SDCI is proposing to amend the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) to increase the consistency of the use of terms in the code. The amendments would add additional language to the definition of vessel to clarify that the intent of the term “designed for navigation” is to transport people or goods over water. Additionally, the proposed amendments would add language to clarify what “used for navigation” means by including the term “capable of being used for navigation.” The term “capable of being used for navigation” would clarify that the use of the vessel isn’t dependent on the current owner of the vessel or the current condition of the vessel.
The City of Seattle and Washington Department of Ecology are seeking comments on these proposed amendments to the City of Seattle’s SMP (Chapter 23.60A of the Seattle Municipal Code) contained in Council Bill 119471.
The joint public comment period will run from April 1, 2019 through May 1, 2019 and a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 9:30 am at City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee meeting.
The hearing will be held in the:
City Council Chambers
Seattle City Hall, 2nd floor
600 Fourth Avenue
For additional information on the proposed amendments, the public comment period, and the public hearing please see the public notice in the Seattle Services Portal and SDCI’s Shoreline Master Program website.