Zoning Use Table Update - Important Date Reminders

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Kitsap County

Zone Use Table

Zoning Use Table Update Project Announcement
Planning Commission recommendation and Board public process schedule

The Kitsap County Planning Commission made a recommendation to approve the proposed draft ordinance with revisions. This recommendation followed a public comment period including a public hearing to consider testimony. Several deliberations meetings were held in October and November. 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.

To find information about, and listen to, the Planning Commission meetings please visit the Planning Commission website.

Next Steps
The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will hold a briefing on December 13, 2021, to discuss the draft ordinance, Planning Commission recommendation, and public process moving forward.

This includes:

· Board of County Commissioners Work-Study sessions in mid to late January 2022

· Board of County Commissioners written public comment period anticipated to begin January 24, 2022

· Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing in mid-February 2022

· Board of County Commissioners Adoption in late March 2022

· Proposed effective date end of June 2022

Visit the project website to access upcoming meeting information and materials.

What is the Goal of this Update?

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 applicants and permit reviewers.

Learn more about the Zoning Use Table Update

To learn more about the Zoning Use Table Update and upcoming public participation opportunities, please visit the project website.

Request a Consultation

In addition to upcoming briefings, public hearing and next steps noted above, consultations are offered upon request to interested community groups, department advisory groups, local associations, minority and low-income community organizations, groups of young Kitsap County residents, property owners, environmental interest groups, and any other group that wishes to know more.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation please contact County staff by email at mshumake@co.kitsap.wa.us or by phone at (360) 337-5777.

For More Information

Please click here to visit the Zoning Use Tables Update Project website.
You may also contact Kitsap 1 at (360) 337-5777
and via email at help@kitsap1.com.