Category Archives: Shoreline Master Program

We Are Olympia and So Are You

The most intriguing city of the Northwest for me is not Seattle, Portland and/or the trendier, more bohemian haunts of either or even of Tacoma. It’s not Olympia either. My vote goes to Astoria, Oregon. Weird, huh? Remember, intriguing does … Continue reading

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OPC: Final SMP Soliloquy

This will be my final post on the Olympia Shoreline Master Program (SMP). I provide my concluding thoughts only because I think the topic deserves some closure after what I’ve written previously, not because I have any desire to say … Continue reading

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OPC: March 2012 SMP Meetings

I’ve neglected writing a post about the last two meetings. Time is tight lately. However, you can easily determine whether there is an Olympia Planning Commission Meeting throughout March 2012 by asking yourself the following question: Is today a Monday … Continue reading

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OPC: February 27, 2012 Regular Meeting Agenda

Tonight is another SMP meeting with emphasis on building heights (though it was one of the few that was on the work plan, thus it is technically a regular meeting). Your agenda is here. Beginning today, most of the next … Continue reading

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OPC: February 22, 2012 Special Meeting Agenda (SMP)

Tonight is another SMP meeting with emphasis on building heights. Your agenda is here.

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Olympia Planning Commission Jumps the Shark

The February 6, 2012 Regular Planning Commission Meeting featured a discussion on the Shoreline Modification (docks, moorages, dredging, etc) Chapter of the SMP and a brief presentation of heights and views. I’ll discuss both in turn after I describe what … Continue reading

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OPC: February 6, 2012 Regular Meeting Agenda

Tonight at 6:30 pm, in Room 207 of City Hall, the OPC will continue its discussion of the Shoreline Master Program. The agenda is here. We left off the discussion of heights and views last time after attempting to determine … Continue reading

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OPC: January 25, 2012 SMP Heights and Views

Tonight, we welcome back a favorite discussion to the Olympia Planning Commission’s deliberation of the Shoreline Master Program draft: height limitation and view protection. If the OPC is sincerely attempting to approach heights and views, our discussion will be deeply … Continue reading

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City of Olympia Sea Level Rise Update January 23, 2012

As you’ve no doubt heard by now if you’re interested in this kind of thing, the city will present its update on Sea Level Rise to the community tonight at 7:00 pm in the Olympia Center (Room B). The meat … Continue reading

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Summary of January 11, 2012 Special Planning Commission Meeting

The Special Meeting (special because it was a Regular meeting for purposes of advisory committee notice) on January 11, 2012 had change in which I can believe and more of the same. The latter was congealed a two hour slog … Continue reading

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