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.
The urban cluster residential zone is intended to apply to areas that are characterized by large contiguous ownership parcels capable of development as a single, unified project. Clustering of appropriate residential densities in areas most suitable for such development, while simultaneously providing a high level of protection for wetlands, streams, critical aquifer recharge areas and wildlife habitat areas, is encouraged. Flexibility related to site planning and affordable housing through innovative design is also encouraged, as the exact locations of uses should be based on the location of critical areas, transportation corridors, community needs and market conditions.
At the same time, the UCR zone should foster a development pattern that results in the design and construction of an interconnected system of pedestrian and bicycle trails and facilities linking residential neighborhoods with open spaces, recreational areas, transportation corridors and retail and employment opportunities, both within and outside the zone.
(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)
A. All development shall comply with the standards in the Kitsap County storm water management ordinance, Title 12, and the Kitsap County critical areas ordinance, Title 19, as they now exist or are later amended, as well as all SEPA mitigation requirements.
B. For multifamily development, see Chapter 17.470, Multifamily Development – Design Criteria.
Urban Low-Density Residential
Urban Cluster Residential
5 dwelling units/acre
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.
(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.
(101) Transitory accommodations allowed only pursuant to Chapter 17.505.
Accessory dwelling units
Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
Accessory living quarters
(1) Where applicable subject to Section 17.410.060, Provisions applying to special uses.
Accessory use or structure
Adult family home
Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental
Cottage housing developments
Dwelling, single-family attached
Dwelling, single-family detached (includes
Residential care facility
Day-care center, family
Temporary offices and model homes
Parks and open space
Recreational facilities, public
Convalescent home or congregate care facility
Recreational facilities, private
Nonmotorized recreation rentals
Club, civic or social
Public facilities and electric power and natural
gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter
General office and management services – less
than 4,000 s.f.
General retail merchandise stores – less than
Laundromats and laundry services
Personal services – skin care, massage,
Places of worship
Private or public schools
Cemeteries, mortuaries, and crematoriums
17.420.056 Density and Dimensions table
10 for single-family, duplex and townhouse;
for multifamily when abutting a single family, duplex or townhouse on the same side of the street, otherwise NA
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