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Long Beach Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update
Public Comment Requested - February 28, 2017 to March 30, 2017 at 5 p.m.
The Washington Department of Ecology seeks public comment on Long Beach's proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program.
Long Beach is updating their Shoreline Master Program to reflect the local vision for appropriate shoreline development in response to the state mandated comprehensive amendment of all Master Programs in the state. The proposed program would address uses and development along 2.5 miles of shoreline along the Pacific Ocean and would replace the city’s 1997 shoreline master program in its entirety.
The updated Master Program prioritizes water-oriented uses and development within the City’s jurisdictional boundaries of the Shoreline Management Act; identifies potential restoration projects for future shoreline restoration efforts in a Restoration Plan; and, incorporates critical area regulations to ensure the protection of sensitive areas within shoreline jurisdiction.
Ecology will compare Long Beach’s proposed program to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, Ecology will decide whether to:
Learn more: Citizen Guide to Shoreline Master Programs
Public comment period
Submit written comments and questions to:
Documents for public review and comment
Note: All documents are PDF
If you have troubles accessing documents, please contact Kim Van Zwalenburg, Washington Department of Ecology.
Paper copies are available at the following locations:
Next steps: Response to public comment and decision
A summary of comments will be posted here a few weeks after the comment period closes. We will also post the Long Beach response to comments and a notice of Ecology’s decision when they become available. Please check back.
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