Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Emerging Strategic Themes (11-05-19)
In early 2019 the county and the project consultant held several small meetings with stakeholders and conducted a survey of property and business owners in our gateway areas. Several "conversation zones" have been set up (and more to be scheduled soon) to share back with the stakeholders and community what we have heard so far and obtain more feedback on how you prefer to measure economic success both now and for our future.
Unlike a traditional open house, a conversation zone is an opportunity to sit down with a planner to chat about your concerns, ideas, and learn more about the project in a more relaxed, informal atmosphere. Drop in when you can, and chat with us!
Upcoming dates (more to come):
Staff is also avialable to come to you! If you have a non-profit board meeting, HOA meeting, Chamber, realtors, or business meeting that you would like us to attend, we are happy to work with you on scheduling a time to meet with your group. Contact Jonathan Lange, Sr. Long Range Planner, at 360-678-7821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In December 2016, Island County adopted its updated Comprehensive Plan, which moved goals and policies related to economic development to a placeholder chapter, with a more intensive review and development of a full Economic Development Element deferred to a future work plan/docket. This item was included on the 2019 Docket, and is anticipated to be completed either in late 2019 or early 2020.
The main purpose of this project is to prepare a the Economic Development Element of the Island County Comprehensive Plan. Emphasis will be placed setting an overall economic vision for Island County with specific attention to key transportation gateways and maximizing economic potential in those key areas. Preparation of a locally based Island County Economic Development Element will include the development of goals and policies that provide a framework for economic development in Island County as well as strategies that take advantage of the economic opportunities available to, and appropriate for, Camano and Whidbey Island.
This project will include:
Emerging Strategic Themes (11-05-19) - Worksheet for discussion only, to be revised