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A. Within the shoreline jurisdiction, uses shall conform to all applicable provisions of this chapter.

B. In the shoreline jurisdiction of the Snohomish River, a shoreline of statewide significance, preference shall be given, in the following order, to new uses that:

1. Recognize and protect the statewide interest over local interest;

2. Preserve the natural character of the shoreline;

3. Result in long-term over short-term benefit;

4. Protect the resources and ecology of the shoreline;

5. Increase public access to publicly owned areas of the shorelines; and

6. Increase recreational opportunities for the public in the shoreline.

C. For a use to be allowed in the shoreline, it must be a permitted use or conditional use in the underlying land use designation and in this chapter. Within the shoreline jurisdiction, the provisions of this chapter may impose conditions or limitations in addition to those specified by other chapters of this title, Land Use Development Code.

D. Uses not specifically addressed in the shoreline use table may be permitted as conditional uses in the shoreline jurisdiction, provided the use is not otherwise prohibited by the program and the applicant can demonstrate that the use meets the criteria for a shoreline conditional use permit.

E. The shoreline use table provided herein specifies whether a use is permitted, allowed as a conditional use, or is prohibited in the shoreline jurisdiction.

1. Permitted Use. The letter “P” at the intersection of a column and row indicates that the use specified in that row is permitted in that shoreline environment.

2. Conditional Use. The letter “C” at the intersection of a column and row indicates that the use specified in that row is allowed only upon the approval of a shoreline conditional use permit. The scope, type, and intensity of the use shall be limited to the terms of the conditional use permit.

3. Specific Regulations Pertaining to a Use. A number specified with a “P” or “C” corresponds to a particular regulation or limitation provided as a footnote to the table. Additional use-specific regulations are specified in the sections following the shoreline use table.

4. Prohibited Use. The letter “X” at the intersection of a column and row indicates that the use specified in that row is prohibited in that shoreline environment designation.

5. Not Applicable. The letters “NA” at the intersection of a column and the row indicate that the use specified in that row is by definition not applicable to that shoreline environment designation, and is not permitted.

F. Utilities, roads, parking areas, and signs associated with development shall be allowed as accessory to the principal use. (Ord. 2336, 2018)

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