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Planning Division

The Planning Division implements the goals and policies of the community, as set forth in the City of Leavenworth Comprehensive Plan and Leavenworth Municipal Code. This division also reviews proposed developments for consistency with the City’s standards and policies relating to land use and preservation of the environment to ensure the quality of life will be maintained or enhanced for future generations.

This division administers a variety of regulations relating to the physical development of the community and is responsible for long range community planning.

Examples of Planning Division Responsibilities:

  • Answering zoning/land use questions
  • Reviewing plans submitted for building and development permits for compliance with the municipal code
  • Reviewing land use applications such as subdivisions, conditional use permits, variances, shoreline permits and design review permits
  • Conducting environmental (SEPA) reviews
  • Providing public information regarding city planning, census data analysis, and economic development
  • Preparing updates/amendments to city planning documents (e.g.  Comprehensive Plan, Shoreline Master Program, Leavenworth Municipal Code, and city zoning map)

Submitting a Land Use Application:

Land use permit applications can be submitted electronically, by mail, or in-person.  Some application types require a pre-application meeting prior to submittal.  Please contact city staff if you have questions regarding your permit application.

Quick Links to Current Projects:

If you are looking for a specific document, application, or form, try searching here:

Document Portal

Development Services Staff

Lilith Vespier, AICP
Development Services Manager
(509) 548-5275 Ext 131
Mark Barnes, CBO
Building Official
(509) 548-5275 Ext 133
Maggie Boles, AICP
Senior Planner
(509) 548-5275 Ext 130
Nichole Perry
Assistant Planner / Code Compliance Officer
(509) 548-5275 Ext 134

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