Applications to amend the City of Mountlake Terrace Comprehensive Plan in 2017 must be submitted by Friday, March 3, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to the City of Mountlake Terrace Interim City Hall at 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 200, Mountlake Terrace. An application fee applies. Application forms are available at the Interim City Hall and online from the “City Services/ Development Services” webpage at www.cityofmlt.com.
The Comprehensive Plan is a broad-based twenty-year plan that guides the city’s livability. It includes goals, policies, and a land use map that indicates where land use districts (such as single family, community business, or industrial areas) are located throughout the city. The City may update its Comprehensive Plan no more than once a year (with limited exceptions). The 2017 update is planned to be completed by the end of June 2017.
The purpose of considering amendments to the citywide Comprehensive Plan is to ensure the plan reflects appropriate goals and policies for the community and is consistent with state laws. Proposed amendments may address changes to the Comprehensive Plan Map or to specific policies in the Plan and subarea plans.
Individuals can initiate amendments by application. In order to be considered in the 2017 update process, an application must be received by March 3, 2017. Applications that are deemed complete will be considered for adoption in conjunction with any other updates.
Any decision to amend the Plan would be made by the City Council. Public hearings on Comprehensive Plan amendments are tentatively scheduled for spring of 2017, with any approved amendments adopted by June 30, 2017.
All amendment applications and proposals for study will be announced through news releases, publications, mailings, postings, website announcements, City Happenings articles, and other appropriate means.
Public participation and input is important and welcome. Interested parties may sign up under “Notify Me” for email, Facebook or twitter notifications at www.cityofmlt.com.
For more information about applying for a Comprehensive Plan amendment, or to confirm meeting dates, please refer to the Comprehensive Plan webpage at http://www.cityofmlt.com/majorupdate or call the Community and Economic Development Department at (425) 744-6207.