Public to testify on zoning

State law limits public testimony to the planning commission level.

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WALLA WALLA -- Members of the public will get their chance this week to testify in support of or against a number of zoning-change requests now being reviewed by the Walla Walla County Planning Commission.

The commission will review several zoning change requests at 7 p.m. at 314 W. Main St. on Wednesday.

Due to state law, public testimony is limited to the planning commission level, with no public comment allowed at subsequent meetings.

The zoning changes range from several acres to hundreds with the majority around Walla Walla and College Place.

  • 43 acres east of Peppers Bridge Road and south of Sunflower Court, from residential 5 to R-72. Submitted by Timber Ridge LLC.
  • 276 acres south of Old Milton Highway on both sides of Peppers Bridge Road, from residential 10 to residential 5. Submitted by Norm McKibben.
  • 5 acres east of Berney Drive and south of Wallace Street and Provenance Loop, low density to rural residential and R-96. Submitted by Blue Mountain Commercial LLC.
  • 289 acres between Sun Harbor Drive and Agate Drive, removal of Unique Lands designation. Submitted by Michael Witherspoon.
  • 7 acres at 219 E. Maple St., Burbank, from residential single family to commercial. Submitted by Darwin Odgaard and Lynne K. Hoffman.
  • 8.8 acres adjoining Myra Road extension, to be added into College Place Urban Growth Area. Submitted by city of College Place.
  • 5.7 acres at northeast corner of Southwest 12th Avenue and Grandview Avenue intersection, to be added into College Place Urban Growth Area. Submitted by Terri Gall.
  • 8.8 acres in vicinity of Electric Avenue and Dawson Street, to be removed from Walla Walla Urban Growth Area. Submitted by city of Walla Walla.
  • 1.7 acres of the western portion of Berney Elementary School site, from medium density residential to public reserve. Submitted by city of Walla Walla.
  • 26.8 acres along Myra Road between Electric Avenue and waste water treatment plant, from low density residential and R-96 to commercial. Submitted by city of Walla Walla.
  • 23.2 acres along Myra Road between Electric Avenue and Mill Creek, from low density residential and R-96 to commercial. Submitted by Randal Grudzinski.

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