Water Comprehensive Plan
The Water Comprehensive Plan for the City of Marysville was developed pursuant to Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 246-290-100, which requires that public water systems submit a water system plan to Washington State Department of Health every six years.
The primary purpose of the Water Comprehensive Plan (WCP) is to identify and schedule water system improvements that correct existing system deficiencies and ensure a safe and reliable supply of water to current and future customers.
This updated 2016 WCP reflects Snohomish County’s 2035 population allocation to the City and the City’s current Urban Growth Area (UGA), which are consistent with the City and County 2015 Comprehensive Plan updates. The WCP also reflects improvements and changes to the water system since the completion of the 2009 WCP.
The WCP presents a description of the existing water system and service area, a forecast of future water demands, policies and design criteria for water system operation and improvements, the operations and maintenance program, staffing requirements, a schedule of improvements, and a financial plan to accomplish the improvements. The WCP also includes several ancillary elements that include a water use efficiency plan, a water quality monitoring plan, a wellhead protection plan, a watershed control plan, and a cross-connection control program.
Sewer Comprehensive Plan
The 2011 Sewer Comprehensive Plan for the City of Marysville addresses the City’s comprehensive planning needs for wastewater collection, transmission, treatment and disposal, as well as future service area development for the next 20 years.
The Plan was prepared in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 90.48 Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Water Pollution Control; Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Section 173-240-050 - General Sewer Plan; and WAC 173-240-060 Engineering Report.
Surface Water Comprehensive Plan
The City of Marysville adopted the 2016 City of Marysville Surface Water Comprehensive Plan as a sub-element of the Public Facilities and Services Element of the Marysville Comprehensive Plan on June 12, 2017. The Surface Water Comprehensive Plan is a planning document that provides guidance to minimize adverse effects of stormwater runoff on ground and surface water in a manner that complies with federal, state, and local surface water regulations. It identifies water quality and quantity problems associated with stormwater runoff that may affect the environment and community and provides recommendations for improvements and programs including a financial analysis and implementation schedule.
The Plan identifies specific structural and nonstructural solutions to quantity and water quality problems within the City. Structural solutions include construction of capital projects such as stormwater detention and treatment facilities, infiltration facilities, pipelines, and culverts. Nonstructural solutions include stormwater management facility inspection and maintenance, public education and outreach, water quality monitoring, implementation of best management practices (BMPs), and regulations encouraging vegetation preservation and low impact development.
Master and Subarea Plans
A master plan is a land use plan focused on one or more sites within an area that identifies access, general improvements and needed infrastructure. These plans are intended to guide growth, development, and improvements over a number of years and in phases.
Every community is made up of smaller areas, each with its own set of unique attributes, issues, opportunities and challenges that contribute to the whole. Subarea plans are targeted for these smaller areas and provide a way to help the residents and businesses in these areas, such as corridors, neighborhoods, etc., figure out how their area fits into the “big picture” in terms of achieving the overall goals of the comprehensive plan, while addressing issues or concerns of particular importance to the small area. These might include dealing with an aging mall or vacant businesses, increased traffic flow, development densities along corridors and how to make the density “fit” into the neighborhood, and how to address walkability, connectivity, and open space.
The city has adopted detailed Subarea Plans for several of the centers where focused growth is anticipated. Subarea Plans include detailed Comprehensive Plan land use designations, and development standards that are the zoning for the areas.
Marysville is engaged in an aggressive economic development strategy to establish a prosperous economic future by creating a climate conducive to business. Marysville’s economy is characterized by a healthy mix of small business, corporate headquarters, aerospace and composites companies, light industrial and manufacturing, and service sector business.
The 675-acre Smokey Point Master Plan area constitutes the largest developable concentration of commercial and light industrial-zoned property along I-5 from the U.S.-Canadian border to south of Seattle-Tacoma. Its proximity to Arlington Municipal Airport and the City’s Airport Business Park expansion plans makes this area an economic development oasis.
The Smokey Point area is master planned with the potential to create 10,000 jobs in high-tech, other light industry, aerospace and other manufacturing. These are jobs that can support families and reduce travel times for commuters so that they have more time to spend with their families.
Three I-5 interchanges, including 116th and 172nd exits, provide access to the master plan area. 156th Street overcrossing, funded through a partnership of the City and property owners, opened in November 2012 and will provide even better access to the Smokey Point area. Working together with our neighbors the Tulalip Tribes, City of Arlington, Snohomish County and other economic partners, we are building toward a sounder regional economy.
The Marysville Downtown Master Plan lays out key recommendations and implementation strategies to guide the future growth, development, and redevelopment of the downtown study area. The plan focuses on a number of key topics, including development options, transportation, utilities, street improvements, and parks and trails. The recommendations related to these topics lay out the framework to revitalize downtown by investing in infrastructure, addressing barriers to redevelopment and spurring economic development, all while enhancing environmental quality.
On September 27, 2021, City Council Approved the Downtown Master plan with the adoption of Ordinance 3191.
With the adoption of Ordinance 3295 on November 23, 2023, City Council approved transferring the site and building design standards from the Downtown Master Plan into the Marysville Municipal Code (MMC 22C.080) and associated minor amendments.
Lakewood Neighborhood Master Plan
The Lakewood Neighborhood Master Plan provides long-range guidelines for land use, building and parking placement on a site, architectural design, open space, landscaping, stormwater drainage, signage and wayfinding, pedestrian circulation and utilities.
The Master Plan also focuses on transportation planning and traffic mitigation strategies to enable additional development within an already congested neighborhood and promote safe walking and bicycling.
On March 27, 2017, City Council Approved the Lakewood Neighborhood Master plan with the adoption of Ordinance 3053.
With the adoption of Ordinance 3265 on April 3, 2023, City Council approved transferring the site and building design standards from the Lakewood Neighborhood Master Plan into the Marysville Municipal Code (MMC 22C.065) and associated minor amendments.