The locally tailored program combines plans for future development and preservation with new ordinances and permitting requirements for nearly three miles of shoreline. The public comment period on the proposed plan is open until 5 p.m. on Dec. 5.
If approved, the proposal would meet the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines.
What’s a Shoreline Master Program?Shoreline Master Programs are local plans developed by cities and counties to manage shoreline uses and development. These local programs protect natural resources for future generations, provide for public access to public waters and shores, and plan for shoreline uses and development.
Winlock’s shoreline planWinlock’s new shoreline program incorporates vegetative buffers from the city’s Critical Areas Ordinance that accommodate existing development, prioritizes uses consistent with the city’s underlying zoning, and establishes all legally existing upland residential development and uses as conforming.
The proposal is available for review on the project website, and in paper form at the Washington Department of Ecology headquarters and at Winlock City Hall.
All comments should be sent to Ecology’s Sarah Cassal. There are four ways to do it:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail: Southwest Regional Office
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
In person: 300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, WA 98504
By phone: 360-407-7459
Ecology must receive comments no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2016.
Comment summaries and the city’s response will be posted to Winlock’s Shoreline Master Program page on Ecology’s website.