Wenatchee Urban Area Comprehensive Plan

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Wenatchee Urban Area Comprehensive Plan:  Planning to Blossom 2037

The City of Wenatchee Comprehensive Plan is the governing document providing guidance and direction to City Government in its actions and implementation of principles for community development. People often associate community development with increases in population and the expansion of municipal boundaries. The City of Wenatchee’s Comprehensive Plan does specifically address population growth, but of equal importance it addresses improvements to the community in terms of quality of life. The City of Wenatchee’s approach to community development is to reach across the entire community to look at social and economic issues, historical assets, cultural values, the sustainability of the community, condition of housing, and impacts to neighborhoods including infrastructure, community facilities, transportation networks, and safety, among others.

Since Wenatchee does not have great expanses of land to grow outward, much of the focus of the plan is to address improvements of what we have. We see this land area constraint as both a challenge and opportunity as Wenatchee has unique values that make our city a special place to those who do business here and to those who call it home.

In 2016 – 2017, the Comprehensive Plan went through a major update that was adopted in 2017 as required by the Growth Management Act. The plan, however, is a living document and may be updated with minor edits annually. The next major plan review and update is due in 2025. We welcome input and participation regarding all of our adopted plans.

Wenatchee Urban Area Comprehensive Plan:  Planning to Blossom 2037 (Updated 2019)

Plans, studies or technical documents incorporated and adopted as a part of the Wenatchee Urban Area Plan are listed below (this list is from pages 8 and 9 of the Comprehensive Plan). If a link is not provided, you may contact us for information:

*See Land Use Element Goal 11 and associated policies regarding the purpose of adoption.


Plans, studies or technical documents adopted as guidance documents to consider in the implementation of the Wenatchee Urban Area Plan:


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