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Comprehensive Long Range Planning
Imagine Ellensburg
Imagine Ellensburg is a periodic update of the City's Comprehensive Plan as required by the Washington State Growth Management Act. Imagine Ellensburg will establish policies for community growth and development over the next 20 years.

On August 17, 2016 City Council approved a Public Participation Plan to guide community outreach and involvement throughout the update process.

Public Participation Plan

The Public Participation Plan is based on the Community Heart and Soul process which focuses on three guiding principles: involve everyone, focus on what matters, and play the long game.

Current Comprehensive Plan
Ellensburg’s Comprehensive Plan was adopted October 2008, the plan identifies the density, type, and intensity of land uses throughout the City, as well as the character and capacity of public facilities and services like streets and utilities.

The Comprehensive Plan serves as the basis for the City's adoption of development regulations such as zoning and subdivision standards.

Annual Comprehensive Plan Process
Ellensburg processes amendments to the comprehensive plan on an annual basis to address changing circumstances, including state law. 

Another aspect of the comprehensive plan is annexation of Ellensburg's Urban Growth Area (UGA) into the city limits. One of the goals of growth management is planned growth and to have those UGA's be incorporated into cities.

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Ellensburg, WA 98926
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