On October 28, 2016, the Mayor signed the ordinance that updates our Comprehensive Plan. City Council passed that ordinance unanimously on October 17, with some minor adjustments to the Mayor's recommendations in May. One significant change was adding a Community Involvement element to the plan. The new plan become effective on November 28.
Each year, we consider amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. In 2017, we will review some potential changes to the plan's Future Land Use maps that were identified in a 2016 City Council resolution, as well as changes that could emerge from the ongoing Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda's public outreach. There may also be recommended policies related to the future of Seattle's industrial lands, as the Mayor's Advisory Panel on industrial lands considers possible options.
The Comprehensive Plan 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.
The four core values of Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan are:
Our plan’s urban village strategy supports the core values by: