PSRC to review plan updates and certification process

Today the PSRC Executive Board discussed an upcoming assessment of the region’s comprehensive plan updates and certification process.


Downtown Duvall (click on the photo to watch a video about the city showing its revitalizing downtown)

Representatives from Snoqualmie, North Bend, Duvall and other cities expressed concerns to the board about issues related to conditional certification of plans.

The region’s 86 jurisdictions have completed or are in the process of updating their comprehensive plans – updates required by the Growth Management Act every eight years.

PSRC’s review and certification of major plan updates is concluding this year. Final action for the vast majority of plans from King, Pierce and Snohomish communities occurred in April. Certification of plans from Kitsap communities will take place this fall.

The comp plan assessment project will help identify and evaluate issues that emerged through the plan updates, consider different approaches to address those issues, and to identify areas where PSRC might refine VISION 2040 strategies and multicounty planning policies in a future VISION 2040 update.

PSRC will seek broad input from local jurisdictions and other key stakeholders that may include focus groups, surveys, individual interviews, or outreach to countywide planning coordinating bodies.

A smaller working group of local planning staff will analyze the information assembled through this process and draft a final report with conclusions and recommended next steps.

The Growth Management Policy Board will take up the assessment project at their meeting on July 7.

More information: 

Watch the meeting video:  public comment starts at 13:27; presentation and discussion at 1:11:00)

News coverage: Seattle Times & KIRO 7

Watch or attend the Growth Management Policy Board meeting, July 7, 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

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