Chapter 16.70
SUBDIVISIONS

Sections:

16.70.010    Subdivisions.

16.70.010 Subdivisions.

A. Any legally created, existing lot that does not comply with the density and dimensions standards of Chapter 16.65 KMC and KMC Title 18 and that is located wholly or partially within the shorelines of the State shall be subject to the following provisions:

1. If the adjoining property is not under the same ownership as such lot, then the lot shall be considered a separate building site; and

2. If the adjoining property is under the same ownership as such lot, then the lot shall not be considered a separate building site until the lot is combined with adjoining property under the same ownership in such a way as to comply with the density and dimensions standards of Chapter 16.65 KMC and KMC Title 18.

B. Submerged land within the boundaries of any waterfront parcel shall not be used to compute lot area, lot dimensions, yards, recreation space or other similar required conditions of land subdivision or development, except, where specifically authorized by ordinance, such lands may be used in area computations as an incentive to encourage common open space waterfront areas.

C. All newly created lots wholly or partially within the shoreline shall be of uniform size and dimension, whenever possible.

D. Subdivision of more than four lots shall provide an improved and maintained pedestrian easement to the shoreline that is of sufficient width to ensure usable public access. The public access to the shoreline shall be in conformance with the standards in KMC 16.50.060.

E. Subdivisions should be designed to locate structures outside the shoreline jurisdiction whenever feasible. When lots are located within the shoreline jurisdiction, the size and shape of the lots should allow for the construction of residential units that are outside of required buffers and setbacks and that do not require shoreline stabilization.

F. Subdivision of a waterfront lot for the purposes of creating a lot for a non-water-dependent use that would not otherwise be allowed is prohibited. [Ord. 12-0334 § 3 (Exh. 1).]