Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Updates

Zoning Update Public Hearing Continued to December 9

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 & 27, 2019 Planning Commission discussed items requested by the Council.
  • September 9, 2019 Planning Commission presented the items Council had asked them to further review at a Planning Commission/City Council Study Session.
  • September 23 & October 7 & 28, 2019 City Council discussed the remaining issues and made changes to the proposals.
  • November 12, 2019 City Council public hearing. They directed a few changes to the Zoning Map and continued the hearing to Nov. 25.
  • November 18, 2019 Planning Commission reviewed comments on the Nov. 12 proposal and provided a recommendation.
  • November 25, 2019 City Council took additional testimony and continued the public hearing to Dec. 9.

Next Steps

  • City Council continued the public hearing to December 9, 2019.  Check Agendas for more information.

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 December 9

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




Plans & Studies


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