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Market, Norkirk, Highlands Plan and Market Street Corridor Plan Update

Market, Norkirk, Highlands Neighborhood Plan & Market Street Corridor Plan Update 2019-2020 
File No: CAM19-00112

Project Description
In 2019-2020, the City of Kirkland Planning and Building Department, in coordination with the neighborhood associations in each area, is tasked with updating the Market, Norkirk and Highlands Neighborhood Plans and Market Street Corridor Plan. The purpose of a neighborhood plan is to establish a vision for each neighborhood over the next 8-10 years in context with the citywide goals and policies in the Comprehensive Plan. 

Project Status November 2019
-Two Focus Group meetings have been completed 1) Market Street Corridor (PDF 301 kb) and 2) Single Family House Design (PDF 6.6MB). Conclusions from those groups are available in the grey box.
-June Workshop public comments are available in grey box.
-Spring survey Final Report and Appendix documents are available in grey box.
-Staff is working on Draft #1 of Plans incorporating public comments. 

Next Steps in 2020
-See revised schedule in grey box
-Dec -January Working Group meeting
-Jan-February Planning Commission study session to review and comment on Draft #1 Plans to incorporate into Draft #2  
-Spring- Public Hearing before Planning Commission.
-Commission makes a recommendation to City Council
-Mid year City Council adopts final Plans

The public involvement process for all Plans are being consolidated into one process to hear what people would like to see revised in their neighborhood plans. A joint Working Group was formed. Study sessions and a public hearing will be held with the Planning Commission. Based on public input, the Commission will make a recommendation on each plan to City Council for final adoption. For more information see the Neighborhood Planning Framework document.  

Check the City’s Public Meeting Calendar for Planning Commission study sessions or other public meetings.
Do you have a topic or issue that you would like the City and Planning Commission to study during the process? Submit your ideas with a brief description (in email or letter)  to Janice Coogan (contact information below). Topics may include such issues as: changes in land use or zoning, desired pedestrian or bicycle connections etc. 
-Submit written comments to the Planning Commission at 
-Sign up to receive emails on status of process in box above.
-For more information contact
: Janice Coogan, Kirkland Planning and Building Department or 425-587-3257.

Below are links to the existing neighborhood and corridor plans within the Comprehensive Plan:  

Market Neighborhood Plan

Norkirk Neighborhood Plan

Highlands Neighborhood Plan

Market Street Corridor Plan

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

General Inquiries:
Contact us via the: 
Our Kirkland Customer Service Portal
T. 425.587.3600 | F. 425.587.3232