Deadline to submit MLT Comprehensive Plan amendment applications June 30

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City of MLT logoThe City of Mountlake Terrace has set the deadline to apply for changes in the city’s Comprehensive Plan, a long range plan that sets goals, policies and land use maps for the next 20 years.

Applications to amend the Comprehensive Plan in 2015 must be submitted by Monday, June 30, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. to Mountlake Terrace Interim City Hall, 6100-219th St. S.W., Suite 200. Application forms are available at Interim City Hall; an application fee applies.

Every 10 years the City is required to complete a major update to the Comprehensive Plan, with this current update due by the end of June, 2015. Applications submitted by June 30 of this year will be considered for adoption in conjunction with the major update in mid-2015.

The purpose of considering amendments to the citywide Comprehensive Plan is to ensure the plan reflects appropriate goals and policies for the community and is consistent with state laws, city officials stated. Proposed amendments may address changes to the Comprehensive Plan Map or to specific policies, in both the Comprehensive Plan and in subarea plans. Individuals can initiate amendments by application; the city’s Planning Commission and City Council may also initiate Comprehensive Plan amendment proposals through a separate process.

Any decision to amend the plan would be made by the City Council. Public hearings on Comprehensive Plan amendments are tentatively scheduled for spring of 2015.

While city officials expect no major changes is the Comprehensive Plan, minor updates to the city’s demographic and other statistical data, confirmation of environmental maps, updates to the six-year capital investment plan and transportation program, along with some housing and sustainability policies and other minor adjustments will likely be considered in the update process.

Those interested in receiving notifications from the City of Mountlake Terrace on the 2015 Comprehensive Plan update through email, Facebook or Twitter notifications or in learning more about the subject should visit this link or call the city’s Community and Economic Development Department at 425-744-6266.

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