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Growth Management Services 

We assist communities in planning their future.


Links to the draft Building Cities in the Rain guidance and the Department of Ecology's draft companion guidance Stormwater Control Transfer Programs are available here:



Helpful Information on Growth Management Topics


GMA Periodic Update Information: Guidebook, Update Schedule Map, Sample Update Work Program, Example Resolutions and Ordinances, Checklists for Counties and Cities, Critical Areas Checklist, Good Examples

Map - Counties Mandated to Plan, Opting to Plan, and Planning Only Critical Areas & Resource Lands

Map - GMA Update Schedule 

 Planner's Update Newsletter: Tips and updates on current land use issues

Association of Washington Cities: GMA Comp Plan Conversation Starters -  These videos and discussion questions can help you update your GMA comprehensive plan and development regulations.

  Municipal Research and Services Center Planning Tools

  Washington State GMA population projections by counties

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