2018 Comprehensive Plan Update

Click here to take the Comprehensive Plan Update Survey, available now through Nov. 30, 2018!

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. Comprehensive Plan Community Workshops

    Save the date! Come participate in a workshop on the Comprehensive Plan 2036 update. Read on...
  2. County Council Adopts an Amended Comprehensive Plan Vision with Resolution 27-2018

    The County Council adopted an amended Comp. Plan Vision with Resolution 27-2018 on Tuesday June 12, 2018. Read on...
  3. Natural Resource Lands Data Indicators, AVAILABLE NOW!

    The Natural Resource Lands Economic Data Indicators are available now! Check out the interactive charts and graphs summarizing agricultural, forestry, and mining resource lands in San Juan County. Read on...
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Comprehensive Plan Update Schedule - Revised September 2018

2018-09-18_CP Update Overall Schedule Graphic

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 compplancomments@sanjuanco.com.