Urban Centers are regionally-designated places that contain a mix of uses and activities, connected by efficient transportation, and are well-suited to accommodate future growth. The Countywide Planning Policies designate two Urban Centers in Kirkland. Totem Lake Urban Center (2003) and Greater Downtown Kirkland (2019). The City continues to work with the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) on an application to designate the greater downtown area as a Regional Growth Center. The PSRC is requiring the City to submit, as part of the application, a consolidated plan for the Greater Downtown Urban Center(PDF, 9MB). The consolidated plan will provide one document that contains all the policies relevant to the planning of the proposed Urban Center. The plan will involve revising policies in the Moss Bay, Rose Hill, Everest, Highlands, and Norkirk neighborhood plans. If you would like to be involved in the update of the consolidated plan process, look for public outreach opportunities in 2021.