Snohomish County Seeks Input on Possible Policy Amendments for the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update
Snohomish County is seeking public input on Phase I of policy amendments being considered as part of the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., November 1, 2022 - From November 1st - 30th, 2022, Snohomish County is seeking public input on potential policy amendments under consideration as part of the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update. This constitutes the first of six phases in a process taking place through May of 2023 intended to provide the public with early opportunities to review and comment on draft policy amendments related to each element of the Comprehensive Plan.
The first phase will outline and provide an opportunity for input on policy amendments related to the Population and Employment, Economic Development, and Interjurisdictional Coordination elements of the Comprehensive Plan. The elements and timing of the next five phases are presented in the table below.
The Comprehensive Plan is a document that guides Snohomish County decisions on a wide range of topics and services over a 20-year time period. The Plan acts as the blueprints for development in the county. It will impact neighborhoods, businesses, traffic, the environment, and you. The Plan is also meant to reflect the vision and priorities of Snohomish County communities and residents, while meeting requirements of state and federal law.
- What: 2024 Comprehensive Plan Policy Amendment Phase I Comment Period (Population and Employment, Economic Development, and Interjurisdictional Coordination)
- When: November 1 - 30, 2022
- Where: Online, at https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/6075
- Schedule: Outlined in the table below
- Population and Employment
- Economic Development
- Interjurisdictional Coordination
November 1st – 30th, 2022
January 3rd – February 2nd, 2023
- Natural Environment
- Tribal Coordination
February 1st – March 2nd, 2023
- Urban Core Subarea
March 1st – 31st, 2023
- Climate Change
- Capital Facilities and Utilities
April 3rd – May 3rd, 2023
- Parks and Recreation
May 1st – 31st, 2023
We value receiving comments from the communities we serve. Comments can be sent over email at 2024Update@snoco.org, and through comment forms (Phase I Comment Form here, and the general project comment form here). Your input will help shape the policy amendments that county staff refine and present to the Planning Commission and County Council.
To learn more about the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update, visit the project page at bit.ly/SnoCo2024, and watch this video for a high-level overview of the update. Click here to view the county’s Comprehensive Plan currently in force, adopted in 2015 and planning for the time period 2015-2035. We look forward to hearing from you!
About Snohomish County Planning and Development Services
The Snohomish County Department of Planning and Development Services provides development and permit application review, building inspections, long range planning, code enforcement and houses the county Fire Marshal’s office. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. For more information about Snohomish County Planning and Development Services, visit https://snohomishcountywa.gov/PDS.