Notice of a public hearing to consider Ordinance 1337 to amend the Lewis County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Designations

Please see the attached notice.

For the Nov. 1, 2022, hearing presentation, please click here.

For the Oct. 26, 2022, workshop presentation, please click here.

The Lewis County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing on November 1, 2022 to receive public testimony on proposed amendments to Lewis County Comprehensive Plan map and associated zoning designation changes, and will recess and continue the hearing to November 8, 2022 for final deliberation and decision.

The hearing will take place at or after 10 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse in Chehalis, Washington. Interested parties are encouraged to check the Commissioners’ Business Meeting agenda for the Zoom log-in details. The agenda will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting on the Lewis County Agendas & Calendar webpage.

The BOCC anticipates hearing testimony on November 1, 2022 in the following order:

  • 10:00 a.m. – De Goede rezone, Adna Grocery Store rezone and Centralia UGA
  • 11:00 a.m. – Mining Opt-in rezone
  • 1:00 p.m. – YMCA rezone
  • 3:00 p.m. – Chehalis Breen and Westlund-Enbody UGA
  • 5:00 p.m. – recess and continue

The BOCC requests that those wishing to provide oral testimony do so during the allotted time listed above. On November 1, 2022, after receiving testimony, BOCC anticipates closing the oral record but holding the written record open until 4 p.m. November 4, 2022. The BOCC will continue the hearing to November 8, 2022 at or after 10 a.m. to deliberate and vote. No oral testimony will be taken on November 8, 2022. In the event there are more people wishing to testify than can be heard on November 1, 2022, the BOCC may recess and continue hearing oral testimony on November 2, 2022, on or after 10 a.m.

During the hearing on November 1, individuals will be invited to speak and/or provide written statements regarding the proposed amendments. Each person wishing to speak will be given a maximum of two (2) minutes. All individuals wishing to speak are encouraged to attend. Please check the agenda link provided above for details about the hearing. Written comments may be submitted starting on October 18, 2022 by emailing Mindy Brooks, Senior Long Range Planner, at or postal mail to Community Development, c/o Mindy Brooks, 2025 NE Kresky Ave., Chehalis, WA 98532. Please include if the comments are regarding one or more of the proposed amendments, as listed above. The written record is anticipated to be closed on November 4, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Prior to the hearing, the BOCC will hold a workshop on October 26, 2022 where staff will present information about the proposals and the BOCC may ask questions. The workshop is scheduled 9 a.m. at the Historic Courthouse. The public is invited to watch the workshop; however, no public comments will be taken. All public comments should be provided as written testimony between October 18 through November 4, 2022 or as oral testimony on November 1, 2022. Please confirm dates and times on the BOCC calendar, link provided above.

Posted: October 18, 2022