Chapter 16.50
SHORELINE USE AND MODIFICATION MATRIX

Sections:

16.50.010    Explanation of uses table.

16.50.020    Shoreline use and modification matrix.

16.50.030    Prohibited shoreline uses and modifications.

16.50.010 Explanation of uses table.

A. The explanation for the symbols used in the shoreline use and modification matrices in BLMC 16.50.020 is provided below:

1. “X” means that the use or development is prohibited in the identified shoreline environment. Shoreline uses and developments listed as prohibited shall not be authorized through a variance, conditional use permit, shoreline substantial development permit or any other permit or approval.

2. “P” means that the use or activity may be permitted by approval of the shoreline administrator through a letter of shoreline exemption or through a shoreline substantial development permit.

3. “C” means that the use or activity may be permitted by approval of the hearing examiner and Department of Ecology through a shoreline conditional use permit. Uses that are not listed and not specifically prohibited by the SMP may be authorized through a shoreline conditional use permit.

B. Shoreline variances are intended only to grant relief from specific bulk, dimensional or performance standards established by the SMP, and are not to be used to authorize shoreline uses and activities. They are therefore not included in BLMC 16.50.020.

C. Unless specifically exempted by statute, all proposed uses and development occurring within shoreline jurisdiction must conform to Chapter 90.58 RCW, the Shoreline Management Act, and this master program whether or not a permit is required. (Ord. 1491 § 13, 2014).

16.50.020 Shoreline use and modification matrix.

The following tables indicate the allowable uses and shoreline modifications; where there is a conflict between the chart and the written provisions of the SMP, the written provisions shall govern.

Shoreline Uses 

Shoreline Residential

Shoreline Multifamily

Park

Natural

Aquatic

Resource Land Uses

Agriculture

X

X

X

X

X

Aquaculture

X

X

X

X

X

Forest Practices

X

X

X

X

X

Mining

X

X

X

X

X

Commercial Uses and Development

Water-Oriented Uses

X

X

X

X

X

Nonwater-Oriented Uses

X

X

X

X

X

Industrial Uses and Development

Water-Oriented Uses

X

X

X

X

X

Nonwater-Oriented Uses

X

X

X

X

X

Recreational Uses and Development

Docks and Piers

P

P

P

X

P

Parks or Picnic Areas

P

P

P

X

X

Trails or Walkways

P

P

P

P

X

High Intensity Recreational Activities

X

X

P

X

X

Transportation and Parking Facilities

Causeways

P

X

X

X

X

Roadways

P

P

P

X

X

Railroads

X

X

X

X

X

Parking Facilities – Primary

X

X

X

X

X

Parking Facilities – Accessory

Same as the primary use it supports

X

Residential Uses and Development

Single-Family Dwelling

P

X

X

X

X

Accessory Dwelling Units

P

X

X

X

X

Duplex

P

P

X

X

X

Multifamily Dwelling

X

P

X

X

X

Subdivisions and Short Plats

P

P

X

X

X

Live-Aboard Vessels

X

X

X

X

X

Boating Uses and Facilities

Docks and Piers

P

P

P

X

See adjacent upland SED

Boating Ramps

X

X

P

X

Covered Moorages

X

X

X

X

Boathouses

X

X

X

X

Temporary Moorage1

P

P

P

X

Marinas

X

X

X

X

Launching Rails

X

X

X

X

Utilities

Water System Treatment Plants

X

X

X

X

X

Sewage Treatment Plants

X

X

X

X

X

Electrical Generation Plants

X

X

X

X

X

Electrical Substations

X

X

X

X

X

Solid Waste Disposal Facilities

X

X

X

X

X

Accessory Utilities

Same as the primary use it supports

Utility Transmission Facilities

P

P

P

C

X

Personal Wireless Facilities

C

C

C

X

X

Radio Towers

X

X

X

X

X

Municipal Well Facilities

X

X

X

C

X

1 Temporary moorages are only allowed to be used for vessels supporting construction activities.

Shoreline Modifications 

Shoreline Residential

Shoreline Multifamily

Park

Natural

Aquatic

Structural Shoreline Stabilization

C

C

C

X

See adjacent upland SED

Piers and Docks

P

P

P

X

In-Stream Structures

X

X

X

X

Fills

P

P

P

C

C

Clearing and Grading

P

P

P

C

N/A

Dredging

X

X

X

X

C

Dredge Disposal

C

C

C

X

C

Dikes and Levees

X

X

P

P

C

Shoreline Enhancement Projects

P

P

P

P

P

(Amended during 10/14 supplement; Ord. 1491 § 13, 2014).

16.50.030 Prohibited shoreline uses and modifications.

The following uses and modifications are prohibited in all SEDs:

A. Agriculture.

B. Aquaculture.

C. Forest practices.

D. Mining.

E. Commercial uses.

F. Industrial uses.

G. Water system treatment plants.

H. Sewage treatment plants.

I. Electrical generation plants.

J. Solid waste disposal facilities.

K. Radio towers.

L. Live-aboard vessels.

M. Boathouses.

N. Marinas.

O. Launching rails.

P. In-stream structures.

Q. Parking as a principal use. (Ord. 1491 § 13, 2014).