City of Seattle Releases Draft Shoreline Restoration Plan

Published Jan 02, 2012


The City of Seattle has released a second draft of its updated Shoreline Master Program, revised to comply with rules set by the Washington Department of Ecology in WAC chapter 173-26.

The City also recently released its draft Shoreline Restoration Plan.  The Plan includes a detailed inventory of current shoreline conditions and identifies priority opportunities for restoration.  While the Plan does not establish regulatory requirements, several of the SMP’s policies point to the Plan as a guide for improving shoreline ecological function.  The deadline for public comments on the Shoreline Restoration Plan is February 10, 2012.

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