1996 Business Land Use Needs for Island County

In January of 1996, the Island County Planning Department entered into a contract with the Island County Economic Development Council (EDC) to “analyze and evaluate sections of the proposed Island County Comprehensive Plan pertaining to the planning and zoning of land for commercial and industrial development … to ascertain the adequacy of land allocations for such purposes.” In particular, we were asked to “recommend appropriate local regulatory definitions, classifications and procedures to enhance economic development (emphasis ours) consistent with the overall County Comprehensive Plan and the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA).”