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Gorst Watershed Planning

The City of Bremerton and Kitsap County, in partnership with other state, federal, and tribal agencies, has developed a 20-year plan for the future of Gorst. The purpose of this cooperative planning effort has been to develop a land use plan that is based on the ecological values and functions of the Gorst Creek Watershed.

Final Gorst Planned Action Environmental Impact Statement

Final Gorst Planned Action EIS

Preferred Draft Plans

Draft Preferred Gorst Creek Watershed Characterization and Framework Plan

Draft Gorst Subarea Plan Staff Preferred


There are three related documents that have been prepared for Gorst:

  • Volume 1. Draft Gorst Creek Watershed Characterization & Framework Plan: This plan provides a common set of goals, policies, and best management practices guiding water quality, habitat, and land use plans and activities across the 6,000-acre watershed including the 335-acre Gorst UGA.
  • Volume 2. Draft Gorst Planned Action Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): The EIS is an informational document that evaluates land use alternatives and potential mitigation measures to minimize environmental impacts. It addresses both the watershed and Gorst UGA. The EIS allows the City and County to consider designating a planned action for some or all of the Gorst UGA, which would streamline environmental review for development proposals consistent with mitigation measures. Volume 2 Appendices
  • Volume 3. Draft Gorst Subarea Plan: The purpose of this plan is to provide greater detail, guidance and predictability to future development within the 335-acre Gorst UGA, while also protecting the environment. Kitsap County currently governs the unincorporated Gorst UGA but has assigned it as a future annexation area to the City of Bremerton.

All three documents are intended for joint adoption by both the City of Bremerton and Kitsap County.

The City of Bremerton as lead agency is requesting comments from citizens, agencies, tribes, and all interested parties on the Draft EIS as well as associated plans from June 10, 2013 to July 24, 2013, by 5:00 PM.
Send written comments to:

Allison Daniels, City Planner
City of Bremerton Department of Community Development
345 6th Street, Suite 600, Bremerton, WA 98337, 360-473-5845

To view the City of Bremerton's Gorst Watershed Planning page, please click here

Upcoming Meetings

Kitsap County Commissioner's Work Study
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Commissioner's Chambers, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard
The public is welcome to attend this briefing, however, no oral testimony will be received.

Kitsap County Planning Commission Public Hearing
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Commissioner's Chambers, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard
The public is invited to give oral testimony

Gorst Draft Plan Executive Summary

Kitsap County Contacts

Kitsap County Special Projects
Eric Baker, Manager
(360) 337-5777

Kitsap County Community Development
Katrina Knutson, Senior Planner

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