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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




In the early 1990s, the County issued a programmatic (i.e., "non-project action") Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Port Ludlow resort development plan.  The 1992-1993 EIS presents a framework for future build-out of the Port Ludlow resort:

As part of establishing the Comprehensive Plan under the State Growth Management Act (GMA), Jefferson County designated the Port Ludlow area as an existing Master Planned Resort (MPR) under RCW 36.70A.362, acknowledging an area of urban growth outside designated urban growth areas (UGAs).

Chapter 3 of the Comprehensive Plan, the Land Use and Rural Element (linked below), contains narrative, goals and policies related to the Port Ludlow MPR.  See Land Use Goal (LNG) 23.0 and corresponding policies on page 64 of the Comprehensive Plan, as updated in 2004.

The MPR Code is Title 17 of the Jefferson County Code (JCC) and contains the development regulations that apply to the Port Ludlow MPR.

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. 

 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 David Wayne Johnson, Port Ludlow Lead Planner for the Department of Community Development, (360) 379-4465.

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



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