This land use element has been developed in accordance with RCW 36.70A.070, the Growth Management Act, to address land uses for the City of Forks and the adjacent urban growth area. It represents the community’s policy plan for growth over the next 20 years. The land use element describes how the goals in the other plan elements will be implemented through land use policies and regulations, and is a key element in implementing the Comprehensive Plan.
The land use element has also been developed in accordance with the County-wide Planning Policies, and has been integrated with all other planning elements to ensure consistency throughout the Comprehensive Plan. The land use element specifically considers the general distribution and location of land uses, the appropriate intensity and density of land uses given current development trends, the protection of the quality and quantity of water supply, the provision of public services, and stormwater runoff.
The land use element includes:
•Inventory and Analysis
•Future Land Use Needs and Alternatives
•Goals, Objectives, and Policies