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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The May 7, 1998, Comprehensive Plan stated that the county could use limited areas of more intense rural developments (LAMIRDs) to reconcile historical land development patterns, and Manchester was identified as a candidate for this designation. As result of a public planning effort, the Manchester Community Plan was initially developed in 2002, setting specialized goals and policies for the Manchester village. This subchapter establishes development regulations to implement these goals and policies. In addition to these regulations, the policies and goals of the Manchester Community Plan are incorporated herein by reference, and application within the Manchester LAMIRD must also be able to demonstrate compliance with the Manchester Community Plan. In the event of a conflict between the requirements of these regulations for the Manchester rural village and any other statute, rule, ordinance or regulation, the more restrictive requirement shall govern.
A. Vegetation Restrictions. After adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, newly planted row trees (three or more) and shrubbery such as hedges may not be maintained in a way that significantly impacts existing views from neighboring properties. All existing vegetation is exempt from this restriction.
B. Sewer Connections. All new development within two hundred feet of existing sewer lines must be connected to sewer to develop. Additions or remodels to existing structures involving an increase in sewage flow beyond the existing capacity of the septic system constitute new development.
C. Access Prohibition. Commercial properties are prohibited from using private residential roadways for vehicular or pedestrian access.
D. Off-street Parking Requirements. The off-street parking requirements for commercial uses within the Manchester village are identical to those found in Chapter 17.490, except as follows:
1. Retail stores generating little automobile traffic, such as appliance, furniture, hardware or repair stores: one parking space per four hundred fifty square feet of gross floor area;
2. Retail and personal service establishments generating heavy automobile traffic, such as department, drug and auto parts stores, supermarkets, ice cream parlors, bakeries and beauty and barber shops: one parking space per two hundred twenty-five square feet of gross floor area;
3. Drive-in and fast food restaurants: one parking space per one hundred twenty-five square feet of gross floor area with a minimum of five, provided, drive-in window holding and stacking area shall not be considered parking places;
4. Restaurants, Drinking Establishments.
a. If under four thousand square feet of gross floor area: one parking space per three hundred square feet of gross floor area;
b. If four thousand or more square feet of gross floor area: sixteen parking spaces, plus one parking space per each additional one hundred fifty square feet of gross floor area over four thousand square feet;
5. Medical and dental office or clinic: one parking space per three hundred square feet of gross floor area;
6. Bank, professional office (except medical or dental): one parking space per five hundred square feet of gross floor area.
(50) The Manchester Community Plan, Appendix A – Manchester Design Standards, sets forth policies and regulations for properties within the Manchester village commercial (MVC) district. All development within the MVC district must be consistent with these standards.
Manchester View Protection Overlay Map
Manchester Community Plan
(101) Transitory accommodations allowed only pursuant to Chapter 17.505.
Allowed primary agricultural uses and accessory agricultural uses or agritourism are defined by the Agricultural Code
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.
Nonmotorized recreation rental
Boat/marine supply stores
Custom art and craft stores
Engineering and construction offices
Financial, banking, mortgage and title institutions
General office and management services – less than 4,000 s.f.
General retail merchandise stores – less than 4,000 s.f.
Personal services – skin care, massage, manicures, hairdresser/barber
Pet shop – retail and grooming
Tourism facilities, including outfitter and guide facilities
Accessory use or structure
Club, civic or social
Parks and open space
Accessory use or structure
Day-care center, family
General office and management services – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.
General retail merchandise stores – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.
Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals
Auto parts and accessory stores
Laundromats and laundry services
Off-street private parking facilities
Carnival or circus
Movie/performance theaters, outdoor
Recreational facilities, private
Recreational facilities, public
Density and Dimensions table
50% for residential properties less than or equal to 0.50 acres
40% for residential properties greater than or equal to 0.51 acres
Accessory living quarters
Storage, vehicle and equipment
Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental
Temporary offices and model homes
Accessory dwelling units
Kennels or pet day-cares
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 park-and-ride lots
Cemeteries, mortuaries, and crematoriums
17.420.056 Density and Dimensions table
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