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Port Orchard Shoreline Master Program: Limited Amendment

Public Comment Requested - January 3, 2017 to February 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology seeks public comment on the City of Port Orchard’s proposed amendment to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

The City’s limited amendment proposes several changes to their existing shoreline program. These proposed amendments are intended to provide corrections and clarifications to existing provisions, update City and state code references, add more specific guidance for redevelopment, modify the non-conforming uses section, and remove some specific requirements from the public access section. These proposed amendments were locally adopted on October 11, 2016 as Ordinance Nos. 031-16 and 032-16.

Ecology will compare Port Orchard's proposed amendment to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, Ecology will decide whether to:

  • Approve the amendment as is or with recommended changes, or
  • Send the proposed amendment back to the city with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

Learn more: Citizen Guide to Shoreline Master Programs

Public comment period

Opens: January 3, 2017
Closes: February 2, 2017 at 5:00 pm

All interested parties are invited to provide comment about the proposed amendment during this public comment period. There are several ways to provide comments. You only need to submit your comments once.

Submit written comments and questions to:

Regional Planner: Misty Blair
Mailing address: Washington State Department of Ecology
  Northwest Regional Office
  3190 160th Avenue SE
  Bellevue,  Washington 98008-5452
Email: misty.blair@ecy.wa.gov
Direct line: 425-649-4309


Ecology must receive comments no later than February 2, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Documents for public review and comment

Note: All documents are PDF.

Locally adopted SMP Limited Amendments

If you have trouble accessing documents, please contact Misty Blair, Washington Department of Ecology.

Paper copies are available at the following locations:

Washington Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave SE
Bellevue, Washington 98008
Staff contact: Misty Blair
Email:  misty.blair@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: 425-649-4309

City of Port Orchard Department of Community Development
216 Prospect Street
Port Orchard, Washington 98366
Staff contact: Keri Sallee, Long-Range Associate Planner
Email: ksallee@cityofportorchard.us
Phone: 360-874-5533  

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 Port Orchard's response to comments and a notice of Ecology’s decision when they become available. Please check back.

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