The Community Development Department assists in developing, coordinating and implementing long range planning. This includes:

  • Updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan (2016 Comprehensive Plan).

    Please see information on the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Docket below.

  • Implementing specific project, strategic, or master plans as directed by the City Council.

  • Drafting and implements legislation and researching and analyzing areas of concern. Assignments include Grant Writing, population projections and census projection enumerations; electronic and non-electronic mapping for the city, and other assigned tasks and related activities.

  • Identifying issues, projects needs, and assisting in establishing policies to achieve declared goals.

  • Drafting Municipal Code amendments and helping to implement the Growth Management Act (GMA), State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and the State Shoreline Management Act (SMA).

  • Managing and operating the City’s Geographic Information System (GIS).

2020 Comprehensive Plan Docket

The City is currently undergoing it’s annual docketing process for the comprehensive plan. There are 7 staff driven proposed amendments:

Reference No. Proposed Amendment Proposal
2020-1 Vision and Users Guide Amendment to the vision statement
2020-2 Economic Development Element Addition of an Economic Development Element
2020-3 Future Land Use Map amendment  –  200th St & 1st Ave S Amending the Future Land Use Map designation from R-5 to NC.
2020-4 Future Land Use Map amendment –        1st Ave S Amending the Future Land Use Map designation along First Avenue from SW Normandy Road to the Belleme project to NC.
2020-5 Land Use  Element  Amend the Land-Use Element to reflect the proposed update to the Future Land Use Map, Critical Areas Ordinance Update, and Shoreline Master Program Update.
2020-6 Environmental Element Amend the Environmental Element to reflect the proposed updates to the Critical Areas Ordinance and Shoreline Master Program.
2020-7 Capital Facilities Amendment to the Capital Facilities Element is required to include the new civic center.


Proposed Schedule

  • November 9, 2019 – Community Outreach at City of Normandy Park Recreation Center
    • Introduction of Comprehensive Plan Basics, Amendments and Citizen Q&A.
  • November 20, 2019 – Comprehensive Plan Open House
    • City Staff and Planning Consultants to provide illustration of options for commercial zoning areas and discuss citizen preferences.
  • December 19, 2019 – Comprehensive Plan Roundtable
    • Staff, Planning Commission and citizen conversation about the comprehensive plan process and options for amending the 2019 proposals to be reconsidered in 2020.
  • January 1, 2020 – Comprehensive Plan Application Period Begins
  • January 17, 2020 – Comprehensive Plan Public Engagement Event
    • Coffee with Staff, citizens can schedule a time to meet with staff one on one or in small groups.
  • February 3, 2020 – 2020 Comprehensive Plan Application Period Ends
  • February 13, 2020 – Planning Commission Meeting
    • Review all applications for consideration on the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Docket.
    • Links to Meeting Agenda and Recording
  • March 10, 2020 – City Council Meeting
    • Review of applications and draft docket, recommended edits/revisions to city driven changes.
    • Links to Meeting Agenda and Recording
  • March 30, 2020 – SEPA Checklist, Determination and Department of Commerce Notice Complete
  • April 16, 2020 – Planning Commission Meeting
    • Review of the City Council finalized 2020 Docket, review of edited/revised amendments to be considered.
    • Links to Meeting Agenda and Recording
  • July 16, 2020 – Planning Commission Meeting 
    • Continued review and discussion of the 2020 Docket.
    • Link to Meeting Agenda
    • Link to Meeting Recording Coming Soon
  • August 14, 2020 – Joint Meeting between City Council and City Council 
    • Link to Meeting Agenda
    • Link to Meeting Recording Coming Soon
  • August 20, 2020 – Planning Commission Meeting
    • Public Hearing on the Docket.
    • Link to Meeting Agenda
  • September 17, 2020 – Planning Commission Meeting 
    • Second Public Hearing on the Docket.
  • October 15, 2020 – Planning Commission Meeting 
    • Commission to make their recommendation on the proposed amendments.
  • November 20, 2020 – City Council Meeting
    • First Reading of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Amendments Ordinance.
  • December 8, 2020 – City Council Meeting 
    • Second Reading and adoption of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Amendments Ordinance.

**Please note that the dates listed above are subject to change.