Region getting ready for 2050

New forecasts and data to inform growth strategy

This week the Executive Board will be briefed on a project to extend the region’s growth strategy to 2050.

VISION 2050 will incorporate new information on trends, planning initiatives, and public investments in the regional plan – and address emerging issues facing the region as it grows.

Over the next several months, PSRC staff will work with the Growth Management Policy Board on preparing for the project launch – including releasing new forecasts of population and job growth through the year 2050.

Potential focus areas for VISION 2050 could include housing affordability, social equity, resiliency, public health, mobility, and other issues of concern as the region grows.

A public scoping process will generate input and ideas. The Growth Management Policy Board will guide the creation of a final scoping document in April and May.

Adoption of VISION 2050 by the PSRC General Assembly is scheduled for spring 2020.

Also on the Executive Board’s meeting agenda for December 7:  

  • Update on centers framework project
  • Special needs funding approval
  • Certification of South Prairie, Tukwila and Wilkeson comprehensive plans

You can find the full agenda here. The meeting will be Thursday, December 7, 10 – 11:30 a.m. at PSRC. Attend in person or watch the meeting video.