Hasn’t Whatcom County’s Shoreline Master Program been challenged and overturned in court?
No. A local developer and the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County took Whatcom County and Ecology to court and lost on all issues except one. All other issues addressed by the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board, and in a separate Skagit County Superior Court case, were found in Whatcom County and Ecology’s favor.
- Whatcom County updated its shoreline master program in 2008. Have property owners applying for improvements such as new additions and garages run into any problems?
- Where can I get more background on the use of science in city and county shoreline master program updates?
- Hasn’t Whatcom County’s Shoreline Master Program been challenged and overturned in court?