Shoreline Master Program
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.
New 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 City has received final approval by the Department of Ecology. The effective date for the above regulations is July 10, 2013.
- Final Ecology Approval Letter
- LFP Letter of Transmittal
- Ordinance #1042
- City's response to DOE required changes
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.
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
Final Shoreline Analysis Report: Including Shoreline Inventory and Characterization for the City of Lake Forest Park‘s Lake Washington Shoreline