Zoning Use Table Update


The Kitsap County Department of Community Development is updating its zoning allowed use tables found in Kitsap County Code Title 17 'Zoning', Chapter 17.410. The primary goal of the Zoning Use Table Update is to reduce barriers to investment in Urban Growth Areas (UGA), Limited Areas of More Intense Rural Development (LAMIRD), and the rural commercial and rural industrial zones.

Current Project Documents

Ordinance

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    Project Timeline

The following is a general timeline to outline when outreach activities are anticipated throughout the process.  Please view Meeting Dates and Materials for more detailed information.


    Background and Overview

The Kitsap County Department of Community Development (Department) is updating its zoning allowed use tables found in Kitsap County Code Title 17 'Zoning', Chapter 17.410. The primary goal of the Zoning Use Table Update is to reduce barriers to investment in Urban Growth Areas (UGA), Limited Areas of More Intense Rural Development (LAMIRD), and the rural commercial and rural industrial zones.  The project will address: 

Housing Equity and Diversity.   The project will encourage a wide array of housing product types within the various urban and LAMIRD zones, including addressing gaps in the land use categories and definitions.

Economic Development.  The project will encourage economic development by:

Scaling land uses to streamline the level of permit review required.

Adding new land uses based on projects submitted to the Department and a comparison of other jurisdictions.

Making the Code Easier to Use.  Finally, the project will improve predictability and ease of use for applications and permit reviewers.

From June 2019 to March 2020, the Department conducted initial public outreach and received feedback to help inform the approach. These outreach methods included distributed surveys, presentations to organizations, two open houses, and two workshop events to develop a preliminary draft of proposed amendments.  From March 2020 to October 2020, the Department then reviewed the preliminary draft with the Planning Commission and interested parties, including the Tribes and Cities, to obtain additional feedback. The project was postponed in October 2020 to allow the Department to focus on two state-mandated projects due June 30, 2021, and "carve" out recent Port Gamble development code amendments adopted in April 2020.  This early outreach and public participation led to the development of a formal Department recommendation on proposed draft amendments. These formal draft amendments will be the basis of formal public comments, review, and consideration with the Kitsap County Planning Commission and Kitsap County Board of Commissioners.

The Department formally released the public draft and staff report on July 30, 2021.  The Kitsap County Planning Commission made a recommendation to approve the proposed draft ordinance with revisions in November 2021. This recommendation followed a public comment period including a public hearing to consider testimony. Several deliberations meetings were held in October and November 2021. The Planning Commission recommendation and Findings of Fact includes a change matrix (starting on page 199), to capture recommended changes to the draft ordinance published on July 30, 2021.

    Meeting Dates and Materials


​Date
​Purpose
​Location
​Materials
​February 7, 2022
​​Virtual meeting with question and answers
​Virtual
​​Meeting information and instruction sheet
​January 26, 2022
​​Board of County Commissioner Work Study

​​Hybrid
Executive Summary
Ordinance
​January 20, 2022
​Virtual meeting with question and answers
​Virtual
Meeting information and instruction sheet
​January 19, 2022
​Board of County Commissioner Work Study
​Hybrid
Executive Summary
Ordinance
​December 21, 2021
​Planning Commission Findings of Fact Scrivener's Error Correction
​Hybrid
Findings of Fact Corrected Change Matrix
Findings of Fact
​December 13, 2021
​Board of County
Commissioner briefing
​Virtual
Executive Summary
​November 22, 2021
​​Board of County Commissioner briefing
​​Virtual
Executive Summary
​November 16, 2021
​Planning Commissioner
Deliberation
​Virtual
Executive Summary
​November 9, 2021
​Planning Commissioner Special Meeting to Continue Deliberations
​Virtual
Agenda
​October 26, 2021
(Continued from 10/19/2021 due to technical difficulty)
​Planning Commissioner
Deliberation Session #2
​Virtual
​Executive Summary

Zoning Use Table Outreach Summary
​October 19, 2021
​Planning Commissioner Deliberation Session #2
​Virtual
​Public Response Comment Matrix
Part 2

​October 6, 2021
​Board of County Commissioner briefing

Project status update
​Virtual
​October 5, 2021
​Planning Commissioner Deliberation Session #1
​Virtual
Executive Summary

Public Response Comment Matrix
Part 1


Written Comment Guide(38mb)
​September 21, 2021
Planning Commission Public Hearing
​Virtual
Executive Summary

Attachments
​September 16, 2021
​Virtual meeting with questions/answers
​Virtual
​Meeting information and instruction sheet
​September 7, 2021
​Planning Commission work study
​Virtual
​Executive Summary

Presentation
​August 19, 2021
Virtual meeting with questions/answers
​Virtual
Meeting information and instruction sheet
​August 17, 2021
​Planning Commission work study
​Virtual
​Executive Summary
​August 16, 2021
​Board of County Commissioner briefing
​Virtual Meeting

​August 11, 2021
​Kingston Citizens Advisory Council
​Virtual Meeting
Presentation
​August 3, 2021
​Planning Commission briefing
​Virtual Meeting
Executive Summary
​July 26, 2021

​Board of County Commissioner briefing

Project status update 

​Virtual Meeting

​July 7, 2021
Central Kitsap Community Council
​Virtual Meeting
CKCC Meeting Minutes
​July 6, 2021
Manchester Citizen Advisory Committee
​Virtual Meeting
MCAC Meeting Minutes
​July 1, 2021
​Suquamish Citizen Advisory Committee
​Virtual Meeting
SCAC Meeting Minutes
​June 21, 2021
​Board of County Commissioners briefing

​Virtual Meeting
Executive Summary
​June 15, 2021
​Planning Commissioner briefing
​Virtual Meeting
Agenda

Public Participation Plan
​May 10, 2021​Board of County Commissioner briefing​​Virtual Meeting

​Executive Summary

Public Participation Plan

​May 4, 2021 ​Planning Commission briefing​Virtual Meeting

​Executive Summary

Public Participation Plan

​January 25, 2021
Board of County Commissioner breifing

Review project status
​Virtual Meeting

​August 18, 2020

​Planning Commission Work Study Session #6

Review:

  • Additional Regulations
  • Staff Report & Ordinance
​Virtual MeetingExecutive Summary

Special Provisions Resource Guide

Footnote Relocation Guide
​June 16, 2020
​Planning Commission Work Study Session #5

Review: Allowed Use Tables, Definitions, and Additional Regulations

Executive Summary

Resource Guide - Proposed Changes: Uses

Resource Guide - Proposed Changes: Definitions

(Recorded meeting available on the Planning Commission webpage)
​June 2, 2020
​Planning Commission Work Study Session #4

Presentation: Allowed Use Tables
​Commissioner Chambers
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Materials
(Planning Commission site)

Link to Planning Commission Presentation
​April 21, 2020
​Planning Commission Work Study Session #3
 
Review: Process strategy and new timeline

​​Commissioner Chambers
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Materials
(Planning Commission site)

​March 17, 2020

Planning Commission Study Session #2 

Department
Recommended Proposal Review:

RESIDENTIAL USES


​Commissioner Chambers
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Materials
(Planning Commission site)

​March 3, 2020
​Planning Commission Study Session #1

Project status update and strategy to review Department Recommended Proposal

Materials
(Planning Commission site)
​November 14, 2019
​Open House
​Kitsap County 
Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366

​November 4, 2019
​Open House
​Kitsap Regional Library
Community Room
700 NE Lincoln Road
Poulsbo, WA 98370

​October 14, 2019
​Board briefing to review project status and outreach plan
​Port Blakely Conference Room
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Zoning Use Table Update Executive Summary
​September 25, 2019
​Board briefing to review project status
​​Port Blakely Conference Room
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366

​September 24, 2019
​Planning Commission Work-Study to develop the initial draft
​​Commissioner Chambers
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Zoning Use Table Update Executive Summary
​September 17, 2019
​Board briefing to review Planning Commission draft
​Port Blakely Conference Room
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Agenda Packet
​August 20, 2019
​Planning Commission
Work-Study to develop the initial draft
​Commissioner Chambers
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Agenda Packet
​August 19, 2019
​Board briefing to review the initial draft proposal
​Port Blakely Conference Room
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Executive Summary

Attachment A - Recent Customer Survey Results

Attachment B - County-Wide Survey Results


​July 30, 2019
​Planning Commission
Work-Study to develop the initial draft
​Commissioner Chambers
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Results of recent survey

Comparison of Land Uses by Jurisdiction

Kitsap County Zone Purpose Statements

Footnote Analysis

Preliminary Discussion Draft - Residential Zones


​June 3, 2019
​Board briefing to review survey & final outreach plan
​Port Blakely Conference Room
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Agenda Packet
​May 21, 2019
​Planning Commission briefing to review work plan
​Commissioner Chambers
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Agenda Packet
​May 13, 2019
​Board briefing to review work plan
​Port Blakely Conference Room
Kitsap County Administration Building
619 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Agenda Packet



    Past Documents

Staff Report

Attachments

A. Proposed Code Changes

1. First Draft Ordinance (not current)

B. Maps

1. Kitsap County Zoning Map - Countywide

C. State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

1. SEPA Determination

2. SEPA Checklist

D. Supplemental Materials

1. Scope of Amendments Matrix

2. Zone Purpose Statements

3. Preliminary Feedback

4. Detailed Changes: Definitions

5. Detailed Changes: Allowed Use Table

6. Detailed Changes: Footnote Re-location Guide

7. Public Participation Plan

8. Public Comment Matrix Part 1

   Public Comment Matrix Part 2

9. Findings of Fact (Exhibit 2: Planning Commission Change Matrix starts on pg. 199)

Public Participation Plan

The Public Participation Plan describes how the County will encourage early and continuous public participation throughout the process of reviewing the Zoning Use Table Update.

The Public Participation Plan describes the steps the County will take to provide opportunities for public engagement and public comment. 

Click here to access the Public Participation Plan.



August 18, 2020

Special Provisions Resource Guide

Footnote Relocation Guide
Recording - BKAT

ExistingTitle 17 Zoning 

17.410.050 Footnotes for zoning use table
17.410.060 Provisions applying to special uses





June 16, 2020
Resource Guide - Proposed Changes: Uses
​Resource Guide - Proposed Changes - Definitions
​Recording - BKAT

Existing Title 17 Zoning 

Chapter 17.410 - Allowed Uses

17.410.040 - Zoning use tables 

Existing Title 17 Zoning

Chapter 17.110 - Definitions






CONTACT

Department of Community Development
Planning and Environmental Programs

(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)

MAILING ADDRESS 

614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366


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Land Capacity Analysis

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