Long Range Planning

The mission of the Long Range Planning and Systems Program is to develop plans, guidance, and information and encourage public involvement to achieve healthy community development over the long-term.

"Long Range Planning and Systems” Program is a division of the Community Development Department that:
  • Provides support to the Planning Commission and the City Council for decisions or recommendations on various plans, policies, and development regulations;
  • Develops and maintains the Comprehensive Plan, along with various plans and standards for community development, preservation, and disaster recovery;
  • Facilitates the City's participation in the countywide Commute Trip Reduction Program;
  • Encourages economic development, environmental protection, affordable housing for all income levels, and efficient transportation, in coordination with other local governments; and
  • Manages maps and underlying data through a geographic information system (GIS).
Long Range
  1. Long Range Planning


    Physical Address
    6100 219th Street SW
    Suite 200
    Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

    Phone: 425-744-6279


  1. Comprehensive Plan

    View the 2015 Comprehensive Plan for Mountlake Terrace.

  2. Commute Trip Reduction

    Mountlake Terrace participates with the Washington State Department of Transportation, Snohomish County, transit agencies, and other cities to promote transportation efficiency, walkability, and commute trip reduction.

  3. Environmental Protection

    Mountlake Terrace is proud of its environmental features, such as Lake Ballinger, Hall Creek, McAleer Creek, and various wetlands, ravines, and terraces.

  4. Housing

    Mountlake Terrace is home to nearly 21,000 people and about 7,000 jobs. It is a great place to live – located between Seattle and Everett on I-5 and offering ample parks and recreation, a strong school system, walkability, and a growing Town Center.

  5. Links

    View the links that are associated with Long Range Planning in Mountlake Terrace.

  6. Main Street

    The Main Street Project calls for the design, preliminary engineering, and eventual re-construction of key roadway and utility infrastructure in the Town Center area of Mountlake Terrace.

  7. Maps

    View Development Maps within Mountlake Terrace.

  8. Melody Hill Sub-Area Plan

    View the Melody Hill Sub-Area Plan.

  9. Shoreline Planning

    The last round of information requested by the state Department of Ecology for the update of Mountlake Terrace’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP) has been submitted by the City’s Community and Economic Development Department.

  10. Sustainability

    Sustainability is a term that describes taking care of the environment, economy and community livability all at the same time. It means being able to live comfortably without sacrificing the resources of future generations.

  11. Town Center

    Be sure to check out details regarding the Town Center of Mountlake Terrace.

  12. Transportation Demand Management

    Traffic congestion is getting worse and will continue to degrade if we do not change how we commute. People now realize that building more lanes is not solving our congestion problems. A more balanced solution is critical to reducing congestion, and can also improve quality of life, health, the environment, the economy, and protect neighborhoods.

  13. Hazard Mitigation Plan

  14. FEMA Flood Insurance Information