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Redwood Shores Lagoon Bank Policy FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions About Waterfront Improvements in Redwood Shores


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  • Are there any exceptions to the policy?

  • Do I need a permit/approval for repairing or replacing an existing boat dock?

  • Do I need a permit/approval to landscape my rear yard?

  • How can I get more information?

  • How do I find out if I live in a Planned Development? Do I need a Planned Development Amendment?

  • How do I get approvals for existing or proposed waterfront improvements? What permits are needed?

  • How much time do I have to conform to this policy?

  • I received approval from the Homeowners Association, and now the City is saying I can’t build my waterfront improvement. What do I do?

  • Is it my responsibility to replace the rip rap (arrogate rock) along the lagoon bank?

  • Under the policy, which types of waterfront improvements are permitted and which are not?

  • What happens if I bought the house “as is” and did not install any of the waterfront improvements?

  • What happens if I don’t agree with this policy?

  • What information and materials do I need to provide in order to submit a complete application for a Waterfront Improvement Permit?

  • What is the purpose of the Redwood Shores Lagoon Bank Policy?

  • What types of waterfront improvements are “grandfathered” in (i.e., allowed to remain as is)?

  • Who was involved in developing this policy?

  • Why are waterfront improvements an issue for Redwood Shores?