Zoning Use Table Update - Project Announcement

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Kitsap County

Zone Use Table

Zoning Use Table Update Project Announcement
Board of County Commissioners public comment period opening

The Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners (Board) is reviewing the Zoning Use Table Update ordinance.  The Department of Community Development (Department) released the ordinance for public review on January 12, 2022, which is available on the project website.  The Board held a work study session today, January 19, 2022, to review the ordinance and a change matrix which includes recommendations from the Planning Commission and Department of Community Development. 

The Department is facilitating a virtual open house with a question and answer session tomorrow, January 20, 2022.

For meeting information please view the instruction sheet here

A written comment period will open on January 24, 2022.

Next Steps

The next steps outlined below provide dates for virtual open house events, official public comment period, and Board of County Commissioner meetings.  

  • January 19, Board of County Commissioners Work Study
  • January 20, Online Open House
  • January 24, start of written comment period
  • January 26, Board of County Commissioners Work Study
  • February 7, Online Open House
  • February 14, Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing
  • March 9, Board of County Commissioners Deliberations
  • March 14, Board of County Commissioners Deliberations
  • March 28, Board of County Commissioners Deliberations/Adoption
  • +90 days, Ordinance Effective Date

Visit the project website at https://tinyurl.com/ZoningUseTableUpdate 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.