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Urban Growth Areas for King County

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Layer name: URBAN_GROWTH
Subject category: planning
Title: Urban Growth Areas for King County
Feature Count: 11
Feature Type: Polygon
Abstract: Current King County Urban Growth Area Boundaries. The Comprehensive Plan designates an UGA which includes areas and densities sufficient to permit the urban growth that is projected to occur in the County for the succeeding 20-year period. Layer is created in reference to King County ordinances that established and amended the Urban Growth Areas. The main point of refference is the cadastral layer maintained by King County Department of the Assessor.
Purpose: The Growth Management Act requires King County's Comprehensive Plan to designate an Urban Growth Area; where most future urban growth and development is to occur to limit urban sprawl; enhance open space; protect rural areas and more efficiently use human services; transportation and utilities.
Status: In work
Updated: Annually
Time period of content: (single date,as YYYYMMDD):: 20210617
Time period of content: (date range, as YYYYMMDD):: -
Spatial reference: WA State Plane North
FGDC Documentation: Classic or FAQ
Open Data Availability: Yes
Place Keywords: Washington state, King County, WA, Pacific NW,
Theme Keywords: urban growth, land use, planning, planningCadastre,
Lineage: Available
Supplemental Information: None


Maintained by:
King County GIS Center
Primary: Paul McCombs, Permitting GIS Program Manager, 206-263-4867
(How to e-mail a County contact)
Secondary: KCGIS Center; This mailbox is monitored during business hours.

Attribute Information

_EDITDATE_Date feature was most recently modified
_USERID_Network ID of user who most recently modified the feature
_UGASIDE_Indicates if feature is designated Urban or Rural under the King County Comprehensive PlanCoordinates defining the features.


Access: None

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