Comprehensive Plan

2017 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

The proposed code amendments are to resolve an inconsistency issue between the City’s land use, housing and transportation elements. The City received a conditional certification from PSRC on its 2015 Comprehensive Plan that required the City to adopt consistent housing and employment growth targets within the transportation, housing and land use elements. The City’s transportation element used growth targets from the Land Use Vision dataset, consistent with Vision 2040; however, the land use and housing elements used the Land Use Baseline dataset. The proposed amendments resolve this inconsistency by adopting the Land Use Vision growth targets as previously shown int he transportation element, which should bring the City’s Comprehensive Plan into full certification under PSRC’s responsibility to review local Comprehensive Plans.

2015 Comprehensive Plan Update

The Comprehensive Plan is a City’s road-map for future change and growth.  Technically speaking, it is a document required by the State Growth Management Act (GMA) which details how the City will accommodate future population and employment growth .

The City began this process toward the end of 2011, in completing a visioning process which resulting in the adoption of the November 2012 Visioning Report.  This was a culmination of ad hoc committee recommendations, which were later refined at an open house, and then finalized by KPG and adopted by the City Council.

This Vision worked as a guideline for the current update of the City’s Comp Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan was approved by and adopted June 15, 2015.

Vision Statement

A City for all ages striving to maintain its small town character and support for strong schools, public safety  and neighborhood unity, balances the need to grow and prosper in a sustainable manner with the  environmental, political, economic, and social desires of the City. 

A great place to raise a family, with interconnected and attractive parks, trails and public spaces complimentary of the natural environment, critical areas and valuable natural resources, for the enjoyment of future generations.

A City that understands the relationship between commerce and healthy livable cities; an understanding that guides the need to support business and economic growth, in harmony the City’s small town charm.

Final Comprehensive Plan

Below is the Final version of the Comprehensive Plan, as approved and adopted on June 15,  2015. (updated September 25, 2015)

Cover Pages and Table of Contents

Introduction Element

Introduction Map

Land Use Element

Housing Element

Transportation Element

Parks, Trails and Open Space Element

Utilities Element

Capital Facilities Element

NOTE: These element are not in the “final” format.  Here is an example of how the final format will look.  The document will be put in the final format towards the end of the process.

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