KC Council Approves Annexation-Related Study With Woodinville

The King County Council has approved a joint planning effort between the county and city of Woodinville to study issues related to growth in the Sammamish Valley.


The King County Council this week unanimously adopted 2012 updates to the King County Comprehensive Plan, the blueprint for growth in the county’s unincorporated communities.

The council did not address  but instead, with city support, approved a joint study between the two to develop joint recommendations for promoting the wine and agriculture industries in Woodinville. 

Through the study, the county and city will analyze and consider:

  • Transportation infrastructure,
  • The finite nature and value of agricultural soil resources,
  • Character of the surrounding rural area,
  • Vacant, buildable, and redevelopable land within the existing urban growth area,
  • The adopted Countywide Planning Policies and King County Comprehensive Plan,
  • Input from the public and interested stakeholders, including local businesses and surrounding city and unincorporated area communities,
  • Failing septic systems and pollution in the valley; and
  • Non-conforming uses on the unincorporated lands in King County and on the agricultural lands.

The County Executive’s office and related planning staff will be coordinating with the City on moving forward with the joint planning effort, county staff told Patch this week.

The King County Comprehensive Plan guides growth and development in the unincorporated areas of the county and sets policy on such major issues as annexations, transportation, and the environment. Every four years, the KCCP is reviewed and major updates occur. The last major review was in 2008.

For more information on the Council’s Comprehensive Plan Update, go to: www.kingcounty.gov/council/issues/comprehensive_plan.aspx

STOP Larry's 3rd Attempt December 08, 2012 at 03:12 PM
BEWARE!!! Deal "sweeteners" are often offered to entice "consolidations" or "annexations." A couple cities that only entered into consolidation based on promises made are now fighting their 3rd fight in 9 months to have the legal contracts upheld. Funny how the representative from the 45th district was the one who originally passed the bill to allow the "prenupital" agreement between the cities. Now the representative from the 45th district (years later) single handedly wants to break the contract. This is without any request from citizens at large or either of the cities involved!!! BEWARE!!! Don't be enticed or tricked into consolidation or annexation based on promises that will later be broken!!!
David Aamodt December 08, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Another politician pumping out the piss...another ragged beggar blowing you a kiss...(Bob Dylan)... Politician got on his jogging shoes, he must be running for office got no time to lose...he been suckin' the blood out of the genius of generosity...you've been rolling your eyes you been teasing me...(Bob Dylan)
Kirkland parent December 08, 2012 at 06:09 PM
OMG!!! STOP DEVELOPING!!!!!! THE County and the cities are raping the land and removing the reasons why this area is so beautiful. STOP IT!


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