Centralia Shoreline Master Program

On August 22, 2018 we provided required and recommended changes to the City of Centralia's for their proposed comprehensive Shoreline Master Program (SMP update.

The required and recommended changes are based on our review whether or not the proposed update complies with state laws and rules, and input we received during our public comment period for the proposed updated SMP. The public comment period was held from June through to July 19, 2018.

Updated SMP will guide shoreline development, other activities

We used mail and email notices to notify interested parties about of the public comment period. We posted notice on our website's public input and events calendar. We received no public comments.

The City's proposed updated SMP will replace Centralia's existing SMP, last amended in 1982. The SMP will guide development and activities along more than 11 miles of shoreline within Centralia, including portions of the Chehalis and Skookumchuck rivers, Salzer Creek, and Plummer Lake. The proposed SMP:

  • Prioritizes water-oriented uses and development within the city’s shoreline areas.
  • Identifies potential restoration projects for future shoreline restoration efforts.
  • Incorporates critical area regulations to ensure sensitive areas within shoreline jurisdiction are protected, since the City is also engaged in preplanning for its Urban Growth Areas.

Documents for public review and comment

If you have trouble accessing the above documents, please contact Kim Van Zwalenburg.