We are taking comments on three Planning Alternatives and the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for our Comprehensive Plan Update, Seattle 2035. You can learn more by reading the Planning Alternatives post on our Seattle 2035 website. All comments are due by April 21, 2014 and can be submitted by commenting on the blog post, by emailing Gordon Clowers, or by mail at the following address (you can print this optional, self-addressed form here, but don't forget the stamp):
City of Seattle
Department of Planning & Development
Attn: Gordon Clowers
700 5th Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98124
The City Council held a public hearing on April 1 to go over the proposed 2013-2014 annual comprehensive plan amendments. The City Council's PLUS Committee will meet again on April 18th to vote on these amendments. These amendments were submitted by the public last year and were chosen by City Council for further analysis through Council Resolution 31458.
Our Comprehensive Plan, Toward a Sustainable Seattle, is a 20-year vision and roadmap for Seattle’s future. Our plan guides City decisions on where to build new jobs and houses, how to improve our transportation system, and where to make capital investments such as utilities, sidewalks, and libraries. Our Comprehensive Plan is the framework for most of Seattle’s big-picture decisions on how to grow while preserving and improving our neighborhoods.
Our Comprehensive Plan meets the requirements of the Washington State Growth Management Act by helping protect our environment, quality of life, and economic development. Our plan is consistent with Vision 2040 and King County’s Countywide Planning Policies.
The four core values of Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan are:
Our plan’s urban village strategy supports the core values by:
Annual Amendment Process
State law allows amendments to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan only once a year. The 10-month amendment process has several steps:
Seattle 2035 - Comprehensive Plan Update
We are required by state law to do a periodic update of our Comprehensive Plan. We have begun this process and we will complete it by June 2015. The update will include: