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Washington State law requires that Pierce County update its shoreline development regulations, which were adopted in the early 1970s. This affects approximately 12,000 properties near marine waters, rivers, and certain streams, lakes, wetlands and floodplains. 

It's important that we hear from you. The Pierce County Council's Community Development Committee has scheduled four meetings around the county to gather public input. You can testify and/or provide written materials.

Typical examples of development that will be reviewed for compliance with the updated shoreline regulations include: residential development and associated accessory uses, docks, piers and floats, bulkheads and retaining walls, boat launching ramps, recreational development, marinas and aquaculture uses.  

Community Development Committee Public Hearings
Thursday. January 29, 2015 - 5:30 p.m.
North Lake Tapps Middle School, 20029 12th Street East, Lake Tapps, WA 98391

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 5:30 p.m.
Peninsula High School, Auditorium, 14105 Purdy Drive NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 5:30 p.m.
Pacific Lutheran University, Scandinavian Cultural Center, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 1:30 p.m.
County-City Building, Room 1045, 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98402

For questions, call Mike Kruger, Council Senior Legislative Analyst (253) 798-6067
or Jenifer Schultz, Committee Clerk at (253) 798-6696 or (800) 992-2456

Final Council Action

Tuesday March 10, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.
Pierce County Council - Final Hearing
County-City Building, Room 1045, 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, Wa 98402