Tacoma Master Program: Comprehensive Update
Public comment period is closed
The Washington State Department of Ecology held a public comment period on Tacoma’s proposed comprehensive update to their Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The period for public comment was from April 23 through June 7, 2012.
Ecology used mail and email to notify those who had expressed prior interest. Ecology also issued a news release to encourage public participation and comment. Ecology received 34 letters and emails with comments. Comments are primarily focused on the re-designation of Sperry Ocean Dock from the S-7 (High Intensity) environment designation to a transitional S-6/7 (Urban Conservancy) designation; public access along Schuster Parkway; aquaculture; environment designations and mitigation sequencing; buffers; and utilities.
Response to public comment
Ecology has prepared a summary of public comments and sent this to the City of Tacoma. The City will write a response to the comments. The response to comments will be posted here when available. Please check back.
Next steps: Ecology's decision
Ecology will decide if the City's proposed program update meets the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, Ecology will decide whether to:
Relevant documents will be posted on this website when they become available. Please check back.
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