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Planning Commission Meeting – 1/13/2021

JanJanuary 13 2021


City of Port Orchard

2021 Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Periodic Update

Planning Commission Meeting on January 13, 2021

Opportunity for Public Review, Questions and Comments

Documents Available for Public Review:



  • Draft revisions to City policies and regulations in the SMP and municipal code, in response to:
  • Projected downtown sea level rise issues
  • Required Department of Ecology updates
  • Other identified deficiencies/inconsistencies in the existing SMP
  • Advisement on Impacts of Sea Level Rise on City of Port Orchard Shoreline (Herrera Environmental, 10/2/2020)
  • Department of Ecology Periodic Review Checklist (September 20, 2017)



By June 30, 2021, the City of Port Orchard is required to complete an update to the City’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP), which regulates development and land use within the City’s shoreline areas. The City has been working to address several areas of needed revisions, including potential sea level rise along the downtown shoreline, and outdated and inconsistent policies that may conflict with other City code and plans. In response, the City has drafted proposed policy and regulation changes which are now available for public review.


This informational notice has been sent to you because you either own a property/business on the City’s marine shoreline (Sinclair Inlet) or on the shoreline jurisdictional portion of Blackjack Creek or Square Lake, or your property/business is near these areas. No action is required of you, but you are encouraged to review the available draft documents, including the City’s proposed regulatory changes, at: https://www.portorchardwa.gov/2019-2021-shoreline-master-program-periodic-update/. Additional information on the SMP update is also available here.


On January 13, 2021, at 6:00 pm, the Planning Commission will review the draft regulatory changes proposed to date. No action will be taken, but the public is welcome to join the meeting by Zoom and ask questions or provide comments. The Zoom meeting information is below:


Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85907525347?pwd=b0t3eXJBSk55clJiclRZZS8ySGdtUT09

Meeting ID: 859 0752 5347

Dial-in only: 1 (253) 215 8782


Or join directly from the Planning Commission web page: https://www.portorchardwa.gov/departments/planning-commission/


For more information on the SMP update (including sea level rise issues), to sign up for the SMP update email list, or to send a written question or comment, please contact planning@portorchardwa.gov.

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