Development Projects


 Our Goal Is To Keep You Informed

In service to our community members and stakeholders, DCD recently launched this webpage to provide information on current Kitsap County land use and development project applications. While not every Kitsap County development project application will appear here, those with a high degree of community interest and those involving a large number of residents will be listed. Thank you for your patience as we build content on this new page and feature additional development projects.

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DCD's Role

Charged with ensuring adherence to Kitsap County Code while staying in accord with the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan, DCD is responsible for the review and issuance of permits. We are equally concerned with balancing public interests with permit issuance, as we work hard to ensure residents are informed and given opportunity to be engaged in these processes.  

Community Members

If you are a Kitsap County community member living in a proposed project development area, and if the project requires, you will be notified by DCD when a new project is pending in your neighborhood. Project applications that do not comply with code requirements are not approved. After stingent review and evaluation, projects that are approvable by Kitsap County Code, will be permitted. 

Residents can utilize the project's "Comment Period" or when applicable, the project's "Public Hearing" as avenues to add their voice to the review process. Within these formats, residents are encouraged to identify any concerns and to request reasonable conditions be required in conjunction with the approval of the project. 

Who Do I Talk To?

We invite you to visit this webpage to stay apprised of updates. Additionally, DCD designates a project planner as the primary contact for each development project. We have knowledegable, caring experts ready to answer your questions and to offer assistance. Please note the respective project's assigned planner, and contact that individual via the contact information provided.

If a project of interest is not listed here, please call Kitsap 1 at 360-337-5777, or email and ask to be connected to the lead planner.

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Current Development Projects
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ELDORADO PRELIMINARY PLAT - Permit Number 20-01380
Also Known As: Blue Fern Mentor Development

Applicant's Project Narrative and DCD Code-based Narrative: 

Eldorado is a single-family subdivision, creating 500 single family homes over 93.31 acres. Access to the site is available from Eldorado Blve. The creation of the plat will include 6 access points onto Eldorado Blvd. Click To Read More

The DCD Development Process
(Prior To Construction)

Access a description generated by Kitsap County Code (KCC), describing the process that a development, such as Eldorado Plat/Blue Fern, will go through prior to construction commencing onsite. Click to View

Applicant/Principle Authorized Agent Owner:  

Applicant: Ben Paulus, Chief Executive Officer
Blue Fern Development, 425-629-3854,

Principle Authorized Agent: Holli Heavrin, P.E. Associate Engineering Technology Manager
Core Design Inc., O 425.885.7877, M 206.697.9474,

Blue Fern-Sponsored Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Scheduled. Click here for information.

Public Comment Submittal & DCD Planner Contact Information:

Please email comments concerning Eldorado Plat to the planner email listed below. These comments will be received by the planner and included in the public record for this project. 

If your email message to the planner is a "comment submittal" for the project, please type the words, "Public Comment Submittal for Eldorado Plat," in the subject line of your email.          

Kitsap County DCD Planner:  Jeff Smith, 
Phone: (360) 337-5777
Mailing Address: 614 Division Street, MS-36, Port Orchard, WA 98366 

Frequently Asked Questions Click to View:  FAQs 

Document Submittals: Please see below links that provide access to documents provided by the applicant. Note that the documents submitted have not yet been reviewed for accuracy. Click below to view. 

Smart Gov. Portal (SGP)
   (Submittal Documents located at the bottom of the SGP page)
Technical Review Comment Letter 7.22.2020

Review and Public Hearing ProcessClick to View  

Public Notices: Click Below to View 

    Notice of Application/NOA

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA): Click To View 

DCD - Your Partner in Building Safe, Resilient, & Sustainable 
Kitsap County Communities!
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Contact Us

Phone:  360) 337-5777

Mailing Address

614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Office Location 

619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington

Resource Links:

Kitsap County Code Updates

Current Kitsap County Code

Puget Sound Regional Council

Washington State Growth Management Act

Land Capacity Analysis

Sub-Area and Community Plans

Community Development Maps

Director's Code Interpretations


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DCD Enters Phase 2. 

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