FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Urban Growth Areas Hearings Board Remand Order
Orchard) - Kitsap County will be hosting two open
houses to present the findings of the Draft Supplemental Environmental
Impact Statement (SEIS) and Capital Facilities Plan relating to the recent
Central Growth Management Hearings Board decision regarding the 2006
Comprehensive Plan. In September 2011, the Hearings Board (Case
No. 07-3-0019c) rendered a decision that Kitsap County must re-examine
is Urban Growth Areas (UGAs) expanded during the 2006 Comprehensive Plan
update process. This decision followed a five year legal challenge that
ultimately went to the Court of Appeals and then remanded back to the
Hearings Board for decision. This re-examination will require the reduction
of many urban growth areas to address these state-required issues.
Public Open Houses
May 15, 2012
May 17, 2012
“The release of the Draft SEIS and Capital Facilities Plan is a major milestone towards the County’s efforts to resolve the Hearings Board Order by the August deadline," according to Eric Baker, Special Projects Manager. "Many properties affected by this order may see zoning changes from urban to rural or vise versa. It is important for residents to provide testimony whether verbal or in writing about these proposed alternatives and how it affects them,” Baker added.
For more information, please visit the project website (http://www.kitsapgov.com/dcd/community_plan/remand%202011/remand.htm).
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May 07, 2012