2016 County-Initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments

The Snohomish County Council approved Amended Motion No. 15-226 (PDF) on July 15, 2015, which approves the following list of proposals for consideration as part of the 2016 County-initiated Comprehensive Plan amendments. The proposals will be processed to include environmental review under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), for planning commission review and recommendation, and subsequent transmittal to the County Council for final consideration in 2016.

County-Initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Adopted AmendmentsStaff Contact
GPP4 - Technical Corrections
Technical corrections to the maps and text of the General Policy Plan (GPP) including recent annexations and changes in tribal trust land status.


Project status: Ordinance adopted, as amended, on October 12, 2016; pending signature by the County Executive.

Proposed Ordinance
Staff report: Planning Commission hearing (PDF)
Email Steve Skorney
GPP6 - Housing
Policy and text amendments to the Housing and Land Use chapters of the GPP as a result of completion of a housing policy review by Planning and Development Services (PDS) and Human Services.


Project status: Ordinance adopted on October 12, 2016; pending signature by the County Executive.

Proposed Ordinance
Staff report: Planning Commission hearing (PDF)
Email Frank Slusser
GPP7 - Wildlife Corridors
Amendments to Map 4 of the GPP, Open Space Corridors and Greenbelt Areas, to include wildlife habitat and other map and text changes.


Project status: Ordinance adopted, as amended (PDF), on October 12, 2016; pending signature by the County Executive.

Proposed Ordinance
Staff report: Planning Commission hearing (PDF)
Email Terri Stranberg
GPP8 - Public Lands
Amendments to Map 5 of the GPP, Lands Useful for Public Purpose, to reflect the inventory of public lands since 2005 and to be consistent with lands designated Public/Institutional Use on the Future Land Use (FLU) Map that were adopted as part of the 2015 GMACP Update.


Project status: Ordinance adopted, as amended (PDF), on October 12, 2016; pending signature by the County Executive.

Proposed Ordinance
Staff report: Planning Commission hearing (PDF) (PDF)
Email Terri Strandberg
GPP10 - Growth Target Reconciliation
Amendments to Appendix D, Growth Targets, of the GPP as a result of the population and employment target reconciliation process through Snohomish County Tomorrow.


Project status: Ordinance adopted, as amended (PDF), on October 12, 2016; pending signature by the County Executive.

Proposed Ordinance
Staff report: Planning Commission hearing (PDF) (PDF)
Email Steve Toy
GPP11 - Innovative Water Supply
Policy amendments to the GPP to promote innovative water supply and conservation methods including rainwater capture.


Project status: Ordinance adopted, as amended, on October 12, 2016; pending signature by the County Executive.

Proposed Ordinance
Staff report: Planning Commission hearing (PDF)
Email Steve Skorney
GPP12 - Map 6
Delete Map 6 of the GPP and amend text so that Urban Low Density Residential has consistent implementing zoning throughout the county.


Project status: Ordinance adopted on October 12, 2016; pending signature by the County Executive.

Proposed Ordinance
Staff report: Planning Commission hearing (PDF)
Email Steve Skorney
SCT Countywide Planning Policy Amendments
To adopt amendments to Appendix B (Growth Targets). Appendix A (UGA and MUGA maps). several General Framework and Development Patterns Policies, and Appendices D and E of the Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs) consistent with the
2035 reconciled growth target recommendation of Snohomish County Tomorrow.

Project status: Ordinance adopted, as amended (PDF), on October 12, 2016; pending signature by the County Executive.

Proposed Ordinance
Email Steve Toy


Transmitted to County Council - No Action Taken

Item
Staff Contact
GPP9 - Tribes

Policy and text amendments to the GPP as an outcome of coordinated long range planning established by the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding between the Tulalip Tribes and Snohomish County.

Project status: Executive-recommended policy amendments on the GPP9 proposal were received in the Office of the County Council on September 1, 2016, and no action was taken.

Staff report: Planning Commission (PDF), briefing Part 1
Staff report: Planning Commission hearing (PDF), briefing Part 2

For more information, please visit the Tribal Partnerships web page.
Email Alison Hodgkin
GPP14 - Rural Urban Transition Area (RUTA)

Develop alternative amendments to either eliminate the Rural Urban Transition Area overlay from the FLU Map or amend the RUTA policies and map to resolve identified issues.

Project status: Executive-recommended policy amendments on the GPP14 proposal were received in the Office of the County Council on September 1, 2016, and no action was taken.

Staff report: Planning Commission briefing (PDF)
Staff report: Planning Commission hearing (PDF)

For more information, please visit the RUTA project web page.
Email Alison Hodgkin