King County Benchmarks: land use
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The King County Benchmark Program is not currently being updated with new data. The program is being revised to align with the newly updated King County Countywide Planning Policies. Updates of our progress in revising the Benchmark Program will be provided here.
The King County Countywide Planning Policies state: "The land use pattern for the County shall protect the natural environment by reducing the consumption of land and concentrating development."
The Benchmark Program tracks the following outcomes of the Countywide Planning Policies related to land use practices in King County:
Encourage greater share of growth urban areas and urban centers; limit growth in rural and resource areas
Make efficient use of urban land
Accommodate residential and job growth in urban areas
Encourage livable, diverse communities
Balance job and household growth
Maintain the quality and quantity of natural resource land
Explore the indicators of how land use policies are shaping King County by selecting from the navigation bar to your left.