Shoreline Master Program

Longview Shorelines 2021 Periodic Update

In order to meet requirements set forth by the Department of Ecology and as required by the Washington state Shoreline Management Act (SMA), RCW 90.58.080(4), the City of Longview is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The review ensures the SMP stays current with changes in laws and rules, remains consistent with other Longview plans and regulations, and is responsive to changed circumstances, new information, and improved data. To keep the public involved in the SMP process, the City of Longview is initiating a Public Participation Plan to encourage public input throughout the SMP review process. Interested parties can access status updates, draft documents, official notices, minutes and other project information at the links below. This webpage will be the primary resource for all information related to the periodic review process.

Public involvement in the Periodic Update 2021:

Draft Shorelines Master Program update- (redline version)

Draft SMP Appendix A Critical Areas (redlines version)

Summary of Proposed Updates to the SMP

Local Adoption Process schedule

Longview SMP Public Participation Plan

E 2021- 10 SEPA DNS notice Shorelines Master Program periodic update

  • The public is invited to provide input during the adoption process September- October 2021 by contacting Adam Trimble, Interim Planning Manager at 360-442-5092 or
  • Planning Commission and City Council public hearings will be held in October 2021 to review any proposed changes. Public comment will be requested during the hearings. 
    • Notice of Public hearings will be provided in The Daily News, city info weekly and by agenda published to

City of Longview and Department of Ecology Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review Public Comment Period and Public Hearing.

The City of Longview and Washington Department of Ecology are accepting comments on a periodic review of the Longview Shoreline Master Program (SMP) under RCW 90.58.080(4). The of Longview has prepared draft SMP amendments to keep the SMP current with changes in state law, changes in other Longview plans and regulations, and other changed local circumstances. Public comments will be accepted from August 30, 2021 to October 4, 2021 at 5 pm. A joint local-state public hearing is set for October 6, 2021, at 7 p.m. at the City of Longview City Hall and virtually via Zoom at

Send comments to Adam Trimble, Interim Planning Manager at Adam Trimble Comments sent to the City of Longview will be forwarded to the Department of Ecology. Proposed amendments to the Longview SMP are available for review at the links above and at the City of Longview Department of Community Development at 1525 Broadway St, Longview, WA 98632.