PROUDLY SERVING MEMBERS THROUGHOUT CHELAN, DOUGLAS & OKANOGAN COUNTIES
Over the last few years, Chelan County has been working to complete a required update to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP). BNCW has attempted to stay as engaged in this process as has been possible. Members should care about the SMP because it comprises a set of regulations that affect all property uses and development occurring within the shoreline jurisdiction.
The county’s current SMP was developed and adopted over 40-years ago, in 1975. Over the last year, the Chelan County Planning Commission has worked very diligently to put together a draft proposal that seeks to meet the needs of the citizens of the county. However, the SMP is one of the only local regulatory plans that requires the Department of Ecology’s stamp of approval. Whatever the final update to the SMP ends up being adopted and approved, it will have impacts for property owners throughout Chelan County.
The Chelan County Board of Commissioners has set the Shoreline Master Program Hearing for July 11, 2017 at 1 pm at 400 Douglas Street, Wenatchee. This hearing provides the public with what will likely be a final opportunity to share with the county commissioners their comments, concerns, and feedback specific to the proposed draft update.
To view the Planning Commission’s recommended draft, as well as other support documents, simply click on this link. Please mark your calendars for the date and time noted above and share your comments. If you are unable to attend, comments may be emailed to Chelan County senior planner, Lilith Vespier, at Lilith.firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the hearing or submitted at the hearing.
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