Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is the "constitution" for future change throughout Lynnwood. It describes the long-term direction and vision for the growth and development of the community. The Plan asseses the issues and opportunites that Lynnwood will face over the next 20 years and discusses how the City and community might deal with the problems and make the most of opportunities.

The Plan includes "elements," or chapters, that address all physical components of the community, including such topics as land use, transportation, housing, parks, public facilities, and economic development. Each element includes goals, objectives and policies aimed at making our community better and more stable. Specific actions and programs that the City expects to perform in pursuit of its vision are also described in the plan.

To implement the Comprehensive Plan, the City relies on an assortment of land use, building and environmental regulations that are codified in the Lynnwood Municipal Code (LMC). As the "constitution" for land use and development in the City, the Comprehensive Plan provides an important foundation for regulations and for day-to-day planning and decision-making.

The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) requires that local governments such as Lynnwood periodically review and amend their comprehensive plans and development regulations. The City Council adopted the 2035 Comprehensive Plan on June 22, 2015. The information below includes all the documents that were adopted as part of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

All documents below are in Adobe .pdf format, get Adobe Reader online here.


Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us to comment or for more information about the Comprehensive Plan, public participation or the amendment process.

In Person:   Permit Center
    4114 198th St SW, Suite 7
    Lynnwood, WA 98036
By Phone:   (425) 670-5401
By Email:
By Mail:   City of Lynnwood
    Community Development
    PO Box 5008
    Lynnwood, WA 98046-5008