Comprehensive planning is a process that determines community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The comprehensive plan guides public policy in terms of transportation, utilities, land use, recreation, and housing. Over the past 50+ years the Grays Harbor County Planning Commission & Staff have assembled a set of documents that establishes the long-range planning policy for unincorporated Grays Harbor County (those areas outside of incorporated City and Towns) and forms the backbone of Grays Harbor County zoning laws.

The Comprehensive Plan, as adopted by the BOCC, is comprised of the following planning elements:

  • Land Use and Rural Lands Element
  • Housing and Community Element
  • Transportation Element
  • Capital Facilities Element 
  • Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management
  • Park Element
  • Resource Lands and Critical Areas Element
  • Utilities Element

Land Use and Rural Lands Element
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Transportation Element

Capital Facilities Element

Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management

  • 2001 -Grays Harbor County Comprehensive Flood Management Plan

Cover Page - GHC Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan
Vance Creek [1.6]
Grayland Flood Hazard Reduction Plan

South Coastal Flood Hazard Management Plan [1.3]

Cover Page - GHC Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan 
North Beach Flood Hazard Reduction Plan

2001 - Grays Harbor County Comprehensive Flood Hazard Management Plan

Park Element
1989 - Grays Harbor County Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Plan. [2.9]

Utilities Element
1991 - Grays Harbor County Utilities Comprehensive Plan. [20.0]

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