Regional Center Zone

​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 regional center zone is intended to encourage flexible land uses, recognizing that the exact configuration of uses must be responsive to community needs and market conditions. Uses may be mixed either vertically or horizontally. Such a mix of uses is encouraged within individual projects and/or between adjacent projects. This zone is intended to foster a development pattern focused on the public street that will provide for an integrated, compatible mix of higher density housing and commercial businesses and services. Mixed use development as defined by Section 17.110.485 is encouraged and incentivized within this zone but not required.

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

Classification of zones​

​Comprehensive Plan Land Use Designation

​​Zone Classification

​Map Symbol

​​Minimum Density

​Maximum Density
Urban High Intensity CommercialRegional Center​RC​10 dwelling units/acre​30 dwelling units/acre; up to 60 dwelling units/acre in the Silverdale Regional Growth Area

Allowed Uses and Density and Dimensions Table

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.

   Use Table Footnotes

(19) All development within the Silverdale Design District boundaries must be consistent with the Silverdale Design Standards.

(48) Within urban growth areas, all new residential subdivisions, single-family or multifamily developments are required to provide an urban level of sanitary sewer service for all proposed dwelling units unless exemptions identified in Section 17.460.020 allow for the implementation of a dry sewer.

(57) Unless the permit application is a Type III quasi-judicial action, when a component of development located within a commercial or industrial zone involves the conversion of previously undeveloped land, land developed with a residential use, or land developed with a less intensive use which abuts a residential zone, it shall be treated as a Type II administrative decision.

(88)    Uses allowed on the Poplar’s property, as defined by the Silverdale Design Standards, shall not be subject to footnotes 84 through 87 until such time it is substantially redeveloped; but will be subject to all special provisions of this title.

(101) Transitory accommodations allowed only pursuant to Chapter 17.505.

Silverdale Design Districts and Standards

Silverdale Design District map

Silverdale Sub Area Plan (pending)

   Use Table Permitted (P)

RESIDENTIAL 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).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Boarding house

​99 - The number of individual boarding rooms must meet the minimum density for the zone or equal six boarding rooms, whichever is greater.

102 - Boarding houses must have health district approval prior to occupancy.

​Dwelling, existing

​Hotel/motel
84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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).

​Ambulance service

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Auction house

​55 - Auction house and all items to be auctioned shall be fully enclosed within a structure.


84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Auto parts and accessory stores

​65 - No car washes allowed in RCO or RI.

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale DesignStandards.)

​Automobile rentals

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Automobile repair and car washes

65 - No car washes allowed in RCO or RI.
84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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.

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Nonmotorized recreation rentals

95 - Allowed on all port district owned property.

​Boat/marine supply stores

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Brew pubs

​(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

(87)   If located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus, retail/office uses are allowed if accessory and directly related to priority public or community uses. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Clinic, medical

​87 - If located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus, retail/office uses are allowed if accessory and directly related to priority public or community uses. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Conference center

​(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Custom art and craft stores

​(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

(87)   If located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus, retail/office uses are allowed if accessory and directly related to priority public or community uses. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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.​
​(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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.

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Engineering and construction offices

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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.

72 - Must be accessory to an immediate primary use.

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Equipment rentals

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Farm and garden equipment and sales

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Financial, banking, mortgage and title institutions

​(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

(87)   If located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus, retail/office uses are allowed if accessory and directly related to priority public or community uses. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Fitness center

​General office and management services – less than 4,000 s.f.

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

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​General office and management services – 10,000 s.f. or greater

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​General retail merchandise stores – less than 4,000 s.f.

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

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​General retail merchandise stores – 10,000 to 15,000 s.f.

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​General retail merchandise stores – 15,001 to 24,999 s.f.

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Laundromats and laundry services

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Nursery, retail

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Nursery, wholesale

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Off-street private parking facilities

​Personal services – skin care, massage, manicures, hairdresser/barber

66 - Personal service businesses in the RCO are limited to four chairs and are intended for local use only. 

87 - If located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus, retail/office uses are allowed if accessory and directly related to priority public or community uses. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Pet shop – retail and grooming

​84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Restaurants

​(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Restaurants, high-turnover

33 - Must be located and designed to serve adjacent area.

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Tourism facilities, including outfitter and guide facilities

​Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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.

​​(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Movie/performance theaters, indoor

​​​(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Museum, galleries, aquarium, historic or cultural exhibits

​67 - No aquariums are allowed in the RCO zone. Galleries, museums, historic and cultural exhibits should be geared toward the character of the rural area, rural history, or a rural lifestyle.

​​(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Air pilot training schools

84.    Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Forestry

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)


   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).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Caretaker’s dwelling

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Convalescent home or congregate care facility

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

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

​​​(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Dwelling, single-family attached

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Residential care facility

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Automobile, recreational vehicle or boat sales

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​General retail merchandise stores – 25,000 s.f. or greater

​62 - General retail merchandise stores greater than one hundred twenty-five thousand square feet in size are prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards). Additional square footage may be allowed for projects greater than twenty-five acres in size.

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Lumber and bulky building material sales

​42 - All business, service repair, processing, storage, or merchandise display on property abutting or across the street from a lot in any residential zone shall be conducted wholly within an enclosed building unless screened from the residential zone by a sight-obscuring fence or wall.

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Mobile home sales

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Restaurants

​85 - Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Recreational vehicle rental

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Tourism facilities, including seaplane and tour boat terminals

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Transportation terminals

​​​(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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.

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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.

85 - Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Golf courses

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Marinas

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Movie/performance theaters, indoor

​85 - Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Movie/performance theaters, outdoor

​Recreational facilities, private

​Recreational facilities, public

​INSTITUTIONAL USES

​Footnotes

​Government/public structures

​Hospital

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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.

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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

​Boat yard

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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.

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Storage, self-service

​​61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)


   Use Table - Hearing Examiner Conditional Use Permit (C)

​RESIDENTIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Dwelling, multifamily
(85)    Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS USES

​Footnotes

​Adult entertainment

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

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Brew pubs

85 - Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

87 - If located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus, retail/office uses are allowed if accessory and directly related to priority public or community uses. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Conference center

85 - Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Custom art and craft stores

​85 - Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

87 - If located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus, retail/office uses are allowed if accessory and directly related to priority public or community uses. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​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.
 
85 - Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Drinking establishments

​87 - If located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus, retail/office uses are allowed if accessory and directly related to priority public or community uses. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Financial, banking, mortgage and title institutions

85 - Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

87 - If located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus, retail/office uses are allowed if accessory and directly related to priority public or community uses. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Kennels or pet day cares

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

​61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Off-street private parking facilities

85 - Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Transportation terminals

85 - Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​RECREATIONAL/CULTURAL USES

​Footnotes

​Museum, galleries, aquarium, historic or cultural exhibits

67 - No aquariums are allowed in the RCO zone. Galleries, museums, historic and cultural exhibits should be geared toward the character of the rural area, rural history, or a rural lifestyle.

85 - Use requires an administrative conditional use permit (ACUP) or hearing examiner conditional use permit (C) if located on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Race track, major

​​61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Zoo

​​61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​INDUSTRIAL USES

​Footnotes

​Assembly and packaging operations

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Food production, brewery or distillery

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Fuel distributors

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Helicopter pads

13 - Heliports for the purpose of medical emergency facilities may be permitted in certain zones subject to a conditional use permit. All private landing strips, runways, and heliports shall be so designed and oriented that the incidences of aircraft passing directly over dwellings during their landing or taking off patterns are minimized. They shall be located so that traffic shall not constitute a nuisance to neighboring uses. The proponents shall show that adequate controls or measures will be taken to prevent offensive noise, vibrations, dust, or bright lights.

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Manufacturing and fabrication, light

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​Storage, indoor

61 - Use prohibited in the Waaga Way Town Center area (see the Silverdale Design Standards).

84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

​RESOURCE LAND USES

​Footnotes

​Aquaculture practices

​84 - Use prohibited on the Central Kitsap Community Campus. (See the Silverdale Design Standards.)

 

  Density, Dimensions and Design (Setbacks)

Density and Dimensions table
(5) - The Design Standards for the Community of Kingston sets forth policies and regulations for properties within the downtown area of Kingston. All development within this area must be consistent with these standards. A copy of the Design Standards for the Community of Kingston may be referred to on the Kitsap County web page or at the department of community development front counter. 
(33) – Except for the height and density requirements reflected in Section 17.420.058, Silverdale regional center and design district density and dimension table, all development within the Silverdale design district boundaries must be consistent with the Silverdale Design Standards.

​Old Town

Bucklin Hill Center

Clear Creek Village

Kitsap Mall Center

West Hill

Northeast Business

​Waterfront

Min. density (du/acre)

10

10

10

10

UH: 19

RC: 10

10

10

(57) Mixed use projects are not required to meet the minimum density requirements.
​Old Town

Bucklin Hill Center

Clear Creek Village

Kitsap Mall Center

West Hill

Northeast Business

Waterfront

Max. density (du/acre)

30/60

30/60

30/60

30/60

UH: 30/60

RC: 30/60

30/60

30/60

56.    Height and density may be increased through Chapter 17.450, Performance Based Development, or if a project qualifies as mixed use development and meets modification or waiver request criteria as identified in Section 17.420.035, Additional mixed use development standards​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Old Town

Bucklin Hill Center

Clear Creek Village

Kitsap Mall Center

West Hill

Northeast Business

​Waterfront

Min. height (feet)

NA

35 ft fronting Silverdale Way

35 ft fronting Silverdale Way

35 ft fronting Silverdale Way

35 ft fronting Silverdale Way

35 ft

NA

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Old Town

​Bucklin Hill Center​Clear Creek Village​Kitsap Mall Center​West Hill​Northeast Business​Waterfront

Max. height (feet)

35/45 ft

55 ft/85 ft

55 ft/85 ft

55 ft/85 ft

UH: 55 ft/85 ft

RC: 55 ft/85 ft

65 ft/125 ft

55 ft/85 ft

33.    Except for the height and density requirements reflected in Section 17.420.058, Silverdale regional center and design district density and dimension table, all development within the Silverdale design district boundaries must be consistent with the Silverdale Design Standards. ​ ​ ​
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.
56.    Height and density may be increased through Chapter 17.450, Performance Based Development, or if a project qualifies as mixed use development and meets modification or waiver request criteria as identified in Section 17.420.035, Additional mixed use development standards.
Old Town​Bucklin Hill CenterClear Creek VillageKitsap Mall Center​West HillNortheast Business​Waterfront

Max. impervious surface coverage

85%

85%

85%

85%

UH: 85%

RC: NA

85%

85%

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Old TownBucklin Hill CenterClear Creek VillageKitsap Mall CenterWest HillNortheast BusinessWaterfront

Max. lot coverage

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

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.
Old TownBucklin Hill CenterClear Creek VillageKitsap Mall CenterWest HillNortheast BusinessWaterfront

Min. front (feet)

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

UH: 20 ft

RC: 20 ft

20 ft

20 ft

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Old TownBucklin Hill CenterClear Creek VillageKitsap Mall CenterWest HillNortheast BusinessWaterfront

Max. front (feet)

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Old TownBucklin Hill CenterClear Creek VillageKitsap Mall CenterWest HillNortheast BusinessWaterfront

Side (feet)

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

UH: 5 ft

RC: 10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

​​(​29)  One-hundred-foot setback required for single-family buildings abutting FRL or RW zones.

(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.

(46) A front porch and associated steps shall meet a minimum five-foot setback from the front property line and the following requirements:
a.    Porches shall be at least forty percent open on each of two sides.
b.    Porches shall be a minimum of four feet by six feet. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
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Old TownBucklin Hill CenterClear Creek VillageKitsap Mall CenterWest HillNortheast BusinessWaterfront

Rear (feet)

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

UH: 5 ft

RC: 10 ft

10 ft

10 ft

(​​29)  One-hundred-foot setback required for single-family buildings abutting FRL or RW zones.
(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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