Comprehensive Plan

The following table contains copies of the updates to the City's Comprehensive Plan that were passed and adopted by City Council (with Ordinance 3690) on September 14, 2016.

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Background / Vision StatementVision Statement
Land Use Element UpdateLand Use Element
Housing Element UpdateDRAFT Housing Element
Housing Element Goals
Economic Development Element UpdateDRAFT Economic Development
Transportation Element UpdateTransportation Element
Capital Facilities UpdateDRAFT Capital Facilities Element
Health & Wellness ElementDRAFT Health & Wellness Element
Health & Wellness Appendices

 Public Comments Received:
Following is a link to a summary of the Comprehensive Plan Survey that was completed: Comprehensive Plan Survey Summary
Comments from HAAFT:Other Comments:
10.27.15 HAAFT8.13.15 Goldfarb5.18.16 Mitzel/Woodmansee
12.15.15 HAATF6.17.16 McNett6.20.16 Levine
12.15.15 HAATF X 26.20.16 LaFolletteErbstoeszer Comments Combined
12.18.15 HAAFT6.21.16 Koepp6.21.16 Home Trust of Skagit
12.18.15x2 HAAFT6.21.16 Bazante6.21.16 Martinez
1.6.16 HAAFT6.21.16 Mitzel6.21.16 Wells
1.24.16 HAAFT6.21.16 Lee6.21.16 Woodmansee
2.12.16 HAAFT6.21.16 Woodmansee x26.22.16 Scofield
4.26.16 HAAFT7.13.16 Paulus6.27.16 Hall
6.10.16 HAAFT6.24.16 Johnson6.27.16 Peraino
HAATF 6.15.16 Comments
Cover Sheet & Transmittal Letter
6.29.16 McNett Crowl
6.28.16 Fair Housing Center of WA
6.21.16 HAAFT6.28.16 Johnson x 26.28.16 Birkel
6.28.16 Clarify HAAFT Record6.28.16 SICBA6.21.16 McNett Crowl Presentation

6.21.16 Carter6.29.16 Johnson x 3

6.29.16 Koetje

6.29.16 Mitzel Woodmansee and Others
What was the Comprehensive Plan Update?
The City's Comprehensive Plan contains our 20-year vision of how the City will grow and defines the Goals, Objectives, and Policies related to land uses, housing, economic development, parks and recreation, transportation, capital facilities, utilities, and public services.

The State Growth Management Act (GMA) contains provisions that require the periodic review and updating of Comprehensive Plans and their associated development regulations to ensure continued compliance with the Act. Similar to other jurisdictions within Skagit County, the City must complete this update in June of 2016.

The last major update to the City's Comprehensive Plan was in 2005; however, the Parks, Open Space and Recreation Element was updated in 2014.

Following are links to presentations provided to the City's Planning Commission, Citizen's Advisory Committee, City Council, and other groups regarding Comprehensive Plan to-date.
Date: Group: Presentation:
2/2/2016Planning CommissionTransportation Planning Basics
2/17/2016City CouncilComp. Plan Overview, Housing and Economic Development
3/1/2016Planning CommissionVision Statement, Transportation and Housing Elements
3/3/2016Bike Walk Mount VernonComp. Plan Overview, Non-Motorized Portion of the Transportation Element
4/20/2016City CouncilHousing Element (focus on Subsidized vs. Market Rate housing issues)
5/3/16Planning CommissionLand Use & Transportation
5/11/16City CouncilSubarea Plan Phasing/Scope/Cost Estimate to Proceed
6/15/16City CouncilElements Review
6/21/16Planning CommissionPublic Hearing: Vision Stmt., Land Use, Housing & Transportation
6/21/16Planning CommissionActive Transportation - Guest Speaker Liz McNett Crowl's Presentation