Woodinville needs to find room for more than 2,000 more housing units and 4,000 more jobs in the next 20 years, according to state and county growth targets.
The city held a public meeting on Nov. 13 to discuss updating the Comprehensive Plan, which guides development and growth in Woodinville over a 20-year period. Although few members of the public attended, the city staff, members of the planning commission, and consultants working on updating the Comprehensive Plan began discussing housing, jobs, transportation and the city’s Vision Statement.
Citizens can still give their input by filling out the survey found at ci.woodinville.wa.us.
"In the year 2015, Woodinville is a safe, friendly, family-oriented community that supports a successful balance of neighborhoods, parks and recreation, tourism, and business," the current statement, which was written around 2000, reads. "We have preserved our Northwest woodland character, our open space, and our clean environment. We have enhanced our ability to move freely throughout the community by all modes of travel. Woodinville is a pleasant place in which to live, work, play, and visit, with a compact, inviting downtown that is attractive and functional."
What parts of the vision statement has Woodinville already accomplished? What goals should the city keep working on? Which parts aren’t important anymore?Read more ...