Welcome

Updated on October 23, 2020

Thanks for visiting the Bremerton Shoreline Master Program Update Online Tool. The City of Bremerton is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) and wants your feedback on the proposed changes. You can submit your comments through this site until the 30 day public comment period closes on November 23, 2020. A public hearing will take place on November 16, 2020 before the City’s Planning Commission. For additional details on the SMP adoption process, please visit bremertonwa.gov/SMPUpdate.

Bremerton’s SMP encourages reasonable and appropriate development of shorelines, while protecting important natural resources, promoting public access, and providing opportunities to enjoy the aesthetic qualities and recreational activities in shoreline areas.

The SMP update process is required to ensure consistency with existing State regulations enacted City codes, and other new information and improved data. We intend to complete the update by the mid-2021. The City will not develop a new SMP but is proposing minor updates to portions of the existing SMP.

The goal of this site is to provide an overview of the Bremerton SMP update process and proposed amendments, and provide an opportunity for the public to submit comments on the proposals.

How to use this website

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Overview and Background

The City of Bremerton is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) to ensure consistency with existing laws and rules and with other City plans and regulations, and improve overall usability of the SMP. It is responsive to changed circumstances, new information and improved data.

SMP Proposed Amendments

Below are proposed amendments to five key topical areas subject to public comment (additional amendments are being proposed but are minor and limited in nature). The following information provides a high-level overview of proposed changes to the five key topical areas. All of the SMP and asscociated CAO proposed updates are detailed in the Draft Bremerton SMP Amendments and Draft Bremerton CAO Amendments

We encourage you to review the proposed amendments and other update information, and submit your comments through the feedback section of this site. Comments can be submitted until the 30-day public comment period closes on November 23, 2020.

In addition to the key topic areas listed above, minor updates have been proposed to ensure consistency with existing laws and rules and with other City plans and regulations and improve overall usability of the SMP. You can browse and comment on any or all of the proposed changes listed in the Draft Bremerton SMP Amendments and Draft CAO Amendements document.

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Public Comment

We are currently accepting comments on proposed changes to the SMP. Comments will be accepted through November 23, 2020. Please review the 5 key topical areas along with the draft amendments (linked in the section above) to help inform your comments. Submit your comments using our form below.

You may submit your comments through the form below. If you have questions or would like to submit your comments through email instead please contact Garrett Jackson at the City of Bremerton:

Phone: 360-473-5289
Email: Garrett.Jackson@ci.bremerton.wa.us

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Contact us!

If you have questions or would like to send your comments via email, please reach out to Garrett Jackson (Senior Planner):

Phone: 360-473-5289
Email: Garrett.Jackson@ci.bremerton.wa.us
*Note: all project communications are treated as public records and may be released consistent with applicable laws.

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