In Compliance with a Stay-at-Home Order issued by Kittitas County Public Health on Monday, March 23, 2020, the Community Development Department will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The earliest dated we might re-open is Monday, April 6, 2020, but the date will be determined by guidance from state and local officials.
During the closure, our department will not be accepting any new planning applications. If you already have a planning application submitted and currently under review, you will be contacted by one of our staff members to ensure that your application is finalized within the prescribed state and/or local deadline requirements.
Before calling, keep scrolling down this web page. You will find answers to many of your questions and you will also be able to access planning applications and other forms.
The Planning Division is responsible for the timely and accurate review of all land development permits including subdivisions, zoning, and environmental/critical areas review and appeals. This work involves service to the public that starts with initial questions well in advance of any permit application, and continues through the project design phases, and the permit review process including any required public hearings, and ends with official City action on the project permit or with appeals of that City action if appeals are made. The Planning Division also is charged with preserving and enhancing the City's Historic District and other historic structures in the City. In addition, the Planning Division is charged with ensuring that the City's various land development codes are complied with as the land uses on individual properties change over time.
Land Development Code Information Bulletins
Non-Motorized Transportation Plan
Hazard Mitigation Plan
Land Development Code (Title 15)
City of Ellensburg Zoning Map
Kittitas County Interactive Mapping Application
Kittitas County Assessor's Property Search
FEMA Flood Map Service
Ellensburg's Historic Districts
Rules Governing Changes To Historic Buildings
Main Street Program: downtown revitalization
Restore and Maintain Downtown Properties
SEPA (State Env. Policy Act)
Regional Shoreline Master Program
FAQ PLANNING QUESTIONS
LAND USE FEE TABLE
P. (509) 962-7231 | Email
Shannon Johnson (509) 962-7108 Email
(specializes in subdivisions and
commercial design review)
Stacey Henderson (509) 925-8608 Email
(specializes in historic preservation and
State Environmental Policy Act or SEPA)
Laura Wilson (509) 962-7231 Email
(specializes in residential design, short plats, and boundary line adjustments)