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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Comp Plan: Proposed 2017 Amendments

Every city in Washington state is required to adopt (and update) a Comprehensive Plan, which establishes the City's future vision and policy direction.

The City is now considering these updates for 2017:

Land Use Element

1. Every year, the Office of Financial Management (OFM) updates population and housing counts for jurisdictions throughout the state (based on information provided by those jurisdictions). The following tables are being amended to reflect the latest data provided by OFM for 2016.
  • Table L-2: Units Toward 2031 Adopted State Housing Target
  • Table L-3: Population and Household Projection (coming soon)

 2. When the City acquires property, that property must be given a land use designation of Community Facilities (CF). This designation acknowledges and provides for public benefit uses on publicly owned property owned by entities such as the City, county, school district, special district, State and Federal government. Additionally, the property must be zoned either CF-Open Space, CF-Recreation or CF-Facilities.  A definition and intent of each of these zoning districts can be found here. This year, seven properties are proposed for redesignations and rezones. A letter was sent to property owners within 300 feet of each of the properties notifying them of this proposal.

3. This year, the Overdale Homeowners Association (HOA) requested and received a Deed of Conservation Easement for the property. The easement assures that the protected property will be retained forever in its native wooded condition and will prevent any use of the property that will significantly impair or interfere with the conservation features of the property. The proposed designation and zoning changes are being proposed to comply with this deed. The letter was sent to all property owners within 300 feet of the parcel, as well as to the Overdale HOA.

Transportation Element

Each year, the City updates its Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). This plan is required to be included in the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Therefore, the amendment to the Transportation Element is simply to insert the latest version and map.

Public Process

There is an opportunity for public comment at these meetings:





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