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Shoreline Master Program Update

Our Shoreline Master Program has rules about public access and environmental restoration.
An update of goals, policies and regulations that govern land use and activities within the Seattle Shoreline District.


Quick Reference

Citywide or Plans and Studies

Topics of Interest
Existing Shoreline Master Program Policies and Regulations

  • Land Use Element: contains goals and policies relating to shorelines contained in section C-4 of the Seattle Comprehensive Plan’s Land Use Element
  • Seattle Municipal Code 23.60: specific regulations for uses, development, and activities within the shoreline jurisdiction.
  • Seattle Zoning Maps: maps depicting zoning including shoreline environments

More information on the Shoreline Management Act on the Department of Ecology Shoreline Management Page.

Related Agencies and Programs

Completed Shoreline Master Programs

Public Meetings

Public Meeting 1 - Open House
November 7, 2007

Public Meeting 2 - Presentation
March 8, 2011

Community Presentations

Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings:

We convened a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to help shape policies affecting Seattle's shoreline.

Meeting 1
Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Meeting 2
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Meeting 3
August 26, 2008

Meeting 4
October 28, 2008

Meeting 5
November 18, 2008

Meeting 6
December, 16, 2008

Meeting 7
January 21, 2009

Meeting 8
February 24, 2009

Meeting 9
March 24, 2009

Meeting 10
April 28, 2009

Meeting 11
June 2, 2009

Meeting 12
Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Meetings & Events


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