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CITY OF <br />DBURN <br />WASHINGTON <br />Planning, Building, and Community Department <br />Shoreline Substantial Development General Information <br />Within the Auburn City Limits, a Shoreline Management Substantial Development Permit is <br />required for any substantial development that is proposed within 200 feet of the Green River, <br />White River or their associated shorelands. <br />Requirements: All improvements over $5,000 and within 200 feet of the Green or White Rivers <br />and associated wetlands require a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit except the <br />following: <br />• Owner-occupied construction of a single family home that does not exceed 35 feet in <br />height. <br />Normal maintenance and repair. <br />Emergency construction needed to protect property from imminent danger. <br />Normal bulkheads common to single family residences. <br />Procedures: In order for an application to be complete all information requested on the <br />Shoreline Substantial Development Submittal Requirements form must be included with the <br />application. Within 28 days of receiving your application, city staff will determine whether the <br />application is complete. The applicant will be informed in letter format. <br />A shoreline substantial development permit is decided by the City of Auburn Hearing Examiner. <br />Once a threshold determination has been made on the proposal and the appeal period has <br />ended then a public hearing before the hearing examiner is scheduled. These hearings are <br />held on the third Tuesday of the month. Information, exhibits, and testimony are entered into <br />the record at the public hearing. Note that the application and/or representative must be <br />present at the hearing or the proposal will be postponed to next available hearing date. <br />The hearing examiner's decision can be appealed to the City Council. <br />Please note: In order to help work out potential problems before the formal submittal, the City <br />of Auburn recommends that applicants attend a pre-application meeting. <br />If you have any questions or wish to arrange a pre-application meeting please contact the <br />Planning Department at 253-931-3090. <br />Page I of 2 <br />AUBURN *MORE THAN YOU IMAGINED