Silverdale Design District - Kitsap Mall Center

​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 districts.
 

Typically projects are designed from the requirements of Kitsap County Code, Title 17 Zoning (Title 17.420.050) however since your parcel falls within one of Kitsap County’s design districts you will also need to follow the standards shown below.  If there is a conflict in requirements the more restrictive will apply.

Kitsap Mall is a regional shopping center with an enclosed pedestrian concourse and significant open space in the form of surface parking lots adjacent to the mall. The center borders the west edge of Silverdale Way for approximately 1,200 feet, presenting an opportunity for future building and landscape design that can relate directly to Silverdale Way and Clear Creek Village.

Kitsap Mall Center will continue to be a regional shopping center with expanded functions to include office, retail, residential and a transit hub. Kitsap Mall itself will expand as a mixed-use center, connecting its pedestrian concourse with Silverdale Way, Kitsap Mall Boulevard, and Randall Way NW at a minimum. Infill development will relate building activities and orientation to both the expanded interior/exterior pedestrian concourse and to Silverdale Way. The southern and eastern portions of the mall site will contain landscaping and pedestrian features that physically and visually connect the mall to Silverdale Way and the greater downtown Silverdale area to the south and southeast, providing significant private/public community gathering places.

Kitsap Mall Design Standards


Kitsap Mall Area Map​

1.3 Standards & Guidelines
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.
Mandatory vs. Interpretive Standards/Guidelines

Mandatory refers to the obligatory application of design guidelines and are commonly referred to as standards. The words "will," "must," and "shall" indicate a mandatory standard.

Interpretive refers to a translation of a design intent, where a variety of conceptualizations is possible and may require more flexibility in implementation. Words such as "could," "can," and "should" indicate a preference, but not a requirement.

   17.420.058 Design district density and dimension table

Minimum density (du/ac)

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57.    Mixed use projects are not required to meet the minimum density requirements ​
Maximum density (du/ac)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. ​
Minimum height (feet)35 feet fronting Silverdale Way
Maximum height (feet)55 feet/85 feet
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.
Maximum impervious surface coverage85%
Maximum lot coverageNA

   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 feet
Maximum front (feet)NA
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. ​
Side (feet)10 feet
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.
Rear (feet)10 feet
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.