Updated Plan Review Manual now available

Webinar on June 30

PSRC has worked with local planning staff to update its Plan Review Manual to reflect new and updated regional policy direction in VISION 2050.

PSRC certifies countywide planning policies, local comprehensive plans, center plans for regionally designated centers, and Sound Transit’s long-range plan.

The Plan Review Manual provides guidance on PSRC’s plan review and plan certification program. The manual includes VISION 2050 Consistency Tools, which help local staff connect VISION 2050’s multicounty planning policies and actions to local plans and policies.

PSRC began updating the Plan Review Manual in 2020, convening a working group of local staff and state representatives to inform the project.  View the updated Plan Review Manual

Part of this project included creating a new VISION 2050 Planning Resources webpage to help jurisdictions and agencies implement VISION 2050 through local plans and policies. Guidance documents, reports, and data products are available by policy area to support local planning, and more resources will be added to help implement VISION 2050.

PSRC will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 30 from 1-2pm to share information and answer questions about the updated Plan Review Manual and available resources to support local planning.

While local comprehensive plans aren’t due until 2024, the VISION 2050 Consistency Tools can be used in scoping plan updates to identify new and expanded policy areas. 

PSRC staff are also available to assist jurisdictions throughout the local planning process.