Shoreline Master Program

2019 Periodic Review Shoreline Master Program (SMP)

The City of Lake Forest Park is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA), RCW 90.58.080(4). The SMA requires each SMP be reviewed and revised, if needed, on an eight-year schedule established by the Legislature. The review ensures the SMP stays current with changes in laws and rules, remains consistent with other Lake Forest Park plans and regulations, and is responsive to changed circumstances, new information and improved data.

Shoreline Master Program Update Open House 6:00 p.m., May 22, 2019

Under Washington State’s Shoreline Management Act (SMA), there are specific rules for activities and development within 200 feet of Lake Washington. Those rules are contained in Lake Forest Park’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The Open House will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall and starts at 6:00 p.m., with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.

SMP Review and Update Materials:

Shoreline Management Act

The Shoreline Management Act (SMA) governs the use and development of Washington’s shorelines to achieve responsible shoreline use and development, environmental protection, and public access. Local shoreline master programs regulate the use and development of shorelines, and are tailored to each community, but they also must be adopted by the Department of Ecology.

2013 Shoreline Master Program

The Lake Forest Park Shoreline Master Program  (LFP-SMP) was adopted by the City Council with the approval of Ordinance #1042 on May 24, 2013. The  Lake Forest Park Shoreline Master Program (LFP-SMP) is a hybrid policy document incorporating broad policies and detailed regulatory provisions. The policies and regulations of the Shoreline Master Program apply within 200 feet of the Lake Washington shoreline. The goal of the Shoreline Master Program is to ensure no net loss of ecological functions in the shoreline areas.

Background Information

Cumulative Impact Analysis

Appendix C, Map Folio: Map 7A Shoreline Modifications 
Appendix C, Map Folio: Map 7B Shoreline Modifications 
Appendix C, Map Folio: Map 7C Shoreline Modifications 
Appendix C, Map Folio: Map 7D Shoreline Modifications 
Appendix C, Map Folio: Map 8 Public Access Areas  
Appendix D, King County's Shoreline Characterization Results for Lake Forest Park 

Final Shoreline Analysis Report: Including Shoreline Inventory and Characterization for the City of Lake Forest Park‘s Lake Washington Shoreline