Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Periodic Update

Washington state law requires that the City of Anacortes review and update its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) every 8 years in accordance with the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and its current guidelines and legislative rules to attain state approval. The City’s timeline includes completing this periodic update by June 30, 2021.

Project Timeline

  • August/October:  Planning Commission Study Sessions
  • November/December: Joint Ecology/City public hearing & comment period; Submittal to Ecology for initial determination
  • Winter 2021: Planning Commission review and recommendation
  • Spring 2021: Local adoption of the SMP

Project Documents

Public Comments:  Please contact Libby Grage, Planning Manager, with questions.  In the coming months, a formal public comment period will be advertised so the community can share feedback on the proposals.

Learn More

  1. Libby Grage

    Planning Manager
    Phone: 360-299-1986

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