King County Comprehensive Plan
King County received the state’s approval of the County’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP), which consists of policies in Chapter 5 of the King County Comprehensive Plan (see Attachment A link below) and the regulations adopted to implement those policies, both which are part of ordinance 17485 (see links below). As a result of this approval, the County’s SMP will be effective on January 28, 2013.
Ecology’s Approval of County’s SMP
On December 26, 2012, the Notice of Adoption of the 2012 King County Comprehensive Plan was published in the County’s paper of record, the Seattle Times. Pursuant to RCW 36.70A.290, any petition relating to whether or not the amended comprehensive plan or development regulations adopted therewith are in compliance with the goals and requirements of the GMA, SMP or SEPA must be filed with the Growth Management Hearings Board within 60 days of this publication date.
Notice of adoption
On December 3, 2012, the King County Council adopted the updates to the County's growth management Comprehensive Plan (KCCP), which is the set of policies by which King County manages growth in unincorporated areas.
Growth management comprehensive plans adopted by local governments provide the blueprint to effectively combine certainty for development decisions, reasonable environmental protection, long-range planning for cost-effective infrastructure, and orderly growth and development. The KCCP is updated annually for minor changes and technical corrections. Every four years, the KCCP is reviewed and major updates occur. This year, 2012, was a major review and update to the Comprehensive Plan.
For a history of the review the Comprehensive Plan under went this year, please view the materials in the right-handed side bar.
2012 King County Comprehensive Plan
Ordinance 17485 (pdf, 1 MB)
- Attachment A (pdf, 14 MB)
- Attachment B (pdf, 0.5 MB)
- Attachment C (pdf, 12 MB)
- Attachment D (pdf, 8 MB)
- Attachment E (pdf, 22 MB)
- Attachment F (pdf, 0.5 MB)
- Attachment G (pdf, 0.1 MB)
- Attachment H (pdf, 3 MB)
- Attachment I (pdf, 0.1 MB)
- Attachment J (pdf, 25 MB)
- Attachment K (pdf, 0.2 MB)