One Seattle Plan

What's Happening Now?

Our Phase 1 Engagement Report will walk you through the various strategies that we used during the first months of the One Seattle Plan to engage with communities and individuals around the Comprehensive Plan Update. This report also provides an preliminary outreach overview highlighting key themes that we have heard from over 10,000 comments during Phase 1.

We are currently analyzing feedback we received on the issues and alternatives we will study in the environmental review of the One Seattle Plan. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the plan will provide the City and residents information and analysis critical to the decision-making process. The formal comment period for the environmental review has closed, and we will be releasing a Scoping Report this fall that summarizes what we heard through this process. Learn more in our Project Documents section and provide your feedback on our Engagement Hub.

Seattle Comprehensive Plan major update:
How we will grow and invest in community.

The updated Seattle Comprehensive Plan will guide City decisions about where we locate housing and jobs, and where and how we invest in transportation, utilities, parks, and other public assets. Our goal is to make the city more equitable, livable, sustainable, and resilient for today's communities and future residents. 

Our Plan will address challenges new and old: racial equity, housing costs, access to economic opportunity and education, climate change, and more. While the Plan evolves from our existing Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2016 as required by the Growth Management Act, we will explore different approaches to growth and investment, along with new strategies to reduce displacement pressures.

We are closely coordinating with the Seattle Department of Transportation to ensure the updated Comprehensive Plan is aligned with the Seattle Transportation Plan, which will guide future transit and transportation infrastructure investments.

The City is committed to repairing past harms and working toward an equitable future for all. To that end, we will center the voices of Black, Indigenous, People of Color and others who are often marginalized in planning processes. This commitment is captured in our Equitable Community Engagement Ethos. We are partnering with Community Based Organizations on outreach throughout the planning process. We are also working with Community Liaisons who will be facilitating engagement on a neighborhood level.

For interactive resources and to make your voice heard:

Visit the Community Engagement Hub

Comprehensive Planning 101

Learn more about the history and purpose of our One Seattle Plan Comprehensive Plan Update.

Planning for Growth: Exploring New Approaches

Since 1994, the City's goal has been to focus most new homes, jobs, and community investments within designated urban centers and urban villages.

Updating the Comprehensive Plan will involve evaluating our current strategy as well as exploring new ideas for how Seattle can grow to be more equitable, affordable, and climate resilient. Some of the ideas we're looking at include:

  • Designating new urban centers or villages, such as around future light rail stations 
  • Fostering more complete neighborhoods across the city to provide more residents with walkable access to shopping, services, amenities, and transit 
  • Supporting a greater variety of housing options in more neighborhoods to increase access to parks and schools as well as more affordable family-size homes and homeownership opportunities 
  • Developing new tools to support communities facing displacement pressures and ensure that access to homes and jobs is more racially and economically inclusive

Our Project Timeline

Timeline schedule for the One Seattle Plan

2022

Q1 - Q2

Project Launch
Develop and share project background and public engagement tools.

2022

Q3 - Q4

Shaping the Plan
Identify major issues and potential growth strategies.

2023

Q1 - Q2

Drafting the Plan
Analyze public input and develop goals and policies.

2023

Q2 - Q4

Review & Refine
Formal public comment on analysis of growth strategies and draft plan.

2024

Q1

Final Plan & Zoning
Finalize Mayor's plan with preferred growth alternative and zoning legislation.

2024

Q2 - Q4

Plan Adoption
City council review, approval of final plan, and implementation.