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Yakima County Comprehensive Planning

 

Yakima County and its cities and towns are required to plan for their physical growth and development under the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A)(GMA).

Listed below are the major planning documents that have been adopted by Yakima County pursuant to the GMA:

  • Plan 2015 (the Yakima County Comprehensive Plan) – applies county-wide. Originally adopted in 1997 by the Board of County Commissioners and subsequently amended.
  • Yakima Urban Area Comprehensive Plan 2025 – applies to the entire Yakima Urban Growth Area.  Originally adopted jointly by the Yakima City Council and the Board of County Commissioners in 2006 and subsequently amended.  Two subarea plans provide supplemental planning for two portions of the Yakima UGA:
  • Terrace Heights Neighborhood Plan – applies to the portion of the Yakima UGA east of the Yakima River. Originally adopted jointly by the Yakima City Council and the Board of County Commissioners in 1999 and subsequently amended.
  • Interlocal Agreement between the City of Yakima and Yakima County for Growth Management Act Implementation – provides a management structure for growth and development occurring in the unincorporated portions of the Yakima UGA.  Originally adopted jointly by Yakima County and the City of Yakima in 2000.
  • Master Interlocal Agreement for Growth Management Act Implementation in Yakima Countyprovides a management structure for growth and development occurring in the unincorporated portions of  the UGAs of all cities and town within the county (except within the City of Yakima’s UGA, for which there is a separate agreement). Originally adopted jointly by Yakima County and the 13 cities and towns in 1999.
  • Yakima County-Wide Planning Policy – a policy framework that guides and coordinates the development of the comprehensive plans of Yakima County and all cities and towns within the county.  Originally adopted jointly by the Board of County Commissioners and all the cities and towns within the county in 1993, and amended in 2003.

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