2023 Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan contains the community’s vision for its future and sets policy and guidance to achieve the vision. In addition to the vision of the future, the plan also includes “Elements” that address a wide range of topics including land use, housing, transportation, capital facilities and utilities, parks and recreation and economic development. The Comprehensive Plan also provides a policy framework that guides the City’s other functional plans such as the Park and Recreation Plan, the Comprehensive Water System Plan and the Comprehensive Sewer System Plan.
Update Schedule and Documents:

The Planning Commission has started preliminary review of the work plan for the year. The work plan can be downloaded *here*. Once the commission has reviewed all of the items a Public Hearing with the Planning Commission will be scheduled, environmental review will be completed and a recommendation will be made to the City Council. A public hearing with the City Council will be held prior to adoption of amendments. Many amendments this year are to our development regulations; which can be processed anytime throughout the year as long as they are in alignment with the City’s Comprehensive Plan goals and policies.

If you would like to be notified of open houses, public hearings or other related information or would like to provide comments, please email compplan@ci.Enumclaw.wa.us. Here is a copy of the proposed public participation program *click here* Here is a copy of the yearly Planning Commission Work Plan.



The Middle Housing Grant Program provides funding to cities or regional groups to take actions that will evaluate the authorization of middle housing types on at least 30% of lots zoned for single family at the beginning of the grant. Grant funds are available to cities within King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The proviso states that for this grant "middle housing types" includes duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, fiveplexes,  sixplexes, townhouses, courtyard apartments, cottage housing, and stacked flats. Grants funds are awarded based on population. Each city which receives grant funds must use a racial equity analysis and establish anti-displacement policies as required for the housing element of the comprehensive plan (RCW 36.70A.070(2)(e) through(h)) to ensure there will be no net displacement of very low, low or moderate-income households, as defined in RCW 43.63A.510, or individuals from racial, ethnic and religious communities which have been subject to discriminatory housing policies in the past.