Shoreline Planning Commission

Pictured from left:  Easton Craft, Mei-shiou Lin, Suzanne Davis, Vice Chair Laura Mork, Jack Malek, Chair William Montero, Seated: David Maul
Meet the Planning Commission


About Us

The purpose of the Planning Commission is to provide guidance and direction for Shoreline's future growth through continued review and improvement to the City's comprehensive land use plan, zoning code, shoreline management, environmental protection and related land use documents. The Planning Commission consists of seven residents and/or property owners appointed by the City Council. Members serve for a four year term. The Planning Commission provides regular opportunities for the public to comment on matters of interest at each meeting.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Help plan the future of Shoreline by serving on the Planning Commission!

The City Council is looking for volunteers to serve on the Planning Commission for four-year terms beginning in April 2020. The volunteers who serve on the Shoreline Planning Commission provide recommendations to the City Council on land use, growth, and development issues.

The Commission addresses key questions that affect the quality of life in Shoreline, such as: How should we balance new commercial and residential development with the desire to maintain the character of existing neighborhoods? How do we plan for a future that includes light rail? How can we encourage developers to use green building practices and provide affordable housing? How will the City allow alternate housing types that fit within our established neighborhoods?

No technical background or experience in land use is required. Important qualifications are an ability to listen and work well with others; a willingness to prepare and read staff reports prior to the meetings; and a commitment to regular attendance and active participation at the meetings.

Help review and preserve historic structures in Shoreline by serving on the Landmarks and Heritage Commission!

The King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission is a nine-member citizen board charged with designating landmarks in unincorporated King County and in those cities and towns in King County that have entered into an interlocal agreement with the County for historical preservation services. The City Council is seeking to appoint a volunteer to serve on the Commission for all business conducted within the City of Shoreline. The Special Commissioner will serve a three-year term beginning in April 2020, with the option of serving a second three-year term.

The Commission is responsible for reviewing and deciding nominations for landmark designation; reviewing and deciding certificates of appropriateness for alterations to or demolition of landmark properties; developing policy and planning recommendations for King County’s historic preservation program; and attending periodic training sessions and conferences. The Special Member is to be an individual with a demonstrated interest and competence in historic preservation. The Special Member is a voting member on all matters relating to or affecting landmarks within the City of Shoreline.

Application details

Download a Community Service Applications for both the Planning Commission and the Landmarks & Heritage Commission or pick one up at City Hall. Submit your application by email to or mail it to:

City of Shoreline, City Clerk
17500 Midvale Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133

You can also drop it off in person to the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor of City Hall. Applications for both commissions are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020.


Senior Planner Steve Szafran, 206-801-2512

Upcoming Meetings

Note: This calendar is subject to change on a daily basis. It does not constitute legal notice. To verify meeting information contact the Planning Commission Clerk at (206) 801-2514.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Regular Meeting

Thursday, January 2, 2020 | Regular Meeting

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | Regular Meeting

Contact Us

Planning Commission Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133
contact form

Steve Szafran
Planning Commission Liaison
(206) 801-2512

Notice of Disclosure for Written Comments

The City of Shoreline will enter all comments received into the public record and may make these comments, and any attachments or other supporting materials, available unchanged, including any business or personal information (name, email address, phone, etc.) that you provide available for public review. This information may be released on the City’s website. Comments received are part of the public record and subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act, RCW 42.56. Do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you do not wish to be made public, including name and contact information.