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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: November 3, 2015
Contact: David Greetham, Planning Supervisor
Kitsap County Department of Community Development
360.337.5777 or
No: 2015-119

Kitsap County seeks public input on the 2016-2036 Draft Comprehensive Plan
County invites public to open houses to view and comment on draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, draft Capital Facilities Plan and Alternative Land Use maps

(Port Orchard, WA) – Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development (DCD) is hosting three open houses to invite the public to learn about the Comprehensive Plan Update. The County’s Comprehensive Plan serves as a complete policy document that guides County decisions and services on a wide range of topics including housing, transportation, land use, parks, natural environment and more. Every eight years, Washington State’s Growth Management Act requires that cities and counties update their Comprehensive Plans. Kitsap County update focuses on the expected population and employment growth through 2036.

“The Comprehensive Plan Update is the result of a very collaborative process made up of many different stakeholders,” said Robert Gelder, Chair, Kitsap Board of County Commissioners. “We have said throughout this past year or so that great communities don’t just happen: they take vision, planning and teamwork.”

The draft documents and materials will be posted for public review and comment on Friday, November 6, 2015 at a dedicated website Written comments will be accepted until 4:30pm, Monday, December 7, 2015. Comments may be submitted on line; by email to; handed in to the DCD front counter at 619 Division Street, Port Orchard or post-marked by December 7, 2015, and addressed to: Comprehensive Plan Update, Planning and Environmental Programs Division, DCD, MS-36, 614 Division Street, Port Orchard, 98366.

The County has scheduled three public open houses so that members of the public can view proposed land use maps, ask questions and provide comments. The open houses are:

South Kitsap, November 10, 2015
Commissioner Chambers
Kitsap County Administration Building Chambers
619 Division Street, Port Orchard
Welcome by Commissioner Charlotte Garrido
Event time 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

North Kitsap, November 12, 2015
Poulsbo City Hall Chambers
200 Moe Street NE, Poulsbo
Welcome by Commissioner Robert Gelder
Event time 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Central Kitsap, November 16, 2015
Silverdale Beach Hotel
3073 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale
Welcome by Commissioner Ed Wolfe
Event time 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Each open house will start with a welcome from a County Commissioner, followed by a brief presentation about the Comprehensive Plan update process from staff. Participants can then view documents and maps where staff will be available to answer questions. Public comments will be accepted at commenting stations.

“We are very enthusiastic about fostering two-way conversations between County residents and County staff about the update,” said Jeff Rowe, Deputy Director of the Department of Community Development. “The Plan is required by state growth management laws and will provide a wide-ranging strategy for the County over the next twenty years.”

Call Kitsap1 at 360.337.5777 with questions about this event.



Last Updated: 
November 03, 2015