Comprehensive Planning in Port Angeles
2017 Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Comprehensive Plan + Appendices
Planning Commission Staff Report
Appendix A - 2019 Track Changes Document
Appendix B - Clean Copy of Final Recommendation: Comprehensive Plan
Appendix C - Comprehensive 2019 Recommended Policy Changes
Appendix D - 2018 Track Changes Document
Appendix E - 2019 Policy Change Typology
Appendix F - Chapter Synopses
Appendix G - Planning Commission Review Schedule
The Planning Commission has recommended City Council adopt four separate amendments to the Comprehensive Plan as a part of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Cycle. A public hearing on the amendments will be held June 4, 2019 at the regular City Council Meeting:
Amendment 1. Inclusion of the AIA SDAT study into the Comprehensive Plan’s vision.
The AIA SDAT (American Institute of Architects Sustainable Design Assessment Team) study provided an alternative approach to prioritize the City’s Capital Facilities Plan to improve the vitality of downtown and gateway corridor from the eastern city limit along Highway 101. The study reviewed Port Angeles’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to operationalize local economic development and investment and provide a higher quality of life for all Port Angeles residents. City Council has tasked Staff to include the SDAT plan as an integral part of the Comprehensive Plan’s guiding vision.
Amendment 2. Staff edits for document accuracy and clarity in the Table of Contents, Chapter 1: Introduction, and Comprehensive Plan Appendices. (2017-18 Amendment Cycle)
This work includes review of the plan for grammatical accuracy; the accuracy of place names, organizations, and other titles; removal or revision of policies for accuracy and prioritization; and revision of the Implementation Matrix to update project dates and completion.
Amendment 3. Inclusion of Performance Measure Metrics for each City Department (2017-18 Amendment Cycle)
Each City Department has been tasked with creating metrics to measure performance based on Comprehensive Plan policies and the Implementation Matrix.
Amendment 4. Suggested edits to the Plan’s Policies by the Planning Commission in both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Amendment Cycles.
The Planning Commission was asked by the Director to provide constructive and detailed feedback on the Comprehensive Plan. This included a thorough review of the Plan’s vision to ensure it is clearly articulated through the policies; measuring progress towards meeting the Plan’s vision; and a review of policies to ensure policies are well articulated, in the correct element of the Plan, and which should be a matter of priority.
2019 Housing Action Plan (AKA Housing Needs Assessment)