Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Updates

Zoning Update Public Hearing Continued to January 27

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

Latest News

  • 1/6/20: City Council public hearing and discussion, continued to Jan. 27.
  • 1/21/20: Planning Commission discussed the latest issues and made additional recommendations to the Council for Jan. 27.

Progress in 2019

  • 6/17: Planning Commission recommended Zoning Map and Zoning Code changes to the City Council. 
  • 7/22: 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. 
  • 8/19 & 8/27: Planning Commission discussed items requested by the Council.
  • 9/9: Planning Commission presented the items Council had asked them to further review at a Planning Commission/City Council Study Session.
  • 9/23, 10/7, 10/28: City Council discussed the remaining issues and made changes to the proposals.
  • 11/12: City Council public hearing. They directed a few changes to the Zoning Map and continued the hearing to Nov. 25.
  • 11/18: Planning Commission reviewed comments on the Nov. 12 proposal and provided a recommendation.
  • 11/25: City Council took additional testimony and continued the public hearing to Dec. 9.
  • 12/9: City Council took additional testimony, continued the public hearing to Jan. 6, and requested additional Planning Commission input.
  • 12/16: Planing Commission reviewed issues from 12/9 and provided additional recommendations to the Council.

Next Steps

  • City Council continued the public hearing to Jan. 27.  Check Agendas for more information.

Get Involved

  • Read the drafts and ask questions and/or submit comments
  • Attend the Planning Commission and City Council meetings to hear the discussion. Check Calendar and City Council Agendas for dates
  • Testify at the City Council Public Hearing January 27

Read the Proposals

Zone Change Maps

Find Out More

You can ask questions or submit comments to:

Anne Henning, Community Development Director

500 E. Main Street

Othello, WA  99344