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General Planning and Growth Management

Growth Management Act

Capital Facilities Planning

Comprehensive Planning

Comprehensive Plan Update Process


Critical Areas

Growth Management and Planning Interlocal Agreements


Affordable Housing

Background about Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Funding Sources

Affordable Housing Techniques and Incentives

Types of Affordable Housing

Accessory Dwelling Units

Missing Middle Housing

Group Homes

Landlord/Seller Disclosure Requirements

Manufactured Housing Regulation and Preservation



Regulation of Unauthorized Camping, Loitering, and Solicitation of Aid

Homeless Shelter and Housing Options

Specific Planning Subjects, Plan Elements

Design Review

Historic Preservation

Development Types and Land Uses

Forest Lands in Washington Counties

Agricultural Lands - Laws, Regulations, and Court Decisions

Infill Development

Rural Land Use Regulation/Development

Transit-Oriented Development

Land Use Administration

Building Code/Permit Administration

Streamlining Local Permit Review Procedures

Development Agreements

Hearing Examiners

Impact Fees

Planning Commissions

Planned Action

Development Regulations

Development Regulations and Zoning

Regulation of Specific Land Uses

Adult Entertainment Regulation


Specific Types of Zoning Regulations

Nonconforming Uses, Structures, and Lots

Sign Regulation

Subdivisions and Planned Developments


Site Plans and Binding Site Plans

Environmental Protection

Flexibility in Environmental Regulation

Shoreline Management Act

State Environmental Policy Act

Legal Planning Topics

Property Rights and Regulatory Takings

Vested Rights

Special Topics

Annexation in Washington State

Climate Change

Municipal Incorporation