Kitsap County Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review 2020-2021

The Shoreline Master Program (SMP) is a comprehensive plan that guides the development, conservation, and restoration of Kitsap County's shoreline.


The SMP includes goals, policies, and regulations consistent with the Shoreline Management Act of 1971.

The most recent comprehensive review of the SMP was completed in December 2014, after a five year process. Subsequent periodic review of the SMP is required by the State every eight years.

The purpose and scope of the 2020-2021 periodic review is to:

  • Align the SMP with applicable state laws and guidelines in effect at the time of the review;

  • Assure consistency of the SMP with the County's comprehensive plan and development regulations; and

  • Provide non-substantive clarifications to existing code.


Public Participation Plan


Kitsap County strives to engage the community, key partners, and all interested parties early and often throughout the periodic review process. A Public Participation Plan is in development and will be posted soon. 



Periodic Review Timeline: September 2020 – June 2021

PHASE 1: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND INITIATE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

  • Develop Public Participation Plan

  • Complete Consistency Analysis Report

  • Engage with key partners and interested parties

  • Online open house kick-off

PHASE 2: DEVELOP CODE AMENDMENTS


  • ​Draft code amendments

  • Study session with Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners

  • Engage with key partners and interested parties

  • Online open house refresh with draft code amendments

PHASE 3: REVIEW AND ANALYSIS


  • ​​​Joint state/local public hearing with Ecology and Planning Commission

  • Public comment period

  • Engage with key partners and interested parties

  • ​SEPA review

  • Respond to public comments

PHASE 4: ADOPTION


  • ​Submit draft amendments and checklist to Ecology for review

  • Revise documents as needed

  • Board of County Commissioners review and adoption

  • ​ Submit final draft and checklist to Ecology for final determination


Proposed Code Amendments

In development


Share Your Feedback

Public meetings, comment periods, and opportunities for public feedback will be posted here when available.

For questions, contact:

Kirvie Mesebeluu-Yobech

kyobech@co.kitsap.wa.us

360-337-7014

or

Email Kitsap1 at help@kitsap1.com or call 360-337-5777 for further assistance. 





CONTACT

Department of Community Development
Planning and Environmental Programs

(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)

Mail Address

614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Office Location 

619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington

Related Links:

Kitsap County Shoreline Master Program 
Shoreline Environment Designations 





Commissioner District 2 - South Kitsap