Pursuant to the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), adoption of a Planned Action Ordinance serves to streamline environmental review. Planned actions provide upfront programmatic SEPA review in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), rather than on a case-by-case project basis. This approach addresses environmental considerations while streamlining project related environmental reviews.
On May 14, 2012, the Lynnwood City Council adopted a Planned Action Ordinance for the City Center Sub-Area. A link to this Ordinance 2943 is on the right.