Comprehensive Plan

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 City Council held a public hearing on the 2017 Comprehensive Plan amendments on December 18, 2017 with adoption on February 5, 2018.  The plan is generally, with limited exemptions, amended no more than once a year.
Comprehensive Plan
Each chapter of the Plan can be opened individually. The maps can also be viewed separately on the Maps page.
Comp Plan

Comprehensive Plan Chapters

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. Public notice of the deadline date will be provided at least 60 days in advance of such deadline. 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.

Additional Information

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.