Chapter 16.15


16.15.010    Purpose.

16.15.020    Names of shoreline environment designations.

16.15.030    Limits of shoreline environment designations.

16.15.010 Purpose.

A. The purpose of shoreline environment designations is to differentiate between areas whose geographical, hydrological, topographical or other features imply differing objectives regarding the use and future development of the shorelines of the State.

B. Each shoreline environment designation represents a particular emphasis in the type of uses, type of modifications, and the density and dimensions of development which should occur within it. The environment designation system is designed to encourage uses in each environment which enhance or are compatible with the character of the environment while at the same time requiring reasonable standards and restrictions on development so that the character of the environment is not adversely impacted. [Ord. 12-0334 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

16.15.020 Names of shoreline environment designations.

In order to accomplish the goals, policies, and regulations of the Kenmore Shoreline Master Program, the following shoreline environment designations have been established:

A. Downtown Waterfront Environment.

B. Shoreline Residential Environment.

C. Urban Conservancy Environment.

D. Natural Environment.

E. Aquatic Environment. [Ord. 12-0334 § 3 (Exh. 1).]

16.15.030 Limits of shoreline environment designations.

The shoreline environment designations are included on Map 1, entitled Shoreline Environment Designations Map. If there is a discrepancy between Map 1 and the criteria established in the Kenmore comprehensive plan for shoreline environment designations, the criteria shall constitute the official Kenmore shoreline environment designation. Any parcel of land included within the shoreline jurisdiction without a shoreline environment designation shall be considered Urban Conservancy Environment.

[Ord. 12-0334 § 3 (Exhs. 1, 2).]