Neighborhood Planning

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This page is a portal to the City's neighborhood planning process. There are 14 neighborhoods within Kirkland. Each neighborhood has it's own neighborhood plan within Chapter 15 of the City's Comprehensive Plan.  Below you will find out about neighborhood plans in progress and past updates.

Every neighborhood plan update process incorporates public participation. If you want to add your voice to the vision for your neighborhood's future, you've come to the right place.

If you want to know which neighborhood you live or work in, view a map(PDF, 2MB) of Kirkland's neighborhoods.

In-progress Neighborhood Plan Updates

Recently passed Neighborhood Plan Updates

What are Neighborhood Plans?

Each neighborhood has its own plan, which is a document that charts the course for its future. The core purpose of each plan is to help define - through goals, objectives and policies - how each neighborhood should promote mobility, accommodate forecasted household and job growth, and provide open space and recreational opportunities, and other vital services, all in line with the City's Comprehensive Plan.

What is the Process for Updating Neighborhood Plans?

The City uses the Neighborhood Planning Framework(PDF, 295KB) as a guide for the neighborhood plan update process. The framework helps the community and City staff navigate the neighborhood planning process in order to build better plans. The framework provides a starting point for creating a schedule and work program that are customized to the needs of the neighborhood. The framework establishes expectations for both the neighborhood and City staff throughout the planning process. Lastly, it includes a cookbook of policies to help the community design policies that will shape its future.