Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan establishes coordinated goals, policies and specific actions necessary for managing growth within Mountlake Terrace over the next 20 years, to 2035. Providing strategies regarding community development, investment and quality of life, The Plan takes a broad perspective for the twenty-year period and incorporates future needs for population and employment growth.

Deadline for Comprehensive Plan Amendment Applications
Applications to amend the City of Mountlake Terrace Comprehensive Plan in 2020 must be submitted by Friday, February 7 at 4:30 p.m. to the City of Mountlake Terrace Interim City Hall at 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 200, Mountlake Terrace. An application fee applies. Click here for a application to amend text. Click here for an application to amend the map.

Adoption and Updates of the Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2015, was considered a major update. Major updates are to occur at least once every eight years. The next major update is due in 2023. In between major updates, minor amendments can be adopted generally once a year. The most recent minor amendment occurred in September 2019. Specifically, the Economic Vitality Element was amended.

Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
The purpose of considering amendments to the citywide Comprehensive Plan is to ensure reflection of appropriate goals and policies, while staying consistent with state laws. Specific chapters can be viewed to the right. Maps can be viewed separately on the Maps page.

Additional Information
For more information about the Comprehensive Plan, applying for a Comprehensive Plan map or text amendment, or to confirm meeting dates, contact the Community and Economic Development Department at email or 425-744-6279. You can also sign up for our email notification list.