Comprehensive Plan Chapters

2024 Kitsap County Comprehensive Plan Update

Kitsap County's Comprehensive Plan includes a 20-year blueprint for local policies, planning and capital facility investment and it is required by Washington State's Growth Management Act (GMA) to be updated periodically. 

This is an opportunity to revise population and employment growth targets with the most up to date data, review existing goals and policies, write new policies that reflect the priorities of communities in unincorporated Kitsap County, and confirm that all federal, state, and local requirements are met.

Achieving the Vision

The Plan identifies a shared vision and sets Guiding Directives, Goals, and Policies.

The elements include Land Use, Environment, Housing, Economic Development, Parks and Recreation, Capital Facilities, Utilities, and Transportation.

Below you can review and comment on the existing Elements of the Plan.
Each Story Map is a chapter of the Plan.

Economic Development Chapter
Environment Chapter


Department of Community Development

Planning and Environmental Programs

(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)


614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Office Location 

619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington


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Current and Past Comprehensive Plans

Home for current and past Comprehensive Plans

2016 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update


Code, Code Updates, and Director's Code Interpretations

​Links to the complete Kitsap County Code, the code update process, and Director's interpretations of the code.

Community Development Maps

Home for all the planning and regulatory maps for Community Development.

Subarea and Community Plans

Subarea plans are a type of long-range planning for a limited geographic area within a community.  Here you will find Subarea plans, Limited Areas of More Intense Rural Development, and Community Plans.

Buildable Land Program and Land Capacity Analysis

The Buildable Lands Report is a "look back' to review consistency between actual and planned densities.  It answers if development is occurring as envisioned by the Comprehensive Plan and if there is sufficient land supply for population and employment growths.

Countywide Planning Policies

Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council - Land Use Planning

Washington State Department of Commerce

Hearings Board

Washington Administration Code

Regional Planning for a Sustainable Future | Puget Sound Regional Council

Growth Management Act