March 14, 2006
Contact: Eric Baker
Phone: (360) 337-4495
County Commissioners Authorize
Submittal of Property Owner Rezone Requests for Comprehensive Plan Update
March 13, the Kitsap Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution
authorizing the Department of Community Development to considered rezone
proposals as part of the 10-year review and update to the county
Comprehensive Plan. The resolution outlined criteria for request eligibility,
Requests may NOT be
within or include the boundaries of 1) Alternative 4 of the Port
Orchard/South Kitsap Sub-Area Plan, 2) the Discussion Areas for the
Silverdale Sub-Area Plan or 3) the Kingston Urban Growth Area.
Parcels must be inside
or within ¼ mile of the Central Kitsap, East Bremerton, West Bremerton,
Poulsbo, South Kitsap Industrial Area, Gorst or ULID No. 6 Urban Growth
Area boundaries as established on December 31, 2005, excluding the areas
described by (a) above.
Requests must include an
urban designation or inclusion to/exclusion from an Urban Growth Area
for requests must be submitted by 4:30PM on April 10, 2006.
A map of eligible areas, the resolution and request form are
www.mykitsap.org or at the Kitsap County Courthouse in Port
Orchard. If the requests meet the above criteria, they will be
considered in the creation of any land use alternatives using additional
review criteria outlined in the resolution.
The evaluation of accepted
requests will occur during the months of April and May 2006 and those that
are found to meet these review criteria may be included in land use
alternatives for the 10-Year Review and Update. These alternatives will be
available on the
www.mykitsap.org webpage and at alternative workshops on the following
May 15th-NK (Kingston Jr.
High School, Commons)
May 18th-CK (KC Fairgrounds, Presidents Hall)
May 24th-SK (Givens Center, Kitsap Room)
All workshops held 6:00–9:00
Land Use Reclassification
Requests that are NOT found to meet review criteria may not be included in
the alternatives but may be reconsidered by the Planning Commission and
Board of County Commissioners during a public hearing process in September
and October 2006.
For more information and
updates to the planning process, please visit
MyKitsap.org. The Website is updated