Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process for 2018


Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process for 2018

Kitsap County Department of Community Development

Project Message #1                                                                          November 27, 2017

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What is the Comprehensive Plan?                                                                                

The Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan describes the 20-year vision for unincorporated Kitsap County and how that vision will be achieved. The plan covers land use, economic development, environment, housing, human services, transportation, capital facilities and utilities, as well as parks and recreation and open space. The Comprehensive Plan is mandated by the Washington State Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A).

How often does the Comprehensive Plan get changed?

Major Comprehensive Plan updates are mandated by the state every 8-years. The last major update of the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2016.  In-between major updates, the County may choose to consider minor amendments to the Comprehensive Plan on an annual basis.  The Board of County Commissioners have opened the annual Comprehensive Plan amendment process for 2018.  Learn more about the annual amendment process for 2018.

Where are we in the annual amendment process for 2018?

We are currently in the first phase of the process, called the scoping phase, which will determine what amendments will be considered in 2018.  The Board of County Commissioners do this through the adoption of a docket resolution for the annual Comprehensive Plan amendment process.  The docket resolution describes what types of amendments will be considered. The Board of County Commissioners intends to adopt the docket resolution by the end of December 2017.

How can I comment?

A public comment period is currently open on the staff recommendation.

Oral and written public testimony may be made during a public hearing scheduled for 5:30 PM on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the Chambers, Kitsap County Administration Building (see office location below).

Written comments submitted in advance of the public hearing are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 10, 2017 and may be submitted:

    Online via computer or mobile device (preferred method)

    By email to

    • By mail (see mailing address below)
    • Dropped off at the Department of Community Development (see office location below)

    View Submitted Comments

    What will happen next?

    The next phase of the annual amendment process, called the development phase, is when most county-sponsored amendments (including alternatives, if appropriate) are developed.  If the docket allows for the submittal of applications from interested parties, they will be accepted during a short application period beginning in January 2018.

    How can I stay informed throughout the process?

    An online open house will be kept current and available throughout the process and notifications will be sent to everyone that subscribe to Comprehensive Plan Announcements.  Subscribe now to ensure you receive future notifications.


    Department of Community Development

    Planning & Environmental Programs

    (360) 337-5777 (Kitsap1)

    Mailing Address

    614 Division Street - MS36
    Port Orchard, WA 98366

    Office Location

    619 Division Street
    Port Orchard, Washington


    Media Contact: Natalie Marshall