Why Canyon Park?
With its high-tech and bio-tech companies, Canyon Park employs thousands of people. The Puget Sound Regional Council has identified Canyon Park an appropriate location for population and employment growth due to a number of factors including:
- access to regional transportation systems
- significant existing employment and
- the potential for additional employee and population growth
City Council 12/15/2020 Action
- Council Adopted Subarea Plan (PDF)
- Council Adopted Plan Ordinance (PDF)
- Council Adopted Development Regulations (PDF)
- Council Adopted Planned Action Ordinance (PDF)
- Final Planned Action EIS (PDF)
- Public Comments letters submitted as of 12/16/2020 (PDF)
Growth Management Hearings Board Decision
Draft Subarea Plan Update Survey
- Summary of August 6, 2020 Open House (PDF)
- Survey Results (PDF)
- August 6, 2020 Open House PowerPoint Presentation
- The open house video presentation is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb_Z2tGnXa0put
Subarea Plan and Preferred Alternative Information
- Planning Commission Memo - Preferred Alternative - March 4, 2020 (PDF)
- Power Point Presentation - March 4, 2020 (PDF)
- Draft Market Study and Proforma Analysis - May 2020 (PDF)
- Planning Commission Memo – Subarea Plan Part 1 – June 17, 2020 (PDF)
- Power Point Presentation - June 17, 2020
- Planning Commission Memo - Subarea Plan Part 2 – July 1, 2020 (PDF)
- Power Point Presentation - July 1, 2020
- TDR SEPA Docs 05-16-2023 (PDF)
- Addendum to Draft PAEIS - July 9, 2020 (PDF)
- Draft PAEIS - Volume 1-DEIS - December 6, 2019 (PDF)(Slow to load due to PDF size)
- Draft PAEIS - Volume 2-Appendices - December 6, 2019 (PDF)(Slow to load due to PDF size)
- Canyon Park PADEIS Notice of Availability (PDF)
- Draft Planned Action Environmental Impact Statements – Review (PDF)
- Canyon Park EIS Scoping Notice (PDF)
- Canyon Park EIS Scoping Document and Fact Sheet (PDF)
Why a new vision for the Canyon Park Regional Growth Center?
- Population and employment growth is occurring at a rapid pace. It is better to have a plan for this growth that reflects the community’s character.
- The Canyon Park Regional Growth Center currently has 1,400 people (787 households) and more than 10,000 employees. There are plans for 4,454 more people in 2,743 households and an additional 753 jobs.
- The Canyon Park area was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s and it is time for an update to reflect today’s needs for housing and employment
Why is the Canyon Park Regional Growth Center important for the City?
- Regional Growth Centers (RGCs) provide opportunities for businesses and employers to start, grow or locate businesses close to existing housing and services.
- The Canyon Park RGC is near major freeways, highways and arterials (Interstate 405; state routes 522, 202, 527 and 524; and 228th Street SE).
- The Canyon Park RGC designation helps the City get federal and state funds to pay for local road improvements.
What are Regional Growth Centers?
- The State of Washington Growth Management Act contains a goal to accommodate the majority of population and employment growth within designated urban areas and direct growth away from rural or natural resource lands.
- The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has adopted a Regional Comprehensive Plan called the VISION 2040 Plan that designates a portion of the Canyon Park area as a Regional Growth Center.
- Regional Growth Centers must accommodate certain minimum ‘activity levels’ (population + employment). The Canyon Park RGC does not currently meet these levels.
Canyon Park Vision Report
The Vision Report was possible because a diverse group of stakeholders, including property owners, business owners, employees, residents and members of the general public came together and provided input that helped craft the vision for the area. Thank you to everyone who participated.