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Critical Areas Regulations Update

Posted on: March 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Draft 3 Critical Area Regulations

Notice of Availability of the Draft 3 Update to the Critical Area Ordinance and associated documents:

The proposed non-project legislative action is to amend the Critical Area regulations in accordance with the Growth Management Act requirements. The critical areas ordinance regulates certain activities and development in and near wetlands, streams, fish & wildlife habitat conservation areas, geologically hazardous areas, frequently flooded areas, and critical aquifer recharge areas. The draft includes updates in accordance with state law and best available science, reorganization, and functional changes to certain requirements.

To View Documents:  Documents associated with this proposal can be viewed on the City of Anacortes website, at:

Written comment period extended:  A 30 day Comment Period is provided to review the documents and provide comments.  Comments must be submitted on or before 5:00 p.m., APRIL 23, 2021 to the project contact listed below. 

Tess Cooper, Senior Planner;; P.O. Box 547, Anacortes, WA 98221

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