Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is the guiding document for future change throughout Lynnwood. It describes the long-term direction and vision for the growth and development of the community. The Plan assesses the issues and opportunities that Lynnwood will face over the next 20 years.

The Plan includes elements to address all physical components of the community, including 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.

The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) requires local governments to 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.

SEPA Environmental Documents

The Comprehensive Plan is a non-project action that is evaluated through the SEPA process.  Below are adopted SEPA threshold determinations for Comprehensive Plan documents.

2015 Update of the Lynnwood Comprehensive Plan - Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS)(PDF, 406KB)

 2016 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments  - Determination of Nonsiginificance (DNS)(PDF, 2MB)


Comprehensive Plan Update

Per RCW 36.70A.130, the City of Lynnwood is required to periodically update its comprehensive plan and development regulations. The last major update the City completed was in 2015, with minor amendments occurring annually.

The comprehensive plan and zoning code updates are required to be completed by June 2024. The process to update the Comprehensive Plan will begin in 2021, and will take approximately three years to complete. 

The comprehensive plan and zoning code shall be updated based on requirements from the state Department of Commerce (DOC), Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) VISION 2050 and Snohomish Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs).

Public Notice: 2021 Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan(PDF, 70KB)

Questions? Contact the Planning Division at or 425-670-5400