City of Yakima

Mission Statement

The mission of the Planning Division is to assist the citizens of Yakima in the achievement of their personal and community development goals. We will provide this service on an individual and timely basis with a commitment to community values, ecological principals for protection of the environment, while evaluating competing priorities and interests.

Our goals for accomplishment of this mission are as follows:

  • Provide superior public service in a responsive manner;

  • Coordinate information and provide technical support to all other departments and City officials;

  • Strive to arrive at decisions that will best serve the entire community and improve quality of life within our community;

  • Implement the policies of the elected representatives of the City;

  • Dedicate all of our professional and technical skills to the enhancement of the quality of life for every citizen of the City of Yakima;

  • Adhere to ecological principals for the protection of the environment, as well as preserve the heritage of and investment in the built environment;

  • Systematically and critically analyze proposals related to land development and evaluate competing priorities and interests in order to provide recommendations for action.

 

Quick Links:

City of Yakima Revitalization Landscaping and Planting Recommendations Brochure

 

UNION GOSPEL MISSION APPLICATIONS AND NOTICES: PARKING LOT AND HEALTH CARE CLINIC

CL2#019-15 – PARKING LOT:

CL2#004-15 – HEALTH CARE CLINIC:

APPEAL OF CLASS 2 DECISIONS (CL2#004-15 & CL2#019-14)

APPEAL OF HEARING EXAMINER’S DECISION TO UPHOLD ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIAL’S DECISION ON CLASS 2 DECISIONS (CL2#004-15 & CL2#019-14)

YAKIMA PLANNING COMMISSION

CITY PLANNING DIVISION / YNHS – “MISSION” & “RESOURCE SERVICE CENTER” USES – Proposed text amendments to the Zoning Ordinance: TXT#001-15 and TXT#002-15

TXT#001-15 (SEPA#007-15): The City of Yakima Hearing Examiner’s 1992 and 1995 definition for a “Mission”, permitted in the Central Business District (CBD), General Commercial (GC), and Light Industrial (M-1) zoning districts. This application will require two public hearings; one before the Yakima Planning Commission to be followed by a public hearing before the Yakima City Council. The public hearing before the City of Yakima Planning Commission was held on Wednesday March 25, 2015. The public hearing before the Yakima City Council was held on Tuesday May 19, 2015. The Yakima City Council remanded this decision back to the Yakima Planning for additional review. The YPC held a study session on Wednesday June 10, 2015 and held a public hearing on Wednesday June 24, 2015. This proposal is scheduled to go back to City Council to reconsider the YPC’s recommendation on July 21, 2015. Further information will be posted below:

TXT#002-15 (SEPA#007-15): A proposal for a new definition for “Community Resource Service Center” defined as: “means a mixed use facility providing programs, resources, assistance and temporary shelter to homeless and pre-homeless populations of the immediate community.”. This application will require two public hearings; one before the Yakima Planning Commission to be followed by a public hearing before the Yakima City Council. The Yakima Planning Commission held a meeting on this issue on May 13, 2015. Additional information is posted below:

 

HEARING EXAMINER

YAKIMA NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH SERVICES – “COMMUNITY RESOURCE SERVICE CENTER” USE – INT#001-14

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services is requesting an unclassified use interpretation for a proposal to establish a new use in the Yakima Municipal Code (YMC) § 15.04 Table 4-1 Table of Permitted Uses in the SCC zoning district, and YMC § 15.02 Definitions for a “Community Resource Service Center” defined as “a mixed use facility providing programs, resources, assistance and temporary shelter to homeless and pre-homeless populations of the immediate community.” This request requires that the Hearing Examiner hold a public hearing. This public hearing was held on Thursday April 2, 2015 at the Yakima Convention Center, 10 N. 8th St., Yakima, WA. Additional information is posted below: