The documents and links below are the tasks performed and materials produced for the Benton County-Washington State Department of Ecology Grant Agreement No.G1200022, for the Benton County Shoreline Master Program Update.  This webpage provides the up to date information and links as required by the SMP Public Participation Plan. The links to the documents are shown by month in descending order.

February 2015

Shoreline Master Plan Final Document (larger file) - final approval by Dept. of Ecology with an effective date of February 16, 2015

Dept. of Ecology final approval letter - February 2, 2015

January 2015

BOCC Meeting Documents regarding Dept. of Ecology changes to the locally approved SMP

June 2014

Master Final Submittal document to Dept. of Ecology

BOCC Hearing Documents for June 3rd Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing

April 2014

Planning Commission--Draft SMP for April 8th Hearing

February 4 & March 11 workshops with the Planning Commission-
Full Review Packet
(large file, 23 MB)

March 2014

Planning Commission Workshop Tuesday March 11th, PC Meeting Presentation, KMZ map file for Google Earth (In .zip format)

February 2014

February 4th SAC Send-off to Planning Commission Meeting- Agenda, PC Meeting Presentation 2/4/2014

January 2014

Revised SMP Update Schedule 1/15/2014

December 2013
SMP PC Review Document 12/20/2013

November 2013
Draft SMP PC Review 11/27/2013
Draft Cumulative Impacts Analysis 11/13/2013

October 2013
Draft SMP Public Review Revised 10/21/2013
Public Review Draft of SMP
October Regional Public Forums 10/9/2013 & 10/10/2013    

October 9th & 10th Public Forums- Meetings Summary 12/11/2013

Shoreline Public Access Plan 10/11/2013
July 2013

Final Restoration Plan-June 28, 2013
Summary of Public Access Focus Group 5/30/2013
Summary of June Public Forums

June 2013

       SMP June Public Forums-Preliminary Plan and Goals Poster 5/22/13

       June Public Forums Presentation and Handouts: Informational Boards,

Preliminary Goals, FAQs

May 2013

     *Revised Preliminary SMP Goals 4/22/13

     *Revised SMP Environmental Designations 5/2/13

       Environmental Designations Maps 4/29/13

       SMP Community Questionnaire Open House Summary

April 2013

     Final Analysis Report-April 2013

     Shoreline Inventory Map Folio PDF Document

     Visioning -Community Questionnaire cont.

March 2013

     Visioning -Community Questionnaire

February 2013

     Draft Restoration Plan2_6_13

     Regional Forums

January 2013

     Revised Preliminary SMP Goals: Working Document

     Regional Forums

December 2012

November 2012

Draft Analysis Report:

Shoreline Inventory Map Folio:

Preliminary Analysis Report:

*Shoreline Inventory Map Folio:

October 2012

September 2012

 Preliminary Shoreline Inventory Map Folio:

             *See Revised Links Above

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

  • Shoreline Master Program Update-Public Participation Plan
  • Shoreline Minimum Jurisdiction Maps (File size is too large for this webpage, please contact the Planning Department for original mapping) Low Resolution PDF maps of the Minimum Shoreline Jurisdiction may be accessed here.

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

  • Preliminary Shoreline Jurisdictional Map


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