New shoreline building rules get over hurdle

New shoreline building regulations have been passed by the state Natural Resources Board, the Associated Press is reporting:

Property owners would have to limit waterproof surfaces such as roofs and driveways. Buildings within 75 feet of the water would be limited to 35 feet in height. Homeowners who want to expand a pre-existing structure within 75 feet of the water would have to improve water quality and wildlife habitat. Rules limiting spending on renovations to pre-existing structures to 50 percent of their value would be wiped out, allowing unlimited repairs and internal remodeling.”

The changes have a way to go yet before going into effect. They next head to a legislative committee.


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