The City of Burien is re-imagining the long-term future of our city through a coordinated planning effort combining major updates to the Comprehensive Plan, a new Transportation Master Plan, and an update to the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan.
Specifically, this planning process focuses on land use, economic development, human services, environmental protection, infrastructure, transportation, parks and open spaces, recreation programs, public art, and cultural services.
Results of this planning effort will guide policymaking, operational plans, and budgets for the next twenty years. It’s vital that community voice guides these important planning processes.
The City of Burien is embarking on a major update to its Comprehensive Plan. This effort will help Burien plan and build for the next few decades. Planning for this growth helps us build a city with an equitable, sustainable, and healthy future.
Transportation Master Plan
The Transportation Master Plan helps determine our community’s current and future transportation needs, guiding how we invest in transportation over the next 20 years.
Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan
The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan is a six-year strategic plan for the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. The plan will look at the existing conditions, identify gaps in facilities and programs, and offer strategies, projects, and programs to address those gaps.
Economic Development Action Plan
The Economic Development Action Plan will contain specific economic development goals, strategies, and implementation measures and an implementation plan, outlining the timing, anticipated cost, and funding source of each implementation action.
There are several ways you can get involved:
- Check out the new online engagement tool [update 1/12/2024: Surveys have now closed].
- Watch for other public meetings and events where Shape Your City will be on the agenda.
- Email your comments and questions to email@example.com.
- Read more about what we heard during last year’s community visioning phase and keep an eye out for City staff at upcoming community events.
Jeffrey Watson, Interim Community Development Director, Comprehensive Plan
Maiya Andrews, Public Works Director, Transportation Master Plan
Casey Stanley, PaRCS Director, Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan
Chris Craig, Economic Development Manager, Economic Development Action Plan
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Develop a shared vision to guide planning and policy development.
November 2022-March 2023
Draft Strategies and Projects
Staff will communicate what we have heard to date and present draft strategies and projects for feedback.
May 2023-November 2023
Community will provide feedback on draft plans.
November 2023-March 2024
Plans go before Burien City Council for review and approval. Public comment accepted.
PROS Plan and TMP Plan adopted and incorporated into other updates to the Comprehensive Plan.