Whatcom County’s Comprehensive Plan is intended to guide growth in unincorporated areas in coordination with the new plans of its cities. The fundamental purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to establish a framework of goals, policies and action items for the more detailed growth planning and implementation actions which will occur in the near future in designated urban growth areas and in the county’s rural areas.
The County Council
adopted the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan in May of 1997. Since then, amendments have been made on an annual basis.