Shoreline Master Program (SMP)
The Yarrow Point Town Council will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7:00 pm to take public comments on the proposed update to the SMP. Please see the following documents:
Yarrow Point SMP
Appendix A – Definitions
Appendix B – Adminstration
Appendix C – Designation Map
Appendix D – Critical Areas Regulations
Appendix E - Native Plant List
Appendix F – Restoration Plan
Shoreline Analysis Report
Yarrow Point is in the process of updating its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) - policies and regulations that govern waterfront development within the town. This work is being accomplished with a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.
The current SMP was drafted in the early 1970s, following passage by the state of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA), and was intended to prevent the inherent harm resulting from “uncoordinated and piecemeal development of the state’s shorelines.” In 2003, the state revised its shoreline management guidelines to emphasize ecologically appropriate development. Yarrow Point is required to update its shoreline regulations accordingly.
The following links provide additional information regarding the town’s SMP update:
Shoreline Management Program (SMP) : Washington State Department of Ecology Information
State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA): Washington State Department of Ecology Information