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The kick-off for the 2016 four-year update of the King County Comprehensive Plan begins with the development and transmittal of the Scope of Work.

The Scope of Work is a high-level assessment of the topical issue to be addressed in the subsequent update of the Plan.  It also informs the public and the King County Council as to the range and types of issues to be considered.

On May 11, 2015, the Council adopted Motion 14351, which includes the Scope of Work and Public Participation Plan.  Subsequent review and action on the plan by the Council is expected in the Fall of 2016.  See Overview of 2016 KCCP Update Schedule in the sidebar for next steps in the update process.

About the Comprehensive Plan:

The King County Comprehensive Plan (KCCP) is the guiding policy document for all land use and development regulations in unincorporated King County, and for regional services throughout the County including transit, sewers, parks, trails and open space. For more information, read the Schedule Overview below or read about the History of the Plan.

The current plan is the 2012 King County Comprehensive Plan (2013 Update), adopted December 3, 2012 and updated November 4, 2013 by the King County Council.

Updating the Comprehensive Plan

Every year the Comprehensive Plan can be amended to address technical updates and make revisions that do not require substantive policy changes. KCC 20.18.070

Every fourth year, the "Four-Year Cycle" process occurs to conduct a complete review of the plan. In this review, broader policy issues can be addressed and the plan amended accordingly.

Site-specific land use changes are considered either annually or every fourth year, depending on the extent of change proposed. KCC 20.18.060

See the amendment process for detailed information about proposing changes to the KCCP.

For more information please contact:

Ivan Miller, AICP
Comprehensive Planning Manager
Performance, Strategy and Budget

Karen Wolf, AICP
Senior Policy Analyst
Performance, Strategy and Budget