Comprehensive Plan

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The Comprehensive Plan is the City’s "roadmap to the future." It contains a future land use map, and goals and policies that provide guidance to the City as we grow and change to meet the demands of a growing region.

Comprehensive Plan News 

2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendments Adopted
On November 26, 2019, City Council Adopted the 2019 Final Docket amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.  For more information, click the following link to the project website:  Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process.

Comprehensive Plan Background and Links to Plan
The State Growth Management Act requires that cities plan for future growth. SeaTac's Comprehensive Plan outlines the City's policy with respect to growth in each of the following areas:

Comprehensive Plan
  • Land Use
  • Housing and Human Services
  • Transportation
  • Capital Facilities
  • Utilities
  • Community Design
  • Economic Vitality
  • Environment
  • Parks, Recreation and Open Space



In addition to the City's growth policies, demographic and other background information pertaining to SeaTac is provided in the Background Reports.

Comprehensive Plan Map
The Comprehensive Plan Map sets land use policy by establishing areas of the City for residential use, commercial use, etc. Where these categories differ from the current zoning, the Comprehensive Plan establishes a potential for a property to be rezoned, if owners apply for a rezone, and required conditions can be met.

Current Comprehensive Plan (Adopted November 26, 2019).
The SeaTac Comprehensive Plan consists of ten chapters ("elements").  Each element is linked below.  A series of related Background Reports contains demographic information (Housing and Human Services Background Report), information about population and employment forecasts (Land Use Background Report) and other factual information supporting the Plan's policies.


Introduction and Framework
Introduction and Framework Goals and Policies & Glossary
Introduction and Framework Background Report

Land Use Element
Land Use Goals, Policies and Implementation Strategies
Land Use Background Report

Housing and Human Services Element
Housing & Human Services Goals, Policies and Implementation Strategies
Housing & Human Services Background Report

Transportation Element
Transportation Goals, Policies and Implementation Strategies
Transportation Background Report
Transportation Master Plan

Capital Facilities Element
Capital Facilities Goals, Policies and Implementation Strategies
Capital Facilities Background Report (including Capital Facilities Plan [CFP])

Utilities Element
Utilities Goals, Policies and Implementation Strategies

Utilities Background Report

Community Design Element
Community Design Goals, Policies and Implementation Strategies
Community Design Background Report

Economic Vitality Element
Economic Vitality Goals, Policies and Implementation Strategies
Economic Vitality Background Report

Environment Element (includes Shoreline Policies)
Environment Goals, Policies and Implementation Strategies
Environment Background Report

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Element
Parks, Recreation and Open Space Goals, Policies and Implementation Strategies
Parks, Recreation and Open Space Background Report
Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan 2008

Subarea Plans
SeaTac’s Comprehensive Plan also includes three Subarea Plans, which are like Comprehensive Plans in that they address a variety of topics (e.g., land use, transportation, urban design) but apply to a specific geographic area of the City. SeaTac’s three adopted Subarea Plans are:
• The City Center Plan, adopted December, 1999.  Note: Portions of the City Center Plan were amended through the 2010 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process.
• The S. 154th St. Station Area Action Plan, adopted December, 2006
• The Angle Lake District Station Area Plan, adopted July 28, 2015

Copies of the Comprehensive Plan
Copies of the Comprehensive Plan and Plan Map are available for viewing or purchase at the Department of Community and Economic Development, or contact Kate Kaehny at




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