2024 Comprehensive Plan Periodic Review

The City of Sammamish is taking the first step to begin the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) requires certain cities, towns, and counties to develop comprehensive plans that plan for population growth in a coordinated and intentional way, creating both regional and statewide alignment. All cities and towns in King County are required to fully plan under the GMA, including the City of Sammamish. Sammamish’s current Comprehensive Plan includes the GMA required Land Use, Housing, Capital Facilities, Utilities, Transportation, and Parks and Recreation elements, as well as two optional elements of Environment & Conservation, and Shoreline. Each element provides policies and goals which are realized through the implementation of the City’s associated development regulations.


The GMA requires that each jurisdiction, as part of an eight-year periodic review cycle (RCW 36.70A.130), periodically conduct a review and, if needed, revise their comprehensive plan and associated development regulations to ensure they comply with the GMA. The City of Sammamish’s review cycle requires its periodic review and necessary updates be completed by June 30, 2024.


To begin the update process, the City will publish a Request for Proposals (RFP) on January 21, 2022, to solicit a qualified consultant to develop and execute a coordinated approach for reviewing and completing required amendments or updates to the City’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan. 


Please click here to visit the Request for Proposal page.


Periodic Review and Update Requirements and Process

Upon completing the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update, the City’s Comprehensive Plan and supporting policies and regulations must:

  • Address state laws through the Washington State Department of Commerce GMA periodic review checklist.
  • Align with the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Regional Growth Strategy through their periodic review checklist, the multi-county planning policies, and Vision 2050.
  • Respond to the King County Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs).


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