May 4, 2017

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.

For more information, contact Michael Hubner at 206-971-3289.

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.

For more information, contact  Liz Underwood-Bultmann  at 206-464-6174.
 
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.

For more information, contact  Liz Underwood-Bultmann  at 206-464-6174.