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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.
Kittitas County is updating its Comprehensive plan as required by the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA).
Kittitas County’s comprehensive plan will establish policies for community growth and development for the next 20 years.
Kittitas County’s update process is required to be completed by June 30, 2017, see RCW 36.70A.130(5)(c).
The proposal period for Citizen-Initiated Amendment Requests closed on May 31, 2016. Specific public comments on the CARs were accepted until June 30, 2016.
Please remember you can submit comments throughout the update process by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org, by mail, visiting us in person at: 411 North Ruby Street, Suite 2; Ellensburg, WA 98926, or attending upcoming meetings.
The Washington State Growth Management Act requires the County to periodically review and update its Comprehensive Plan and development
regulations. On July 21, 2015, the Kittitas County Board of County Commissioners approved a Public Participation Plan outlining
opportunities for public involvement in the current Comprehensive Plan update process. As indicated in the Public Participation Plan,
all citizens or other interested parties may submit proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan, land use map, zoning map, or development
regulations. Your proposals are referred to as Citizen-Initiated Amendment Requests and will be evaluated for consideration by County staff,
Planning Commission, and Kittitas County Board of County Commissioners for inclusion in the Kittitas County 2037 Comprehensive Plan update process.
Members of the community submitted two ideas for the Kittitas County Comprehensive Plan update through the Citizen Initiated Amendment Request process, see submittals below.
Complete Citizen-initiated Amendment Request proposals will be reviewed for inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan update process,
and will be based upon the criteria below as well as the County’s ability and level of resources necessary to review your proposal.
Public Comments Received
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.