Chapter 16.40


16.40.010    Purpose.

16.40.020    Shoreline residential designation criteria.

16.40.030    Development standards.

16.40.010 Purpose.

The purpose of the shoreline residential SED is to accommodate detached dwelling units, duplexes, and commonly associated structures in a manner that protects and restores ecological functions. (Ord. 1633 § 18, 2020; Ord. 1491 § 8, 2014).

16.40.020 Shoreline residential designation criteria.

The shoreline residential SED shall be assigned to shoreline areas that are zoned and planned for low and medium density residential development, unless these properties meet the designation criteria for the park or natural SEDs. (Ord. 1491 § 8, 2014).

16.40.030 Development standards.

A. All uses, developments, and shoreline modifications allowed in this SED pursuant to BLMC 16.50.020 shall comply with the standards established by Chapters 16.52 through 16.56 BLMC.

B. The minimum lot size shall be 8,700 square feet.

C. The minimum shoreline frontage shall be 60 feet.

D. Shoreline Setbacks.

1. The shoreline setback for all detached dwelling units, duplexes, and accessory dwelling units shall be a minimum of 60 feet from the OHWM and 20 feet from the rear property line; provided, that the minimum 60-foot shoreline setback may be reduced as provided in BLMC 16.56.040.

2. Structures that do not contain a habitable living unit shall be set back a minimum of 80 feet from the OHWM, unless subject to one of the incentives in BLMC 16.56.040.

3. Garages and pavements for motorized vehicles (driveways and parking areas) shall be set back at least 70 feet from the OHWM.

4. No development is allowed within the setback areas established in this section, except as provided in BLMC 16.56.040 or 16.56.100.

E. Maximum building height: 35 feet from grade.

F. Maximum impervious surface coverage: 40 percent. (Ord. 1633 § 19, 2020; Ord. 1491 § 8, 2014).