The City’s Comprehensive Plan, Toward a Sustainable Seattle, is a 20-year vision and roadmap for Seattle’s future. The plan guides City decisions on where to add new jobs and houses, how to improve our transportation system, and where to invest in utilities, sidewalks, and open space. The Comprehensive Plan is the framework for most of Seattle’s big-picture decisions on how to grow while preserving and improving our neighborhoods. The Comprehensive Plan meets the requirements of the Washington State Growth Management Act and helps nurture our environment, quality of life, and economic development.
Annual Amendment Process
The City is allowed, by state law, to amend the Seattle Comprehensive Plan once a year. This year, City Council directed DPD to analyze and make recommendations on several amendments, including industrial policies, a new “Stadium District,” and updates to adopted goals and policies for University District and Central Area neighborhood plans.
Visit our Comprehensive Plan website, www.seattle.gov/dpd/cityplanning/
completeprojectslist/comprehensiveplan/documents/, for the annual amendments draft ordinance and SEPA decision that DPD is recommending for City Council approval. Council will consider the amendments in the first quarter of 2014. To get updates about the annual amendment process, sign up for our listserv on our website.
Seattle2035: Your City, Your Future
DPD is beginning a separate process, also required by state law, to review and update the entire Comprehensive Plan. This process will look broadly at the plan’s policy framework, such as the urban village strategy, and will review and potentially update policies to direct actions out to the year 2035. More information on this process can be found at www.seattle.gov/dpd/cityplanning/completeprojectslist/