40.240.720 Review Uses – Public Recreation

A.    The following uses may be allowed on lands in the GMA zoned Gorge Public Recreation, subject to compliance with Sections 40.240.890(D)(3) through (7):

1.    Publicly owned, resource-based recreation uses consistent with Section 40.240.890;

2.    Commercial uses and non-resource-based recreation uses that are part of an existing or approved, resource-based public recreation use consistent with guidelines contained in this section; and

3.    New cultivation, subject to compliance with Sections 40.240.840 through 40.240.870.

B.    The following uses may be allowed on lands in the GMA zoned Gorge Public Recreation, subject to compliance with Section 40.240.730:

1.    One (1) single-family dwelling for each parcel legally created prior to adoption of the Management Plan. Exceptions may be considered only upon demonstration that more than one (1) residence is necessary for management of a public park.

2.    Accessory structures for an existing or approved dwelling that are not otherwise allowed outright, eligible for the expedited development review process, or allowed in Section 40.240.720(B)(3).

3.    Accessory buildings larger than two hundred (200) square feet in area or taller than ten (10) feet in height for a dwelling on any legal parcel are subject to the following additional standards:

a.    The combined footprints of all accessory buildings on a single parcel shall not exceed one thousand five hundred (1,500) square feet in area. This combined size limit refers to all accessory buildings on a parcel, including buildings allowed without review, existing buildings and proposed buildings.

b.    The height of any individual accessory building shall not exceed twenty-four (24) feet.

4.    Agricultural structures, except buildings, in conjunction with agricultural use.

5.    Agricultural buildings in conjunction with current agricultural use and, if applicable, proposed agricultural use that a landowner would initiate within one (1) year and complete within five (5) years.

6.    Utility transmission, transportation, communication and public works facilities.

7.    Resource enhancement projects for the purpose of enhancing scenic, cultural, recreation and/or natural resources, pursuant to Section 40.240.270.

8.    Additions to existing buildings greater than two hundred (200) square feet in area or greater than the height of the existing building.

9.    Docks and boathouses, pursuant to Section 40.240.230.

10.    Removal/demolition of structures that are fifty (50) or more years old, including wells, septic tanks and fuel tanks.

11.    Commercial events, pursuant to Section 40.240.290.

(Amended: Ord. 2007-11-13)

C.    Land divisions, subject to compliance with Section 40.240.730(C).

D.    Special uses in historic buildings, pursuant to Section 40.240.310.

(Amended: Ord. 2006-05-04)