Regional Growth Planning

The Puget Sound region is beginning the process to update the regional, county, and city plans for growth. The current focus of this process is being conducted by the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), which will inform growth plans developed by King County, and eventually Mercer Island.

PSRC is updating the regional plan for managing growth, known as VISION 2050. Forecasts show the region needs to plan for 1.8 million additional people and 1.2 million new jobs by 2050. VISION 2050 will inform countywide growth targets and city comprehensive plans.

City staff will update this page as the regional growth planning process progresses.


The Puget Sound region is beginning the process to update the regional, county, and city plans for growth. The current focus of this process is being conducted by the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), which will inform growth plans developed by King County, and eventually Mercer Island.

PSRC is updating the regional plan for managing growth, known as VISION 2050. Forecasts show the region needs to plan for 1.8 million additional people and 1.2 million new jobs by 2050. VISION 2050 will inform countywide growth targets and city comprehensive plans.

City staff will update this page as the regional growth planning process progresses.


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Comments related to VISION 2050 and the draft SEIS will be shared with the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC).

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Our CC majority, in forcing high-urban-population-density on the town center and neighborhoods of Mercer Island, are systematically degrading the quality of life in this community and destroying the qualities that made Mercer Island an attractive place to reside. Thanks to the likes of Bertlin, Grauz, and Bassett and their allies on the current CC, short-platting and upzoning in my neighborhood has caused the destruction of most middle-class housing and a plethora of cookie cutter, Grey-Poupon Mini-Mansions crammed together in my neighborhood. It is having a disastrous impact on our existing businesses in the town center, and causing the increase of traffic gridlock in the TC. It has caused the increase in my taxes, destroyed what was once a spacious, tree-lined ambiance in my neighborhood, and completely altered the character of the neighborhood with the introduction of massive three-story box houses. Responsibility for that damage rests 100% with the liberal ideologues on the Mercer Island City Council and their corrupt appointees on the city planning commission. I hope the next three story boxes that get constructed on MI gets built on either side of YOUR homes.

Madrona Crest 23 days ago
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