King County Growth Management Council to revisit Sammamish’s Housing Units Growth Target

Release Date: December 13, 2021

The King County Growth Management Council (GMPC) indicated that it would review the City of Sammamish’s housing units growth target at its December 1, 2021 meeting. The meeting agenda packet can be found here.

With the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District (SPWSD) sewer service area moratorium now lifted, the GMPC will study if there is more capacity created. The review will study the SPWSD service plans with interim capacity improvements, and King County’s long-term plan to build the regional sewer service north diversion that will connect the north basins of SPWSD’s system to the Brightwater facility.

The currently approved housing growth target for Sammamish spanning the years 2006 – 2035 is 4,849. The housing unit growth target being reviewed by the GMPC will be the City’s housing unit growth target spanning the years 2019 – 2044.

The City of Sammamish’s Department of Community Development staff will be meeting with King County staff in January to further evaluate the Land Capacity Analysis and the Growth Target Setting processes. A briefing on progress to the GMPC by King County staff is due on April 27, 2022. The completion of the study and determination of the housing units growth target for Sammamish will be finalized by June 1, 2022.