Semiahmoo Resort Master Plan (SRMP) & West Semiahmoo & Blaine
Preliminary Informational Document
April 29, 2010
Task Force; Katie Boczek, Cliff Jones, Jim Lyon, Steve Novak, Glenn Rinkel, Brad O’Neill, Mike Myers, John Binns and Andrew Fisher.
Semiahmoo Resort Master Plan (SRMP)
Drawn up by: Semiahmoo master plan citizens advisory group, City of Blaine, developers, urban planners, architects, traffic planners, civil engineers, market analysts, and geotechnical engineers.
This master plan serves as a guide or “book of rules” for our community’s development. With the passage of time details within the master plan, or specific provisions may become unnecessary, outmoded or “out of date” or even ineffective. In such situations, the master plan would need to be amended or updated. It is neither unusual nor uncommon so long as the amendment process is strictly adhered to and the process is completely transparent.
It was based on the City of Blaine’s Comprehensive Plan adopted in 1974 and revised in 1987.
There is a statement: - “the plan will be supplemented by future additional information, permits and final subdivision.”
The City of Blaine has a fully comprehensive checking system (Development Review - http://www.ci.blaine.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=161) in place to ensure that the densities in the SRMP are and will be adhered to.
Public input will be available to community members at the appropriate time. If there is a change to the SRMP or if the applications are not complying with the SRMP it is recommend that as a community we express our agreements and concerns at the appropriate time.
The following information is as of March 6, 2010. Please refer the City’s websites: http://www.ci.blaine.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=165 and http://www.ci.blaine.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=155 for the latest information, time frames, list of public hearings and so on.
West Semiahmoo District, Zones 12 and 13 from the SRMP (Currently in the City limits)
An application has been made to remove West Semiahmoo District, Zones 12 and 13 from the SRMP. There currently is no action by The City and community members at this time. This is currently unfolding daily. The City will notify us at a later date when the SRA is able to have input. The SRMP show this as uplands area with single-family dwellings – overall density of <0.7 units/acre. West Blaine was included in this area.
West Blaine (Not currently in the City limits)
West Blaine is located in Whatcom County and the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) has no jurisdiction. When this area was added to the SRMP, development was for a golf course with multifamily dwellings – overall density of 0.7 units/acre. This overall development did not take place and permission rescinded. Community members may get involved if they desire.
Burnside Village ~ the current proposal is on hold, may proceed in the future
Marina Phase 2 ~ the current proposal is on hold, may proceed in the future
Semiahmoo Resort Village ~ the current proposal is on hold, may proceed in the future
Drayton Hillside III ~ the current proposal is on hold, may proceed in the future
Shoreline Master Plan and Master Program ~ Refer to the City’s website for the latest information, timelines and comprehensive reports.
The City of Blaine website is http://www.ci.blaine.wa.us/. On this website you will be able to find the latest information, such as Shoreline information and so on. The Semiahmoo Company has great information too http://www.semiahmoocompany.com/Semiahmoo_Master_Plan.html
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