City comprehensive plan survey addresses two units on single family zoned lots and other issues


The City of Lake Forest Park’s decennial Comprehensive Plan update is approaching. The update is required by state law to address recent legislative changes, new King County Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs), and the Puget Sound Regional Council's (PSRC) VISION 2050. Collectively, there are new requirements and policies that change the ways we plan for housing, address the needs of vulnerable residents, and incorporate climate planning.

Big Changes on the Horizon

  • In 2021, Washington State Legislature adopted HB 1220, which requires jurisdictions to plan for housing at a variety of affordability levels, including emergency shelters and permanent supportive housing. The allocation of housing units for each affordability level are set by King County. In 2023, the state adopted HB 1110, which requires some cities (including Lake Forest Park) to allow two units on each lot in residential zones and to allow certain types of middle housing throughout the city. This survey will ask you about your preferences and concerns as we address these changes.
  • HB 1220, King County's CPPs, and PSRC's VISION 2050 require planning to consider displacement risks, equitable treatment for vulnerable residents, redressing historical discriminatory actions, and prioritizing public health. This survey asks you about your priorities to inform our policy recommendations related to these topics.
  • Finally, in 2023, Washington adopted HB 1181, which requires jurisdictions to plan for climate change, resilience, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The City is in the process of adopting a Climate Action Plan, with additional climate planning to begin later this year. This survey asks about your priorities related to these topics.

What We Need from You

As a member of the Lake Forest Park community, your insight and ideas about the city are valuable and will help guide planning efforts. 

Please take the survey here.

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