Development Regulations & Design Standards Update
The City of Anacortes is updating its development regulations and zoning map to implement key goals and policies of the Anacortes Comprehensive Plan, and to provide clear, user-friendly regulations. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
City Council will review the "City Council Draft - April 18, 2019" at its next several meetings in April and May. This "City Council Draft" incorporates the changes from the Planning Commission's recommendation of approval.
See below for the most recent document versions.
The documents linked below are the most current documents available for public review (as of 4/19/19).
View Public Comments received regarding the proposed draft code language.
View development regulation update-related meeting packets, slideshows and videos.
The partial 1st Draft of the proposed development regulations was released in November 2017, with chapters added through March 2018. The 2nd Draft, released April 27, 2018, replaces the 1st Draft.
Approximately 40 people attended the May 25 development regulations workshop, which focused on commercial, mixed use and industrial zones and development issues.
A public Open House to introduce preliminary concepts for updates to the commercial development regulations was held on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
Approximately 80 people attended the March 16 development regulations workshop, which focused on residential zones and development issues.
A public Open House to introduce preliminary concepts for updates to the residential development regulations was held on March 16, 2017.