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Posts tagged "Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan"
County seeks more time to work on zoning; seeks public comment

County seeks more time to work on zoning; seeks public comment

At 178 pages, the county’s zoning code is not an easy read, but it is a vital piece of planning for the county’s future – in essence, the literal plans for growth on the ground. The zoning code puts the philosophical underpinning of the county’s new comprehensive plan into effect in particular neighborhoods and on...
County commissioners ready to endorse comp plan — as is

County commissioners ready to endorse comp plan — as is

Two months after they adopted a new comprehensive plan and then put it on hold for reconsideration, the Okanogan County commissioners are satisfied that new…
County’s comp plan to get another hearing

County’s comp plan to get another hearing

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County commissioners took testimony on the county’s comprehensive plan at a hearing on Monday (Feb. 2), but they still want more time to review the plan before making a final decision…
Comment invited again on county comp plan

Comment invited again on county comp plan

By Marcy Stamper
Interested citizens will have at least one more opportunity on Monday (Feb. 2) to give county commissioners their ideas about whether the county’s comp plan outlines the future they want for Okanogan County. The Okanogan County …
County comp plan appealed again over water, ag protections

County comp plan appealed again over water, ag protections

By Marcy Stamper
The comprehensive plan and zoning code adopted by the Okanogan County commissioners at the end of last year violate state law because they do not protect water resources, do not protect county residents from wildfire and landslides, and do not clearly designate commercially productive agricultural and forest lands, argue...
County commissioners to reconsider recently adopted comp plan

County commissioners to reconsider recently adopted comp plan

By Marcy Stamper

For three weeks, Okanogan County has had its first new comprehensive plan in half a century. The county commissioners adopted the plan just three days before Christmas, but that plan is now up for reconsideration. After further review of comments received at the Dec. 22 hearing — at which the commissioners...

County’s comp plan provides a slimmed-down basis for growth

County’s comp plan provides a slimmed-down basis for growth

By Marcy Stamper At just 36 pages, the comprehensive plan adopted by the Okanogan County commissioners last week is a significantly streamlined version of the draft that county staff and elected officials started with almost eight years ago when they first began updating the county’s old plan from 1964. The preliminary draft of Okanogan County’s...
County comp plan up for adoption

County comp plan up for adoption

By Marcy Stamper
The Okanogan County citizenry may receive a holiday gift that has been many years in the making, since the county commissioners have scheduled a hearing to consider adoption of the county’s comprehensive plan on Dec. 22. After more than a …
County’s environmental review of comp plan upheld

County’s environmental review of comp plan upheld

By Marcy Stamper
Okanogan County’s proposed comprehensive plan will not result in significant environmental impacts, and growth in the county can be expected to remain very slow, said the county’s hearing examiner in a decision on an appeal of the environmental review of the plan. Okanogan County Hearing Examiner Dan Beardslee said other...
Environmental impacts of county’s comprehensive plan challenged

Environmental impacts of county’s comprehensive plan challenged

By Marcy Stamper Does Okanogan County have to imagine the future environmental effects of any growth allowed by its comprehensive plan, or only the impact of specific projects that the plan would permit? That distinction — and the county’s responsibility to do a thorough environmental analysis to inform the public and elected officials — was the crux of arguments...