PSRC seeking public comment on scope for region's 2050 growth plan

Contact: Paul Inghram at 206-464-7549 or PInghram@psrc.org

SEATTLE-- The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public input on the scope for the VISION 2050 plan and State Environmental Policy Act environmental analysis. The public comment period will run from Friday, February 2, 2018, through Monday, March 19, 2018 at 5 pm. The plan scoping notice is available online.

The region is preparing for growth in the coming decades - about 1.8 million more people and 1.2 million more jobs by 2050. VISION 2050 will build on the region's existing plan to keep the central Puget Sound region healthy and vibrant as it grows and will consider updated information and perspectives about a changing region. The plan will identify the challenges the region should tackle together and renew the vision for the next 30 years.

PSRC is seeking community input to shape the plan. What important regional issues should be the focus of the update? How should the region's growth strategy be updated to plan for 2050?  What impacts and actions should be evaluated through environmental review?

In addition to seeking written comments, PSRC will hold listening sessions in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties to hear more input on the plan update from jurisdictions, agencies, and the community:

  • February 13, 3-5 pm at the Union Station Ruth Fisher Board Room, 401 South Jackson Street, Seattle
  • February 20, 3-5 pm at the Fife Community Center, 2111 54th Avenue East, Fife
  • February 22, 3-5 pm at Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Avenue West, Lynnwood
  • February 27, 3-5 pm at the Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th Street, Bremerton

PSRC's Growth Management Policy Board will review comments submitted and is expected to adopt a project scope in spring 2018.

More information on the plan update is available on the project website.

How to Comment:
SEPA Responsible Official: Erika Harris, AICP, Senior Planner
E-mail: VISION2050@psrc.org
U.S. Mail: ATTN: VISION 2050 Comment, 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104
In Person: VISION 2050 Listening Session (more information) and March 1, 2018 at PSRC's Growth Management Policy Board meeting, 10 am
Fax: ATTN: VISION 2050 Comment, 206-587-4825

VISION helps to coordinate the local growth and transportation plans developed by cities and counties to make sure they are consistent with the Growth Management Act and regional transportation plans. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a sustainable 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 jurisdictions, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.

Title VI Notice: PSRC fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. An ADA reader-accessible version of the scoping notice is available here. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, call 206-587-4819.

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