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Port Orchard Limited Amendment

On January 24, 2018, we provided the City of Port Orchard with required changes to the city’s proposed amendment of their Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

The changes are based on our review of whether the proposed amendment complies with state laws and rules, as well as a public comment period held January 3 through February 2, 2017. We used mail and email to notify those who had expressed prior interest. We received one written comment from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The public comment and the city’s response have been incorporated into Attachment A: Findings and Conclusions (below).

The city’s SMP amendment proposes several changes to their existing shoreline program. The changes include clarifications to nonconforming uses and provisions for structures, specifically addressing redevelopment in the built-out High Intensity Shoreline Environmental Designations, and general clarifications and corrections related to SMP implementation.

The required changes have been sent to the city for their review and response. The city may agree to these changes or offer alternative language. Final approval will occur when we agree on language that meets state requirements.

Documents related to approval

Note: All documents are PDF

Locally adopted Limited Amendment

If you have trouble accessing documents, please contact Misty Blair.