care, and similar activities; administrative and office support functions; accessory manufacturing activities such as specialized machining; indoor storage and distribution when integral to a primary use within the zone; multiple-unit dwellings; and recreational facilities. Recreational facilities available to the general public at no cost shall not be classified as accessory or supporting uses when computing the floor area under the 25-percent limitation stipulated above.

(4) Interim Uses. It is anticipated that development within the S-RP zone will occur incrementally. At any time there may be space available for lease either as a result of construction of new facilities or relocation of tenants within a development site. Interim use of vacant space for general or professional office use is only permitted, subject to the following limitations:

(a) The space to be devoted to interim use must have been vacant for at least 3 months.

(b) The gross floor area devoted to interim uses shall not exceed 40 percent of the gross floor area in a development site during the first 10 years following issuance of the first certificate of occupancy and shall not exceed 20 percent of the gross floor area in the development at any time thereafter.

(c) The maximum term of a lease or sublease for interim space utilization permitted here shall not exceed 5 years.

Prior to allowing occupancy of any space within a development site for interim use, the owner or developer shall obtain a certificate of occupancy for that space and submit the following data to the planning and development director:

(d) Data verifying compliance with subsections (4)(a) and (4)(b) above.

(e) A copy of the lease or sublease agreement which sets forth the term of that lease or sublease.

Any structure located within the zone that is constructed and used by the Oregon State System of Higher Education shall be excluded in the computation of gross floor area when calculating the percentage of the development site that may be devoted to interim use.

(Section 9.3710, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02; amended by Ordinance No. 20667, enacted May 24, 2022, effective June 25, 2022.)