Kitsap County needs your help to streamline the
requirements for what can be built in your neighborhood and the process to
obtain approval to build.
Do you want to see a coffee shop or grocery store in
What about a factory or tavern next door to your home?Some
things are compatible, some are not.
We want to understand where you feel
housing, businesses, and services should be built across the county.
Your feedback will help the Department of
Community Development draft proposed changes for further review later this
Modernize and streamline the requirements for what can be built in in your neighborhood and across Kitsap County.
Reduce the level of permit review, where appropriate.
Remove barriers to investment.
Reduce surprises during the permit review process and clarify development standards.
Ensure consistency and predictability across sections of the Kitsap County Code.
This project will NOT include updates to site design and development standards. For example, setbacks, density allowances, building height, and parking standards
A survey will bedistributed to guide the development of an initial draft proposal.
Project kick-off presentations will occur with interested parties.
The Department will develop an initial draft proposal based on the results of the county-wide survey results.
The Department will facilitate three (3) work study sessions with the County's Hearing Examiner and Planning Commission to refine the initial draft proposal.
The Department will host community workshops to further refine the initial draft developed by the Department & Planning Commission.
Department will prepare a staff report, recommendation, and conduct the State
Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review based on the final draft proposal
developed by the Department, Planning Commission, and community.
The Planning Commission will host an open house and hold a public hearing to accept public comment and make a recommendation to the Department.
The Board will host an open house and hold a public hearing to accept public comment and make the final decision to adopt, deny, or defer the final draft proposal.
May 13, 2019
Board briefing to review work plan
Port Blakely Conference Room 3rd Floor - County Administration Building619 Division StreetPort Orchard, WA 98366
May 21, 2019
Planning Commission briefing to review work plan
Commissioner Chambers3rd floor, County Administration Building619 Division StreetPort Orchard, WA 98366
June 3, 2019
Board briefing to review survey & final outreach plan
July 15, 2019
Board briefing to review the initial draft proposal
August 26, 2019
Board briefing to review Planning Commission draft
September 25, 2019
Board briefing to review final draft proposal
October 14, 2019
Board briefing to review Department recommendation
October 15, 2019
Planning Commission work study to review final draft proposal
November 19, 2019
Planning Commission open house & public hearing
December 3, 2019
Planning Commission deliberations & tentative recommendation
December 16, 2019
Board briefing to provide update on Planning Commission public hearing
December 17, 2019
Planning Commission adoption of Findings of Fact
January 22, 2020
Board work study to review final draft Ordinance
January 27, 2020
Board open house & public hearing
February 12, 2020
Board work study to review public comment
February 24, 2020
Board deliberations & tentative adoption
614 Division Street - MS36Port Orchard, WA 98366
619 Division StreetPort Orchard, Washington