C. Shoreline Residential Environment
The purpose of the “Shoreline Residential” environment is to provide for residentialdevelopment and appurtenant structures that are consistent with the Shoreline Management Act,while protecting existing natural resources, ecological functions and restoring ecologicalfunctions in previously degraded areas of the environment. An additional purpose is to provideappropriate public access and recreational uses.
Areas to be designated Shoreline Residential should meet one or more of the following criteria:1. Areas presently developed or platted for residential uses.2. Areas zoned for residential development.3. Areas having the physical ability to support low to medium density residential uses andassociated recreational and public service facilities.4. Areas which can provide, and have the capabilities to support, the necessary publicservices, utilities, and access to accommodate low to medium density development.Sewage disposal and water supply facilities may be provided on an individual or community basis.
1. Establish policies and regulations addressing minimum frontage width, setbacks, lotcoverage limitations, buffers, shoreline stabilization, vegetation conservation, critical areaprotection, and water quality for development and new uses to assure no net loss of shoreline ecological functions.2. New developments should be permitted only in those shoreline areas that are capable of supporting the proposed use in a manner which protects or enhances the shorelineenvironment, and reflects the character of the surrounding area such as providing openspace or maintaining shoreline vegetation buffers.3. Public access to shorelines should be required for multiple family residences, apartments,and large subdivisions. Common access for small, single-family residential subdivisionsshould be encouraged and should be required where feasible.4. Recreational developments should provide shoreline areas for community or public openspace and public access.5. Access, utilities and public services should be available and adequate to serve existingneeds and planned future development.6. Developments within the “Shoreline Residential” environment should be compatible withuses and activities in adjacent, including aquatic, environments.7. Intense development should be prohibited and commercial uses are intended to beaccessory uses that are limited to water-oriented uses.8. Encourage restoration of shoreline ecological functions through non regulatory programs.
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