Draft VISION 2050 available for public comment

3 months ago

The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has released the draft VISION 2050 plan for public review and comment. VISION 2050 is the regional guide for managing growth to support thriving communities, a strong economy and a healthy environment. Forecasts show the region needs to plan for another 1.8 million people, reaching a population of 5.8 million by 2050. The draft plan is a regional strategy for how and where we grow through 2050. The plan contains the region's multicounty planning policies and actions which will guide local planning for accommodating growth.

VISION 2050 has an ambitious goal of attracting 65% of population growth to the region’s growth centers and high-capacity transit station areas, leveraging investments in public transit throughout the region. Growth in more compact, walkable, transit-served locations will help reduce environmental impacts, lessen congestion, and improve health outcomes while creating vibrant, attractive neighborhoods where people can live, work, and play.

The public comment period will be open until Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:00pm (comment here). PSRC has provided a number of ways to learn about the draft VISION 2050 plan and provide feedback, including public workshops that will be held in Bellevue on August 12 and in Seattle on August 13.


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