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North Highline Planning

North Highline Planning

A home for all King County planning and public engagement efforts in the urban unincorporated area of North Highline. 

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January 2021 Update

Over the past several months, the community has offered their opinions on what programs, services and projects they would like to be included on the North Highline Community Needs List.  A summary of those requests is available here:

North Highline Catalog of Community Requests

Thank you to everyone who has participated so far. The County will now spend January and February evaluating the requests and feedback. Then, a new round of community conversations will begin in order to establish priorities and determine costs and feasibility.

Your opinion is valuable, so if you have any additional comments, please use the space provided below.


Please share any additional ideas you have for the North Highline Community Needs List here.

Past Surveys

Community Needs List Survey - North Highline

In this survey, we have listed the ideas we have heard from the community for the North Highline (White Center) Community Needs List. We would like to know which ideas you would like to prioritize. 

North Highline Subarea Plan Survey

The North Highline Subarea Plan and Community Needs List will shape the future of the community. Make sure your voice is heard! 

Project Scoping

July - November 2020

Identify community needs

Department Vetting

December 2020 - February 2021

King County Departments review Community Needs lists and establish draft workplans. 

Skyway-West Hill and North Highline Anti-Displacement Strategies Report

Department of Community and Human Services and Department of Local Services are partnering on a study of concrete actions that King County can take to develop and retain affordable housing in Skyway-West...

January 30th: Anti-Displacement Recommendations Discussion

Help Create Recommendations for Preventing Displacement and increasing affordable housing in Skyway-West Hill and North Highline!

Join us for a virtual Anti-Displacement Recommendations Discussion on Saturday, January 30th, 2021 from 1:00pm-3:30pm. This will be a chance for community members to discuss and develop recommendations on the anti-displacement strategies in the report as well as additional recommendations, ideas, or strategies the County should consider.

To participate, please register HERE. Registration closes Jan 26th. 

October- December 2020: Anti-Displacement Workshop Series

In October 2020, we launched the Skyway-West Hill and North Highline Anti-Displacement Workshop series. This 3-part series explored strategies in the Skyway-West Hill and North Highline Anti-Displacement report and invited community members to dialogue and share thoughts, ideas, questions, and concerns. 76 community members participated in the live workshops.

If you missed the workshops, you can check out the recordings of each session on youtube!

August 2020: Anti-Displacement & Subarea Planning Phase II Projects Kick-Off!

Read a summary of community questions and feedback from our August 18 Kick-Off call here.

Learn about and provide direction on the North Highline and Skyway-West Hill Subarea Plans, Community Needs Lists, and Anti-Displacement Strategies Report. 


Sign up for e-mail updates about the North Highline Subarea Plan and Community Needs List here

Project Timeline

Information about the North Highline Land Use Subarea Plan (engagement completed July 2019 to March 2020) can be found here.

Past Plans

1977 Highline Community Plan

1981 Highline Community Plan - Area Zoning

1994 White Center Community Action Plan and Area Zoning

Questions? Contact David Goodman at [email protected]