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.

STUDY SESSION and PUBLIC HEARING – Yakima Planning Commission

A study session will take place with the Yakima Planning Commission on Wednesday May 12, 2021 beginning at 3:00 p.m. You may attend by registering in advance by clicking on the following link:

A public hearing is scheduled with the Yakima Planning Commission for Wednesday May 26, 2021 beginning at 3:00 p.m. You may participate in this hearing by registering in advance, click on the following link to register:

Comments can be provided using the comment box below.

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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:

Provide Comments on Shoreline Master Program Update
Proporcione Comentarios Sobre la Actualización del Plan Shoreline Master Program:

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.