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341 E. Main St.
Dayton, WA 99328


City of Dayton Comprehensive Plan Info
Latest Happenings
The comprehensive plan and associated development regulations have been submitted to the Department of Commerce. The 60 day review period is effectively initiated, with a comment close date of July 27. View the final submitted packet here.

Read the City of Dayton Public Participation Plan. 

To receive notifications on the Comprehensive Plan update process please email or call the Planning Department at 382-4676 and ask to be included on the Comprehensive Plan mailing list. 

Stay up-to-date with Planning Commission agendas and minutes by clicking here.

Looking Back and Planning Ahead
Recognizing the importance of planning, the Columbia County Board of Commissioners opted into the state's Growth Management Act (GMA) in 1991. The GMA requires the City to address several aspects of planning, including adopting and revising a Comprehensive Plan.

The current City of Dayton Comprehensive Plan was originally approved in 2008 and updated in 2015.

With change inevitable, the Comprehensive Plan enables the community to anticipate and deal constructively with changes occurring within the City. The plan is a vehicle through which citizens and officials can express their goals for the future of the City.

Some recent developments that already have impacted or will impact the City in the future include:

Final Dayton Docket List
Dayton Public Participation Plan
City of Dayton Open House

Taking a look back at the past can be both fun and enlightening. Below are the results of a 1973 Developmental Survey for the City of Dayton.

1973 Developmental Survey - Dayton Results
1973 Developmental Survey - Dayton/Starbuck/Col. Co. Combined Results





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