Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Zoning Comes to Northeast Washington

Statesman Examiner Online "The Stevens County Draft Comprehensive Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement evidence tangible steps toward meeting the state's Growth Management Act (GMA) requirements, according to Stevens County Planning Director Clay White. ... For unincorporated Stevens County, this means zoning, a concept already in place in many other counties statewide. Zoning is intended to reduce urban sprawl and structure how the county grows and develops. It also means designating land use and creating guidelines for subdividing property."