2023 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Map Amendments


Chapter 36.70A of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW): Growth Management Act, authorizes the City of Blaine to amend its Comprehensive Plan and land use map once per year through the annual Docket process.  Blaine Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 16 administers this State authorization to continually evaluate and update local plans and policies.  

Table 1 provides an overview of items authorized by the City Council for inclusion in the 2023 Comprehensive Plan Docket of Amendments.

Table 1.  2023 Comprehensive Plan Docket (Resolutions 1912-23)

Amendment #TypeApplicantGeneral Description of Proposed AmendmentMore Information
Text and Map AmendmentCommunity Development ServicesRevise the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Map, as needed, to address development and programs and services in the Central Business District.

CPA-2-23Comprehensive Plan - Periodic Review UpdateCommunity Development Services
Pursuant to RCW 36.70A.130, the City is required to conduct a periodic update of its comprehensive plan and development regulations. The City of Blaine update is due in June 2025.

CPA-3-23Housing Action Plan
Community Development Services
The City received a $75,000 grant from the Department of Commerce to address housing affordability through a housing action plan.
See Project Page
CPA-4-23Utility Comprehensive Plans (Water, Power and Stormwater)
Public Works DepartmentThe Public Works Department is scheduled to initiate several utility plans in 2023, including for Water, Power and Stormwater.

CPA-5-23Transportation Chapter and Capital Facilities Update
Public Works Department
The Capital Facilities Element of the Comprehensive Plan will need to be updated to better align with the currently adopted budget, transportation improvement program, and updated Utility Comprehensive Plans.

CPA-6-23Zoning and Land Use Map Update
Community Development Services
The City processed an annexation in 2022, and the corresponding maps to be updated to reflect this newly annexed area.

CPA-7-23Zoning and Land Use Map Update
Citizen-Initiated RequestAmend zoning for 2619 Bell Road from RL, Residential Low Density to PC, Planned Commercial.
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Note: No longer being pursued
Comprehensive Plan Amendment to Highway Commercial Subzone A to authorize Government Offices
Community Development Services

Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Text Amendment to expand the list of uses authorized in the Highway Commercial Subzone A to allow government offices.