Twenty-year Comprehensive Plan Update

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, 2019, see RCW 36.70A.130(5)(c).

Upcoming Meetings

Planning Commission

A Public Hearing before the Planning Commission is scheduled to be held on May 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Auditorium to accept public testimony/comment on the draft comprehensive plan and for the Planning Commission to make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners.

Related Documents

Zoning and Future LU Draft Map April 2019
Transportation Network Draft Map April 2019
Resource Lands Draft Map April 2019
Planning Commission Public Hearing Draft_Redline May 2019_4.30.19
Planning Commission Member Comments from Work Sessions April 2019
Notice of Public Hearing_Planning Commission
Land Use Draft Map April 2019
Environmental Assets Draft Map April 2019
Comp Plan Updated - WDFW E. Torrey comments_4.19.19
Comp Plan Update Comment Response Matrix_3.2019
Comp Plan Open House combined comments - March 2019
Comp Plan 2017-2037 Update Staff Report - PC Public Hearing_5.14.19

Past Meetings

Open Houses – First Draft Comp Plan

Lower County - March 26, 2019: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Kittitas County Courthouse - Commissioner's Auditorium
205 W 5th Ave, Room 109
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Lower County - March 27, 2019: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Upper Kittitas County District Courthouse - Courtroom
700 East 1st Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922

Planning Commission Meetings

A second work session between staff and the planning commission occurred on April 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Commissioner’s Auditorium to continue discussing the first draft of the updated Comprehensive Plan

SEPA Documents

2019 Comp Plan SEPA DNS
2019 Comp Plan SEPA checklist

A worksession between staff and the planning commission occurred on March 26, 2019: 6:00pm in the Commissioner's Auditorium to present the first draft of the updated Comprehensive Plan.

Related Documents

Planning Commission Agenda 3-26-19
Draft Zoning Map March 2019
Draft Transportation Network Map March 2019
Draft Resource Land Uses Map March 2019
Draft Environmental Assets Map March 2019
Comprehensive Plan - First Public Draft March 2019
2019 vs 2018 Comp Plan GPO crosswalk

The Planning Commission evaluated two submitted Citizen-initiated Amendment Requests (CARs) at their regularly scheduled open public meeting on August 9, 2016, and recommended including the CAR topics as part of the Comprehensive Plan update process.

Working Group Meetings

Representatives from each Advisory Group have now come together to create the Working Group. They will review topics and issues brought out in the previous advisory group meetings.

All Working Group meetings will be held at the Kittitas Valley Event Center located at 901 E. 7th Avenue in Ellensburg. The room noted on the meeting schedule is subject to change.


Advisory Group Meetings

Based on community input during the visioning process the advisory groups include: land use, recreation and the natural environment, transportation, housing, resource lands, and economic development. The advisory group kick off meeting was held on June 21st and included setting future meeting times for each group.

All advisory group meetings will be held at the Kittitas Valley Event Center located at 901 E. 7th Avenue in Ellensburg. The room noted on the meeting schedule is subject to change.

Visioning Meetings

Kittitas County Community Development Services held 6 visioning meetings in February and March 2016. County staff also developed an online community survey to address public comments and feedback from community groups.

Please review the Public Visioning Summary Report and the Addendum to Community Vision Report which reflect community input from the six community visioning meetings and the online community visioning survey. The Addendum includes a draft of the vision statement for the 2037 Kittitas County Comprehensive Plan. Please send comments to