The City of Yakima is working through a Periodic Review of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The Shoreline Management Act requires local governments to periodically review their SMP and, if necessary, revise their master programs to:

  • Assure that the new master program complies with applicable law and guidelines in effect at the time of review; and
  • Assure consistency of the master program with the local government’s comprehensive plan and development regulations adopted under chapter 36.70A RCW, and other local requirements.

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How to Participate

Public outreach and engagement will be a critical part of this planning process. Due to the current stay-at-home precautions due to COVID-19, in-person community engagement opportunities will be postponed until further notice. However, there are other ways to get engaged:

  • Contact us at ask.planning@yakimawa.gov or (509) 575-6183 to provide comments and/or sign up to receive email announcement about this project.
  • Stay tuned for more opportunities to share your perspective as this process continues

Project Timeline

Uncertainty regarding the length of the “stay at home” restrictions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus could impact the timeline and some milestones. Once these restrictions are lifted, we will share more details about community engagement activities.