Plan Review Status & Certification Reports

Last Updated: 
Jul 30, 2018

PSRC reviews and certifies local plans and policies to advance shared regional goals. Links below will open the most recent PSRC certification report for the jurisdiction or agency.

PSRC’s plan review program provides regional coordination and addresses state planning requirements. Review of local plans and policies ensure consistency with VISION 2050 and further regional collaboration.

Comprehensive Plans

State law requires PSRC to certify local comprehensive plans for consistency with VISION 2050, the Regional Transportation Plan, and transportation-related planning requirements. Jurisdictions must update comprehensive plans by June 2024. The certification reports linked below are from the last periodic updates (2015/2016) and may be helpful for future plan updates.

An asterisk(*) after the city name denotes plan is conditionally certified.

Cities

Counties

What Is Conditional Certification?

Jurisdictions that are conditionally certified are eligible to apply for regional funding and may proceed with projects submitted into the Regional Transportation Improvement Program, provided that they follow the required conditions of approval. Plans that are conditionally certified meet a majority of planning requirements for consistency with the multicounty planning policies, the regional transportation plan, and the Growth Management Act; and require limited additional work in order to be in full conformity with criteria for certification.

Countywide Planning Policies

State law requires counties and cities to work together and prepare countywide planning policies. PSRC is required under state law to review and certify countywide planning policies. Counties in the region are in the process of updating countywide planning policies in 2021.

Certification Reports by County

Regional Center Plans

VISION 2050 and the Regional Centers Framework require all regional centers to adopt subarea plans. Plans adopted in recent years have been reviewed and certified by PSRC (see reports below). All center plans must fully meet certification requirements by 2025. Some jurisdictions with regional centers have completed local planning work but continue to work with PSRC staff to ensure all regional certification requirements are met. Visit the Centers webpage for more information.

Regional Growth Centers

Regional Manufacturing/Industrial Centers

Sound Transit Conformity Report

State law requires that PSRC review Sound Transit’s long-range plans for conformity with VISION 2050, the region’s long-range plan and equitable transit-oriented development strategy, and the Regional Transportation Plan. 

Sound Transit 3 (ST3) System Plan Development Conformity Report 

Resources

View the Plan Review Manual for details on the policy and plan review and certification process. The manual, including guidance and checklists, is in the process of being updated to be consistent with VISION 2050.