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.
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.
A. Purpose – Generally. The general purposes of the urban center zones are as follows:
1. To foster a development pattern offering direct, convenient pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular access between residences and businesses, in order to facilitate pedestrian and bicycle travel and reduce the number and length of automobile trips.
2. To provide for a compatible mix of single-family, multifamily housing and neighborhood commercial businesses and services, with an emphasis on promoting multi-story structures with commercial uses generally located on the lower floors and residential housing generally located on upper floors.
3. To promote a compact growth pattern to efficiently use developable land within UGAs, to enable the cost-effective extension of utilities, services and streets, to enable frequent and efficient transit service, and to help sustain neighborhood businesses.
4. To foster the development of mixed use areas that are arranged, scaled and designed to be compatible with surrounding land.
B. Specific Purposes for the Urban Village Center (UVC) Zone. This zone provides for a compatible mix of small-scale commercial uses and mixed-density housing, typically in multi-story buildings. Development within the zone should promote neighborhood identity, by providing a range of commercial retail and service opportunities in close proximity to housing. The UVC zone is intended to encourage flexible land uses, recognizing that the exact configuration of uses must be responsive to community needs and market conditions. Accordingly, commercial and residential uses may be mixed either vertically or horizontally in the UVC zone, though the more common configuration locates commercial uses on the lower floors of multi-story structures, with residential units located above. Residential densities within this zone may not exceed eighteen units per net acre. Development within the UVC zone must occur in a manner that results in the design and construction of an interconnected system of pedestrian and bicycle trails and facilities linking the development in the UVC zone to surrounding residential neighborhoods, open spaces, recreational areas, and transportation corridors.
(Ord. 534 (2016) § 7(5) (App. E) (part), 2016)
The following letters and symbols have the following meanings when they appear in the box at the intersection of the column and the row.
Accessory dwelling unit, attached
17.415.010 Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) located in an Urban Growth Area
17.415.015 Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) located outside an Urban Growth Area.
17.110.740 Veterinary clinic
17.110.763 Wildlife shelter
1. The use is subject to special provisions in Chapter 17.415 ‘Special provisions’ that may change to the level of permit review indicated above. All applicable requirements shall govern a use whether specifically identified in this chapter or not.
Density and Dimensions table
Minimum density (du/acre)
Total gross floor area devoted to nonresidential use in any one structure shall not exceed 25,000 square feet.
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Planning and Environmental Programs
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