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2021 King County Countywide Planning Policies

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.



Under Review:

I. DRAFT Policy Matrix

II. Chapter Summaries with translations


Public Comment period for the 2021 CPP Update, runs from:
April 5 through May 5, 2021.
Please submit comments to: GMPC@KingCounty.Gov

Join us for our online King County Unincorporated Area Meeting, Wednesday April 28th, 6pm – 8pm


  • Meeting ID: 967 1894 1867
  • Passcode: KINGcounty (Case sensitive)
  • Dial by your location- 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
  • Passcode: 5480315391

III. DRAFT Equity Review

IV. Appendices

    • APPENDIX 3: Urban Separators Map (Unchanged)
    • APPENDIX 4: DRAFT Housing Technical Appendix (Coming Soon)

For more information, please contact:

Karen Wolf, FAICP
Senior Policy Analyst
Performance, Strategy and Budget