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2016 Comprehensive Plan Update
Draft Update Documents for Review and Comment:
Following is a list of the documents that will be updated and/or amended as part of this process. 

Following is a link to a summary of the Comprehensive Plan Survey that was completed:  Comprehensive Plan Survey Summary
Background / Vision Statement  Vision Statement (APPROVED)
Land Use Element Update Land Use Element (APPROVED)
Housing Element Update  DRAFT Housing Element
Housing Element Goals (APPROVED)
Economic Development Element Update DRAFT Economic Development  (APPROVED)
Transportation Element Update  Transportation Element (APPROVED)
Capital Facilities Update DRAFT Capital Facilities Element  (APPROVED)
Health & Wellness Element  DRAFT Health & Wellness Element (APPROVED)
Health & Wellness Appendices
SEPA Process  DNS (Proposed) DNS (Final)
SEPA Checklist  
Public Comments Received:
Comments from HAAFT: 

Other Comments:

10.27.15 HAAFT 8.13.15 Goldfarb 5.18.16 Mitzel/Woodmansee 
12.15.15 HAATF  6.17.16 McNett 6.20.16 Levine 
12.15.15 HAATF X 2  6.20.16 LaFollette Erbstoeszer Comments Combined 
12.18.15 HAAFT  6.21.16 Koepp  6.21.16 Home Trust of Skagit  
12.18.15x2 HAAFT  6.21.16 Bazante   6.21.16 Martinez 
1.6.16 HAAFT 6.21.16 Mitzel 6.21.16 Wells  
1.24.16 HAAFT  6.21.16 Lee 6.21.16 Woodmansee 
2.12.16 HAAFT  6.21.16 Woodmansee x2  6.22.16 Scofield  
4.26.16 HAAFT  7.13.16 Paulus  6.27.16 Hall 
6.10.16 HAAFT  6.24.16 Johnson 6.27.16 Peraino 
HAATF 6.15.16 Comments
Cover Sheet Transmittal Letter
6.29.16 McNett Crowl
6.28.16 Fair Housing Center of WA 
6.21.16 HAAFT  6.28.16 Johnson x 2 6.28.16 Birkel 
6.28.16 Clarify HAAFT Record  6.28.16 SICBA  6.21.16 McNett Crowl Presentation 
  6.21.16 Carter  6.29.16 Johnson x 3 
  6.29.16 Koetje  
  6.29.16 Mitzel Woodmansee and Others 
What is the Comprehensive Plan Update?
The City's Comprehensive Plan contains our 20-year vision of how the City will grow and defines the Goals, Objectives, and Policies related to land uses, housing, economic development, parks and recreation, transportation, capital facilities, utilities, and public services.

The State Growth Management Act (GMA) contains provisions that require the periodic review and updating of Comprehensive Plans and their associated development regulations to ensure continued compliance with the Act.  Similar to other jurisdictions within Skagit County, the City must complete this update in June of 2016. 

The last major update to the City's Comprehensive Plan was in 2005; however, the Parks, Open Space and Recreation Element was updated in 2014.  To view the City's existing Comprehensive Plan click here:  Mount Vernon Comprehensive Plan.

Following are links to presentations provided to the City's Planning Commission, Citizen's Advisory Committee, City Council, and other groups regarding Comprehensive Plan to-date.
 Date:  Group:  Presentation:
2/2/2016 Planning Commission Transportation Planning Basics
2/17/2016 City Council Comp. Plan Overview,  Housing and Economic Development
3/1/2016 Planning Commission Vision Statement, Transportation and Housing Elements
3/3/2016 Bike Walk Mount Vernon Comp. Plan Overview, Non-Motorized Portion of the Transportation Element
4/20/2016 City Council  Housing Element (focus on Subsidized vs. Market Rate housing issues) 
5/3/16  Planning Commission  Land Use & Transportation 
5/11/16 City Council Subarea Plan Phasing/Scope/Cost Estimate to Proceed
6/15/16  City Council  Elements Review 
6/21/16  Planning Commission  Public Hearing:  Vision Stmt., Land Use, Housing & Transportation 
6/21/16  Planning Commission  Active Transportation - Guest Speaker Liz McNett Crowl's Presentation 
Public Involvement Needed:
In 2015 the City initiated the public process by soliciting comments on how our citizens and business owners wanted to see Mount Vernon grow over the next 20-years. 

There have been, and will continue to be, meetings and hearings to take public comment on the plan.  Below is a schedule of these pending meetings. 
June 2016 and Beyond Hearing Schedule - updated 8.1.16
Questions, comments, concerns can be expressed at the meetings or hearings listed above; or they can be sent to:

City of Mount Vernon
Community & Economic Development Department
Attention:  Rebecca Lowell
P.O. Box 809 / 910 Cleveland Ave.
Mount Vernon, WA  98273
Rebecca's Email