Port Gamble Rural Historic Town

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 purpose of this chapter is to set forth the regulations, procedures and special development objectives that apply to the rural historic town of Port Gamble. In the event of a conflict between the requirements of these regulations and any other applicable statute, rule, ordinance, or regulation, the more restrictive regulation shall apply. The county has identified Port Gamble as a limited area of more intensive rural development (LAMIRD) and classified the town as a rural historic town (RHT). A fundamental underpinning of this chapter is to comply with the requirements of the State Growth Management Act, while preserving and enhancing the unique historic qualities of the town. The intent of these regulations is to provide for visually compatible infill, development, and redevelopment of the existing commercial, industrial and residential areas in Port Gamble, while also containing such development within logical, permanent town boundaries.

Within the rural historic town of Port Gamble, three land use zones exist. The purpose of the three RHT zones is set forth below.

A.    Rural Historic Town Residential (RHTR). This zone is intended to recognize and encourage redevelopment of the historic residential patterns in the town. Residential densities may approximate historic town densities but shall not exceed two and one-half dwelling units per acre. Residential acreage in the RHTR zone totals 69.76 acres, including the town cemetery. Site design and architecture in the RHTR zone may reflect new interpretations of the historic styles and patterns, but must also work to enhance and preserve the defining “company town” characteristics of Port Gamble as described in the Historic American Engineering Record for Port Gamble, Washington, dated August 1997, on file with the department of community development. To ensure that historic platting patterns are acknowledged, maximum lot sizes shall apply and community open space is required.

B.    Rural Historic Town Commercial (RHTC). This zone is intended to meet many of the town needs for basic shopping and simple services. The zone also recognizes and reflects the historically significant commercial use of the town, as well as the types of uses present in July 1990. The commercial zone may provide for tourist, visitor, and recreation uses. This zone may also support limited new commercial uses including isolated small-scale businesses and cottage industries not designed to serve the town population, but providing jobs to rural residents.

C.    Rural Historic Town Waterfront (RHTW). This zone is intended to allow for maintaining, developing, or redeveloping a range of uses reflecting historic development and 1990 uses while supporting revitalization of the town as a whole. Forest products manufacturing, natural resource industries, and waterfront shipping are allowed, within the constraints imposed by the county’s Shoreline Management Master Program. Other less intensive industrial and commercial uses similar to those of the commercial zone are also allowed. The areas within two hundred feet of the water are governed by the county’s Shoreline Management Master Program, which expresses a preference for water-dependent or water-related uses.

(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)

  Special provisions

A.    Procedures. In order to ensure that all development furthers the goal of maintaining and enhancing the historic nature of the town, all development shall comply with the town development objectives of Section 17.360C.020. The director of community development shall refer any formal proposal requiring a conditional use permit or PBD approval for review by the architectural and site design committee or consultant as provided by the Comprehensive Plan.

Any proposal for large-scale development or redevelopment, as determined by the director, shall require preparation of a town master plan. Examples of large-scale development include subdivisions creating five or more lots, residential development of five or more homes, or new commercial development greater than five thousand square feet. A town master plan that lays out the preferred development scenario and phasing for each of the three zones may be approved by the board of county commissioners using the performance based development process of Chapter 17.450. (The TDOs and specific requirements of this chapter for density, height, parking, and other development standards shall replace the PBD standards and requirements of Section 17.450.040.) Detailed project-level environmental analysis, including analysis of site-specific alternatives, shall be required as part of a master plan review.

B.    Infrastructure Capacity Required. In all zones, no development shall be allowed unless adequate infrastructure, including but not limited to sewer and water service, is available. Allowed densities shall be restricted to reflect the capacity of the sewer and water systems.

C.    Parking.

1.    Parking requirements for all uses shall be determined by the director through analysis of the proposed use and with reference to the parking requirements of Chapter 17.490. The availability of street parking may be considered by the director. The determination of the director shall be an administrative decision made concurrently with the department’s decision or recommendation on a proposal.

2.    Parking associated with an individual use shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be located behind structures or otherwise fully screened from street view.

3.    All required parking in the RHTC and RHTW zones may be provided off-site in shared or joint use parking areas, except that provision must be made to develop or reserve on-site or on-street parking spaces for handicapped parking.

4.    Shared or joint use parking lots shall be screened. The following standards may be modified upon recommendation of the consultant or architectural and site design review committee:

a.    From adjacent residential zones by six-foot-high solid wood fencing or by a three-foot-high earthen berm planted densely with native evergreen shrubs and groundcover to form a visual separation and soften the edges of the parking area;

b.    From adjacent streets by a combination of solid wood fencing, plantings, public seating, shelters, or public information kiosks. Screening and plantings shall be of a height to shield light from vehicles but shall not interfere with general visibility into the parking area for public safety purposes. The goal is to achieve visual separation and soften the edges of the parking area;

c.    From adjacent commercial properties by a four-foot-wide perimeter landscape area, planted to achieve visual separation and soften the edges of the parking area.

5.    Shared or joint use parking lots shall provide internal landscaping as follows:

a.    For parking areas providing up to fifty stalls, twelve square feet of landscaping, in addition to the perimeter or street screening, must be provided for each stall, including one tree for every five stalls.

b.    For parking in excess of fifty stalls, an additional eighteen square feet of landscaping shall be provided for each stall over fifty, including one tree for every four stalls over fifty.

c.    Landscaped areas shall have minimum dimensions of four feet in any direction, exclusive of vehicle overhangs, and a minimum area of thirty-six square feet.

d.    Trees shall be a minimum of six feet high, with a minimum two-inch caliper if deciduous.

e.    Landscaped areas shall be distributed equally throughout the parking area to create shade and break up large expanses of asphalt or other paving.

D.    Signs and Lighting.

1.    Signs and external lighting shall be designed to reflect historic styling and comply with the town development objectives and shall be reviewed by an architectural and site design review committee.

2.    Internal illumination and neon lighting or signage is prohibited, except for window signs not exceeding four square feet; provided, that an applicant may request review of proposed signs by an architectural and site design review committee, if one has been appointed. Following such review and on the recommendation of the committee, the director may allow internally illuminated signs or signs with neon lighting.

3.    All other requirements of Chapter 17.510, Sign Code, apply in the RHT zones.

(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)

Classification of zones​ ​ ​ ​ ​

​Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation

​Zone Classification

​Categorical Use

​Map Symbol

​Minimum Density

​Maximum Density

​Limited Area of More Intensive Rural Development (LAMIRD) Type I​Rural Historic LAMIRDRural Historic Town Commercial​RHTC​NA​2.5 dwelling units/acre
​ ​ ​ ​​Rural Historic Town Residential​RHTR​​NA​2.5 dwelling units/acre
​Rural Historic Town Waterfront​RHTW​​NA​2.5 dwelling units/acre

​​101.    Transitory accommodations allowed only pursuant to Chapter 17.505.

25.   All uses must comply with the town development objectives of Section 17.360C.020.

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.

Rural Historic Town Commercial

   Use Table - Permitted Use (P)

​RESIDENTIAL USE

​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.
(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).
​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).
​Caretaker's dwelling
​Dwelling, duplex
​Dwelling, existing
​Dwelling, single-family attached
​Dwelling, single-family detached (includes manufactured homes)
​(43) Where a family member is in need of special, frequent and routine care and assistance by reason of advanced age or ill health, a manufactured home or mobile home may be placed upon the same lot as a single-family dwelling for occupancy by the individual requiring or providing such special care subject to the following limitations:
a.    Not more than two individuals shall be the recipients of special care;
b.    No rent, fee, payment or charge in lieu thereof may be made for use of the single-family dwelling or manufactured/mobile home as between the recipients or providers of special care;
c.    The manufactured/mobile home must meet the setback requirements of the zone in which it is situated;
d.    A permit must be obtained from the director authorizing such special care manufactured/mobile home. Such permit shall remain in effect for one year and may, upon application, be extended for one-year periods, provided there has been compliance with the requirements of this section;
e.    The manufactured/mobile home must be removed when the need for special care ceases; and
f.    Placement of the manufactured/mobile home is subject to applicable health district standards for water service and sewage disposal.
​Guest House
(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​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

​​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.
(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).
​Nonmotorized recreation rental
​(95) Allowed on all port district property.

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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


   Use Table - Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP)

​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).
​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.
​Boarding house
(98) Number of individual boarding rooms may not exceed the maximum density for the zone or six boarding rooms, whichever is greater.


​(102) Boarding houses must have health district approval prior to occupancy.
​Convalescent home or congregate care facility
​(97) Cottage housing is an allowed use in conjunction with congregate care facilities and shall be reviewed under the congregate care facility permit review process.
​Dwelling, multifamily
​Hotel/motel

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Automobile repair and car washes
​Automobile service station
​(6) Where permitted, automobile service stations shall comply with the following provisions:
a.    Sale of merchandise shall be conducted within a building, except for items used for the maintenance and servicing of automotive vehicles;
b.    No automotive repairs other than incidental minor repairs or battery or tire changing shall be allowed;
c.    The station shall not directly abut a residential zone; and
d.    All lighting shall be of such illumination, direction, and color as not to create a nuisance on adjoining property or a traffic hazard.
​Boat/marine supply stores
​Brew pubs
​Clinic, medical
​Conference center
​Custom art and craft stores
​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.
​Engineering and construction offices
​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
​Fitness center
​General office and management services – less than 4,000 s.f.
​General retail merchandise stores – less than 4,000 s.f.
Laundromats and laundry services​
​Nursery, retail
​Nursery, wholesale
​Off-street private parking facilities
​Personal services – skin care, massage, manicures, hairdresser/barber
​Pet shop – retail and grooming
Restaurants​
​Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals

​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.
​Golf courses
​Movie/performance theaters, indoor
​Museum, galleries, aquarium, historic or cultural exhibits
​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.​ ​ ​

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​Government/public structures
​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.

​INDUSTRIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Boat yard


   Use Table - Hearings Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C)

​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.
​Cottage housing developments

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

Drinking establishments
Research laboratory
​Restaurants, high-turnover
​Tourism facilities, including outfitter and guide facilities
​Transportation terminals

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

(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.​ ​ ​

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​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.

​INDUSTRIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Food production, brewery or distillery


   Use Table - Performance Base Development (PBD)

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​General office and management services – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.
​(38) Customer service oriented uses over five thousand square feet are prohibited.
​General retail merchandise stores – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​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

​Assembly and packaging operations
​Manufacturing and fabrication, light


   Density, Dimensions, and Design

Standard

Density and Dimensions table


​Minimum density (du/acre)NA
​Maximum density (du/acre)​2.5

​Minimum lot sizeNONE
​Maximum lot size​NONE
​Minimum lot width (feet)NA
​Minimum lot depth (feet)​NA
​Maximum height (feet)35
(8) Hotels may be developed with four above-ground floors and up to a height not exceeding fifty feet with approval of the fire marshal and relevant fire district.

(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

NA


​Maximum lot coverage​50%
​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
​Minimum Side (feet)​Per Title 14
(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.
Minimum ​Rear (feet)​Per Title 14
​(11) Any newly created lot within the Suquamish rural village shall be subject to Chapter 16.48, Short Subdivisions, and must meet the lot requirements below:
a.    Lot Requirements.
i.    Minimum lot size: twenty-one thousand seven hundred eighty square feet.
ii.    Minimum lot width: one hundred feet.
iii.    Minimum lot depth: one hundred feet.
b.    Setbacks.
i.    Front: twenty feet.
ii.    Side: five feet.
iii.    Rear: five feet.
(21) Twenty feet when abutting a residential zone.
(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.


Rural Historic Town Residential

   Use Table - Permitted Use (P)

RESIDENTIAL USE

​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.
(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.
(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).
​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).
​Dwelling, duplex
​Dwelling, existing

​Dwelling, single-family attached

​Dwelling, single-family detached (includes manufactured homes)

​(43) Where a family member is in need of special, frequent and routine care and assistance by reason of advanced age or ill health, a manufactured home or mobile home may be placed upon the same lot as a single-family dwelling for occupancy by the individual requiring or providing such special care subject to the following limitations:
a.    Not more than two individuals shall be the recipients of special care;
b.    No rent, fee, payment or charge in lieu thereof may be made for use of the single-family dwelling or manufactured/mobile home as between the recipients or providers of special care;
c.    The manufactured/mobile home must meet the setback requirements of the zone in which it is situated;
d.    A permit must be obtained from the director authorizing such special care manufactured/mobile home. Such permit shall remain in effect for one year and may, upon application, be extended for one-year periods, provided there has been compliance with the requirements of this section;
e.    The manufactured/mobile home must be removed when the need for special care ceases; and
f.    Placement of the manufactured/mobile home is subject to applicable health district standards for water service and sewage disposal.
​Guest house
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
​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

​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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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).

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 LAND USES

​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.
(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


   Use Table - Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP)

RESIDENTIAL USE

​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).
​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.
​Boarding house
(98) Number of individual boarding rooms may not exceed the maximum density for the zone or six boarding rooms, whichever is greater.


​(102) Boarding houses must have health district approval prior to occupancy.

​Dwelling, multifamily

​INDUSTRIAL

​Footnotes

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 - Hearings Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C)

RESIDENTIAL USE

​Footnotes

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

​Convalescent home or congregate care facility
(97) Cottage housing is an allowed use in conjunction with congregate care facilities and shall be reviewed under the congregate care facility permit review process.
​Cottage housing developments

​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.

​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.

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.

​Golf courses

​Museum, galleries, aquarium, historic or cultural exhibits
​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.

​INDUSTRIAL USES

​Footnotes

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.


   Density, Dimensions, and Design

Standard

17.420.056 Density and Dimensions table


​Minimum density (du/acre)NA
​Maximum density (du/acre)​2.5
(7)   Excess area from acreage used to support proposed densities but not devoted to residential lots and public improvements such as streets and alleys shall be permanently dedicated and reserved for community open space, park land, and similar uses. For developments proposing densities no greater than one dwelling unit per five acres, the minimum and maximum lot sizes shall not apply, except that existing dwelling units shall be allocated lot area between three thousand five hundred and seven thousand five hundred square feet. New proposals may then proceed using the five-acre lot requirements for the rural residential (RR) zone.
​Minimum lot size3,500 s.f.
(7)   Excess area from acreage used to support proposed densities but not devoted to residential lots and public improvements such as streets and alleys shall be permanently dedicated and reserved for community open space, park land, and similar uses. For developments proposing densities no greater than one dwelling unit per five acres, the minimum and maximum lot sizes shall not apply, except that existing dwelling units shall be allocated lot area between three thousand five hundred and seven thousand five hundred square feet. New proposals may then proceed using the five-acre lot requirements for the rural residential (RR) zone.
​Maximum lot size7,500 s.f.
(7)   Excess area from acreage used to support proposed densities but not devoted to residential lots and public improvements such as streets and alleys shall be permanently dedicated and reserved for community open space, park land, and similar uses. For developments proposing densities no greater than one dwelling unit per five acres, the minimum and maximum lot sizes shall not apply, except that existing dwelling units shall be allocated lot area between three thousand five hundred and seven thousand five hundred square feet. New proposals may then proceed using the five-acre lot requirements for the rural residential (RR) zone.
​Minimum lot width (feet)NA
​Minimum lot depth (feet)​NA
​Maximum height (feet)30
(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

NA


​Maximum lot coverage​50% or 2,000 s.f., whichever is greater
​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
​(9) May be reduced to ten feet for residential uses through the administrative conditional use or PBD process
​Maximum front (feet)​NA
Minimum ​Side (feet)5
(10) Uses allowed through the conditional use process shall provide minimum side setbacks of ten feet and minimum rear setbacks of twenty feet.
(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.
Minimum ​Rear (feet)​5
(10) Uses allowed through the conditional use process shall provide minimum side setbacks of ten feet and minimum rear setbacks of twenty feet.
(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.


  

Rural Historic Town Waterfront

   Use Table - Permitted Use (P)

RESIDENTIAL USE

​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.
(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.
(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).
​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).
​Caretaker's dwelling
​Dwelling, existing
​Guest house
​​​(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​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.
(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).
​Nonmotorized recreation rental
(95) Allowed on all port district owned property.

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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


   Use Table - Administrative Conditional Use Permit (ACUP)

RESIDENTIAL USE

​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).
​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.
Hotel/motel

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Automobile, recreational vehicle or boat sales
​Boat/marine supply stores
​Brew pubs
​Clinic, medical
​Conference center
​Custom art and craft stores
​Day-care center
​Day-care center, family
​Engineering and construction offices
​Financial, banking, mortgage and title institutions
​Fitness center
​General office and management services – less than 4,000 s.f.
​General retail merchandise stores – less than 4,000 s.f.
​Laundromats and laundry services
​Lumber and bulky building material sales
​Nursery, retail
​Nursery, wholesale
​Off-street private parking facilities
​Personal services – skin care, massage, manicures, hairdresser/barber
​Restaurants
​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.
​Golf courses
​Museum, galleries, aquarium, historic or cultural exhibits
​Recreational facilities, private
​Recreational facilities, public

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​Government/public structures
​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.

​INDUSTRIAL

​Footnotes

​Boat yard
​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, indoor
​Storage, outdoor
​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.
​Top soil production, stump grinding
​ ​

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 - Hearings Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C)

RESIDENTIAL USE

​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.

​Cottage housing developments

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Drinking establishments

​Research laboratory

​Restaurants, high-turnover

​Tourism facilities, including outfitter and guide facilities
​Tourism facilities, including seaplane and tour boat terminals
​Transportation terminals

INSTITUTIONAL USES

​​​Footnotes

​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.

​INDUSTRIAL  USES

​Footnotes

​​​Food production, brewery or distillery

​Recycling centers

​​​​Transshipment facilities, including docks, wharves, marine rails, cranes, and barge facilities
​(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.


   Use Table - Performance Base Development (PBD)

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​General office and management services – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.
​(38) Customer service oriented uses over five thousand square feet are prohibited.
​General retail merchandise stores – 4,000 to 9,999 s.f.

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Marinas

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​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

​Assembly and packaging operations
​Manufacturing and fabrication, light
​Manufacturing and fabrication, medium
​Manufacturing and fabrication, heavy
​Manufacturing and fabrication, hazardous

​RESOURCE LAND USES

​Footnotes

​Shellfish/fish hatcheries and processing facilities


   Density, Dimensions, and Design

Standard

17.420.056 Density and Dimensions table


​Minimum density (du/acre)NA
​Maximum density (du/acre)​2.5

​Minimum lot sizeNA
​Maximum lot size​NA
​Minimum lot width (feet)NA
​Minimum lot depth (feet)​NA
​Maximum height (feet)35
(22) Maximum height shall be thirty feet when located within the two-hundred-foot shoreline area.

(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

NA


​Maximum lot coverage​50%
​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
Minimum ​Side (feet)​Per Title 14
(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.
Minimum ​Rear (feet)​​Per Title 14
(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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