Posted on: October 19, 2017

New Shoreline Regulations Effective October 30.

The updated shoreline regulations go into effect on Monday October 30, 2017. Applications submitted to SJC Department of Community Development on this date must meet the new regulations. After October 30th, a Pre-application meeting is required p...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 5, 2017

County Council Adopts Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update

County Council Adopts Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update Thank you for your interest and engagement during the SMP update process. San Juan County updated its SMP in accordance with the state Shoreline Management Act with the overall goal of preventing...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Comp Plan draft Land Capacity Analysis Methodology/2nd draft Housing Needs Assessment Available

The draft Land Capacity Analysis Methodology and the 2nd Draft Housing Needs Assessment are available for public review. Presentations on these documents will be live-streamed at the following briefings:

County Council: October 16, 2017

Planning Commission:...

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Community Development
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Comprehensive Plan Comment Tool, LIVE NOW!

Public Comment Tool

Now is the time to get your comments in on San Juan County's Comprehensive Plan Update!  After the Pop-Up Studios and Community Workshops last week we know there are plenty of comments out there and would love to gather even more of them. &nb...

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Comprehensive Plan Public Comment Tool Community Development
Posted on: August 31, 2017

2036 Comprehensive Plan Update documents available for review

The preliminary drafts of the Housing Needs Assessment and the Capital Facilities and Utilities Inventories for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update have been released for preliminary review. These documents are posted on the County website: http://sanjuanc...

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Comprehensive Plan Draft Documents Community Development
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Preliminary Draft Housing Needs Assessment Available For Review

The preliminary draft of the Housing Needs Assessment is available for public review and comment.  This is the first step in amending Element 5 Housing and Appendix 5 Housing Needs Assessment of the Comprehensive Plan.  A preliminary rev...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: August 8, 2017

County Council Adopts 2036 Population Projection

County Council signed Resolution 27 - 2017 adopting a 2036 permanent population as the basis of the Comprehensive Plan update.  A County population of 19, 243 in 2036 is consistent with the range of population figures provided by the OFM and is c...

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Additional Info... Community Development
Posted on: July 19, 2017

NOTICE TO BUILDERS IN SAN JUAN COUNTY

EnergyCode

Beginning September 1, 2017, San Juan County will enforce the requirement of the Washington State Energy Code Section R403.7.1 for all new construction and major remodels.

Electric Resistance Zone Heated Units:

All detached one- and two-family dwellings and...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 15, 2017

FEMA Flood Risk Open House

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a Flood Risk Open House on May 10th in Friday Harbor addressing the new flood insurance rate mapping process. Newly released preliminary flood maps provide updated flood hazard areas along the coastlines...Read on...

Community Development
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Population Projection Proposed for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan Update

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the San Juan County Council was briefed on the Department of Community Development’s recommended twenty-year population projection.  The discussion may be viewed at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/903/Counc...

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Community Development
Posted on: February 15, 2017

2017 DETACHED ADU CONVERSION PERMIT LOTTERY

San Juan County Department of Community Development (DCD) will hold a lottery for ADU conversion permits, open to the public, on March 8, 2017, at 11:30 am, at the front counter in the DCD office at 135 Rhone St, Friday Harbor, WA. &...

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Community Development

Posted on: October 18, 2017

Housing Needs Assessment Second Draft Available for Public Comment

The second draft of the Housing Needs Assessment is now available. This draft incorporates public comments and review of the preliminary draft. It can be viewed under the 'housing' tab here: http://sanjuanco.com/1306/Comprehensive-Plan-Elements

The second draft of the Housing Needs Assessment is now available.  Prepared by staff, this technical report will guide the future Comprehensive Plan updates by providing analysis of future housing needs.  This analysis is based, in part...

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Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Land Capacity Analysis Methodology Available for Public Comment

The initial draft of the Land Capacity Analysis Methodology is now available. It can be viewed at the following link under "Land Capacity Analysis":
http://sanjuanco.com/1306/Comprehensive-Plan-Elements

The Land Capacity Analysis Methodology will define how staff conducts the upcoming Land Capacity Analysis.  The Land Capacity Analysis is a technical report on development potential under the Comprehensive Plan and current Land Use regulations. &...

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Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Comprehensive Plan Comment Tool, LIVE NOW!

Public Comment Tool

San Juan County's Public Comment Map Tool is LIVE NOW! Use this tool to mark geographically specific comments regarding the elements of the County's Comprehensive Plan. Tell your neighbors, friends and family to let their voice be heard!

Now is the time to get your comments in on San Juan County's Comprehensive Plan Update!  After the Pop-Up Studios and Community Workshops last week we know there are plenty of comments out there and would love to gather even more of them. &nb...

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Comprehensive Plan Public Comment Tool Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Preliminary Draft of 2036 Comprehensive Plan Utility Inventory Available for Review

The Preliminary Draft of the Utility Inventory for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update is available for review

The Preliminary Draft of the Utility Inventory for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update has been posted.  Citizens are invited to review the update and submit feedback on
its refinement . You may do this by:

1.    Marking...

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Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Preliminary Draft of 2036 Capital Facilities Inventory Available for Review

The Preliminary Draft of the Capital Facilities for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update has been posted

The Preliminary Draft of the
Capital Facilities for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan update has beenposted.  Citizens are invited to review the update and submit feedback on
its refinement . You may do this by:

 

1.   &...

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Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Preliminary Draft Housing Needs Assessment

The preliminary draft of the Housing Needs Assessment is available for public review and comment. This is the first step in amending Element 5 Housing

The preliminary draft of the Housing Needs Assessment is available for public review and comment. This is the first step in amending Element 5 Housing and Appendix 5 Housing Needs Assessment of the Comprehensive Plan.  A preliminary revi...

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Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Visioning and Natural Resources Scopes of Work

We are pleased to have contracted with Community Attributes Inc. to begin work on our Comprehensive Plan Vision

We are pleased to have contracted with Community Attributes Inc. http://communityattributes.com/ to begin work on our Comprehensive Plan Vision check-in and review of our Natural Resource Land designations (part of the Land Use Element). Studio C...

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Additional Info... Comprehensive Plan Update
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Population Projection Proposed for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan Update

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the San Juan County Council was briefed on the Department of Community Development’s recommended twenty-year population projection.

The discussion may be viewed at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/903/Council-Agendas-and-Video as soon as Council’s videos are posted this week.

The Department of Community Development recommended the adoption of a 2036 County population of 19,423. &...

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Comprehensive Plan Update

Posted on: October 18, 2017

New Shoreline Regulations Effective Monday, October 30th

The updated regulations go into effect on Monday, October 30, 2017

After this date,  a pre-application meeting is required prior to submittal of Shoreline Substantial Development Permits, Shoreline Conditional Use Permits and Shoreline ...

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Shoreline Master Program Update
Posted on: October 5, 2017

County Council Adopts Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update

County Council Adopts Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update Thank you for your interest and engagement during the SMP update process. San Juan County updated its SMP in accordance with the state Shoreline Management Act with the overall goal of p...

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Shoreline Master Program Update