Comprehensive Plan

Snoqualmie 2032 

Snoqualmie 2032 is an official 20-year plan adopted by the Snoqualmie City Council to protect the health, welfare, and quality of life for Snoqualmie residents and businesses. The plan describes the city that residents wish to leave to future generations and helps coordinate City departments under a common vision.

The City of Snoqualmie Comprehensive Plan was first adopted in 1983, with major updates in 1994, 2006, and - most recently - 2014. 

Citizen input helped guide the proposed goals, policy, and vision of the City of Snoqualmie Comprehensive Plan: Snoqualmie 2032.

Integration of City Goals & Policies

City goals and policies are organized into Comprehensive Plan elements (or chapters), some of which are required by the Growth Management Act (GMA) in Washington State. Under the GMA, plans must address land use, housing, capital facilities, utilities, and transportation. 

Snoqualmie 2032 addresses those elements as well as elements for community character and the environment, with a separate Open Space Parks and Recreation plan and a separate Shoreline Master Program. 

The Comprehensive Plan also guides development regulations in the Snoqualmie Municipal Code, carrying out City policy and implementation programs.

Plan Amendments Are Allowed

The Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process is an opportunity to propose changes to the Comprehensive Plan, zoning code, or development regulations per Snoqualmie Municipal Code (SMC) Title 21. Amendment proposals usually address changing conditions or emerging issues and may include changes to policies or allowed land uses. Note that zoning code and other development regulations may be amended at any time, as established by SMC 21.30.

The Growth Management Act limits the City to amending the Comprehensive Plan only once a year, and requires the City to consider proposals concurrently to consider their cumulative effect. This is accomplished by assembling a docket (or list) of suggested changes to evaluate them within a citywide context and available for public review.

How to Propose an Amendment

Any individual, organization, business, or group may propose a Comprehensive Plan amendment. 

  • Proposed amendments must be submitted by October 31 of each year to be considered in the following annual period (November 1 to October 31),
  • Proposals as of October 31 of each year not adopted in the following 12-month period are not carried forward unless resubmitted. 

It is recommended to use the provided docket form to help the City appropriately track and consider recommendations.

Guide to Amendment Process
Docket Form (2018)

The Planning Commission considers the proposals, holds public hearings, and seeks public comment on the docket following staff review, and makes recommendations on proposed amendments. 

The City Council then reviews recommendations as a package and votes to accept or deny them.

Public comment on proposed amendments may be provided in any of the following ways.