2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process
2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendments (CPA)
There were 7 Comprehensive Plan Amendments received, along with associated rezone and SEPA applications.
The Yakima Planning Commission have held public hearings regarding all of the proposed CPAs and concurrent Rezones; their recommendations to City Council can be found below. The City Council held public hearings on all of the CPAs at their meeting on Tuesday November 6, 2018 (the hearings can be viewed online here). Council passed ordinances approving the comprehensive plan amendments and rezones for all 7 of the proposals below.
Project Name: Coastal Farm Real Estate Inc
File Numbers: CPA#001-18, RZ#002-18, & SEPA#004-18
Site: 802 E Russell Ln, 13 & 15 E Washington Ave
Proposal: Change the Future Land Use map designation for three parcels from Industrial to Commercial Mixed-Use and change the zoning from Industrial (M-1) to General Commercial (GC), and change the zoning for the western portion of a fourth parcel from Industrial (M-1) to General Commercial (GC).
Project Name: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
File Numbers: CPA#002-18, RZ#003-18, & SEPA#005-18
Site: 600 & 611 Wilson Ln; 1410, 1412, 1414, & 1418 S 7th St
Proposal: Change the Future Land Use map designation for six parcels from Mixed Residential to Commercial Mixed-Use and rezone six parcels from Two-Family Residential (R-2) to
General Commercial (GC) in anticipation of future expansion of the adjacent medical clinic.
Project Name: William Almon
File Numbers: CPA#003-18, RZ#004-18, & SEPA#006-18
Site: 1104 S 48th Ave
Proposal: Change the Future Land Use map designation for one parcel from Low-density Residential to Community Mixed-Use and rezone one parcel from Single-family Residential (R-1) to
Professional Business (B-1).
Project Name: Riverpointe Landing LLC/Westtowne LLC
File Numbers: CPA#004-18, RZ#005-18, & SEPA#007-18
Site: 1429, 1431, & 1439 N 16th Ave
Proposal: Change the Future Land Use map designation for three parcels from Regional Commercial to Industrial and rezone three parcels from Large Convenience Center (LCC) to Light
Project Name: West Valley Nursing Homes Inc
File Numbers: CPA#005-18, RZ#006-18, & SEPA#008-18
Site: Vicinity of S 85th Ave & Occidental Rd
Proposal: Retain the Future Land Use map designation for five parcels of Mixed Residential and zoning designation of Multi-family Residential (R-3) previously approved through CPA#006
12, RZ#006-12, and a property use and development agreement executed by City Council which limited development of the property to multi-family senior living and senior care
residential facilities. The property owner no longer proposes a senior living/senior care land use and therefore proposes to vacate the property use and development agreement to
allow for other multi-family uses.
Project Name: Israel Zaragoza
File Numbers: CPA#006-18, RZ#007-18, & SEPA#009-18
Site: 1317 S 7th St
Proposal: Change the Future Land Use map designation for one parcel from Mixed Residential to Commercial Mixed-Use and rezone one parcel from Two-Family Residential (R-2) to
General Commercial (GC) in anticipation of future expansion of the adjacent automotive accessories retail store and detail/installation shop.
Project Name: City of Yakima Wastewater Division
File Numbers: CPA#007-18, RZ#008-18, & SEPA#010-18
Site: Vicinity of Highway 24 & S 22nd St
Proposal: Change the Future Land Use map designation for three parcels from Low-density Residential to Commercial Mixed-Use and rezone three parcels from Suburban Residential (SR)
to General Commercial (GC) to enable a future proposal for a low-barrier homeless shelter use.
2018 CPA Opening
On February 6, 2018, the Yakima City Council opened the 2018 annual amendment process to the City of Yakima Comprehensive Plan 2040 by resolution in accordance with state law and the Yakima Municipal Code. The City of Yakima Planning Commission formally announced the opening of the 2018 annual amendment process on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, located at 129 N 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901. Amendment application forms were made available from the City Planning Division beginning February 28, 2018. The filing deadline was April 30, 2018. The form was also made available by downloaded here. Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan’s Future Land Use Map require a $1,250 nonrefundable application fee. Fees for an accompanying Rezone, Environmental Review, or project specific land use application will be required as applicable.
Information pertaining to the Comprehensive Plan and land use regulatory amendment process is available from the Community Development Department, Planning Division, located on the second floor of City Hall, 129 North 2nd Street, Yakima, Washington 98901. For more information, please contact Joseph Calhoun, Planning Manager, at (509) 575-6042 or email to: email@example.com.
Comprehensive Plan Background
The information below is intended to provide a brief background on the purpose of the Comprehensive Plan, the periodic update cycle, and the yearly amendment cycle.
Under the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA), local governments in the state have to adopt, regularly amend, and periodically update an Urban Area Comprehensive Plan. The plan helps guide long-range land use policy in urban areas by establishing a community vision for effectively managing growth over a twenty-year period.
The City of Yakima Comprehensive Plan 2040, adopted in June 2017, includes Goals and Policies related to Land Use, Historic Preservation, Economic Development, Housing, Transportation, Capital Facilities, Utilities, Parks and Recreation, Shorelines, and the Natural Environment. Those Goals and Objectives are accomplished through zoning, subdivision, permitting, and the implementation of other regulatory controls.
The GMA requires a full update of Comprehensive Plans every eight years, which means that the 2040 plan will be due for update in 2025. In order to respond to the needs of property owners in the interim, an annual amendment cycle is allowed to examine site-specific requests to modify the Future Land Use Map or Comprehensive Plan text. Whenever the plan is amended it is important to verify that it is internally consistent and that development regulations are consistent with and implement the comprehensive plan.
Yakima Municipal Code Chapter 16.10 provides the regulatory process and review criteria for the review of Comprehensive Plan Amendments. Any submitted amendments will go through an extensive public review process which will ultimately result in a recommendation from the Yakima Planning Commission for final consideration by Council.