16.20.380 Residential development.
(1) Single-family residential development is a preferred use when it is developed in a manner consistent with pollution control and preventing damage to the natural environment.
(2) Residential development shall be located and constructed to result in no net loss of shoreline ecological function. No net loss of shoreline ecological functions shall be ensured through application of shoreline buffers to avoid future stabilization and other provisions of this SMP related to shoreline stabilization, vegetation management, and on-site sewage disposal.
(3) Lots for residential use shall have a maximum density consistent with the city’s comprehensive plan.
(4) Accessory uses and structures shall be located outside of the riparian buffer, unless the structure is or supports a water-dependent use. Storage structures to support water-related uses are not water-dependent uses and, therefore, shall be located outside of the riparian buffer.
(5) All residential development shall be located or designed in such a manner as to prevent measurable degradation of water quality from stormwater runoff. Adequate mitigation measures shall be required and implemented where there is the reasonable potential for such adverse effect on water quality.
(6) New shoreline residences shall ensure that shoreline stabilization and flood control structures are not necessary to protect proposed residences.
(7) New floating residences and over-water residential structures shall be prohibited in shoreline jurisdiction.
(8) New residential development shall connect with sewer systems, when available.
(9) All new residential development shall be required to meet the vegetation management provisions contained in ECMC 16.20.240, Shoreline vegetation conservation, and ECMC 16.20.540, Fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas. (Ord. 484 § 2, 2014)