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Below are General Planning Department notices as well as information on Planning matters currently before the Hearings Examiner, Planning Commission, Board of County Commissioners, and the Boundary Review Board.  If you have any questions regarding the information here, please call us at (509) 786-5612 or use our Contact Us form.

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2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket

The 2019 Benton County Comprehensive Plan amendment cycle for the review of proposed amendments begins with the docketing of proposals. The County has received the following application proposal for amendment to the Benton County Comprehensive Land Use Plan:

File CPA 2019-001 is a request by the City of Kennewick to amend its Urban Growth Area (UGA) to add approximately 279.53 acres to be designated for industrial uses. The 279.53 acres includes approximately 56.70 acres of existing road right of way.  The property within the application is located South of I-82 and East of the I-82 and SR 395 Interchange and is located along Christianson Road in the South Half of the SE Quarter of the SW Quarter of Section 17 and the NE Quarter of the SW Quarter of the SE Quarter of the SW Quarter and the SE Quarter of Section 18, Township 8 North, Range 29 East, W.M.  Parcel # 1-1889-200-0001-003.

This application has been reviewed under the requirements of Title 16.14 of the Benton County Code and has been reviewed by the City Kennewick under the requirements of SEPA (RCW 43.21C). The Planning Department will initiate review and analysis of the application for consistency with the Growth Management Act and the Comprehensive Plan, including the adopted Benton County-Wide Planning Policies and prepare a staff report with a recommendation to the Planning Commission for approval or denial of the application. The Planning Commission will conduct an open record hearing and forward their recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). 
 The BOCC will conduct an open record hearing to consider and act upon the Planning Commission recommendation. Final action on the proposed amendment is anticipated by September 1, 2019.  Notification of the hearing will be published in advance; those interested in receiving a notice by mail or email regarding the above action may call the Benton County Planning Department: (509) 786-5612 (Prosser) or (509) 736-3086 (Kennewick).  Information regarding the amendment process is available via the County website at

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The hearing for March 18, 2019 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next regularly scheduled hearing is set for April 15, 2019.


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The Planning Commission meeting for February 12th has been cancelled due to the severe weather conditions and has been  continued until the March 12, 2019 meeting, 6 p.m., in the Planning Annex hearing room, 1002 Dudley Avenue, Prosser WA 
 that the Benton County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to take public comment on
Ordinance Amendment OA 2019-001, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., in the Benton County Planning Annex Hearing Room at 1002 Dudley Avenue in Prosser.  The Planning Commission will consider all comments received and make their recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).  The BOCC will then conduct a hearing to consider and act upon the Planning Commission’s recommendation.

OA 2019-001 is a proposed amendment relating to zoning; amending the section relating to definitions by adding definitions for vegetative cover and vegetation; amending the sections relating to property development standards; uses requiring a conditional use permit; solar power generator facility- major and minor; amending Ordinance 611, Section 7; amending Ordinance 611, Section 19; amending Ordinance 611, Section 37; amending Ordinance 611, Section 46; amending Ordinance 611, Section 53; amending Ordinance 611, Section 55; amending Ordinance 611, Section 63 and amending Ordinance 611, Section 171 and amending Ordinance 615, Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5.  



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2/26/2019 at 9:00 a.m. 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there has been proposed to the Board of County Commissioners, an application (File No. SPV 2019-001) submitted by Richard and Rosemary Dorsett requesting the vacation of the 10’ irrigation easement located on the eastern 10 feet of Lots 1 and 3 of Short Plat 3339 in Prosser; Section 04, Township 8 North, Range 24 East, W.M.


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If needed, the BRB meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at 1002 Dudley Avenue in Prosser. 

The Boundary Review Board (BRB) has a vacancy!
The vacancy is a Governor's Appointee. For more information please click here.

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