Extension for Carnation, Milton, Orting, South Prairie and Wilkeson plan updates
The Growth Management Policy Board recommended that the Executive Board extend a planning deadline for five cities to December 31, 2017. This action would ensure that Carnation, Milton, Orting, South Prairie and Wilkeson have enough time to address requirements for their comprehensive plan updates. The cities currently have conditionally certified plans and are eligible to compete in PSRC funding competitions.
Highlighting role of military installations in regional planning
The Growth Management Policy Board discussed options for recognizing the important
role of military installations
in the region and how they relate to regional growth centers. This discussion ties into the update to the
regional centers framework
in the VISION 2040 growth strategy.
Regional Centers Framework - Breakout Discussion
Board members joined in small groups to learn about and discuss regional growth center alternatives developed by the Centers Framework Stakeholder Working Group.
PSRC is working with its members and other partners to evaluate the regional centers framework and recommend changes to support growth in centers. Over the summer, the Growth Management Policy Board will have additional work sessions focused on the centers framework. The current schedule suggests the growth board could make a recommendation in late fall, but the schedule may be adjusted as needed to ensure that there is enough time for developing a recommendation.
View the Centers Framework website