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.
In all permit-related decisions, the Official Kitsap County Code governs.
The intent of the low-intensity commercial zoning is to promote mixed uses – retail, hotel, office, services, or attached residential in horizontal or small-scale vertical patterns – and commercial uses designed to maximize shoreline views and allow streamside and shoreline public access where appropriate. A new development pattern reduces impervious surfaces, promotes marine waterfront and creek restoration, promotes landscape and streetscape improvements, promotes pedestrian safety and comfort, and improves vehicular access.
A. Mixed use development patterns will be focused west of SR 3, while commercial development will be focused in areas east of SR 3 along Sinclair Inlet, both areas having smaller impervious footprints interspersed by trails, parks, and habitat.
B. Additional requirements for development within the LIC zone may be included in Chapter 17.400.
(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)
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.
(48) Within urban growth areas, all new residential subdivisions, single-family or multifamily developments are required to provide an urban level of sanitary sewer service for all proposed dwelling units unless exemptions identified in Section 17.460.020 allow for the implementation of a dry sewer.(57) Unless the permit application is a Type III quasi-judicial action, when a component of development located within a commercial or industrial zone involves the conversion of previously undeveloped land, land developed with a residential use, or land developed with a less intensive use which abuts a residential zone, it shall be treated as a Type II administrative decision.(101) Transitory accommodations allowed only pursuant to Chapter 17.505.
Adult family home
Dwelling, single-family attached
Auto parts and accessory stores
Automobile repair and car washes
Automobile service station
Automobile, recreational vehicle or boat sales
Nonmotorized recreation rentals
Boat/marine supply stores
Custom art and craft stores
Day-care center, family
Engineering and construction offices
Farm and garden equipment and sales
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
General retail merchandise stores – 4,000 to
Laundromats and laundry services
Personal services – skin care, massage,
Pet shop – retail and grooming
Tourism facilities, including outfitter and
Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals
Accessory use or structure
Club, civic or social
Movie/performance theaters, indoor
Museum, galleries, aquarium, historic or cultural
Parks and open space
Recreational facilities, public
Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental
Convalescent home or congregate care facility
Residential care facility
General retail merchandise stores – 25,000 s.f. or greater
Lumber and bulky building material sales
Carnival or circus
Recreational facilities, private
Places of worship
Private or public schools
Public facilities and electric power and natural
gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter
Density and Dimensions table
25;up to 45 in Gorst
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