Manchester Rural Village

​Quick Reference Guide

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.

   Purpose

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.

   Special Provisions

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.

Classification of zones​ ​ ​ ​ ​

​Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation

​Zone Classification

Categorical Use

​Map Symbol

​Minimum Density

Maximum Density

​Rural Development (LAMIRD) Type I​Manchester Rural Village​Manchester Village Commercial​MVC​NA​5 dwelling units/acre
​ ​ ​ ​​Manchester Village Low Residential​MVLR​NA​​2 dwelling units/acre
​Manchester Village Residential​MVR​NA​​4 dwelling units/acre

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


​Allowed Uses and Density, Dimensions, and Design

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.

​Manchester Village Commercial

   Use Table - Permitted Use (P)

​RESIDENTIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Dwelling, existing

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Nonmotorized recreation rental

​(95) Allowed on all port district owned property

​Boat/marine supply stores

​Custom art and craft stores

​Engineering and construction offices

​(90) Equipment storage located externally is not allowed.

​Espresso stands

​(58) In addition to the other standards set forth in the Kitsap County Code, espresso stands are subject to the following conditions:
a.    Drive aisles/stacking lanes shall be designed to accommodate a minimum of three vehicles per service window/door (i.e., eight and one-half feet in width and sixty feet in length) with direct access to the service window. The drive aisles/stacking lanes shall be designed to prevent any vehicles from interfering with public or private roadways, pedestrian circulation, traffic circulation, parking areas or other required development amenities.
b.    Subject to provisions set forth in Chapter 17.490, drive aisles and parking areas must also be paved in urban growth areas and include, at minimum, hard compacted surfaces in rural areas. Such surfaces must be addressed with required drainage facilities. A joint parking agreement shall be required if parking cannot be accommodated on site.
c.    All structures must be permanently secured to the ground.
d.    Restroom facilities must be available for employees. Portable or temporary restroom facilities shall not be used to meet this requirement.

​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

​Restaurants

​Tourism facilities, including outfitter and guide facilities

​(93) Terminals or facilities for motorized equipment are not allowed.

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure

​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

​Club, civic or social

​(12) All buildings and activities shall be set back a minimum of fifty feet in FRL, MRO, RW, RP, RR, RCO, RI or parks zones and thirty-five feet in all other zones from a side or rear lot line. All such uses shall access directly to a county right-of-way determined to be adequate by the county engineer, and be able to provide access without causing traffic congestion on local residential streets. Any such use shall not be materially detrimental to any adjacent (existing or future) residential development due to excessive traffic generation, noise, light or other circumstances. The director may increase setback, buffer and landscaping standards or impose other conditions to address potential impacts.

​Parks and open space

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure

​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

​INDUSTRIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure

​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

​RESOURCE LAND USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure

​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

  

   Use Table - Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP)

​RESIDENTIAL

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure

​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director..    One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​​Accessory use or structure
​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

​Brew pubs

​Clinic, medical

​Day-care center

​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.

​Day-care center, family

​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.

​Fitness center

​General office and management services – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.

​General retail merchandise stores – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.

​Nursery, retail

​(91) Permitted in the Manchester village commercial zone if less than five thousand square feet.

​Restaurants, high-turnover

​(92)  Drive-through lanes are not allowed.

​Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals

  

   Use Table - Hearings Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C)

​RESIDENTIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Adult family home
(41) Adult family homes serving one to six residents (excluding proprietors) are permitted uses. Adult family homes serving more than six applicable residents (excluding proprietors) require an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP).
​Hotel/motel
​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES​Footnotes

​Auto parts and accessory stores

​Drinking establishments

​Laundromats and laundry services

​Off-street private parking facilities

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Amusement centers

(11) A circus, carnival, animal display, or amusement ride may be allowed through a Type I administrative review in all industrial zones and any commercial zones, except neighborhood commercial (NC), Keyport village commercial (KVC), or Manchester village commercial (MVC) for a term not to exceed ninety days, with a written approval of the director. The director may condition such approval as appropriate to the site. The director's decision may be appealed to the hearing examiner.

​Carnival or circus

(11) A circus, carnival, animal display, or amusement ride may be allowed through a Type I administrative review in all industrial zones and any commercial zones, except neighborhood commercial (NC), Keyport village commercial (KVC), or Manchester village commercial (MVC) for a term not to exceed ninety days, with a written approval of the director. The director may condition such approval as appropriate to the site. The director's decision may be appealed to the hearing examiner.

​Movie/performance theaters, outdoor

​Recreational facilities, private

​Recreational facilities, public

11.    A circus, carnival, animal display, or amusement ride may be allowed through a Type I administrative review in all industrial zones and any commercial zones, except neighborhood commercial (NC), Keyport village commercial (KVC), or Manchester village commercial (MVC) for a term not to exceed ninety days, with a written approval of the director. The director may condition such approval as appropriate to the site. The director's decision may be appealed to the hearing examiner.​ ​

  

   Density, Dimensions, and Design

Standard

Density and Dimensions table

(47) The 2007 Manchester Community Plan, Appendix A – Manchester Design Standards sets forth policies and regulations for properties within the Manchester village commercial district (MVC). All developments within the MVC district must be consistent with these standards.
​Minimum density (du/acre)NA
​Maximum density (du/acre)​5
(15) Clustering residential development is encouraged in all development. When clustering development, if a property owner designates forty percent of the gross acreage as naturally vegetated open space, he or she may create one additional lot for every five lots clustered. The additional lot may not reduce the naturally vegetated open space to an amount less than forty percent of the gross acreage of the development.
​Minimum lot sizeNA
​Maximum lot size​NA
​Minimum lot width (feet)NA
​Minimum lot depth (feet)​NA
​Maximum height (feet)​28
​(13) Residential structures within the MVC zone may not exceed twenty-eight feet.
(40)  Height limitations set forth elsewhere in this title shall not apply to the following: barns, silos, or other farm buildings and structures, provided they are not less than fifty feet from every lot line; chimneys, spires on places of worship, belfries, cupolas, domes, smokestacks, flagpoles, grain elevators, cooling towers, solar energy systems, monuments, fire house towers, masts, aerials, elevator shafts, and other similar projections; and outdoor theater screens, provided said screens contain no advertising matter other than the name of the theater. The proponent seeking exception to the height limitation shall certify that the object being considered under this provision will not shade an existing solar energy system which, by the determination of the director, contributes substantially to the space- or water-heating requirements of a building.
​Maximum impervious surface coverage

50% for residential properties less than or equal to 0.50 acres

40% for residential properties greater than or equal to 0.51 acres

(​16) All properties within the Manchester village must also meet the requirements of the stormwater management ordinance, Chapters 12.04 through 12.32.
​Maximum lot coverage​NA
​Setbacks
​(34) Development abutting a street for which a standard has been established by the Kitsap County arterial plan shall provide a special setback from the centerline of said street or a distance adequate to accommodate one-half of the right-of-way standard established by the arterial plans for the street. The building setback required by the underlying zone shall be in addition to the special setback and shall be measured from the edge of the special setback line. The special setback area shall be treated as additional required yard area and reserved for future street widening purposes.


(48) Shoreline properties are subject to Title 22 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Properties constrained by critical areas are subject to Title 19 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Cornices, canopies, eaves, belt courses, sills, bay windows, fireplaces or other similar cantilevered features may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required yard area. In no case shall a habitable area be considered for encroachment into a required yard through any land use process. Additionally, fire escapes, open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places or outside stairways may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required side or rear yards. Open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places, or outside stairways shall not extend more than six feet into any required front yard and shall be a minimum of five feet from the front property line.
​Minimum front (feet)​NA
(41) The following exceptions apply to front yard requirements for dwellings:
a.    If there are dwellings on both abutting lots with front yards less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard for the lot need not exceed the average front yard of the abutting dwellings.
b.    If there is a dwelling on one abutting lot with a front yard less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard need not exceed a depth of halfway between the depth of the front yard on the abutting lot and the required front yard depth.
c.    If a modification to the front yard requirement is necessary in order to site dwellings in a manner that maximizes solar access, the director may modify the requirement.
d.    On lots with multiple front yards, the front yard setback(s) in which the lot does not receive access may be modified by the director. Based upon topography, critical areas or other site constraints, the director may reduce these front yard setbacks to a minimum of twenty feet for properties requiring fifty feet and ten feet for properties requiring twenty feet. The director may not modify front yard setbacks from county arterials or collectors. Such reductions shall not have an adverse impact to surrounding properties.

(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
​Maximum front (feet)​NA
​Side (feet)NA
(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
​Rear (feet)NA
(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.

Manchester Village Low Residential

   Use Table - Permitted Use (P)

​RESIDENTIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory living quarters

​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.

​Accessory use or structure

​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Dwelling, duplex
(3) When located within urban growth areas (except UR), duplexes shall require five thousand square feet of minimum lot area. Duplexes located in the UR zone or outside of urban growth areas shall require double the minimum lot area required for the zone.
​Dwelling, existing

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure

​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Kennels. hobby

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Parks and open space

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​​Accessory use or structure
​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

​RESOURCE LANDS

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Forestry

Storage, vehicle and equipment

​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director. ​


   Use Table - Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP)

​RESIDENTIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental

​(34)  Bed and breakfast houses or vacation rentals with one to four rooms require an administrative conditional use permit; bed and breakfast houses with five or more rooms require a hearing examiner conditional use permit. Bed and breakfast houses serving meals to patrons other than overnight guests require a hearing examiner conditional use permit.
​Home business
​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(53) Commercial or industrial uses otherwise prohibited in the zone may be allowed as a component of a home business subject to the requirements of Section 17.410.060(B).

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Day-care center, family
​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.

​Temporary offices and model homes

​(27) Subject to the temporary permit provisions of Chapter 17.105.

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Club, civic or social
​(12) All buildings and activities shall be set back a minimum of fifty feet in FRL, MRO, RW, RP, RR, RCO, RI or parks zones and thirty-five feet in all other zones from a side or rear lot line. All such uses shall access directly to a county right-of-way determined to be adequate by the county engineer, and be able to provide access without causing traffic congestion on local residential streets. Any such use shall not be materially detrimental to any adjacent (existing or future) residential development due to excessive traffic generation, noise, light or other circumstances. The director may increase setback, buffer and landscaping standards or impose other conditions to address potential impacts.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.

  

Use Table - Hearings Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C)

​RESIDENTIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory dwelling units

(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​Adult family home
​(41) Adult family homes serving one to six residents (excluding proprietors) are permitted uses. Adult family homes serving more than six applicable residents (excluding proprietors) require an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP).

Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental

​(34)  Bed and breakfast houses or vacation rentals with one to four rooms require an administrative conditional use permit; bed and breakfast houses with five or more rooms require a hearing examiner conditional use permit. Bed and breakfast houses serving meals to patrons other than overnight guests require a hearing examiner conditional use permit.

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Day-care center
​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.

Kennels or pet day-cares

(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.

​Nursery, retail

Nursery, wholesale

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

Recreational facilities, private

​Recreational facilities, public

INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​Government/public structures

​Places of worship

​(12) All buildings and activities shall be set back a minimum of fifty feet in FRL, MRO, RW, RP, RR, RCO, RI or parks zones and thirty-five feet in all other zones from a side or rear lot line. All such uses shall access directly to a county right-of-way determined to be adequate by the county engineer, and be able to provide access without causing traffic congestion on local residential streets. Any such use shall not be materially detrimental to any adjacent (existing or future) residential development due to excessive traffic generation, noise, light or other circumstances. The director may increase setback, buffer and landscaping standards or impose other conditions to address potential impacts.

​Private or public schools

​(20) Site plans for public schools shall include an area identified and set aside for the future placement of a minimum of four portable classroom units. The area set aside may not be counted towards meeting required landscaping or parking requirements.

​Public facilities and electric power and natural gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter park-and-ride lots

(16) The erection, construction, alteration, or maintenance of overhead or underground utilities by a public utility, municipality, governmental agency, or other approved party shall be permitted in any zone; provided, that any permanent above-ground structures not located within a right-of-way or easement shall be subject to the review of the director. Utility transmission and distribution lines and poles may exceed the height limits otherwise provided for in this title. Water towers which exceed thirty-five feet in height, solid waste collection, transfer and/or handling sites in any zone shall be subject to a conditional use permit. These provisions do not apply to wireless communication facilities, which are specifically addressed in Chapter 17.530.

​INDUSTRIAL USES

​Footnotes

Cemeteries, mortuaries, and crematoriums

​(10) A cemetery, crematorium, mausoleum, or columbarium shall have its principal access on a county roadway with ingress and egress so designed as to minimize traffic congestion, and shall provide required off-street parking spaces. No mortuary or crematorium in conjunction with a cemetery is permitted within two hundred feet of a lot in a residential zone.
​Contractor's storage yard
​(21) Outdoor contractors’ storage yards accessory to a primary residence shall be limited to not more than ten heavy equipment vehicles or heavy construction equipment. The use shall be contained outside of required setbacks within a contained yard or storage building. The storage yard and/or building shall be screened from adjacent properties with a screening buffer a minimum of twenty-five feet in width and capable of providing functional screening of the use. Minimum lot size shall be one hundred thousand square feet.

Storage, vehicle and equipment

​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director. ​

​RESOURCE LANDS

​Footnotes

Aquaculture practices


Density, Dimensions, and Design

Standard

17.420.056 Density and Dimensions table

​Minimum density (du/acre)NA
​Maximum density (du/acre)​2
(15) Clustering residential development is encouraged in all development. When clustering development, if a property owner designates forty percent of the gross acreage as naturally vegetated open space, he or she may create one additional lot for every five lots clustered. The additional lot may not reduce the naturally vegetated open space to an amount less than forty percent of the gross acreage of the development.
​Minimum lot size21,780 s.f.
​(12) Nonconforming Lots.
a.    Nonconforming Lots in Single Ownership. If a single lot of record, legally created before the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, is less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or does not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone, the lot may be occupied by any use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter.
b.    Nonconforming Lots in Common Ownership. Contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each lot legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, must be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements of its zone if one or more of the lots are less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or do not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone and, at the time of adoption of the Manchester Community Plan (March 18, 2002), either (i) a residential structure encumbered more than one of the contiguous lots or (ii) two or more of the contiguous lots were vacant. If one or more of the lots is sold or otherwise removed from common ownership after the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, it will not be considered to meet the minimum lot requirements for nonconforming lots in single ownership. Property with two contiguous lots legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan with a residential structure entirely on one lot may develop the second lot consistent with applicable zoning.
​Maximum lot size​NA
​Minimum lot width (feet)60
(12)​ Nonconforming Lots.
a.    Nonconforming Lots in Single Ownership. If a single lot of record, legally created before the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, is less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or does not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone, the lot may be occupied by any use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter.
b.    Nonconforming Lots in Common Ownership. Contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each lot legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, must be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements of its zone if one or more of the lots are less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or do not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone and, at the time of adoption of the Manchester Community Plan (March 18, 2002), either (i) a residential structure encumbered more than one of the contiguous lots or (ii) two or more of the contiguous lots were vacant. If one or more of the lots is sold or otherwise removed from common ownership after the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, it will not be considered to meet the minimum lot requirements for nonconforming lots in single ownership. Property with two contiguous lots legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan with a residential structure entirely on one lot may develop the second lot consistent with applicable zoning.
​Minimum lot depth (feet)​60
(12)​ Nonconforming Lots.
a.    Nonconforming Lots in Single Ownership. If a single lot of record, legally created before the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, is less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or does not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone, the lot may be occupied by any use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter.
b.    Nonconforming Lots in Common Ownership. Contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each lot legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, must be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements of its zone if one or more of the lots are less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or do not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone and, at the time of adoption of the Manchester Community Plan (March 18, 2002), either (i) a residential structure encumbered more than one of the contiguous lots or (ii) two or more of the contiguous lots were vacant. If one or more of the lots is sold or otherwise removed from common ownership after the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, it will not be considered to meet the minimum lot requirements for nonconforming lots in single ownership. Property with two contiguous lots legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan with a residential structure entirely on one lot may develop the second lot consistent with applicable zoning.
​Maximum height (feet)35
​(14) Within the view protection overlay, the maximum height for buildings and new vegetation shall be twenty-eight feet. Height shall be measured from the average elevation of the property's buildable area to the structure's highest point. Kitsap County will not enforce vegetation height standards. Buildable area is considered all portions of the property except wetlands and/or geologically hazardous areas. Properties within the view protection overlay zone may build or have new vegetation as high as thirty-five feet under the following circumstances:
a.    There is no existing view of downtown Seattle, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Rainier or the Puget Sound from the subject property or any adjacent property; or
b.    The owners of all adjacent properties approve the building height prior to building permit issuance; or
c.    It can be explicitly shown that the structure will not cause the blockage of existing views from any of the adjacent properties.
(40)  Height limitations set forth elsewhere in this title shall not apply to the following: barns, silos, or other farm buildings and structures, provided they are not less than fifty feet from every lot line; chimneys, spires on places of worship, belfries, cupolas, domes, smokestacks, flagpoles, grain elevators, cooling towers, solar energy systems, monuments, fire house towers, masts, aerials, elevator shafts, and other similar projections; and outdoor theater screens, provided said screens contain no advertising matter other than the name of the theater. The proponent seeking exception to the height limitation shall certify that the object being considered under this provision will not shade an existing solar energy system which, by the determination of the director, contributes substantially to the space- or water-heating requirements of a building.


​Maximum impervious surface coverage

50% for residential properties less than or equal to 0.50 acres

40% for residential properties greater than or equal to 0.51 acres

(​16) All properties within the Manchester village must also meet the requirements of the stormwater management ordinance, Chapters 12.04 through 12.32.
​Maximum lot coverage​NA
​Setbacks
​(34) Development abutting a street for which a standard has been established by the Kitsap County arterial plan shall provide a special setback from the centerline of said street or a distance adequate to accommodate one-half of the right-of-way standard established by the arterial plans for the street. The building setback required by the underlying zone shall be in addition to the special setback and shall be measured from the edge of the special setback line. The special setback area shall be treated as additional required yard area and reserved for future street widening purposes.


(48) Shoreline properties are subject to Title 22 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Properties constrained by critical areas are subject to Title 19 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Cornices, canopies, eaves, belt courses, sills, bay windows, fireplaces or other similar cantilevered features may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required yard area. In no case shall a habitable area be considered for encroachment into a required yard through any land use process. Additionally, fire escapes, open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places or outside stairways may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required side or rear yards. Open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places, or outside stairways shall not extend more than six feet into any required front yard and shall be a minimum of five feet from the front property line.
​Minimum front (feet)​20
(41) The following exceptions apply to front yard requirements for dwellings:
a.    If there are dwellings on both abutting lots with front yards less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard for the lot need not exceed the average front yard of the abutting dwellings.
b.    If there is a dwelling on one abutting lot with a front yard less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard need not exceed a depth of halfway between the depth of the front yard on the abutting lot and the required front yard depth.
c.    If a modification to the front yard requirement is necessary in order to site dwellings in a manner that maximizes solar access, the director may modify the requirement.
d.    On lots with multiple front yards, the front yard setback(s) in which the lot does not receive access may be modified by the director. Based upon topography, critical areas or other site constraints, the director may reduce these front yard setbacks to a minimum of twenty feet for properties requiring fifty feet and ten feet for properties requiring twenty feet. The director may not modify front yard setbacks from county arterials or collectors. Such reductions shall not have an adverse impact to surrounding properties.

(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
​Maximum front (feet)​NA
​Side (feet)5
(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
​Rear (feet)5
(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.

Manchester Village Residential

   Use Table - Permitted Use (P)

​RESIDENTIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory living quarters

​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.

​Accessory use or structure

​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Dwelling, duplex
(3) When located within urban growth areas (except UR), duplexes shall require five thousand square feet of minimum lot area. Duplexes located in the UR zone or outside of urban growth areas shall require double the minimum lot area required for the zone.
​Dwelling, existing

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure

​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Kennels. hobby

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Parks and open space

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​​Accessory use or structure
​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).

​RESOURCE LANDS

​Footnotes

​Accessory use or structure
​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(51) Storage of shipping containers is prohibited unless allowed as part of a land use permit and/or approval. Placement of storage containers allowed only with an approved temporary permit subject to the provisions of Section 17.105.090(I).
​Forestry

Storage, vehicle and equipment

​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director. ​


   Use Table - Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP)

​RESIDENTIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental

​(34)  Bed and breakfast houses or vacation rentals with one to four rooms require an administrative conditional use permit; bed and breakfast houses with five or more rooms require a hearing examiner conditional use permit. Bed and breakfast houses serving meals to patrons other than overnight guests require a hearing examiner conditional use permit.
​Home business
​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
(53) Commercial or industrial uses otherwise prohibited in the zone may be allowed as a component of a home business subject to the requirements of Section 17.410.060(B).

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Day-care center, family
​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.

​Temporary offices and model homes

​(27) Subject to the temporary permit provisions of Chapter 17.105.

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Club, civic or social
​(12) All buildings and activities shall be set back a minimum of fifty feet in FRL, MRO, RW, RP, RR, RCO, RI or parks zones and thirty-five feet in all other zones from a side or rear lot line. All such uses shall access directly to a county right-of-way determined to be adequate by the county engineer, and be able to provide access without causing traffic congestion on local residential streets. Any such use shall not be materially detrimental to any adjacent (existing or future) residential development due to excessive traffic generation, noise, light or other circumstances. The director may increase setback, buffer and landscaping standards or impose other conditions to address potential impacts.
(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director.

  

Use Table - Hearings Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C)

​RESIDENTIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Accessory dwelling units

(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​Adult family home
​(41) Adult family homes serving one to six residents (excluding proprietors) are permitted uses. Adult family homes serving more than six applicable residents (excluding proprietors) require an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP).

Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental

​(34)  Bed and breakfast houses or vacation rentals with one to four rooms require an administrative conditional use permit; bed and breakfast houses with five or more rooms require a hearing examiner conditional use permit. Bed and breakfast houses serving meals to patrons other than overnight guests require a hearing examiner conditional use permit.

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Day-care center
​(14) In those zones that prohibit residential uses, family day-care centers are only allowed in existing residential structures. Day-care centers shall have a minimum site size of ten thousand square feet and shall provide and thereafter maintain outdoor play areas with a minimum area of seventy-five square feet per child of total capacity. A sight-obscuring fence of at least four feet in height shall be provided, separating the play area from abutting lots. Adequate off-street parking and loading space shall be provided.

Kennels or pet day-cares

(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.

​Nursery, retail

Nursery, wholesale

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

Recreational facilities, private

​Recreational facilities, public

INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​Government/public structures

​Places of worship

​(12) All buildings and activities shall be set back a minimum of fifty feet in FRL, MRO, RW, RP, RR, RCO, RI or parks zones and thirty-five feet in all other zones from a side or rear lot line. All such uses shall access directly to a county right-of-way determined to be adequate by the county engineer, and be able to provide access without causing traffic congestion on local residential streets. Any such use shall not be materially detrimental to any adjacent (existing or future) residential development due to excessive traffic generation, noise, light or other circumstances. The director may increase setback, buffer and landscaping standards or impose other conditions to address potential impacts.

​Private or public schools

​(20) Site plans for public schools shall include an area identified and set aside for the future placement of a minimum of four portable classroom units. The area set aside may not be counted towards meeting required landscaping or parking requirements.

​Public facilities and electric power and natural gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter park-and-ride lots

(16) The erection, construction, alteration, or maintenance of overhead or underground utilities by a public utility, municipality, governmental agency, or other approved party shall be permitted in any zone; provided, that any permanent above-ground structures not located within a right-of-way or easement shall be subject to the review of the director. Utility transmission and distribution lines and poles may exceed the height limits otherwise provided for in this title. Water towers which exceed thirty-five feet in height, solid waste collection, transfer and/or handling sites in any zone shall be subject to a conditional use permit. These provisions do not apply to wireless communication facilities, which are specifically addressed in Chapter 17.530.

​INDUSTRIAL USES

​Footnotes

Cemeteries, mortuaries, and crematoriums

​(10) A cemetery, crematorium, mausoleum, or columbarium shall have its principal access on a county roadway with ingress and egress so designed as to minimize traffic congestion, and shall provide required off-street parking spaces. No mortuary or crematorium in conjunction with a cemetery is permitted within two hundred feet of a lot in a residential zone.
​Contractor's storage yard
​(21) Outdoor contractors’ storage yards accessory to a primary residence shall be limited to not more than ten heavy equipment vehicles or heavy construction equipment. The use shall be contained outside of required setbacks within a contained yard or storage building. The storage yard and/or building shall be screened from adjacent properties with a screening buffer a minimum of twenty-five feet in width and capable of providing functional screening of the use. Minimum lot size shall be one hundred thousand square feet.

Storage, vehicle and equipment

​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​(18) One piece of heavy equipment may be stored in any single-family zone; provided, that it is either enclosed within a permitted structure, or screened to the satisfaction of the director. ​

​RESOURCE LANDS

​Footnotes

Aquaculture practices


Density, Dimensions, and Design

Standard

17.420.056 Density and Dimensions table

​Minimum density (du/acre)NA
​Maximum density (du/acre)​4
(15) Clustering residential development is encouraged in all development. When clustering development, if a property owner designates forty percent of the gross acreage as naturally vegetated open space, he or she may create one additional lot for every five lots clustered. The additional lot may not reduce the naturally vegetated open space to an amount less than forty percent of the gross acreage of the development.
​Minimum lot size10,890 s.f.
​(12) Nonconforming Lots.
a.    Nonconforming Lots in Single Ownership. If a single lot of record, legally created before the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, is less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or does not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone, the lot may be occupied by any use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter.
b.    Nonconforming Lots in Common Ownership. Contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each lot legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, must be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements of its zone if one or more of the lots are less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or do not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone and, at the time of adoption of the Manchester Community Plan (March 18, 2002), either (i) a residential structure encumbered more than one of the contiguous lots or (ii) two or more of the contiguous lots were vacant. If one or more of the lots is sold or otherwise removed from common ownership after the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, it will not be considered to meet the minimum lot requirements for nonconforming lots in single ownership. Property with two contiguous lots legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan with a residential structure entirely on one lot may develop the second lot consistent with applicable zoning.
​Maximum lot size​NA
​Minimum lot width (feet)60
(12)​ Nonconforming Lots.
a.    Nonconforming Lots in Single Ownership. If a single lot of record, legally created before the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, is less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or does not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone, the lot may be occupied by any use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter.
b.    Nonconforming Lots in Common Ownership. Contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each lot legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, must be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements of its zone if one or more of the lots are less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or do not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone and, at the time of adoption of the Manchester Community Plan (March 18, 2002), either (i) a residential structure encumbered more than one of the contiguous lots or (ii) two or more of the contiguous lots were vacant. If one or more of the lots is sold or otherwise removed from common ownership after the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, it will not be considered to meet the minimum lot requirements for nonconforming lots in single ownership. Property with two contiguous lots legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan with a residential structure entirely on one lot may develop the second lot consistent with applicable zoning.
​Minimum lot depth (feet)​60
(12)​ Nonconforming Lots.
a.    Nonconforming Lots in Single Ownership. If a single lot of record, legally created before the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, is less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or does not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone, the lot may be occupied by any use allowed within the zone subject to all other requirements of this chapter.
b.    Nonconforming Lots in Common Ownership. Contiguous lots of record held in common ownership, each lot legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, must be combined to meet the minimum lot requirements of its zone if one or more of the lots are less than eight thousand seven hundred twelve square feet in size or do not meet the dimensional requirements of its zone and, at the time of adoption of the Manchester Community Plan (March 18, 2002), either (i) a residential structure encumbered more than one of the contiguous lots or (ii) two or more of the contiguous lots were vacant. If one or more of the lots is sold or otherwise removed from common ownership after the adoption of the Manchester Community Plan, it will not be considered to meet the minimum lot requirements for nonconforming lots in single ownership. Property with two contiguous lots legally created before adoption of the Manchester Community Plan with a residential structure entirely on one lot may develop the second lot consistent with applicable zoning.
​Maximum height (feet)35
​(14) Within the view protection overlay, the maximum height for buildings and new vegetation shall be twenty-eight feet. Height shall be measured from the average elevation of the property's buildable area to the structure's highest point. Kitsap County will not enforce vegetation height standards. Buildable area is considered all portions of the property except wetlands and/or geologically hazardous areas. Properties within the view protection overlay zone may build or have new vegetation as high as thirty-five feet under the following circumstances:
a.    There is no existing view of downtown Seattle, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Rainier or the Puget Sound from the subject property or any adjacent property; or
b.    The owners of all adjacent properties approve the building height prior to building permit issuance; or
c.    It can be explicitly shown that the structure will not cause the blockage of existing views from any of the adjacent properties.
(40)  Height limitations set forth elsewhere in this title shall not apply to the following: barns, silos, or other farm buildings and structures, provided they are not less than fifty feet from every lot line; chimneys, spires on places of worship, belfries, cupolas, domes, smokestacks, flagpoles, grain elevators, cooling towers, solar energy systems, monuments, fire house towers, masts, aerials, elevator shafts, and other similar projections; and outdoor theater screens, provided said screens contain no advertising matter other than the name of the theater. The proponent seeking exception to the height limitation shall certify that the object being considered under this provision will not shade an existing solar energy system which, by the determination of the director, contributes substantially to the space- or water-heating requirements of a building.


​Maximum impervious surface coverage

50% for residential properties less than or equal to 0.50 acres

40% for residential properties greater than or equal to 0.51 acres

(​16) All properties within the Manchester village must also meet the requirements of the stormwater management ordinance, Chapters 12.04 through 12.32.
​Maximum lot coverage​NA
​Setbacks
​(34) Development abutting a street for which a standard has been established by the Kitsap County arterial plan shall provide a special setback from the centerline of said street or a distance adequate to accommodate one-half of the right-of-way standard established by the arterial plans for the street. The building setback required by the underlying zone shall be in addition to the special setback and shall be measured from the edge of the special setback line. The special setback area shall be treated as additional required yard area and reserved for future street widening purposes.


(48) Shoreline properties are subject to Title 22 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Properties constrained by critical areas are subject to Title 19 and may have additional buffers and setbacks requirements not listed in the density and dimension tables. Cornices, canopies, eaves, belt courses, sills, bay windows, fireplaces or other similar cantilevered features may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required yard area. In no case shall a habitable area be considered for encroachment into a required yard through any land use process. Additionally, fire escapes, open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places or outside stairways may extend up to twenty-four inches into any required side or rear yards. Open/uncovered porches, balconies, landing places, or outside stairways shall not extend more than six feet into any required front yard and shall be a minimum of five feet from the front property line.
​Minimum front (feet)​20
(41) The following exceptions apply to front yard requirements for dwellings:
a.    If there are dwellings on both abutting lots with front yards less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard for the lot need not exceed the average front yard of the abutting dwellings.
b.    If there is a dwelling on one abutting lot with a front yard less than the required depth for the zone, the front yard need not exceed a depth of halfway between the depth of the front yard on the abutting lot and the required front yard depth.
c.    If a modification to the front yard requirement is necessary in order to site dwellings in a manner that maximizes solar access, the director may modify the requirement.
d.    On lots with multiple front yards, the front yard setback(s) in which the lot does not receive access may be modified by the director. Based upon topography, critical areas or other site constraints, the director may reduce these front yard setbacks to a minimum of twenty feet for properties requiring fifty feet and ten feet for properties requiring twenty feet. The director may not modify front yard setbacks from county arterials or collectors. Such reductions shall not have an adverse impact to surrounding properties.

(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
​Maximum front (feet)​NA
​Side (feet)5
(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.
​Rear (feet)5
(42) The following exceptions apply to historic lots:
a. Building setback lines that do not meet the requirements of this title but were legally established prior to the adoption of this title shall be considered the building line for alterations, remodels, and accessory structures on the lot or parcel; providing, that no structure or portion of such addition may further project beyond the established building line.
b. Any single-family residential lot of record as defined in Chapter 17.110 that has a smaller width or lot depth than that required by this title, or is less than one acre, may use that residential zoning classification that most closely corresponds to the dimension or dimensions of the lot of record, for the purpose of establishing setbacks from the property lines.

(43) Any structure otherwise permitted under this section may be placed on a lot or parcel within a required yard area if the director finds that such a location is necessary because existing sewer systems or roadways make compliance with the yard area requirements of this title impossible without substantial changes to the site.



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