2024 Comprehensive Plan Update
The opportunity to provide input on the Population and Employment, Economic Development, and Interjurisdictional Coordination elements closed on November 30th, 2022. Opportunity to provide input on the Land Use element will be open from December 30st, 2022 through January 31st, 2023. Learn more about what amendments are being proposed and how to provide comment by visiting the Policy Amendment webpage. This is a six-phase 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. There you will also find the schedule for elements in future phases and forms for providing comment.
Snohomish County is planning for a resilient, vibrant, and inclusive future. One of the main ways the county can plan for this future is through periodic updates to its Comprehensive Plan.
The Comprehensive Plan (the "Plan") is a document that guides Snohomish County decisions on a wide range of topics and services over a 20-year time period. As 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. Click here to view the current Plan.
Between now and December, 2024, the Plan will go through an update (the “2024 Comprehensive Plan Update,” or “2024 Update”). When adopted, the Plan will be in effect from 2024 to 2044 with minor updates.
We want to hear from you! To ask a question or provide a comment on the 2024 Update, please use the buttons above, or click here to submit a comment via online form or via email to email@example.com.
Why is the Plan being updated?
Washington State’s Growth Management Act (GMA) requires that cities and counties update their Comprehensive Plans on a periodic schedule. This is an opportunity to revise population and employment growth forecasts with the most up to date data, review existing policies to ensure they make sense for the communities they serve, write new policies that reflect the priorities of the communities of Snohomish County, and confirm that all federal, state, and local requirements are met. The next update of the County’s Comprehensive Plan is due in December of 2024. The 2024 Update will plan for the next 20 years of population and employment growth through the year 2044.
How can I get involved?
Snohomish County wants to hear from you! The population and employment landscapes are changing as more people choose to live, work, and play in Snohomish County. Your voice will help shape the County’s future and help us understand important topics of today.
There are several ways to be involved in the 2024 Update.
- Review and comment on Draft Policy Amendments (November 2022 - May 2023)
- Sign up to receive text or email notifications, including our newsletter, information about outreach events, surveys, and other public participation opportunities.
- Send us an email at 2024Update@snoco.org to let us know what you think. What do you want to see in your neighborhood?
- Submit a comment related to the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update.
Project Overview and Schedule
Public Engagement Reports
Community Interviews Summary Report - Four community organizations were interviewed between December of 2021 to October of 2022, and this summary report (available in English, Spanish, and Korean) delves into what the County learned from these interviews, and how the important information will be incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan Update.
Summer 2022 Public Participation Pop-Up Tabling - Throughout the month of July 2022, the 2024 Update Team staffed pop-up tables across the county to answer public questions, listen to the public’s ideas, and raise awareness of the 2024 Update. Staff visited parks, libraries, and businesses in all five county council districts. This summary report (available in English, Spanish and Korean) delves into where we went, what we heard, lessons learned, and next steps.
- Winter 2023 Edition (English)
- Fall 2022 Edition (English)
- Summer 2022 Edition (English)
- Spring 2022 Edition (English)
- Winter 2021-22 Edition (English)
- Summer 2021 Edition