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Franklin County Comprehensive Plan Update Project

Summary of the project


Franklin County is conducting a periodic update of its Comprehensive Plan in accordance with the state's Growth Management Act (GMA).

The County's Comprehensive Plan is an expression of the County's values and priorities.  The Comprehensive Plan provides a 20-year vision for how the citizens of the community want their County to look and to function.  The County first adopted a Comprehensive Plan in the 1970s.  After the passage of the Growth Management Act (GMA), the County adopted a Comprehensive Plan to address the elements required by the GMA in 1995.  The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted the current version of the Comprehensive Plan in 2008, and has amended that document a few times since. 

        Project Update Notice - English        Project Update Notice - Spanish


  • Franklin County is continuing to make progress toward the requirement for a mandatory update ("Periodic update") to the Comprehensive Plan.  In June the Board of County Commissioners approved Resolution 2018-197 to document progress toward the completion of this important work.
  • The City of Connell and the City of Pasco have both submitted requests for expansions to their Urban Growth Areas.  The City of Connell request is for the addition of approximately 80 acres of land to be designated as Industrial.  The City of Pasco has requested an expansion of approximately 4,855 acres which would be designated as: Low Density Residential, Mixed Residential, Industrial, Commercial and a classification known as Airport Reserve 2.  The applications are posted on this website, under the tab "UGA Applications."
  • County review of the UGA applications is on hold.  The Cities will be supplementing their requests with further information and documentation.


Notice is hereby given that Franklin County is accepting applications for map and text amendments to the Franklin County Growth Management Comprehensive Plan for the 2019 annual Comprehensive Plan amendment cycle.  Requests for annual amendments can propose changes to land use designations, policies, or any other component of the Plan.

The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) allows Comprehensive Plan amendments only one (1) time per year.  Any interested person, organization, agency, or business may submit a complete application to the County to propose changes to the Comprehensive Plan, including maps and text. 

An application for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (map and text) may be obtained at the Planning and Building Department at 502 W. Boeing Street, Pasco, WA 99301, by calling the department at 509-545-3521 or by visiting the department’s website at: http://www.co.franklin.wa.us/planning/planning_forms.html  

Please note, a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist is a required submittal with this type of land use application.  Complete applications are due by Friday, March 22, 2019 at 4:30pm

Notice is further given that a periodic update to the Comprehensive Plan which was planned to be completed in 2018 is still underway and previous requests still in process related to map and text amendments will be combined with any complete requests and applications received as a part of the 2019 docketing process, pursuant to WAC 365-196-610(3)(a). 

We invite you to be involved in this important update process.

Citizen involvement is an important component of this project.  This project website is designed to provide up-to-date information on the project and provide documents and materials for citizen comments and review.  

Upcoming events (such as Planning Commission workshops or hearings) are listed on the "Events" tab.

Please use one of the following forms to provide your feedback, or email planning@co.franklin.wa.us with "Comprehensive Plan comments" in the subject line.

      Comment Form - English        Comment Form - Spanish


December 4, 2018 Meeting

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