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Report Sections

>> Credits
(.pdf file 12 KB)

>> Executive Summary and Introduction
(.pdf file 208 KB)

>> King County Sub Areas Map
(.pdf file 2,412 KB)

>> East Sub Area

>> Seashore Sub Area

>> South Sub Area

>> Rural City Sub Area

>> Appendix

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>> Countywide Planning Policies

Annual Growth Report

Benchmark Report

King County Budget Office
King County Buildable Lands
Evaluation Report 2002
Recent Growth & Land Capacity in King County & its Cities

September 2002

Note: The King County Buildable Lands Report is available for viewing in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. You will need to have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader v. 5.0 installed on your computer to view the Plan files. You can download a free copy of the Acrobat Reader here or visit Adobe's site to get more information.

In 1997, the Washington State legislature adopted the Buildable Lands amendment to the Growth Management Act, (RCW 36.70A.215). The amendment requires six Washington counties and their cities to determine the amount of land suitable for urban development, and evaluate its capacity for growth, based upon measurement of five years of actual development activity. King County and the other five counties must report to the State by September 1, 2002 and every five years thereafter.

Major elements of the Buildable Lands program include:

  • annual data collection to determine the amount and density of new development;
  • updated inventories of the supply of land suitable for development;
  • assessment of the capacity of each jurisdiction and the entire Urban Growth Area to accommodate expected growth;
  • preparation of a Five-Year Evaluation Report; and (later)
  • adoption of remedial measures where necessary to address density and capacity shortfalls.
The data gathering and analysis to prepare this Evaluation Report was performed by all 40 jurisdictions in King County, under the auspices of the Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs) adopted and amended in 1994. This Report is our combined response to both the Buildable Lands amendment and the direction provided in the CPPs. Further, each jurisdiction is examining its data in light of its own comprehensive plan.

Credits
     View section >> Acknowledgements
                              (.pdf file 12 KB)

Executive Summary and Introduction
     View section >> Executive Summary and Introduction
                              (.pdf file 208 KB)

King County Sub Areas Map
     View map >> King County Sub Areas Map
                          (.pdf file 2,412 KB)

East Sub Area

  • View >> Town of Beaux Arts
                              (.pdf file 20 KB)
  • View >> City of Bellevue
                              (.pdf file 39 KB)
  • View >> City of Bothell
                              (.pdf file 33 KB)
  • View >> Town of Clyde Hill
                              (.pdf file 21 KB)
  • View >> Town of Hunts Point
                              (.pdf file 20 KB)
  • View >> City of Issaquah
                              (.pdf file 36 KB)
  • View >> City of Kenmore
                              (.pdf file 35 KB)
  • View >> City of Kirkland
                              (.pdf file 40 KB)
  • View >> City of Medina
                              (.pdf file 22 KB)
  • View >> City of Mercer Island
                              (.pdf file 34 KB)
  • View >> City of Newcastle
                              (.pdf file 31 KB)
  • View >> City of Redmond
                              (.pdf file 42 KB)
  • View >> City of Sammamish
                              (.pdf file 24 KB)
  • View >> City of Woodinville
                              (.pdf file 32 KB)
  • View >> Town of Yarrow Point
                              (.pdf file 21 KB)
  • View >> Eastside Urban Unincorporated Area
                              (.pdf file 35 KB)

Seashore Sub Area

South Sub Area

  • View >> City of Algona
                              (.pdf file 30 KB)
  • View >> City of Auburn
                              (.pdf file 38 KB)
  • View >> City of Black Diamond
                              (.pdf file 33 KB)
  • View >> City of Burien
                              (.pdf file 35 KB)
  • View >> City of Covington
                              (.pdf file 32 KB)
  • View >> City of Des Moines
                              (.pdf file 36 KB)
  • View >> City of Federal Way
                              (.pdf file 38 KB)
  • View >> City of Kent
                              (.pdf file 37 KB)
  • View >> City of Maple Valley
                              (.pdf file 33 KB)
  • View >> City of Milton
                              (.pdf file 32 KB)
  • View >> City of Normandy Park
                              (.pdf file 28 KB)
  • View >> City of Pacific
                              (.pdf file 30 KB)
  • View >> City of Renton
                              (.pdf file 40 KB)
  • View >> City of SeaTac
                              (.pdf file 36 KB)
  • View >> City of Tukwila
                              (.pdf file 36 KB)
  • View >> South County Urban Unincorporated Area
                              (.pdf file 34 KB)

Rural City Sub Area

  • View >> City of Carnation
                              (.pdf file 37 KB)
  • View >> City of Duvall
                              (.pdf file 36 KB)
  • View >> City of Enumclaw
                              (.pdf file 33 KB)
  • View >> City of North Bend
                              (.pdf file 36 KB)
  • View >> City of Skykomish
                              (.pdf file 20 KB)
  • View >> City of Snoqualmie
                              (.pdf file 38 KB)

Appendix
     View >> Appendix A
                  (.pdf file 20 KB)
     View >> Appendix B
                  (.pdf file 25 KB)
     View >> Appendix C
                  (.pdf file 12 KB)

For More Information
If you have questions or comments about this web site, please e-mail Chandler Felt at chandler.felt@kingcounty.gov or write the Office of Budget at the address below.

King County Budget Office
King County Courthouse
516 3rd Avenue, Rm. 420
Seattle, WA 98104 206-296-3462
TTY: 800-325-6165

Updated: Nov. 21, 2002

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