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The City of West Richland is in the process of updating their comprehensive plan, per the state-required periodic update. A periodic update of the Comprehensive Plan is due no later than June 30, 2017.
Every county and city in the state is required to conduct a periodic update of its comprehensive plan and development regulations, though the obligation varies depending on whether the jurisdiction is fully or partially planning (RCW 36.70A.130(1)). The City’s Comprehensive Plan includes goals and policies that provide guidance for public and private decision makers. The Plan Provides the basis for designating land use, infrastructure development, and for implementing community services. Amendments to the Plan are considered on an annual basis, while a periodic update is performed every decade, to ensure compliance with new laws and regulations, and to re-visit the process of consulting the public on goals, policies and long-term strategies, and make necessary adjustments based on growth patterns and demand.
- The City officially began the periodic update on June 16, 2015 with the passage of Resolution 23-15.
- Participation of the public is an essentially part of the update process. The city adopted a Public Participation Plan to describe how this will be accomplished.
You can read the City’s current Comprehensive Plan document at this link. (Note: this is a large file and will take some time to download).
The West Richland Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to receive public comment on the draft update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing will be held at 6:00 pm, Thursday, March 9, 2017 in the City Council Chambers (library building) at 3803 W. Van Giesen, West Richland, WA. All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the hearing.
At the hearing, comments may be made verbally or in writing. The City’s Comprehensive Plan includes goals and policies that provide guidance for public and private decision makers. The Plan provides the basis for designating land use, infrastructure development, and for implementing community services. The complete proposal can be viewed at the link above.
If you have questions about this project, please contact Mike Stevens, Senior Planner, with the Community Development Department at (509) 967-5902, or via email at email@example.com.