Kingsgate Neighborhood Plan Update

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Planning For Kingsgate

Beginning in 2023 and continuing into 2024, Planning and Building Department staff in coordination with the residential and businesses communities in the Kingsgate Neighborhood will conduct an update of the Kingsgate Neighborhood Plan chapter in the Kirkland Comprehensive Plan. The update will include an extensive community engagement process including formation of a Kingsgate Working Group, study sessions with the Planning Commission, as well as community-based outreach events. Final adoption of the updated Plan is anticipated at the end of 2024 in conjunction with other citywide amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.

This page summarizes the scope of work, process, public outreach plan and schedule that will be used for the neighborhood plan update process. See the Kingsgate Neighborhood Plan Update Framework(PDF, 813KB) document. A simultaneous process will occur between 2023 and 2024 to update the Juanita Neighborhood Plan. 

May 2024 Updates and Announcements:
  • Save The Date! The Neighborhood Plan Update public hearing will be held on May 23, 2024 at 6 PM at Kirkland City Hall. Please join us before the meeting to learn more about the Plan updates through the 2044 Comprehensive Plan Open House, scheduled from 4 - 5:30 PM.
    • Kingsgate Public Comments received between August 2023 and May 13, 2024 can be found within the Kingsgate Public Comment Document(PDF, 2MB). Comments received after May 13, 2024 will be provided to the Planning Commission prior to the public hearing and compiled and posted on the Juanita Neighborhood Plan Update project webpages after the hearing.

  • Draft Policies for the Kingsgate Neighborhood Plan have been reviewed with the Juanita Working Group and the Planning Commission. Staff will be working to implement feedback from both groups into an updated set of revisions, to be reviewed at the May 23, 2024 public hearing.
  • Draft Vision Statement for the Kingsgate Neighborhood Plan has been drafted to incorporate the comments received from the public engagement process, which began in 2023. The draft Statement has been reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council and this version reflects changes suggested by both groups.

Your input is important to the City of Kirkland and we highly encourage you to participate in the plan update process. Please attend the upcoming meetings, tell your friends and family about the update, and provide your written comments to the project planner through our Public Comment Form.

Thank you for being engaged in your community!

What is the Process?

A Working Group will be formed to work with staff on updating the Kingsgate Neighborhood Plan which will include revisiting the vision statement and policies to determine if they are relevant for the change of the area over time.

A robust public outreach process will solicit input on revisions to the plan including public workshops, a survey and other engagement opportunities. See the Kingsgate Neighborhood Plan Update Framework(PDF, 813KB) document which includes our community outreach and engagement plan. 

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the drafted Plan amendments at a meeting next Summer (2024). The Planning Commission will make a recommendation for the consideration of the City Council. The City Council will make a decision on the amendments later this year.

The community will have an opportunity to comment on the draft plans prior to the public hearing before the Planning Commission and final adoption by City Council by the end of 2024. See timeline for key steps and timing.

To learn more and get involved in the update, please contact:

LeAndra Baker-Lewis, Senior Planner
llewis@kirklandwa.gov
425-587-3265

How to Get Involved?

There are currently several ways to join the conversation for Kingsgate's future: 

  • Sign up for the Kingsgate Neighborhood Plan update email list - To sign up for Kingsgate Neighborhood Plan email updates, click here. This email group will keep you updated during each phase of the Plan update.

  • Submit thoughts and comments to the City - What do you envision for the future of Kingsgate? Submit a comment to us using this Public Comment Form and let us know about your ideas. These comments will be reviewed by City Council as well as the City's Planning Commission.

(updated January 2024)

Meeting Information

Visit the Planning Commission and City Council agenda pages to view past meeting materials dates listed below.

Planning Commission

Visit the Planning Commission Video Archives page to access video recordings of past meetings.

August 24, 2023Planning Commission Meeting Packet(PDF, 15MB) - Presentation(PDF, 3MB)
January 25, 2024Planning Commission Meeting Packet(PDF, 2MB) - Presentation(PDF, 8MB)
April 11, 2024Planning Commission Meeting Packet(PDF, 1000KB) - Presentation(PDF, 4MB)

The next meeting with the Planning Commission is the Neighborhood Plan public hearing, scheduled for May 23, 2024.

 

 

 

 

City Council

Visit the City Council video archive page to view recordings of past meetings. 

October 3, 2023City Council Meeting Packet(PDF, 9MB) - Presentation(PDF, 2MB)
February 20, 2024City Council Meeting Packet(PDF, 9MB) - Presentation(PDF, 3MB)