These detailed local land use plans are part of the King County Comprehensive Plan. Each plan includes specific policies, guidelines, and criteria to guide development and capital improvement decisions in one of King County's six rural Community Service Areas and five urban Potential Annexation Areas.
Each Community Service Areas has–or is scheduled to have–a subarea plan, ensuring that the entire unincorporated area receives planning on a regular cycle. This planning includes a regular assessment of the area's land use goals, population changes, new development, and other demographic and socioeconomic indicators.
To address unique issues in each area, Community Service Area Land Use Subarea Plans may also have localized focuses on rural town centers, urban neighborhoods, or corridor approaches.
Growth Management Act: The Growth Management Act (GMA) is a series of state statutes, first adopted in 1990, that requires fast-growing cities and counties to develop a comprehensive plan to manage their population growth. More Info and links on this page.
Urban Growth Boundary: On July 6, 1992, the King County Council approves an urban-growth boundary required by the recently enacted Growth Management Act (GMA) as a way to prevent sprawling uncontrolled development.
Download Washington State Map showing Urban versus Rural areas
Rural King County: The Growth Management Act has made a mandatory rural element by
designating rural lands in order to limit development and prevent sprawl, by permitting land uses that are
compatible with the rural character established in the King County Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs),
and by providing for a variety of rural densities.
Download more information re: rural definitions, etc.
Community Needs Survey
Jacqueline Reid, one of three Sub area planners in the DLS says changes in some provisions of sub-area planning expand beyond land use to include all areas of service through the lens of equity and social justice. Community input is needed to build a community needs list identifying program services and capital improvement programs, and to develop the subarea plan.
Fill out the community needs survey on the King County Website www.publicinput.com/SnoValleyNEKC
There is one survey question: What services, programs or capital improvements should be on the Snoqualmie Valley-NE King County Community Needs List? You may submit your answer on the website or write up your comments and submit them as an attachment.
King County Countywide Planning Process
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