From David Goodman at King County:

I am writing to provide you with an update on the North Highline Subarea Plan. When I last checked in back in March, we postponed the release of a Public Review Draft of the Subarea Plan to allow the community to focus on responding to COVID-19.

Since then, the King County Council completed their 2020 update to the Comprehensive Plan. Included in that update were changes to the subarea planning program that affect the North Highline Subarea Plan. These include:

An expansion of the scope of the Subarea Plan from land use only to all topics of interest to the community; and

A directive to create a Community Needs List, a community-identified list of service, program, and capital improvement projects that support the community’s vision established in the Subarea Plan.
Planning for the North Highline Subarea Plan and Community Needs List will begin this month and run through December of 2021. The work we completed between July 2019 and March 2020 will be incorporated into this effort.

To learn more about this new scope of work and provide input and direction, please visit our new project website and mark your calendar for August 18 from 7 to 8:30 PM for a community call to officially kick off this new planning effort. More information about the call is available on the website and on the attached flier.

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2 Responses to “NORTH HIGHLINE SUB-AREA PLAN: Restart, and more”

  1. Question Mark Says:

    Thanks for covering this important development, WCN!

    The North Highline Community Plan will set the County’s local government priorities for the next generation in the greater White Center unincorporated area.

    So of course when the County Council and County Executive decided to scale back planning in 2018 (a fact barely mentioned anywhere in local news coverage) it was not a great decision.

    I’m thankful to CM Zahilay, a fresh face and voice on the council this year, for championing such a change in government attitude toward local government.

  2. Thanks for the information!