The City Council directs the land use policy and implementation efforts of the City through the plans, policies and development regulations that it adopts.
Comprehensive plans are the centerpiece of local planning efforts. A comprehensive plan articulates a series of goals, objectives, policies, actions, and standards that are intended to guide the day-to-day decisions of elected officials and local government staff.
Development regulations include a variety of land use regulations, such as those pertaining to zoning, subdivisions, critical areas, landscaping, planned unit development, signs, and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) procedures. Development regulations implement the goals and policies established in the Comprehensive Plan and are required to be consistent with adopted comprehensive plans.
The information below identifies existing Comprehensive Plans and development regulations, as amendments to these plans and regulations.
Through careful planning and the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan vision, we ensure Blaine continues to develop as a thriving community and a place where people really want to live, work and play.