Maple Valley SMP update & periodic review

Public comment period is closed

We held a public comment period Dec. 16, 2019–Jan. 17, 2020 on Maple Valley's proposed comprehensive update to their Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

We mailed and emailed those who had expressed prior interest. We also issued a news release to encourage public participation and comment. We received one written comment that focused on provisions for homeowners with existing bulkheads protecting their property.

Response to comment

We prepared a summary of public comments and sent this to Maple Valley on Jan. 23, 2020. Maple Valley sent their response to comments on Feb. 6, 2020.

Next steps: our decision

We will compare the City of Maple Valley's proposed SMP update to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, we will decide whether to:

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

Relevant documents will be posted on this webpage when they become available. Please check back.

Documents for public review and comment