Shoreline Master Program
The Shoreline Master Program (SMP) establishes goals, policies and regulations for the shoreline jurisdiction of Bainbridge Island. The current SMP became effective in July 2014 after a comprehensive update process. The SMP is available in two versions:
- BIMC 16.12 (Regulations Only) (PDF)
- Complete Official Version Ordinance 2014-04 Including Goals, Policies and Regulations) (PDF)
Official shoreline designations are mapped (PDF).
An amendment to the City's Shoreline Master Program is currently under review by the City's Planning Commission. Regularly scheduled Planning Commission meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at City Hall.
Public comment is accepted at each meeting. You may stay up to date on the amendment the following ways:
Background information, draft documents and meeting summaries will be posted regularly on this page.
April 12, 2018
- Nonconforming Structures Table (PDF) - Proposed allowed actions related to different types of nonconforming structures.
- Proposed Revised SMP Section 4.2.1 (PDF) - Proposed revisions under consideration.
- Existing SMP Section 4.2.1 (PDF)
February 8, 2018 Meeting
- Excerpts from Existing SMP (PDF) - Existing Development Policy and Regulations
- Existing Development Comparison Table (PDF) - SMP, Critical Areas Ordinance and Zoning
- Staff Memo (PDF)
January 25, 2018 Meeting
January 11, 2018 Meeting
- Draft Work Plan (PDF)
- SMP Handbook - Chapter 14, Legally Existing Uses and Development (PDF)
- Staff Memo with guiding themes (PDF)
- WAC 173-27-080 - Nonconforming Uses and Development Standards (PDF)
Aquaculture Limited Amendment
The City of Bainbridge Island adopted the proposed limited amendment on October 11, 2016. The City is currently awaiting the Department of Ecology's decision on the limited amendment.
As part of the requirements for processing a limited amendment, the City prepared a submittal package that was transmitted to the Department of Ecology for review on February 17, 2017. Ecology held a public comment period ending June 9, 2017. The City has until January 2, 2018 to respond to comments. Ecology will then make a decision on the City's limited amendment. Pending Ecology approval, the existing aquaculture policies and regulations remain in effect.
Other Shoreline Master Program Information
If you have questions or comments regarding this project please contact Senior City Planner Christy Carr at 206-780-3719 or email.