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

  • The public is invited to provide input during the review process May 2021- July 2021 by contacting Adam Trimble, Interim Planning Manager at 360-442-5092 or
  • Planning Commission and City Council public hearings will be held in August 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

On September 10, 2015, the City Council adopted Ordinance Number 3300. This ordinance modified Longview Municipal Code Chapter 17.60 so as to adopt the Shorelines Master Program for Longview, Washington. Previously, that Longview Municipal Code chapter referenced the Shorelines Management Master Program for Cowlitz County.