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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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The County seeks community input about future growth in the rural areas of Kittitas County and the City
of Kittitas urban growth area (UGA). The County, together with the City of Kittitas for the Kittitas
UGA, will study land use designations and zoning for rural and urban areas and development regulations
for rural development. These activities are scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2012.
Meetings will include public open house events, joint meetings of the BOCC/Planning
Commission and public hearings of both the BOCC and Planning Commission.
At the first set of public meeting open house events assessments for twelve
rural subareas will be presented. Assessments for the Kittitas urban growth will also be presented,
together with a proposed land use designation and zoning map.
At the second and third set of public meeting open house events, staff recommendations
to achieve GMA compliance will be presented, including potential options for land use designations and
zoning and amendments to planning policies. Potential options for development regulation amendments
will also be presented.
The County anticipates hosting open house events through June. To get email notice of the open house
events, subscribe to get email updates.
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schedule for compliance.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.