Comprehensive Plan Update 2017-2037

The City of Pasco Comprehensive Plan 2017-2037
The Pasco Comprehensive Plan is a statement of goals and policies that outlines the community’s vision for the future. The Plan is a basic reference document that provides guidance for the development and implementation of specific ordinances and regulations affecting the physical environment of the community. The Plan also anticipates population and employment growth and how public facilities and services will be provided to accommodate that growth.
The city originally adopted a Growth Management Act (GMA) Comprehensive Plan in 1995 in response to legislation provided in RCW 36.70A. This Plan is a revision and update of the 1995 plan, and a response to the GMA requirement that the City of Pasco must review and, if necessary, revise the plan and any associated development regulations. Beginning in December 2017, the City of Pasco is on a GMA mandated track to review and revise this Plan every 7 years.

Plan Format
This Comprehensive Plan encompasses all geographic and functional elements related to the community’s physical development. It is general in nature and long range in its scope. The Plan is divided into 2 volumes as follows:

  • Volume 1: Contains an introduction including a description of the Comprehensive Plan, framework goals as mandated by state, a brief community profile, an outline of required elements, and other related information. Volume 1 also includes the 6 major elements that articulate the city’s vision for the future through goals and policies organized as follows: Land Use; Housing; Capital Facilities; Utilities; Transportation; Economic Development, and Implementation and Monitoring.
  • Volume 2, Part 1: Contains background information for the elements including supporting data, maps and inventories.
  • Volume 2, Part 2: Contains background information for the elements including supporting data, maps and inventories.

Public Participation

Meeting Dates, Times, and Locations:

December 12, 2017; 5:30-6:30: Mid-Columbia Libraries - West Pasco Branch; 7525 Wrigley Dr, Pasco, WA 99301

December 14, 2017; 5:30-6:30: Kurtzman Park Mini-Station; 333 S. Wehe Ave. Pasco, WA 99301

January 18, 2018; 5:30-6:30: Pasco City Hall; 525 N 3rd Ave, Pasco, WA 99301

Comprehensive Plan Draft Elements:

  1. Introduction
  2. Land Use
  3. Housing
  4. Capital Facilities
  5. Non-City Utilities
  6. Transportation
  7. Open Space
  8. Public Services
  9. Resource Lands
  10. Critical Areas & Shorelines
  11. Economic Development
  12. Implementation and Monitoring


Appendix I Glossary of Terms

Appendix II Public Participation

Appendix III Urban Growth Area Expansion

Appendix IV Capital Facilities Inventory

Appendix V Transportation Improvement Program

Appendix VI Bikeway Plan

Appendix VII Traffic Volumes

Appendix VIII Maps

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