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County Council Adopts 2020 Update to 2016 King County Comprehensive Plan

On July 24, 2020, the King County Council adopted the 2020 update to the 2016 King County Comprehensive Plan. At the meeting, the Council voted on amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and then voted to approve the legislation, as amended.

All of the amendments that were considered by the Council, as well as their pass/fail status, can be found on the Council’s Comprehensive Plan website. A final version of the approved plan will be posted online later this month.

The adoption of the plan completes the Council’s process of deliberation on the proposal.

Complete 2019 King County Comprehensive Plan, Updated 2019/20 (SearchableDocument) 

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 updates to the Comprehensive Plan. King County’s review schedule includes annual, midpoint, and eight-year updates. 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 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, and in 2020 by Ordinance 19146. The 2016 Comprehensive Plan was the fifth major update to the King County Comprehensive Plan.


The above is an aggregated announcement from King County. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.  We encourage our readers to personally verify any information they question or want more information on.

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