Chapter 21.32


21.32.010    Purpose.

21.32.020    Permitted uses and structures.

21.32.030    Conditional uses and structures.

21.32.040    Site development standards.

21.32.050    Site and access plan.

21.32.010 Purpose.

The purposes of the Open Space – Recreation District are primarily to promote public recreational opportunities while protecting and preserving the natural and scenic resources of the area and public access to tidelands. Generally, pedestrian uses are given priority over motorized uses. [Ord. 08-29, 2008].

21.32.020 Permitted uses and structures.

The following uses are permitted outright in the Open Space – Recreation District:

a. Marine recreation activities such as fishing and boating;

b. Open space, such as park, playground and related recreation activities;

c. Marine-life raising or production for recreational purposes, but not for commercial fishing purposes;

d. Marine-life and wildlife sanctuary or preserve;

e. Recreational vehicle parks, provided they shall conform to the standards in Article II of Chapter 21.54 HCC. [Ord. 08-29, 2008].

21.32.030 Conditional uses and structures.

The following uses may be conditionally permitted in the Open Space – Recreation District when authorized by conditional use permit issued in accordance with Chapter 21.71 HCC:

a. Public utility facilities and structures;

b. Any structures used for uses permitted outright in the district;

c. Fishing gear and boat storage;

d. Campgrounds;

e. Pipelines and railroads;

f. Parking areas;

g. Other open space and recreation uses;

h. Indoor recreational facilities;

i. Outdoor recreational facilities. [Ord. 14-49(A) § 10, 2014; Ord. 08-29, 2008].

21.32.040 Site development standards.

Site development in this district must comply with the level one site development standards set forth in HCC 21.50.020. The uses and structures allowed in this district are also subject to the following standards:

a. The development shall not adversely affect the natural resources such as the littoral drift pattern and the estuarine environment;

b. The development shall preserve all pedestrian easements and rights-of-way to the tidelands. Any application for a new development shall include a site plan showing these and any other proposed easements and their dimensions. The Planning Commission may require additional easements depending on the design, scale and location of existing public access points;

c. All structures shall be designed in terms of their height, bulk, scale and orientation to minimize the interruption of scenic views;

d. The development shall be compatible with adjacent and nearby properties;

e. The development can be served by existing public services or facilities;

f. The development shall not be contrary to the City’s Comprehensive Plan or the State Coastal Management Program;

g. The development shall not be inconsistent with the purposes of the district. [Ord. 08-29, 2008].

21.32.050 Site and access plan.

All uses and structures require a level one site plan approved in advance by the City under Chapter 21.73 HCC. [Ord. 08-29, 2008].