Chapter 17.270
WATERSHED DISTRICT (WS)

Sections:

17.270.010    Intent.

17.270.020    Permitted uses.

17.270.030    Conditional uses.

17.270.040    Uses expressly prohibited.

17.270.050    Property development requirements.

17.270.010 Intent.

The watershed district is included in the zoning regulations to preserve and protect lands providing the city’s water supply. [Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016].

17.270.020 Permitted uses.

Only uses related to the operation and maintenance of the water system are allowed. Civic uses authorized by the Coos Bay/North Bend water board may also be allowed on property within the watershed district, provided the use takes place on property that does not directly drain into Upper or Lower Pony Creek Reservoir. However, the use will be subject to a site plan review (see Chapter 17.365 CBDC). [Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016].

17.270.030 Conditional uses.

None. [Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016].

17.270.040 Uses expressly prohibited.

All other uses. [Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016].

17.270.050 Property development requirements.

The following property development standards shall apply to all land and structures in the watershed district:

(1) Site Plan. Site plan review is required prior to the establishment or change of any structure which is accessible to the public in the watershed district.

(2) Building Height. No building shall have a height greater than three stories, not to exceed 35 feet.

(3) Riparian Vegetation.

(a) Riparian vegetation surrounding Upper and Lower Pony Creek Reservoir is considered significant habitat in the comprehensive plan. Protect riparian habitat by leaving the existing vegetation undisturbed to its full width, if possible, but at least to a width of 50 feet measured horizontally from the shoreline. If there is less than 50 feet of vegetation, all of it shall be protected. The shoreline shall be the line of nonaquatic vegetation.

(b) Water access, road, and timber management activities may be permitted if they are part of a master plan for the watershed and forest management program, and if they comply with Oregon Forest Practice Rules. [Ord. 503 § 1 (Exh. B), 2018; Ord. 473 § 3 (Exh. A), 2016].