Chapter 20.50


20.50.010    Purpose.

20.50.020    Principal uses permitted.

20.50.030    Accessory uses permitted.

20.50.040    Conditional uses.

20.50.050    Standards.

20.50.010 Purpose.

The waterfront development district is intended to provide an area specifically for water-related uses and activities that are dependent upon access to water. This district is intended to accommodate light industrial, heavy industrial and commercial activity which is water-dependent or water-related. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984.]

20.50.020 Principal uses permitted.

The following are principal permitted uses in this district:

A. Piers, wharfs and docks;

B. Transportation and transshipment facilities;

C. Marinas and small boat harbors;

D. Any water-dependent or water-related manufacturing, processing, fabricating, assembling, research, wholesale or storage uses;

E. Facilities for construction, maintenance, repair and storage of vessels;

F. Public parks and playgrounds;

G. Boat sales, services and supply establishments;

H. Fish and seafood processing plants and cold storage plants;

I. Bait shops;

J. Vessel charter offices;

K. Marine warehouses;

L. Freight storage and freight equipment operations centers;

M. Facilities for loading and unloading ships or barges, including cranes and ramps;

N. Water-dependent or water-related retail commercial establishments dealing primarily in bulk materials delivered by ship;

O. Harbormaster’s offices;

P. Timber processing facilities; provided, that such facilities rely primarily upon water transportation for obtaining and shipping timber or timber products;

Q. Temporary dwellings to include modular dwellings or manufactured housing for guards or caretakers employed on site;

R. Boat launching facilities; and

S. Float plane facilities. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984.]

20.50.030 Accessory uses permitted.

Uses and structures which are clearly incidental and subordinate to permitted principal uses and which will not create a nuisance or hazard are permitted as accessory uses in this district, subject to shoreline setback requirements and other applicable standards. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984.]

20.50.040 Conditional uses.

The following are uses which may be permitted in the waterfront development district by action of the commission under the conditions and procedures specified in Chapter 20.68 WMC:

A. Water-related uses not mentioned above and their accessory uses;

B. Other uses if there is no suitable upland alternative for a nonwater-related or nonwater-dependent use;

C. Retail and wholesale businesses;

D. Laundries and consumer services;

E. Animal establishments other than establishments for livestock; and

F. Licensed marijuana establishment facilities as follows: retail store, testing, standard cultivation (500 or more square feet under cultivation), limited cultivation (fewer than 500 square feet under cultivation), and product manufacturing with the exception of solvent based manufacturing processes which are not allowed. [Ord. 926 § 9, 2016; Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 785 § 25, 2006; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984.]

20.50.050 Standards.

The following standards under Chapter 20.52 WMC shall apply to properties within the waterfront development district:

A. Standards policies: WMC 20.52.005;

B. Air, land and water quality: WMC 20.52.040;

C. Volatile products storage: WMC 20.52.050;

D. Noise: WMC 20.52.060;

E. Airport interference: WMC 20.52.070;

F. Building height: WMC 20.52.080;

G. Setbacks – Yards: WMC 20.52.110;

H. Shoreline dependency: WMC 20.52.120;

I. Piers, docks, shoreline protection and other shoreline construction: WMC 20.52.130;

J. Drainage: WMC 20.52.150;

K. Dredge and fill: WMC 20.52.160;

L. Off-street parking: WMC 20.52.190;

M. Buffers: WMC 20.52.200;

N. Signs: WMC 20.52.210;

O. Animal establishments: WMC 20.52.270. [Ord. 867 § 1, 2013; Ord. 785 § 26, 2006; Ord. 586 § 10, 1993; Ord. 462 § 6, 1984.]