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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.
The granting of a variance shall be in the public interest. When the need for a variance can be identified in advance, the variance should be proposed at preliminary plat stage and be included for consideration during plan review and public hearing. Variances from the standards in this title will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Variances will be granted only upon evidence that the variance demonstrates the following:
A. Unusual circumstances or conditions apply to the property and/or the intended use that do not apply generally to other property in the same vicinity or district; and
B. Such variance is necessary for the preservation and enjoyment of a substantial property right of the developer possessed by the owners of other properties in the same vicinity or district; and
C. The authorization of such variance will not be materially detrimental to the public welfare or injurious to property in the vicinity or district in which the property is located; and
D. Special conditions and circumstances do not result from the actions of the developer; and
E. The granting of such variance will not adversely affect the realization of the Kittitas County Comprehensive Plan, Long-Range Transportation Plan or this title.
Candie Leader, Clerk
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.