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December 21, 2016

Board of Commissioners sets docket for 2017 Comprehensive Plan amendments

The Skagit County Board of Commissioners recently adopted a resolution establishing the annual docket of amendments to the 2017 Comprehensive Plan.

The Washington State Growth Management Act allows any interested person to suggest amendments to Skagit County’s Comprehensive Plan policies, map, or development regulations. The County accepts suggestions each year through the last business day of July. This year, the County received 15 different suggestions from the public and added three to the docket to consider including:

  • Require permanent protection of CaRD open space on Guemes Island consistent with the Guemes Subarea Plan
  • Rezone Rural Reserve land on South Fidalgo Island to a new zone called South Fidalgo Rural Residential
  • Redesignate two Port-owned properties from Aviation-Related (AVR) to Bayview Ridge Light Industrial (BR-LI)

Notably, the Commissioners declined to docket an amendment that proposed to establish a fully contained community near the Avalon golf course; that proposal was deferred for consideration and possible inclusion in the 2018 annual docket.

Find more information about the proposed amendments online at www.skagitcounty.net/2017cpa. For questions or more details, please contact Assistant Planning Director Ryan Walters at rrwalters@co.skagit.wa.us or 360-416-1319.