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A Short Course on Local Planning: Updating Your Plan
About Horizon 2040
What’s on the Horizon? Yakima County’s currently adopted Comprehensive Plan - Plan 2015 - is a policy document that guides County decisions related to growth and development in unincorporated Yakima County. The comprehensive plan is the centerpiece of local planning in Washington State. Like business plans, comprehensive plans provide the framework for how our communities will grow. And like business plans, they must evolve over time to be effective. Yakima County is required to update our comprehensive plan by June 30, 2017.
Updates will refresh policies and elements of the plan with an eye toward population and employment growth over the next 20 years. With this growth comes potential for increased demand for residential, commercial and industrial land, parks, schools, services, utility facilities and roads. The 2017 update focuses on future land use needs in unincorporated urban areas, but has links to planning in cities and rural areas.
On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015, Yakima County Public Services Planning Division will host the first of two Open Houses on the update and validation of the Visioning Goals, a basic foundation to Yakima County’s Comprehensive Plan. The first Open House will be held on March 18th at the Selah Civic Center, 216 1st Street, Selah. The second Open House will be held on March 19th at the Zillah Civic Center, 119 1st Avenue, Zillah. These identical Open Houses will be held in an open format and you are welcome to come anytime between 5:30PM and 8:00PM. Light refreshments will be served.
- Press Release 2015 Visioning Open House
- Open House
- Planning Commission Horizon 2040 Survey Overview Presentation
- Link to past PC meetings
- Lower Valley Focus 2010 Report
- Goals and Alternatives Updated for 3_11 PC Meeting
- Revisited Goals PC Meeting 3-11-15
- UV Visioning Report
- Visioning Presentation
- Visioning Open House Display Information
- Visioning Goals Open House March