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Draft Comprehensive Plan Ready for Feedback

The City of Burien has published the first draft of the Burien 2044 Comprehensive Plan Update and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). These documents are the result of over a year of working with the community to establish and articulate a vision for the future of Burien over the next 20 years.

Draft Comprehensive Plan identifies vision, goals, and policies

The draft plan identifies the community’s long-term vision and establishes goals and policies to achieve that vision. The plan sets forth where and how growth should occur over the next 20 years and focuses on topics such as housing, equity, transportation, parks, climate resilience, and human services.

Draft Comprehensive Plan

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) identifies impacts of growth alternatives

The EIS process is required under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for actions that are determined to potentially have a significant environmental impact. The Draft EIS identifies environmental impacts that are likely to occur with growth alternatives proposed in the Draft Comprehensive Plan and identifies ways to mitigate those impacts.

Draft EIS

Draft EIS-Appendices

Documents Ready for Community Review and Comment

These two draft documents are available for review and comment from January 10 through March 11, 2024. This is an opportunity for interested parties to share their thoughts on the project before recommendations are made by the Planning Commission, and the City Council considers the document and makes their final decision.

Comments are due by 5 p.m., March 11, 2024. All written comments should be directed to Alex Hunt, Senior Planner at

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