Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process for 2018


Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process for 2018

Kitsap County Department of Community Development

Project Message #6                                                                          October 1, 2018

Comp Plan Public Hearing Corrected Date


The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is now considering the 2018 annual amendments to the Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan and related amendments to the Kitsap County Code before making decisions scheduled in December 2018.  The Kitsap County Planning Commission has completed its review and made recommendations regarding the amendments.  Staff reports regarding these amendments are available for your review.  Written comments will be accepted through 10/31/2018.

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

County sponsored amendments:

  • Downtown Kingston’s Urban Village Center (UVC) zone;
  • George’s Corner Limited Area of More Intensive Rural Development (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

Online Open House:

Public Hearing (October 29th at 5:30 pm)

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to receive oral and written testimony during a public hearing on October 29, 2018 at 5:30 PM 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).

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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 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)

 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)

#5 Planning Commission Consideration (6/28/2018)


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