Draft VISION 2050 Plan now available

Comment through September 16

The Draft VISION 2050 Plan is now available for public review and comment at https://www.psrc.org/draft-vision-2050.

“For 18 months, we have been working collaboratively region-wide to come up with a plan that will meet the wants and needs of a rapidly growing population,” said Tacoma Councilmember Ryan Mello, Chair of PSRC’s Growth Management Policy Board, which has been leading this work. “Now is the time to hear from the public on how we did.”

The public comment period will run from Friday, July 19 through Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5 pm. 

By 2050, the region's population will reach 5.8 million people. VISION 2050 is the long-range plan for how and where the region's growth will occur.

VISION 2050 consists of multicounty planning policies (MPPs) which provide a common framework for local plans, implement the Regional Growth Strategy, and provide the policy structure for other regional plans. The Regional Growth Strategy identifies where to plan for population and job growth throughout the region. VISION 2050 actions outline responsibilities and tasks for PSRC, local governments, and others to implement the plan.

The draft plan works to provide opportunities for all, Increase housing choices and affordability, sustain a strong economy, significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep the region moving, restore the health of the Puget Sound, protect a network of open space, grow in centers and near transit and act collaboratively and support local efforts.

PSRC is hosting an online open house at https://www.psrc.org/draft-vision-2050 and welcomes input during the 60-day comment period.

One can also attend any of five open houses around the region:
Each workshop offers two sessions: a facilitated workshop from 3-5pm and a drop-in open house from 5:30-7pm.

Monday, July 29, 3-7pm | Snohomish County Robert J. Drewel Administration Building
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
1st Floor (Skykomish & Stillaguamish Meeting Rooms)

Wednesday, August 7, 3-7pm  | Tacoma Main Library
1102 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402
Olympic Room, Parking Information

Monday, August 12, 3-7pm  | Bellevue Library
1111 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Meeting Room 1

Tuesday, August 13, 3-7pm  | Union Station, Seattle
401 S Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Ruth Fisher Boardroom

Thursday, August 15, 3-7pm  | Kitsap County Commissioners Chambers
619 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366

How to make a comment:

E-mail: VISION2050@psrc.org
U.S. Mail: ATTN: VISION 2050 Comment, 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104
In Person: Any open house listed previously

Online open house: https://www.psrc.org/draft-vision-2050

Public Hearing: September 5, 2019 during the Growth Management Policy Board Meeting
Fax: ATTN: VISION 2050 Comment, 206-587-4825