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The Planning Division represents the public interest by promoting systematic deliberation regarding the development of Washougal. This is achieved by: 

  • Encouraging economic development
  • Designating appropriate land uses within the urban area
  • Implementing design standards for Washougal's physical development
  • Conforming to Washington State's Growth Management Act and the City's Comprehensive Plan.

Throughout this process staff welcomes and encourages meaningful public participation.

About the Division

The Planning Division exists to promote the sound development and redevelopment of the city through the application of planning principles and growth management concepts. Specifically, the division offers assistance on zoning, platting, environmental, land use and site plan review.

The Planning Division plays a key role in creating and coordinating the development, adoption and implementation of the city's plans and policies. The division provides both current and long range planning services to the general public.