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Shoreline Master Programs

Granite Falls Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update

On April 24, 2013, the Washington State Department of Ecology approved the City of Granite Falls' Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as submitted. This approval puts the final stamp on a significant effort that increases protection and restoration of habitat and water quality, and provides clarity on the type of future development that will occur within the City’s shoreline areas.

The comprehensive update revises the existing shoreline program, including the goals policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures. Granite Falls' shoreline program will guide construction and development along 5,210 feet of shoreline of the Pilchuck and South Fork of the Stillaguamish Rivers, and associated wetland and floodplains of the Pilchuck River. The locally tailored program combines local plans for future development and preservation with new development ordinances and related permitting requirements.

Ecology solicited public comment on the proposed program update from March 13 through April 12, 2013. Ecology notified interested parties by mail and email. No public comments were received.

Effective Date

Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of Granite Falls’ shoreline program is May 8, 2013, 14 days after Ecology provided notice to the City that their shoreline program was approved.


  • Per RCW 90.58.190(2) and RCW 36.70A.290, an interested party may file an appeal with the Growth Management Hearings Board within 60 days of the publication date of Ecology’s written notice of final action.
  • Ecology plans to publish the notice of final action in The Everett Herald legal ads on May 6, 2013.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF

Locally adopted shoreline program

Background documents

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contact Anthony Boscolo, (see below) Washington State Department of Ecology.

Staff contact

Anthony Boscolo
Washington Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Avenue SE
Bellevue, Washington 98008-5452
(425) 649-7049

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