Critical Areas Ordinance and Shoreline Master Program Update

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In 2018-2019, the City of Mercer Island will be updating its Critical Areas code and Shoreline Master Program. The Critical Areas code is the portion of the City's code that sets standards and requirements for areas like wetlands, landslide hazard areas, watercourses. The Shoreline Master Program contains regulations pertaining to parts of Mercer Island within 200 feet of Lake Washington.



In 2018-2019, the City of Mercer Island will be updating its Critical Areas code and Shoreline Master Program. The Critical Areas code is the portion of the City's code that sets standards and requirements for areas like wetlands, landslide hazard areas, watercourses. The Shoreline Master Program contains regulations pertaining to parts of Mercer Island within 200 feet of Lake Washington.

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  • Hello Robin, Has there been any feedback from the Department of Ecology regarding the city's adopted wording toward the dock decking replacement section? Thanks for any update. Josh Knopp

    Josh Knopp asked 10 days ago

    Hi Josh,

    The Shoreline Master Program, which contains the new standards regarding dock repair and replacement, is still under review by the Department of Ecology (as of Aug. 8, 2019) and therefore not yet effective.

    Thanks for the question!

    Robin