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During its September 8 study session, the City Council directed staff to draft changes to the Planning Commission Recommended Shoreline Master Program (SMP) on code sections governing the regulation of public access, parks development, determination of ordinary high water mark, setbacks and vegetation conservation, residential moorage, constitutional limitations and utility system and facility mitigation. Refer to the link below to review staff progress on development of a response to the City Council direction.
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
The City Council has held 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.
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: Michael Paine, Planning Manager
Contact: Heidi Bedwell
Department of Ecology Shoreline Management
Ecology Shoreline Photos
King County Shoreline Master Plan Update
Governor's Office of Regulatory Assistance