Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Planning

The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA), adopted by the State Legislature in 1990, is a state law that requires cities and counties throughout the state to develop comprehensive plans and development regulations meant to manage population growth throughout the state and to protect critical areas and other natural resources.

The comprehensive plan is the cornerstone of local planning.  It is both the long term vision for the City and the goals, policies, objectives, and actions that inform the day to day decisions made by elected officials and staff. The current Millwood Comprehensive Plan can be found here.

GMA requires a thorough review and update (if necessary) of the comprehensive plan every 8 years, a process commonly referred to as the “Periodic” or “Legislative” update.  Additionally, local governments may consider smaller amendments to the plan no more than once a year.

As of January 2019 the City of Millwood is conducting both the Legislative update as well as a package of 3 annual amendments.

 

 

2017 Legislative Update

The 2017 Legislative Update must be adopted by the Millwood City Council no later than June 30th, 2019.  City staff, planning commissioners and elected officials are working with consultants from SCJ Alliance to complete the required updates.

The Draft Comprehensive Plan was presented to the Planning Commission at their March 27th, 2019 meeting can be found here.

Final adoption of the Draft Comprehensive Plan is tentatively scheduled for June 11th, 2019.

 

 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments

The City of Millwood’s annual comprehensive plan process begins in the fall.  Applications requesting amendments to the comprehensive plan are accepted no later than November 1st, followed by public hearings with the Planning Commission and adoption taking place in  early spring of the following year.

The Millwood City Council will be considering requests for 3 amendments to the Comprehensive Plan during the 2018 cycle.  The requested amendments are outlined below:

CPA-01-2018

Applicant: City of Millwood
Site Address: None-Parcel(s) No. 45064.0060 & 45064.0059 City owned property located approximately 355 feet west of the intersection of E. South Riverway Ave. and Bessie Rd.
Current Comprehensive Plan Designation: R-1
Proposed Comprehensive Plan Designation: P-1
Current Zoning Designation: UR-2
Proposed Zoning Designation: UR-2 (No change)

The Millwood Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on this matter at their May 28th, 2019 meeting.

CPA-02-2018

Applicant: David Dempsey
Site Address: Parcel(s) No. 45081.0507 & 45081.0509 Addressed as 10004 & 10010 E. Empire Avenue; located approximately 325 feet east of the intersection of Empire Ave. and Woodruff Rd.
Current Comprehensive Plan Designation: R-1
Proposed Comprehensive Plan Designation: I-1
Current Zoning Designation: UR-2
Proposed Zoning Designation: I-1

The Millwood Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on this matter on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 and forwarded a recommendation of denial to the City Council for consideration.

The City Council will consider this amendment request at their May 14th, 2019 meeting.

CPA-03-2018

Applicant: Dave & Denise Lawless
Site Address: Parcel(s) No. 45081.0506 Addressed as 9920 E. Empire; located approximately 270 feet east of the intersection of Empire Ave. and Woodruff Rd.
Current Comprehensive Plan Designation: R-1
Proposed Comprehensive Plan Designation: I-1
Current Zoning Designation: UR-2
Proposed Zoning Designation: I-1

The Millwood Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on this matter on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 and forwarded a recommendation of denial to the City Council for consideration.

The City Council will consider this amendment request at their May 14th, 2019 meeting.

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