The Mukilteo Comprehensive Plan (2015-2035)
The Mukilteo City Council adopted an updated Comprehensive Plan on October 5, 2015 (amended February 1, 2021, and June 4, 2018). This update meets the Growth Management Act requirement to update plans at least every 8 years.
Work on the update began with a strategic vision of what Mukilteo’s guiding land use document should look like, including an extensive outreach effort in the community. Staff, Planning Commission, and Council strived to ensure the document represents Mukilteo’s values.
The next major periodic Comprehensive Plan update is due in June 2024.
Comprehensive Plan Amendments – Annual Docket Process
Each year, the City of Mukilteo reviews its Comprehensive Plan to determine if updates are needed or desired. Residents and other interested parties have the opportunity as part of this process to propose amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and development regulations (e.g. zoning code, critical areas code). This process is referred to as “docketing,” and provides the opportunity to get involved in the long-term planning of the City.
The annual docket process is typically opened at the end of the calendar year and extends into the beginning of the following year. The docket process ensures everyone has the opportunity to be involved in planning and shaping the City. The process is as follows:
- The annual docket process is open to the public. Applications submitted at no cost during the application period constitute the “Preliminary” docket.
- Following the close of the application period, City Council holds a public hearing to review the “Preliminary” docket proposals.
- After holding the hearing and considering public testimony, City Council then decides which applications will be placed on the “Final” docket. Placement on the “Final” docket is not approval of the application but means that the proposal merits further evaluation.
- Applicants whose proposals are placed on the “Final” docket by City Council may then submit a formal application with any applicable fees.
- “Final” docket applications are then reviewed by city staff and the Mukilteo Planning Commission.
- The Planning Commission holds a public hearing on the “Final” docket applications, considers public testimony, and makes a recommendation to City Council whether the docket request(s) should or should not be approved.
- City Council holds a public hearing and makes a final decision on whether the request(s) on the “Final” docket are or are not approved.
This process can take a year or more to complete, depending on the number and complexity of the “Final” docket requests.
Anyone can apply during the annual docket window. Please see the Land Use Action Notices webpage for information on the current docket as well as applications from prior years.
If you have questions, please contact Senior Planner Linda Ritter by email or by phone at (425) 263-8043.
Where Can I Learn More About Comprehensive Planning?
- The Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) is an excellent resource for learning about planning and the Growth Management Act:
- Snohomish County Comprehensive Plan
- Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Vision 2050