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2022 Comprehensive Plan Update

2022 Comprehensive Plan Update

On December 6, 2022, the King County Council adopted the 2022 update to the King County Comprehensive Plan. This follows 8 months of Council review of the plan, which includes the Skyway-West Hill Subarea Plan and the North Highline Subarea Plan. You can see the adopted version here

If you are looking for information on the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update, please go 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 annual, midpoint and eight-year updates to the Comprehensive Plan. The annual update allows for limited changes, technical corrections, adoption of subarea plans, and adoption of land use changes that do not amend the Urban Growth Area. The midpoint update, an optional update authorized for year 4 of the eight-year cycle, is limited to what is included in motion describing the scope of work. The eight-year update is a full review and update to the entire Comprehensive Plan, and is mandated by the Growth Management Act requirements. The midpoint update and eight-year update consider a broader 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 and was amended in 2017 by Ordinance 18623, in 2018 by Ordinance 18810, in 2020 by Ordinances 19034 and 19146, and in 2022 by Ordinance 19555. The 2016 Comprehensive Plan was the fifth major update to the King County Comprehensive Plan.


If you have questions about the Council’s 2022 Comprehensive Plan update process, please email

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