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.
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)
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.
Accessory use or structure
Adult family home
Dwelling, single-family attached
Non-motorized recreation rentals
Custom art and craft stores
Engineering and construction offices
Financial, banking, mortgage and title institutions
General office and management services – less than 4,000 s.f.
General retail merchandise stores – less than 4,000 s.f.
Laundromats and laundry services
Personal services – skin care, massage, manicures, hairdresser/barber
Tourism facilities, including outfitter and guide facilities
Accessory use or structure
Movie/performance theaters, indoor
Museum, galleries, aquarium, historic or cultural exhibits
Parks and open space
Air pilot training schools
Adult family home
Bed and breakfast house or vacation rental
Convalescent home or congregate care facility
Cottage housing developments
Day-care center, family
General office and management services – 4,000
to 9,999 s.f.
General office and management services – 10,000
s.f. or greater
General retail merchandise stores – 4,000 to
Off-street private parking facilities
Pet shop – retail and grooming
Veterinary clinics/animal hospitals
Carnival or circus
Club, civic or social
Movie/performance theaters, outdoor
Recreational facilities, private
Recreational facilities, public
Public facilities and electric power and natural
gas utility facilities, substations, ferry terminals, and commuter
General retail merchandise stores – 10,000 to
General retail merchandise stores
Places of worship
Private or public schools
Assembly and packaging operations
Manufacturing and fabrication, light
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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