2017 Comprehensive Plan Update

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The City of Richland has determined that additional opportunity for

public input and comment is needed on the draft City of Richland

Comprehensive Plan and EIS.

(Links to these documents are located below.)

Based on this determination, the City has extended the comment

period for an additional 30 days, through August 14, 2017.


Comments may be submitted to Development Services Manager

Rick Simon, via our comments form, or mailed to:


City of Richland

Development Services

840 Northgate Dr.

Richland, WA 99352


DRAFT Comprehensive Plan 5/2/2017

Supplemental Information 

DRAFT Supporting Analysis 5/2/2017

DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 5/2/2017



Every 10 years the City is required to update its Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The Comprehensive Land Use Plan (Comp. Plan) guides decisions about development and growth within the city's urban growth boundary (UGA). The consulting team of Oneza and Associates was hired to guide City staff through the effort. The public is also encouraged to participate in this process. Sign up on enotify for updates and information related to the Comprehensive Plan Update

Past Public Participation 

May 10th Public Hearing

The Planning Commission held a public hearing to accept public comment on the draft plan on May 10th. No presentations were made at this meeting.


The City held an open house on March 20, 2017 for the public to review and comment on draft documents related to the Comprehensive Plan update. Documents and Maps that were part of the open house can be accessed in the Public Information section of this site. Comments are welcome and can be submitted using the Comprehensive Plan Comment Form.


The city's consultant, Oneza and Associates,presented the draft of the 10 year Comprehensive Plan Update at a public open house on March 20, 2017. The public was invited to review and offer feedback on the draft plan between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. This open house was held at the city's warehouse and shops main administration building located at 2700 Duportail Street.


A public meeting to provide results of the Comprehensive Plan survey and an update on the planning process was held on November 2nd. Along with survey results, Oneza and Associates presented an overview of visioning sessions that were held during October with the Planning Commission, Economic Development Committee, City Council and Topic Groups. The consultant used this information to create the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update. The draft update is expected to be completed in early 2017. Public comments can still be made through the comments form on this website.


The City's consultant, Oneza and Associates, held topic group discussions on October 5th to solicit feedback on specific elements of the Comprehensive Plan. Topics covered included Economic Development, Transportation, Parks & Recreation, Open Space, and Land Use & Housing. The groups were asked to consider the following 3 main ideas as they relate to the specific topic of discussion;

  • Strength and Opportunities
  • Challenges
  • Potential Actions

Additionally, City Council and Planning Commission members held workshop sessions with the consultant team to consider the same questions related to each element of the Comprehensive Plan. A summary of information gathered during the topic group discussions and workshop sessions will be reviewed at the November Public Meeting.

There are other ways to engage and learn more. Use the links below for access.



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