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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.

The City will be holding a Public Hearing on the Plan on March 14, 2024, in the City Council Chambers (6200 Southcenter Blvd.) at 6:30 p.m.

Review the Draft Plan!

The Planning Commission has reviewed most elements of the Plan – you’re invited to review these drafts – check here.  The Planning Commission will be holding a Public Hearing on the draft Plan on March 14, 2024, 6:30 p.m. (City Council Chambers, 6200 Southcenter Blvd).  The Commission packet will be posted here.

Interested in Housing?  Tell us how you think the City can help increase housing options and affordability.  Click here to take a survey.   Check out the Engagement Hub!

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.

If you have a group interested in hearing a presentation about the Comprehensive Planning process, contact Nancy Eklund at Nancy.Eklund@TukwilaWA.gov or (206) 433-7141.  Click our Engagement Hub link to find out more about issues the Plan is addressing and how you can get involved (e.g., respond to a survey, attend an upcoming outreach event, provide your comments about a particular issue, etc.).  Plus – you can email your questions and input to 2044CompPlan@TukwilaWA.gov!

  • Would your group or organization like a presentation about the Comprehensive Planning process?
    Contact Nancy Eklund at Nancy.Eklund@TukwilaWA.gov or (206) 433-7141.

Upcoming Events

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS

Come provide your input at the community-wide meeting on September 20th.  Topics of interest include Housing – affordability, diversity of type of housing; Natural Environment/Climate Change, Land Use in Tukwila, and Transportation!

  • February 22, 6:30 p.m. – Transportation Element
  • March 14, 6:30 p.m.  – Public Hearing 
  • March 28, 6:30 p.m.  – Public Hearing Deliberations & Planning Commission Recommendation (if the Commission reaches a Recommendation on the Draft Plan at the 3/14/24 meeting, this meeting may be cancelled)

City Council Chambers, City Hall, 6200 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila and virtually – see the Digital Records Center link for copies of elements being discussed and the link to virtual Commission meetings.

More information about the Plan and opportunities to provide your input will be available at various events around the City this summer.  Be sure to check out the Engagement Hub, sign up on the mailing list below, and watch the Hazelnut newsletter and e-Hazelnut newsletter (use the link to sign up) for more updates about events!

Project Schedule

The Comprehensive Plan must be adopted by the City no later than December 31, 2024.  However, because the Council will need to formulate the 2025-2027 City Budget in the fall of 2024, the Comprehensive Plan will need to be adopted by Council no later than September 2024.  Based on that, going forward, the Plan’s development will follow the following schedule:

Community Outreach:

  • Summer/Fall/Winter 2023-2024               

Planning Commission Element Discussion:

  • Summer/Fall/Winter 2023-2024

Planning Commission Hearing:

  • March 14, 2024

City Council Review of Plan:

  • Spring/Summer/Early Fall 2024

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