City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Home
Title 17E
Chapter 17E.060
Section 17E.060.690
 

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations

Article VI. Environment Designations and Requirements for Modifications and Uses in Specific Environments: Part II. Modifications and Uses in Specific Environments

Section 17E.060.690 Shoreline Primary Use
  1. In addition to this section, shoreline uses are subject to the regulations in Article V, Part I, General Requirements for Shoreline Use.
  1. Refer to SMC 17E.060.300 for uses and activities that are exempt from obtaining a shoreline substantial development permit. An exemption from the shoreline substantial development permit process is not an exemption from compliance with the Shoreline Management Act or provisions of these Shoreline Regulations, or from any other regulatory requirements. To be authorized, all uses and activities must be consistent with the policies and regulations of the entire SMP and the Act.
  1. To be permitted in the Shoreline Jurisdiction, a use must be permitted in both the shoreline environment and the underlying zone in which it is located.
  1. Uses not listed in Table 17E.060-4 or Title 17C may only be authorized as a conditional use.
  1. Legend for Table 17E.060-4:
    1. Permitted Uses – “P”

Uses permitted are listed in Table 17E.060-4 with a “P”. These uses are allowed if they comply with the development standards of these Shoreline Regulations and Title 17C. A shoreline substantial development permit or an exemption from such permit is required, pursuant to SMC 17E.060.290 and SMC 17E.060.300.

    1. Limited Uses – “L”

Uses allowed that are subject to limitations are listed in Table 17E.060-4 with an “L”. These uses are allowed if they comply with the limitations as listed in the footnotes following the table and the development standards of these Shoreline Regulations and title 17C SMC. A shoreline substantial development permit or an exemption from such permit is required.

    1. Conditional Uses – “CU”

Uses that are allowed if approved through the shoreline conditional use review process are listed in Table 17E.06-4 with a “CU.” These uses are allowed provided they comply with the conditional use approval criteria for that use, the development standards of these Shoreline Regulations and Title 17C. Uses listed with a “CU” that also have a footnote number in the table are subject to the standards cited in the footnote.

    1. Uses Not Permitted – “N”

Uses listed in Table 17E.060-4 with an “N” are not permitted. Existing uses in categories listed as not permitted are subject to the standards in Chapter 17C.210 SMC, Land Use Standards Non Conforming Situations, and SMC 17E.060.380, Nonconforming Structures and Uses.

TABLE 17E.060-04

SHORELINE PRIMARY USES

Use is:

Shoreline Environments

P:

Permitted (with shoreline substantial development permit or exemption)

NE

UCE

SRE

LUE

IUE

WTPE

N:

Not permitted

L:

Allowed, but special limitations

CU:

Conditional use review required

Agriculture

Low intensity agriculture

N

L[1]/CU

N

N

N

N

High intensity agriculture

N

N

N

N

N

N

Aquaculture

Aquaculture

N

N

N

N

N

N

Boating Facilities

Marinas

N

N

N

N

N

N

Launch ramps for small non-motorized watercraft

CU

CU

CU

CU

N

CU

Capital Facilities and Utilities

Maintenance of existing utilities or facilities

P

P

P

P

P

P

New construction or expansion of existing utilities or facilities

L[2]/CU

L[2]/CU

L[2]/CU

L[2]/CU

L[2]/CU

L[2]/CU

Over-water or underwater utility crossings

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

New bridges solely for pipelines

N

N

N

N

N

N

Facilities which constitute the final termination or destination of a transmission line

N

N

N

N

N

N

Expansions or upgrades of existing wastewater treatment plant facilities and accessory uses

N

N

N

N

N

CU

New wastewater treatment plant facilities and pumping stations

N

N

N

N

N

L[2]/CU

New wastewater treatment outfall infrastructure

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

P

New wireless communication support tower

N

N

N

N

N

N

Commercial Development

Water-dependent commercial uses

N

P

N

P

P

N

Water-related commercial uses

N

P

N

P

P

N

Water-enjoyment commercial uses

N

P

N

P

P

N

Non-water-oriented commercial uses

N

L[3]

N

L[3]

L[3]

N

Forest Practices

Forest practices

N

N

N

N

N

N

Industrial Development

Water-dependent industrial uses

N

CU

N

CU

CU

N

Water-related industrial uses

N

CU

N

CU

CU

N

Non-water-oriented industrial uses

N

L[4]/CU

N

L[4]/CU

L[4]/CU

N

High-impact industrial uses

N

N

N

N

N

N

Institutional

Water-dependent institutional

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

N

Water-related institutional

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

N

Water-enjoyment institutional

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

Non-water-oriented institutional

L[5]/CU

L[5]/CU

L[5]/CU

L[5]/CU

L[5]/CU

N

In-stream Structures

In-stream structures

L[6]/CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

Mining

Mining

N

N

N

N

N

N

Recreational Development

Water-dependent recreational

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

N

Water-related recreation

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

Water-enjoyment recreation

L[7]/CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

Non-water-oriented recreation

N

CU

CU

CU

CU

N

Residential Development

Single-family residences

CU

P

P

P

P

N

Two-family residences

N

P

P

P

P

N

Three-family residences

N

P

P

P

P

N

Multi-family residences (4 or more dwelling units)

N

CU

CU

CU

CU

N

Accessory dwelling unit (ADU)

CU

P

P

P

P

N

Detached accessory structures

CU

P

P

P

P

N

Group living

N

CU

CU

CU

CU

N

Subdivision

All subdivisions (including binding site plans)

L[8]/CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

N

Parking

Commercial parking or parking facility as primary use

N

N

N

N

N

N

Parking, accessory to a permitted use

P

P

P

P

P

P

Transportation

New streets or street expansions that are part of the City of Spokane designated regional arterial network

L[9]/CU

L[9]/CU

L[9]/CU

L[9]/CU

L[9]/CU

L[9]/CU

New local access streets or street expansions serving permitted shoreline uses

L[10]/CU

L[10]

L[10]

L[10]

L[10]

L[10]

Pedestrian and bicycle linkages to existing or planned transportation networks

L[11]/CU

P

P

P

P

P

Maintenance roads, accessory to a permitted use

P

P

P

P

P

P

Railroads and Rail Corridors

New rail lines

L[12]/CU

L[12]/CU

L[12]/CU

L[12]/CU

L[12]/CU

L[12]/CU

Expansion of existing rail lines

P

P

P

P

P

P

Date Passed: Monday, April 19, 2021

Effective Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021

ORD C36034 Section 8