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Adopted December 2012
(updated Nov. 2013 and June 2014)

Adopted by the King County Council December 3, 2012, and updated November 4, 2013, the 2012 comprehensive plan is the fourth major update to the King County Comprehensive Plan.  For past comprehensive plan documents, see the Comp Plan archive.

Complete Searchable Document

PDF* (14MB)


PDF* (356KB) or MS Word (608KB)

Table of Contents

PDF* (73KB) or MS Word (18KB)


PDF* (287KB) or MS Word (83KB)

Chapter One - Regional Planning

PDF* (220KB) or MS Word (34KB) Map: Land Use 2012, PDF* (2.1MB)

Chapter Two - Urban Communities

PDF* (517KB) or MS Word (207KB)
Map: Potential Annexation Areas 2012, PDF* (3.2MB)
Map: Urban Centers 2012, PDF* (1.6MB)

Chapter Three - Rural Legacy and Natural Resource Lands

PDF* (642KB) or MS Word (170KB)
Map: Agriculture and Forest Lands 2012, PDF* (1.8MB)
Map: Mineral Resources 2012, PDF* (1.6MB)
Table: Property information for the Mineral Resources map, PDF* (21KB)

Chapter Four - Environment

PDF* (713KB) or MS Word (184KB)
Map: Wildlife Habitat Network and Public Ownership 2012, PDF* (4.4MB)

Chapter Five - Shoreline Master Program

PDF* (680KB) or MS Word (287KB)
Map: Shorelines of the State, PDF* (6.3MB)
Visit the Shoreline Master Program Web site to learn more

Chapter Six - Parks, Open Space and Cultural Resources

PDF* (698KB) or MS Word (1.3MB) Map: King County's Open Space System 2012, PDF* (3.5MB)

Chapter Seven - Transportation

PDF* (420KB) or MS Word (117KB)

Chapter Eight - Services, Facilities and Utilities

PDF* (556KB) or MS Word (117KB)

Chapter Nine - Economic Development

PDF* (388KB) or MS Word (58KB)

Chapter Ten - Community Plans

PDF* (340KB) or MS Word (85KB)

Chapter Eleven - Implementation

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PDF* (313KB) or MS Word (90KB)

Land Use and Area Zoning Map Amendments

PDF* (2.5MB) or MS Word (8.5MB)

Technical Appendices

Other Attachments

2012 Comprehensive Plan Update SEPA documents

2012 Draft Documents

For more information

For questions about King County's Comprehensive Plan, see the contact information for the Comprehensive Plan or call Ivan Miller, Comprehensive Planning Manger, at 206-263-8297.

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