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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WE ARE MOVING!! 

By the end of 2019, the Planning Department will have TWO office locations to serve you better!
The first move, to 102206 Wiser Parkway in Kennewick, will happen the week of December 9th,
The second move on December 16th, will be from our current location in Prosser to the Public Works Office, First Floor, Courthouse, 620 Market, Prosser

Our phone numbers and emails will stay the same. 


Notice of Application
(Optional DNS Process)

Benton County has received a permit application for the following project:
Grading approximately 1900 cubic yards to level the back yard portion of an existing residential lot.
Project Location:
The proposed excavation work will be performed in the back yard of the home located at 310 Keene Court in Richland, Washington. Parcel # 1-2698-200-0004-000
Agency Contact:
Jerrod B. MacPherson, Benton County Planning Manager
jerrod.macpherson@co.benton.wa.us (509) 786-5612
Agency File Number:
EA 2019-021
Project Applicant:
Total Site Services, Inc
ATTN: Kevin Stevens
2780 Salk Avenue
Richland, WA 99353

Date of permit application: October 24, 2019
Date of determination of completeness: October 25, 2019
Date of Notice of Application: October 29, 2019
Notice of Application Publication Date: November 6, 2019
Comment due date: November 20, 2019

 


Notice of Application
(Optional DNS Process)

Benton County has received a permit application for the following project:
River Point Farms Onion Processing Facility: The proposed new building is an approximately 82,000 square foot onion process facility with office and employee support areas, onion cold storage, and onion product shipping areas. The building will support inbound and outbound truck shipments of process product. The proposed building site is 40 acres currently containing active agriculture. 
Project Location: 
The project is located approximately 1 mile west of the intersection of SR 14 and Plymouth Rd and within Section 6, Township 5 North, Range 28 East, W.M. in Plymouth, Washington.
Parcel # 1-0658-200-0001-002
Agency Contact:
Jerrod B. MacPherson, Benton County Planning Manager 
planning.department@co.benton.wa.us (509) 786-5612
Agency File Number:  EA 2019-020
Project Applicant: 
AgReserves, Inc.
ATTN: Gary Ransom
79 South Main Street, Ste 1100 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Date of permit application: October 21, 2019
Date of determination of completeness: October 30, 2019
Date of Notice of Application:  November 1, 2019
Notice of Application Publication Date: November 6, 2019
Comment due date: November 20, 2019




 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

NOTICE OF HEARINGS before the Benton County Planning Commission in the matter of the 2017 Periodic update of the County Comprehensive Plan: proposed amendments to the land use maps and text of the Benton County Comprehensive Plan, BCC Title 9- Subdivision Regulations and BCC Title 11-Zoning in a manner that would resolve a Petition for Review filed by Futurewise.  After negotiations, the County and Futurewise developed a settlement on the above-mentioned Petition for Review that was approved by the Board of County Commissioners in Resolution 2019-276.

The Planning Commission will consider amendments to the 2017 Comprehensive Plan amending Ordinance 600 as noted below and to BCC Title 9 Subdivision Regulations (File No. OA 2019-002) amending Ordinance 612, Section 11 and BC 9.02.100 and to BCC Title 11-Zoning (File No. OA 2019-003) relating to building permits; amending Ordinance 611, Section 165 and BCC 11.42.040 at a public hearing Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6 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.

Publish date: November 27, 2019

 

Proposed Changes 2017 Comprehensive Plan - Ordinance 600

Draft land use maps and related documents may be viewed on the County’s website at http://tinyurl.com/2017compplan 

  1. New policies the Rural Lands-Section 2.2.3 pages 14-16
  2. Amendments to Rural Domestic Water Policies-Section 2.4.3 page 19
  3. Amendments to the Capital Facilities & Public Services (2.10 pg. 30)
  4. Amendments to the Transportation Element-Section 7.2.6 pages 102-103, Section 7.2.7 pages 103, Section 7.2.7 page 103, Section 7.2.8 pages 103-104, Section 7.3.1 and 7.3.11 pages 104-105, Section 7.5.1 page 109-110
  5. Amendments to the Capital Facilities Relationship between Land Use and Capital Facilities Section 9.11 page 122
  6. Amendments to Capital Facilities Improvement to Public Facilities identified in Other Plans-Section 9.24 pages 125-138
  7. Title Change to Appendix H-4 (Inventory within Benton County and 2028 Forecast and Level of Service Analysis
  8. Addition to the References section-page 154
  9. Addition Appendix M (Benton County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, previously adopted by the Board of County Commissioners)
  10. Addition Appendix N (Benton County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019, previously adopted by the Board of County Commissioners

 

OA 2019-002 Proposed Changes to BCC Title 9 Subdivision Regulations relating to water supply; amending Ordinance 612, Section 11 and BC 9.02.100.

Ordinance 612, Section 11 and BCC 9.02.100(b) are hereby amended to read as follows: (b) Private water supplies may be utilized to serve a short plat or subdivision if an applicant demonstrates that the proposed water source is consistent with RCW 90.44.050, as existing or hereafter amended, ((and)) with applicable rules adopted pursuant to RCW 90.22 and 90.54, as existing and hereafter amended, and with Ordinance ____, if applicable.

OA 2019-003 Proposed Changes to BCC Title 11-Zoning relating to building permits; amending Ordinance 611, Section 165 and BCC 11.42.040

Ordinance 611, Section 165 and BCC 11.42.040 are hereby amended to read as follows:  BUILDING PERMITS - (a) a) No person, company, or corporation shall erect a building or structure of any kind or make any addition to an existing building or structure or alter any building or structure already erected within the unincorporated area of the County of Benton without ((first obtaining a permit in writing from a county official duly authorized for this purpose.)) complying with Title 3 of the Benton County Code.  (b) Private water supplies may be utilized to serve a short plat or subdivision if an applicant demonstrates that the proposed water source is consistent with RCW 90.44.050, as existing or hereafter amended, ((and)) with applicable rules adopted pursuant to RCW 90.22 and 90.54, as existing and hereafter amended, and with Ordinance ____, if applicable.

 




 


 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING before the Benton County Board of County Commissioners, in the matter of proposed 2019 annual amendments to the Benton County Comprehensive Plan; pursuant to Washington State Planning Law RCW 36.70A.130.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that public comment will be taken on the proposed amendment to the Benton County Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., in the Commissioners Meeting Room, Third Floor, Courthouse, Prosser WA. 

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 West 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 # 1-1889-200-0001-005.

 

 

       
       
       

       
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