Here is a quick reference guide to your zone. This information is a summary of your zone’s purpose, allowed uses, density, dimensions, and setbacks. The tables below do not include prohibited uses.
This information summarizes Kitsap County Code and is subject to change. For full information about your zone, please see the Official Kitsap County Code.
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This zone is intended to provide for integrated grouping of small to medium size businesses within an attractive park-like setting. The business park (BP) zone allows flexibility in the amount of space within each business dedicated to office use, warehousing, and/or light manufacturing operations. Permitted businesses are intended to support the creation, development and retention of primary wage employment in the professional and technical fields, and not intended for the general retail commercial needs of the area.
(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)
A. Site Requirements.
1. Fences. Fences, walls and hedges will be allowed inside of a boundary planting screen where it is necessary to protect property of the industry or business concerned, or to protect the public from a dangerous condition. Fences may not be constructed in a required yard adjacent to a public right-of-way.
2. Signs. Signs shall be permitted according to the provisions of Chapter 17.510.
a. Site Signs. No signs shall be constructed or installed above the highest point of a building roof; any perimeter signs adjacent to residential zones shall not be illuminated.
b. Tenant Signs. Tenant signs shall be wall mounted.
3. Site Landscaping and Design Plan. Development within this zone shall be subject to review and approval by the director of a site landscape and design plan. In addition to the requirements of Chapter 17.500, the following requirements shall apply:
a. All required landscaping shall be installed prior to occupancy, unless installation is bonded at one hundred fifty percent of the cost of materials and labor (or other method) for a period not to exceed six months.
b. Required rear and side yard setback areas abutting a residential zone shall provide and maintain a dense evergreen buffer which attains a mature height of at least eleven feet, or other screening measure as may be prescribed by the director.
c. Required setback areas adjacent to streets and those abutting a residential zone shall be continuously maintained in plantings, with such live ground cover and trees or shrubs established and maintained in a manner providing a park-like character to the property.
d. Areas which are to be maintained in their natural setting shall be so designated on a landscape plan, and subject to the review and approval of the director.
e. All mechanical, heating, and ventilating equipment shall be visually screened whether on grade or building mounted.
B. Performance Standards. No land or structure shall be used or occupied within this zone unless there is compliance with the following minimum performance standards:
1. Maximum permissible noise levels shall be in compliance with the Kitsap County noise ordinance.
2. Vibration, other than that caused by highway vehicles, trains, and aircraft, which is discernible without instruments at the property line of the use concerned is prohibited.
3. Smoke and Particulate Matter. Air emissions must be approved by the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Authority.
4. Odors. The emission of noxious gases or matter in such quantities as to be readily detectable at any point beyond the property line of the use causing such odors is prohibited.
5. Heat and Glare. Except for exterior lighting, operations producing heat and glare shall be conducted within an enclosed building. Exterior lighting shall be designed to shield surrounding streets and land uses from nuisance and glare.
C. Administration. As a condition for the granting of a building permit and/or site plan approval, at the request of the director, information sufficient to determine the degree of compliance with the standards in this title shall be furnished by the applicant. Such request may include continuous records of operation, for periodic checks to assure maintenance of standards or for special surveys.
zone is not intended to accommodate population growth and therefore do not have
allowed density. However, limited new residential uses may occur in these
zones which support the intent of these zones to provide employment and
services. Therefore, up to one dwelling unit may be allowed per existing
parcel for the limited residential uses allowed in Kitsap County Code Chapter 17.410
Please note that the tables below only include what is allowed in the corresponding zone and does not include prohibited uses.
Use Table - Permitted Use (P) = This table shows allowed uses that are permitted within the zone with the appropriate permit from the Department of Community Development (DCD). Click here to explore DCD project/permit types.
Use Table - Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP) = This table shows the allowed uses that are permitted within this zone, but will require an Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP).
Use Table - Hearing Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C) = This table shows the allowed uses that are permitted within this zone, but you will be required to apply for an Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to establish conditions to protect public health, safety and welfare and subject to approval by the hearing examiner.
Accessory use or structure
Adult family home
Accessory use or structure
Day-care center, family
Engineering and construction offices
Financial, banking, mortgage and title
General office and management services – less
than 4,000 s.f.
General office and management services – 4,000
to 9,999 s.f.
General office and management services – 10,000
s.f. or greater
General retail merchandise stores – less than
Laundromats and laundry services
Tourism facilities, including outfitter and
Parks and open space
Warehousing and distribution
Automobile repair and car washes
Kennels or pet day cares
Recreational vehicle rental
Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals
Museum, galleries, aquarium, historic or
Private or public schools
Public facilities and electric power and natural
gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter
Cold storage facilities
Food production, brewery or distillery
Manufacturing and fabrication, medium
Automobile service station
Race track, major
Recreational facilities, private
Recreational facilities, public
Transshipment facilities, including docks,
wharves, marine rails, cranes, and barge facilities
Density and Dimensions table
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