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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing: Urban Growth Area Amendment

The Cheney Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. to consider amending the City’s designated Urban Growth Area (UGA).  The Urban Growth Area is land which is currently outside the city limits, but which may in the future be annexed into the city.  This amendment would be considered an amendment of the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

 

The meeting will be held in a hybrid format, meaning that the public may attend in person, at the Cheney City Hall, 609 2nd Street, or VIRTUALLY, via Zoom.  Comments will be accepted from both in-person and virtual attendees.

 

A web link to the Zoom Meeting will be posted on the City’s website,  www.cityofcheney.org closer to the hearing date.  The public is encouraged to attend. 

 

Summary:  The City of Cheney is proposing a UGA exchange, as the city has run out of developable land within its borders and the existing UGA has significant challenges.  Some of those challenges include road capacity, railroad traffic, access to emergency services, utility infrastructure, water rights, available buildable lands, and critical areas.   The City of Cheney proposes to “exchange” 200 or so acres located to the south of the railroad tracks for approximately 198 acres or so on the north side of Cheney spread out over three separate geographies.  

 

The public comment period (written comments) is open through 5:00 p.m. on October 10, 2022.  Direct comments to Brett Lucas, Community Development Department, City of Cheney, 112 Anderson Road, Cheney, WA.  Phone: 509-498-9221.  E-mail: blucas@cityofcheney.org

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