The purpose of design standards is to guide the general
character and the look and feel of a designated area, this includes:
structures, landscaping, signage, etc.
Standards are baseline requirements for the design of
development projects. Some guidelines are recommendations that are
intended to further define the desired character of development within the
Typically projects are designed from the requirements of Kitsap
County Code, Title 17 Zoning (Title 17.420.050) if your parcel is within one of Silverdale's design districts you will
also need to follow the standards described in the design guidelines. If there is a
conflict in requirements the more restrictive will apply.
These design guidelines present
and describe overall urban design intent for Silverdale as a compact, diverse,
mixed-use urban center. The guidelines use “unique (special) amenities” of
Silverdale as a foundation for design intent and actions, organized in nine
districts to focus on physical amenities and features specific to each
The Guidelines provide as much
detail as possible by district to guide development that is compatible with
existing development patterns, incorporates unique or special features, or
influences a significant change in those patterns. The methodology is more
complex by intent. It
requires extra effort from all stakeholders to assure the implementation of a
compact pedestrian-friendly and safe downtown.
The Silverdale Design Guidelines are composed primarily of Community Design Guidelines—the larger scale design principles that address overall development patterns, circulation, building configurations as well as mass, bulk, height, landscaping and setbacks and the Standards that implement the Guidelines. They address how districts relate to one another and the entire downtown, pedestrian and vehicular connection and circulation, and overall design composition within each district.
To help you find your design district, click here or on the map below
• Block grid street pattern, 200 feet by 300 feet, two way vehicular movement. • Older one to two story, small-scale commercial and office building types with little or no front yard setbacks. • Dyes Inlet, shoreline, waterfront parks and views of Inlet. • Strawberry Creek and riparian area. • "Silverdale Creek," an underground drainage channel that emerges from a culvert southeast of the Bucklin Hill Road and Bay Shore Drive intersection. • Linder Field. • Older, small-scale residential buildings on small blocks with landscaped front yards. • Older churches and public/semi-public buildings throughout Old Town
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