Shoreline Master Program

The Shoreline Master Program (SMP) regulates uses and development along Lake Stevens and other waters of the state - Stich Lake, Catherine Creek, and Little Pilchuck Creek - as well as their shorelands, which are defined as areas within 200 feet of the ordinary high water mark (OHWM). The city adopted its first SMP in 2013, and completed a mandatory periodic review in 2018-2019. 

Periodic Review 2018-2019
The city completed a mandatory periodic review of our SMP in 2019. Staff reports and draft materials can be found below. 

January 9, 2019 Public Open House Presentation: Click here for staff's presentation
Planning Commission Meetings were held February 6 and 20, 2019. 
DRAFT SMP Update Report , Joint Hearing Staff ReportDraft SMP RegulationsProposed Map Designation Change 

2021 SMP Update
City staff is proposing minor updates to the SMP in 2021. Additional information will be posted to this website as it becomes available.

For more information, contact David Levitan at 

Other supporting documents: