Skagit County Comprehensive Plan
About Comprehensive Planning
The Skagit County Comprehensive Plan is intended to address the planning elements required by the state Growth Management Act and to provide goals, policies, and strategies for managing growth over the next 20 years.
The primary purpose of comprehensive planning is to help the public and elected officials define objectives, set priorities, and seek solutions to long-term issues. The Comprehensive Plan provides a sense of direction, a broad overview of where a community is (existing conditions), and where it is going (trends and vision). It is a way of ensuring that a community's health, safety, and general welfare are protected by striving for and creating a better, healthier, more efficient, and aesthetically pleasing environment in which to live.
Proposed 2017 Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Several amendments to the Comprehensive Plan have been proposed for 2017.
2016 Comprehensive Plan
The 2016 Comprehensive Plan completely replaced the previous comprehensive plan adopted in 2007.
- 2016 Comprehensive Plan (text only 6 mb PDF; adopted by O20160004 on June 30, 2016)
- Transportation Technical Appendix Maps:
- Comprehensive Plan map (available on iMap; now updated to reflect the 2016 Update changes.)
Other Plans That Are Part of the Comprehensive Plan
Each of the following plans is incorporated by reference into the Comprehensive Plan either by the text of the Comprehensive Plan itself, or after adoption of the Comprehensive Plan by the adopting document for the individual plan.
Countywide Planning Policies
A "countywide planning policy" is a written policy statement or statements used solely for establishing a countywide framework from which county and city comprehensive plans are developed and adopted pursuant to the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A.210). Countywide planning policies (CPPs) ensure that city and county comprehensive plans are consistent with the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A). The "Framework Agreement" sets out the procedures for developing and adopting the CPPs.
The adoption of a new comprehensive plan replaces older comprehensive plans. The following selected comprehensive plans have been replaced by the current plan and are no longer in effect:
These documents are NOT part of the Comprehensive Plan: