City of Mukilteo to offer Planning 101 workshop June 12

May 28, 2014

Have you ever asked yourself “Why did the city approve that development?” or wondered “What is a Comprehensive Plan, and why does it seem to be so important?”

The city is offering a free workshop called Planning 101 from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 12 at Mukilteo City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way.

This workshop will cover basic information of how Comprehensive Plans and development regulations work together to implement the adopted vision of the city.

Time will also be set aside to provide participants the opportunity to offer their vision and/or suggestions for the future of Mukilteo to planning staff.

The state requires cities to update their Comprehensive Plans and development regulations periodically, looking into the future 20 years. Mukilteo is updating its plan by next June, looking forward to 2035, with the frame of “Moving Mukilteo Forward – 2035.”

Moving Mukilteo Forward – 2035 will examine how the city allocates land for all land uses, from single family residential homes to heavy manufacturing; how it manages traffic; how it plans for future infrastructure needs like roads, sidewalks, bike lanes, parks, and storm water facilities; and how the city provides recreation, police and fire services.

“Understanding how land use laws affect a city’s growth and development can be difficult at best and at times very confusing,” said Mayor Jennifer Gregerson.

“I encourage all city residents to participate in Moving Mukilteo Forward – 2035 by attending an educational workshop, and by sharing their thoughts and ideas.”

If you can’t make the meeting, don’t worry. It is still early in the city’s public outreach process and there will be more opportunities to participate. An online survey is available at http://www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us/Page.asp?NavID=304, where you can provide your comments.

City planners will also be setting up informational tables from now until the end of summer at local gatherings so you can interact directly with the staff working on the update and take the same survey being offered online.

Contact the Planning Department with any questions at 425-263-8000 or email movingmukilteoforward@ci.mukilteo.wa.us.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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