City Strategy, Planning, Budgeting and Governance
The City of Lake Forest Park has several important documents that drive the city’s agenda going into the future. The city’s future are largely shaped by the documents that appear on this page.
- Lake Forest Park Comprehensive Plan
- Development of the Comprehensive Plan was guided by the following Acts and Regional Planning Policies:
- Lake Forest Park Strategic Plan
- City of Lake Forest Park: The Legacy 100-Year Vision, May 2008, Final Report
- Mayor’s Proposed 17-18 Mid Biennial Budget Adjustment
- 2017-2018 Adopted Budget
- City Financial Policies – Update 2016
- Adopted Capital Improvement Plan 2017-2022
“The Big Five”
The City of Lake Forest Park currently has been focusing on the following projects that focus on public safety, environmental restoration and flood-zone mitigation, parks, trails and Town Center Sub-Area redevelopment projects that will include about $330 million of ST3 transportation funding for the purpose of building a parking garage.
- City of Lake Forest Park – Major Projects Web Site Page
- Lake Forest Park Safe Highways – The City of Lake Forest Park is looking at the two state highways within city limits—Bothell Way NE (SR 522) and Ballinger Way NE (SR 104)—and exploring ways to make them safer, more accommodating to transit, and more walkable and bikeable.
- City of Lake Forest Park Safe Streets – The City of Lake Forest Park is hoping to make its streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists and to increase safe connections to transit and amenities like the Burke-Gilman Trail, Interurban Trail, parks, and schools, so the City is leading a public outreach process to identify community priorities.
- Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails (PROST)
- Lyon Creek Flood Mitigation Project, Healthy Creeks and Streams
- Lake Forest Park Central Subarea Plan – With the coming of significant investments—Sound Transit’s bus rapid transit (BRT) and a park-and-ride structure in the vicinity of the Town Center—the community in Lake Forest Park has an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity to help shape the long-term vision for the heart of the City. This vision will be captured in a new “Central Subarea Plan.” The Plan will serve as a framework to help the City Council develop policies regarding land use, zoning, and connections within the Central Subarea.
Other City Studies and Projects
- Sound Transit ST3 Project List – On Nov. 8, 2016, voters of the Central Puget Sound region approved the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) ballot measure. The plan builds 62 new miles of light rail to form a 116-mile system. ST3 extends the Sounder south rail line by two stations at Tillicum and DuPont while extending station platforms and making other improvements to expand passenger capacity along the entire south line. Bus rapid transit is built to serve communities north, east and south of Lake Washington and parking and access improvements are made to stations throughout the region.