Shoreline Planning Commission Public Hearing on changes to Tent City regulations

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Shoreline Planning Commission
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers
17500 Midvale Ave N

Agenda Highlights -
- PUBLIC HEARING on Transitional Encampment Development Code Regulations
- Study Item on Deep Green Incentive Program
- Study Item on 2016 Development Code Amendments (continuation)

Link to full Agenda

Link to full Packet

Comment on Agenda items

The proposed amendments are based on Council direction to address the homelessness crisis in general, and Transitional Encampments in particular. These revisions will make it easier for entities in good standing with appropriate sites to obtain permits for camps, while protecting single-family neighborhoods from the uncertainty of being in close proximity to Transitional Encampments.

Proposed changes include:

  • allow encampments in all zones including Town Center and Campus
  • remove the permit fee
  • streamline the permitting process; continue to require a neighborhood meeting
  • change the set-back from 20 feet to 15 feet


Anonymous,  October 16, 2016 at 4:04 AM  

I strongly encourage the Planning Commission to recommend opening up the city hall campus for a homeless encampment (or better yet, their own backyards) ... especially for those who can't meet the requirements for other encampments: those who are disqualified due to felonies, sex offenses, refusal of drug addiction treatment, refusal of mental health treatment, etc. Shoreline should be a shining example of what the city of Seattle has failed to do. Shoreline should be a sanctuary and lead by example for all other "Sound Cities". Homeless campers should be allowed to dwell in all Shoreline parks and all along the interurban trail. We need a safe injection lounge in our region and Shoreline has the space and reputation to build such a facility... it's a no-brainer for economic development! More federal funds! Those struggling with opioid addiction should have access to starbucks level service for methadone, with easy access by transit and related amenities. A city that prides itself on being progressive should be willing to take a "cavalier" approach to tackling the "modern" problems of our times.


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