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Shoreline Master Program
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Overview

The Shoreline Master Program (SMP) is a comprehensive shoreline land-use plan that includes policies and regulations for the use and development of the shoreline.

The statewide Shoreline Management Act requires a comprehensively updated SMP be periodically reviewed every eight years. The City is included in the first round of periodic reviews to be completed in 2019. 

The City completed a comprehensive update to the SMP in February of 2013. Since, the Central Issaquah sub-area plan has been adopted as the Central Issaquah Design and Development Standards (CIDDS) and the Lake Sammamish State Park has been annexed by the City. These changes have not been incorporated into the SMP.

Timeline
  • March 2019 – Rivers and Streams Board Meeting: 
    • Present SMP project overview and purpose of the update 
  • May 2019
    • SMP Code Amendments and Gap Analysis
    • Planning Policy Commission Meeting:
      • Joint Ecology and City Public Hearing
  • Late Spring 2019 
    • Local SEPA review and approval 
    • Joint 30-day public comment period 
    • Department of Commerce/GMA 60-day review and approval 
    • Ecology 45-day review and approval 
  • June 2019 
    • Submit to Ecology response to public comments, Periodic Review Checklist, SMP Amendments, SEPA and GMA noticing materials 
  • July 2019 
    • Receive initial determination from Ecology 
  • August 2019
    • City Council:
      • Public Hearing before City Council and Ordinance 
  • September 2019
    • Land and Shore Committee:
      • City Council Land and Shore Committee Review of SMP
    • City Council:
      • City Council Adoption of SMP Amendments 
    • SMP Submittal to Ecology