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Comm. Dev. > Community Planning > Sub-Area Plans >

Silverdale Sub-Area Plan and
Urban Growth Area (UGA)


About the Silverdale Sub-Area Plan

In November 2004, Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development embarked on an integrated sub-area and watershed planning process for the Silverdale Urban Growth Area (UGA). A sub-area plan is a component to the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan and specifically addresses the unique needs and features of a specific geographical area.   

A Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), comprised of Central Kitsap residents, civic leaders, business owners, property rights activists, environmental groups and developers, was formed for the Silverdale sub-area planning process. The CAC analyzed existing transportation, land use, natural environment, land capacity, as well as economic development and capital facilities. The CAC then developed land use alternatives and potential constraints or risk factors for each alternative and recommended a preferred alternative to the Kitsap County Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners.  At the same time, draft Downtown Design Guidelines were developed, with the expectation of final adoption in mid-2007. 

The Silverdale Sub-Area Plan, including an expanded urban growth boundary, was adopted in December 2006 as part of the 10-year update to the County’s comprehensive plan.  The sub-area plan was included in the comprehensive plan in a manner easy to segregate in the event the Silverdale area incorporates as a city.

Current Documents and Maps

Silverdale Final Staff Report  (November, 2008)

Proposed Amendments to the Silverdale Sub-Area Plan

Silverdale Sub-Area Plan (adopted December 11, 2006)

Notice of Adoption of Design Guidelines

Downtown Design Guidelines - Adopted 05/14/2007 (published 05/23/2007)

Ordinance to Adopt Design Guidelines

Inventory- Natural & Built Environments (DEIS - August 2006)

Historical Documents and Maps

Silverdale Vision 2052 Plan - Final

Silverdale Vision 2022 Pre-Plan
          Goal and Policy Summary of the 1991 Silverdale Urban
          Design Study
          Public Input Form October 1992

Natural Environment Existing Conditions Documents and Maps (2004 - 2006)

Dyes Inlet Watershed Analysis


Links of Interest

Central Kitsap Community Council (CKCC)

Old Town Silverdale Association

Silverdale Chamber of Commerce


If you have questions about long range planning issues in Silverdale, please contact Katrina Knutson at 360-337-5777.


Last Updated: 
August 14, 2014


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