Poulsbo Shoreline Master Program: Amendment

Public comment requested — July 2, 2018 to August 2, 2018 at 5 p.m.

We are seeking public comment on the City of Poulsbo’s proposed amendment to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

The city’s amendment proposes several changes to their existing SMP. The changes include changes to the shoreline environment designation for a single property from Shoreline Residential 1 and 2 to High Intensity, and modifies the residential density requirement within the SR-2 SED from four to five dwelling units per acre, as permitted in the underlying zone.

We will compare the city's proposed SMP 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 SMP as is.
  • Approve the SMP  with recommended changes.
  • Send the proposed SMP back to Poulsbo with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

Public comment period

Opens: July 2, 2018
Closes: August 2, 2018, at 5 p.m.

All interested parties are invited to provide comment on the proposed amendment during this public comment period. There are several ways to provide comments. You only need to submit your comments once.

Submit written comments and questions to:

Misty Blair
Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98008-5452

Comments must be received no later than August 2, 2018, at 5 p.m.

Documents for public review and comment

Note: All documents are PDF

Locally adopted SMP Limited Amendment Background Information

Paper copies are available, by appointment, at the following locations:

Washington Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98008
Staff Contact: Misty Blair

City of Poulsbo
200 NE Moe St.
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Staff Contact: Nikole Coleman, Associate Planner

Next Steps: Response to public comment and decision

A summary of comments will be posted here a few weeks after the comment period closes. We will also post the City of Poulsbo's response to comments and a notice of our decision when they become available. Please check back.