COUNTY KICKS OFF COMP PLAN UPDATE, ASKS FOR PUBLIC INPUT
1 Jun 2022
Kitsap County, Comp Plan, Land Use, Property, Development
Kitsap County wants to hear from you as it prepares for it's 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update
To better establish direction for future land use, environmental standards, housing, transportation and services, Kitsap County wants to hear from you as it prepares for it's 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update.
Submit your ideas and proposals to code amendments between June 6 and Aug. 18. Proposals will be reviewed for potential inclusion by Dec. 31, 2024.
View the County's Comp Plan Storyboard
What is the Comprehensive Plan
A Comprehensive Plan (plan) is a 20-year blueprint for local policy, planning and capital facility investment. This plan is used as a guide for local governments through the establishment of vision statements, goals, objectives, policies, and implementing actions. This framework is intended to guide the day-to-day decisions of elected officials and local government staff.
The Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA), 36.70A Revised Code of Washington (RCW) requires Kitsap County to enact a comprehensive plan for unincorporated Kitsap County. The GMA requires the Comprehensive Plan to include mandatory elements while other optional elements may be included based on local circumstances. The cities located within Kitsap County such as Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Bremerton and Port Orchard also develop their own comprehensive plans for their incorporated municipalities. These local comprehensive plans are guided by GMA, applicable multi-county planning policies established by the Regional Planning for a Sustainable Future | Puget Sound Regional Council (psrc.org), and countywide planning policies such as those developed by the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council - Land Use Planning (KRCC).