Comprehensive Plan

2025 Update

Project News

Two virtual public information sessions scheduled - March 28

The sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 at 1:30 pm and 2:45 pm and will focus on population forecast and new housing requirements.

  • Session 1: 20-Year Population Forecast – Led by staff from the Office of Financial Management, information will include how OFM forecasts are created, what factors go into their consideration, and the accuracy of prior forecasts. 
  • Session 2: Housing Requirements for 2025 Comprehensive Plan Update - Led by staff from the Department of Commerce, information will be presented on the new housing requirements established by HB 1220 and codified in RCW 36.70A.070 that requires local governments to “plan and accommodate” for housing affordable to all income levels and how to examine racially disparate impacts, displacement and exclusion in housing policies and regulations, and recommended policies to address them.

The meeting will be held virtually via Webex. Details on how to join the meeting can be found on the project's meeting and event page. The meeting will also be carried live by CVTV on Channel 23. The meeting recording will be posted the next day.

Project Overview

Clark County is conducting a periodic review of its Comprehensive Plan (Plan) as required by the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA). The county is required to complete its update by June 30, 2025. The Plan, originally adopted in 1994 and last updated in 2016, is a long-range policy guide for how the county plans to manage growth and development over a twenty-year period. The GMA requires jurisdictions to periodically update their comprehensive plan and development regulations to bring them up to date with:

  • Changes to state law,
  • Land use changes,
  • Population growth projections, and
  • Housing projections.

The Comprehensive Plan guides County decisions related to land use; housing; capital facilities and utilities; rural and natural resources; transportation; economic development; parks, open space and recreation; schools; historic preservation; environment; community design; shoreline; and annexation.

The focal point of the County’s long-range planning is the County’s Comprehensive Plan and its Capital Facilities Plan which help with policy, financing and development regulation decisions over the 20-year period.

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Staff Contacts

Jacqui Kamp, Program Manager

Jose Alvarez, Planner III