Skyway/West Hill Subarea Plan
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Skyway/West Hill Community Service Area Subarea Plan and Land Use and Zoning Map Amendments
On March 30, 2022, the King County Executive transmitted the Recommended Skyway/West Hill Subarea Plan, associated Land Use and Zoning Map Amendments, and the proposed ordinance adopting the plan and new inclusionary housing regulations to the King County Council. The plan is part of a large submittal called the 2022 Update to the 2016 Comprehensive Plan. You can find links to the documents transmitted to Council on our Executive Recommended 2022 Update to 2016 Comprehensive Plan web page.
Now that the plan has been transmitted to the King County Council, the update process shifts to council review, refinement, and adoption. The council is expected to adopt the amendments in 2022. Follow the process on the council’s 2022 Comprehensive Plan Update website.
What’s already happened
County staff members asked for public comments on the Subarea Plan and Zoning Map Amendments between Sept. 30 and Dec. 19 of 2021. The county used this input to update the documents. The King County Executive sent the revised documents to the King County Council in March 2022. We expect the council to review, revise, and adopt the Subarea Plan and Zoning Map Amendments later in 2022.
- Skyway-West Hill Subarea Plan Public Review Draft
- Skyway-West Hill Subarea Plan Map Amendments Public Review Draft
The Reader’s Guides below were prepared to help community members understand these two documents.
- Skyway/West Hill Subarea Plan Public Review Draft Reader’s Guide (English)
- (Español) Guía para el lector del borrador para revisión pública del Plan de subárea de Skyway/West Hill
- (Soomali) Hagaha Akhristaha ee Dib u Eegista Qabyo Qoraalka Qorshaha Aagga Skyway/West Hill
- (Tiếng Việt) Hướng Dẫn Dành Cho Độc Giả Bản Dự Thảo Đánh Giá Của Cộng Đồng Về Quy Hoạch Tiểu Vùng Skyway/West Hill
On July 24, 2020 the King County Council adopted the Skyway-West Hill Land Use Strategy, Phase 1 of the Skyway-West Hill Community Service Area Subarea Plan.
At the same time, the council also expanded the scope of the county’s subarea plans to include topics beyond land use. They directed King County Local Services to re-engage with the community and establish a 20-year vision for Skyway-West Hill and a broad range of policies in support of that vision.
The council also directed Local Services to develop community needs lists to accompany the county’s subarea plans. This list will include community-identified services, programs, and capital improvement projects that support the community’s vision and inform budget decisions for future investments in Skyway-West Hill.
Skyway-West Hill Land Use Strategy, Phase 1 of the Skyway-West Hill Community Service Area Subarea Plan
Appendices to the Skyway-West Hill Land Use Strategy, Phase 1 of the Skyway-West Hill Community Service Area Subarea Plan
2020 Amendments to the 2016 King County Comprehensive Plan, containing the description of the Subarea Plans begins on Page 80
Amendments to the King County Code Section 2.16.055, containing the code requirements for the Subarea Plans and Community Needs List in Section 4 beginning on Page 16
On Sept. 30, 2019 the King County Executive transmitted his recommended Skyway-West Hill Land Use Subarea Plan to the King County Council as part of a set of 2020 updates to the 2018 Comprehensive Plan. Below are the recommended plan and related information.
- Skyway-West Hill Land Use Subarea Plan and Appendices
- Skyway-West Hill Land Use and Zoning Map Amendments
- King County Comprehensive Plan website (King County Executive)
- 2020 Updates to Comprehensive Plan (King County Council)
Follow the 2022 Comprehensive Plan Update process on the King County Council’s website, where you can subscribe to receive email updates.
- June 1, 2019–Public comments from Community Forum
- Feb. 2019–Stakeholder interview compilation
- 2018-2019–Skyway Field Office days
- Nov. 20, 2018–Futurewise meeting
- Oct. 30, 2018–Public comments from Community Forum
- Oct. 16, 2018–Skyway-West Hill quarterly meeting
- Aug. 18, 2018–Skyway Block Party booth
- March 28, 2018–Martin Luther King Jr. Way Focus Group notes
- March 12, 2018–Skyway Commercial District Focus Group
- Feb. 20, 2018–Skyway Scenic Views Focus Group
- Nov. 4, 2017–Skyway Solutions Convening
- Aug. 19, 2017–Oral comments from Skyway Block Party
- Nov. 2020 – Aug. 2021 online survey
- November 2018 survey results
King County response to November 2018 survey questions
- February 2019 survey results will be posted when they become available.
Subarea Plan supporting documents
Adopted King County plans
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