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Comprehensive Plan Update

Washington's Growth Management Act requires the County to regularly update its Compehensive Plan to stay current with population forecasts. The last major update was in 2019.  The County is now updating four parts of the plan not finished then: mineral lands, forestry, parks, and health.   

See public comments about the four update items.

  • Public comments (PDF) received after the Planning Commission Hearing (8-20-2020 and onward).
  • Public comments (PDF) received for Planning Commission Hearing (7-27-2020 to 8-19-2020).
  • Public comments (PDF) received pre-hearing (1-1-2018 to 7-26-2020).
Chapters​Planning Commission Public Hearing Draft
​ ​To view iterative drafts from the public review process, click here. ​

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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​Chapter 2

Land Use

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Natural Resource Lands

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Proposed Mineral Lands Code Amendments (Draft)

 

Summary of options related to mineral lands

 

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Capital Facilities

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Environment, Recreation and Open Space

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Health and Human Services

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Appendices

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