Broadmoor Master Plan

About Broadmoor

The Broadmoor district in west Pasco is quickly becoming an epicenter of retail and housing innovation. The recent construction work witnessed around the area is a testament to this transformation. Through the intricate design of the Broadmoor Master Plan and the ingenious application of a new funding strategy known as Tax Increment Funding (TIF), Broadmoor is gearing up to redefine the urban lifestyle for the Tri-Cities.

TIF, a novel approach in Washington State, addresses infrastructure funding in a unique way. It allows the city to draw on future tax revenues for immediate infrastructure improvements, eliminating the need for increased taxes on the current residents and businesses. In essence, this forward-thinking method ensures that the city doesn't burden taxpayers while undertaking an impressive forty-million-dollar renovation within the Broadmoor vicinity.

Broadmoor's upcoming projects promise to modernize the area significantly. These include the extension of Sandifur Parkway, the establishment of a new Road 108, the expansion of Broadmoor Boulevard, and a major revamp of the Road 100 and I-182 interchange. The interchange upgrade is especially notable, featuring an additional off-ramp for eastbound 182 traffic, efficient roundabouts for smooth vehicle flow, and improved routes ensuring the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. Witness the evolution of Broadmoor as it brings a refreshing blend of dynamism and sophistication to urban development.

Summary of Master Plan

The development of a master plan for an area spanning 1,200 acres has required, and will need, continued attention for key elements including: infrastructure, development regulations, compliance and conformance, phasing, and costs. The Broadmoor planning efforts also includes an established planning vision with a set of principals as described below:
  • Encourage a pedestrian and transit friendly environment
  • Establish a connected community with ample choice for circulation and access
  • Provide a variety of housing choices with a focus on higher density options
  • Create economic opportunities for all
  • Ensure and promote the protection of the natural environment and open space
  • Develop an aesthetically pleasing community with quality design
  • Provide infrastructure and public facilities

Summary of Non-Project Environmental Impact Statement

The preparation of this Non-Project EIS addresses the questions required as part of the SEPA assessment process (WAC 197-11) and the requirements for “Planned Action” as part of WAC 197-11-164. Use of a Non-Project EIS addresses the potential environmental impacts of land use changes and development at a program, plan, and/or policy level by assessing the impacts in a city- or area-wide context rather than a site-specific analysis.

Specific objectives for the EIS were established for the review, including:
  • Planning for the future development of the Broadmoor area as outlined in the accompanying Master Plan
  • Fostering economic development and protecting the quality of the Pasco environment (natural and habitat)
  • Planning for an orderly transition from vacant land to mixed-use, commercial, and, residential uses with a land-use plan of the entire area
  • Improving mobility options for all users by providing and requiring the necessary roadway and non-motorized connections at existing and planned arterial streets with internal connections
  • Identifying and completing the necessary mitigation to offset adverse environmental impacts