The Comprehensive Plan is a document that establishes a vision, goals and policies, and specific actions for managing growth within the City over the next 20 years, to 2035.
The Comprehensive Plan provides coordinated goals and policies, maps, and strategies regarding the community's development, investment, and quality of life. The Plan takes a broad - not necessarily detailed - perspective for the twenty-year period, and incorporates future needs for population and employment growth.
The current comprehensive plan was adopted in June 2015.
Each chapter of the Plan can be opened individually. The maps can also be viewed separately on the Maps page.
Adoption and Updates of the Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2015 was considered a major update. Major updates are to occur at least once every eight years. The next major update is due in 2023. In between major updates, minor amendments can be adopted, generally once a year.
Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
The purpose of considering amendments to the citywide Comprehensive Plan is to ensure the plan reflects appropriate goals and policies and is consistent with state laws. Proposed amendments may address changes to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map or to specific policies (text) in the Comprehensive Plan and subarea plans. Public hearings on annual minor amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are typically scheduled in the fall of each year.
Deadline for Comprehensive Plan Amendment Applications
Any application to amend the City of Mountlake Terrace Comprehensive Plan (map or text) must be submitted by the published deadline date. The deadline date will be noticed here at least 60 days in advance of such deadline, when available. Applications shall be delivered to the City of Mountlake Terrace Interim City Hall at 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 200, Mountlake Terrace, prior to the noticed deadline. An application fee applies.
For more information about the Comprehensive Plan, applying for a Comprehensive Plan map or text amendment, or to confirm meeting dates, contact the Community and Economic Development Department at email or 425-744-6207.