Shoreline Master Program Update
Shorelines Community Visioning Summit October 9
The City of Longview will be holding a Shorelines Community Visioning Summit on Tuesday October 9 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Longview City Hall, 1525 Broadway, to help determine the community’s goals for the future use of shoreline areas within the Longview city limits.
The City shoreline jurisdictional areas are:
Columbia River – approximately 2.4 miles of shoreline with about 37 percent of it consisting of a busy deep-water port (Port of Longview) and the remainder relatively undeveloped. The levee system along this shoreline will be described. The Port’s activities in the shoreline areas, including economic development, international shipping and environmental clean-up efforts will be discussed.
Cowlitz River – approximately 3.9 miles of shoreline with mixed uses. The levee system along this shoreline will be outlined. An overview of the various industrial, commercial, residential and public park uses along the Cowlitz River will be provided.
Lake Sacajawea – approximately 4.4 miles of shoreline. This 51.5 acre lake is completely surrounded by the city-owned Lake Sacajawea Park. Current management activities at this well-known shoreline area of Lake Sacajawea will be discussed. Participants will be able to consider the various challenges/options to enhance the environmental condition and public use of this shoreline.
Long Bell Log Pond – approximately 0.25 miles of shoreline within Longview’s jurisdiction. This 111 acre log storage pond is located in an industrial area. Historical and present industrial uses of this shoreline area will be described.
This meeting is part of the State mandated update of the City’s Shoreline Master Program. Shoreline master programs establish each community’s goals for its shoreline areas and implements policies and regulations. There will be a presentation on the process and background information along with discussion regarding local concerns and ideas. Attendees will have the opportunity to fill out a survey and share their comments during the summit.
For questions or more information regarding the Shoreline Master Program Update, please contact:
Steve Langdon, Planning Manager
Please watch this webpage for updates and more information as the process proceeds.