Growth management and land use
decision and influence system architecture...
The objective is to enable cross-functional alignment among key organizations. For this particular site, King County, Renton, and the Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council, along with key citizens organizations, are considered the initial focus.
One of six unincorporated area councils formally chartered and recognized by King County as part of its Citizen Participation Initiative. Four Creeks represents the citizens in the unincorporated area bounded roughly by Renton, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Maple Valley. More on FCUAC. . .
One of thirty some incorporated municipalities in King County, it surrounds the southern-most tip of Lake Washington. It is identified as the Potential Annexation City for a portion of unincorporated area that extends over a plateau east of the current city limits.
The most populous county in Washington State it surrounds Puget Sound including thirty some cities, including Seattle, and an additional xxxxx square miles of unincorporated area extending into the furthest west foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
In the last couple decade of the 20th century unprecedented land use legislation was enacted across the U.S.
In Washington State, this took the form of the Growth Management Act (GMA) which was passed in the early 1990's. It was followed by adjustments to the Comprehensive Plans of the counties, some required and some voluntary.
Initial adjustments to King County's Comprehensive Plan were begun in 1994.
The "Fringe" is the band of land that encompasses the Urban Growth Boundary. These areas, which include urban and rural areas, present unique challenges to creating and maintaining quality of life and preservation of character.
One such area is roughly bounded by Renton, Newcastle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Maple Valley and the adjacent unincorporated areas.
These pages are intended to capture key plan elements and artifacts for easy communication. The site should be considered working documents in different states of validity.
All theories require validation simply because, without it, they can become superstitions or, worse yet, accepted.
In this column you will find an outlined list of the entities for the subject area along with available links. For example, this column might contain a list of key roles, locations, or objectives.
Enough time has passed since the original flurry of activity around land use management in order to develop valid observations about the results being produced by the plans.
This means that, for the first time, a means of comparing Intended Results to Actual Outcomes is becoming available.
This is the ONLY reason this work is relevant.