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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: February 14th, 2007
Contact: Philip Fletcher, Senior Planner, Kitsap County Long-Range Planning
Phone: (360) 337-4653
No. 07-
15

GREATER HANSVILLE AREA STRENGTHENS PLANNING EFFORT

Greater Hansville Area, WA—On February 20, 2007, Kitsap County Department of Community Development staff will begin work with representatives of the Greater Hansville Area Advisory Council (GHAAC) to prepare an area-wide planning initiative that builds upon the efforts of the Planning Committee of the Greater Hansville Futures Project. In this collaboration the County and the GHA will explore strategies for achieving community goals as expressed in the Greater Hansville Futures Project. For example, the county could designate some part(s) of the Greater Hansville Area as a “limited area(s) of more intensive rural development”, or LAMIRD(s), which would recognize the area’s identity under the Washington State Growth Management Act as a “rural village” with historical boundaries while preventing urban-type sprawl. The planning area generally includes the North Kitsap Peninsula from Eglon and Little Boston Roads, to include the communities of Cliffside Beach , South Hood Canal Drive and Eglon. “Hansville is a great community and they are taking charge of their own destiny and I fully support them”, Commissioner Chris Endresen stated.

The initial joint meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th, 2007, at the Greater Hansville Community Center located at 6959 NE Buck Lake Road in Hansville, Washington. The meeting will include a discussion of County and GHAAC understandings about the planning process, community and planning background, community boundaries, and future goals. Subcommittees may also be established in the future to study specific issues. It is anticipated that a draft plan will be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by the end of 2008.

For more information on the meeting, to volunteer, or for additional information on Kitsap County planning, contact Philip Fletcher, Senior Planner, Kitsap County Department of Community Development, by email at pfletche@co.kitsap.wa.us or by phone at (360) 337-4653.
 


To contact the Kitsap County Administrative Manager, 
call Carolyn Siems at 360-337-4481 or email: csiems@co.kitsap.wa.us

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014