Comprehensive Plan Update

What Is the Annual Comprehensive Plan Process?

Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments, involve a public process to review and amend the Comprehensive Plan and zoning map designations that are attached to specific properties. The review involves evaluating increases in population, services, capital facilities, land use, public hearings and other factors. By state law, the County is limited to processing applications for such request once a year.

The amendment process begins with a required pre-application conference. Requests for pre-application conferences for amendments can be scheduled anytime. However there is a deadline for application submittals. The pre-application conference provides an initial review of the amendment request, an application packet and information about the process and fees. Applications for amendments will be accepted on regular business days, from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. between January 2nd and March 31st of each year. 

Following the submittal deadline, applications are presented to the Board of County Commissioners who then determine which proposals will be initiated for further review.

For more information, contact Robert Brock, AICP, Planner at (509) 477-7223 or at [email protected]

View the current Comprehensive Plan Amendment proposals.