The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is seeking public comment on the VISION 2050 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). VISION 2050 is the region’s long-range plan for growth; the Draft SEIS, which is prepared in accordance with the state Environmental Policy Act, evaluates the environmental effects of three regional growth alternatives that distribute growth in unique patterns throughout the region. The three alternatives are: Stay the Course (no action alternative), Transit Focused Growth, and Reset Urban Growth.
All three alternatives are intended to preserve resource lands and promote development within urban areas to create more compact, walkable, and transit-friendly communities. The alternatives present trade-offs on how to achieve those outcomes. The SEIS also includes an equity appendix describing how the alternatives may affect areas with high concentrations of people of color and people with low incomes.
Why is VISION 2050 Neccessary?
Major economic gains in recent years have made our region among the fastest growing in the country. This rapid growth has affected housing affordability, cost of living, transportation, and the environment.
Forecasts show the region needs to plan for 1.8 million additional people and 1.2 million new jobs by 2050. PSRC is developing VISION 2050 to guide growth to support thriving communities, a strong economy and a healthy environment.
How Do I Provide Comments on the DRAFT SEIS?
PSRC encourages everyone to submit comments along with a name and email or mailing address.
Comments must be submitted to PSRC in writing by 5:00 p.m. on April 29, 2019.
For more information and to review all the SEIS documents, please visit: https://www.psrc.org/vision/seis
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