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Information for Shoreline

Are There Site Constraints on Your Property?

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Many things affect how you might be able to develop your property, including the land use classification (zoning) and development regulations.


The zoning for a piece of property can influence the design of your proposal including the building height, location on the property, and size of the buildings. To determine the classification of your property visit our Map page

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Development regulations provide the actual development criteria. Once a project is clearly defined and the zoning classification determined, the specific regulations can be reviewed to see how they might influence the final design.

Physical site constraints may also affect the developable
area on the property.  These include:

  • Critical Areas
  • Flood Plains
  • Shorelines

To determine if your property contains one or more of this type of constraint contact us.

The existing records may be beneficial in planning your project.  Review existing permit records.


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Contact Information

Department of Planning & Community Development 

City Hall, Third Floor
17500 Midvale Avenue N, Shoreline 




(206) 801-2500
(206) 801-2788


Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Permit processing ends at 4:00 p.m. daily