In September 2019, Snohomish County Planning and Development Services (PDS) completed a project studying part of the County adjacent to the fast-growing south-easterly edge of the Southwest Urban Growth Area (SWUGA) – see map below.
The project was not proposing changes to land use, polices, or UGA boundaries. It was a high-level study to provide background about existing conditions in the SWUGA and the study area, and opportunities and constraints to consider if adjustments to the boundary are under review in the future.
The study area extends eastwards from the SWUGA boundary to Broadway Ave, north to Cathcart and south to the County line. It includes the Maltby UGA.
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As described in the Frequently Asked Questions document, the Boundary Planning Study was designed to collect data and information on the study area, which can be used as a resource during future planning initiatives or if there are future proposals seeking amendments to the urban growth area (UGA) boundaries in the study area vicinity. It is a study, not a plan.
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