Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Updates

Big Changes to Zoning May Be Coming Soon

The Planning Commission has been working on the Zoning Code and Zoning Map for the past 2 years. Changes:

  • Easier to use
  • Easier to understand
  • Better match for how land is actually used
  • Better planning for the future


  • June 17, 2019 Planning Commission recommended Zoning Map and Zoning Code changes to the City Council. 
  • July 22, 2019 Planning Commission presented their recommendations to the City Council at a Planning Commission/City Council Study Session. Council asked for the Commission to further review some items. 
  • August 19, 2019 Planning Commission discussed items requested by the Council.
  • August 27, 2019 Planning Commission special meeting to continue to discuss items requested by the Council.
  • September 9, 2019 Planning Commission/City Council Study Session. Planning Commission presented the items Council had asked them to further review.

Next Steps

  • City Council to further discuss some remaining issues. Watch the City Council Agendas for more information.
  • City Council will hold a public hearing in the fall. (Date to be announced).

Get Involved

  • Read the drafts and ask questions and/or submit comments
  • Attend the City Council meetings to hear the discussion. Check Agendas for dates
  • Testify at the City Council Public Hearing this fall (date to be announced)

Read the Proposals

Find Out More

You can ask questions or submit comments to:

Anne Henning, Community Development Director

500 E. Main Street

Othello, WA  99344