Public to comment on City of Spokane rules to regulate shoreline development
News Release, Washington Department of Ecology
March 10, 2009
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) will hold a public hearing on March 24, 2009, to take public comment on a comprehensive update to the city of Spokane’s Shoreline Master Program.
The master program guides the way development is handled along the shorelines within the city limits. This is the first time the program has received a comprehensive update since its initial approval, in 1975.
The public hearing will take place at 7 p.m. at the Spokane Falls Community College, Administrative Building 1, 3410 W Fort George Wright Drive, Spokane. Anyone may provide comments at the hearing. Written comments will also be accepted through April 10, 2009, at Ecology’s Spokane office: 4601 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99205. Comments should be addressed to the attention of “City of Spokane SMP.”
A copy of the update may be obtained at the City Planning Services Department, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201. It may also be viewed electronically or downloaded from the city’s website, at
Following the public hearing, the city will have 60 days to let Ecology know how the public’s comments will be addressed. Ecology then will have 30 days to approve or reject the update.
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