Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process for 2018


Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process for 2018

Kitsap County Department of Community Development

Project Message #5                                                                          June 28, 2018

Comp Plan Amendment June Banner


The Kitsap County Planning Commission is now considering annual amendments to the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan and related amendments to the Kitsap County Code.  Staff reports and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determinations regarding these amendments are available for your consideration.  Written comments will be accepted through 8/7/2018.

The Comprehensive Plan influences the future of our communities - you are encouraged to comment!

County sponsored amendments:

  • Downtown Kingston’s UVC zone;
  • George’s Corner LAMIRD;
  • Kitsap County Non-Motorized Facilities Plan;
  • Kitsap County Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Plan;
  • Public facilities and parks mapping;
  •  Affordable housing strategies;
  • Clarifying text and mapping edits

Site-specific designation/zoning applications:

Permit #:             18-00369
Landowner:         Lois I. Richardson
Address:              8297 and 8339 State Highway 303, Bremerton
Parcels:                232501-4-019-2000; 232501-4-064-2004
Proposal:             Expand commercial zone to align with new parcel boundaries

Permit #:             18-00431
Landowner:         Ueland Tree Farm LLC
Address:              None (about 1 mile southwest of Kitsap Lake)
Parcels:                5 parcels, including 242401-4-005-1008
Proposal:             Add Mineral Resource Overlay to Forest Resource Lands

Permit #:             18-00490
Landowner:         Roland Culbertson
Address:              None (Approx. 1,400 feet NW of West Sherman Heights Rd)
Parcels:                292401-4-029-2003; 292401-4-005-2001
Proposal:             Add Mineral Resource Overlay next to existing rock quarry

Permit #:             18-00528
Landowner:          Hanley Property LLC
Address:              1753 Fircrest Drive SE, Port Orchard
Parcels:                312402-1-037-2004; 312402-1-038-2003; 312402-1-039-2002
Proposal:             Change to commercial from residential

Open Houses:

Learn more about the proposed amendments. Your County Commissioner will be attending the open house in your district.

North Kitsap
July 10, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 PM
Village Green Community Center (26159 Dulay Rd NE, Kingston)

South Kitsap
July 11, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 PM
Givens Community Center (1026 Sidney Ave Rm # 115, Port Orchard)

Central Kitsap
July 12, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 PM
Silverdale Water District (5300 NW Newberry Hill Rd #100, Silverdale)

Online Open House:

 Public Hearings (July 17th and 31st at 5:30 PM)

The Kitsap County Planning Commission will hold two public hearings to receive oral and written testimony before making recommendations regarding these amendments.  Both hearings will be in the Commissioner's Chambers on the 3rd Floor of the Kitsap County Administration Building (619 Division St, Port Orchard).

LEARN MORE & ENGAGE!  Visit our Online Open House (or contact staff at 360-377-5777 or for more information about this annual amendment process, find relevant documents to review, and learn how to submit written comments.  Relevant documents can also be viewed at the Department of Community Development Permit Center (619 Division St, Port Orchard).

STAY INFORMED!  If you did not directly receive this message, SUBSCRIBE NOW to ensure you receive future digital notifications regarding the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan.


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 and human services, transportation, capital facilities and utilities as well as parks, 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. 

What is the annual amendment process and timeline?

The amendment process includes four phases:

  • Phase 1 – Scoping (November – December 2018)
  • Phase 2 – Development (January – April 2018)
  • Phase 3 – Analysis (April – June 2018)
  • Phase 4 – Consideration (June – December 2018)

How can I stay informed?

The online open house provides up-to-date information on the process so you can stay current, an archive of the work that has already occurred so you can catch up, and a summary of next steps so you can anticipate when and how to participate.  Email notifications will be sent to everyone that subscribes to Kitsap County’s Comprehensive Plan Update list – SUBSCRIBE NOW to ensure you receive future email notifications. 

STAY INFORMED!  If you did not directly receive this project message, SUBSCRIBE NOW to ensure you receive future email notifications regarding the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan.

 Previous Project Messages

#1 Annual Process Opened (11/27/2017)

#2 Comment Period Extended (12/12/2017)

#3 Docket Adopted/Accepting Applications (1/9/2018)

#4 Final Docket Adopted (4/18/2018)


Peter Best, Planner

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