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:

Official shoreline designations are mapped (PDF).

SMP Amendment

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

Background Documents

February 8, 2018 Meeting

Background Documents

January 25, 2018 Meeting

Background Documents

January 11, 2018 Meeting

Background Documents

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.