Provide your feedback on the Draft One Seattle Comprehensive Plan

The Draft One Seattle Plan — a strategy for where and how the city will grow and invest in communities over the next two decades — is out.

A view of Seattle's waterfront from across the bay.

The One Seattle Plan will shape how our city grows.

Photo by Garrett Morrow

On Tuesday, March 5, Mayor Harrell released the Draft One Seattle Comprehensive Plan: a long term vision and road map for the city’s growth over the next two decades and beyond.

We’re breaking down the plan’s major points and sharing how you can provide your feedback.

Four key moves

All of the plan’s various goals and policies fall under the umbrella of one of these four main topics, which were identified based on feedback from community members and stakeholders:

  • Housing and affordability
  • Equity and opportunity
  • Community and neighborhoods
  • Climate and sustainability

Key takeaways

The 197-page plan covers a lot of ground; here are a few of the key takeaways:

  • Creation of ~100,000 new housing units over the next 20 years.
  • An emphasis on new types of housing across the city — including duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, sixplexes, and cottage housing. In particular, the plan focuses on bringing “missing middle housing” to every neighborhood in line with new state requirements.
  • Expanding the city’s base of income-restricted affordable housing + implementing anti-displacement strategies.
  • Designating 24 new Neighborhood Centers with added housing capacity close to businesses and amenities.
  • Opportunities for expansion and growth near major public transit centers and established communities.
  • Commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 by investing in transportation, walking, and biking; protecting rural farms; and more.
Screenshot of a webpage that shows the plan's housing section, with a pop-up box pulled up with a section for people to provide comments.

The release of the draft plan kicks off a 60-day public comment period.

How to provide feedback

Want to make your voice heard? There are a few ways that Seattleites can comment on the One Seattle plan during the 60-day public comment period.

Using the draft plan’s engagement hub, you can jump to different sections of the draft — like land use, transportation, and housing — and make a comment right within the draft by clicking on a section you’d like to reference. Locals are also welcome to send feedback via email.

Prefer to share your thoughts in-person? The city will host multiple One Seattle Plan open houses through May.