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Zoning

This is intended to augment and implement the Ocean Shores Comprehensive Plan. All of the various planning documents, including the comprehensive plan, are subject to amendments as conditions change; as such, all the policies and regulations which control the character and development of Ocean Shores must be used together and coordinated to fulfill their combined purpose. This title is an official land use control for the city, adopted and established pursuant to RCW 35A.63.100 to serve the public health, safety and general welfare, to encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the city, to lessen traffic congestion and accidents, to secure safety from fires, to provide adequate light and air, to prevent overcrowding of land, to avoid undue concentration of population, to promote coordinated development of unbuilt areas, to encourage the formation of neighborhood or community units, to secure an appropriate allotment of land area in new developments for all the requirements of the community life, to conserve and restore natural beauty and other natural resources, to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage and other public uses and requirements, and represents the means of carrying out the general purposes of the city comprehensive plan. (Ord. 837 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 136 § 1.02, 1974)

OSMC Title 17 Zoning