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(1) Single-family residential development is a preferred use when it is developed in a manner consistent with SMP provisions.

(2) Residential development shall be located and constructed to result in no net loss of shoreline ecological function.

(3) Lots for residential use shall have a maximum density consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan and zoning regulations.

(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 storm water 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 and appurtenant structures shall be sufficiently set back from steep slopes and shorelines vulnerable to erosion so that structural improvements, including bluff walls and other shoreline stabilization and flood control structures, are not necessary to protect proposed residences and associated uses.

(7) New floating residences and overwater residential structures shall be prohibited in shoreline jurisdiction.

(8) New, multi-unit residential development and the subdivision of land into five or more lots shall make adequate provisions for public access consistent with the regulations set forth in PMC 29.15.070, Public access.

(9) New residential development shall connect with sewer systems, as required by the PMC.

(10) All new residential development shall meet the vegetation management provisions contained in PMC 29.15.050, Shoreline vegetation conservation, and PMC 29.25.040, Fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas.

(11) Residential development clustering may be required by the Shoreline Administrator where appropriate to minimize ecological and visual impacts on shorelines, including minimization of impacts on shoreline vegetation consistent with PMC 29.15.050, Shoreline vegetation conservation. [Ord. 4314 § 2, 2016; Code 1970 § 29.01.420.]