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.
This zone is intended to provide for higher densities where a full range of community services and facilities are present or will be present at the time of development. This zone is also intended to create energy-efficient residential areas by allowing common wall construction, as well as to facilitate residential development which utilizes cost-efficient design.
(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)
For multifamily development, see Chapter 17.470, Multifamily Development – Design Criteria.
Urban Medium-Density Residential
Urban Medium Residential
10 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.
30. The Design Standards for the Community of Kingston set 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.
47. As a conditional use, UM and UH zones adjacent to a commercial zone may allow coordinated projects that include commercial uses within their boundaries. Such projects must meet the following conditions:
a. The project must include a combination of UM and/or UH and commercially zoned land;
b. The overall project must meet the density required for the net acreage of the UM or UH zoned land included in the project;
c. All setbacks from other residentially zoned land must be the maximum required by the zones included in the project;
d. Loading areas, dumpsters and other facilities must be located away from adjacent residential zones; and
e. The residential and commercial components of the project must be coordinated to maximize pedestrian connectivity and access to public transit.
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
Dwelling, single-family attached
Dwelling, single-family detached (includes
Residential care facility
Temporary offices and model homes
Accessory use or structure
Parks and open space
Recreational facilities, public
Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental
Cottage housing developments
Nonmotorized recreation rentals
Day-care center, family
Club, civic or social
Convalescent home or congregate care facility
Recreational facilities, private
Places of worship
Private or public schools
Public facilities and electric power and natural
gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter
Cemeteries, mortuaries, and crematoriums
Density and Dimensions table
Maximum density (du/acre)
Minimum lot size
NA for multifamily; 2,400 s.f. for
Maximum lot size
Minimum lot width (feet)
NA for multifamily; 40 for single-family
Minimum lot depth (feet)
NA for multifamily; 60 for single-family
Maximum height (feet)
10 for multifamily; for single-family: 20 for garage or carport, 10 for
5, If on an alley, 10 feet for a garage or carport opening directly onto the alley or 5 feet in all other instances
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