Kirkland Residential Shoreline Permitting

Private residence
Kirkland, WA

Implementation of a residential Lake Washington shoreline restoration required complex permitting at the local, State, and Federal levels. The Watershed Company successfully permitted the project components to comply with a complexity of shoreline and critical area regulations pertaining to in-water structures, shoreline setbacks, and non-conforming uses. A 150-foot-long concrete bulkhead was replaced with a beach cove and naturalized shoreline. Improvements included a rebuilt shoreline cottage, a rehabilitated overwater boathouse, new pilings, and an upland swimming pool. Watershed also provided technical assistance with the shoreline design.

All told, the following permits were obtained:

  • King County – Shoreline Substantial Development Permit
  • King County – SEPA DNS
  • King County – Building Permit
  • City of Kirkland – Shoreline Substantial Development Permit
  • City of Kirkland – Building Permit
  • Northshore Utility District – Easement Disturbance Approval
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Nationwide Permits 3 and 27
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife – Hydraulic Project Approval
  • Department of Ecology – Water Quality Certification

Design: Paul R Broadhurst + Associates

Large restored shoreline permitted by The Watershed Company

Full restored shoreline. Photo courtesy of Ecology, October 2012.

Before restoration.

Restored residential shoreline permitted by Watershed

Detail of restored shoreline. Photo courtesy of Ecology, October 2012.

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