2024 KCCP Major Update

Updated November 6, 2022


On September 3, 2022, the Joint Team of ten Rural Area Unincorporated Area Councils / Unincorporated Area Associations / Organizations, coordinated by the Area Council, submitted to KCCP Manager, Chris Jensen, its first set of Proposed Changes that deal with the Rural Area and Natural Resource Lands. These address: Rural Densities and Development, specifically, Nonresidential Uses; Rural Public Facilities & Services; and Rural Commercial Centers, specifically, Non-Resource Industrial Uses and Development Standards.

On July 14, 2022, the Joint Team held a meeting with KCCP Manager, Chris Jensen, to discuss the process going forward:

  • Ongoing Work — Executive Departments are working their respective areas, Chris is point of contact for us.
  • Public Engagement — Will continue throughout the process (this meeting is an example)
  • Informal Public Survey — 4th quarter 2022
  • Public Engagement on “early concepts” — 1st quarter 2023
  • Public Review Draft & DEIS — 3rd quarter 2023
  • Executive Recommended Plan — End of 4th quarter 2023

Several Action Items resulted from this meeting and more have been added since. These are being worked by the Joint Team in order to be considered  in the Public Review Draft to be released by the 3rd quarter 2023.

The Joint Team will provide input into these processes as they proceed. Also discussed at the meeting were key aspects of the Joint Team’s SCOPING Comments submitted to the King County Council on June 3, 2022, to ensure they are understood and will be included as the Update proceeds.

On June 7, 2022, the King County Council approved the final SCOPE for the 2024 KCCP Major 8-Year Update. The next steps entail the King County Executive’s Office to develop a Public Review Draft (PRD) and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). 

On June 3, 2022, the Joint Team submitted Written Testimony to the King County Council on the SCOPE for the 2024 KCCP Major 8-Year Update–subject of its June 7, 2022, Public Hearing.

On April 22, 2022, the Joint Team submitted Detailed Comments to the King County Council’s Local Services and Land-Use Committee on the King County Executive’s recommended SCOPE for the 2024 KCCP Major 8-Year Update to be discussed at its April 26 meeting.

In January 2022 King County called for Scoping Items to help inform its “Major 8-Year KCCP Update.” The GMVUAC, again, organized many of the King County Rural Area UACs/UAAs/Organizations (EPCA, FofSV, GRC, GV/LHA, HHA, SCAR, UBCUAC) to prepare and submit a set KCCP 2024 Major Update–Scoping Items.

For more information on the Schedule and the Process, please see: KCCP 2024 Major Update.