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Comprehensive Plan 2024-2044 Update

Tukwila’s Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that describes how the City will manage its growth and provide necessary services and facilities over a 20-year planning horizon.  The Comprehensive Plan receives a major update every ten years as required by state law.  The current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2015.

Throughout 2023-2024, the City will be conducting the Plan’s update, with a targeted completion date of Fall 2024. The periodic update of the Comprehensive Plan requires a thorough review each element of the Plan to ensure it reflects new laws and requirements, as well as provides responses to changing conditions within the community.

Review the Draft Plan

The City Council is reviewing draft elements of the Plan.  The packet for the July 15, 2024, Council Work Session is available here.

Click here to learn more about the draft Plan!

Check out feedback on Plan issues on the Engagement Hub! (This page is dated from before the Planning Commission Public Hearing)

Critical Issues the 2024 Plan Will Address

While the Plan update will review the entire plan, the Plan will focus on specific issues that are critical to the community over the next 20 years:

HOUSING – how can the City support and encourage the development of affordable housing that addresses the needs of all Tukwila’s residents – at all income levels, for families of all sizes, for specialized needs, etc.

CLIMATE CHANGE & COMMUNITY RESILIENCE – how can the City and community adopt practices and implement procedures and projects that protect our quality of life as environmental conditions change.  As a part of this issue, how can we protect and enhance our natural resources and environment so future generations can also enjoy these special parts of Tukwila.

EQUITY – It is important that City resources and services support all parts of the community.  The Plan will help ensure that Equity is considered as the City selects its priorities.  For this reason, the City is prioritizing ensuring that all communities within the City have the opportunity to share their ideas about what Tukwila should look like in the future.

How Can I Get Involved?

A full periodic review is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to revisit our community vision. As a Tukwila resident, your input is crucial to the success of this plan as it will shape our goals for years to come.  Staff are starting to meet with community groups to hear their thoughts about the Plan, and we are finalizing the public participation plan.

The Plan Engagement Hub provides information about issues the Plan is addressing, as well as feedback received (the Engagement page is dated from before the Planning Commission Public Hearing).  If you have questions, you can email them to 2044CompPlan@TukwilaWA.gov, or contact Nancy Eklund at Nancy.Eklund@TukwilaWA.gov or (206) 433-7141.

Upcoming Events

CITY COUNCIL REVIEW OF THE PLAN 

The City Council has been reviewing the Plan this summer and has scheduled a September 23rd Public Hearing on the draft Plan.  They have reviewed two preliminary documents at recent Council Work Sessions (on May 6th and May 20th).  On July 15th and August 19th, staff will be presenting the individual elements for their consideration.  To review the current draft of the Plan, check here.

OPEN HOUSE, August 28, Sullivan Center (14350 Tukwila International Blvd)

The Tukwila community will have an additional opportunity to review the draft Plan, ask questions, and provide feedback before the final Plan is sent to the Council for the September 23rd Public Hearing.  (Open House hours have not been finalized yet.)

Project Schedule

State law requires that the City adopt Comprehensive Plan by no later than December 31, 2024.  However, because the Council will need to develop the 2025-2027 City Budget in the fall of 2024, the Comprehensive Plan will need to be adopted no later than September 2024.

  • Community OutreachSummer/Fall/Winter 2023-2024                
  • Planning Commission Element DiscussionSummer/Fall/Winter 2023-2024 – Completed
  • Planning Commission Hearing: March 14, 2024 – Completed
  • City Council Review of PlanSpring/Summer/Early Fall 2024

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