The City’s Comprehensive Plan is a broad statement of the community’s vision for the future and contains policies primarily to guide the physical development of the City, was well as certain aspects of its social and economic character. The Plan directs regulations, implementation actions and services that support the vision.
While the Comprehensive Plan is meant to provide a strong and constant vision for the future, it is also a living document that must be able to accommodate change. Therefore, the City, along with many other cities and counties in Washington state, is required to conduct a major period update of its comprehensive plan and development regulations (ref. RCW 36.70A.130).