Urban Growth Area Update

The Growth Management Act (GMA) requires as part of the Comprehensive Plan Update that Yakima County review urban growth areas (UGAs) for each of its fourteen cities and towns and revise them if necessary, to accommodate the urban growth projected to occur in the County for the succeeding twenty-year period.

Yakima County split the UGA update process into two separate phases over a two year period concluding in 2016.  The two phases were necessary to better accommodate the varying GMA update schedules of the County's fourteen cities and towns. 

Adopting Ordinances

   Phase 1, 2015 UGA Amendments

   Phase 2, 2016 UGA Amendments

Environmental Review Documents

   Phase 1, 2015 UGA SEPA

Planning Commission Findings of Fact and Recommendations

UGA Update Staff Reports