Walla Walla County Comp Plan amendments OK'd

A trio of changes to the long-term planning document have been approved by county commissioners.


WALLA WALLA -- Three amendments to Walla Walla County's Comprehensive Plan were approved this week by county commissioners.

At their Monday meeting, commissioners Gregg Loney, Greg Tompkins and Perry Dozier voted unanimously to adopt the changes, ending a months-long process that began earlier this year when proposals were accepted for the 2009 planning cycle.

The amendments included a request from Scott Byerley to remove the Unique Lands Use designation from about 100 acres located south of Langdon Road and South Third Avenue, a request by the Port of Walla Walla to amend the text and policy language for the Burbank Sub-area plan and from the county Community Development Department to remove several policies pertaining rural and resource Lands.

A fourth proposed amendment will be voted on by commissioners at a special meeting scheduled for Dec. 31. The proposal from the city of College Place and the county Community Development Department will make a technical correction to the city's Urban Growth Area boundary map involving a half-acre area located east of Suncrest Terrace and Grandview Avenue.

Three remaining proposals submitted this year have been referred to the 2010 planning cycle following a Dec. 7 hearing by commissioners.

Those proposals are from Isaias and Sonia Muro to change land designation of 15 acres located at 2041 Wallula Avenue from Agricultural Residential-10 acre minimum lot size to Rural Residential-5 acre minimum lot size and from the city of Walla Walla to allow inclusion of new sub-area plans for the Myra Road area, Eastgate and other locations and require development in the city's Urban Growth Area to be built to city of Walla Walla standards.

Andy Porter can be reached at andyporter@wwub.com or 526-8318. Check out his blog at blogs.ublabs.org/randomthoughts.


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