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).


Plan development

January – December 2016

Comprehensive Plan Visioning

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.

Population and Employment Projection and Land Capacity Analysis

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 draft memorandums from this study and joint planning meetings held in Cle Elum and Ellensburg:

Comprehensive Plan Advisory Groups

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.

Advisory Group Resources

2016.06.21 Advisory Group Presentation
Audit Table Reference Guide
DRAFT Comprehensive Plan Outline
Overview of Comprehensive Planning