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Aberdeen Comprehensive Plan

Project Information

Location: Aberdeen, WA


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Services Provided

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Existing conditions analysis
  • Concept development
  • Housing and land use policy development
  • Document production

We led a major update to the City of Aberdeen’s Comprehensive Plan, which guides overall city growth and development, with the goals of revitalizing the city’s historic downtown, building resiliency, and improving access to housing. Our team pursued a nimble approach to identify the most pressing issues to focus on and worked to develop a clearly defined concept to rally stakeholders. We designed the final product to be an attractive, accessible document that staff and residents will find easy to use for years to come.

Outcomes

  • Successful pivot to online engagement
  • First major update of comprehensive plan in 20 years
  • Focused energy for downtown revitalization and housing expansion
  • Introduced new streets classification system
  • Revamped land use classification to incorporate conservation of natural areas and more flexible land use designations