KC Comp Plan
|Growth Management Committee|
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.
Every four years, the King County Comprehensive Plan (KCCP) undergoes a major update. The 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.
Here is the process followed for the 2016 Update:
1. Review existing KCCP issues and policies.
2. Prepare/submit recommended policy changes to KC Executive Office for inclusion in the Public Review Draft (PRD). The GMVUAC submitted recommendations on multiple KCCP chapters from Apr-Aug 2015.
3. Conduct detailed assessment of PRD (Nov-Dec 2015).
4. Prepare/submit comments on PRD to KC Executive Office for inclusion in the Executive-Recommended KCCP Update. The GMVUAC submitted recommendations on multiple KCCP PRD chapters from Nov-Dec 2015.
5. ReviewExecutive-Recommended KCCP Update (Spring 2016).
6. Prepare/submit comments on Executive-Recommended KCCP Update to KC Council (Spring-Summer 2016).
7. Prepare/submit comments on KC Council TrEE Committee’s ‘Striker Amendment’ (Sep-2016). - Cover Page - Detail
During this process the Area Council has used its Citizen Surveys, Monthly Meetings, and discussions with residents to form a set of key priorities for the Rural Area:
Protecting Integrity of the Rural Area:
- The siting of urban or urban-serving facilities in the Rural Area must be curtailed.
- Demonstration Projects, which seek to do things that normally are not allowed, do not serve the needs of Rural Area citizens.
- Transfer of Development Rights (TDRs) should not use the Rural Area as receiving sites.
Transportation Infrastructure Integrity and Sustainability:
- A sustainable funding model is needed to maintain Rural Area roads and bridges.
- Conducting Regional Transportation Concurrency and identifying County-wide "Road Networks" would help ease the traffic congestion on Rural Area roads by spreading the burden of their maintenance to nearby cities.
- The every-growing dichotomy between jurisdictional Growth Targets and regional transportation needs must be closed.
- Transportation Concurrency certificates should not be granted through the use of TDRs.
Water and Waste Control Systems:
- Major water extensions into Rural Area to serve new development increase sprawl and traffic.
- Private Wells must continue to serve Rural Area development.
- Any fees on On-Site Septic Systems must be measured and fair
- King County needs an Economic Development Office.