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Port Ludlow Master Planned Resort

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621 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend,
WA 98368

Phone: 360.379.4450
Fax: 360.379.4451


Monday - Thursday
9:00 to 4:30                     

closed 12:00 - 1:00 for lunch


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Page last updated: 11/7/2014


This page contains information related to the Port Ludlow area, including Planning Issues and Development Applications.  Check frequently for updates.

Case Log Items & Hearing Exhibit Items are accessed in the Development Applications section below.

NEW -- Skip to information on these current topics

  • GO TO Port Ludlow Drainage District suggested amendments to Unified Development Code
  • GO TO Port Ludlow Resort Revision - A closed record appeal hearing will be held in Dec. 2007.

Planning Issues

Under consideration at this time are three long-range planning items relative to the Port Ludlow MPR.  These items are legislative matters that will be decided by the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC).  For more information on County long-range planning in general, visit the LRP page.


Port Ludlow Drainage District

In April 2006, the Port Ludlow Drainage District (PLLD)  proposed amendments to the language of the Unified Development Code, Title 18 Jefferson County Code (JCC), to incorporate guidelines from the Port Ludlow Comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan (PLSMP) into the existing JCC Section 18.30.  The Board of County Commissioners referred this application, under File No. MLA06-00211, to the Jefferson County Planning Commission for review and recommendation.  This will be considered for a legislative decision at a later date after review by the Jefferson County Department of Public Works.



Short Course on Local Planning

With help from the State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) and the Planning Association of Washington (PAW), the Port Ludlow Village Council and DCD hosted a "Short Course on Local Planning" on Thursday, July 27, 6:00-9:00 PM at the Port Ludlow Bay Club. 

The course covers the basics and legal framework of community planning in Washington state, with a focus on master planned resorts. 

Development Applications

The following is information about development applications under review in the Port Ludlow area.  There is also a search function available on the Permit Database Search & Map Tools page.

Case Log Items & Hearing Exhibit Items

Case Log Items and Hearing Exhibit Items for the Port Ludlow major resort revision are listed in separate PDF lists.  If you wish to receive a specific item, please return a public records request form to DCD by mail (621 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368) or fax (360-379-4451).  If more than five requests are made for a specific document, that document will be scanned and posted here as a PDF file.  Contact Cara Leckenby, Planning Clerk, Development Review Division at 360-379-4469 or via email at with any questions.


Trendwest Shoreline Permit - See Trendwest section above.


Resort Plan Revision

See the EIS section below for environmental analysis related to the proposed Port Ludlow Resort Plan Revision.  The public comment period for this proposal has been extended to October 16, 2006.



Environmental Impact Statements

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is prepared as part of State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review of a proposal when it has been determined by the lead agency that the proposal is likely to have significant adverse environmental impacts.  The EIS process is a tool for identifying and analyzing probable adverse environmental impacts, reasonable alternatives, and possible mitigation.  For more information about SEPA, visit the Department of Ecology's SEPA Unit page.

This section contains EIS documents in digital format that have been prepared for "project actions" (such as new construction or other development proposals).  EIS documents for "non-project actions" (such as plans and regulations), when available in digital format, are found on or linked from the Long-Range Planning page.

Port Ludlow - For more information on the Port Ludlow Resort Plan revision process, contact the Port Ludlow Lead Planner.

Port Ludlow Resort Plan Revision (Case#:ZON03-00044)
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
April 2004         
Chapter 1 - Summary  2.55 MB
Chapter 2 - Proposed Project & Alternatives   
Chapter 3 - Affected Environments, Environmental Impacts, Mitigating Measures & Unavoidable Adverse Impacts  4.32 MB
Appendix A   4.35 MB
Appendix B
Appendix C  1.56 MB
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H
Port Ludlow Marina Expansion (Case#:SDP00-00014)
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
July 5, 2002         
Report  1.4 MB
Drawings  2.2 MB
Alternative No. 1
Alternative No. 2
Alternative No. 3
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
December 31, 2002         
Chapter 1 - Summary  9.58 MB
Chapter 2 - Proposed Project & Alternatives         2.68 MB 
Chapter 3 - Affected Environments, Environmental Impacts, Mitigating Measures & Unavoidable Adverse Impacts
Chapter 4 - DSEIS Comments and Responses       1.41 MB


More Information

For more information, contact , Port Ludlow Lead Planner for the Department of Community Development, (360) 379-4472.

For information related to the review process for current project applications, visit the Development Review Division page.



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