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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, 2019, see RCW 36.70A.130(5)(c).
Kittitas County Community Development Services held 6 visioning meetings in February and March 2016 and developed an online community visioning survey to address public comments and feedback from community groups.
The visioning meetings and the online survey are summarized in the Public Visioning Summary Report. As noted in the documents below, the draft vision statement has continued to evolve during discussions with the Advisory Groups and will continue to evolve through the reminder of the update process.
Through the Conference of Governments, Kittitas County, Cle Elum, Ellensburg, City of Kittitas, Roslyn, and South Cle Elum are working with a third party consultant on a study to inform population projection and allocation, employment projection and allocation, and land capacity analysis. This study will inform the Conference of Government’s population projection decision for 2037 and the County, City, and Town comprehensive plan updates.
Below are the memorandums from this study and joint planning meetings held in Cle Elum and Ellensburg:
Please see the advisory group meeting schedule for meeting times and locations. All advisory group meetings are open to the public. Advisory group meetings are work sessions and therefore there will be no public testimony.
Click on each Advisory Group below for more information.
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.