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6106.0180 EXEMPTIONS FROM SETBACKS, HEIGHT LIMITS, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

Uses and activities not specifically exempted under this part must comply with this chapter. All exemptions in the shore impact zone (SIZ) and bluff impact zone (BIZ) are also subject to the vegetation management standards in part 6106.0150 and the land alteration and storm water management standards in part 6106.0160. In the table, "E" means that the use is exempt; "(E)" means that the use is allowed only if no alternatives exist, and "N" means that the use is not exempt and must meet the standards in this chapter.

Set-
backs
Height limits SIZ BIZ Standard (the use must comply with standard or referenced parts)
Industrial and utility structures requiring greater height for operational reasons (such as elevators, refineries, and railroad signaling towers) N E N N Structure design and placement must minimize interference with public river corridor views
Barns, silos, and farm structures N E N N
Bridges and bridge approach roadways E E E (E) Part 6106.0130
Wireless communication facilities (towers) E E N N Part 6106.0110, subpart 7
Chimneys, church spires, flag poles, public monuments, and mechanical service stacks and similar mechanical equipment N E N N
Historic properties and contributing properties in historic districts E E E E Exemptions do not apply to additions or site alterations to historic buildings or structures
Buildings and structures on the face of or abutting the bluff in the CA-UC district of St. Paul, between Chestnut Street and Highway 52 E n/a n/a E Height in the CA-UC district is governed by underlying zoning
Public utilities
Electrical power facilities E E E (E) Part 6106.0130
Essential services (other than storm water facilities) E E E (E) Part 6106.0130
Storm water facilities E N E (E) Part 6106.0160
Wastewater treatment E N E N Part 6106.0130
Public transportation facilities E N (E) (E) Part 6106.0130
Public recreational facilities
Accessory structures, such as monuments, flagpoles, light standards, and similar park features E E (E) (E) Part 6106.0130; within BIZ, only on slopes averaging less than 30 percent. Exemptions do not apply to principal buildings
Picnic shelters and other open-sided structures E N (E) N Part 6106.0130
Parking areas (E) N (E) (E) Part 6106.0130; within BIZ, only within 20 feet of toe of bluff; not on face of bluff; and must not affect stability of bluff
Roads and driveways (E) N (E) (E) Part 6106.0130
Natural-surfaced trails, access paths, and viewing areas E N E E Part 6106.0130
Hard-surfaced trails and viewing platforms E N E (E) Part 6106.0130; within BIZ, only on slopes averaging less than 30 percent
Water access ramps E N E (E) Part 6106.0130
Public signs and kiosks for interpretive or directional purposes E N E (E) Part 6106.0130
River-dependent uses
Shoreline facilities E N* E (E) Part 6106.0110, subpart 6. Exemptions do not apply to buildings, structures, and parking areas that are not part of a shoreline facility
Private roads and conveyance structures serving river-dependent uses E N* E (E) Part 6106.0110, subpart 6
Private residential and commercial water access and use facilities
Private roads serving 3 or more lots (E) N N (E) Part 6106.0140; in BIZ, only on slopes averaging less than 30 percent. Exemption does not apply to private roads serving fewer than 3 lots or to private driveways and parking areas
Access paths E N E E Part 6106.0140
Water access ramps E N E N Part 6106.0140
Stairways, lifts, and landings E N E E Part 6106.0140
Water-oriented accessory structures E N E N Part 6106.0140
Patios and decks E N N N Part 6106.0140, subpart 6
Directional signs for watercraft (private) E N E N Part 6106.0140; exemption does not apply to off-premise advertising signs
Temporary storage of docks, boats, and other equipment during the winter months E N E N
Erosion control structures, such as rock riprap and retaining walls E N E (E) Part 6106.0160, subpart 4
Flood control structures E N E (E) Part 6106.0160

* River-dependent commercial, industrial, and utility structures are exempt from height limits only if greater height is required for operational reasons.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116G.15

History:

41 SR 799

Published Electronically:

January 19, 2017