The Shoreline Master Program amendment regarding the definition of a vessel, Ordinance 125882, became effective on November 12 after final review and approval by the Department of Ecology on October 29. This amendment adds 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.
Shoreline Master Program Proposing New Director’s Rule About Height Exceptions
We are proposing a new Director’s Rule regarding height exceptions for floating homes regulated under the Shoreline Master Program. The purpose of this rule is to clarify that a height exception for floating homes that are greater than 18-ft in height also applies for floating homes with a height of 18-ft and less.
Council Unanimously Adopts Shoreline Master Program
On January 22, 2013 Seattle City Council unanimously adopted Council Bill 117585comprising the first comprehensive update of Seattle’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) since 1987.
Shoreline Master Program Public Hearing
The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee has scheduled a public hearing for the Shoreline Master Program(SMP). The public hearing will be Monday October 15, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall at 600 Fourth Avenue.
Shoreline Master Program Recommendations Sent to Council
The Mayor’s recommendations to update the City’s Shoreline Master Program were delivered to City Council on September 4, 2012. The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee has scheduled a public hearing for October 15, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
Shoreline Master Program Final Recommendations Just Released
An environmental (SEPA) determination and decision on DPD’s final recommendations for updating Seattle’s Shoreline Master Program was published on June 28. The final Shoreline Master Program recommendations include the goals, policies and regulations that govern Seattle’s Shoreline District and the Restoration and Enhancement Plan. The Shoreline District includes the Duwamish River, the Ship Canal, Lake Union, Lake Washington, Green Lake, Puget Sound, associated wetlands and floodplains, and land within 200 feet of these water-bodies.
Draft Shoreline Restoration Plan Released
The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is pleased to announce the release of the draft Shoreline Restoration Plan. Written comments on the plan are welcomed and encouraged. The comment period will last through Friday, February 10, 2012.
Shoreline Master Program Update
DPD continues to receive public comments on the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) draft regulations that were released on February 9, 2011. The deadline for comments on the proposed regulations has been extended to May 31, 2011. Seattle residents, business owners, and community groups are encouraged to review the draft regulations and provide input.
Seattle’s Shoreline Rules to Change
Today the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development published proposed changes to Seattle’s Shoreline Master Plan. The update, which is mandated by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act, revises city regulations for Seattle’s extensive shorelines, including along the Puget Sound and Elliott Bay, Duwamish River, Lake Union/Ship Canal, Green Lake and Lake Washington, and is the first major update since 1987.
Draft Shoreline Master Program Goals, Policies and Regulations
DPD is updating Seattle’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP). DPD will release a draft of the proposed updates to the SMP for public review on January 2011.