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. Please Review Capital Facilities and Utility Inventories

    SJC Comprehensive Plan Update: Capital Facilities and Utilities Drafts Available For Review. These inventories provide the benchmarks for future analysis of the adequacy of the County’s capital infrastructure and utilities through the year 2036. Read on...
  2. Draft Land Capacity Analysis Report Available for Review

    The first draft of the Land Capacity Analysis Report is now available for public comment. The public comment period goes through October 25, 2019. Read on...
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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.