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Snohomish County Buildable Land Report Update Underway

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in:
  • Growth Management
  • Industry Issues
  • Advocacy

Snohomish County Tomorrow received an update recently on Snohomish County’s Buildable Lands Report—which is scheduled for completion and adoption by June 2021. The Report is a key component of the 2023 Comprehensive Plan Update. County staff is currently working on updating its development history and density analysis for cities and the County for residential and non-residential projects. Other key steps the County will soon work on include:

  • Updating its methodology based upon the State Legislature's SB 5254 guidance
  • Conducting a validation study of previous Buildable Lands Reports
  • Reviewing methodology in evaluation of redevelopable land
  • Reviewing market factor reductions for accuracy
  • Reviewing reasonable measures where planned densities are not being achieved or insufficient capacity to accommodate growth exists
  • Reviewing and analyzing the availability of infrastructure to accommodate growth

Your association will remain engaged throughout the Buildable Lands Report process to make sure the product is as accurate as possible. Contact Senior Snohomish County Manager Mike Pattison, 425.460.8203, with any questions.


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