Comprehensive Plan

2015 – 2035 City of Lake Stevens Comprehensive Plan

The Lake Stevens Comprehensive Plan considers issues that will affect the city over the next 5, 10 or 20 years and adopts specific growth targets for population, housing and employment. Specifically, the plan addresses how the city will house a growing population; balance a developing employment sector and revitalize its shopping districts; while providing for public roads, utilities and other infrastructure and services; and ensuring the community continues to enjoy a clean safe environment to work and play.

The last major update to the Comprehensive Plan was completed in 2015, as adopted by Ordinance 937. The city is allowed to amend the Comprehensive Plan once a year through its annual Comprehensive Plan docket, with the most recent update being completed in December 2020 via Ordinance 1105

2024 Comprehensive Plan

The last major update to the Comprehensive Plan was completed in 2015. Throughout the next year we will develop new updates for completion at the end of 2024. A city’s comprehensive plan must be updated every 10 years to comply with state law. The plan should also respond to the significant changes Lake Stevens has gone through over the past decade.

For additional information, please view the Comprehensive Plan Update and the elements that impact the entirety of the city.  As a way to engage our citizens and consumers, we have created a community survey for the public to share their opinion!

Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map

Land Use Map (through Ordinance 1105)

Cover and Table of Contents


Table of Contents

Executive Summary


Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 – Land Use Element

Chapter 3 – Housing Element

Chapter 4 – Environment and Natural Resources Element

Chapter 5 – Parks, Recreation and Open Space Element

Chapter 6 – Economic Development Element

Chapter 7 - Public Services and Utilities Element

Chapter 8 – Transportation Element

Chapter 9 – Capital Facilities Element


Appendices A - G