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2 Shoreline Management Act approved by voters in the early 1970’s to: – Encourage water-dependent uses – Protect shoreline natural resources – Promote public access Cities and counties required to adopt local “Shoreline Master Programs” – Local programs must be consistent with statute and administrative rules New shoreline guidelines adopted in 2003 – Provide direction to cities and counties for SMP updates

3 Thurston Region SMP Special Area Management Plans – Urban Waterfront – Percival Creek

4 Cities and counties must update their Shoreline Master Programs. – Thurston Regional Planning Council received state funding to prepare a ‘model’ plan for Olympia, Tumwater, and Lacey. Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Shoreline Environmental Designations Cumulative Impact Analysis Restoration Plan Public Access Plan

5 The ‘model’ plan serves as a starting point for Olympia’s update. – Will be refined to address issues that are unique to Olympia Deadline for council adoption – September 2010

6 January/February : Public outreach February – May: ‘Rewrite’ – Planning Commission meetings April 19, May 3, May 17 Subcommittee Involvement May: Release draft for public comment and issue SEPA – Public Workshops June: Planning Commission public hearing July – August: Revisions September: City Council action – Submit approved SMP to Ecology

7 Citizens, tribes, public agencies, interest groups – Shoreline Management Act requires public participation City staff – Conduct public process – Write plan – “Project manager” Planning Commission – Subcommittee – Public Hearing City Council – Approve SMP Public hearing discretionary Department of Ecology – Partner with City during update process – Review SMP after Council approval – Public Hearing – Final ‘approval’

8 No net loss – Mitigation/Restoration Building heights near marine waters and Capital Lake – Visual assessment Bulkheads Park and trail uses near shorelines Nonconforming uses/structures – Change in setback requirements/nonconforming provisions Integration of Urban Waterfront Plan into SMP Integration with Comprehensive Plan update Critical Area Regulations within shorelines Coordination with other jurisdictions Tribal interests Port uses (within 200’)

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10 Grass Lake (Rural) – Urban Conservancy Ken Lake (Urban) – Shoreline Residential Percival Creek – Urban Conservancy

11 Chambers Lake (Conservancy) – Urban Conservancy/ Shoreline Residential Ward Lake (Rural) – Shoreline Residential

12 Ken Lake – Existing 20’ – Proposed 25’.

13 Grass Lake – Existing 50’ – Proposed 100’

14 Ward Lake – Existing 50’ – Proposed 75’

15 Chambers Lake – Existing 10’ – Proposed 75’

16 Percival Creek – Varies depending on use

17 Development would need to comply with Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) – Incorporate by reference into SMP

18 Create opportunities for public access: – Chambers Lake Open Space – Grass Lake Refuge – Ward Lake Park

19 Web Links index.html City Contact: Cari Hornbein, Senior Planner

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