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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:
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 Acknowledgements (.pdf file 22 KB)
King County Sub Areas Map (.pdf
file 1,033 KB)
Chapter I: Executive Summary (.pdf
file 29 KB)
Chapter II: Introduction (.pdf
file 41 KB)
Chapter III: Technical Framework and Methodology (.pdf
file 60 KB)
Chapter IV: Development Activity (.pdf
file 97 KB)
Chapter V: Land Supply and Development Capacity (.pdf
file 79 KB)
Chapter VI: Rural Areas and Resource Lands (.pdf
file 27 KB)
Chapter VII: Profiles of King County Jurisdictions
Divided by sub areas: East Sub Area, SeaShore Sub Area, South Sub Area and Rural Cities Sub Area
SeaShore Sub Area Includes: SeaShore Urban Unincorporated Area, Cities of Lake Forest Park, Seattle and Shoreline
East Sub Includes: Eastside Urban Unincorporated Area, Cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Beaux Arts, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Medina, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Redmond, Sammamish, Woodinville, and Yarrow Point
South Sub Area Includes: South County Urban Unincorporated Area, Cities of Algona, Auburn, Black Diamond, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, Milton, Normandy Park, Pacific, Renton, SeaTac, and Tukwila.
Rural Cities Sub Area Includes: Cities of Carnation, Duvall, Enumclaw, North Bend, and Skykomish .
King County Office of Management and Budget
Updated: Sept. 20, 2007
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