Pierce County Comprehensive Plan Update

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Pierce County Comprehensive Plan Update

  1. 1. June  20,  2014  
  2. 2. Property  Rights   Ci/zen  Par/cipa/on   Urban  Growth   Reduce  Sprawl   Transporta/on   Affordable  Housing   Economic  Development   Permits   Natural  Resource  Industries   Open  Space  and  Recrea/on   Environment   Public  Facili/es  and  Services   Historic  Preserva/on   Shoreline     14  planning  goals  that  guide   the  development  of   comprehensive  plans  and   development  regula:ons  
  3. 3. Current  Plan  adopted   in  1994   Established    the  Urban   and  Rural  areas  of  the   County   Augmented  by  11   Community  Plans     ! Sets  a  vision  and  policy  framework     ! Guides  growth  and  development     ! Policies  that  an/cipate  popula/on  and   employment  growth  over  a  20-­‐year  planning   period  
  4. 4. Pierce  County  has   the  obliga/on  to   review  and    IF  NECESSARY   update  the   Comprehensive   Plan  by  June  30,   2015   REQUIRED  ELEMENTS   Land  Use   Housing     Capital  Facili/es   U/li/es   Transporta/on   Rural   Economic  Development   Park  and  Recrea/on     OPTIONAL  ELEMENTS   Historic  Preserva/on     Environment  
  5. 5. Must  be  consistent  with:   ! Changes  made  by  the  State   Legislature   ! Updates  in  Popula/on  and   Other  Relevant  Data   ! PSRC’s  Vision  2040  Policies   ! Countywide  Planning  Policies   ! Relevant  Court  Cases   !   Hearings  Board  Cases  
  6. 6. Pierce  County  (  area)  Countywide  Planning  Policies  (CPPs  )   Pierce County Comprehensive Plan Growth  Management  Act  (GMA)   (RCW,  WAC)   Transporta/on  Plan         Parks,  Recrea/on,  and  Open   Space  Plan     Unified  Sewer  Plan     Capital  Facili/es  Plan   Puget  Sound  Regional  Council  (PSRC)   Mul:county  Planning  Policies  
  7. 7. Address  Popula:on  Growth,    Housing,  Jobs,  and  Service  Demand   For  every  5  people  in  Pierce  County  now,  there  will   be  1  more  by  2030  
  8. 8. Browns/Dash   Point   Gig  Harbor  Peninsula   Key  Peninsula   Anderson-­‐Ketron   Upper  Nisqually   Graham   Alderton-­‐McMillin   Mid-­‐County   Parkland-­‐Spanaway-­‐ Midland   Frederickson   South  Hill  
  9. 9. Community  Issues   County  Ac/on/Regula/on/Program   Land  Use  Policies  Suppor/ng   Zoning  Regula/ons   Title  18A  now  includes  specific  community  zoning  regula/ons   Agricultural  Resource  Land  (ARL)   and  Transfer    of  Development   Rights  (TDR)  Programs   The  County  has  adopted  a  countywide  program  for  the   preserva/on  of  ARL  lands  as  well  as  a  Transfer  of  Development   Rights  program   Wildlife/Wetland/Habitat   In  2004,  the  County  adopted  a  countywide  Cri/cal  Areas   Ordinance,  Title  18E   Design  Standards   The  County  has  adopted  community  design  standards  in  Title   18J     Policies  in  Mul/ple  Community   Plans   Policies  that  can  now  be  incorporated  into  the  Comprehensive   Plan   Important  Issues   are  now  addressed   by  policies,   regula/ons,  or   programs  
  10. 10. General  Public   Interest  Groups   Land  Use  Advisory   CommiPees   Planning   Commission   County  Council   We  want  the  Public  to  understand   and  par:cipate  in  the  update   process  
  11. 11. How  to  get  informa5on  on  the  Update:   Visit  the  Pierce  County  webpage   •  hdp://www.piercecountywa.org/compplan                    or          hdp://www.piercecountywa.org/Realize2030   •  Call  us  at:  (253)  798-­‐7156  
  12. 12. www.piercecountywa.org/Realize2030   How  to  par/cipate  and  stay   informed  
  13. 13. June  20,  2014  

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