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Seattle's Comprehensive Plan

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Since 1994, Seattle's Comprehensive Plan: Toward a Sustainable Seattle has guided growth in Seattle with the goal of fostering a healthy and vibrant city for years to come.

What's Next?

Through April 21, 2014, we will be taking comments on three Planning alternatives and the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Learn more about the different alternatives and how they will shape the future of our city by reading our Seattle 2035 post on Planning Alternatives. Comments can be submitted through the posts comment feature, by emailing Gordon Clowers, and by mail (you can print an optional, self-addressed form) to:

City of Seattle
Department of Planning & Development
Attn: Gordon Clowers
700 5th Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98124

The City Council's Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee held a public hearing on proposed Comprehensive Plan annual amendments on April 1. They will meet again on April 18 to vote on these amendments. See the Public Notice for the full details about the hearing.

The Major Update

You can stay connected with our Comprehensive Plan update through our Seattle 2035 Facebook page, our @Seattle2035 Twitter account, and our Seattle 2035 blog.

To see the types of outreach we're planning for the Comprehensive Plan update, read our Public Involvement Program.

Catch Up on Our Progress

Report on Public Engagement (March 2012)

December 2011 — Transform Seattle: Many Voices, One Future
In December of 2011, we held a workshop with over 100 people from the Somali, Ethiopian, Latino, Filipino, Chinese, and Cambodian communities in Southeast Seattle. We asked the workshop participants about their future transportation, housing, and energy needs in Seattle. We engaged in a dialogue about how to create better neighborhoods with more services and shops closer to home, how to work toward attractive and affordable housing choices, and the desire for safe and convenient public transportation systems.

May 2012 — Big Issues event

Seattle Design Festival
We showcased some preliminary ideas about a new urban design element, now being considered for the Seattle Comprehensive Plan, at the Seattle Design Festival. Over 250 citizens participated in our interactive exercise about urban design.

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