Long Range Planning

With the input from you the public, the Planning Commission, Parks Board, and City Council, this team of planners look to the future to prepare the city’s land use plans and municipal code amendments for future development. See the 2020 Work Plan here.

Special Plans


Subarea Plans

Code Development

The city is currently developing several codes to implement the comprehensive plan, related special plans, and state law. Click on the projects below to learn more about them.

  1. Permissible Use Table Update
  2. School & Traffic Impact Fees
  3. SEPA Thresholds
  4. Lot Status Amendment

Permissible Use Table Update

As commercial land uses continue to expand and the city explores ways to facilitate greater economic development, staff has been considering ways to simplify and improve the permissible use table in LSMC 14.40, which currently includes overly detailed uses and antiquated terminology that has required many code interpretations over the years. To view our current permissible use table, please see LSMC 14.40

Staff has held a number of work sessions with the Planning Commission and City Council between December 2020 and June 2021, with the most recent draft materials reviewed during the June 22, 2021 Council meeting (page 87 of meeting packet). The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a final work session on the proposed amendments during a July 7, 2021 work session, and is expected to hold a public hearing on the proposed amendments in August 2021, with the City Council tentatively scheduled to consider their recommendation in September 2021. This webpage will be updated as more details become available.

 For additional information on this project, please contact Jill Needham at 425-622-9428 or jneedham@lakestevenswa.gov.

Code Development Process
Draft RegulationsState Environmental Policy ActPublic Notice
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