The City of Battle Ground is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act. Areas within the city with a shorelines designation are located in the southeast quadrant of the city and border Salmon Creek.
The city adopted its current SMP in 2012. The focus of this periodic review is on consistency with changes to state law made since its adoption. The review will also address consistency with the city’s comprehensive plan and development regulations, and overall usability of the SMP.
The public is invited to review and engage with city staff and other stakeholders throughout the SMP review process. Project documents, meeting announcements, and other resources are posted to the city’s Shoreline Master Program website page.
A presentation on the Shorelines Master Program update will be held during the October 28th Planning Commission meeting. Planning Commission meetings are always open to the public. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and is held remotely via Zoom. A meeting agenda with instructions on how to participate are available here.
Public meetings and review will continue into 2021, with a goal to adopt the updated SMP by June of 2021.