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dotted line City of Woodinville 2015 Comprehensive Plan & Municipal Code Update

FINAL 2015 Comprehensive Plan Adopted 12/15/2015 by Ordinance No. 591

 

What is a Comprehensive Plan? What are Development Regulations?

The purpose of a comprehensive plan is to shape Woodinville’s physical development over a 20-year period, guide growth consistent with the community’s values, and ensure current and future residents and businesses are supported by necessary municipal services. The City of Woodinville is required to update its Comprehensive Plan and development regulations according to the Growth Management Act (GMA) by June 30, 2015.

A comprehensive plan under GMA must address the following elements: land use, housing, capital facilities, utilities, transportation, economic development, and parks and recreation. Optional elements include subarea plans or other element topics. The comprehensive plan addresses a 20-year planning period, and must demonstrate an ability to accommodate future growth. The City plans in coordination with King County and neighboring cities through Countywide Planning Policies for King County and through VISION 2040 a regional plan adopted through the Puget Sound Regional Council.

Development regulations are one of the primary tools used to implement the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan. Development regulations include zoning ordinances, critical areas ordinances, subdivision ordinances, and other development standards and review process provisions. The City’s development regulations are included in the Woodinville Municipal Code.

The City’s Plan and Code Update Tasks are described here.

Take a brief survey indicating your opinion on how the City should grow over the next 20 years here.

Final Environmental Impact Statement - June 2015

Final City of Woodinville 2015 Comprehensive Plan & Municipal Code Update Environmental Impact Statement, including proposed CBD Planned Action - June 2015

Draft City of Woodinville 2015 Comprehensive Plan & Municipal Code Update - November 2014 (cover sheet):

(For revisions to 2015 Comprehensive Plan & Municipal Code Update, see "Supplemental Revisions and Information - Planning Commission Hearing, January 7, 2015" below).

- Draft Comprehensive Plan Update 2015

- Draft Municipal Code Update & Best Available Science Review

- Draft Environmental Impact Statement

- Revised Draft Existing Conditions Report

Supplemental Revisions and Information - Planning Commission Hearing, January 7, 2015

- Outline of Supplemental Revisions and Information

- Transportation Element with Amendments (Replaces Chapter 6 of Draft Comprehensive Plan)

- Municipal Code Edits (Replaces Pages "Code Update/BAS3" through "Code Update/BAS 48" of the Municipal Code Update & Best Available Science Review Document).

- Woodinville Comprehensive Plan Update Fiscal Analysis

Draft City of Woodinville 2015 Comprehensive Plan March 2015

- Planning Commission Recommendations March 2015

- Summary of Changes

City of Woodinville 2015 Comprehensive Plan & Municipal Code Exhibits (To view exhibits, click on below Exhibit List and then exhibit item OR scroll to bottom of this web page and click on specific exhibit item.)

- Exhibit List Updated December 14, 2015

Community Meeting March 11, 2015

- City of Woodinville Community Meeting: Discussion Guide

- Draft Ordinance No. 606

- Exhibit 4 of Planning Commission Exhibit List: Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Display Board: Draft Plan Public Meeting Workshop - Alternative 2

Display Board: Future Land Use Designations - Alternative 2

Existing Background Information:

Comprehensive Plan Updates:

Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on Scope of EIS

What is the Study Area?

The City’s focus for the Plan and Code Update will be the Woodinville city limits. However, the City wishes to ensure it considers how areas surrounding the City affect Woodinville, and also where the City may ultimately grow in the future. As it has in the past the City will consider areas north of the City in the Maltby area as a future growth area. Additionally, the City wishes to jointly study the Sammamish River valley that is important to the City’s winery and tourist industry, and will be working jointly on this with King County over a period of time. See study area Map.

What are the City’s Objectives for the 2015 Comprehensive Plan and Code Update?

The 2015 Plan and Code update is an opportunity not only to meet GMA requirements, but also to solve public service and fiscal challenges in the short term, while at the same time laying the groundwork for economic opportunities, adequate services, and environmental sustainability over the long term. The City also intends to make its plan and regulations more clear and reader friendly, as well as ensure the plan is implementable.

Below are project objectives that will guide the Plan and Code Update. The objectives may be refined as the project progresses.

  • Compliance: Meet the requirements of the Growth Management Act, and plan consistently with the King County Countywide Planning Policies, and Puget Sound Regional Council’s Vision 2040.
  • Vision: Revisit the Woodinville vision to affirm or modify it to reflect the City’s changing needs and aspirations.
  • Economic, Fiscal, and Environmental Foundations: Provide information on economic, fiscal, and environmental conditions to ensure the vision and plan is framed through opportunities and constraints.
  • Comprehensive Plan Readability: Provide a streamlined plan, focused on policies and strategies that Woodinville citizens, staff, and decision-makers can read and understand.
  • Simplify Development Regulations: Align the City’s development regulations with the Comprehensive Plan land use element, remove unnecessary detail, update critical areas and grading standards, and streamline the permit process.
  • Measurement and Implementation: Develop a plan that is implementable with measurable objectives.
  • Project Management: Conduct the Woodinville Comprehensive Plan & Municipal Code Update on time and within the allocated budget resources.

What is the Schedule for the Project?

Periodically, the City must review and update its Comprehensive Plan and development regulations. Per the GMA, the City’s Plan and Code Update is due June 30, 2015.

In order to reach out to the Woodinville community and to conduct land use and environmental analysis needed to update the Plan and Code, the City is phasing its efforts between Summer 2013 and Spring 2015. The general project calendar is shown here.


How can you participate?

The City encourages all residents, business owners, government agencies, and interest groups to get involved in the Woodinville Comprehensive Plan Update. See the Public Participation Plan for more information on planned outreach events. See Public Participation Plan for more details. Please check this website for more up to date information as the project progresses.

 

For More Information

For questions or for more information, please contact:

Dave Kuhl
City of Woodinville, Development Services Department Director
425-877-2271
davek@ci.woodinville.wa.us

 

City of Woodinville 2015 Comprehensive Plan & Municipal Code Exhibits (Updated December 3, 2015):

     

    Page last modified: December 14, 2015

   
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