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A. Applications for subdivisions and short subdivisions for land within the shoreline jurisdiction shall include the following information (in addition to the application materials required by Chapters 14.55 and 14.215 SMC):

1. Detailed statement (graphic and textual) of any proposed alteration of the natural character of the shoreline.

2. Provisions for lot owner access to the water body (for shoreline lots).

3. Provisions for public access to the shoreline as required by this chapter.

4. Delineation of the channel migration zone upon the plat, if applicable, and demonstration that shoreline stabilization or structural flood control measures will not be necessary.

5. Demonstration that the design, configuration, and development of the subdivision or short subdivision at full build-out of all the lots will result in no net loss of ecological function.

6. Demonstration that the subdivision or short subdivision is consistent with the underlying shoreline environment designation criteria and management policies.

7. Demonstration that the subdivision or short subdivision is consistent with the requirements of WAC 173-26-241(3)(j).

B. All critical areas and/or buffers shall be placed in a critical area tract or conservation easement, the purpose of which is to set aside and protect the critical area. The delineation of critical areas and their buffers shall be shown on the final recorded plat.

C. Residential accessory structures shall meet the following standards:

1. Below-grade swimming pools shall be sited and designed so that they do not adversely affect the flow of groundwater or endanger unstable slopes.

2. Accessory structures shall be sited to preserve visual access to the shoreline from adjacent properties and public rights-of-way to the maximum extent practical.

3. Non-water-dependent accessory structures and facilities such as sheds, gazebos, swimming pools, and driveways shall not be located in shoreline buffer areas.

4. Stairs and paths to a dock or beach may be allowed in the shoreline buffer areas, but shall be limited to the minimum necessary to provide pedestrian access.

D. Subdivisions of more than four (4) lots and new multi-unit development of more than four (4) residential units shall provide public pedestrian access to the shorelines, unless physical access to the shoreline is not feasible due to the presence of regulated critical areas such as wetlands or steep slopes. Where public access is not feasible, improvements to existing public access in the vicinity may be required in lieu of on-site public access.

E. New residential lots created adjacent to Blackmans Lake shall provide for common or shared dock(s) in lieu of individual docks for each lot. (Ord. 2336, 2018)

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