The City of Bainbridge Island is undertaking its Comprehensive Plan Update in accordance with the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) governed by RCW 36.70A. Comprehensive Plans establish the vision for how a community wishes to grow, and the features it wishes to preserve for the next 20 years. For insight into the Growth Management Act's 25 year history and impact in Washington state, we recommend that you read GMA at 25: Looking Back, Looking Forwardby Joseph Tovar, FAICP.
You can also start the conversation now by using Community Voice. Periodically we'll ask you questions to help inform the process, or you can start your own discussion now.
New to the Comprehensive Plan Update process, or need a refresher? The podcast interview below between Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, Barry Peters and City of Bainbridge Island Planning Director, Kathy Cook provides an overview of the Growth Management Act and the requirements of the Comprehensive Plan update. You can also learn more about what to expect throughout the Navigate Bainbridge process by reviewing the information covered in our Comprehensive Plan Update 101.