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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 1, 2014
Contact: Katrina Knutson, Senior Planner, AICP
Department of Community Development
  360.337.5777 or kknutson@co.kitsap.wa.us
No: 2014-133

Draft Buildable Lands Report released for review and comment

(Port Orchard, WA) - The 2015 Kitsap County Buildable Lands Report (BLR) is now available for review and comment. This report is a key component of the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update.

The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) requires Kitsap and five other counties to prepare a BLR (RCW 36.70A.215). The purpose of the BLR is to determine if the County and its Cities are achieving planned urban densities and if sufficient land is available to accommodate the next 20 years of residential and employment growth.

Kitsap County worked closely with the Cities of Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard and Poulsbo to produce an all-inclusive analysis of land capacities for residential, commercial and industrial development. The report followed methodology developed and approved during earlier Buildable Lands Reports, published in 2000 and 2007.

“We are pleased to release this important report for public review,” said Charlotte Garrido, Chair of the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners. “While technical in nature, we want citizens to know the results in this report -- which is key to the comprehensive planning process.”

Comments on the draft BLR will be accepted until January 31, 2015. The report is available at http://compplan.kitsapgov.com/Pages/home.aspx . Click on the "Comment" block on the right to provide your comments. Individuals who do not have access to a computer and wish to view a hard copy should contact Kitsap 1 for further guidance. For more information on the Draft BLR, please contact Kitsap 1 at 360.337.5777.

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Last Updated:  December 01, 2014