Chapter 17.40


17.40.010    Purpose.

17.40.020    Establishment.

17.40.030    Permitted uses.

17.40.040    Conditional uses.

17.40.050    Specific regulations.

17.40.010 Purpose.

The W or aquatic development combining district is designed to accommodate various types of development and use relating to recreational and other types of activity involving and using the waters of San Francisco Bay, Belmont Cove, Marina Lagoon and the interior lagoon system of the city, and other uses or a combination of uses which can be appropriately made as a part of the planned, orderly and beneficial use of the water resources of the city in a manner consistent with the general plan and, in particular, the recreational element thereof. (Ord. 38 § 1 (part), 1972: prior code § 10-405.310)

17.40.020 Establishment.

W combining districts may be established or removed from the zoning map upon application of the property owner or owners or upon initiative of the city council or planning commission in accordance with procedures set forth in Chapter 17.74. All such changes shall conform to the general plan. (Ord. 38 § 1 (part), 1972: prior code § 10-405.320)

17.40.030 Permitted uses.

The following uses are permitted in the OSC district when combined with the aquatic development combining district (W) designation:

A.    Aquatic sports and boating except as hereinafter restricted by this chapter;

B.    City-sponsored aquatic events. (Ord. 38 § 1 (part), 1972: prior code § 10-405.330)

17.40.040 Conditional uses.

The following uses shall be permitted only when authorized by a use permit issued in accordance with Chapter 17.72:

A.    Privately-sponsored aquatic events;

B.    Any structure intended or designed to support a permitted use in the W combining district;

C.    Any modification of the shoreline configuration, fill or dredging of areas included within the W combining district. (Ord. 38 § 1 (part), 1972: prior code § 10-405.340)

17.40.050 Specific regulations.

The following regulations shall apply to specifically-designated areas within the city.

Area III Regulations. (Foster City interior lagoon system from the Shell Boulevard Bridge to the 19th Avenue Freeway.) Sailboats with masts not exceeding twenty feet in height and miscellaneous small unpowered boats shall be permitted providing that no internal combustion engine shall be operated within this area of the lagoon system. (Ord. 38 § 1 (part), 1972: prior code § 10-405.350)