The Subarea Plan is a 20-year plan that outlines a vision for the community and policies to help achieve that vision.  This plan is for the Snoqualmie Valley and Northeast King County. The topics covered can span many subjects, including: land use/zoning, housing, transportation, open space/parks, rural character, economic development, and climate change/hazard mitigation and resilience.

About the plan

The Department of Local Services is ramping up our work with Snoqualmie Valley and Northeast King County communities to develop a Subarea Plan that establishes a long range vision, and policies to implement the vision.  Throughout 2021 and early 2022 we conducted introductory meetings with representatives of communities and organizations throughout the service area to help get the word out. We are now at a point where we need to start visioning and scoping. Please see the updated timeline to the right (or below if on a mobile device). Below are some opportunities to participate.


Opportunities to provide input

Subarea Plan Visioning and Scoping Kickoff Event Results - Survey closed, more to come

During the May 24th virtual kickoff event attendees gave their thoughts on a vision and scope for the subarea plan through contributing to several word clouds. We then had an online survey for over a month open for those who could not attend, which closed July 6th.  Please click the Blue Participate Button below to review folks thoughts on a vision and scope, as well as word clouds resulting from the live meeting.  King County staff are currently coalescing this and other sources of input to share draft concepts on a plan vision, scope and guiding principles for you to review shortly.

Also for those who were unable to attend, the video is available for you to view on Facebook here:  May 24th Kickoff Event Video

Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County Subarea Plan - Visioning/Scoping Kickoff Feedback Survey

A chance for those who could not attend the May 24 kickoff event to provide feedback


Northeast King County Subarea Plan Feedback Map

Please click the link above, follow the instructions and provide your feedback by creating points with attributes at any place on the map within the project area.  For a tutorial on how to use this map please view this video created by Fall City community member Jason Refsland, below.




Other related planning efforts...

Community Needs List

In addition to the Subarea Plan the Department of Local Services is in the process of creating a Community Needs List for unincorporated areas, including the Snoqualmie Valley - Northeast King County Community Service Area.  The Community Needs List is a community-identified list of service, program, and capital improvement projects that the County will implement. We have taken feedback you provided in the survey that took place in 2020 and 2021 and created an initial catalogue of community requests. Please continue your input by contributing to these questions which were created from previous input -


Countywide Comprehensive Plan

King County has also begun the 2024 update of its Comprehensive Plan, a key policy document that guides how growth and development in unincorporated King County will occur over the next 20 years. The focus of this update will be on climate, housing, and anti-racist/pro-equity policies. For more information about the Comprehensive Plan and how to get involved, please go to


Please feel free to email Jesse about this Subarea Plan by clicking the email to the right (or below if on a mobile device)



Jesse Reynolds

[email protected] | 206-477-4237 

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