We are beginning work on the first phase of Seattle 2035, the update to the City's Comprehensive Plan. During this phase we are building awareness and looking for the public's opinion on how what they want to see happen in Seattle over the next 20 years.
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 whether to invest in 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
We are allowed, by state law, to amend the Seattle Comprehensive Plan once a year. The 10-month amendment process has several steps:
Major Plan Review
We are required by state law to do a major review of our comprehensive plan every 7 to 10 years. We have begun a multi-year process to complete an update by June 2015. The major review will include: