Code Updates - Recent Code Projects


 




The projects below are listed by Adopting Ordinance number and Project Name.

  Group Residential Facility - Secured High Risk

Background

The Board of County Commissioners adopted an interim zoning ordinance (temporary ordinance) on February 6, 2019 to regulate Group Residential Facilities - Secured High Risk. Group Residential Facilities - Secured High Risk house one or more civilly committed Sexually Violent Predators (SVP). A civilly committed individual has completed a criminal sentence, but once they complete their sentence, they must enter a program for treatment and supervision in a secure facility operated by the State. Superior court can order the use of a community-based living facility to carry out these programs. These community-based facilities are known as a less restrictive alternative living arrangement (LRA). A LRA still requires court ordered supervision and treatment.

Federal and state court decisions require cities and counties to allow these secured community-based living facilities. Prior to this ordinance, there were no local regulations for where these types of facilities could be located. The Board is allowed under state law to pass a temporary ordinance to protect the public's safety and welfare. The temporary ordinance is a starting point to ensure neighborhood compatibility when considering the placement of these facilities across the County. The Department will develop a final code over the next six months for the Board to consider. The public is encouraged to participate through this important process.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ADOPTED INTERIM ZONING ORDINANCEADOPTED FINAL ZONING ORDINANCE
SUBMIT A PUBLIC COMMENTVIEW SUBMITTED PUBLIC COMMENT


​Meeting Type​Meeting Date​Meeting Materials
​Board of County Commissioners Briefing​2/6/2019Agenda Packet
​Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting​2/25/2019​Agenda Packet
​Planning Commission Briefing​3/19/2019Agenda Packet
​Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing​3/25/2019Agenda Packet
​Planning Commission Work Study Session​04/16/2019Agenda Packet
​Planning Commission Public Hearing​05/14/2019

Agenda Packet

Staff Responses to Public Comments

​Planning Commission Deliberations​05/21/2019Executive Summary
​Board of County Commissioners Work Study Session​6/12/2019
​Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing​6/24/2019
​Board of County Commissioners Work Study Session​7/10/2019

Executive Summary

Attachment A - Public Comment Matrix

​Board of County Commissioners Deliberations​7/22/2019Agenda Packet




   Ordinance 570-2019 Wireless Communication Facilities

Ordinance 570-2019

Wireless communication facilities support the infrastructure system that serves wireless devices (eg. smartphones, tablets, autonomous vehicles, and emergency services).  New or expanded facilities help to maintain or increase system performance, speed, and reliability. Kitsap County must review development permits for these facilities against federal and local standards.  New Federal Communication Commission declarative rulings that support 5G technologies are prompting Kitsap County to update Kitsap County Code Chapter 17.530 Wireless Communication Facilities. 

Meeting Type

Meeting Date

​Meeting Materials

Board of County Commissioners Briefing10/24/2018Materials
Planning Commission Briefing11/20/2018N/A
Planning Commission Work Study Session #112/18/2018

Revised Workplan 12/18/2018

Power Point Presentation Slides

    ​Board of County Commissioner Briefing​1/7/2019Executive Summary
    ​Planning Commission Work Study Session #2​1/8/2019

    Executive Summary

    Preliminary Draft Code

    ​Planning Commission Work Study Session #3

    ​1/22/2019

    Study Session #3 presentation

    ​Executive Summary

    Staff Report

    Attachment A - Existing Facility Map

    Attachment B2 – State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist

    Attachment C1 – Draft Code for Planning Commission Review

    Attachment C2 – Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Regulatory History

    Attachment C3 – Preliminary Feedback and Staff Response

    ​Planning Commission Public Hearing and Open House

    MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

    ​2/5/2019
    ​​Planning Commission Public Hearing and Open House​2/19/2019

    ​Staff report and attachments provided in 1/22/2019 meeting materials

    Open House Posters

    Due to technical issues the county cannot provide an audio recording of this meeting.  Meeting notes will be available soon.

    ​Board of County Commissioner Briefing​2/27/2019Executive Summary
    ​Planning Commission Deliberation​3/19/2019

    Executive Summary

    Attachment C4 - Draft Code Feedback and Department Response Matrix

    Attachment C5 - Department Suggested Changes to the Proposal

    Board of County Commissioners

    Work Study #1
    3/27/2019

    Executive Summary

    Presentation Slides

    Planning Commission Recommendation4/16/2019Attachment D - Findings of Fact

    Attachment D - Findings of Fact Appendix A - Planning Commission Recommended Code

    ​Board of County Commissioners

    Work Study #2
    5/1/2019Executive Summary
    ​Department of Community Development Open House5/13/2019

    ​Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing, Deliberation, & Decision

    5/13/2019​See meeting materials for Board of County Commissioners Work Study #2
    ​Board of County Commissioners

    Work Study #3
    ​6/03/2019

    ​Board of County Commissioners

    Deliberation Only & Decision

    ​6/10/2019


       Ordinance 559-2018 Maximum Lot Size Requirements

    ADOPTED CODE:

    Ordinance 559-2018 “AMENDING TITLE 17 (ZONING) OF KITSAP COUNTY CODE REGARDING MAXIMUM LOT SIZE REGULATIONS IN URBAN GROWTH AREAS"

    Updating Kitsap County Code is a process which includes opportunities for public dialogue to ensure the interests of all stakeholders are heard. Kitsap County appreciates the time taken by residents to participate in this code update process.

    An update regarding the flexibility of maximum lot size requirements was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on June 11, 2018.  This ordinance will take effect 30 days after adoption (July 11, 2018)

    ​October 4, 2017
    ​Board of County Commissioners Work Study 
    ​Materials 
    ​October 17, 2017
    ​Planning Commission Work Study
    Materials 
    ​October 18 to November 30, 2017
    ​Public Outreach 

    ​November 14, 2017
    ​Planning Commission Public Hearing 
    ​Materials 
    ​November 15 to November 30, 2017 
    ​Extended Public Comment 
    ​Comment Matrix
    ​December 19, 2017
    ​Planning Commission Deliberation
    Materials 
    ​January 16, 2018
    ​Planning Commission Recommendation 

    ​​Executive Summary
    Finding of Fact

    ​January 24, 2018
    Board of County Commissioners Work Study 
    ​​Materials
    ​February 12, 2018 
    ​Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing 
    Materials
    May 7, 2018
    Board of County Commissioners Work Study 
    Materials
    June 11, 2018Board of County Commissioners Deliberations and Decisions
    ORDINANCE ADOPTED

    Ordinance 559-2018
    Quick Reference Guide

     

       Ordinance 550-2018 Administrative Code Updates

     

    October 4, 2017

    ​Board of County Commissioners Work Study

    ​Materials

    ​October 17, 2017

    ​Planning Commission Work Study

    Materials

    ​October 18, 2017 to November 3, 2017Public OutreachComments Matrix
    ​November 14, 2017 ​Planning Commission Public HearingMaterials
    ​November 21, 2017​Planning Commission Deliberations and RecommendationsMaterials
    ​January 3, 2018​Board of County Commissioners Work Study

    Materials

    ​January 22, 2018Board of County Commissioners Public HearingMaterials
    ​February 12, 2018​Board of County Commissioners Deliberations and tentative adoptionMaterials

     

     

     

     

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    Department of Community Development
    Planning and Environmental Programs

    (360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)

    Mailing Address

    614 Division Street - MS36
    Port Orchard, WA 98366

    Office Location 

    619 Division Street
    Port Orchard, Washington

     

    Related Links:

    Kitsap County Code
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    ​Planning Commission
    ​Kitsap County Code Updates