Examples of shoreline development types and regulations (see SMP for all applicable regulations):
Permitted only in the Shoreline Residential Environment on Pipe Lake.
- Requires a Shoreline Exemption Permit if the cost of construction does not exceed $10,000, but if subsequent construction having a fair market value exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) occurs within five years of completion of the prior construction, the subsequent construction shall be considered a substantial development.
- New docks shall be allowed only for public access and water-dependent uses.
- On lots with less than 50 feet of waterfront, shared piers/docks shall be required except when both lots abutting the subject lot have legal pre-existing docks and the applicant demonstrates that a shared use agreement is not feasible.
- The length of the dock shall be minimized; the maximum waterward intrusion as measured from the OHWM is limited to 40 feet for a single family property or 50 feet for a joint use dock used by two or more residential property owners or 80 feet for a pier that allows public access.
- Maximum width of walkways and fingers or ells shall be minimized. Walkways must be fully grated and ells must have a minimum 2-foot strip of grating down the center.
- Total surface coverage (including walkways, ramps, floats, fingers and ells) is 400 sq. ft. for a single property owner, 600 sq. ft for a joint use structure and 800 sq. ft. for a pier that allows public access. Ells and fingers may not exceed 120 sq. ft. within that maximum surface coverage limitation.
- Boathouses are not permitted
- Boatlifts, moorage piles and moorage covers are not permitted.
Permitted in the High Intensity, Medium Intensity, Shoreline Residential and Urban Conservancy† shoreline environments subject to critical area requirements.
- Requires a Shoreline Exemption Permit for single family residences intended for owner occupation. A substantial development permit is required for all residential construction not indented for an individual’s personal use.
- Single family residential structures may not be constructed within the 115 standard shoreline buffer‡ measured from the OHWM.
- An additional 15 ft building setback is required from the landward edge of the required 115 ft shoreline buffer
†However, single family residential development in the urban conservancy shoreline environment requires a Conditional Use within the Big Soos Creek SMA and is prohibited with the Pipe Lake SMA.
‡ Buffer widths may be reduced by the Shoreline administrator pursuant to the SMP subject to critical area provisions of the SMP and when impacts are fully mitigated.