Comprehensive Plan Document
BENTON COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
PDF VERSION


Updates through 2015 have now been incorporated into the Benton County Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan Chapters are listed below.   You may open the individual chapter and click on the bookmarks tab within Adobe to go directly to the various subheadings, tables, and maps within that chapter. 

These pdf files are provided to you for informational purposes only.  It is recommended that you contact the Planning Department before implementing anything found on this web page.


TITLE PAGE

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Purpose and Intent of the Benton County Comprehensive Plan
Scope of the Plan
Plan Format
Relationship of Plan to Zoning & Other Official Controls
Amendments to this Comprehensive Plan
History Of Comprehensive Planning in Benton County


CHAPTER TWO: NATURAL RESOURCES
Natural Setting of Benton County


CHAPTER THREE: GOALS, POLICIES, AND ACTIONS
Planning Process
Citizen Involvement
Land Use
Urbanization
Rural Lands
Quality of Life
Housing
Community Developments
Natural Resource Lands
Transportation
Critical Resource Lands
Parks, Recreation, Open Space, and Historic Preservation
Capital Facilities and Public Services
Economic Development
Utilities
Water Resources
Master Planned Resorts
 

CHAPTER FOUR: LAND USE ELEMENT
Introduction
Overview: The Economy and Land Use within Benton County
Planning for, and Managing Population Growth
County Planning Regions
Master Planned Resorts
Existing Land Use
Land Use and Other Map Designations
Interchange Commercial (IC)


CHAPTER FIVE: RURAL ELEMENT
Introduction
Rural Planning Areas of Benton County

CHAPTER SIX: PARKS AND RECREATION ELEMENT
Introduction
Existing Conditions: Inventory of Park Facilities
Current Trends
Future Considerations

CHAPTER SEVEN: ECONOMIC ELEMENT
Policy Statement
Introduction & Purpose
Existing Conditions

CHAPTER EIGHT: TRANSPORTATION ELEMENT
Introduction
Roads
Rail
Air Transportation
Water Transportation
Existing Conditions
Pipeline Transport
Public Transit, Park & Ride, Bicycle

CHAPTER NINE: CAPITAL FACILITIES ELEMENT
Introduction
Parks & Recreational Facilities
County Administration & Support Facilities

CHAPTER TEN: UTILITIES ELEMENT
Introduction
Purpose
Electricity
Natural Gas
Telecommunications
Water & Sewer Systems
Solid Waste
Special Service Providers
School Districts
Library Districts
Fire Districts
Hospital Districts
Benton-Franklin Health District
Mosquito Control District
Clean Air Authority
Irrigation Districts
Noxious Weed Control District
Port Districts

CHAPTER ELEVEN: HOUSING ELEMENT
Introduction
Existing Conditions
Future Considerations

CHAPTER TWELVE: ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
Introduction
Description of Action Proposed
Integration of Processes
Integration of Product
Alternative Plans Analyzed
Summary of Level of Impact of Alternative Plans
Issues Defined
Significant Changes or Impacts

APPENDICES

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1-1 Significant Amendments to the 1985 Plan
1-2 Amendment Procedures for Comprehensive Plan
1-3 Planning Chronology for Public Participation Process

CHAPTER TWO: NATURAL RESOURCES
2-1 Primary Soil Associations
2-2 Scale of Earthquake Intensities and Magnitudes
2-3 Ecologically Sensitive Areas of Benton County (Bibliography)
2-4 Species of Concern in Benton County and on the Hanford Site

CHAPTER FOUR: LAND USE ELEMENT
4-0 Population Growth and Projections
4-1 Essential Public Facilities Siting Process
4-2 Benton Countywide Policies

CHAPTER SIX: PARKS AND RECREATION ELEMENT
6-1 Horn Rapids Park Site Master Plan
6-2 Recreation Needs Survey

CHAPTER EIGHT: TRANSPORTATION ELEMENT
8-1 Current and Projected Level of Service for Major Collectors and Arterials
8-1 WDOT Inventory with 1028 Land Use Buildouts
8-2 Benton-Franklin Transit Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA)


CHAPTER NINE: CAPITAL FACILITIES ELEMENT
9-1 Examples of Levels of Service Compared to Current Benton County Levels

CHAPTER TWELVE: ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
12-0 Final Environmental Impact Statement, March 1981 (Bibliography)
12-1 State Environmental Policy Act Adoption Notice
12-2 Charts Showing Calculations of Housing Units and Services Needed for the Preferred Land Uses
12-3 Charts Showing Calculations of Housing Units and Services Needed for the Alternative Land Uses

MISCELLANEOUS
Comprehensive Plan Adoption Resolution
Benton County Planning Advisory Committee List

 

SUB AREA PLANS AND ADOPTED PLANS

Red Mountain AVA Master Site Plan- Sub Area Plan to the Comprehensive Plan

Shoreline Master Plan Update Document

Benton County Comprehensive Parks Plan

Benton County Solid Waste and Moderate Risk Waste Plan

 

       
       
       

       
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