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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Notice of Application

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there has been proposed to the Benton County Planning Department, an application (File No. EA 2019-004/CUP 2018-011) submitted by Tyler Tapani on February 21, 2019 to utilize an existing 4200 sq ft structure as an event center. The date of the written determination of completeness on this action is March 1, 2019. The site is located at 29911 East Jacobs Road in Benton City in Section 15, Township 9 North, Range 27, W.M.

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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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This hearing item has been  continued until the April 9, 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, April 9, 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 IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing has been scheduled with the Board of County Commission on April 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners ' Meeting Room on the third floor of the Benton County Courthouse in Prosser, Washington , to consider a Short Plat Vacation Application (File No. SPV 2018-005) submitted by Debra J. Alexander requesting the vacation of a 20- foot access easement and 50' cul-de-sac turnaround on the western 35' feet of Lot 1 with the northern portion of the cul-de-sac extending into the southwest corner of Lot 2 of Short Plat 2130 located off of N. 114 PR NW and north of Chandler Road; Section 11, Township 9 North, Range 26 East, W.M.  At the hearing, the Board of County Commissioners may approve, approve with conditions, or disapprove the vacation.


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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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