Active Waterfront

The Columbia River, Rock Cove, and Rock Creek are valuable assets for Stevenson’s property owners, residents and visitors.  To ensure that these assets and others like them throughout the state are managed to accommodate all reasonable and appropriate uses, the State of Washington requires local jurisdictions to adopt a Shoreline Management Program or SMP for short.

Best described as a full suite of analyses, visionary endeavors, and regulations that guide use and development along waterways and waterbodies, Stevenson’s Shoreline Management Program must be completed according to the State’s expectations as established in the Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58) and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines (WAC 173-26).  In February 2015, Regional Shorelines Planning staff from the Department of Ecology presented the Planning Commission and Advisory Committee with an pdfOverview Presentation on the process to update the City’s existing SMP.  This process includes the six distinct phases and the 29 separate deliverables described in the links below.

General Phase

The activities and deliverables of this phase occur throughout the SMP update process.

Phase 1- Preliminary Shoreline Jurisdiction & Public Participation Plan

The activities and deliverables of this phase occurred between May 2012 and February 2015.

Phase 2- Shoreline Inventory, Analysis & Characterization

The activities and deliverables of this phase are underway with public review of the main deliverable occuring in July & August, 2015.

Phase 3- Draft Shoreline Master Program and Cumulative Impacts Analysis

The activities and deliverables of this phase began in June, 2015 and include:

Phase 4- Restoration Plan & Revisiting Draft Shoreline Master Program

The activities and deliverables of this phase include:

  • Restoration Plan
  • Revised Draft SMP
  • Revised Cumulative Impacts Analysis
  • Final Shoreline Jurisdiction Map & Boundary Descriptions
  • No Net Loss Report

Phase 5- Local Shoreline Master Program Adoption Process

The activities and deliverables of this phase include:

  • Locally Adopted SMP

 

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