Please note that the Kitsap County Department of Community Development has postponed updating parking area requirements to allow for additional public engagement and to develop additional alternatives.
The Board of County Commissioner Special Projects division is developing policies regarding Vacation Rentals in Kitsap County. Please view the project website here.
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.
SUBMIT A PUBLIC COMMENT (Coming Soon)
Program and Project Information
In late December 2018, the Kitsap County Department of Community Development introduced draft changes to Kitsap County Code (KCC) Chapter 18.16 Timber Harvest. The proposed changes will enable Kitsap County to assume sole regulatory authority from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) over Class IV-General Forest Practices in accordance with RCW 76.09. Assumption of authority through permitting and enforcement will help to ensure forest practices in the County adhere to the requirements of the Forest Practices Act, the State Environmental Policy Act, and implement the County Comprehensive Plan. Additionally, the program will streamline permitting and monitoring practices.
The proposed amendments, staff reports, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determinations, and other information regarding these amendments are available for your consideration.
The comment period is
open until noticed otherwise in the Review and Consideration Schedule
below. Notices for comment and testimony periods will also be sent out
via GovDelivery and NextDoor messages.
How can I submit comments about these amendments?
Written comments may address the proposed amendments and staff reports; the SEPA Determination will be noticed and published as required under law. To be included in the official record, written comments must be submitted to the Department of Community Development. Comments may be:
Public Hearing (Planning Commission, TBD)
Oral and written testimony may be made to the Kitsap County Planning Commission during the public hearing once scheduled. The Board of County Commissioner public hearing is also yet to be scheduled.
Tips for preparing comments
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Review and Consideration Schedule
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.
The proposed code update will balance the need to:
The proposal changes Kitsap County Code regarding:
Revised Workplan 12/18/2018
Power Point Presentation Slides
Watch the 12/18 Work Study
Preliminary Draft Code
Watch the 1/8 Work Study
Study Session #3 presentation
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
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614 Division Street - MS36 Port Orchard, WA 98366
619 Division Street Port Orchard, Washington