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The City Council has held numerous study sessions to consider the Planning Commission's draft Shoreline Master Program. Refer to the links below for council agenda materials and minutes on the topic.
Next meeting: Monday, May 18 The council is adopting its final policy and regulatory package for transmittal to the state Department of Ecology.
Study Session Agenda Memo (available Friday, May 15)
Attachment 1: Amendments to the Shoreline Element of the Comprehensive Plan (Policies)
Attachment 2: Amendments to the Shoreline Overlay District, Part 20.25E of the Land Use Code (Entire Document) or
20.25E.020 Shoreline Uses
20.25E.030 Shoreline Use Charts
20.25E.040 Nonconforming Shoreline Conditions
III. DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
20.25E.050 Dimensional Requirements
20.25E.060 General Requirements Applicable to All Shoreline Development and Uses
20.25E.065 Residential Shoreline Regulations (tracked changes version)
20.25E. 070 Specific Use Regulations
20.25E.080 Shoreline Modifications
20.25E.100 Review and Appeal Procedures
20.25E.110 Shoreline Process I – Quasi Judicial Decisions
20.25E.120 Shoreline Process II – Administrative Decisions
20.25E.130 Shoreline Process III – Ministerial Decisions
20.25E.140 Legislative Non-Project Actions
V. PERMITS AND DECISIONS
20.25E.150 Shoreline Project Permits
20.25E.160 Shoreline Substantial Development Permits
20.25E.170 Exemptions from Shoreline Substantial Development Permits-Letter of Exemption Required
20.25E.180 Shoreline Conditional Use Permit
20.25E.190 Variance to the Shoreline Master Program
20.25E.200 Amendments to the Text of the Shoreline Master Program
VI. ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
20.25E.280 Definitions Specific to the Shorelines Overlay
Attachment 3: SMP Conformance Amendments
LUC 20.25E.010 General
LUC 20.25E.030 Shoreline Use Charts
LUC 20.25E.050 Development Regulations
LUC 20.25E.060 General Requirements Applicable to all Shoreline Development and Uses
LUC 20.25E.065 Residential Shoreline Regulations
LUC 20.25E.070 Specific Use Regulations
LUC 20.25E.280 Definitions Specific to the Shoreline Overlay District
Residents and other stakeholders had multiple opportunities to provide feedback on the shoreline management update through Bellevue's Planning Commission, residents who served as an advisory panel for the City Council. The Planning Commission reviewed work products, provided input and guidance related to the development of goals, policies and regulations, and served as a preliminary approval board. Agendas for Planning Commission meetings in which the shoreline management update was addressed are available below.
Response to Questions by the Washington Sensible Shoreline Alliance
Responses to questions & requests collected between May & December of 2009
Other Board and Commission Meetings
East Bellevue Community Council
Parks & Community Services Board
Environmental Services Commission
Open Houses and Other Events
April 20, 2011 Open House: City Hall, 6-8 pm
Residents had an opportunity to learn more about the regulatory requirements and receive guidance on how to provide meaningful input to the Planning Commission on the draft. Staff and commission members were on hand to describe the draft SMP and answer questions. Displays and handouts were available to aid in the conversation.
May 21, 2009 Open House: Residents were introduced to the shoreline management plan update effort at City Hall, with an invitation to envision Bellevue's shorelines 20 years from now.
Feb. 25, 2009 Open House: Staff provided information about the shoreline management update process, including guidelines and schedule.
Boat Tour: On September 20, 2008, more than 50 people joined the Planning Commission and City Council member Patsy Bonincontri for a boat tour of the Lake Washington shoreline. The varied nature of the lake’s shoreline lends itself well to discussions of land uses, public access, piers, bulkheads, stormwater runoff, invasive vegetation and property setbacks. The tour is featured in an October 2008 It's Your City video.
450 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Heidi Bedwell
Department of Ecology Shoreline Management
Ecology Shoreline Photos
King County Shoreline Master Plan Update
Governor's Office of Regulatory Assistance