Collaborative Roadmap Phase III

The Collaborative Framework Phase III project builds upon the findings, concepts and recommendations in recent state-funded reports to make recommendations to the Legislature on reforms to the state’s growth policy framework.

TImeline of the Collaborative Roadmap Phase III activies

Project Details

The above timeline shows Phase III of the Collaborative Roadmap. Starting in 2021, the Roadmap has engaged tribes and other interest groups to build off past studies and develop recommendations for updating the state’s growth policy framework. The graphic shows the timing for engagement during the 2022 legislative session before moving to post-session feedback and completion during the 2023 legislative session with final recommendations.  

Project Purpose

The Legislature has funded a series of projects to study and recommend changes to the “growth policy framework,” a collection of state laws that govern or influence the ways state agencies and local governments conduct planning, permitting, infrastructure, and environmental protection. In the current phase, a task force is working to provide recommendations to the Legislature on proposed reforms to the existing framework. This includes engaging with the following diverse range of perspectives.

  • Local governments
  • State agencies
  • Special districts
  • Real estate, building, and agricultural industries
  • Planning and environmental organizations
  • Tribal governments and other often excluded groups

Upcoming Task Force Meetings

Task Force Topics

2022 Web Survey Results

The project team developed a survey on the Department of Commerce website to collect input on these eight topics in the summer of 2022. Fifty-seven (57) people answered more than 30 questions about these eight topics, providing valuable perspectives and suggestions. The survey results (PDF) share these perspectives and highlights that will feed into our 2022-2023 recommendations to the Legislature.

Project Resources

Prior Studies

Completed Task Force Meetings and Materials

Key Topics

Need Help?

Dave Andersen, AICP
Managing Director
Dave.Andersen@Commerce.wa.gov
509-434-4491

Task Force Members