Redmond SMP: Periodic review

On Nov. 25, 2019, we approved the City of Redmond's Shoreline Master Program (SMP) periodic review amendment. Per RCW 90.58.090, the effective date of Redmond's SMP is Dec. 9, 2019, 14 days after we provided notice to the city that their SMP was approved.

Redmond's SMP periodic review includes minor changes to provisions regarding:

  • Administrative polices and regulations.
  • Critical Areas regulations.
  • Definitions.

The SMP applies to both the in-water and adjacent upland areas, including the Sammamish River, Bear and Evans creeks, and Lake Sammamish.

A public comment period was conducted from Aug. 5 to Sept. 4, 2019. We used mail and email to notify interested parties of the public comment period. We received a total of five individual comments from one organization. Comments focused on updates to stream water typing classification consistent with the latest state critical areas guidance, and increasing the size of shoreline buffers on Lake Sammamish. On Sept. 6, 2019, we sent a summary of comments to the city for their response. The public comments and city's responses are included within Attachment B.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting David Pater.


  • Per RCW 90.58.190(2) and RCW 36.70A.290, an interested party may file an appeal with the Growth Management Hearings Board within 60 days of the publication date of our written notice of final action.
  • We plan to publish the notice of final action in the Seattle Times legal ads on Dec. 9, 2019.