Public Notices

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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The Hearings Examiner meeting scheduled for August 27, 2018 has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. 
The next regularly scheduled hearing is set for September 17, 2018.




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Due to the lack of a quorum of Planning Commission members the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for August 14th has been cancelled.  The meeting and agenda items have been continued until August 21, 2018 at 6 p.m., 1002 Dudley Avenue, Prosser WA.  

Planning Commission August 14, 2018 Agenda.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that public comment will be taken on the draft work products and amendments to Benton County’s Comprehensive Plan and development regulations at a public hearing Tuesday, August 14, 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.Ordinance

Amendment OA 2017-002 - Zoning regulation amendments to Benton County Code Title 11 as part of the County’s 2017 Periodic Update.  The zoning regulations currently consist of twenty-one (21) ordinances and the proposal is to have one (1) ordinance consisting of twenty-eight (28) chapters, with the creation of new chapters such as the Red Mountain Agricultural District, Conditional Use/Variances, Amendments and Appeals, Non-Conforming Uses and Home Occupation permitting.

Ordinance Amendment OA 2017-003 - Subdivision regulation amendments to Benton County Code Title 9.   The subdivision regulations are currently divided into four (4) ordinances. To streamline the regulations, Staff is proposing one (1) ordinance with consistent provisions and definitions and including new chapters such as an Introduction (including Definitions), Preliminary Plat, Final Plat, Design and Improvement, Lot Consolidation, and Tax Parcel Separation.

 

 

 

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that public comment will be taken on the Periodic Update to the Benton County’s Critical Areas Ordinance and Mineral Resource Lands Ordinance at a public hearing Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room, Third Floor, Courthouse, Prosser WA.  The Board will conduct hearings to consider and act upon the Planning Commission’s recommendations for approval of the ordinances.

Ordinance Amendment OA 2017-004, the 2017 Periodic Update of the County’s Critical Areas Ordinance (BCC 15.08) to bring the regulations into compliance with the goals and policies of the recently adopted 2017 Benton County Comprehensive Plan Update, the Washington State Growth Management Act, and applicable state law.

Ordinance Amendment OA 2017-007, the 2017 Periodic Update of the County’s Mineral Resource Lands (BCC 15.12) to promote the conservation of mineral resource lands and bring the regulations into compliance with the goals and policies of the recently adopted 2017 Benton County Comprehensive Plan Update, the Washington State Growth Management Act, and applicable state law.

Any comments regarding the ordinances may be made at the above hearings before the County Commissioners or submitted in writing.  All written comments submitted by mail should be sent to: Benton County Planning Department, P.O. Box 910, Prosser, WA 99350-0910, or by email to planning.department@co.benton.wa.us by 3:00 p.m., August 20, 2018.

Any information submitted to Benton County is subject to the public records disclosure law for the State of Washington (RCW Chapter 42.17) and all other applicable law that may require the release of the documents to the public.

 

   

 

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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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