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, 2017, see RCW 36.70A.130(5)(c).

Visioning Meetings

Kittitas County is holding visioning meetings for the Comprehensive Plan update. Share your input at one of the 2016 public visioning meetings. Come out and help us plan for the next 20 years!

Pleast attend the meeting that works best for you:

February 1, 2016 6:00 – 8:00pm

Snoqualmie Pass Fire Station
1211 State Route 906, Room 109
Snoqualmie Pass, WA 98068

February 3, 2016 6:00 – 8:00pm

Kittitas County Event Center, Armory Hall
901 East 7th Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926

February 2, 2016 6:00 – 8:00pm

Putnam Centennial Center
719 East Third Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922

February 10, 2016 6:00 – 8:00pm

West Wind Convention Center
1 Ginkgo Avenue
Vantage, WA 98950

Meeting topics will include: housing, community character, transportation, economic development, recreation, and natural resources.

Comprehensive Plan Visioning Flyer

Comprehensive Plan Update Process

July – December 2015

In conjunction with the Board of County Commissioners and the Kittitas County Conference of Governments, Kittitas County planning staff will review the existing comprehensive plan and other relevant planning documents and subarea plans to determine the extent of the comprehensive planning process.

A public participation program has been developed which includes multiple opportunities for public participation throughout the update process. The Board of County Commissioners adopted the Public Participation Program on July 21, 2015.

Documents and other information:

Public Participation Program
Resolution to adopt Public Participation Program

Plan Development:
January – December 2016

Kittitas County staff will be implementing the Public Participation Program and developing a draft Comprehensive Plan. The kickoff will be a community visioning workshop in January 2016! More details to come.

Also in January 2016, the County will begin recruiting volunteers for advisory groups that are of specific interest to the community such as: Open space and Recreation, Economic Development, and Housing. Please stay tuned for details.

As each element is completed it will be reviewed by the Planning Commission and will be made available for public review and comment.

Comp Plan February 2016 Newsletter

Environmental Review:
November 2016 – January 2017

The level of environmental review will be determined based on the scope of the comprehensive plan update.

Plan Adoption:
January –June 2017

During the final phase of the Comprehensive Plan update the public and local and state officials will review and comment on the overall plan culminating in local adoption by the Board of County Commissioners and approval by the Washington State Department of Commerce.