Proposed Currier Creek Annexation Area

2019 CC Annexation Area Map

Annexation is the process of expanding the City limits to include properties currently outside the City but within the City's Urban Growth Area.

In March 2017, the City of Ellensburg and Kittitas County reached an agreement in which the County agreed to help fund the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Highway 97 and University Way intersection project. In return, at the County's request, the City committed to facilitate annexation of properties located in this area.

The City of Ellensburg is pursuing annexation of this area through the petition method of annexation which is based on tax assessed value of property. Any area that is to be annexed must have property owners representing at least 60% of the tax assessed value of the area requesting annexation.

Initial City Council meeting

The initial City Council meeting will be held on June 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm in City Council Chambers located at 501 North Anderson Street, Ellensburg. Per chapter 35A.14 of the Revised Code of Washington, City Council will consider the following at this initial meeting:

  1. Whether the City will accept, reject, or geographically modify the proposed annexation. Acceptance does not constitute approval, but rather affirms the process of consideration will continue. Once a geographic boundary has been set at this meeting, it cannot be expanded to include additional area.
  2. Whether the City shall require the simultaneous adoption of the zoning designations for the parcels proposed to be annexed.
  3. Whether the City shall require the assumption of all, or part or, existing City indebtedness by the area, if annexed.

Written questions and/or written comments regarding the annexation can be directed to staff for inclusion in the public record for this matter. Persons unable to attend this initial meeting may direct their written questions or comments to the Community Development Department at: 

501 North Anderson Street | Ellensburg | WA | 98926

or via email to: sanfilippoa@ci.ellensburg.wa.us 

Contact Information

Angela San Filippo | 509-925-8653 | sanfilippoa@ci.ellensburg.wa.us