shoreline master program Section

Burien’s Shoreline Master Program approved – with changes – by state

Burien’s Shoreline Master Program approved – with changes – by state

On April 27, 2016, The Department of Ecology (Ecology) approved – with changes – the City of Burien’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) limited amendment. The limited amendment proposes several changes... [Read more]

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Burien’s Shoreline Master Program

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Burien’s Shoreline Master Program

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on an amendment proposed by Burien to the city’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The change would incorporate Burien’s updated critical... [Read more]

Lake Burien group’s case against city’s Shoreline Master Program dismissed

Lake Burien group’s case against city’s Shoreline Master Program dismissed

This week, the Growth Management Hearing Board dismissed an appeal to the City of Burien’s Shoreline Master Program, filed by a neighborhood group in Lake Burien. “The Board dismissed the appeal... [Read more]

Neighborhood group appeals Burien’s Shoreline Master Program update

Neighborhood group appeals Burien’s Shoreline Master Program update

A Lake Burien neighborhood organization, along with individual petitioners, have filed an appeal challenging the Washington State Department of Ecology’s (DOE) approval and the City’s adoption of the... [Read more]

Burien’s Shoreline Master Program approved by State Department of Ecology

Burien’s Shoreline Master Program approved by State Department of Ecology

The Washington State Department of Ecology announced that – after much contention and debate – Burien’s Shoreline Master Program has finally been approved and will take effect Oct. 17. Shorelines... [Read more]

Council makes Shoreline Plan changes; settlement with Ecology anticipated

Council makes Shoreline Plan changes; settlement with Ecology anticipated

by Ralph Nichols Carefully crafted changes to four key provisions of Burien’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP), approved by a 6-1 city council vote June 3, will now be reviewed by the state Department... [Read more]

Alternative proposal to Shoreline Master Program on docket for Monday Council

Alternative proposal to Shoreline Master Program on docket for Monday Council

Burien’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) will be the sole item on the agenda for Monday night’s City Council Study Session starting at 7 p.m. April 22 at City Hall. The updated draft documents... [Read more]

BREAKING: Agreement Possible In Standoff Over Burien’s Shoreline Plan

BREAKING: Agreement Possible In Standoff Over Burien’s Shoreline Plan

by Ralph Nichols A compromise agreement that could end the standoff over Burien’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) may be in the works. City Councilman Gordon Shaw asked at the end of the council’s Oct.... [Read more]

City Council Rejects Shoreline Buffer/Setback Requested by Dept. of Ecology

City Council Rejects Shoreline Buffer/Setback Requested by Dept. of Ecology

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members drew a line in the sand Monday night (May 9). They won’t adopt four amendments to the updated Burien Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as requested recently... [Read more]

City Council To Review State’s Demands For Changes In Local Shoreline Plan

City Council To Review State’s Demands For Changes In Local Shoreline Plan

by Ralph Nichols Last summer, when Burien City Council members were updating the local Shoreline Master Program (SMP), the state Department of Ecology never defined “no net loss of ecological function”... [Read more]

Burien’s Controversial Shoreline Program Moves Toward Ecology Approval

Burien’s Controversial Shoreline Program Moves Toward Ecology Approval

On Thursday (April 28th), the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) announced that it has approved nearly all parts of Burien’s recently updated (and controversial) Shoreline Master Program,... [Read more]

No Evidence Offered At Hearing That Larger Buffers Better Protect Waterfront

No Evidence Offered At Hearing That Larger Buffers Better Protect Waterfront

by Ralph Nichols If there was really any question about the primary focus of state regulators as they review Burien’s updated Shoreline Master Program (SMP), it was settled at Wednesday night’s (Dec.8)... [Read more]

Burien Homeowners, Ecology At Odds Over Shoreline Buffers At Hearing

Burien Homeowners, Ecology At Odds Over Shoreline Buffers At Hearing

by Ralph Nichols It didn’t take long for homeowners along Burien’s marine shoreline to have their concerns confirmed at a Dec. 8 public hearing by the Department of Ecology on the city’s recently... [Read more]

Ecology’s Public Hearing On Updated Burien Shoreline Plan Is Tonight

Ecology’s Public Hearing On Updated Burien Shoreline Plan Is Tonight

by Ralph Nichols Burien waterfront homeowners could hear for the first time at a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 8) what state regulators think about the city’s recently updated... [Read more]

Ecology Starts Review Of Burien’s Shoreline Master Program; Hearing Dec. 8th

Ecology Starts Review Of Burien’s Shoreline Master Program; Hearing Dec. 8th

On a day when parts of Burien’s shoreline were battered so hard by a storm that at least one house has been condemned, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) announced that it is seeking... [Read more]