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.
Board briefing to review work plan
Port Blakely Conference Room 3rd Floor - County Administration Building619 Division StreetPort Orchard, WA 98366
Planning Commission briefing to review work plan
Commissioner Chambers3rd floor, County Administration Building619 Division StreetPort Orchard, WA 98366
Board briefing to review survey & final outreach plan
Planning Commissioner Work Study to develop initial draft
Results of recent survey
Comparison of Land Uses by Jurisdiction
Kitsap County Zone Purpose Statements
Preliminary Discussion Draft - Residential Zones
Board briefing to review the initial draft proposal
Attachement A - Recent Customer Survey Results
Attachment B - County-Wide Survey Results
Board briefing to review Planning Commission draft
Planning Commission Work Study to develop initial draft
Board briefing to review Department recommendation
Planning Commission work study to review final draft proposal
Planning Commission open house & public hearing
Planning Commission deliberations & tentative recommendation
Board briefing to provide update on Planning Commission public hearing
Planning Commission adoption of Findings of Fact
Board work study to review final draft Ordinance
Board open house & public hearing
Board work study to review public comment
Board deliberations & tentative adoption
614 Division Street - MS36Port Orchard, WA 98366
619 Division StreetPort Orchard, Washington