King County Countywide Planning Policies
June 19, 2021: Proposed Countywide Planning Policies released to GMPC
May 31, 2021: Environmental Review for 2021 Countywide Planning Policies released
March 31, 2021: Public Review Draft Released
Background and Purpose
The Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs) create a shared framework for growth management planning for all jurisdictions in King County. The CPPs implement the Washington State Growth Management Act and the VISON 2050 Multicounty Planning Policies, adopted by the Puget Sound Regional Council in 2020. The comprehensive plan for King County and city comprehensive plans are developed from the framework that the CPPs create. Countywide Planning Policies are being updated in advance of the 2024 periodic update of comprehensive plans to reflect a number of changes to the regional policy framework and to reflect new priorities addressing equity and social justice within our communities.
The Growth Management Planning Council (GMPC), which brings together elected officials from King County and the cities, develops and recommends the CPPs to the King County Council. The GMPC is expected to take action on the CPPs at their meeting on June 23, 2021 (Click here to see 2021 GMPC CPP Update Schedule).
Here is a quick overview/presentation on the CPPs Update Process.
For more information, please contact:
Ivan Miller, AICP
Comprehensive Planning Manager
Performance, Strategy and Budget