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Development Patterns

The physical form, location, and servicing of development throughout Snohomish County are vitally important if we are to achieve livable places that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially responsible for the long-term future. The following countywide planning policies (CPPs) provide guidance for concentrating growth into existing Urban Growth Areas (UGAs), and ensuring that such growth occurs in a variety of healthy, accessible and well-designed communities that are connected with an efficient transportation network.

Development Patterns Goal

The cities, towns, and Snohomish County will promote and guide well-designed growth into designated urban areas to create more vibrant urban places while preserving our valued rural and resource lands.

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