2021 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process
2021 CPA Opening
The City of Yakima Community Development Department will begin the 2021 annual amendment process to the City of Yakima Comprehensive Plan 2040. On January 19, 2021, the Yakima City Council voted to open the annual amendment process by Resolution R-2021-009 in accordance with state law and the Yakima Municipal Code. The City of Yakima Planning Commission will formally open the 2021 annual amendment process on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm via Zoom.
Amendment application forms will be accepted by the City Planning Division beginning February 25, 2021. The filing deadline is April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. 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).
For more information pertaining to the Comprehensive Plan and land use regulatory amendment process please contact Joseph Calhoun, Planning Manager, at (509) 575-6042.
Comprehensive Plan Amendments in Review
Applications docketed for the 2021 Comprehensive Plan Amendment process:
CPA#001-21, RZ#001-21, SEPA#011-21
Applicant: Dan Tilley on behalf of multiple property owners
Location: Vicinity of N 40th Ave and Summitview Avenues
Request: Change the Future Land Use map from Low Density Residential to Community Mixed Use and rezone from Single-Family Residential (R-1) to Small Convenience Center (SCC).
CPA#002-21, RZ#002-21, SEPA#012-21
Applicant: HLA on behalf of Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic
Location: 5109 Summitview Ave
Request: Change the Future Land Use map from Mixed Residential to Community Mixed Use and rezone from Two-Family Residential (R-2) to Local Business (B-2).
CPA#003-21, RZ#003-21, SEPA#013-21
Applicant: PLSA on behalf of Racquet Lane Townhomes/Garyn Wood
Location: 2802 Racquet Lane
Request: Change the Future Land Use map from Low Density Residential to Mixed Residential and rezone from Single-Family Residential (R-1) to Multi-Family Residential (R-3).
CPA#004-21, RZ#004-21, SEPA#014-21
Applicant: PLSA on behalf of 2906 West Nob Hill LLC
Location: 1108 S 30th Avenue
Request: Change the Future Land Use map from Low Density Residential to Community Mixed Use and rezone from Single-Family Residential (R-1) to Local Business (B-2).
CPA#005-21, RZ#005-21, SEPA#015-21
Applicant: Hordan Planning Services on behalf of Rick Hargraves
Location: 210 W Mead Avenue
Request: Change the Future Land Use map from Community Mixed Use to Mixed Residential and rezone from Local Business (B-2) to Two-Family Residential (R-2).
CPA#006-21, RZ#006-21, SEPA#016-21, CL2#024-21
Applicant: Digital Design & Development on behalf of Kerry and Gina Martin
Location: 706 S 48th Avenue
Request: Change the Future Land Use map from Low Density Residential to Community Mixed Use and rezone from Single-Family Residential (R-1) to Local Business (B-2) and proposed multi-family development consisting of 14 apartment units with 29 parking spaces and associated site improvements.
CPA#007-21, RZ#007-21, SEPA#017-21
Applicant: Digital Design & Development on behalf of Casey and Shawna Gamache
Location: 1103 S 72nd Avenue
Request: Change the Future Land Use map from Low Density Residential to Community Mixed Use and rezone from Single-Family Residential (R-1) to Large Convenience Center (LCC).
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.