Vancouver Urban Growth Area

The State of Washington’s Growth Management Act of 1990 (GMA) requires counties to establish 20-year Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundaries for every city to accommodate projected growth. GMA also encourages cities to annex lands within their UGA and provide urban-level services to these areas. Lands outside the UGA cannot be annexed. The map below shows Vancouver’s current city limits in green and unincorporated urban growth area in yellow.

Vancouver City Limits and Urban Growth Area