Waterfront District Public Process

The Waterfront project was designed to create planning tools that will guide private development and public improvements; as well as, help prioritize city investment in the development of the waterfront. 

The Public Comment page contains the public input received throughout the process.

City Council Meetings

Staff presented an overview of the proposal to City Council on July 15 and the City Council held a public hearing on August 5. Materials for those meetings are available on the Council Meeting Materials page. The Council is expected to consider the plans in a series of work sessions through the summer and early fall, with the goal of completing its works before the end of 2013.

Documents for Review

Related Draft Waterfront Agreements

These documents are made available for public review throughout the legislative process, though are not subject to Planning Commission review and recommendation. The City Council and Port Commission will consider these agreements concurrent with the legislative action required for the rest of the Waterfront District master plan documents.

Draft Subarea Plan - December 2012: Chapter-by-Chapter Version

The Planning Commission completed their review and considerations of the Draft Subarea Plan, Draft Development Regulations, Draft Design Standards and Draft Planned Action Ordinance on June 6, 2013 by approving 7-0 the Findings of Fact, Conclusions and Recommendations - which recommended approval of the proposal, as amended, to the City Council.  

The Planning Commission worked through the Waterfront District proposal at ten meetings from March 14 through June 6, 2013. All documents and public comment can be found on the Planning Commission process page; and the additional meeting materials are available in the Planning Commission section

Staff Contacts:  Tara Sundin, Economic Development Manager, Mayor's Office, (360)778-8392 or tsundin@cob.org.