Shoreline Master Program Update - Project Documents

Shoreline uses in South Lake Union, including recreation and water-dependent uses.

The Seattle City Council recently passed a moratorium that pauses permitting for replacing Floating On-Water Residence (FOWR) vessels. The moratorium does not apply to FOWR structures or people living on conventional vessels that are not verified as FOWRS. It also does not halt the verification process or any permits for maintenance and repair of FOWRs. The reason for the moratorium is to create space for Seattle to include a broad public process for its work in updating the Shoreline Master Program

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Department of Ecology Guidance for SMP Periodic Review Update

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