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Shape Your City: What We’ve Heard So Far

Over the last three months, the City of Burien has been listening to our community’s ideas for how to plan for the next 20 years of growth and change. Burien, like other urban cities in Washington, must plan for growth so we can provide policies, programs, services, and projects that meet the needs of our community. To date, we have gathered nearly 1,000 comments from the community via an online public comment map and in-person events and meetings. The top themes we have been hearing so far are listed below.

We need more:

  • Trees in parks and along streets
  • New parks
  • Traffic control measures
  • Trails through the city and in our park system

We need to improve:

  • Sidewalks and streetscapes
  • Public safety
  • Parks
  • Roads
  • Transit access

There is interest in:

  • More stores and economic vitality in Burien
  • Housing that is accessible for lower-income households
  • More park amenities to diversify the park system

Share your ideas in upcoming workshops or survey

There is still time to provide your ideas, both online and in-person, around a shared vision for Burien in 2044.  

Workshops and pop-up events:

Online feedback:

Next steps

After the completion of the visioning phase, City staff will evaluate all the comments and share recommended strategies for the community to consider later in the winter of 2023.

Share with your neighbors: