Announcements and Recent/Upcoming Meetings:

March 25, 2019 -  Public Hearing at Land Use and Planning Board, 7:00pm in Council Chambers, 220 4th Ave. S. 

March 11, 2019 -  Land Use and Planning Board, 7:00pm in Council Chambers, 220 4th Ave. S

November 5, 2018 -  Public Open House! 4:00 to 6:30 PM at Kent Commons Mill Creek Room. 

September 10, 2018 - Economic and Community Development Committee; 5:00pm in Council Chambers, 220 4th Ave. S

Click here for meeting schedules and agendas.  

Questions about the Shoreline Master Program update? 

Contact Danielle Butsick, AICP      Sr. Long-Range Planner              253-856-5443

Shoreline Master Program

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2018-2019 Periodic Review

The City of Kent Shoreline Master Program sets rules for how we use or develop Kent's shorelines.

The City is reviewing its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), to comply with Washington's Shoreline Management Act (SMA). The SMA requires that each SMP be reviewed, and revised if needed, every 8 years. This regular review makes sure the SMP stays current with changes in laws and rules, is consistent with other City of Kent plans and regulations, and reflects changed circumstances and new information. 

View the current plan here: 

City of Kent Shoreline Master Program, 2009


The project team completed a gap analysis to identify potential updates

You can review the gap analysis report here: 

Kent 2018 SMP Periodic Update - Gap Analysis


The City has a plan for how the public will be engaged on the update.

You can download and view the City's plan here:  2018 SMP Periodic Review Public Participation Plan


Have questions about what the Shoreline Master Program is and how it's used? 

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that might have the answers you're looking for. 


***Kent's draft Shoreline Master Program revisions are available for public review here.***

City of Kent Shoreline Master Program Proposed Revisions

The Public Comment Period on the proposed revisions opens February 22nd, 2019 and closes March 25th, 2019.  A joint public hearing will be held by Department of Ecology and City of Kent on March 25, 2019, 7:00pm at Kent City Hall. 

Submit comments to:

City of Kent Shoreline Master Program, c/o Danielle Butsick

Economic and Community Development Department

400 W. Gowe Street

Kent, WA 98032


or by email to:


Note: Refer to the Gap Analysis above for cross-referenced notes in the draft revisions.