Seattle is expected to grow by 120,000 residents and 115,000 jobs in the coming twenty years. Our Draft Comprehensive Plan, informed by the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) released in May 2015, identifies proposed goals and policies to help achieve our vision for Seattle’s future. The Draft Plan also includes a new Future Land Use Map, showing a pattern of growth that supports the City’s vision.
The public comment period on the Draft Plan closed in late November, and we will soon post summaries of what we heard. The public feedback received will be considered in the Mayor's recommended Plan, which will be released in early 2016 with the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). In mid-2016, City Council will review the Mayor's recommended Plan and hold a public hearing. Council is expected to adopt the plan in late 2016.
Related Action: New Environmental (SEPA) Review Requirements
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: