The long range planning group works on projects and plans that may take several years to fully implement. Long range projects are often initiated by City Council and include check-ins with Council and Planning Commission as well as public outreach and engagement.
To learn more about a project, please visit the project's webpage.
The Community Development Department is responsible for maintaining Ellensburg's Comprehensive Plan, a 20-year plan that articulates the community's vision and is a reflection of community values. Annual amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are conducted once a year in order to respond to changing circumstances or needs of the City. Full review of the Comprehensive Plan is conducted every 8 years in accordance with the provisions of the Growth Management Act.
Land Development Code Amendments
The Community Development Department is responsible for maintaining Ellensburg's Land Development Code, a principal document for implementing the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan. An amendment to the Land Development Code is a mechanism by which the City may bring its land use and development regulations into conformity with the Comprehensive Plan or respond to changing conditions or needs of the City.