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  • Review the SEPA Checklist and Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the Countywide Planning Policies here. The Board will not take action on the Countywide Planning Policies for 14 days (March 7, 2024) in accordance with WAC 197-11-340. 
  • The Planning Commission meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Find more information in the Agenda Center
  • Find the housing projections here.

2025 Comprehensive Plan

Island County is conducting a periodic update to its comprehensive plan, due by June 30, 2025. Throughout the process of updating the comprehensive plan, the public will be encouraged to participate and help shape growth in the county over the next 20 years. 

The Growth Management Act (GMA) was passed in Washington State in 1990 to help local jurisdictions manage their growth. The GMA requires periodic updates of comprehensive plans to comply with changes to state law, changes to land use, and updated population growth, housing, and employment projections. A comprehensive plan generally guides growth in the county for a 20-year period and the land use decisions made in a comprehensive plan have long-term effects. During an update, the public has an opportunity to provide input on how and where growth should occur, which will help shape how their communities may look in the future. 


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