Growth Policy Map

Growth Policy Map Update (JPEG) Opens in new windowThe Growth Policy Map (PDF) visually communicates where and how we should grow and evolve as a county over the next 20 years, as well as which parts of the County will not experience substantial change. It introduces six new area classifications that replace the 2002 General Plan tier, center, and corridor designations.

View a scalable vector graphic version of the Growth Policy Map (SVG)


The Growth Policy Map takes into account:

  • Environmental Features
  • Existing and Planned Transportation Investments
  • Existing Development Patterns
  • Projected Growth

It balances these factors with the County’s underlying capacity to meet the needs of existing communities and to accommodate future development. It builds on the input received through the Plan 2035 outreach process and the results of the scenario planning analysis.