Lewis & Clark Ranch 

Lewis and Clark Ranch Subarea Plan & Planned Action EIS

Welcome to the City’s project website for the Lewis and Clark Ranch Subarea Plan and Planned Action EIS! Here you can learn about the project and ways to get involved. 

Upcoming Meetings & Comment Opportunities: 

Planning Commission Study Session (Design Charrette)

Date: Thursday May 12
Time: 6pm
Location: City's Council Chambers, 3100 Belmont Boulevard, West Richland, WA 99353
Virtual Participation Option: Join Zoom Meeting Passcode: 102122 

Community Meeting & Open House

Date: Wednesday May 11
Time: 6pm
Location: City's Council Chambers, 3100 Belmont Boulevard, West Richland, WA 99353Virtual Participation Option: Join Zoom Meeting Passcode: 102122  


Community Scoping Meeting - March 17

The Planning Commission invites you to a community meeting to learn about the project and share ideas and questions.
Date: March 17
Time: 6pm
Location: Police Station Community Room, 7920 West Van Giesen Street, West Richland, WA
Virtual Participation Option: Join Zoom Meeting

Scoping Comment Period: March 4 - March 25 (Now Closed)

Provide written scoping comments to the City Contact listed below by 5 pm March 25, 2022. Email comments are preferred. 

City Contact:
Eric Mendenhall
Community Development Director, City of West Richland
3100 Belmont Boulevard, Suite 104, West Richland, WA 99353

Additional Information:
Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on the EIS

Scoping Document 

Applicant Materials:
-LCR Application Form and Narrative for Comprehensive Plan Amendment
-LCR Application Form and Narrative for Zoning Amendment
-LCR Application SEPA Checklist
-LCR Application Maps

What is this Project?

A major landowner has submitted applications to the City of West Richland for amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map to update land use and zoning designations for the Lewis and Clark Ranch. Over 7,000 acres of the ranch are inside the city limits. 

The applicant proposes revisions to designations for nearly all of the ranch area within the city. Future development in this area is anticipated to need infrastructure investments such as roads, sewer, and water, as well as new sites for public facilities such as parks and schools. Future development is expected to occur in phases over time. 

The applicant’s proposal prompts the City to develop an overall vision for future growth for the site and how this would fit with the City’s Comprehensive Plan goals. The City seeks to develop a Subarea Plan and Planned Action Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as well as related amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The City anticipates the Subarea Plan will be an opportunity to support mixed uses and create a city hub as well as provide housing opportunities. The Planned Action prepared under RCW 43.21c.440 would apply to about 750 acres of an early phase of development. The City is inviting community members, tribes, and agency stakeholders to participate in the planning process.

Read this document for additional project information: Scoping Document

 West Richland Project Vicinity Map 1.4 JL

Planning Process


Note: Schedule subject to change

How to Participate and Learn More

The City invites you to participate! 

You can:

  • Check the project website for the latest information 
  • Ask to be added to the project email list  or (Email Planner
  • Provide written comments 
  • Attend public meetings and hearings hosted by the City’s Planning Commission or City Council
  • Participate in the public visioning charrette for the subarea 

Early participation opportunities include a 21-day scoping comment period in March, and a community scoping meeting on March 17. A public visioning charrette is tentatively scheduled for early May. These early participation opportunities are some of the best times to share your ideas and hopes for future growth in the Lewis and Clark Ranch Subarea. The City expects to issue a Draft Planned Action EIS with a 30-day comment period in early 2023. Information about events and comment opportunities will be posted at the project website.

Or click the link to take the survey online:


  1. Eric Mendenhall

    Community Development Director