Title 17E Environmental Standards
Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations
Article V. General Requirements for Shoreline Use and Modifications: Part III. Nonconforming Shoreline Situations
Existing nonconforming single-family residences may be enlarged or expanded in conformance with applicable bulk and dimensional standards upon approval of a shoreline conditional use permit and by conformance with the following requirements:
An expansion or enlargement to the main structure or the addition of a normal appurtenance as defined in WAC 173-27-040(2)(g) and chapter 17A.020 SMC, Definitions, to the main structure shall only be accomplished by addition of space:
above the main structure’s building footprint; and/or
onto or behind that side of the main structure which is the farthest away from the ordinary high-water mark.
If the requirements in SMC 17E.060.380(F)(3)(a) and (b) cannot be accomplished without causing significant harm to shoreline vegetation or other shoreline ecological functions, the director may require additional site analysis to determine if an alternative location for the expansion or enlargement of the structure is feasible.
A structure which is being or has been used for a nonconforming use shall not be used for a different nonconforming use, except as provided below, and only upon the approval of a shoreline conditional use permit.
No reasonable alternative conforming use is practical.
The proposed use will be is as consistent with the policies and provisions of the Act and these shoreline regulations and as compatible with the uses in the area as the preexisting use; and
Date Passed: Monday, June 21, 2010
Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010
ORD C34605 Section 4