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P – Permitted Use

C – Shoreline Conditional Use

X – Prohibited Use

NA – Not Applicable

Shoreline Environment

Historic Riverfront1

Shoreline Residential

Urban Conservancy

Rural Utility

Aquatic

Agriculture

Agriculture and agricultural sales

P

P

P

P

X

Agricultural accessory uses, including agri-tourism uses

P2

X

C2

X

X

Feedlots

X

X

X

X

X

Aquaculture

X

X

X

X

C3

Commercial

General sales and service

P4

X

P4

X

C5

Eating and drinking establishments

P4

X

P4

X

X

Hotels, motels, and other forms of temporary lodging; excludes recreational vehicle parks

P

X

P

X

X

Industrial

Industrial uses, except mining, lumber mills, and log storage

X

X

P6

X

C6

Mining

X

X

X

X

X

Lumber mills and log storage

X

X

C

X

C

Residential Development

Single-family dwellings

P7

P7

P7

X

X

Multi-family dwellings

P7

X

P7

X

X

Mobile home park

X

P

P

X

X

Group residences

P

P

P

X

X

Accessory dwellings

P

P

P

X

X

Park/Recreation Uses

Recreational/cultural facilities, except boat launches

P8

P9

P9

P10

P

Recreational vehicle parks

X

X

X

X

X

Boat launches and marinas

P

P

P11

C

P

Transportation Uses

Airport/heliport or helistop

X

X

X

X

X

Facilities for water transportation of passengers

P

X

P

X

P

Highway, street, and railroad, except in-water and over-water uses

P12

P12

P12

P12

P12

Parking, principal use, except vehicle impound and storage

X

X

X

X

X

Utilities

Domestic water production, except in-water uses

P13

P13

P13

P13

NA

Wastewater treatment, except in-water uses

X

X

P

X

NA

Stormwater management, except in-water uses

P13

P13

P13

P13

NA

Utility facility, except in-water uses

P13

P13

P13

P13

NA

Major communication facility

X

X

X

X

X

In-Water Uses

In-water municipal water production, in-water wastewater treatment

C14

C14

C14

C14

C14

New dams and new hydroelectric generation

X

X

X

X

X

Other in-water utility facilities

C15

C15

C15

C15

C15

In-water and over-water highway and street facilities

C16

C16

C16

C16

C16

In-water fish and wildlife management, except aquaculture

P17

P17

P17

P17

P17

Public facilities (other than above)

P18

P18

P18

P18

P18

Footnotes to shoreline use table:

1In addition to the permitted and conditional uses provided for in the shoreline use table, all permitted and conditional uses allowed in the Historic Business District pursuant to Chapter 14.207 SMC, Land Use Tables, shall be allowed in the Historic Riverfront District.

2Where located with and accessory to ongoing agricultural uses, new agri-tourism uses including, but not limited to, lodging or a farm restaurant may be permitted in the shoreline jurisdiction if designed to include patron access to the shoreline.

3Aquaculture shall be located so as not to impede or restrict established commercial navigational lanes, and shall not materially interfere with the normal public use of the water; provided, that unlimited recreational navigation over the water surface shall not be construed as normal public use.

4Commercial uses on parcels that are physically separated from the water by a developed public roadway or a parcel under separate ownership with existing commercial, industrial or residential development shall be subject to the underlying zoning and do not have to be a water-oriented use. For all other parcels:

aWater-oriented commercial uses are permitted.

bNon-water-oriented commercial uses shall be allowed if any one of the following criteria is met:

iThe use is part of a project that includes a water-dependent use and provides a significant public benefit with respect to the Shoreline Management Act’s objectives such as providing public access and/or ecological restoration; or

iiThe capability of the water body adjacent to the site to support a water-dependent commercial use is severely limited; or

iiiThere is not a feasible physical access point between the site and the water body to support a water-oriented use; or

ivThe commercial use will provide a significant public benefit with respect to the Shoreline Management Act’s objectives such as providing public access and/or ecological restoration; or

vThe proposed use or development does not conflict with or displace existing water-oriented uses.

5Commercial development may be located on or over water only if the portion of use that is over water is a water-dependent use.

6Limited to water-dependent or water-related uses.

7Residential development over water is prohibited.

8In the Historic Riverfront environment, only water-oriented, public recreational uses such as parks, docks, and public access trails and facilities may be allowed; provided, that minor, non-water-oriented, accessory uses such as children’s play equipment, picnic tables, or similar equipment may also be allowed if they meet the other requirements of this chapter. All other recreational uses are prohibited in the Historic Riverfront environment.

9Limited to parks, trails, overlooks, and athletic fields, subject to any limitations in this chapter.

10In the Rural Utility environment, water-oriented passive and low-impact recreational uses shall be allowed. All other recreational uses are prohibited.

11Long-term moorage and vehicular boat launches are prohibited on the Pilchuck River.

12Highway, street, and railroad, except in-water and over-water uses, may be permitted where:

aThere is no feasible alternate location;

bThe alternative would result in unreasonable and disproportionate cost; and/or

cThe facility is necessary to serve adjacent shoreline uses.

13Utility facilities may be located within the shoreline jurisdiction if there is no feasible alternative location and where no net loss of shoreline ecological functions will occur. On-site utility features serving a primary use shall be considered a part of and accessory to the primary use.

14Limited to water-dependent facilities/processes.

15May be permitted as conditional use where: a) there is no feasible alternate location; b) the alternative would result in unreasonable and disproportionate cost; or c) the facility is necessary to serve adjacent shoreline uses.

16In-water or over-water transportation facilities may be permitted as conditional use where:

aThere is no feasible upland location;

bThe substantive requirements of Chapter 14.255 SMC are satisfied; and

cThe priorities of the City of Snohomish Shoreline Restoration Plan are addressed in the project’s mitigation plan.

17In-water structures that are part of habitat restoration projects approved by state and federal resource agencies are permitted.

18Public facilities other than utilities and parks as regulated herein may be permitted in the shoreline jurisdiction only if the portion of the facility located in the shoreline is water-dependent.

(Ord. 2336, 2018)

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