2018 Comprehensive Plan Update

Background and Purpose

The Comprehensive Plan is the centerpiece of local planning in the County.  Like a business plan, the Comprehensive plan provides the framework for how our community will grow. The Comprehensive Plan is amended annually through the “Docket Process” which provides citizens an opportunity to suggest changes to the Comprehensive Plan and Development regulations.  In addition to annual amendments, the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A) requires counties and cities to conduct a mandatory “periodic update” at least once every eight years.  The County’s periodic update is due in June 2018.     

There are three primary purposes of the update:   

  • Review plan and regulations and bring them up to date with any relevant changes to state law and the Growth Management Act (GMA);  
  • Respond to changes in land use and population; and
  • Address any local preferences or needs.
  1. New schedule for the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update posted

    The schedule for the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update has been revised and is now posted on the Community Development website. The website has also been expanded to include a page showing status of the on-going work with links to work products. Read on...
  2. Population Projection Proposed for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan Update

    On Monday, April 17, 2017, the San Juan County Council was briefed on the Department of Community Development’s recommended twenty-year population projection. Read on...
  3. Seeking A Vision for Eastsound: An invitation to Engage

    Eastsound Plan Review Committee member, Bob Maynard and community member, Jim Jonassen have written a report illustrating ideas about Eastsound's future. The report includes planning and visual analysis of the village core and other features. Read on...
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Comprehensive Plan Update Schedule - Revised June 2017

June 2017 Schedule Diagram

How to Participate

 

If you would like to be notified of open houses, public meetings, hearings or other opportunities to participate the update process, please sign up for notifications under the heading “News Flash” and "Comprehensive Plan Update" here: http://sanjuanco.com/list.aspx.  Individual notices of events and opportunities will also be sent to print and online newspapers and blogs, posted on the County website and otherwise broadly distributed. Comments can be sent to complancomments@sanjuanco.com.