Planning and Community Development

The City of Dayton is committed to smart growth, and is choosing to take a new, proactive approach to planning efforts city-wide. 

The Planning and Community Development Department provides guidance to encourage growth, enhance the character of the community and neighborhoods, use best available methods to ensure communicative planning efforts, and much more. Partnerships with businesses and relationships with community members are essential in achieving city-wide interests and goals.

Recent News

Nov. 13, 2019

The City Council has authorized a resolution of intent to adopt legislation to authorize a sales and use tax for affordable and supportive housing in accordance with SHB 1406

The City of Dayton plans under the Growth Management Act (Chapter 36.70A RCW). As required by State Law, the City must periodically review the Comprehensive Plan, development regulations and the critical areas ordinance and update accordingly. These updates can include state mandated as well as desired policy change to direct growth and development. The Comprehensive Plan acts as the driver for future growth, development, capital improvements, and ensures ongoing protection of critical areas. On Nov. 13, 2019, the Dayton City Council adopted the 2019 Comprehensive Plan update and updated docketing procedures as recommended by the Dayton Planning Commission. The updated infill regulations are pending until Nov. 20, 2019. Following the completion of this update and adoption of all related ordinances, the City of Dayton will have completed the periodic update and ensured ongoing compliance with the Growth Management Act. 

Oct. 16, 2019

The City of Dayton has contracted with Andrew Kottkamp for Hearing Examiner services.

  • For more information on the duty and responsibilities of a Hearing Examiner, review the contract and read this article from MRSC.