2017 Comprehensive Plan & Vashon-Maury Island CSA Plan
2017 King County Comprehensive Plan & Vashon-Maury Island CSA Plan
On July 21, 2017, the King County Executive transmitted to the King County Council the proposed 2017 update to the King County Comprehensive Plan as Proposed Ordinance 2017-0317. The 2017 Comprehensive Plan is a limited, annual cycle update, and will be focused on the proposed Vashon-Maury Island Community Service Area (CSA) Plan. Once the proposed plan is transmitted, it is anticipated that the legislation will be referred to the Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee for review, with possible adoption by the full Council later this year.
Please check back to this website for more information the Council’s review of the proposal. You can also stay up to date on 2017 Comprehensive Plan & Vashon-Maury Island CSA Plan news, schedules, and committee agendas by signing up for the Council’s Comprehensive Plan email list.
Vashon-Maury Island CSA Background
The 2017 Comprehensive Plan update will be focused on the proposed Vashon-Maury Island CSA Plan. A CSA Plan is a 20-year, multi-discipline, integrated policy document that applies the countywide goals of the King County Comprehensive Plan to a smaller geographic area. You can learn more about King County’s CSA Planning Program, including the schedule for future CSA planning activities in other unincorporated areas, here.
Development of the Executive’s proposed Vashon-Maury Island CSA Plan was informed by an intensive community outreach process that began in March, 2016. More information on the Executive’s outreach can be found here.
About the King County Comprehensive Plan
The King County Comprehensive Plan is the guiding policy document for land use and development regulations in unincorporated King County, and for regional services throughout the County including transit, sewers, parks, trails, and open space.
The King County Code (K.C.C. 20.18.030) allows for updates to the Comprehensive Plan on either an annual or a once-every-four-years basis, depending on the scope of the change. The annual cycle allows for minor changes, technical corrections, and land use changes that do not amend the Urban Growth Area. The “four-year cycle” update is considered a major update to the plan and, unlike annual updates, allows for consideration of substantive policy changes and potential revisions to the Urban Growth Area.
The current plan is the 2016 Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted by the King County Council on December 5, 2016. The 2016 Comprehensive Plan was the fifth major update to the King County Comprehensive Plan.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have questions about the Council’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan process, please email CouncilCompPlan@kingcounty.gov.