Comprehensive Plan Amendments


Sumner’s Comprehensive Plan lays out the community’s vision for how we will live, work, get around, and grow over the next 20 years. The Plan contains goals, policies and maps that identify environmental, social, and economic priorities for the future. The various chapters address land use, housing, transportation, and capital facilities. State law only allows the comprehensive plan to be amended once a year with major updates coming every 10 years. This year the City is opening the Plan for community discussion and potential revisions. These revisions may also include changes to the the city's zoning. Zoning within the City controls where commercial, housing, and industry can be located. A major aspect of this year’s amendments is to update the East Sumner Neighborhood Plan, generally the area within a few blocks of the YMCA.

The City wants to hear from the community and this page on Sumner Connects will contain all the important dates for meetings, public comment opportunities and relevant documents.

We will also be keeping the community informed and engaged through:

  • The City’s weekly e-news and quarterly newsletter
  • The City’s social media pages
  • Formal public hearing notices on the City website

Remember that comment periods will have opening and closing dates, so you’ll want to check for updates right here on Sumner Connects.


Sumner’s Comprehensive Plan lays out the community’s vision for how we will live, work, get around, and grow over the next 20 years. The Plan contains goals, policies and maps that identify environmental, social, and economic priorities for the future. The various chapters address land use, housing, transportation, and capital facilities. State law only allows the comprehensive plan to be amended once a year with major updates coming every 10 years. This year the City is opening the Plan for community discussion and potential revisions. These revisions may also include changes to the the city's zoning. Zoning within the City controls where commercial, housing, and industry can be located. A major aspect of this year’s amendments is to update the East Sumner Neighborhood Plan, generally the area within a few blocks of the YMCA.

The City wants to hear from the community and this page on Sumner Connects will contain all the important dates for meetings, public comment opportunities and relevant documents.

We will also be keeping the community informed and engaged through:

  • The City’s weekly e-news and quarterly newsletter
  • The City’s social media pages
  • Formal public hearing notices on the City website

Remember that comment periods will have opening and closing dates, so you’ll want to check for updates right here on Sumner Connects.

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  • How would changes in zoning for the Knutson Farms affect the parks plan for underserved neighborhood?

    Josh asked 4 months ago

    That area is identified in the 2018 Sumner Parks and Trails Plan as needing a future park.   A change in zoning for the site doesn’t really change the need for a park; whatever the zone, any future development is required to address system-wide parks impacts and Parks Plan policies.  If the density on the site is increased, it means the developer will have to do that much more to show how the correct amount of open space is provided to serve residents and to address added impacts to the parks system.  The specifics of how that all happens won’t be fully determined at the rezone stage, but will occur more at the time of future development.