Long Range Planning

With the input from you the public, the Planning Commission, Parks Board, and City Council, this team of planners look to the future to prepare the city’s land use plans and municipal code amendments for future development. See the 2020 Work Plan here.

Special Plans


Subarea Plans

Waterfront Residential Task Force

City currently accepting volunteers and nominations through June 30 for Waterfront Residential Task Force.

Starting in July, the city will be exploring zoning regulations to allow appropriate multifamily development within the Waterfront Residential zoning district. The city is now recruiting for a nine to 11-member Waterfront Task Force that will meet monthly for 4-5 meetings (July-November). If you would like to volunteer or nominate someone for the task force, please contact Senior Planner David Levitan (dlevitan@lakestevenswa.gov or 425-622-9425) by 5 pm on Tuesday, June 30. For more information on the task force, see the press release.

A formal application is not required, but please include some information on why you are interested in serving on the task force.

Code Development

The city is currently developing several codes to implement the comprehensive plan, related special plans, and state law. Click on the projects below to learn more about them.

  1. COVID-19
  2. TEMPORARY SIGNS
  3. FEMA ZONING CODE UPDATE

The city of Lake Stevens is proposing interim regulations to allow permit extensions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Code Development Process
Draft RegulationsPublic Notice
Interim RegulationsPublic Hearing City Council