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Houghton Community Council

Mission Statement:  We are committed to the enhancement of Kirkland as a community for living, working and leisure, with an excellent quality of life which preserves the City's existing charm and natural amenities.

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Houghton Community
Council Members

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Houghton Community Council
Meets the 4th Monday of the Month

Bill Goggins
December 31, 2021 HCC Map
Betsy Pringle
December 31, 2021
Rick Whitney - Chair   
December 31, 2021
Kelli Curtis
December 31, 2021
Neal Black
December 31, 2021
Brian Gawthrop
December 31, 2021
John Kappler - Vice Chair
December 31, 2021

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We are committed to the enhancement of Kirkland as a community for living, working and leisure with an excellent quality of life which preserves the City's existing charm and natural amenities.

For general planning inquiries regarding land use or zoning requirements, etc. please contact Specific questions or comments regarding an ongoing project should be emailed directly to the planner assigned to that project.

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Blue Bullet  Public Meeting CalendarNOTE:  This calendar is subject to change on a daily basis.  It does not constitute legal notice.  To verify meeting information please contact the Planning and Building Department at 425.587.3600.


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Click here to access Houghton Community Council minutes and audio recordings.

Instructions for participating at Houghton Community Council public meetings is now available online.

The City of Kirkland appreciates the interest of our citizens and values public involvement. We make every effort to make the audio recordings of our meetings available soon after each meeting is completed. However, due to technical difficulty with our digital recording system it may take up to four days for an audio recording to become available online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Meeting Packets (PDF's)

 October 22, 2018
 Bridle Trails Neighborhood Plan, File No. CAM18-00082 (PDF 3.5MB)
 September 24, 2018 Floor Area Ratio and Lot Coverage
 August 27, 2018
Tree Canopy and KZC Chapter 95 Amendments - CAM18-00408 (PDF 2.42MB)
KZC Chapter 125 - Planned Unit Development Amendments - CAM18-00380 (PDF 764KB) 
2018 City Initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments - CAM18-00363
Part 1 (PDF 4.78MB)
- Part 2 (PDF 4.86MB)
Part 3 (PDF 4.96MB)
 July 23, 2018 Bridle Trails Neighborhood Plan (3.7MB)
Geologically Hazardous Area Chapter 85 Amendments - Final Action (2MB)
 July 12, 2018
  6:00 pm
Central Houghton Neighborhood Association's Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Town of Houghton becoming a part of the City of Kirkland.
Fire Station 22
6602 108th Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
   REVISED TIME - 6:00 pm 
 June 25, 2018
 May 28, 2018
 April 23, 2018 Code Update - Critical Areas - KZC 85 Geologically Hazardous Areas File No. CAM17-00681
Bridle Trails Neighborhood Plan Update File No. CAM18-00082 #5
Communication Strategy
 March 26, 2018
Joint meeting with Planning Commission 
 Geologically Hazardous Areas Update, File No. CAM17-00681 
 (PDF 1.3MB)
 Housing Strategy Plan, File No. PLN17-00011 (PDF 3.0MB)
 February 26, 2018  Temporary Signs Code Update, File No. CAM17-00419 (PDF 2.4MB)
 Neighborhood Plan Framework, File No. PLN18-00024 (PDF 1.1MB)
 January 22, 2018 Houghton/Everest Neighborhood Center Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Map and Zoning Code Amendments, File No. CAM16-02742 (PDF 8.5MB)
City Initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments, File No. CAM17-00395 (PDF 9.8MB)
Planning Work Program, File No. PLN18-00008 (PDF 1.2MB)
 January 11, 2018

Joint meeting with Planning Commission 

Amendments to Temporary sign and Permanent Off-Site Sign
Regulations File No. CAM17-00419
 (PDF 5.2MB)
Geologically Hazardous Area Code Updates, File No. CAM17-00681 (PDF 8.7MB)

See Past Houghton Community Council Agenda and Meeting Packets
    Other Meeting links:
- City Council Meeting information
- Transportation Commission Meeting information

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Planning & Building Department
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries:
Building Questions
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T. 425.587.3600 | F. 425.587.3232