Responses to SMP Update Questions and Comments

What is the overall timeline for completion of the Shoreline Master Program Update?
 
The Planning Commission is committed to working on the draft SMP document beginning in January 2011, until it is ready to send to the Washington State Department of Ecology later in 2011.  The remainder of the completion tasks will occur throughout the end of 2011, with adoption of a final Shoreline Master Program in 2012.
 
Will the Shoreline Master Program be consistent with the Point Ruston Master Development Plan?
 
The Planning Commission and staff do not anticipate an conflicts between the final SMP and the recently approved Point Ruston Master Development Plan (PRMDP).  Future amendments to the PRMDP will be required to comply with the final SMP.
 
Can the Shoreline Master Program include provisions for a deep water port for cruise ship docking?
 
Yes.  The Planning Commission has directed the staff to include provisions for a deep water port for cruise ship docking within the draft SMP.
 
Can the Shoreline Master Program include provisions for construction of a marina?
 
Yes.  The Planning Commission has directed the staff to include provisions for marina construciton within the draft SMP.
 
Can the Shoreline Master Program include provisions for a kayak launch?
 
Yes.  The Planning Commission has directed the staff to include provisions for a kayak launch within the draft SMP.

Have adequate provisions been made to allow for public access along the portion of the Shoreline jurisdiction along future Yacht Club Road?

Yes.  The Planning Commission included requirements for public access along the entire shoreline jurisdiction, not just the portion which fronts on Commencement Bay.
 
 
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