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The following tables specify the shoreline uses and developments which may take place or be conducted within the designated environments. The uses and developments listed in the matrix are allowed only if they are not in conflict with more restrictive regulations of the Mercer Island development code and are in compliance with the standards specified in MICC 19.13.050.

KEY:

CE:

Permitted via shoreline categorically exempt

P:

Permitted use

P-1:

Uses permitted when authorized by a conditional use permit for the applicable zone shall also require a shoreline substantial development permit and a shoreline plan in compliance with MICC 19.13.020(C)

SCUP:

Shoreline conditional use permit

NP:

Not a permitted use

The following regulations apply to all uses and development within the shorelands, whether or not that development is exempt from the permit requirements:

Table A – Shoreland Uses Landward of the Ordinary High Water Mark 

SHORELAND USE LANDWARD OF THE OHWM

Urban Residential Environment

Urban Park Environment

Single-family dwelling including accessory uses and accessory structures

CE

NP

Accessory dwelling units

CE

NP

The use of a single-family dwelling as a bed and breakfast

P-1

NP

A state-licensed day care or preschool

P-1

NP

Government services, public facilities, and museums and art exhibitions

P-1

P

Public parks and open space

P

P

Private recreational areas

P

NP

Semi-private waterfront recreation areas for use by 10 or fewer families

P

NP

Semi-private waterfront recreation areas for use by more than 10 families

P-1

NP

Noncommercial recreational areas

P-1

P

Commercial recreational areas

NP

NP

Places of worship

P-1

NP

Retirement homes located on property used primarily for a place of worship

P-1

NP

Special needs group housing

P

NP

Social service transitional housing

P

NP

Public schools accredited or approved by the state for compulsory school attendance

NP

NP

Private schools accredited or approved by the state for compulsory school attendance

NP

NP

Streets and parking

P

P

Transit facilities including light rail transit facilities, transit stops, and associated parking lots

P

NP

Wireless communications facilities

P

P

New hard structural shoreline stabilization

SCUP

SCUP

Soft structural shoreline stabilization

P

P

Shoreland surface modification

P

P

Restoration of ecological functions including shoreline habitat and natural systems enhancement

P

P

Boat ramp

P

P

Agriculture, aquaculture, forest practices and mining

NP

NP

Table B – Shoreland Uses Waterward of the Ordinary High Water Mark 

SHORELAND USE WATERWARD OF THE OHWM

Urban Residential Environment

Urban Park Environment

Moorage facilities and covered moorages 600 square feet or less

P

P

Covered moorage larger than 600 square feet

SCUP

SCUP

Floating platforms

P

P

Mooring piles, diving boards and diving platforms

P

P

Boat ramp

P

P

Boat houses

NP

NP

Floating homes

NP

NP

Public access pier, dock, or boardwalk

P

P

Utilities

P

P

Public transportation facilities including roads, bridges, and transit

P

P

Transit facilities including light rail transit facilities

P

NP

Dredging and dredge material disposal

P

P

Breakwaters, jetties, and groins (except those for restoration of ecological functions)

NP

NP

Restoration of ecological functions including shoreline habitat and natural systems enhancement

P

P

Notes:

A use not listed in this table is not permitted within shorelands.

A use permitted by this table shall meet all other applicable regulations, including, but not limited to, being an allowed use in the applicable zone.

(Ord. 19C-06 § 1 (Att. A)).