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Code and Plan Amendment Projects

View adopted ordinances to be incorporated into Codes and/or Plans.  Past ordinances can be searched online.  Otherwise code amendment project information can be found below.

Planning staff periodically forwards miscellaneous code amendments to the Planning Commission for consideration.  These amendments are selected from an on-going list of issues, code interpretations, requests from the public, requests from City Council, and needs identified by staff.  The following are the miscellaneous code amendment project and interpretation pages:

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The following projects are currently in process and are part of the Planning Work Program approved by the City Council.

Cottage, Carriage and Two-, Three-Unit Homes (Missing Middle Housing) Code Amendments

Tree Code Amendments

Kingsgate Park and Ride - Transit Oriented Development Code Amendments

Holmes Point Neighborhood Code Amendments

Geologically Hazardous Area Code Amendments

Sustainability Master Plan

Temporary Sign and Off-Site Directional Code Amendments

Geo Hazard Mapping Initiative

2017-2018 Totem Lake Code Amendments

Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan

Comprehensive Plan Update

Kirkland2035The City did a complete update to the Comprehensive Plan that was adopted by City Council on December 8, 2015. View general information about the update process. 

The City does annual minor updates to make the Capital Facilities Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan consistent with any changes to the City's Capital Facilities Program. The annual update may include adoption of Citizen Amendment Requests studied earlier that year (see below).

The City periodically considers citizen amendment requests to amend the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code, and Zoning Map.  The next deadline for submitting citizen initiated amendment request applications is December 1, 2018.

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