On August 21, 2023, City of Burien planning staff shared progress being made to the major update to Burien’s Comprehensive Plan, a blueprint for how to accommodate Burien’s future growth.
This fall, the City will be sharing draft planning documents, inviting community members to provide feedback. After the update, the City Council will consider zoning changes to meet the policy changes detailed in the updated Comprehensive Plan.
Staff also presented the results of two studies on housing policy and climate vulnerability. The studies were funded through grants offered by the Washington State Department of Commerce to help us meet new state planning requirements designed to address housing affordability, displacement, and climate change.
New growth management state regulations require the Comprehensive Plan to go through a major update every 10 years.