WALLA WALLA -- Three amendments to Walla Walla County's Comprehensive Plan were approved this week by county commissioners.Andy Porter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 526-8318. Check out his blog at blogs.ublabs.org/randomthoughts.
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.