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Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 17E
Chapter 17E.060
Section 17E.060.640

Title 17E Environmental Standards

Chapter 17E.060 Shoreline Regulations

Article VI. Environment Designations and Requirements for Modifications and Uses in Specific Environments: Part I. Environmental Designations Established

Section 17E.060.640 Environmental Designations Established

  1. Purpose.
    The environment designations are a regulatory overlay to the underlying zoning and provide a framework for allowing certain uses.
  2. The shoreline environments and the general boundaries of these environments are represented on the shoreline environment designations maps as authorized in chapter 17E.060 SMC and as adopted in chapter 14, Shorelines, in the comprehensive plan.
  3. A development in the shoreline jurisdiction shall meet the use and modification standards of the shoreline environment in Article VI below, the general use and modification provisions in Article IV and Article V, any zoning overlay in which it is located, and those of the underlying zone. In the case of irreconcilable conflicts between the regulations of the shoreline environment and the underlying zone, the most restrictive regulation shall apply.
  4. If a shoreline lot is split by a shoreline environment boundary line, each portion of the lot shall be regulated by the shoreline environment covering that portion.
  5. Shorelines that are undesignated shall automatically be assigned an urban conservancy environment, pursuant to WAC 173-26-211(2)(e).

Date Passed: Monday, November 3, 2008

Effective Date: Monday, July 26, 2010

ORD C34326 Section 2