PSRC seeking public comment on draft centers proposal

Contact: Liz Underwood-Bultmann at 206-464-6174 or

SEATTLE - The Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growth Management Policy Board is seeking public input on a draft centers framework proposal. The public comment period will run from Tuesday, October 10, 2017 through Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 5 pm.

Regional and local centers are the cornerstone of the region’s long-term plan for growth in VISION 2040. The centers framework aims to define the types of central places within the region—both larger and smaller—that are the focus of growth, planning, and investment.

The draft centers framework proposal describes potential updates to plans, policies, and procedures to support different scales of mixed use and industrial centers in the region. The draft proposal includes minimum criteria and expectations for regionally-designated mixed use and industrial centers, recommends a role of military installations in the regional plan, and provides guidance for designation of countywide centers in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties.

In addition to general comments on the draft proposal, the Growth Management Policy Board is particularly interested in feedback on several topics to inform their recommendation:

  • Performance expectations for centers that are already designated but may not meet the minimum criteria
  • Proposed timeline for jurisdictions to complete center subarea plans
  • Minimum standards for countywide centers
  • The desired mix of uses in regional and countywide centers

The Growth Management Policy Board will review comments on the draft proposal prior to making a recommendation to PSRC’s Executive Board. 

The draft centers framework proposal is available for review on the project webpage, along with other project resources. 

How to Comment:

  • E-mail:
  • U.S. Mail: ATTN: Centers Framework Comment, PSRC, 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104-1035
  • In Person: Growth Management Policy Board meeting, 10:00 a.m. on November 2 at PSRC, 1011 Western Ave, Suite 500, in Seattle.
  • Fax: ATTN: Centers Framework Comment, 206-587-4825

VISION 2040 is the region's growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region - promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and Tribal governments within the region.

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