Title 17E Environmental Standards
Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations
Article VIII. Design Standards Specific to Shoreline Districts
To meet a basic objective of the Shoreline Management Act for public access to the shoreline.
To supplement the urban forest with new trees and planting as development and redevelopment occur.
To have streets add to the environmental quality of the shoreline environment.
To make the public aware of the rich history and environmental systems associated with the river and the shoreline.
To encourage private development to incorporate features that help people understand the setting.
To encourage site design to make use of state of the art techniques.
To encourage site design techniques that protects the environment and water resources by considering the site’s pre-existing hydrologic conditions.
To maintain vegetative cover that holds slopes, filters run-off and provides habitat.
To carefully control the effects of land disturbance so that the natural systems immediately adjacent to the river are protected.
To encourage new development to embody sustainable features.
To encourage innovative, sustainable elements in new roofs.
To ensure building design that complements and blends with the natural character of the shoreline environment.
Signs within the shoreline jurisdiction shall be regulated pursuant to chapter 17C.240 SMC. (R)
To prevent glare and spillover.
Date Passed: Monday, April 19, 2021
Effective Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
ORD C36034 Section 12