Daily Archives: March 28, 2011

Shoreline Master Program comment period extended

The city is giving residents more time to review and respond to proposed changes to the Shoreline Master Program, a hot-button set of policies that guide shoreline development.

Read the city’s announcement below.

The first of three opportunities to comment on the shoreline citizen workgroup draft policy amendments has been extended to Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

Draft amendments to the Goals and Policies of the City of Bainbridge Island’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) are posted on the Shoreline Master Program Update project webpage for public review and comment.

The draft contains policy recommendations produced by citizen groups as part of the City’s update to the Shoreline Master Program. The SMP guides shoreline development under the state Shoreline Management Act, and state law requires that the city update the management program by the end of 2011. The recommendations are a product of a unique citizen involvement process, designed to engage interested community organizations and citizens in three topic-based workgroups and a task force consisting of representative the workgroups.

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VIDEO: Port Madison Home’s goodbye

Port Madison Home owner John Hays produced a short YouTube video (see above) to discuss the closure of his Winslow Way furniture store.

In it, he urges islanders to support local businesses because they have a more of a stake than off-island chain stores in the health of the community.

“If our downtown is important to you, please consider what it takes to keep it,” Hays says in the video.

For more about Port Madison Home’s closure and the impact it may have on downtown, head over here.