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City of Snohomish

Public comment requested: February 16 to March 19, 2018, at 5 p.m.

We are seeking public comment on the city of Snohomish's proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

This SMP amendment is intended to satisfy the state statutory requirements to comprehensively update the city’s SMP and take action to review and, if necessary, revise the city’s SMP on or before June 30, 2019.

Shorelines within the city of Snohomish include the Snohomish and Pilchuck rivers as well as Blackmans Lake and associated wetlands. The updated shoreline program will replace the city’s existing shoreline program adopted in 1976. The updated program establishes new goals, policies, and regulations to encourage and manage appropriate shoreline uses, public access, and protection and restoration of natural shoreline resources.

We will compare Snohomish's proposed program to the requirements of the state Shoreline Management Act and Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison,we will decide whether to:
  • Approve the program as is.
  • Approve the program with recommended changes.
  • Send the proposed program back to Snohomish with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes. 

Public comment period

Opens: February 16, 2018
Closes: March 19, 2018, at 5 p.m.

All interested parties are invited to provide comment on the proposed update 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, Regional Planner
Washington Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave SE
Bellevue, Wash. 98008-5452
misty.blair@ecy.wa.gov
425-649-4309

Comments must be received no later than March 19, 2018, at 5 p.m.

Documents for pubic review and comment

Note: All documents are PDF

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Misty Blair.

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

Washington Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave SE
Bellevue, Wash. 98008
Staff contact: Misty Blair
Email: misty.blair@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: 425-649-4309

City of Snohomish
Planning Department
116 Union Ave
Snohomish, Wash. 98290
Staff contact: Glen Pickus, Planning Director
Email:  pickus@snohomishwa.gov
Phone: 360-282-3173

Next steps: Response to public comment and decision

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