Public has 14 days to weigh in on city’s revised protection plan
The city modified its shoreline plan and has submitted it to the Washington Department of Ecology for approval. Before approving or requesting changes to the amendment, Ecology is making it available for public review and comment. Comments will help Ecology decide next steps.
|Port Plaza is a popular year-round park for Olympians and |
visitors to the south-sound community.
The updated shoreline plan incorporates critical area regulation changes passed by the city council last year, makes minor corrections that delete provisions no longer necessary, and corrects the shoreline map to include an unused railway berm.
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an unused railway berm in the shoreline management plan.
Olympia’s amended plan can be found online. Paper copies are available to view at Ecology’s Southwest Regional Office in Lacey, or at the City of Olympia’s Planning and Development office.
Comments can be submitted online, through email, or by mail, and will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 22.
Mail: Kim Van Zwalenburg
Southwest Regional Office
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775
Online: Comment form
After the comment period closes, Ecology will compare Olympia’s amendment to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and Shoreline Master Program guidelines and decide whether or not to approve the amendment as is, approve it with changes, or send it back for required changes.
By Dave Bennett, Ecology communications